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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

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

Baby milestone photoshoot - Benjamin - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Baby milestone photoshoot - Calgary Family Photographer

I met this family for the first time when big sister Ella was just turning 1 for her cakesmash photoshoot (which you can see here). Since then I had an honour to photograph some of their most important milestones - Ella’s second birthday (that is when I found out that Ella would be a big sister), Benjamin’s newborn photoshoot and now this session, which was a combination of family photos, Ella’s birthday (she is now 3 years old) as well as Benjamin’s baby milestone - or what I also call his “sitter session” (when the baby can sit unattended). I can’t express how happy it makes me when my clients call me their “family photographer” and invite me to come and capture their most precious milestones. I am looking forward to many more years of working with this beautiful family!

Proud bit sister is holding her baby brother and smiling in this lifestyle inspired photoshoot. Calgary lifestyle family photographer. Milashka Photography
Siblings. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Sibling lying on the bed in this lifestyle inspired photoshoot. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy is lying on the bed in this lifestyle inspired photoshoot. Milashka Photography. Calgary baby photographer
Baby boy is sitting and smiling in a cute hat. Calgary photographer. Milashka photography
Baby boy sitting on a bed, holding his bear and smiling. Calgary lifestyle photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy is sitting and holding a wooden horse. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Family portrait. Family of 4. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography

Family session - Jessica - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family Session - Calgary Family Photographer

The weather in Calgary is unpredictable - it could be sunny and warm in the morning and freezing by the afternoon, that is why I always offer an option to take pictures inside and outside or both! This is what we did with Jessica’s beautiful family. We started with some indoor pictures, followed by some pictures at a local park. The girls were so well behaved, were super excited about their photoshoot and gave me their best smiles and giggles.

Sisters sitting on a bed and smiling. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Sisters are telling secrets. A big sister is whispering a secret to her little sister’s ear. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Big sister is kissing her little sister. Christmas inspired photoshoot. Neutrals. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Christmas inspired photoshoot. Love neutrals. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little girls is holding her lantern in this Christmas inspired photo session. Calgary Child Photographer. Milashka Photography
Sweet little girl smiling in this Christmas inspired photoshoot. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Little girl is smiling in this Christmas inspired photoshoot. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Little girl is smiling and looking into the camera. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little girl’s portrait. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 sitting on a bench. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Portrait of a family. Calgary portrait photographer. Milashka photography

A stroll in a park - Family photoshoot - Lise - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

A stroll in a park - Family photoshoot - Calgary Family Photographer

Let’s take a stroll in a park, I told my friend Lise, and I will capture beautiful memories for you and your kids. That we did! I love this family, they are always so much fun to photograph. There is no posing and no plan, just “be yourselves”, play, run and have fun. It’s not only about capturing memories on paper, it’s also about having a memorable experience of a fun photoshoot.

Mom and kids and a dog walking in a park. Fall in Calgary. Calgary family photographer. Milashka photography
Mom and sister looking at the man in their lives. Family photoshoot in Calgary. Milashka Photography
Siblings are hugging their mom. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Man in a middle. Family photo with mom and her two kids. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Brother and sister doing the Floss Dance. Family photographer. Calgary. Milashka Photography
Mother and son looking at each other in a park. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Mini me. Mother and daughter portrait. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
Portrait of a boy. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Portrait of a girl. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Family photoshoot with mom and two siblings. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom and her 2 kids are sitting on a bench. Calgary family. Milashka Photography

Airdrie Family Photoshoot - Nose Creek Park - Nataliya - Airdrie Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Airdrie Family Photoshoot - Nose Creek Park - Airdrie Family Photographer

Finally I did a photoshoot in my own little city - Airdrie, situated North of Calgary only about 30km away from downtown Calgary at the park on Main Street - Nose Creek Provincial Park. I have moved to Airdrie 4 years ago from Ontario, and fell in love with it.  Airdrie is famous for the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, which is held each year at the end of June and is TONS of fun.  Airdrie has everything a young family might need or want - Genesis place - a sport complex with anything you could wish under the stars - skating rings, swimming pools, gym with a full running track, basketball and soccer fields, trampoline gymnastics and many many more activities. Airdrie has all kinds of amazing and delicious restaurants - here are just a few of my favourites - Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai and Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and of course local Canadian cuisine. Airdrie has tons of kids' sports and activities like gymnastics at the Little gym and dancing at the Star Bound Dance Company (SBDC), and of course many schools including French Immersion and Catholic schools. We have our own mayor - Peter Brown (who is very personable - he made an effort to came to my daughter's school during Remembrance Day ceremony and spent time with veterans and kids) and we have Airdrie Community Health Centre with very patient staff that is open 24/7!  I love my city and if you haven't been here yet, you should definitely come and visit!

