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Family photoshoot - Lindsay - Calgary Family Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Family photoshoot - Calgary Family Photographer

Lindsay lives on a beautiful acreage with a big red barn and donkeys and horses and cats and cows - the rustic, country feel that any photographer would be super excited to photograph, and on top of that, Lindsay's hubby have assembled this amazing antique truck - so of course THE TRUCK was the centre of this photoshoot.  We had such an awesome time during this family photoshoot, even one of the cats decided to join us.  Here are some of my favourite images from this session.

Family of 4 in front of the barn and old truck. Calgary Family Photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
Family of 4 standing in front of an old truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 holding hands. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Family of 4 standing in front of a big red barn and an old truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography
Boy standing beside an old truck and red barn. Calgary family photographer - Milashka Photography
A little girl sitting on the truck. Calgary family photographer. Milashka Photography.
A boy and a girl with a cat. Calgary photographer. Milashka Photography
A boy and a girl looking at donkeys and a mini horse. Calgary photographer. 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.

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Lise by Mila Boekestyn

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

My dear friend Lise has asked me to take a few pictures of her and her kids, so we have met for a fun winter family photoshoot during a warm December evening (thank you Chinook!) while the sun was going down (my favourite time of the day - the golden hour).  I was so happy that Lise and the kids were able to relax, to have fun, to run around, play with their dogs, to be goofy and happy and just to be themselves.  This photoshoot turned out to be so real and so joyful, I couldn't be happier with the results!

Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer
Fun Winter Family Photoshoot - Calgary Photographer

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Mila by Mila Boekestyn

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer

I have met beautiful Mila (Ludmila) last year for her Newborn session, and here we are 1 year later for her Baby Milestone, First Birthday photoshoot.  I remember when Mila's mom contacted me for the first time, while she was pregnant, and mentioned that she is expecting a little girl and will name her Ludmila (Mila for short) in honour of her husband's grandmother, I was super excited.  Excited to photograph someone who has the same name as me and excited that this old Slavic name is coming back! As we had a really nice and warm few weeks in December (thank you Chinook :-) we were able to go to a local park with Mila and her parents and take a few family pictures outside.  I am very happy as to how these photos turned out! Happy First Birthday dear Mila!

Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer
Baby Milestone, First Birthday - Calgary Photographer