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Model Wears ‘Dress’ Made of Milk For Beautiful Maternity Portrait Session

By Hanssie on May 29th 2015

Maternity Milk Dress Seattle Eden Bao 3We’ve featured the work of London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz (Aurum Light), numerous times before. Jarosalv’s spectacular work with models wearing nothing but splashes of milk frozen through high-speed photography has inspired many to try the same technique.


Eden Bao, a maternity, newborn and baby photographer, based out of Bothell, WA was fascinated by the work of Aurum Light and his milky pinups as well as Andrey Razoomovsky’s milk projects. She wanted to try the technique on one of her maternity clients and enlisted the help of her friend, fellow photographer, Adrienne of Gemini Visuals Creative Photography.

The process of outfitting your subjects with milk is, as you can imagine, a messy and meticulous one. Aside from trying to contain the mess 8 gallons of milk can cause, (they used a kiddie pool to catch most of it), everything needed to be covered and taped down to protect the gear and the studio walls. They turned up the heat and microwaved the milk for the comfort of the model and splashed away.

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The shoot itself took over 4 hours and they took over 500 RAW images. It took about six hours of Photoshop per image to stitch the dress together. And the final images look stunning. You can read more about the shoot on Eden Bao’s website here.

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CREDITS : Photographs by Eden Bao have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Maria Manjelo

    Ive seen these before. I was wondering how this was done! I like this website!

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  3. Brian McCue

    Milk does a body good, right?

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  4. Gabriel Rodriguez

    Creativity at its best!!! This is the stuff I love to read about, thx Hanssie!

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  5. Thomas Horton

    I am surprised they did not use thin white latex and photo-shop in the texture and edges.

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