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Peach & Cream Baby Milk Bath

The Story:

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled picturesHaving a second child was a wrecking ball that showed my husband and I just how fast time had slipped by us. While we had been busy working towards degrees, getting promoted, and chasing prosperity, we forgot to enjoy the little things that made our eldest daughter, Autumn, so special. We realized that we didn’t remember the last time she fell asleep in our arms, or the last time she climbed into our bed in the middle of the night, or just needed to be rocked and sang to. We promised to be more present and to indulge in those tiny, mundane, but irreplaceable moments with our children.

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled picturesPeach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled picturesPeach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled picturesThis session took place on a cold and snowy Saturday morning. My husband and I put aside the chores and errands for a few hours to pamper our littlest, Teagan, with a warm milk bath. Gorgeous early light shone through two large windows, and the peach and cream roses made the bathroom smell heavenly. She immediately relaxed into the water and had a wonderful time splashing and giving me the biggest baby smiles I have ever seen. After the bath, she was wrapped up in a soft blue towel and given a baby massage, a warm bottle, and her favorite stuffed animal. Rubbing her sleepy eyes, she laid her head on my shoulder, sighing contentedly. My husband and I lingered by the crib, singing her to sleep, and rocking her for just a little bit longer…”

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures

Peach and Cream Baby Milk Bath, milk bath pictures, styled pictures 

The Details:

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Artist Biography: Ashley Maynard, of Ashley Maynard Photography, is a portrait photographer located in the center of DC, Maryland, and Northern VA. Ashley loves being able to capture the tiny details that pull a family together and makes them unique.

Location: Fort Washington, Maryland

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  • Hi! I am enamored by this session of your precious girl!! I was wondering if you’d mind sharing how old your baby was when doing these photos ( I would love to try it with my one year old but am worried she may not lay still long enough) and did you put ear plugs in her ears or just go without? How did that go?? Sigghh, these are way too beautiful!!

  • Hi Amber! I’m so sorry I missed your comment! My little one was about 6 months here, and she wasnt really sitting up on her own, and she LOVED laying down in the bath! I made sure to rinse the ears really well afterwards, but did not use earplugs. I’d try to get the older baby used to laying down in a regular bath first, just keep trying it every night till shes comfortable! Sitting up in the bath with the flowers around them is gorgeous as well!

  • Alex

    The session is AMAZING! I love love all the colors and the idea and everything about it. You did a great job!

  • Laigha miller

    What lens did you use for this? So so beautiful

  • Jamie

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

  • Kristen

    How deep is the water? Was an adult with her or was she in the tub alone for some shots? I’m interested in doing a shoot like this with my six month old and can’t figure out the water height!

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