While the idea of a pregnant woman lounging in a tub filled with fresh milk and floating flowers might sound strange at first, it's actually part of a new maternity photo shoot trend known as milk bath photography. All the rage on Pinterest and Instagram, the resulting photos give expectant moms a dreamy, ethereal vibe.
Well, one hilarious photographer decided to give the trend her own spin—and it involves a lot of wine.
Wedding and birth photographer Brit Nicole knows all about capturing life's picture-perfect moments, but as the mom of a young toddler, she also understands that raising kids can be exhausting. So after putting her son down for a much-needed nap recently, Brit decided to parody the idea of milk bath photo shoots by swapping the dairy for vino. "While babies need milk baths to renew their skin, mommas need wine baths to renew their souls," she wrote on her photography website's blog. The resulting photos are downright hysterical:
"My 18-month-old is driving me up the wall. I love the little dude, but I feel a mental breakdown happening soon," Brit told PopSugar. "I thought, everyone is over here doing milk baths and showing the sweet side of motherhood, I think it's about time someone shows the REAL side of motherhood."
Don't worry, though—no actual wine was wasted in the making of this photo shoot! Brit used her son's bath colors and asked her husband for help when he got home from work (she says it turned out to be a fun couple's experience). The funny mama says that she's mostly received positive feedback about her photo shoot from online commenters, but that there have been some naysayers. "There have been a few people who are upset about parenting always turning to drinking, but it doesn't bother me," Brit told WomansDay.com. "I know I'm a great mom, but a great mom can like to drink wine sometimes." Amen to that!
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