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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

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

Baby Milestone - Sitter session - Mahaan - Calgary Baby Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Baby Photographer

This was my 2nd session with Mahaan. Did you know that I offer 3 different Bundles?  The first one is for 4 sessions throughout your baby's first year and is called " Watch me Grow", then I have the "Baby of Mine" for 3 sessions and finally "Sweet as Can Be" for 2 sessions.  Every Bundle comes with a beautiful Heirloom Album, Wall Art, all digital files on the USB and a few other beautiful photographic products for you to display and cherish forever!  Email me to find out more information about my Bundles.  This was Mahaan's Baby Milestone - Sitter Session from the "Baby of Mine" bundle, you can check out his newborn session hereMahaan's adorable smile that won me a Baby Photo Award hasn't changed, he was such a sweetheart throughout the session and at the end we stepped out to a nearby park with his gorgeous parents for some family photos (I offer family photos with every single session). Check out Mahaan's sitter session and give it some love!

Baby is smiling wide with his toothless adorable smile. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka photography
Baby boy sitting on a seamless backdrop wearing jeans. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy naked on a flokati rug looking right at the camera. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy sitting on a flokati rug with a wooden antique horse and smiling. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy sitting on a flokati rug with an airplane and smiling. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy lying on a rug, holding his feet and smiling. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy sitting on a rug with a mischievous smile. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy sitting on a rug and smiling with cute little dimples. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy lying on his back on a rug and sucking on his toes. Calgary Baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Adorable baby boy sitting in a tub waiting to be washed. Baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka photography
Beautiful family of 3. Mom, dad and baby boy. Calgary family 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

 

 

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

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Tegh Singh by Mila Boekestyn

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer

It is always so nice to see this lovely family.  Last time I saw Tegh Singh he was just a tiny newborn and look at him now -  head full of curls, huge brown eyes, sitting independently and surrounded by love from his adorable sisters and parents. We did a few different set ups with Tegh Singh and then a few set ups with girls and family.  Can't wait to see you again this spring Tegh Singh for your cakesmash session!

Baby Milestone Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone Session - Calgary Photographer
Family Session - Calgary Photographer
Family Session - Calgary Photographer
Family Session - Calgary Photographer
Family Session - 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

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Felix by Mila Boekestyn

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer

Oh dear Felix, he was SO cute and SO happy,  I just wanted to take him home with me!  I have met Felix during his newborn shoot when he was just this tiny little guy, and look at him now, so yummy!  It was a great baby milestone - sitter session, Felix was game for all kinds of outfits and set ups, he was a perfect little model - just sitting there, looking straight at the camera and smiling!  As you might remember, Felix's parents are huge fans of Star Wars and as we did for his newborn photoshoot, we continued our tradition and took a few Star Wars theme shots and added a few from Harry Potter, cause why not :-). And since Christmas is just around the corner, we threw in some Christmas set ups in there as well!  I can't wait for our Cakesmash session, little Felix! See you in the Spring!  

Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
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Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone - Sitter Session - Calgary Photographer