Newborn

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.

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

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.

Calgary Newborn Photoshoot - Olive - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

It was an honour to photograph Olive for her Newborn Photoshoot as I have photographed her brother Felix for his Newborn (see it here), Milestone (see it here) and Cakesmash (see it here) sessions. Felix was such a good sport during this photoshoot - it is always so unpredictable how toddlers would behave for their siblings photos, but he was awesome - he listened to the directions, was super gentle and affectionate with his little sister and Olive was great as well - she was probably the happiest baby I have photographed in awhile, she gave me a smile, after smile, after smile….I couldn’t have wished for a better session. We did lots of cute setups, since Valentines day was around the corner, and Easter is not too far away and of course - we had to do a famous “guitar” shot as we did a similar setup for Felix (Olive’s and Felix’ dad Jon is a musician with The Black Magic Hustlers and have recently released an album, check it out here). World, meet beautiful Olive, who was 10 days fresh during this photoshoot!

Tucked in pose on a beanbag. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Newborn baby girl is photographed on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Newborn baby girl on a beanbag smiling and surrounded by little hearts. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Valentines Day inspired Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Newborn baby girl in a heart shaped bowl, surrounded by rose petals and hearts. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl wearing a bunny hat and holding a bunny toy. Easter Newborn inspired photoshoot. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Sleeping beauty. Newborn Photoshoot. Newborn baby girl is sleeping soundly on a little barn bed wearing mint colour outfit. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl on a little bed in a cute mint outfit sleeping soundly. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photographer
Newborn baby girl is wrapped in mint colour wrap and is smiling. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photographer
Newborn baby girl is sleeping soundly in a mint nest, wrapped in a mint wrap. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie - Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl with a little guitar. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary based photographer - Milashka Photographer.
Baby girl wrapped in a purple wrap with her little toes showing lying in a white wooden bowl. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography - Newborn photography - Newborn Photoshoot inspiration ideas.
Newborn baby girl smiling. Wrapped in a purple wrap with a purple headband, lying in a white wooden bowl. Newborn baby inspiration photoshoot. Milashka Photography - Calgary Photographer
Newborn baby girl wrapped as “Matryoshka” aka “Russian doll” with other Matryoshkas sitting on a shelf. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Photographer - Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is smiling and lying in a white wooden bowl wrapped in a yellow wrap and wearing a yellowfins hat. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl sleeping soundly in a cute little stroller, wrapped in a white wrap and wearing a white headband. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography.
Baby girl wrapped in a yellow wrap with a yellow hat, sleeping soundly on top of a huge sunflower. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Big brother is looking at his newborn sister in a stroller. Siblings photoshoot. Newborn Photoshoot ideas with older siblings. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Siblings on a beanbag. Big brother and his newborn sister on a beanbag. Newborn and siblings photoshoot ideas. Calgary based photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is wearing a onesie that reads: “I totally rocked my photo shoot with Milashka Photography”. Gift ideas for newborn clients. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography.

Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Newborn Baby Girl - Aledy - Newborn Photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

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

So tiny, so delicate, so precious - introducing a 9 days fresh beautiful newborn baby girl - Aledy! She was SO GOOD to me, slept almost the entire time and was very cooperative during her Newborn Photoshoot. For Aledy’s mommy’s maternity session which we did in the mountains (you can see this session here), we used very bright and colourful maternity gowns (I have a large collection of different maternity gowns, which I offer to all of my maternity clients), so for Aledy’s Newborn Photoshoot, I tried to keep the same colours and the same theme - colourful, bright and happy. I think I succeeded! World, meet beautiful Aledy!!!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in the yellow wrap with a sunflower headband, lying in the middle of a giant sunflower prop. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl wrapped in a purple wrap, lying in the white wooden bowl, surrounded by purple flowers. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Airdrie Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl, wrapped in the mustard colour wrap, lying in the white wooden bowl. Newborn baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl wrapped in the white cloth, lying in the white wooden bowl and sleeping soundly. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Airdrie and Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Potato sack pose - newborn baby girl wrapped in a mustard colour wrap on a bean bag and cream flokati rug. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary photographer specializing in Newborn and Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Newborn Baby girl, lying in a heart shaped bowl - newborn photography ideas. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is holding a purple bear, wrapped in a purple wrap and wearing a purple hat, lying in a white wooden bowl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl in a bucket. Mint colour wraps, hat and curly layers. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl lying on a white backdrop. Baby rolls. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography.
Chin on hands pose. Newborn Photoshoot on a beanbag. Beautiful newborn baby girl is lying on a beanbag. White wrap and white backdrop and white headbands. Newborn Photoshoot idea. Calgary Newbon photographer - Milashka Photography
Two sisters on a beanbag. Older sibling is hugging her newborn sister. Newborn siblings photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photography. Milashka Photography
Mother and daughter shot. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Mother is lying down on a flokati rug and have her newborn daughter nearby. Calgary and Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Mother with her two daughters. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie photographer - Milashka Photography

Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Olivia - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Olivia was born at 9lbs 1oz! She has 2 older brothers, in fact I have met Olivia’s parents when her middle brother was born for his newborn photoshoot! It is so nice to see my newborn clients all grown up! Olivia did so good during her newborn photoshoot, she was sleepy, calm and I just loved her chubby cheeks, such a yummy baby girl. Her older brother was so worried that I would take her home, he kept reminding me throughout the photoshoot that Olivia is there to stay and NOT to be taken anywhere lol. World, meet beautiful Olivia!

Newborn baby girl on a beanbag with chin on hands pose. Chubby cheeks baby. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl in a froggy pose on a beanbag. White backdrop. Newborn photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl’s profile photo. Photoshoot on a beanbag with a white backdrop. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Bum up pose on a beanbag with white backdrop. Baby girl on a beanbag. Newborn photography. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Flower in bloom. Ana Brandt inspired shot with a baby girl wrapped like a flower. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Photographer. Milashka Photography
Rainbow baby photoshoot idea. Baby girl in a dreamcatcher basket surrounded by flowers and holding a unicorn. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl in a wooden bowl wearing a lilac hat, holding a lilac bear and surrounded by lilac fluff. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
A simple Christmas inspired set up with a newborn baby girl in a bowl. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl with a unicorn plush toy. Airdrie Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a crate. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Little baby girl wrapped, wearing bear bonnet and holding a tiny little bear in her hand. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a stroller. Newborn photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Tired little baby girl is yawning in a potato sack pose on a beanbag. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Siblings love. Newborn photoshoot with 2 older siblings. 2 brothers looking at their newborn baby sister in a stroller. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Shhhhh, she is sleeping - said older brother. Siblings and newborn photoshoot ideas. Newborn photography. Milashka Photography - Calgary photographer

Calgary Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Lennon - Calgary Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Calgary Newborn Photographer

When I have met Maria and Drew they didn't know if they were having a girl or a boy as they were keeping it a secret (you can see Maria's maternity session here), but they had already picked out the name for their baby - Lennon - inspired by the legend - John Lennon.  Beautiful Lennon was so good to me during her newborn photoshoot, she gave me the biggest smiles and I just wanted to take her home with me, such a sweetheart! Welcome to the world sweet Lennon!

Beautiful newborn baby girl wrapped in lace with a bonnet on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a beautiful newborn baby girl in a white bonnet smiling on a beanbag. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a blue romper on a beanbag. Calgary newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Beautiful newborn baby girl in a cute pink romper on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Froggy pose - Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photographer
Newborn baby girl lying on an antique bed. Newborn Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Beautiful newborn baby girl sleeping soundly on an antique bed. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Sweet little baby girl yawning on a beanbag with tulips beside her. Calgary Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a nest - Calgary newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Smiling newborn baby girl in a crate - Calgary newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl lying down in the middle of a sunflower and smiling. Calgary newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Composite image with a stork holding a newborn baby girl. Calgary Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Dad is holding his newborn baby girl. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography.
Mom is holding her newborn baby girl. Calgary newborn photographer - Milashka Photography.
New parents and their precious newborn baby girl. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography

Newborn Photoshoot - Russian Inspired Photoshoot - Baby Boy - Roma - Calgary Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Russian Inspired Photoshoot - Baby Boy - Calgary Newborn Photographer

