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

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer

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

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

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

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

Airdrie Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary baby photographer

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

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

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

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

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Cakesmash Photographer

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about my Cakesmash sessions follow the link.

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

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

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

Mickey Mouse Cakesmash - Tegh Singh - Calgary Cakesmash Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Mickey Mouse Cakesmash - Calgary Cakesmash Photographer

This was my third photoshoot with Tegh Singh and his lovely family, it was so great to see him grow from a tiny newborn to a little toddler. You can see his Newborn session here and his Sitter session here. I offer Bundle photography packages where you can choose to have multiple sessions to document different milestones throughout your baby's 1st year. You can choose to have 2,3, or even 4 sessions with me during your baby's first year and usually the First Birthday / Cakesmash is the final one.  It is always a bitter sweet - seeing my little newborn clients all grown up eating their first birthday cake but also realizing that I am not going to see them again for sometime. Tegh Singh did enjoy his Mickey Mouse cake prepared with love by his aunt. He started out by being very suspicious about the cake and the whole idea, but once he tried the cake and realized how good it is, he couldn't believe his luck - "All of this for me?!" Happy First Birthday dear Tegh Singh, I hope to see you and your amazing family in a near future again!

Birthday boy with long curls and long eyelashes, looking suspiciously at the photographer. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mickey Mouse Inspired Cakesmash set up. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer. Milashka Photography.
Mickey Mouse Inspired Cakesmash Photoshoot. Birthday Boy is about to taste his first bite of his birthday cake. Calgary Cakesmash Photographer. Milashka Photography
Birthday boy is enjoying his cake during his cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary cakesmash. Milashka Photography
Birthday boy suspiciously looking at the photographer during his cakesmash photo session. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photographer
Birthday boy is enjoying his cake. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little hands and feet covered in cake during a cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby boy covered in his Mickey Mouse towel and holding a rubber duck, looking suspiciously at the photographer. Calgary Cakesmash Photoshoot. Milashka Photography

Smash and Splash session - Prairie - Calgary cakesmash photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Smash and Splash session - Calgary cakesmash photographer

This was the final session - Smash and Splash / 1st birthday photoshoot from 3 sessions Bundle (Newborn / Sitter / Cakesmash) for Prairie. It was such a privilege to photograph her first year and to see her grow from a tiny newborn (see her newborn session here) to an adorable baby (see her sitter session here) to a Birthday Girl. Prairie's photoshoots were always easy - from an easy newborn, she grew into a happy, easy going toddler.  And although she wasn't too much into smashing the cake, she has definitely enjoyed the splashing part of the shoot. Milk bath filled with flowers? - yes please! - what else do you need after being covered with icing?!

Happy 1st Birthday dear Prairie!

Birthday girl is sitting in front of a cute white tipi surrounded with flowers. 1st birthday set up photoshoot ideas. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl wearing a white romper smiling.  Umbrella and tipi set up. 1st Birthday photoshoot ideas. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl is turning ONE. First birthday photoshoot ideas. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little girl is turning one. Balloon, ONE letters, pompoms decorations. First Birthday photoshoot ideas. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Cakesmash photoshoot. Baby girl wearing a pink romper smashing her cake. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Birthday girl trying her cake. Cake Smash Photoshoot ideas. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Happy baby. Cakesmash session. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little hands and feet covered in icing after a successful cakesmash. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby with beautiful eyes looking straight at the camera. Cakesmash photoshoot. Calgary. Milashka Photography
Baby is crawling away from a smashed cake. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography.
Milk bath for a one year old. Little girl sitting in a milk bath, surrounded by flowers and smiling. Milk bath photoshoot. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography.
Milk bath photoshoot ideas for a one-year-old.  Little girl splashing in a milk bath, surrounded by flowers. Calgary milk bath photoshoot. Milashka Photography
Family shoot with a one year old birthday girl. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Natalie - Calgary Cakesmash Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash Photoshoot - Calgary Cakesmash Photographer

We did Natalie's Cakesmash photoshoot right on her 1st Birthday and it was fun! Natalie was such a cute little model, I could have taken her pictures all day!  Later that day, when I left, Natalie took her first steps!  I have met Natalie almost a year ago for her newborn session, which you can see here, we stayed in touch with her mom and I was so honoured to take Natalie's First Birthday photos!  Happy First Birthday beautiful Natalie!

Baby girl sitting on a chair wearing a tutu and a onesie that says "one". Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography.
Baby girl sitting on an antique bed wearing cute outfit, pearls and smiling. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography.
Baby girl wearing cute white romper, sitting on a floor holding on to an umbrella. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful baby girl, wearing a purple romper and looking right at the camera. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl wearing a cute violet romper sitting in front of the tipi and surrounded by flowers. Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography. 
Little girl is wearing a white romper, sitting on an antique bed and reaching out for letter "O" from the word "ONE". Calgary baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Birthday girl who is turning 1 is sitting in front of her cake surrounded by pompoms, balloons and pink popcorn. Calgary Cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography
Cake is falling of the cake stand. Birthday girl is surprised to see her cake falling off the stand. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography
Cakesmash photoshoot. Birthday girl is covered in pink icing and is happy. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka Photography
Little feet covered in cake and pink icing. Calgary cakesmash photographer. Milashka photography.
Birthday girl sitting in a tub after successfully smashing her cake. Bubble bath and bubbles. Calgary cakesmash 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

 

 

Cake Smash Photoshoot - Lawson by Mila Boekestyn

Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

This sweet little guy is turning 1 on January 5th. I have met Lawson, his parents and his furry sister Bella for a cake smash photoshoot a few weeks ago.  As with all of my Cake Smash sessions, we have started with a few family shots first.  You gotta love Alberta for it's Chinook - to be able to go outside wearing only a sweater during the middle of December, how awesome is that? After a nice walk outside we came home to a very tasty Cookie Monster cake.  We all got a taste of this cake, even Bella and it was delicious!  Happy Birthday little man!

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

Cake Smash Photoshoot - Liam by Mila Boekestyn

Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Had an awesome time with my favourite little guy Liam and his Cookie Monster cake smash photoshoot.  Cookie Monster cake smash has been the most popular for boys this year and every single time when we put a cake and a bunch of cookies - they all go for a cookie first :-). Liam even got some fancy milk to go with his sweets :-). Happy Birthday little Cookie Monster :-)

Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Conner by Mila Boekestyn

Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

I absolutely love seeing my newborn clients coming back for their Cake Smash 1st Birthday photoshoot, it is so incredibly exciting to see them grow into a little person with their own personality, likes and dislikes. I am also so honoured to have so many returning clients this year coming back for their cake smash sessions.  I was so glad to see Conner and his big brother Jaxson, both so grown up and so cute!  Every time I come for a Cake Smash session, I never know how the baby will react  - some are really into the whole experience and others are not so much.  Conner was really SMASHING that cake, at the end there was not much left - only some crumbs!  He was enjoying the smashing so much that even his brother came to join him for the leftovers.  Happy Birthday dear Conner! 

Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Maddie's Smash and Splash Photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

Smash and Splash Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

This is my third time photographing this amazing family.  I have met Maddie's parents last year for their maternity photoshoot and then met Madeline for her newborn pictures.  This time around it was Maddie's time for her Smash and Splash photoshoot.  As all of my other Smash and Splash sessions, we took a few family pictures first, just outside of Maddie's parents home at the park with a beautiful view of downtown Calgary followed by a cake smash and a milk/bubble bath.  Maddie wasn't so much into smashing the cake that her mom has lovingly baked, but she has definitely enjoyed splashing around in the milk and bubble bath.  Happy 1st Birthday dear Maddie!

Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Avery's Cake Smash by Mila Boekestyn

Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer

I was so excited to do Avery's Cake Smash session as I couldn't wait to see what she looks like now.  I have met little Avery last year during her newborn shoot and I remember thinking how delicate and beautiful she was. She was also one of the easiest newborns to photograph - just slept most of the time and was super cooperative.  One year has passed by and here she is a beautiful little flower, all grown up, walking and running around the house, has this incredibly awesome personality and just overall a sweetheart. I just wanted to take her home with me so badly!  Happy 1st Birthday beautiful Avery!

Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
Cake Smash - Calgary Photographer
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Liam's Cakesmash photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary photographer

I was honoured to photograph Liam's 1st Birthday milestone, I have met him and his lovely family for the first time last year when Liam was just born for his newborn session and here I was doing his "Moose theme" cakesmash photoshoot. You know how they say: "Older you get, faster the time goes" - my 10 year old daughter tells me this year that she has noticed how much faster the days go by, now that she is in Grade 5, compared to last year, and I am just thinking: wait till you get older...  I feel like I've met Liam just yesterday, but so much has changed for him - he is a totally different baby - has this amazing fun personality, almost walking, loves and interacts with his sister and definitely enjoyed all the attention and the yummy cake that his dad made for him. Happy Birthday dear Liam!

Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Cakesmash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Nixon's 1st Birthday Cakesmash Session by Mila Boekestyn

Cakesmash session - Calgary Photographer

I've met Nixon for the first time almost a year ago when I was taking his Newborn pictures, he was only 3 days old at the time, the youngest baby I have ever photographed!  And look at him now!  Almost 1 year old, with 6 teeth, crawling all over, and definitely LOVES cakes :-). This cakesmash session was Dr. Seuss' style - fun and colourful. Nixon's mom is one super creative lady - the theme, outfits, decorations, "all about Nixon" board, it was all her!  Happy Birthday Nixon!

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Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
Cakesmash Calgary
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Alexandra by Mila Boekestyn

I had a pleasure to photograph this beautiful little girl with amazing blue eyes - Alexandra who is turning 1 years old on July 5th.  We did a walk in a park followed by a cakesmash and milk/bubble bath combo.  Alexandra really enjoyed the whole experience, she was so curious about all the activities happening around her and was very happy to try her first cake - and let me tell you - that was one SUPER delicious cake!  Happy Birthday beautiful Alexandra!

Hudson's cakesmash by Mila Boekestyn

I was so glad to see Hudson, I have photographed him when he was a newborn and I haven't seen him since. One year makes such a big difference in baby's life, he is crawling and laughing and has this awesome personality!  We did a walk in a park, followed by a cakesmash and a bubble bath.  And check out Hudson's cake - it was THE cutest!  A little Cookie Monster - how adorable?!  Happy 1st Birthday dear Hudson!