This family photoshoot was tons of fun - just a stroll in a park with kids playing and laughing and making jokes, baby smiling and parents loving it all :-) Here are their pictures! Enjoy!

Beautiful Family of 5 sitting on a blanket during a warm summer evening. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Family of 5 walking and holding hands during a warm summer evening at the Nose Creek Park in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Girl sitting in a tall grass. Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Girl is standing beside a tree with red berries. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography
Cute baby boy with blue eyes staring right at the camera. Airdrie baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Lovely couple in Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, Alberta.  Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Little sister is giving a kiss to her older sister. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography
Lovely family of 5 on a warm summer evening at the Nose Creek park in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography.

Blast from the Past photoshoot - Liam - Heritage Park - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Blast from the Past photoshoot - Heritage Park - Calgary Family Photographer

This was a very special photoshoot with my friend Jenn and her adorable little guy Liam.  I have been photographing Jenn and Liam since Liam was just a little peanut in a belly.  Since this photoshoot was all about the "Past", you can visit Jenn's journey with Milashka Photography by clicking on these links to see all Liam's previous sessions:  Jenn's maternity session, Liam's newborn session, Liam's First Christmas, Liam's First Valentines, Liam's First EasterLiam's Baptism, Liam's Cakesmash, Liam's Christmas.

This photoshoot was about visiting the past - beautiful Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. Liam was dressed in a very cute overall and old style hat (which amazingly he wore the whole time and didn't even try to take it off). He was fitting in perfectly with the surrounding and was enjoying the whole experience: riding the train, visiting school, blacksmith shops, post office, old houses and everything else the Heritage Park has to offer.

Little boy dressed in the old style clothing beside barn. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography.
Little boy dressed in the old style clothing looking at the upcoming old style train at the Heritage Park, Calgary. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Cute little boy walking proudly at the farm. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Curious little boy at the Heritage Park, Calgary. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom and son. Little boy sitting on a cannon infant of an old house. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little boy dressed in old style clothing pointing at something. Calgary Child Photographer. Milashka Photographer.
Little boy in an old style school looking curiously at the camera. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little boy with a newspaper at the old style post office at the Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography
Little boy dressed in an old style clothing standing in tall grass and smiling. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Newspaper anyone? Little cute boy standing in the red Royal Mail wagon at the Heritage Park in Calgary holding old style newspaper. Calgary child and family photographer. Milashka Photography
Sweet little boy looking at the window on a train at Heritage Park, Calgary, Alberta. Calgary family and child photographer. Milashka Photography

Family photoshoot - Lindsay - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family photoshoot - Calgary Family Photographer

Lindsay lives on a beautiful acreage with a big red barn and donkeys and horses and cats and cows - the rustic, country feel that any photographer would be super excited to photograph, and on top of that, Lindsay's hubby have assembled this amazing antique truck - so of course THE TRUCK was the centre of this photoshoot.  We had such an awesome time during this family photoshoot, even one of the cats decided to join us.  Here are some of my favourite images from this session.

Family of 4 in front of the barn and old truck. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Family of 4 standing in front of an old truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 holding hands. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 standing in front of a big red barn and an old truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy standing beside an old truck and red barn. Calgary family photographer - Milashka Photography
A little girl sitting on the truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
A boy and a girl with a cat. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
A boy and a girl looking at donkeys and a mini horse. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography

Calgary Family Photoshoot - Laura - Alberta Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary Family Photoshoot - Alberta Family Photographer

This winter was so long that I have almost forgot how much I love taking pictures outside, and I am so grateful that I have amazing families like this one, who hires me to do what I love. This Calgary Family photoshoot was done at the Baker's Park - a popular location in Calgary, Alberta for family photos.  This was my third time to photograph beautiful Natalie as well as her parents, aunt / uncle and grandparents. I love photographing big families, capturing their connections and creating memories.  This photoshoot was so much fun, everyone was having a good time and I couldn't be happier with how these portraits turned out!

