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Rocky Mountains Maternity Photoshoot - Jennifer - Kananaskis Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Rocky Mountains Maternity Photoshoot - Kananaskis Maternity Photographer

I absolutely love driving up to the beautiful Rocky Mountains for Maternity Photoshoots. We live in such a gorgeous province with a proximity to the most breathtakingly beautiful places on Earth such as Kananaskis Country , Banff and Canmore, Alberta Canada - it would be a shame not to use this opportunity and capture the Mom-to-be with the Mother Nature.

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico. Kananaskis Country  is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

One of my most favourite spots to photograph all my gorgeous mamas is a place close to Canmore (Alberta, Canada) that features “The Three Sisters” mountains - a trio of peaks individually known as Big Sister (Faith), Middle Sister (Charity) and Little Sister (Hope).

This was an epic photoshoot as the weather was more than perfect - above 0C with some fresh snow, nice warm sun and no wind!!! I could not have wished for a better day to meet with my friend Jenn, Brett and Liam for Jenn’s Mountain Maternity session. Jenn is expecting two little girls - identical twins and since I have photographed her first pregnancy with Liam - it was super special to capture this pregnancy as well with Liam who is now 2 years old and can’t wait to be a BIG brother. He will be such an amazing big brother too - I just can’t wait to meet the twins and to capture their newborn session which will be featured here on my blog, stay tuned! Until then, enjoy this breathtaking session!

Beautiful mother-to-be in a gorgeous royal blue gown standing in front of The Three Sister mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada during winter. Calgary, Airdrie, Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis Maternity Photographer - Milashka photography
A little boy is touching his expecting mother’s belly.  Mountain maternity session. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful royal blue gown and is standing on the snow in front of mountains and forest. Calgary Maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother-to-be is wearing a gorgeous green gown and is standing on a snow infront of a forest and river in Kananaskis Country. Calgary, Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Expecting mother is wearing a green gown in the forest, standing on a snow. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be wearing a green gown in the forest, looking at the camera and smiling. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be is standing on a snow in a forest and wearing a green gown. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mountain Maternity session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Mom-to-be is standing in front of Rocky Mountains on a snow, wearing a beautiful red gown. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother-to-be is standing on a snow in front of Rocky Mountains and wearing a gorgeous red dress. Calgary Photographer specializing in Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Mom and Dad to be standing on a snow in front of Rocky Mountains. Mom-to-be is wearing a gorgeous blue gown. Mountain Maternity Session in Kananaskis Country. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be in a blue gown standing on a snow with mountains in the background. Kananaskis maternity session. Calgary, Alberta maternity photoshoot
Mother-to-be is standing on a snow infront of Rocky Mountains wearing a blue dress. Calgary maternity photoshoot - Milashka Photography
Mother to be is standing on a bridge wearing a mustard gown in Canmore, Alberta Canada.
Mom-to-be in Canmore on a bridge wearing a mustard gown. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mountain Maternity Session in Kananaskis, Alberta. Mother-to-be is wearing a mustard gown and is standing in front of a river .

Maternity session at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Maria - Calgary Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Maternity Session at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Calgary Maternity Photographer

I was very excited for this maternity session as it is in one of my favourite places - really close to Airdrie and Calgary, Alberta - Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. If you have never been there before, you have to check it out and go for a little hike - it has everything you need without going too far from the city - waterfall, forest, rocks, river, bridges. A very picturesque place and perfect for pictures.  When I have met Maria for the first time, she has mentioned that she has envisioned her maternity photos to be done in the forest with trees and sunset and right away I thought - Big Hill Spings park!  As you may know I offer a wide variety of different gowns that you can wear during your maternity session. Maria has picked beautiful pink, blue, green and purple gowns - we wanted to make sure we cover all the bases and got some "girly" and "manly" colors as Maria and Drew did not know if they were having a boy or a girl. This photoshoot turned out pretty good, Maria and Drew rocked this session and you don't need me to tell you as you can see this for yourselves - these two are SO IN LOVE!!!!

Beautiful expecting couple standing on a bridge. Mom - to - be is wearing a purple dress
Expecting couple in a forest. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful purple gown.
Expecting couple in a forest kissing. Mom-to-be is wearing a blue dress. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful mom-to-be wearing a blue gown in front of the waterfall. Calgary maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother to be in a gorgeous pink gown in front of a waterfall. Maternity photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography.
Expecting couple in front of a waterfall. Mom-to-be is wearing a gorgeous pink gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be wearing a gorgeous pink gown in front of a waterfall. Calgary maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Expecting couple in love. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful pink gown. Milashka Photography - Calgary Maternity Photographer
Mom-to-be wearing a beautiful pink gown in front of a waterfall at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Milashka Photography - Calgary maternity photographer
Expecting couple on a bridge. Mother-to-be is wearing a beautiful pink gown. Milashka Photography - Calgary's maternity photographer
Beautiful mother - to - be wearing a gorgeous green gown at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Expecting couple in a forest. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful green gown. Milashka Photography - Calgary's maternity photographer.

