When Sierra from Sierra Hanson Photography posted her desire to a shoot a collaborative milk bath session on Our Photog Blog - Kylee Ann Studios Community for Photographers I heatedly replied as fast as I could! I had the perfect dress that I had purchased months ago just for a milk bath!!! The problem was, I didn't have or know of anyone who had a big beautiful garden tub and I certainly was not going to place a pregnant mama in a plastic pool in the winter!
As I sat at my computer her post blew up! Katie from Katie Blakeley Photography offered up her home and garden tub for our location. I volunteered a lace maternity gown, the beautiful Kylee from Kylee Green Photography agreed to model her glorious baby bump, and other creatives in the community gathered together to bring Sierra's concept to fruition. Stephanie Jade Lund contributed her mad HMUA skills and Calli from Calli Richards Photo sprinkled our milk bath with a lovely variety of blossoms and greenery.
I never thought that I would participate in a styled shoot with other photographers because of my social anxiety. Through Our Photog Blog Community on facebook I have read, blog stalked, and have learned that community over competition is the easiest way to dispell those fears. I had a great time conversing with these girls and getting to know them, learning about what they like to shoot and exploring where they are at in their photography journey helped alleviate my qualm of collaboration.
Thank you ladies for including me! I had an awesome time and now I finally have photos of a milk bath to add to my portfolio.