Family of 7 posing in front of a Lilac tree. Family photoshoot at Baker's Park. Milashka Photography
Family photoshoot at Baker's Park in Calgary, Alberta. Family of 7 sitting on a bench. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka photography
Family of 7 at Baker's Park in Calgary. Alberta family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family photoshoot at Baker's park. We have all the ladies on one side and all the guys on the other side, looking at the camera and smiling. Alberta family photographer. Milashka photography
Family separated by inner families. Grandparents holding their granddaughter and other two couples are on each side. Alberta family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 7 walking away, only little girl is looking. Family photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography.
Family of 7 sitting by the water in Baker's park, Calgary. Alberta family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Family of 7 divided by inner smaller families standing on the stairs in Baker's park. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 7 by the rails at Baker's park, Calgary, Alberta. Calgary photographer. Milashka photography
Family of 3 sitting on a blanket at Baker's Park and looking at the camera. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.

Family session with twins - Rotary Park - Julie - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family session with twins - Rotary Park - Calgary Family Photographer

This is my third time photographing these fun and very active twins - Finn and Grayson as well as their big brother Ryder.  So nice to see this family again!  I have met them first time when the twins were born for their newborn session, which you can see herethen I have photographed their beautiful family just before the twins turned 1, you can check out this photoshoot here. And we meet again - boys are all grown up and very cute.  I seriously don't know how Julie and Eric do it - very busy household with 3 young boys, Hats off to all parents with twins!

3 brothers sitting on a blanket. Twins and their older brother. Rotary Park. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy standing by lilac tree and smiling. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy in a blue shirt, smiling and looking at the camera. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy is smiling. Calgary Child photographer. Milashka Photography
Mother and her 3 sons sitting in a grass and smiling. Calgary photographer. Milashka photography
Twin boys holding hands. Calgary downtown background in Rotary park. Calgary Family Photographer. Miashka Photography
Boy with his tongue out holding bouquet of lilacs. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
3 brothers lying on the grass head to head and smiling. Calgary child Photographer. Milashka photography

Family Photoshoot - Rotary Park - Lindsay - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family Photoshoot - Rotary Park - Calgary Family Photographer

I met this sweet family in Rotary park - one of my most favourite parks in Calgary.  I love Rotary park for many reasons - it is central, relatively small, it has off leash dogs area (and I love dogs), beautiful blooming trees and amazing downtown view.  It also has a tennis court, playground and a splash park for kids in a summer!  Lindsay and I have known each other for a few years now and she wanted to book this photoshoot for awhile, so I was very happy that we finally got to do it and I got to meet her beautiful family.  Lindsay's kids were super cute and SO well behaved! Check out their pictures and give this blog some love!

Family of 4, Mother, Father, boy and girl sitting on a blanket in a park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Siblings lying down on a blanket and looking at the camera. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 in Rotary park. Downtown View - Calgary. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy standing in front of the blooming lilac tree. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Girl is standing in front of the lilac tree and smiling. Rotary Park. Calgary Child Photographer. Milashka Photography
Siblings stand in front of the blooming lilac tree. Rotary Park. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Girl sitting on a tree and smiling. Rotary Park. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 sitting / standing around an old tree. Rotary Park. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography

Family photoshoot - Baker's Park - Courtney - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family Photoshoot - Baker's Park - Calgary Family Photographer

Baker's Park is a very popular spot in Calgary for photographers to take their clients for beautiful portraits. It has beautiful blooming trees, flowers, access to water and a nice gazebo. I took my dear friend Courtney and her family to Baker's park for her family photos.  We had so much fun - boys are really into superheroes nowdays, so I brought along some superhero capes and they were able to be themselves and to have fun. Even Courtney's husband discovered some inner Superman powers. Check out this beautiful family!