Forest Maternity Session - Eva - Calgary Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Forest Maternity Session - Calgary Maternity Photographer

Gorgeous Eva was "rocking rolling" her maternity session. I have added some new dresses to my maternity gown collection and she was absolutely shining in each one of them.  We went to a nearby provincial park with a nice little forest and a beautiful waterfall and I was amazed at how confident, beautiful and natural Eva looked. My gown collection is now close to 20 different dresses in many colours and styles. Book your maternity session today and I promise I will make you feel and look like a Goddess with memories to treasure forever!

Beautiful mom-to-be in a gorgeous pink gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mother-to-be by the water in a coral-blush maternity gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Parents-to-be by the water. Mom is wearing a beautiful pink gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Vision in purple. Beautiful mom-to-be wearing a stunning purple gown standing in the forest by the water. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be standing on a bridge in a forest wearing a beautiful purple gown. Calgary maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be in a purple gown wearing a fascinator in a forest. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be by the water in a purple gown. Calgary Maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be in a forest wearing a nice lilac gown. Calgary maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother-to-be in a forest on a bridge wearing a lilac gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Parents-to-be by the water in a forest. Mom-to-be is wearing a blue gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Lady in Red. Gorgeous mother-to-be by the water in a forest wearing red gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother-to-be wearing black tule skirt and a black fascinator. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography

Mountain Maternity Photoshoot - Kananaskis Country - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Mountain Maternity Photoshoot - Kananaskis Country - Calgary and Airdrie Photographer

I wanted to do a maternity photoshoot in the mountains for a very long time. We are lucky to be living so close to the mountains, where the air is so crisp and pure, the view is breathtaking and you feel so connected to nature. Pregnancy is a very special moment in woman's life when your body is working on growing a little human being and you are full of anticipation and excitement to meet your new baby.  I believe that nature and the beauty of an expectant mother goes so well together. I was very lucky to have gorgeous Nataliya come with me to the beautiful Kananaskis country to model my new maternity gowns.  When I see Nataliya's pictures in the white dress, I think that this is probably how the "Mother Winter" would look like if she was a person - simply breathtaking! 

Mountain Maternity photoshoot in Alberta, Canada. Mother to be in a red gown on a white snow.
Red Maternity Gown on the White Snow in the mountains. Alberta Maternity Photographer. 
Mom to be in a beautiful red gown. Kananaskis maternity photoshoot. Calgary Photographer.
Maternity photoshoot in Alberta. View of the three sisters mountains close to Canmore, AB. Faith, Charity and Hope. Airdrie and Calgary Maternity photographer.
Maternity Photoshoot in the mountains. Mom to be in a purple dress on a snow.
Mom to be in a purple gown. Winter Maternity Photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie photographer.
Mother Winter. Maternity Mountain Photoshoot. Alberta photographer.
Winter maternity photoshoot in the mountains. Mother-to-be in a white gown. Calgary photographer.
Winter mountain maternity session in Kananaskis Country. Mother-to-be in a white gown. Alberta photographer.
Mountain Maternity session during winter. Beautiful mother-to-be wearing a white gown on a snow in the mountains. Calgary and Airdrie photographer.

Maternity Photoshoot - Danaye by Mila Boekestyn

Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

I have photographed Danaye when she was expecting her first baby - beautiful Violet.  On Violet's 1st Birthday Danaye found out that she is pregnant again! Just as the first time around, Danaye and Matt are keeping the gender of the baby a surprise. I personally can't wait to find out whether they are having a boy or a girl, my guess would be a boy because Danaye looks stunning in blue :-) This maternity photoshoot was very special to me, as this was my first time doing maternity milk bath session.  I wanted to do this kind of a maternity shoot for a very long time and I was so happy that Danaye liked my idea. Ironically Danaye's daughter Violet was the first baby for whom we did a milk bath during her cakesmash shoot. What can I say, I just like bathing this family in milk :-) 

Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary photographer

Britney's Maternity Session by Mila Boekestyn

Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer

Britney is expecting her second child - a baby girl in a month.  Britney's son Samuel is only 11 months old, still a baby himself, he will be a big brother in a month.  During Britney's maternity session when I would say to Britney and Steve to "look at the baby" (meaning look at the belly), they would look at Samuel :-) Can't wait to meet Samuel's little sister in October!

