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Cakesmash photoshoot - Mahaan - Calgary Baby Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Baby Photographer

I cannot believe that it has been a year since I have photographed little Mahaan’s newborn session. His parents have purchased one of my Bundles for Baby’s 1st year and I had an honour to photograph Mahaan during all his important milestones. You can see his newborn session here and his sitter session here. This was his third session with me and as with all of my Cakesmash sessions we took some family photos, Mahaan on his own, cakesmash action and bubble bath after the cakesmash. Mahaan had a great time smashing that cake and really enjoyed the bubble bath. Happy First Birthday dear prince!

Happy 1 year old sitting on a sled and smiling for his Christmas inspired photoshoot
First Birthday board and a birthday boy. Milashka Photography. Calgary Newborn and baby photographer
Family portrait. Parents, toddler and a dog. Calgary Family photographer. Milashka Photography
First Birthday photoshoot. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer. Baby boy is reaching for his birthday cake. Milashka photography
Happy little prince smashing his birthday cake. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer. Milashka Photography
This cake is yummy! Birthday boy is trying his cake. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary photographer. Milashka photography
Little boy is covered in cake. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Birthday boy is covered in his cake smiling. Cakesmash photography. Milashka Photography
Cakesmash done! Birthday boy is done with his cake. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy is taking a bubble bath after smashing his cake during a cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary 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.

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.

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

 

 

Milestone Session - Shifaan - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

I haven't seen Shifaan since his newborn shoot, and in the beginning I thought this milestone session is not going to happen at all.  Shifaan took one look at me and started crying... I thought to myself "oh no, I have to convince this cutie pie that I am his friend".  We took it easy in the beginning and gave Shifaan some space and some time to get used to me, and in about 1/2 hour it paid off. He was happy again and was laughing and posing and I was even able to pick him up and hold him and we became best friends ;-). Don't forget me sweet little guy cause I will see you again in a spring for your cakesmash session!

Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer
Milestone Session - Airdrie and Calgary Photographer

Liam's Easter by Mila Boekestyn

I am fortunate to be able to photograph Liam every other month and see him grow.  In adult life, 2 months are nothing, but when it comes to a baby - 2 months make a HUGE difference.  Last time when I saw Liam it was during Valentine's Day and he had changed so much since then.  He can sit now and is so much more alert and interested in the world around him!  I just adore this little guy, he is too cute to handle!