Calgary Newborn Baby Photoshoot - Ilaria - Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Newborn Baby Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer

I was over the moon, when this little girl’s parents told me that they are thinking of naming their daughter Ilaria - why? Because my son’s name is Ilarion - this is an old Slavic name which means - Cheerful / Hilarious. Unfortunately this name is not very popular nowadays and I have never met anyone else with this name until now! World, meet beautiful Ilaria - she was 7 days young during this Calgary newborn baby photoshoot. Ilaria was SO good to me - she slept through the entire session and only woke up once for some food! I was able to accomplish all kinds of beanbag poses as well as props. Thank you beautiful Ilaria for being a perfect little model and I wish you to grow up to be happy and cheerful!

Bum up pose - newborn baby girl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Froggy pose - newborn baby girl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Side froggy pose - newborn baby girl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Side pose - newborn baby girl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Chin on hands pose - newborn baby girl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a heart bowl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is posed in a crate and is hugging a little purple bear. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is posed in a bucket. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby is sleeping on a little bed. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is dressed in a bunny hat and is holding a bunny toy. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Fall inspired newborn photoshoot setup. Baby girl is lying in a wooden bowl surrounded by autumn leafs. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Thanksgiving inspired newborn baby photoshoot. Baby is dressed in a pumpkin hat, holding a little pumpkin, surrounded by leafs and is sleeping soundly in a wooden bowl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Smiling baby in a purple wrap on a purple rug. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Russian doll. Baby girl is posed like a Russian doll aka Matryoshka. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Stork and a baby. Digital backdrop of a stork holding a baby. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Daddy’s little girl. Newborn baby girl is posed in her dad’s hands. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby girl and her mommy. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography


Calgary Maternity Photoshoot - Irina - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Maternity Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity photographer

I was so excited for this maternity session as it was at my favourite location - Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, which is located between Airdrie and Cochrane, north of Calgary. The evening was perfect - weather was cooperating and this beautiful first time mother-to-be was rocking this session. This mama, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on September 8th and I can’t wait to meet her for her newborn session! Many of my clients, like this mama, purchase one of my Bundle sessions which include 2,3 or 4 sessions, all digital files, an album and wall art, you can find more information about my bundles here. This works great for many as they do not need to pick and choose favourite photos from the photoshoot - they can have them ALL - 50 - 60 hand edited, high resolution digital files on the USB from EACH session and your favourite images in the album and on your wall! Also, if you didn’t know - I offer a WIDE variety of maternity gowns for your maternity session and you can pick up to 3 different gowns for your photoshoot. I also offer all of the props, outfits, etc for the newborn session! I can’t wait to meet Irina’s little girl, stay tuned for her newborn session soon!

Beautiful mother-to-be, wearing a purple dress, holding a purple nest in the forest
Mother-to-be in a purple gown
Mom-to-be in a purple gown in a forest. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Father-to-be is kissing the belly. Maternity inspirational photos. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Parents-to-be during a maternity photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Parents to be. Maternity couple photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Parents to be are posing during their maternity photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Parents to be are expecting their first baby, posing for this maternity session. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Mother - to - be in a pink gown. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Beautiful mother-to-be in a beautiful setting, in a beautiful peach/pink dress. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Gorgeous mother-to-be in a beautiful setting at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Beautiful mother-to-be is posing with her beautiful pink gown. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Lady in Red. Beautiful mother - to - be is posing in a red gown standing in front of a waterfall at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Mom-to-be is wearing a red gown and is looking playfully. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Mother - to - be in a red gown with a waterfall in the background. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Lady in Red. Pregnant mama is standing on a bridge with a sun shining behind her, wearing red gown. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Parents-to-be are lovingly staring at each other during this maternity photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer
Mother-to-be is looking glamorous in this red gown. Calgary and Airdrie Maternity photographer

Calgary Newborn Identical Twins Photoshoot - Paige and Quinn - Calgary and Airdrie baby photographer by Mila Boekestyn

These 2 identical twin sisters were 1 month old during their newborn photoshoot. Usually I photograph newborn babies during the first 2 weeks of their lives, but It is very common to photograph newborn twins at a later date as they are usually born prematurely and many spend some time in the NICU (just like these 2 beautiful sisters did) and you can check out their NICU session here.

The girls were born with 1 pound difference in their birth weight and it was still very apparent during this photoshoot. Paige - the older (by 20 minutes) and the smaller twin was born weighting 3.75lbs and Quinn was at 4.88lbs. They were born at 35 weeks and 4 days.

It is very interesting to observe their personalities that start to develop so early in life. Paige is small but mighty - she is the feisty one - she doesn’t like to sleep much, she is often alert and ready to rock n roll and party, whereas Quinn likes to sleep, to be held and loves the attention. I wonder if their personalities will change in the future or will evolve. The photo of Paige “telling a secret” to Quinn and Quinn is “looking at her invisible watch” is one of my favourites from this session as this is so true to their personalities at this point of time.

We had a great session and big brother Liam was absolutely awesome with them - he is super gentle, caring and loving. I can’t wait to take more photos of these adorable identical twin sisters in the future.

Identical Newborn Baby Sisters. Calgary photoshoot with Milashka Photography. Two newborn twin sisters are posed in the antique bed with purple rug and wearing purple bonnets.
Identical Newborn Baby Sisters. Calgary photoshoot with Milashka Photography.
Newborn twin sisters are posed on the antique bed and their big brother is proudly sitting beside them. Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography.
Newborn Twin sisters are hugging each other. Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters are posed on a lilac flokati rug.
Twin sisters are giving each other a kiss pose. Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography.
Twin sister is telling the other twin sister a secret. Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sister is “telling a secret” to another twin, while she is looking at her invisible watch.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Identical twin sisters are sleeping soundly on an antique bed and holding hands.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters are holding cute little toys in their hands and sleeping soundly on an antique bed
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters are sleeping soundly and wearing cute lilac and lime hats
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. One twin is 1 pound smaller then the other and it shows in this photo as they are both posed side by side.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters are lying side by side wrapped in the mustard colour wraps.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters and their big brother posed on a flokati rug
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Twin sisters are giving each other a kiss and a hug
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Newborn Twin sisters are posed in a round basket and wrapped in white.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Newborn twin photography ideas.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Newborn twin photography ideas.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Newborn twin photography ideas.
Twins Photography in Calgary, Alberta by Milashka Photography. Newborn twin photography ideas.

