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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 and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Newborn Baby Girl - Aledy - Newborn Photoshoot by Mila Boekestyn

Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer - Newborn Baby Girl - Newborn Photoshoot

So tiny, so delicate, so precious - introducing a 9 days fresh beautiful newborn baby girl - Aledy! She was SO GOOD to me, slept almost the entire time and was very cooperative during her Newborn Photoshoot. For Aledy’s mommy’s maternity session which we did in the mountains (you can see this session here), we used very bright and colourful maternity gowns (I have a large collection of different maternity gowns, which I offer to all of my maternity clients), so for Aledy’s Newborn Photoshoot, I tried to keep the same colours and the same theme - colourful, bright and happy. I think I succeeded! World, meet beautiful Aledy!!!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in the yellow wrap with a sunflower headband, lying in the middle of a giant sunflower prop. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl wrapped in a purple wrap, lying in the white wooden bowl, surrounded by purple flowers. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Airdrie Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl, wrapped in the mustard colour wrap, lying in the white wooden bowl. Newborn baby photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl wrapped in the white cloth, lying in the white wooden bowl and sleeping soundly. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Airdrie and Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Potato sack pose - newborn baby girl wrapped in a mustard colour wrap on a bean bag and cream flokati rug. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary photographer specializing in Newborn and Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Newborn Baby girl, lying in a heart shaped bowl - newborn photography ideas. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl is holding a purple bear, wrapped in a purple wrap and wearing a purple hat, lying in a white wooden bowl. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl in a bucket. Mint colour wraps, hat and curly layers. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl lying on a white backdrop. Baby rolls. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography.
Chin on hands pose. Newborn Photoshoot on a beanbag. Beautiful newborn baby girl is lying on a beanbag. White wrap and white backdrop and white headbands. Newborn Photoshoot idea. Calgary Newbon photographer - Milashka Photography
Two sisters on a beanbag. Older sibling is hugging her newborn sister. Newborn siblings photoshoot idea. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photography. Milashka Photography
Mother and daughter shot. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Mother is lying down on a flokati rug and have her newborn daughter nearby. Calgary and Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Mother with her two daughters. Newborn Photoshoot ideas. Calgary and Airdrie photographer - Milashka Photography

Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Olivia - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Baby girl - Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Olivia was born at 9lbs 1oz! She has 2 older brothers, in fact I have met Olivia’s parents when her middle brother was born for his newborn photoshoot! It is so nice to see my newborn clients all grown up! Olivia did so good during her newborn photoshoot, she was sleepy, calm and I just loved her chubby cheeks, such a yummy baby girl. Her older brother was so worried that I would take her home, he kept reminding me throughout the photoshoot that Olivia is there to stay and NOT to be taken anywhere lol. World, meet beautiful Olivia!

Newborn baby girl on a beanbag with chin on hands pose. Chubby cheeks baby. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn photographer
Newborn baby girl in a froggy pose on a beanbag. White backdrop. Newborn photographer in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl’s profile photo. Photoshoot on a beanbag with a white backdrop. Calgary and Airdrie newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Bum up pose on a beanbag with white backdrop. Baby girl on a beanbag. Newborn photography. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Flower in bloom. Ana Brandt inspired shot with a baby girl wrapped like a flower. Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta Photographer. Milashka Photography
Rainbow baby photoshoot idea. Baby girl in a dreamcatcher basket surrounded by flowers and holding a unicorn. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Baby girl in a wooden bowl wearing a lilac hat, holding a lilac bear and surrounded by lilac fluff. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
A simple Christmas inspired set up with a newborn baby girl in a bowl. Calgary Newborn Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl with a unicorn plush toy. Airdrie Newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a crate. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Little baby girl wrapped, wearing bear bonnet and holding a tiny little bear in her hand. Calgary Photographer. Milashka Photography
Newborn baby girl in a stroller. Newborn photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary newborn photographer. Milashka Photography
Tired little baby girl is yawning in a potato sack pose on a beanbag. Newborn photography ideas. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Siblings love. Newborn photoshoot with 2 older siblings. 2 brothers looking at their newborn baby sister in a stroller. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Shhhhh, she is sleeping - said older brother. Siblings and newborn photoshoot ideas. Newborn photography. Milashka Photography - Calgary photographer