I was so excited when Roma's mom - Lila contacted me for a newborn photoshoot as she has specifically requested to have some of the Russian heritage inspired photos.  Both myself and Lila have originally come from Russia to Canada, so it was dear to my heart to nail this photoshoot and to make sure I represent!  I have previously done Russian inspired photos with little girls (wrapped them up as matryoshka (aka Russian doll)) and took photos of them wrapped up with a bunch of matryoshkas lined up (you can see this image here), however I was at loss as to what to do for a newborn baby boy.  So I started thinking back to my childhood, what did I like to do, what movies did I like to watch... and I have remembered one specific movie that I have watched over and over again about four youngsters who became heroes in the Russian Civil War and were at the end of the movie honored and acknowledged by the Red Army called "The Elusive Avengers" (aka "Neulovimie Mstiteli"). As soon as I thought of this movie, I was on a mission to get that special Russian Civil War inspired hat called "Budenovka". I have contacted one of my vendors in Russia and asked her to make me that specific hat, which she did.  Once I got the hat, the rest of the picture just came together in my head - I need an antique horse, baby in a basket and a fur - and voila - Russian Inspired photo is ready to be made.  While waiting for Roma to be born, I have visited the local Russian produce store called Yummy Russia, where I often buy some yummy Russian food and they were selling a pair of boxing gloves in Russian flag colors with RUSSIA written all over them (those decorative boxing gloves that people usually hang on their front mirror in a car), right there and then I had another idea for a Russian inspired shot - little Russian boxer! I got the gloves, ordered a little blue overall and was waiting for my Russian little model to be born!  World, meet handsome Roma!

Russian Inspired Newborn Photoshoot. Baby boy in a basket wearing a Russian Civil War hat - budenovka with a wooden horse beside him. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Russian Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Russian Inspired Newborn Photoshoot. Baby boy wearing a blue overall and Russian boxer gloves. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Russian Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy smiling on a beanbag. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy wrapped and in a crate, wearing a bunny hat and holding a little bunny toy. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography.
Newborn baby boy wearing a bear hat and holding a little bear toy wrapped in a cloth and in a crate. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy in a bowl surrounded by fur. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography.
Newborn baby boy in a basket with a cute brown hat. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn Baby boy on a blue backdrop on a beanbag. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy on top of a bed. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer. Milashka photography
Froggy pose. Newborn baby boy. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography

Newborn Photo Session - Benjamin - Calgary Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photo Session - Calgary Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Benjamin was so good to me, slept through most of the photoshoot and gave me some really sweet smiles, he simply rocked his newborn photo session. I have met Benjamin's parents over a year ago, when I photographed Ben's big sister Avery for her newborn session, which you can see here and later Avery's Cakesmash session, which you can see here.  Avery is such a good big sister, she was tenderly hugging her little brother and giving him little kisses. I just can't wait to photograph Benjamin again for his First Birthday / Cakesmash photoshoot next year. World, meet handsome Benjamin!

Newborn baby boy yawning. Love letters with little feet. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photographer
Little feet make a nice letter "V" for the word LOVE. Newborn photoshoot. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy in a bear hat. Newborn photoshoot. Calgary newborn photographer. 
Siblings on a beanbag shot. Big sister is hugging her newborn baby brother. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy on a beanbag. Bum up pose. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy smiling in a bowl. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography.
Newborn baby boy in a bucket. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy wearing old man hat and a bow-tie. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby on an elephant trunk. Composite newborn photography. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy on a beanbag in a "thinking" pose. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy with angel wings. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Smiling newborn baby boy on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy wearing a crown on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy on a beanbag. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy in a crate holding a bunny toy. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby boy lying on a gold little antique bed. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4. Mom, dad, big sister and newborn baby boy, all looking at the camera. Newborn photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography

Newborn Photoshoot - Anastasia - Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Newborn Photographer

I have met Anastasia's parents for the first time when they have hired me to photograph their first daughter's Alexandra's cakesmash session last summer (check it out here). I remember when I walked into their house I accidentally saw the pregnancy test which said "baby #2" :-).  Less then a year later, I am back with my camera for "baby's #2" newborn photoshoot. Meet beautiful Anastasia everyone!  She was just a little shy of being 2 months old during this session. I typically do my newborn photoshoots in the first 2 weeks of baby's life (as newborns are super flexible and sleep longer and deeper and generally not bothered by all the posing that the photographer does...as they get older they are more alert and harder to pose) so I didn't know what to expect when I came to photograph Anastasia.  I wrapped her into one of my wraps, and she happily fell asleep and slept almost the entire time!  I couldn't believe my luck!!!  And her big sister Alexandra was super cooperative as well (which is usually another unknown variable when working with siblings younger than 2 years old), she was gentle and happy to be photographed with her little sister.  I was super pleased with how this session has turned out and the icing on the cake is that one of the images of the two girls that I have submitted for an International Baby Photography Contest, won a baby award!  How awesome is that?!