Calgary Newborn Baby Photoshoot - Everleigh - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Newborn Baby Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

Beautiful baby Everleigh was 5 days young during her newborn photoshoot in Airdrie, and she was so good to me - she slept almost the entire time and didn’t mind all the posing and changing outfits - she was happy to oblige :-). Everleigh is a very lucky baby as she has 2 older sisters, who already adore her so much - I can only imagine how much fun it will be growing up in a house full of girls! Welcome to the world beautiful Everleigh!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in a white wrap, wearing a white bonnet and is posed in a “potato sack” pose on a beanbag. Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a bucket and surrounded by purple flowers.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is smiling and is posed on a beanbag.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a heart shaped wooden bowl and is wearing a cute little grey and white knitted outfit.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is wrapped in a grey wrap and is posed in a white crate.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is wrapped in a lilac wrap and is posed on a little white wooden bed and is holding a unicorn.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a wooden bowl and surrounded by purple flowers and fluff and is wearing a purple hat.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a heart bowl covered by a backdrop and is wearing a cute green outfit.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a round wooden bowl.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a wooden white bed and is propped by a grey bump blanket and is wearing a cute white and grey knitted outfit.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings shot - 3 sisters on a beanbag.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings shot - 2 sisters are holding a little pram where their newborn baby sister is sleeping. All 3 sisters are smiling.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings shot - 2 older sisters are kissing their newborn baby sister.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Mother and newborn baby daughter shot.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Dad and newborn baby daughter shot.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Mom, dad and a newborn baby girl pose.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Dad and his 3 daughters - posed during the Newborn Photoshoot.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Mom and 3 daughters are posed on a beanbag and flokati rug.
Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Family shot - 3 sisters, mom and dad.

Calgary Newborn Baby Boy Photoshoot - Noah - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Newborn Baby Boy Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Baby Photographer

This was a fun Calgary newborn baby boy photoshoot with sweet little Noah, who was SO GOOD to me! Noah was 12 days young during this shoot and he was a pleasure to photograph! I have met Noah’s parents when his mom - Carlynn was pregnant with her first baby, we did a maternity session, which you can see here and then of course we did a Newborn Photoshoot for beautiful Lucy, which you can find here, then we have met again for another session when Lucy turned 1, check it out here and now we have just finished a newborn photo session for Lucy’s little brother Noah! Lucy was amazing with him - she was so gentle and loving, it was heartwarming to see. I personally think that Noah is a split image of Lucy when she was a newborn, so I am very curious to see what he will look like when he gets older! I am so happy, honoured and grateful that this beautiful family keeps coming back to me for all their milestone important photoshoots. World, meet Noah: 12 days young.

Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas.  Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Black and White image of a little boy on a beanbag with dad’s hands holding him.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Newborn baby boy is dressed in a bear onesie and is sleeping soundly on a little bed.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Game of Thrones inspired shot. Baby boy is sleeping soundly in a basket.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is dressed in a bear onesie and is holding a little bear toy and is sleeping in a heart bowl.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed on a beanbag, he is holding a bear toy and is wearing a bear hat.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is wrapped in a grey wrap and is sleeping soundly.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is making a funny face while sleeping soundly in a heart bowl.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is wrapped in a grey wrap and is posed in a white crate.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Little baby boy is wearing a bear outfit  and is holding a little bear, he is sleeping soundly on a little bed.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is wearing white pants and white hat and is sleeping soundly on a white bed.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed on a flokati rug wearing a brown hat and wrap.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed on a beanbag in a side pose, he is wearing a cute sleepy hat and a matching pillow.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed in a crate.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed in a heart bowl.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed on a beanbag with blue backdrop.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby boy is posed in a stroller with his older sister looking at him
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are posed on a beanbag and cream flokati.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Father and son photo.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Mom and son photo
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Family - mom, dad and a newborn baby boy.
Newborn baby boy photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn baby photographer - Milashka Photography. Family of 4.


Newborn Baby Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Yuliya - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Baby Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

This was a fun newborn baby photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta with a beautiful baby girl - Yuliya. Yuliya was 15 days old during the shoot and she was a perfect little model - we were able to do so many different set ups and outfit changes that I think her parents will have a very difficult time choosing their favourite images for their album and wall art.

Yuliya’s parents chose my “Sweet as Can be” bundle - which includes 2 sessions, all digital files on the USB, a beautiful custom made heirloom album and 2 wall arts. You can learn more about my bundles here. As you might also know I specialize in different photography products such as gorgeous albums, canvases, HD metal prints, acrylic mounts, flushmount wood art and keepsake story boxes, you can learn more about all of my products here. I believe it is VERY important to have something tangible at the end of the photoshoot, NOT only digital files. It is important for children to be able to pick up an album and see how little they once were or see their beautiful newborn portraits hanging in their nursery or around the house, so print your photos - don’t let them disappear in digital world!

Yuliya’s mom wanted girly colours and I tried to match the colours for this shoot to the colours we used during the maternity session, which you can see here. There were lots of purple and pink as well as white and blue. Also, since this was my very first Russian newborn baby girl - of course I HAD to do my famous “matryoshka” shot - and I got super lucky as Yuliya got bored with me by then and had the biggest yawn :-) Check out that epic photo on the bottom, you will love it!

World, meet beautiful Yuliya - 15 days new!

