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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

Family Winter Photoshoot at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Rhoda - Airdrie and Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family Winter Photoshoot at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park - Airdrie and Calgary Family Photographer

It has been a very long and cold winter this year in Calgary, Alberta - we got tons of snow and it just seemed like the winter will never end… The first nice weekend, when the temperature was finally above 0C, I have met Rhoda and her beautiful family at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park for her Family Winter Photoshoot.

Big Hill Springs is a provincial park in Alberta, Canada. It is located 10 km north of Cochrane in Rocky View County, (about 20 minutes drive West from Airdrie and it is NW of Calgary). It is a beautiful park that is open all year round - perfect place for hiking. The Big Hill Springs Trail is a 1.6 KM loop that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, bird watching and of course taking gorgeous photos of your family. Talking about gorgeous photos - I will having Spring Mini Sessions this year at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park on May 26th, so if you have ever thought to yourself “I think I need to update my family portraits” - now would be a perfect time to do that. To get more information about the upcoming Spring Mini Sessions, click here.

Since it was the first warm weekend of the season, there were lots of people at the Big Hill Springs park enjoying the weather and the nature walk, I have actually run into 2 of my clients there - what a small world. Although it was still a little bit slippery from all of the snow, it was warm enough to finally NOT wear a jacket! Rhoda and her family had super cute matching outfits all the way to their shoes and they had a great time. We even did an Easter egg hunt (even though Easter is not here for another month), because why not? Check out this beautiful family in this beautiful place and give it some love!

Mother and her daughters are standing in front of a beautiful waterfall in the winter at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary Family Photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a beautiful girl. Calgary and Airdrie child photographer.
Portrait of a beautiful girl holding tulips in the winter
Portrait of two sisters sitting on the crate in the snow. Calgary children photographer. Milashka Photography
Portrait of a handsome young man standing in front of a waterfall in the snow at the Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Calgary family photographer- Milashka Photography
Cousins are standing in front of a waterfall at the Big Hill Springs provincial park. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Easter egg hunt in the woods. Two sisters in matching clothes holding baskets and collecting Easter eggs. Calgary children photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a young girl during the Easter egg hunt. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography
Portrait of a girl. Calgary Photographer - Milashka Photography

Airdrie Family Photoshoot - Nose Creek Park - Nataliya - Airdrie Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Airdrie Family Photoshoot - Nose Creek Park - Airdrie Family Photographer

Finally I did a photoshoot in my own little city - Airdrie, situated North of Calgary only about 30km away from downtown Calgary at the park on Main Street - Nose Creek Provincial Park. I have moved to Airdrie 4 years ago from Ontario, and fell in love with it.  Airdrie is famous for the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, which is held each year at the end of June and is TONS of fun.  Airdrie has everything a young family might need or want - Genesis place - a sport complex with anything you could wish under the stars - skating rings, swimming pools, gym with a full running track, basketball and soccer fields, trampoline gymnastics and many many more activities. Airdrie has all kinds of amazing and delicious restaurants - here are just a few of my favourites - Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai and Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and of course local Canadian cuisine. Airdrie has tons of kids' sports and activities like gymnastics at the Little gym and dancing at the Star Bound Dance Company (SBDC), and of course many schools including French Immersion and Catholic schools. We have our own mayor - Peter Brown (who is very personable - he made an effort to came to my daughter's school during Remembrance Day ceremony and spent time with veterans and kids) and we have Airdrie Community Health Centre with very patient staff that is open 24/7!  I love my city and if you haven't been here yet, you should definitely come and visit!

This family photoshoot was tons of fun - just a stroll in a park with kids playing and laughing and making jokes, baby smiling and parents loving it all :-) Here are their pictures! Enjoy!

Beautiful Family of 5 sitting on a blanket during a warm summer evening. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Family of 5 walking and holding hands during a warm summer evening at the Nose Creek Park in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Girl sitting in a tall grass. Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Girl is standing beside a tree with red berries. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography
Cute baby boy with blue eyes staring right at the camera. Airdrie baby photographer. Milashka Photography
Lovely couple in Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, Alberta.  Airdrie family photographer - Milashka Photography
Little sister is giving a kiss to her older sister. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography
Lovely family of 5 on a warm summer evening at the Nose Creek park in Airdrie, Alberta. Airdrie family photographer. Milashka Photography.

Blast from the Past photoshoot - Liam - Heritage Park - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Blast from the Past photoshoot - Heritage Park - Calgary Family Photographer

This was a very special photoshoot with my friend Jenn and her adorable little guy Liam.  I have been photographing Jenn and Liam since Liam was just a little peanut in a belly.  Since this photoshoot was all about the "Past", you can visit Jenn's journey with Milashka Photography by clicking on these links to see all Liam's previous sessions:  Jenn's maternity session, Liam's newborn session, Liam's First Christmas, Liam's First Valentines, Liam's First EasterLiam's Baptism, Liam's Cakesmash, Liam's Christmas.

This photoshoot was about visiting the past - beautiful Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. Liam was dressed in a very cute overall and old style hat (which amazingly he wore the whole time and didn't even try to take it off). He was fitting in perfectly with the surrounding and was enjoying the whole experience: riding the train, visiting school, blacksmith shops, post office, old houses and everything else the Heritage Park has to offer.

Little boy dressed in the old style clothing beside barn. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography.
Little boy dressed in the old style clothing looking at the upcoming old style train at the Heritage Park, Calgary. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Cute little boy walking proudly at the farm. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Curious little boy at the Heritage Park, Calgary. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom and son. Little boy sitting on a cannon infant of an old house. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little boy dressed in old style clothing pointing at something. Calgary Child Photographer. Milashka Photographer.
Little boy in an old style school looking curiously at the camera. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
Little boy with a newspaper at the old style post office at the Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. Milashka Photography
Little boy dressed in an old style clothing standing in tall grass and smiling. Calgary child photographer. Milashka Photography
Newspaper anyone? Little cute boy standing in the red Royal Mail wagon at the Heritage Park in Calgary holding old style newspaper. Calgary child and family photographer. Milashka Photography
Sweet little boy looking at the window on a train at Heritage Park, Calgary, Alberta. Calgary family and child photographer. Milashka Photography