Maternity - Calgary
Maternity - Calgary
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Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
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Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Session - Calgary Photographer

Belinda's Maternity Photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

Belinda's Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Belinda and Joseph are expecting their first baby girl at the end of June.  This Maternity photoshoot was so great: trees were blooming with flowers, sun was shining and the weather was nice and warm. Belinda got a chance to change into different dresses and we had a relaxing stroll in my favourite park - Rotary Park in downtown Calgary, where we have a perfect combination of city skylines and beautiful greenery.  Looking forward meeting your little baby girl!

Maternity photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Maternity Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Kinza by Mila Boekestyn

Finally Spring is here and the weather is nice and warm. I took these lovely first time parents-to-be to the park for Kinza's maternity photoshoot. Kinza is expecting a baby boy at the end of May and she looks so lovely. I am very excited as I will get to photograph Kinza's son during his first year on multiple occasions -  newborn, sitter and cakesmash sessions are in the near future for this young family.  We will be seeing Kinza again very soon with her son in her arms :-)

Amanda and Mark by Mila Boekestyn

The Fall happens so fast here in Calgary. One day it is summer and the next day it is Fall... I was very lucky to be able to capture Amanda's maternity session outside in this beautiful Fall weather.  Amanda and Mark are expecting their first baby girl in the beginning of November.  I can't wait to meet her.  Amanda booked my "Belly to Baby" package - which means that I get to photograph this gorgeous family at least 2 more times :-)  So exciting!  

Jennifer and Brett by Mila Boekestyn

This was a very exciting photoshoot for me.  I have met Jenn and Brett a few years back while on vacation in Barbados.  I was so happy to find out that Jennifer is expecting a little baby boy this coming Thanksgiving and was honoured when she has asked me to take her maternity and newborn pictures.  Jenn and Brett's friend is the owner of the site where the movie "The Assassination of Jesse James" with Brad Pitt was filmed. This place was amazing - old fashioned windows and fireplace, rustic looking houses and fences - a dream location for any photographer!  And on top of that we had perfect weather to add to the mood of the shoot.

Maria and Martin by Mila Boekestyn

This sweet couple is simply overwhelmed with joy, they are expecting their first son at the end of September.  We started this photoshoot in their warm and cozy house and finished on a beautiful lake with a golden hour sunset - a dream evening light. When people say that pregnant women have a "pregnancy glow", I finally see what they mean.  Maria is definitely glowing - a beautiful momma with a beautiful smile!

Carlynn and Matt by Mila Boekestyn

Carlynn and Matt are expecting their first baby - a little girl in September, 2016.  They have chosen a name but keeping it a secret until the baby is here. Let's start guessing ... would it be Carly?  :-) Sometimes I meet people and have a feeling as though I've known them my whole life, this is how I felt with Carlynn and Matt.  They are just so sweet! These two had so much chemistry between each other that it almost felt like an engagement photoshoot :-)  I had a hard time choosing pictures to post on this blog as there were so many great ones. Can't wait to meet your little one!

Vajini and Anushka by Mila Boekestyn

This couple is expecting their first baby at the end of August. Their little baby girl will be surrounded by love from everyone, however she will have some serious competition for love and attention from her cute little furry sister - Sally :-)  I have never seen a dog so attached to her owners - she just wanted to sit on her parents' lap the whole time, she was proudly wearing little dresses and shoes, drinking water from a bottle and crying as soon as Vajini and Anushka would step away for a second! This will be interesting :-)

Samanta and family by Mila Boekestyn

This weekend I had a maternity / family session and usually I do my maternity sessions at around 35 weeks, however Samanta's was an exception.  She is on her last week and is ready to have her son any day now. Her little daughter Abby was super adorable, just playing with her dolls, enjoying her time at the playground and being a happy, busy toddler. I had so much fun capturing this young family's interaction with each other and you can feel all the love in the air.

Danaye and Matt by Mila Boekestyn

Danaye and Matt are expecting their first baby around the beginning of July, and decided to keep the gender of the baby a surprise. I am always so amazed with parents' patience who decide to do this, as I couldn't do it with either of my babies. 

Danaye is a local radio personality, making Calgary laugh every morning with her amazing sense of humour during the Virgin Radio morning show on 98.5 FM. In the evenings she entertains with her band - The Barn Burners - performing their music throughout the city.  

I was super excited and honoured when Danaye asked me to take her maternity pictures, and now I cannot wait to meet their little one... boy? girl?  Let's start guessing :-)

Krista & Steve by Mila Boekestyn

I met this really cute couple the other week - Krista and Steve, expecting their first little one. They were so in love with each other and their unborn bundle of joy, it shows in each picture. They have their nursery ready, they have their furry baby - Texas ready, they are READY! Early March... who will it be a boy or a girl?

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