Potato sack pose. Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap, wearing a purple hat and is posed on the lilac flokati rug.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in the crate, wrapped in purple wrap and surrounded by purple flowers.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag and wrapped in a purple wrap.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is sticking out her tongue. Baby is posed in a bowl with purple fluff and wrapped in a purple wrap.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Ana Brandt inspired shot. Baby girl is wrapped in a felt material as a little flower.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea.  Baby girl is smiling in her sleep and is holding a little purple teddy bear. Posed in a crate with purple flowers around her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag in this pick-a-boo pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is wrapped in a purple wrap and is surrounded by purple flowers sleeping soundly in a white crate.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in a bowl and is smiling in her sleep.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is wearing a blue outfit and is posed on a beanbag with a blue fabric.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in a heart bowl covered by pink material. Calgary newborn photographer.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Tutu and a crown - baby girl is posed on a beanbag wearing a crown and a pink tutu. Calgary photographer
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag with her little feet sticking out.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Huck Finn pose. Baby girl on a beanbag.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is in a basket and is holding her little pink bear.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a stroller.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is wrapped in white and is holding a unicorn in a white bowl.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a little white bed.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Matryoshka - Russian doll shot. Baby girl is wrapped like a Matryoshka (Russian doll) and have the rest of the matryoshka’s beside her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Composite image with a stork.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Safe in daddy’s arms.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag with her daddy’s hands holding her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Sisters - 15 years apart.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl and her big brother are posed on a beanbag and flokati rug.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings on a beanbag.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are giving a little kiss to their new baby sister.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are sitting beside a little stroller with their baby sister in it.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Big sister is holding her little newborn baby girl on her lap
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Big brother is holding his newborn sister on his lap
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are holding their newborn baby sister.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Mother and newborn baby girl pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Dad and newborn baby girl pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Proud parents are holding their newborn baby girl.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Family of 5 posed newborn photography.


Cakesmash Photoshoot - Benjamin's 1st Birthday - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer

This was my fourth time taking photos for this beautiful family. You can check out Avery’s Newborn Photoshoot here and her cakesmash session here. Benjamin’s newborn session here and this was his cakesmash session. Of course with our unpredictable weather in Calgary - it snowed the day before the photoshoot and we have just made the best of it. We have started with some family shots at the local green space (or shall I say “white” space?) and then we have proceeded with the Cakesmash photoshoot - and as you can see in these photos Benjamin LOVED it! He was smashing it and smashing it till the point that Avery became worried that she won’t have any cake left for herself, so she came to the rescue and helped her brother finish the cake, which he didn’t mind and even tried to feed it to her. I remember for Avery’s cakesmash - she was so careful with the cake, just picking little pieces slowly like a real lady, not Benjamin - he didn’t care about getting his hands dirty. And he definitely enjoyed his bubble bath too - splashing and laughing and having the time of his life.

If you are in Calgary, Airdrie and surrounding area and interested in a cakesmash session for your 1 year old, reach out - I absolutely love these fun, messy and memorable sessions!

1 year old baby boy is sitting on a little bed. Calgary baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby boy is sitting on a seamless backdrop and is wearing a cute hat.
Baby boy and his 2 year old sister are playing with their dog. Calgary photographer.
Sister is giving a loving hug to her baby brother. Calgary children photographer -Milashka Photography
Baby boy is about to smash his 1st birthday cake. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer.
Baby boy just tried his birthday cake for the first time and is licking his finger. Cakesmash photographer in Calgary, Alberta
Birthday boy is smashing his birthday cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer
Happy little 1 year old is eating his first cake. Calgary and Airdrie cakesmash photographer
Happy baby boy is smashing his birthday cake and playing with balloons. Calgary Cakesmash photographer.
Happy 1 year old has his whole face covered in cake. Calgary and Airdrie cakesmash photographer
Birthday boy is eating his birthday cake and is covered in sugar goodness. Cakesmash in YYC. YYC cakesmash photographer
Little feet and a hand covered in a cake. Cakesmash action in Calgary, Alberta
Big sister came to help her 1 year old brother with the cake. Cakesmash photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta.
1 year old birthday boy is sharing his smashed cake with his 2 year old sister. Calgary cakesmash photographer
Birthday boy is sharing his birthday cake with his sister. Cakesmash photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta.
Birthday boy is sitting in a tub for his bubble bath and smiling. Smash and Splash photoshoot in Calgary.
Smash and Splash photoshoot. Baby boy is sitting in a tub and is smiling. Smash and Splash session by an Airdrie and Calgary photographer - Milashka photography
2 year old sister came to play with her 1 year old brother, while he is sitting in a tub full of bubbles. Smash and Splash photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta.
Family shot of parents and their 2 toddlers
Dad has his son up in the air. Family photographer in Calgary, Alberta
Mother and son. Calgary family photographer - Milashka photography
Mom is spinning her daughter in this family photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta
Dad has his daughter up in the air and she is laughing. Calgary photographer.
Family of 4 are holding hands and walking towards a photographer. Calgary family photographer - Milashka Photography
Sister and brother are sitting beside each other and looking at the camera. Calgary children photographer
A toddler girl is holding tulips while there is snow everywhere. Calgary and Airdrie family photographer
Happy little toddler girl is spinning around in her pink dress and sticking her tongue out. Calgary photographer.

Mountain Maternity Session - Liubov - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Mountain Maternity Session - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity Photographer

This mama wanted a warm weather and a sunny day for her mountain maternity session and we have waited and waited and I thought to myself that the baby will probably be born before the weather cooperates… but luckily we’ve just made it! We had this photoshoot on a Saturday and the baby girl was born the following Friday - almost a week after the photoshoot. This mountain maternity session was hot and sunny and full of love. This beautiful family is now complete with all the children being 7 1/2 years apart :-). The oldest sister has just turned 15 years old, her brother is 7 years old and now they have a brand new baby sister to love and spoil.

