Hello, hello! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I had two photoshoots that got cancelled and I was planning to write about those shoots. Well, since they didn't happen, that meant no posts. Anyway! I'm back with another post of a successful shoot with my dear friend, Mike (@mikelouie_). I'm excited to talk about this milk bath photoshoot for two reasons:
1. I put it together and
2. I can tie my two passions of being an esthetician (skincare specialist) and being in front of the camera together. I'll explain later in the post.
I have always thought milkbath photos were beautiful whether it was a maternity, new born or fashion shoot. But I never thought I'd be able to pull it off. I messaged Mike saying I was interested in doing a shoot like that not knowing if he'd also be interested. To my delight, he was! I would've tried to do the shoot on my own if he wasn't. We agreed to shoot a week later at my apartment. Over the course of the week, I gathered supplies. The supplies costed me about $23. Will list the supplies and how we set up below.
Everything was fine and dandy until I woke up the day of the shoot. I was sick to my stomach nauseous with dizziness and a pounding headache. Still unsure if it was food poisoning or stomach flu. Leaning towards food poisoning. This is not the first time I got sick on the day of a shoot. Back in February, I had a respiratory viral infection during a shoot. I can say I have yet to call off a shoot even when ill. I tell myself it'll only be for two hours at most and go through with it because I don't want to waste the photographer's time and I really want to do the shoot. Mike was totally okay with rescheduling too, but I pushed forward. We actually went to the store to pick up some ginger ale and non-caffeinated peppermint tea to help ease my nauseousness. The drinks helped immensely and even during the shoot, I felt totally at ease.
If you didn't know already, this shoot was way out of my comfort zone. Don't get me wrong, I felt totally comfortable shooting with Mike. It's just the theme itself. I'm not used to revealing so much of myself, but I wanted to do something artsy and different from what I'm used to. To be able to create a vision and bring it to life makes me feel super accomplished. And I have Mike to thank for that. He was able to convey what I wanted through his camera lens. Having worked with a handful of photographers, that doesn't always happen. And in some cases, that's fine, because you're bringing the photographer's vision to life, not your own.
Another reason I wanted to do a milk shoot was because I can hide my rolls! Haha. I'm not the most fit person, so to be able to give the illusion that I have less fat than I do was awesome. I'm all for body positivity, so if you wanna show every curve and roll you have, you do you booboo!