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15 Creative Bathtub Photoshoot Ideas to Try at Home

Bathtubs are one of the most underrated places in our homes. They offer a great place to relax, unwind, and escape from the stresses of everyday life. But did you know they can also be a great place for photoshoots?

Not sure where to start? Here are 15 creative bathtub photoshoot ideas to try at home:

1. Couple's Date Night

What's more romantic than a bathtub photoshoot for two? Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, or just because, a couples bathtub shoot is a fun and unique way to commemorate your relationship.

couple in the flower-scattered bathtub

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Fill up the tub with bubbles, pour some champagne, decorate the bathroom with candles and rose petals for an extra romantic touch and strike a pose.

For a fun twist on the traditional couples bathtub shoot, try doing a "then and now" photo to see how your relationship has changed (and hopefully grown) over time.

2. Soapy Weather

This is an excellent bathtub photoshoot idea for those who want to capture their playful and fun side. All you need is a few bottles of bubble bath, some fun props, and your camera.

a mum is playing soapy bubbles with little son

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To get started, simply fill up your tub with water and bubble bath soap and get in. Collect bubbles with your hands and blow them in the air. Take photos when it's “raining bubbles”.

You can also use props such as goggles, hats, and umbrellas to make your photos even more unique.

3. Bathtub Party

So you have friends over and want to take some dope photos. Why not make it a bathtub party?

party time of three girls aside bathtub

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Here's how to make it happen:

  • Have everyone arrive in their bathing suits (or birthday suits, no judgment here)
  • Fill the tub with bubbles and add some fun bath toys.
  • Pour everyone a glass of champagne or your beverage of choice.
  • Put on some music and get the party started.
  • Take lots of photos and have a blast.
  • When you're done, be sure to drain the tub.

This is a great way to capture memorable moments with your closest pals.

4. Nature's Girl

This photoshoot idea is perfect for anyone who wants to feel close to nature. Find a beautiful spot in your backyard or near your home and set up your bathtub there.

back of a girl looking far in bathtub

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Fill it with fresh flowers, leaves, and branches for a natural look. Then climb in and let the photographer capture your beauty. This is a great way to relax and unwind, and the photos will turn out beautifully.

5. Milk Bath

A milk bath is a bathtub photoshoot where the subject is photographed while immersed in milk. This can create a surreal and ethereal look, making it perfect for those who want to capture something different and unique.

woman milk bath

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Simply fill your tub with milk (any kind will do) and add some food coloring to create the desired effect. You can add flower petals, herbs, or other embellishments to the milk for an extra touch of luxury. Once you're ready, get into the tub and start snapping away.

6. Take Blurry Photos

Blurry photos can add an element of mystery and intrigue to your bathtub photoshoot. Focus your camera on a specific subject, then intentionally blur the background. This can create a dreamy, ethereal look that will turn heads.

blurry photo of a woman resting in bathtub

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Not sure how to achieve this effect? Try different shutter speeds until you find the perfect setting for your shot. As a rule of thumb, a slower shutter speed will yield a more blurred background.

7. Fruit Bath

A fruit bath is a fun and creative way to take advantage of your bathtub for a photoshoot. Simply fill your tub with water and add in some colorful fruits like oranges, lemons, or grapefruits.

milk bath full of fruit

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You can even add in some flowers for a more whimsical look. Then let your imagination run wild and have fun posing in and around your fruit-filled bathtub.

8. Bookworm

If you love reading, why not use your bathtub as a unique and cozy reading nook? Fill up your tub with warm water, grab your favorite book, and settle for some quality relaxation time as your photographer snaps away.

girl reading book in bathtub

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You can even take things one step further and add props that fit your book's theme. For example, if you're reading a detective novel, you could add a magnifying glass and some fake blood. Or, if you're reading a romance novel, you could add some roses and candles.

9. Trapped Underwater

a girl trapped in the bathtub

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Create an illusion that you're "trapped" underwater by laying horizontally in the tub, with your head and shoulders below the water line and the rest of their body submerged.

To do this, simply fill up your tub with water and get in. Now take a deep breath and sink underneath the surface of the water. Try to stay underwater for at least 30 seconds. This will give your photographer plenty of time to take some amazing photos.

As a safety precaution, make sure you have someone nearby who can help you if you. Also, don't stay underwater for too long, as you could pass out from lack of oxygen.

10. Family Time

A family bathtub photoshoot is a perfect way to capture those cherished moments. Set up your camera on a tripod and let everyone have a turn in front of the lens.

a mum taking bath with her baby in soapy bathtub

 Photo by Mariia Korneeva on shutterstock

Capture candid shots of your kids playing in the tub, or try posed shots with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy this special time with your family.

11. Maternity Shoots

Maternity shoots are always beautiful and special. They commemorate the amazing journey of life and new beginnings. A bathtub is the perfect setting for a maternity shoot because it's intimate, peaceful, and calming.

maternity milk bath

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Plus, the water can be a great way to show off your baby bump. Get creative with your poses and props, and you're sure to capture some stunning maternity photos.

12. Recreate Childhood Bathtub Photos

If you're lucky enough to have childhood photos of yourself in the tub, why not recreate them as an adult? It'll be a fun way to look back at your childhood and see how much you've grown. 

To make things even more nostalgic, use the same soap, bubble bath, or toys you used in the original photos. This can be a great way to reminisce about childhood memories and have some fun in the process.

13. Dress Up

charming women with a mermaid tail in bathtub

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One of the most fun and creative bathtub photoshoot ideas is to dress up. Whether you and your friends are dressing up as your favorite celebrities or characters from a movie, or you're just getting all glammed up for a girls' night in, dressing up for a bathtub photoshoot is sure to be a blast. And who knows, you might even end up with some amazing photos to show.

14. Use Reflections

Reflections can add a whole new dimension to your photos. When shooting in a bathtub, try to position yourself so that you can see the reflection of the tub in the water. This will create an interesting and unique composition. You can also use this technique to capture different angles of your subject.

woman with reflection in bathtube

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Alternatively, you can use mirrors to create interesting reflections. For example, you can place a mirror to reflect the tub and the person in it. This can create a cool and eerie effect.

15. Indoor Bathtub Spa Day

What if we told you that you could take your at-home spa day up a notch by turning it into a photoshoot? That's right; and all you need is a little creativity and some props.

For this at-home spa day photo shoot, we suggest filling your tub with bubbles and petals, lighting some candles, and enjoying a glass of champagne. You can add fun props like bath bombs, face masks, and salts.

Conclusion

So there you have it, 15 creative bathtub photoshoot ideas to try at home. Next time you're looking for a unique and interesting setting for your next photoshoot, don't forget about your humble bathtub. With a little creativity, you can transform your bathroom into a photography studio.

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