I love coming to Kananaskis Country for maternity photoshoots - I love seeing how the nature transforms each season. Last time I was in this location, the snow was still covering the ground and it was only a few months ago. It is amazing how fast the weather changes in Alberta, Canada. It could be cold and snowy one day and hot and sunny the next one. In fact they have a saying here: “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”

Expectant parents maternity shot. Mom-to-be is wearing a purple gown
Mother and teenage daughter maternity shot. Both are wearing purple gowns and looking at each other.
Mother and son maternity in the mountains shot. Mom to be is wearing a purple gown and looking at her son while a 7 year old boy is looking straight at the camera and smiling. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Family of 4 about to become a family of 5. Parents to be and older siblings are posing for the camera.
Third baby is on its way! Mom to be and her two children are posing for the camera in this maternity session. Mountain Maternity Session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Three sisters mountains. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn and Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother - to - be is posing for the camera wearing a blue gown in-front of a river and trees in this mountain maternity session in Kananaskis country, Alberta, Canada.
Older sibling and mom’s belly shot.
Older sibling and a belly shot - maternity session. Calgary maternity photographer
Family of 4 about to become a family of 5. Mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie newborn and maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Pregnant mama is standing in the water surrounded by trees in a beautiful blue gown.
Mother-to-be in a beautiful pink dress posing in the mountains. Calgary, Alberta photographer. Mountain session in Canmore, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie newborn and maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mama to be is posing in a beautiful dusty pink dress in the mountains. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Maternity photoshoot in the mountains. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful pink dress. Calgary and Kananaskis photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be are posing in this maternity mountain photoshoot. Mama is wearing a beautiful pink dress. Calgary, Alberta
Pink dress. Mother to be is wearing a pink gown in this mountain maternity session. Calgary photographer.
Mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta. Parents to be are posing in-front of Three Sisters mountains in Canmore. Mother is wearing a beautiful pink dress.
Beautiful mother-to-be is wearing a white dress in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Maternity Photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be in Canmore, Alberta - Mountain maternity session in Alberta, Canada. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mama in Red. Mom-to-be is wearing a red gown and posing in-front of mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be in the mountain maternity session. Mama is wearing a red gown.
Maternity photoshoot in the mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary maternity photographer.
Family of 4 is about to become a family of 5. Parents to be and older siblings are posing for the camera during mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Mom-to-be in a red gown is posing for the camera in this maternity session.
Mom-to-be in a red gown. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography


NICU experience in Calgary - YYC identical twins - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer - Paige and Quinn by Mila Boekestyn

NICU experience in Calgary - YYC identical twin girls - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer

What an amazing experience this was! I was so excited when my friend Jenn, has asked me if I would be interested to photograph her identical twin girls Paige and Quinn, while they were looking after them at the NICU. I have never been in the NICU before and had no idea what to expect. This NICU is located at the South Health Campus, a large, beautiful, new hospital in the South of Calgary, Alberta. As I understand all NICU's rules are different depending on the hospital, but this one allows for photographers to come in and document precious first moments of new lives.

Paige and Quinn were born on April 8, 2019 at 35 weeks + 4 days, with Paige weighing at 3.75lbs and Quinn at 4.88lbs. They were both doing great, however the girls had to stay at the NICU for a few weeks, since the full term for twins is considered 37 weeks. In order to be discharged from the NICU - premies need to gain some weight and to be able to eat on their own.

This photoshoot took place when the girls were 12 days old. I fell in love with them instantly - how can one resist heir sweet little innocent faces!? And guess what their middle name is? Yes - it is Mila! I remember during one of Liam’s photoshoots (Paige and Quinn’s big brother) when he was about 3 months old, I told Jenn that if she will ever have a daughter, she should call her “Mila” (no, no, not after me lol….) but my name has all the same letters as Liam - so I thought it would be super cute… well… well… well - I got my wishes x 2.

I had an honour to observe and document Jenn and Brett feeding the girls - they were drinking pumped breast milk from the bottles and if they would fall asleep before finishing the whole bottle, they were getting the leftover milk through the tube that goes directly to their tummy. All their feeding is scheduled and recorded in the chart and closely monitored by nurses.

After the feeding, I had a chance to photograph their very first bath - the nurses in the NICU were all so very helpful and patient while teaching Jenn how to give the girls a bath - and I was surprised and fascinated that all of the cords that were attached to monitor girls vital signs are water-resistant and Jenn was able to bathe them with the cords still attached!

When the girls were just born, big brother Liam had a bit of a cough, so he hasn’t had a chance to meet them yet. This was the very first time that Liam got to meet his two little sisters. In the beginning he was very cautious and observant, sitting on Brett’s shoulders, while Jenn brought each baby to him and introduced them one by one. But as the time went on, he was right there - trying to help with brushing Paige’s hair after the bath and tickling her toes.

The girls are now home and everyone is doing great and getting used to the routine (one can only imagine how busy life is with 2 newborn babies and a toddler). I can’t wait for my official “Newborn session” with the girls, stay tuned! Welcome to the world beautiful Paige and Quinn!!

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Calgary baby photographer - Newborn baby - Jasper - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary baby photographer - Newborn baby - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

Oh Jasper! He was such a sweetheart and he is SO LOVED, especially by his big sister Chloe! Mom really wanted to make sure we capture the connection between Chloe and Jasper and I think I have accomplished that! Chloe is such a sweetheart - she was loving and caring and gentle and was listening and following all the instructions - I was blown away by how mature she was. Usually when I do my siblings photos (which I always do in the beginning of the photoshoot), I never know how the older sibling will behave…. Of course we always make it work and my clients ALWAYS get amazing photos of their children together, but this little girl is a natural (see for yourself). This photoshoot was all about family, love and connection and I think I have captured that :-) Welcome to the world dear Jasper, you are so loved!

Siblings shot - newborn photography. Sister is posing with her newborn baby brother in a stroller. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Big sister is kissing her newborn brother in a stroller. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Big sister is sitting beside her baby brother in a bucket. Newborn photography. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Big sister is kissing her little newborn baby brother in a bucket. Newborn photography. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Big sister is giving her newborn baby brother a kiss. Newborn photography. Siblings on a flokati. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Family photo during a Newborn Photoshoot. Mother, father, sister and a newborn baby brother. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Mother and her two children - newborn baby boy and a 4 year old daughter. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Mother and her newborn son shot. Newborn Photoshoot with mother and baby. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Baby boy posed in a heart bowl. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Baby boy is sleeping soundly on a little antique bed. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.
Baby boy is posed in a crate, wearing a bear hat and is holding a little bear toy
Newborn baby boy is looking right at the camera. Calgary Newborn and Baby photographer - Milashka Photography.

Airdrie Cakesmash Photoshoot - Connor - Calgary Baby photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Airdrie Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary baby photographer

This awesome cakesmash photoshoot happened in my current home town - Airdrie, Alberta. Since I am on location photographer and I travel to my clients’ residence for all photoshoots, it is always a treat when the photoshoot happens in Airdrie!

I have met Connor’s family for the first time during his big brother’s Eli’s cakesmash session, which you can see here. We have tried to recreate a similar cakesmash set up for Connor and his mom has baked him this gorgeous cake all by herself (this always amazes me, as I can’t bake at all!!!) and Connor LOVED his cake! He was smashing it and smashing it to the point that there was barely any cake layers left! Babies at this age are all so different - some are really into the whole “let’s get dirty and smash that cake and eat as much as we can of this sugary awesomeness”, and some are like: “ no, thank you, I don’t want to get messy and please give me a fork if you want me to eat this thing”! So, needless to say - I never know how the session will go until we get to the “smashing” part. Well, during this session - Connor didn’t need any help, he knew exactly what to do and he enjoyed the whole experience - the Smashing and the Splashing after the cake. Check out this fun cakesmash session here and Happy 1st Birthday Connor!

Baby boy with a plane and an aviator hat. Baby photographer - Calgary, Alberta
Baby boy sitting beside a wooden antique horse. 1st Birthday photoshoot. Calgary baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Cakesmash photoshoot. Baby boy is looking at his cake and smiling
Cakesmash photoshoot. Little boy is sitting proudly beside his cake about to smash it!
1 year old boy is celebrating his birthday by smashing his cake. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Smashcake fun. Birthday boy is enjoying his cake smashing. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
BABY boy is very happy smashing his cake during his first birthday. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Birthday boy is very happy smashing his cake. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Smashing action. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Little boy is completely destroying his birthday cake during his cakesmash photoshoot. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Little hands covered in cake. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Birthday boy is taking a bubble bath after smashing his birthday cake during Smash and Splash photoshoot. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Birthday boy is enjoying his bubble bath after his cakesmash action. Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mommy and baby portrait. Airdrie Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom and Son portrait. Airdrie Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother and her 2 boys. Airdrie Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Dad and son portrait. Dad is throwing his toddler son up in the air. Airdrie Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Family portrait of parents and their 2 young sons. Airdrie Family Photographer - Milashka Photography

Calgary Russian Family Photographer - Maslenitsa by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Russian Family Photographer - Maslenitsa

As many of you know I am originally from Russia, although I have been living in Canada for the past 25 years, Russian heritage and of course my accent is something that will always stay with me :-). I had the idea of this specific photoshoot for a very long time and I was so glad that I was able to finally accomplish it during the Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday called - “Maslenitsa”.

Maslenitsa is the oldest surviving slavic holiday. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, that is, the eighth week before Orthodox Easter (Pasxa). It is usually observed by Russian, Belarusians and Ukrainian communities worldwide. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun-festival and a celebration of the imminent end of the winter.

The most characteristic food of Maslenitsa is “Blini” -  thin pancakes or crepes, made from the rich foods still allowed by the Orthodox tradition that week: butter, eggs and milk. Since Lent excludes parties, secular music, dancing and other distractions from spiritual life, Maslenitsa represents the last chance to take part in social activities that are not appropriate during the more prayerful, sober and introspective Lenten season.

My goddaughter Isabella and her older sister Diana were my perfect little models for this photoshoot - dressed in the traditional Russian clothes and headscarfs and drinking tea from traditional dishes and a “Samovar” - a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia and eating “pryaniki” - Russian gingerbread cookies - I couldn’t wish for any better outcome!

Two sisters are dressed in Russian traditional clothes, drinking tea from Russian traditional dishes and Samovar and eating “Pryaniki” - Russian gingerbread cookies
Russian inspired photoshoot. Two sisters are dressed in Russian traditional clothes and drinking tea from Russian traditional dishes and Samovar. Russian Canadian Photographer - Milashka Photography
Russian inspired photoshoot. A girl is dressed in a traditional Russian clothes and drinking tea from a Samovar and Russian traditional dishes. Russian Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Russian girl. Dressed in Russian traditional clothes and holding a Russian dish. Calgary Russian Photographer
A portrait of a girl standing outside during the winter and dressed in Russian inspired clothes. Russian Canadian Photographer - Milashka Photography
Russian Girl. A little girl dressed in traditional Russian clothing during winter. Calgary Child photographer - Milashka Photography
Russian sisters. Two sisters are dressed in Russian traditional clothes during Maslenitsa. Russian Canadian photographer - Milashka photographer

Calgary and Airdrie Baby and Newborn Photographer - Rylan - Newborn Photoshoot in Alberta by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary and Airdrie Baby and Newborn Photographer

This adorable baby boy was born on the Saint Patrick’s Day and therefore I knew right away that we will need to incorporate some green color into the photoshoot and I was so happy that I have recently started to extend my collection of different colours for my props and have acquired some green wraps and a green bucket. Rylan’s Newborn Photoshoot went great, he was super happy being swaddled and was posing like a pro! At the end of the session we have photographed him in the green bucket and it turned out great! Rylan’s mom is a teacher at the Little Gym - a local gymnastics club in Airdrie, Alberta. My daughter went to the Little Gym for a few years when she was younger, and Rylan’s mom was one of her teachers, so I was super happy to be able to capture those photos for Ms. Steph :-). Welcome to the world sweet little Rylan!