Family of 4, Mother, Father and 2 boys sitting on a blanket at the park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom and her 2 sons sitting on a blanket at the park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Brothers sitting on a blanket and hugging. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom and Dad hugging at Baker's Park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom and her son at the Park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom and her son at the park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Dad and son playing in the park. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy with blue eyes lying down on a blanket and looking at the camera. Calgary family photographer. Milashka photography
Superhero. Boy is wearing a superhero cape and posing. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy wearing a superhero cape running in the park. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Brothers wearing superhero capes and posing. Baker's park. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Brothers are wearing superhero capes and posing. Baker's park in Calgary. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Superhero dad is picking up his superhero son while the other son is watching in awe. Calgary Photographer. Milashka photography

Superhero cakesmash photoshoot - Navaiyah - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Superhero cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer

I have met Nava for her newborn photoshoot a year ago and here she is all grown up smashing her Supergirl cake.  As some of you might remember Nava's story - her daddy Nav, has passed away while she was still in her mommy's belly (you can read more about this here), so we have incorporated allot of things that Nav loved into Nava's newborn session, which you can see here. For her 1st birthday / cakesmash we decided to continue incorporating Nav into his girls' lives.  Simmie, Ara and Nava all had their jeans and black hoodies for their family photos as this is how Simmie and Nav were dressed for their engagement photoshoot. Nav used to love Superheros, so the theme for the cakesmash was easy - Supergirl Nava smashing a Superhero cake, lovingly prepared by her mom.  And let me tell you, this Superhero cakesmash photoshoot couldn't have been any more successful. Nava was truly enjoying the whole experience and she absolutely loved the cake and smashed it till there was nothing left.  I felt like Nav's spirit was there watching over his girls. Happy 1st Birthday beautiful Nava!

Mommy and her girls by the lake. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Two cute girls dressed as superheroes with balloons by the lake. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Mommy and her daughters dressed in Superheroes skirts. Calgary and Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography
Sisters. Two sweet sisters sitting on a bed. Calgary children photographer. Milashka photography
Little girl dressed in a purple romper crawling. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography.
Sweet little girl dressed in a purple romper. 1st Birthday photoshoot ideas. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography.
Sweet little girl, dressed in a purple romper clapping hands. Calgary and Airdrie baby photographer. Milashka photography
Superhero cakesmash photoshoot for a girl. Baby girl smashing her superhero cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography.
Supergirl is smashing her birthday cake. Superheroes inspired photoshoot for girls. Milashka Photography - Calgary and Airdrie photographer.
Little hands all in. I am going to smash this cake. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary photographer
Little feet all covered in cake icing. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary photographer. Milashka photography
Don't mind me, I am just enjoying my cake. Cakesmash photoshoot. Superheroes inspired photoshoot for girls. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Happy girl covered in cake. Superhero inspired cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Smashing that cake till there is not a crumb left. Superhero inspired cakesmash photoshoot for girls. Milashka Photography - Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Baby girl crawling away from her smashed cake. Cakesmash photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie photographer - Milashka Photography.
Baby girl enjoying her bubble bath. First birthday. Cakesmash. Bubble bath. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl looking at her foot in a bubble bath after a cakesmash. Milashka Photography - Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Family photo of a mother, daughters and a dad who has passed away. "I will always be there watching over you". Family love. Family unity. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography

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

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer

This was my third session with this cute little sweetheart, always so happy and beyond adorable! Felix - a rockstar in a making and the last Jedi. His newborn photoshoot was inspired by the Star Wars theme (you can see it here) and his Sitter session was Star Wars / Harry Potter combined (see it here). Well.... his cakesmash photoshoot was plain and simple - Rock N Roll - Felix was smashing his first guitar - a very tasty cake prepared by his mommy. This was an epic finale for the First Year "Watch me Grow" experience. I will miss you Felix and I hope to see you for more milestones in a future!