Newborn baby girl in a cute little stroller. Airdrie and Calgary Newborn Photographer
Newborn baby girl all wrapped up with a pearl headband. Newborn photographer in Airdrie, Alberta.
Beautiful baby girl in a crate - spring set-up for a Newborn session in Calgary, Alberta. Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Baby girl in pink in a basket for her newborn photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Potato sack pose during Newborn shoot for a baby girl. Calgary Newborn Photographer.
Baby rolls, chubby and cute. Newborn baby girl during her Newborn session. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Newborn baby girl, smiling in her sleep, lying on an antique bed prop. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Matryoshka or Russian doll, Baby girl as Matryoshka during her Newborn photoshoot. Calgary Newborn photographer.
Newborn baby girl and her parents. Airdrie and Calgary Newborn photographer.
Beautiful young family with 2 little daughters. Newborn photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta.
Three generations of beautiful women. Calgary Photographer.
Beautiful girl with beautiful blue eyes. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn and baby photographer.
Two sisters in purple. Siblings shot on a beanbag. Newborn photographer in Calgary and Airdrie.
Sisters. Newborn baby girl in a stroller prop and her sister is pointing right at her. Calgary Newborn Photographer.
http://babyphotoawards.com/best-photography-gallery/37#photo_4781. Baby Photo Award winning picture of a newborn baby girl in a stroller and her sister kissing her on a head.
Baby girl in a stroller with her sister kneeling beside her. Newborn photographer in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta.

Newborn Photoshoot - Mighty Maxwell - Calgary Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Mighty Maxwell - Calgary Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Maxwell was born a month early and was weighting only 4 pounds. He had to spend a few weeks in the NICU to grow bigger and stronger, which he did!  We had this newborn photoshoot close to Maxwell's original due date and he was already at 5 pounds.  Being so tiny, most of my newborn outfits were too small on Mighty Maxwell, but he was very happy being wrapped most of the session and slept all through it.  His big sister Violet, who is only 1.5 years old herself was super sweet and helpful, she was very gentle with little Maxwell and was happy to take pictures with him.  Welcome to the world dear Maxwell!

Sweet little baby boy wearing bear hat in a bowl with a little plush bear toy. Calgary Newborn Photographer.
Baby boy in a bear hat. Newborn photoshoot in Calgary Alberta.
Newborn baby boy in the prop with different textures. Newborn Calgary Photographer.
Newborn baby boy in the nest prop. Calgary and Newborn photographer.
Little newborn baby boy wearing a bear hat in a bowl. Newborn Photographer in Airdrie Alberta
Sweet little newborn baby boy sleeping in a little doll bed. Calgary and Airdrie photographer
Sweet little newborn baby boy smiling and looking right at the camera. Airdrie and Calgary Newborn Photographer
Sweet little newborn baby boy all swaddled and sleeping soundly. Newborn photographer in Calgary Alberta
Newborn baby boy sleeping soundly in a cute blue outfit. Captured by Milashka Photography.
Newborn baby boy posed on a beanbag as an angel with angel wings. Captured by Milashka Photography, Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer
Newborn baby sleeping soundly and wearing a cute hat. Captured by Milashka photography.
Cute little newborn baby smiling in his sleep and dressed up as a bunny. Great idea for an Easter inspired photoshoot. Captured by Milashka Photography.
Sweet little newborn baby boy sleeping soundly on a pillow wearing a cute little outfit. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer. Captured by Milashka Photography.
Newborn baby in a "potato sack" pose, smiling in his sleep. Calgary Newborn photographer.
Newborn baby on a black backdrop, safely sleeping in his mom's hands. Calgary Newborn photographer
Baby boy in his dad's hands just like a blooming flower. Calgary photographer
Mom's, dad's and sister's hands holding new baby boy on a black backdrop. Calgary photographer.
Siblings on a beanbag. A newborn baby boy and his sister. Calgary Newborn Photographer
Mommy and baby. Newborn baby boy with his mommy. Calgary Newborn Photographer
Baby and daddy. Newborn baby boy and his dad wearing blue outfit. Calgary Photographer
Parents and their new baby. Newborn baby boy with his parents. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Family of 4. Family photoshoot with a newborn baby boy. Calgary Photographer.