Baby boy all snuggled in a blue wrap and posed on a blue backdrop on a beanbag. Calgary newborn and baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby boy wearing a cute blue outfit sleeping soundly. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Froggy pose - newborn baby boy is posed in a “froggy pose” on a beanbag. Calgary and surrounding area photographer. Baby - Newborn - Maternity - Family photographer - Milashka Photography
Beautiful little baby boy is sleeping soundly on a beanbag. Newborn Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby posed on a beanbag with parents’ hands in the shot. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie baby and newborn photographer
Baby feet with wedding rings shot. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer
Dad’s hands are holding his newborn son. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Baby photographer
Baby boy is sleeping on an antique wooden bed. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and area newborn photographer
Baby boy is posed in a wooden bowl. Newborn photography. Calgary and Airdrie photographer
Baby boy is wearing a bunny hat and is holding a bunny toy posed in a heart bowl. Newborn photography by Milashka Photography. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta photographer
Baby boy is posed in a cute heart bowl and is holding a heart in his hands. Newborn photography by Milashka Photography. Calgary and Airdrie newborn and baby photographer
Newborn baby boy is sleeping soundly in a wooden crib. Newborn and Baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy is wearing a bear hat and is holding a little tiny bear toy in his hands. Calgary newborn and baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby boy is yawning. Newborn photographer in Calgary and Airdrie - Milashka Photography
Baby in a bucket. Newborn photography - baby in a bucket inspirational ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby boy in a bucket with his little arm hanging. Baby boy born on St. Patricks day - green bucket and green wrap. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Baby born on St. Patrick’s day ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Azaad - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer

Let’s talk about the Cakesmash Photoshoot - how it is done and what is included. All of my “Cakesmash” or sometimes I would call them “Smash and Splash” or “1st Birthday” sessions include the following: 1) Mini Family Photoshoot with parents and siblings 2) Baby by him/herself with some cute props 3) Cakesmash action and 4) Bubble bath.

I am on location photographer - which means that I will come to your residence and we will start with a mini family photoshoot just outside your house at a local park (weather permitting) or inside your house. Family photoshoot is all about capturing connection, love and togetherness. I let families be themselves, laugh, play and act silly - always resulting in the best possible shots. I do make sure to get a few posed shots as well.

After the family / siblings shots we move on to some photos of the baby by himself/herself with some adorable props.

The next step is the cakesmash action. Let me let you in on a little secret - not all of the babies LOVE this portion of the photoshoot, some babies are REALLY into this experience and happily go at it - smashing and eating their cake but some babies are a little more shy about the whole “let’s get super messy” experience. Regardless of your baby’s reaction - rest 100% assured that I will capture all of the adorable moments of this experience with memories that you will treasure forever. My advice to you (which might help you to prepare your baby for the cakesmash photoshoot) is to introduce your little one to the taste of something sugary or sweet a few days prior to the cakesmash session. Alternatively if you are not too keen on the whole “cake” experience - there are plenty of other cool things your baby can smash (i.e. Taco Smash, Spaghetti Smash, Butter-chicken Smash….), possibilities are endless!

The last step is of course the “Splash” or “Bubble Bath” photos - regardless of what your baby will be smashing - it is always a good idea to let him/her splash in a tub and play with some rubber ducks! For this portion of the session we can either go with a “Bubble Bath” or a “Milk Bath with Flowers”.

For more information about my Cakesmash sessions follow the link.

Now that you know how everything works behind the scenes, check out Azaad’s cakesmash photoshoot.

Portrait of a family of 4 - mother, father and 2 sons. Family photoshoot ideas - Calgary Family Photographer
Portrait of a mother and son. Calgary Family Photographer
Portrait of a father and son. Calgary family photographer.
Portraits of 2 young boys. Brothers. Family photographer in Calgary, Alberta
Portrait of a mother and her son. Family photographer in Calgary, Alberta
Father and son portrait. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta family photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy is sitting beside a giant letter “A” and smiling. Calgary baby photographer - Milashka Photography
Baby boy sitting on a floor with a wooden antique horse. Calgary and Airdrie baby photographer
Baby boy is sitting on a floor and wearing an aviator hat with a little wooden plane beside him. Calgary baby photographer.
Cakesmash photoshoot idea. Little baby boy is sitting beside his cake and smiling. Calgary cakesmash photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot. Baby boy is looking at the camera - not too sure what to do with his cake. Cakesmash set up. Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash photographer
Little boy has his finger on his birthday cake - ready to taste the icing for the first time. Cakesmash photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie cakesmash and first birthday photographer.
Birthday boy is standing proudly beside his birthday cake. First birthday photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta
Little foot covered in a birthday cake icing. First birthday photoshoot. Cakesmash in Calgary, Alberta
A little boy sitting in a tub and playing with rubber ducks. Smash and Splash photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Rocky Mountains Maternity Photoshoot - Jennifer - Kananaskis Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Rocky Mountains Maternity Photoshoot - Kananaskis Maternity Photographer

I absolutely love driving up to the beautiful Rocky Mountains for Maternity Photoshoots. We live in such a gorgeous province with a proximity to the most breathtakingly beautiful places on Earth such as Kananaskis Country , Banff and Canmore, Alberta Canada - it would be a shame not to use this opportunity and capture the Mom-to-be with the Mother Nature.

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico. Kananaskis Country  is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

One of my most favourite spots to photograph all my gorgeous mamas is a place close to Canmore (Alberta, Canada) that features “The Three Sisters” mountains - a trio of peaks individually known as Big Sister (Faith), Middle Sister (Charity) and Little Sister (Hope).

This was an epic photoshoot as the weather was more than perfect - above 0C with some fresh snow, nice warm sun and no wind!!! I could not have wished for a better day to meet with my friend Jenn, Brett and Liam for Jenn’s Mountain Maternity session. Jenn is expecting two little girls - identical twins and since I have photographed her first pregnancy with Liam - it was super special to capture this pregnancy as well with Liam who is now 2 years old and can’t wait to be a BIG brother. He will be such an amazing big brother too - I just can’t wait to meet the twins and to capture their newborn session which will be featured here on my blog, stay tuned! Until then, enjoy this breathtaking session!