Family with a little boy. Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Mom and son photograph. Calgary family photographer.
Sweet little redhead boy with his dad. Calgary photographer.
Boy and his wooden horse. Redheads rock! Airdrie and Calgary Children's Photographer.
Boy and a wooden plane. Aviator. Airdrie and Calgary child photographer.
One year old boy with a wooden plane. Airdrie and Calgary child photographer.
Little redhead boy with a drum set.  Ed Sheeran watch out. Calgary photographer.
Little redhead boy is playing drums. Calgary and Airdrie Photographer.
Little boy is playing drums. Airdrie, Calgary, Alberta child photographer.
Cakesmash Guitar Cake for a one year old. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer.
Cakeshmash photoshoot. Little redhead one year old boy is smashing his first guitar cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Successful Cakesmash. Little redhead boy is loving his birthday cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Cakesmash photoshoot. Rock N Roll style - smashing a guitar cake. Airdrie and Calgary photographer
Baby boy with a face covered in cake. Successful cakesmash. Airdrie and Calgary Photographer.
Smashed guitar cake and little feet. Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Baby boy enjoying a bubble bath after a successful cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie cakesmash photographer.
Baby boy is enjoying a bubble bath after smashing his cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer.
Felix reading a book about Felix. Baby boy enjoying his bubble bath while reading a book after smashing his birthday cake. Airdrie and Calgary Cakesmash photographer.

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

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

It is always so nice to see my Newborn clients for their 1st year / cakesmash photoshoot.  You realize how fast the time flies and appreciate how much changes 1 year can bring. Japjevuun has an amazing family that loves him so much, everyone wanted to be in a picture with a little guy!  He rocked his family shots and enjoyed his Superheroes inspired cakesmash.  Happy Birthday dear Japjevuun!

Baby Boy's 1st Year milestone photoshoot with an airplane
Boy with a wooden Horse. Baby Milestone Photoshoot.
Foot in a cake. Baby boy's 1st Birthday. Superhero Cakesmash. Airdrie Photographer. Calgary Photographer
Superhero inspired Cakesmash with Airdrie Photographer
Cakesmash Photoshoot with a Superhero theme. Airdrie and Calgary photographer
Little feet and little hands all covered in cake. Cakesmash Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

 

 

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Lise by Mila Boekestyn

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

My dear friend Lise has asked me to take a few pictures of her and her kids, so we have met for a fun winter family photoshoot during a warm December evening (thank you Chinook!) while the sun was going down (my favourite time of the day - the golden hour).  I was so happy that Lise and the kids were able to relax, to have fun, to run around, play with their dogs, to be goofy and happy and just to be themselves.  This photoshoot turned out to be so real and so joyful, I couldn't be happier with the results!

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Mila by Mila Boekestyn

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer

I have met beautiful Mila (Ludmila) last year for her Newborn session, and here we are 1 year later for her Baby Milestone, First Birthday photoshoot.  I remember when Mila's mom contacted me for the first time, while she was pregnant, and mentioned that she is expecting a little girl and will name her Ludmila (Mila for short) in honour of her husband's grandmother, I was super excited.  Excited to photograph someone who has the same name as me and excited that this old Slavic name is coming back! As we had a really nice and warm few weeks in December (thank you Chinook :-) we were able to go to a local park with Mila and her parents and take a few family pictures outside.  I am very happy as to how these photos turned out! Happy First Birthday dear Mila!

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer

Christmas photoshoot - Violet by Mila Boekestyn

Christmas photoshoot - Calgary photographer

I was so excited to see Violet again for her Christmas photoshoot. Last time I have photographed her she was just about to turn 1 years old. We did a cake smash and a milk bath and Violet was full of funny faces and smiles.  This time around, Violet was a very serious little lady, but we still managed to get a few smiles from her :-) Merry Christmas dear Violet!

Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer

Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Liam by Mila Boekestyn

Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary photographer

I love my photoshoots with Liam and his family!  Liam's mom - Jennifer is one of the most creative people I have ever met!  She is full of ideas for our shoots and is always so prepared with different props (Jenn owns her own vintage prop rental boutique called Bee Vintage).  For this Christmas shoot, we decided to have a few pictures outside and a few inside and I followed Jennifer's creative mind and we ended up having an amazing and a very creative Christmas photoshoot.  Check it out!

Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Creative Christmas Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Family Photoshoot - Ella by Mila Boekestyn

Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

I have met Ella and her parents last year for her 1st Birthday Cakesmash - she was super happy to see her cake and was really into the whole "smash and splash" experience. This year, we started with a family photoshoot just outside of Ella's house followed by some pictures inside the house.  Ella got a cupcake this year and she was just as excited to eat it as she was last year smashing her cake.  Happy 2nd Birthday dear Ella!

Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer