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Newborn Baby Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Yuliya - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Baby Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

This was a fun newborn baby photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta with a beautiful baby girl - Yuliya. Yuliya was 15 days old during the shoot and she was a perfect little model - we were able to do so many different set ups and outfit changes that I think her parents will have a very difficult time choosing their favourite images for their album and wall art.

Yuliya’s parents chose my “Sweet as Can be” bundle - which includes 2 sessions, all digital files on the USB, a beautiful custom made heirloom album and 2 wall arts. You can learn more about my bundles here. As you might also know I specialize in different photography products such as gorgeous albums, canvases, HD metal prints, acrylic mounts, flushmount wood art and keepsake story boxes, you can learn more about all of my products here. I believe it is VERY important to have something tangible at the end of the photoshoot, NOT only digital files. It is important for children to be able to pick up an album and see how little they once were or see their beautiful newborn portraits hanging in their nursery or around the house, so print your photos - don’t let them disappear in digital world!

Yuliya’s mom wanted girly colours and I tried to match the colours for this shoot to the colours we used during the maternity session, which you can see here. There were lots of purple and pink as well as white and blue. Also, since this was my very first Russian newborn baby girl - of course I HAD to do my famous “matryoshka” shot - and I got super lucky as Yuliya got bored with me by then and had the biggest yawn :-) Check out that epic photo on the bottom, you will love it!

World, meet beautiful Yuliya - 15 days new!

Potato sack pose. Newborn baby girl wrapped in purple wrap, wearing a purple hat and is posed on the lilac flokati rug.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in the crate, wrapped in purple wrap and surrounded by purple flowers.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag and wrapped in a purple wrap.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is sticking out her tongue. Baby is posed in a bowl with purple fluff and wrapped in a purple wrap.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Ana Brandt inspired shot. Baby girl is wrapped in a felt material as a little flower.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea.  Baby girl is smiling in her sleep and is holding a little purple teddy bear. Posed in a crate with purple flowers around her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag in this pick-a-boo pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is wrapped in a purple wrap and is surrounded by purple flowers sleeping soundly in a white crate.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in a bowl and is smiling in her sleep.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is wearing a blue outfit and is posed on a beanbag with a blue fabric.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Baby girl is posed in a heart bowl covered by pink material. Calgary newborn photographer.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Tutu and a crown - baby girl is posed on a beanbag wearing a crown and a pink tutu. Calgary photographer
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag with her little feet sticking out.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Huck Finn pose. Baby girl on a beanbag.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is in a basket and is holding her little pink bear.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed in a stroller.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is wrapped in white and is holding a unicorn in a white bowl.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a little white bed.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Matryoshka - Russian doll shot. Baby girl is wrapped like a Matryoshka (Russian doll) and have the rest of the matryoshka’s beside her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Composite image with a stork.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Safe in daddy’s arms.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl is posed on a beanbag with her daddy’s hands holding her.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Sisters - 15 years apart.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Baby girl and her big brother are posed on a beanbag and flokati rug.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings on a beanbag.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are giving a little kiss to their new baby sister.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are sitting beside a little stroller with their baby sister in it.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Big sister is holding her little newborn baby girl on her lap
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Big brother is holding his newborn sister on his lap
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Siblings are holding their newborn baby sister.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Mother and newborn baby girl pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Dad and newborn baby girl pose.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Proud parents are holding their newborn baby girl.
Newborn baby girl photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Milashka Photography. Family of 5 posed newborn photography.


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.

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

Calgary Newborn Photoshoot - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newborn Photo Session - Calgary Newborn Photographer

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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
IMG_3889.jpgSmash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Smash and Splash photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
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

Oliver's Fall Family Photoshoot - Edworthy Park by Mila Boekestyn

Fall Family Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer

I have met Oliver and his parents for a Fall Family Photoshoot at the Edworthy park in Calgary and it was a spectacular evening, the weather was super warm and everything around us was Autumn golden and simply beautiful.  This was my first time at the Edworthy park, and it reminded me of Ontario - lots of beautiful trees, golden leafs, small rocky beach at the Bow river mostly for people to put in their drift boats and rafts, tons of picnic benches and even a railway! Oliver was very serious at the beginning but with some help from my daughter Sophia and Oliver's parents we were able to get some precious smiles and I think this photoshoot ended up being a success!

Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
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Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer
Fall Photoshoot - Edworthy Park - Calgary Photographer

Lucy's Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park by Mila Boekestyn

Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park, Calgary Photographer

This was my third time meeting this beautiful family. I have met Carlynn and Matt when they were expecting and we took some maternity pictures last year in the Confederation park in Calgary, where Carlynn and Matt had their wedding pictures taken. Shortly after little Lucy was born and I was honoured to take her newborn pictures. Now Lucy is 1 year old, a beautiful little girl with an awesome personality. We have met again at the Confederation Park for the Fall Family Photoshoot and it was a great Autumn evening, with leafs changing and many people with their photographers capturing the beauty of the season.  Happy 1st Birthday dear Lucy!

Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
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Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park
Fall Family Photoshoot - Confederation Park