Newborn Session - Liam - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

This sweet little guy loved to be wrapped, he just wanted to be warm and cozy. Liam was 12 days young during his newborn session and has actually lost his umbilical cord right at the beginning of the photoshoot to the great joy of his parents.  His big sister Macaylah was so gentle and caring, I can just tell that she will be a great helper to her parents with little Liam.  Liam's dad is a big football fan and since the Super Bowl was just a few weeks away, of course we did some football inspired shots and Liam has rocked his newborn session. What a perfect little model. World, meet Liam Miguel.

Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
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Newborn Photoshoot - Benjamin - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

I have met Benjamin's parents Lisa and Danny for the first time when Ella ( Benjamin's sister ) has turned 1 year old and we had a really fun cakesmash session (you can find this session on my blog). I was so happy when Lisa called me again to capture Ella's 2nd Birthday and we took some amazing Fall family portraits right outside Lisa's and Danny's house and at that time I found out that Lisa is expecting her second baby!  Here he is - little Benjamin rocking his Newborn photoshoot and Ella is being so careful and so gentle with him. When I do sibling shots, I am very aware of a sibling's age and possible poses we can try to attempt of them together.  The "bean bag" pose of siblings together, is not something I would do with very young children as this requires certain patience and maturity on older sibling's part. Ella has absolutely rocked this pose - she was so gentle, loving and caring with her little brother, it was heart warming to see. Ben is a lucky guy to have a big sister like Ella! World, meet  Benjamin!

Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
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Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
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Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

Newborn photoshoot - Mahaan by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary photographer

Mahaan was 2 days shy of being 1 month young during his newborn photoshoot. Although I usually shoot newborn sessions during the first 2 weeks of baby's life, I made an exception with Mahaan as he has arrived to this world almost 4 weeks earlier than expected as he just couldn't wait to meet his beautiful parents. Mahaan was awake in the beginning of the photoshoot, looking straight at the camera and making all kinds of cute little faces.  His big furry brother Rambo, was beside him the whole time - making sure nothing wrong is happening to him.  Welcome to the world Mahaan.

Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Newborn pictures - Aubree by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer

Just over a month ago I have photographed Aubree's mom for her maternity photoshoot and here she is, a beautiful little Autumn flower - Aubree.  She was so good to me during her newborn pictures, slept almost the entire session and didn't mind her brother rocking her back and forth in the little stroller.  Her brother Samuel just turned 1 year old a few days after Aubree was born, this is one busy family.  Welcome to the world beautiful Aubree!

Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary Photographer

Faith's - Newborn Photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

I have met little Faith when she was already over 7 weeks old - surrounded by her large and loving family (uncles, aunts and cousins, family friends and of course her parents) and showered in love. I was a little bit nervous going to this newborn photoshoot as my newborn sessions are usually during the first 2 weeks of baby's life, in this case Faith was close to being 2 months old, however she was absolutely fine - slept almost the entire time and didn't mind all the noise and laughter and chatter around her.  World, meet beautiful Faith!

Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Newborn photoshoot - Calgary photographer

Nathan's Newborn pictures by Mila Boekestyn

Nathan's Newborn Pictures - Calgary Photographer

Nathan was just over 2 weeks young and he was super cute.  He slept the entire time and was giving me tons of cute little smiles. Nathan was born a few weeks prior to his due date during the Stampede time and of course I HAD to incorporate some of the cowboy outfits for his newborn pictures. Little cowboy was too excited and couldn't wait to meet his parents and everyone else.  World, meet Nathan!

Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer
Newborn pictures - Calgary photographer

Mya's Newborn photos by Mila Boekestyn

Mya's Newborn Photos - Calgary Photographer

Mya was just over 2 weeks young during our photoshoot and she was so good to me - she slept the entire time and was a happy baby giving me tons of sweet little smiles. Her dad came in from work during his lunch hour just to take a few pictures with his sweet little darling. I was able to capture many beautiful newborn photos for this family to keep and cherish forever! World, meet beautiful Mya!

Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer
Newborn photos - Calgary Photographer

Brooklyn by Mila Boekestyn

Brooklyn was very comfy in her mommy's belly and came in over a week late into this world on July 5th.  She was only 4 days young during the photoshoot and was over 8 lbs!  I just loved her chubby cheeks and her back rolls, she was a joy to work with - slept almost the entire session and was super cooperative. World, meet beautiful Brooklyn!