Beautiful mother-to-be in a gorgeous royal blue gown standing in front of The Three Sister mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada during winter. Calgary, Airdrie, Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis Maternity Photographer - Milashka photography
A little boy is touching his expecting mother’s belly.  Mountain maternity session. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful royal blue gown and is standing on the snow in front of mountains and forest. Calgary Maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother-to-be is wearing a gorgeous green gown and is standing on a snow infront of a forest and river in Kananaskis Country. Calgary, Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Expecting mother is wearing a green gown in the forest, standing on a snow. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be wearing a green gown in the forest, looking at the camera and smiling. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be is standing on a snow in a forest and wearing a green gown. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mountain Maternity session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Mom-to-be is standing in front of Rocky Mountains on a snow, wearing a beautiful red gown. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother-to-be is standing on a snow in front of Rocky Mountains and wearing a gorgeous red dress. Calgary Photographer specializing in Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Mom and Dad to be standing on a snow in front of Rocky Mountains. Mom-to-be is wearing a gorgeous blue gown. Mountain Maternity Session in Kananaskis Country. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be in a blue gown standing on a snow with mountains in the background. Kananaskis maternity session. Calgary, Alberta maternity photoshoot
Mother-to-be is standing on a snow infront of Rocky Mountains wearing a blue dress. Calgary maternity photoshoot - Milashka Photography
Mother to be is standing on a bridge wearing a mustard gown in Canmore, Alberta Canada.
Mom-to-be in Canmore on a bridge wearing a mustard gown. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mountain Maternity Session in Kananaskis, Alberta. Mother-to-be is wearing a mustard gown and is standing in front of a river .

Calgary Baby Photoshoot - Arren - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Baby Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

I seriously wanted to take this baby home - he was so cute, it was such a pleasure to photograph Arren. He was 12 days young and was super cooperative during the photoshoot - slept most of the time and when awake, he would just look around happily. He was surrounded by love from his parents, grandparents, uncles and even his other grandparents from Toronto, ON were there, visiting the little man. Family is EVERYTHING and you sweet little angel are now part of a very good one! World, meet sweet little Arren!

Newborn baby boy on a grey backdrop. Bum up pose - newborn photography. Calgary newborn photographer.
Baby boy sleeping soundly on his side. Side pose - newborn photography. Calgary newborn photographer
Baby boy wrapped in a grey wrap with little toes sticking out. Back pose - newborn photography. Calgary Photographer
Baby boy sleeping soundly on a beanbag. Hands on chin pose - newborn photography. Calgary Photographer
Baby boy smiling and looking right at the camera. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary Photographer.
Baby boy wrapped in white on a white backdrop. Simple and pure newborn photography. Calgary Photographer baby and newborn
Safe in parents’ hands. Baby boy is posed on a beanbag with a black backdrop and parents’ hands are keeping him safe. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary baby and newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy is posed comfortably in a little chair. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary baby and newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy dressed as a bear posed in a bowl. Newborn baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy is posed in a bucket. Newborn baby photoshoot ideas - Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy sleeping soundly on a little bed. Newborn baby photoshoot ideas - Calgary and Airdrie newborn and baby photographer
Newborn baby boy is posed in a crate - newborn baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta baby and newborn photographer.
Newborn baby boy is sleeping soundly in a crate and smiling. He is wearing a bear hat and has a little bear toy with him. Newborn Photoshoot ideas - Calgary, YYC, Airdrie, Alberta baby and newborn photographer.
New parents are posed with their brand new son. Newborn photography in Calgary, Alberta.

Indoor Maternity Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Jenn - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Indoor Maternity Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

When the weather is not cooperating or if you are simply not into the outdoor maternity session, you will always have an option with me to have your maternity session at the comfort of your home. I offer a wide variety of beautiful gowns that you can choose from and your partner and children are all welcome to join your indoor maternity photoshoot. I would bring with me different backdrops, gowns, flower-crowns and anything else you might need and we will have tons of fun. We can also add some milk bath photos at the end, to make your final gallery fun and diverse.

This was a very special session for me as I have photographed Jenn’s first pregnancy with Liam and many, many Liam’s milestones including his Newborn Photoshoot and now he is going to be a big brother! Jennifer is expecting identical twin girls and I couldn’t be happier for her! Jenn is a dear friend of mine and I just can’t wait to meet her girls!

Backlit image of an expectant mother wearing a white gown. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Expectant couple posing in this backlit image. Mom to be is wearing a white gown. Maternity Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Maternity and Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother-to-be is wearing white in this backlit image. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be and her toddler son are posing for this indoor maternity session. Calgary photographer.
Mom to be and her toddler son in this backlit image. Calgary Maternity Photoshoot - Milashka Photography
A little boy is giving a kiss on his mommy’s belly. Maternity photoshoot ideas with a toddler. Calgary photographer specializing in Newborn and Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Dad-to-be is listening to the belly portrait. Dad-to-be photoshoot ideas for maternity session. Calgary Maternity photographer
Mom-to-be in a white gown. Maternity session in Calgary, Alberta - Milashka Photography
Big brother to be is hugging mommy’s belly and smiling. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother to be is wearing a white gown - maternity photoshoot ideas - Calgary maternity photographer
Mom - to - be is wearing a beautiful beige gown. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary maternity photographer
Belly wrapped like a present with a bow. Maternity photoshoot idea. Calgary maternity photographer
Beautiful expectant mother in a beautiful beige gown - Maternity photoshoot ideas - Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photographer
Mother to be wearing a black skirt. Maternity posing ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be is wearing a white lace gown and lying down on the rug. Maternity posing ideas. Calgary Maternity photoshoot.
Gorgeous mother - to - be is wearing a black lace gown and a fascinator in this boudoir inspired maternity photoshoot. Maternity Boudoir ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother to be in a blue lace gown. Maternity photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta
Lady in Red. Pregnant mom-to-be is wearing a red lace gown. Maternity photoshoot and posing ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer

Family Winter Photoshoot at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Rhoda - Airdrie and Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family Winter Photoshoot at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Airdrie and Calgary Family Photographer

It has been a very long and cold winter this year in Calgary, Alberta - we got tons of snow and it just seemed like the winter will never end… The first nice weekend, when the temperature was finally above 0C, I have met Rhoda and her beautiful family at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park for her Family Winter Photoshoot.

Big Hill Springs is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada. It is located 10 km north of Cochrane in Rocky View County, (about 20 minutes drive West from Airdrie and it is NW of Calgary). It is a beautiful park that is open all year round - perfect place for hiking. The Big Hill Springs Trail is a 1.6 KM loop that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, bird watching and of course taking gorgeous photos of your family. Talking about gorgeous photos - I will having Spring Mini Sessions this year at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park on May 26th, so if you have ever thought to yourself “I think I need to update my family portraits” - now would be a perfect time to do that. To get more information about the upcoming Spring Mini Sessions, click here.