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

Newborn Photoshoot - Anastasia - Airdrie Newborn Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Newborn Photoshoot - Airdrie and Calgary Newborn Photographer

I have met Anastasia's parents for the first time when they have hired me to photograph their first daughter's Alexandra's cakesmash session last summer (check it out here). I remember when I walked into their house I accidentally saw the pregnancy test which said "baby #2" :-).  Less then a year later, I am back with my camera for "baby's #2" newborn photoshoot. Meet beautiful Anastasia everyone!  She was just a little shy of being 2 months old during this session. I typically do my newborn photoshoots in the first 2 weeks of baby's life (as newborns are super flexible and sleep longer and deeper and generally not bothered by all the posing that the photographer does...as they get older they are more alert and harder to pose) so I didn't know what to expect when I came to photograph Anastasia.  I wrapped her into one of my wraps, and she happily fell asleep and slept almost the entire time!  I couldn't believe my luck!!!  And her big sister Alexandra was super cooperative as well (which is usually another unknown variable when working with siblings younger than 2 years old), she was gentle and happy to be photographed with her little sister.  I was super pleased with how this session has turned out and the icing on the cake is that one of the images of the two girls that I have submitted for an International Baby Photography Contest, won a baby award!  How awesome is that?!

Newborn baby girl in a cute little stroller. Airdrie and Calgary Newborn Photographer
Newborn baby girl all wrapped up with a pearl headband. Newborn photographer in Airdrie, Alberta.
Beautiful baby girl in a crate - spring set-up for a Newborn session in Calgary, Alberta. Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Baby girl in pink in a basket for her newborn photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Potato sack pose during Newborn shoot for a baby girl. Calgary Newborn Photographer.
Baby rolls, chubby and cute. Newborn baby girl during her Newborn session. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Newborn baby girl, smiling in her sleep, lying on an antique bed prop. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn Photographer.
Matryoshka or Russian doll, Baby girl as Matryoshka during her Newborn photoshoot. Calgary Newborn photographer.
Newborn baby girl and her parents. Airdrie and Calgary Newborn photographer.
Beautiful young family with 2 little daughters. Newborn photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta.
Three generations of beautiful women. Calgary Photographer.
Beautiful girl with beautiful blue eyes. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn and baby photographer.
Two sisters in purple. Siblings shot on a beanbag. Newborn photographer in Calgary and Airdrie.
Sisters. Newborn baby girl in a stroller prop and her sister is pointing right at her. Calgary Newborn Photographer.
http://babyphotoawards.com/best-photography-gallery/37#photo_4781. Baby Photo Award winning picture of a newborn baby girl in a stroller and her sister kissing her on a head.
Baby girl in a stroller with her sister kneeling beside her. Newborn photographer in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta.

Nixon by Mila Boekestyn

Nixon was the youngest client I have ever had! He was 3 days fresh and is already a star of the show. He has a very loving little sister - Kate, she was so excited to take pictures with her little brother, calling him "my baby". Nixon was born just before Canadian Thanksgiving, so naturally we had to do some Thanksgiving theme pictures!  World, meet sweet Nixon!

Sadie by Mila Boekestyn

Sadie arrived early, just like her mommy predicted. For a 5 day fresh baby, Sadie was super alert, she barely slept at all during the whole photoshoot.  She is just a curious little girl who wants to know what's going on around her in this new and exciting world.  And I just can't get enough of these "sisterly love" pictures with Sadie and her big sister Ellie. They are so precious!  World, meet Sadie!

Violet and Tessa by Mila Boekestyn

When i was pregnant with my daughter, I remember thinking of possible girl names and my husband proposed - Sophia.  I always loved that name and I used to have a great - grandmother with that name, so it made sense at the time and we were very happy with our choice.  Once Sophia was born, we quickly realized that we were not the only ones that thought of that name, it's almost like there was some unconscious collective thinking which made Sophia #1 name for almost 5 consecutive years in Quebec and Ontario...  That said, I am having a feeling that the name Violet is coming back and crawling up the charts of popular girl names this year.  I have met another beautiful and precious little Violet.  She had her big sister Tessa showering her with love and attention and although Tessa is only 4 years old, she was handling Violet with such love and care! World, meet Violet!