Since it was the first warm weekend of the season, there were lots of people at the Big Hill Springs park enjoying the weather and the nature walk, I have actually run into 2 of my clients there - what a small world. Although it was still a little bit slippery from all of the snow, it was warm enough to finally NOT wear a jacket! Rhoda and her family had super cute matching outfits all the way to their shoes and they had a great time. We even did an Easter egg hunt (even though Easter is not here for another month), because why not? Check out this beautiful family in this beautiful place and give it some love!

Mother and her daughters are standing in front of a beautiful waterfall in the winter at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a beautiful girl. Calgary and Airdrie child photographer.
Portrait of a beautiful girl holding tulips in the winter
Portrait of two sisters sitting on the crate in the snow. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Portrait of a handsome young man standing in front of a waterfall in the snow at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary family photographer- Milashka Photography
Cousins are standing in front of a waterfall at the Big Hill Springs provincial park. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Easter egg hunt in the woods. Two sisters in matching clothes holding baskets and collecting Easter eggs. Calgary children photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a young girl during the Easter egg hunt. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a girl. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography

Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot - How it is done - Jenn - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot - How it is done -Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

Have you ever wished to take a bath full of money or maybe full of champagne (just like you see in the movies)… well this was kind of like that but it was full of milk and flowers!

Maternity photoshoots are so very special - this is the time to capture your connection with your ever changing body, the love you have for your unborn child and the sweet anticipation of his or her or their (just like in this case) arrival. So for those of you who are wondering about the tactics of the milk bath maternity photoshoot, how it is done, you are in the right place. I will give you some tips and tricks to make this maternity photoshoot a success!

Milk: First of all - of course you will need some milk! You don’t actually need to fill up the WHOLE bathtub with milk, you really only need SOME milk for the colour of the water to change. Some people use cream or even a powder milk - all of these will work. So start by filling up your bathtub with warm water, once it is 3/4 or 1/2 full (don’t fill it up too much, you want to make sure you can still see the belly out of the water) add some milk until the water colour changes to white.

Clothing: you can either go with a lace maternity gown or nude - totally depends on your preference. Once the bath is full with the water and some milk, jump in!

Flowers: Once you are sitting comfortably in the bath, the photographer can start adding some flowers. You want to add flowers AFTER you are in the bath as some might start to sink if you are trying to get into the bathtub full with flowers. Here is another important tip: the flowers HAVE to be real. If you try to use fake flowers, they will definitely all sink! Also make sure to buy real / natural flowers not some fancy coloured ones because they will stain your bath (yep, learned on my mistake).

Of course make sure you have good lighting (bathrooms with a natural light from a window would be ideal), and enjoy your milk bath!

Milk Bath Maternity Session. Beautiful mom-to-be is enjoying her milk bath surrounded by flowers. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milk Bath Photoshoot - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be sitting in a bathtub full of milk and flowers wearing a white lace dress. Milk bath maternity session ideas. Calgary milk bath maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Milk bath photoshoot. Mom-to-be sitting in a bathtub full of milk and flowers. Calgary milk bath maternity photoshoot.
Milk bath maternity session. Beautiful mom-to-be sitting in a milk bathtub, surrounded by floating flowers and smiling. Milk bath ideas. Maternity milk bath photoshoot in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta.
Belly shot in a milk bath. Milk bath maternity session. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be and her toddler son are enjoying a milk bath during mom’s milk bath maternity photoshoot. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Milk Bath maternity session. Mom-to-be in the bathtub full of milk and flowers. Calgary and area maternity photographer - Milashka Photography


Winter Maternity Photoshoot at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park - What to wear and how to prepare - Aman - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer - by Mila Boekestyn

Winter Maternity Photoshoot at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park - What to wear and how to prepare - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

I absolutely love the Big Hills Spring Provincial park, it is located only 20 minutes away from Airdrie, AB and it is a gem of a place - it has a waterfall, multiple bridges, a river, beautiful trees - a perfect place to go for a hike with a family or of course in my case to meet my clients for a maternity photoshoot. It is a perfect place during all 4 seasons, I love going there in the winter as much as during the summer.

I am always asked - how do the moms do it - standing in the snow, wearing nothing but a gown - aren’t they cold? They certainly do not appear to be cold…Trust me - it is NOT as easy as they make it seem - for this maternity session, this brave mama was determined to get her maternity photos outside at the end of February with -15C and some snow - nothing would stop her and the result are these gorgeous, very unique portraits of her and her hubby expecting their first baby, which they will cherish forever!

So, how does one survive a winter maternity photoshoot, what shall you know or how should you prepare for this adventure? I would start by suggesting to make sure you have some blankets ready - blankets that would help to cover you in case you are brave enough to change into a different gown as well as to warm you up between the shoots. I also always suggest to wear boots (no-one would usually see what you are wearing on your feet as the gowns are long enough and will cover any footwear, so you might as well make sure your feet are nice and warm). Then of course a nice, big, easy to put on/take off jacket - you are only going to be standing in your gown for a few minutes for a photographer to take those quick shots and then you can get a little break and warm up in your jacket, so make sure you bring a warm one. Another thing to think off and bring along is something warm to drink - maybe a nice tea in a thermos or a hot chocolate? Hot drinks can definitely help to warm you up a bit from the inside. And of course don’t forget your mittens!

Beautiful mom-to-be is standing on a snow wearing a red gown in the middle of a winter. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography.
Radiant expecting parents are standing on the snow in the middle of a winter while it is snowing. Mom-to-be is wearing a gorgeous red gown. Winter Maternity Photoshoot ideas - Milashka Photography - Calgary Maternity Photographer
Stunning mom-to-be is standing on the snow wearing a red gown and a red flower crown, while it is snowing in the middle of February at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Gorgeous mom-to-be is standing in the snow, wearing a purple gown a holding little baby boy shoes. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Maternity Photographer in Calgary, Alberta - Milashka Photography
Stunning mom-to-be in a purple gown standing on a bridge and smiling at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography. Winter maternity photoshoot idea.
Expecting parents standing in front of a giant rock in the middle of a winter at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park.
Beautiful mom-to-be in a purple gown standing in front of a river in the middle of a winter at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography