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Indoor Maternity Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Jenn - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Indoor Maternity Photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

When the weather is not cooperating or if you are simply not into the outdoor maternity session, you will always have an option with me to have your maternity session at the comfort of your home. I offer a wide variety of beautiful gowns that you can choose from and your partner and children are all welcome to join your indoor maternity photoshoot. I would bring with me different backdrops, gowns, flower-crowns and anything else you might need and we will have tons of fun. We can also add some milk bath photos at the end, to make your final gallery fun and diverse.

This was a very special session for me as I have photographed Jenn’s first pregnancy with Liam and many, many Liam’s milestones including his Newborn Photoshoot and now he is going to be a big brother! Jennifer is expecting identical twin girls and I couldn’t be happier for her! Jenn is a dear friend of mine and I just can’t wait to meet her girls!

Backlit image of an expectant mother wearing a white gown. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Expectant couple posing in this backlit image. Mom to be is wearing a white gown. Maternity Photoshoot ideas. Calgary Maternity and Newborn photographer - Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother-to-be is wearing white in this backlit image. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be and her toddler son are posing for this indoor maternity session. Calgary photographer.
Mom to be and her toddler son in this backlit image. Calgary Maternity Photoshoot - Milashka Photography
A little boy is giving a kiss on his mommy’s belly. Maternity photoshoot ideas with a toddler. Calgary photographer specializing in Newborn and Maternity portraiture - Milashka Photography
Dad-to-be is listening to the belly portrait. Dad-to-be photoshoot ideas for maternity session. Calgary Maternity photographer
Mom-to-be in a white gown. Maternity session in Calgary, Alberta - Milashka Photography
Big brother to be is hugging mommy’s belly and smiling. Calgary photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother to be is wearing a white gown - maternity photoshoot ideas - Calgary maternity photographer
Mom - to - be is wearing a beautiful beige gown. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Calgary maternity photographer
Belly wrapped like a present with a bow. Maternity photoshoot idea. Calgary maternity photographer
Beautiful expectant mother in a beautiful beige gown - Maternity photoshoot ideas - Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photographer
Mother to be wearing a black skirt. Maternity posing ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be is wearing a white lace gown and lying down on the rug. Maternity posing ideas. Calgary Maternity photoshoot.
Gorgeous mother - to - be is wearing a black lace gown and a fascinator in this boudoir inspired maternity photoshoot. Maternity Boudoir ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother to be in a blue lace gown. Maternity photoshoot in Calgary, Alberta
Lady in Red. Pregnant mom-to-be is wearing a red lace gown. Maternity photoshoot and posing ideas. Calgary Maternity Photographer

Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot - How it is done - Jenn - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot - How it is done -Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

Have you ever wished to take a bath full of money or maybe full of champagne (just like you see in the movies)… well this was kind of like that but it was full of milk and flowers!

Maternity photoshoots are so very special - this is the time to capture your connection with your ever changing body, the love you have for your unborn child and the sweet anticipation of his or her or their (just like in this case) arrival. So for those of you who are wondering about the tactics of the milk bath maternity photoshoot, how it is done, you are in the right place. I will give you some tips and tricks to make this maternity photoshoot a success!

Milk: First of all - of course you will need some milk! You don’t actually need to fill up the WHOLE bathtub with milk, you really only need SOME milk for the colour of the water to change. Some people use cream or even a powder milk - all of these will work. So start by filling up your bathtub with warm water, once it is 3/4 or 1/2 full (don’t fill it up too much, you want to make sure you can still see the belly out of the water) add some milk until the water colour changes to white.

Clothing: you can either go with a lace maternity gown or nude - totally depends on your preference. Once the bath is full with the water and some milk, jump in!

Flowers: Once you are sitting comfortably in the bath, the photographer can start adding some flowers. You want to add flowers AFTER you are in the bath as some might start to sink if you are trying to get into the bathtub full with flowers. Here is another important tip: the flowers HAVE to be real. If you try to use fake flowers, they will definitely all sink! Also make sure to buy real / natural flowers not some fancy coloured ones because they will stain your bath (yep, learned on my mistake).

Of course make sure you have good lighting (bathrooms with a natural light from a window would be ideal), and enjoy your milk bath!

Milk Bath Maternity Session. Beautiful mom-to-be is enjoying her milk bath surrounded by flowers. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milk Bath Photoshoot - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be sitting in a bathtub full of milk and flowers wearing a white lace dress. Milk bath maternity session ideas. Calgary milk bath maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Milk bath photoshoot. Mom-to-be sitting in a bathtub full of milk and flowers. Calgary milk bath maternity photoshoot.
Milk bath maternity session. Beautiful mom-to-be sitting in a milk bathtub, surrounded by floating flowers and smiling. Milk bath ideas. Maternity milk bath photoshoot in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta.
Belly shot in a milk bath. Milk bath maternity session. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mom-to-be and her toddler son are enjoying a milk bath during mom’s milk bath maternity photoshoot. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Milk Bath maternity session. Mom-to-be in the bathtub full of milk and flowers. Calgary and area maternity photographer - Milashka Photography


Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Sarah - Calgary maternity photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Calgary Maternity Photographer

I was so happy when Sarah has chosen to do a Mountain Maternity Session as we are so blessed to live in a gorgeous part of the world so close to the Rocky Mountains in a breathtaking Alberta, Canada. There is nothing better than capturing the beauty of the nature along with the beauty of a mom-to-be - a match made in heaven. I love all the colours of the gowns that Sarah has chosen for this maternity session, she looked like a Snow Queen. And don’t let the sun fool you - the temperature was -10C, the air was crispy cold but nothing could stop this brave beautiful mama. I can’t wait to meet her baby girl in January!

Beautiful mom-to-be in a red gown in beautiful Kananaskis Country with mountains in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Beautiful expecting mother to be in a red gown on a snow with Rocky Mountains in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Gorgeous mom-to-be in a beautiful red gown on a snow with trees and Rocky Mountains in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother to be in a white gown on a snow with Rocky Mountains and forest in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Beautiful mom-to-be in a gorgeous white gown standing on a snow with Rocky Mountains, river and forest in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography.
“Blessed” - the sun is shining upon this pregnant mama, she is standing on a snow in a beautiful white gown with Rocky Mountains and forest in the background. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Beautiful mother-to-be in a gorgeous white gown standing on a snow in Kananaskis Country. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Proud mama to be in a gorgeous mustard gown standing in the snow surrounded by Rocky Mountains in beautiful Canmore, Canada. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Gorgeous mommy-to-be wearing a mustard colour dress, standing on a snow and surrounded by Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography
Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography. Beautiful mom-to-be is standing on a snow in a middle of winter in Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography. A beautiful portrait of a mother and daughter both wearing mustard colour gowns standing on a snow in the middle of a winter in beautiful Kananaskis Country in Canmore, Alberta, Canada surrounded by Rocky Mountains.
Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography. Beautiful mother to be wearing a purple gown, standing on a snow, surrounded by Rocky Mountains in a beautiful Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Gorgeous mother - to - be in a gorgeous purple gown standing on a snow surrounded by Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Mountain Maternity Session in Alberta - Milashka Photography.

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

Maternity Photoshoot in Canmore, Alberta - Liliya - Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography by Mila Boekestyn

Maternity Photoshoot in Canmore, Alberta Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography

I was so happy when Liliya contacted me for her Maternity session as she wanted it to be done in the mountains as this is where her and her hubby spend most of their time.  I met with Liliya and Anthony in Canmore, Alberta for Liliya's maternity photoshoot and we went to 4 different breathtaking spots in Canmore, just because one location isn't enough to capture all the beauty of Alberta's mountains and nature.  The snow has melted and you can feel the spring air, people were out and about and we have even been able to spot some friendly Elk roaming around. On the way back from the shoot, me and Sophia (my little assistant a.k.a. daughter :-)) have stumbled upon a really yummy restaurant called 514 Poutine, which reminded me of our time in Montreal where we always had an abundance of Poutine :-) If you love Poutine and are in Canmore, you HAVE to stop by that place!

Beautiful mom-to-be in a white gown holding a nest. Mountain photoshoot in Canmore, Alberta. Milashka Photography
Maternity photoshoot in Canmore, Alberta. White maternity gown on a beautiful mom-to-be
Beautiful mother - to - be in a green maternity gown. Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography
The Three Sisters Mountains in Canmore, Alberta. Faith, Charity and Hope. Beautiful mother-to-be in a green gown. Canmore maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Mountain Maternity photoshoot in Canmore, Alberta. Expectant radiant parents-to-be in the mountains. Mom-to-be in a beautiful green gown. Canmore and Calgary Maternity Photographer. Milashka Photography.
Beautiful mother-to-be in a blue gown in the mountains. Canmore, Alberta. Canmore maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful expectant mother in a gorgeous blue gown in the mountains. Canmore mountain maternity session. Milashka Photography.
Gorgeous blue gown on a mother-to-be. Maternity session in the mountains in Canmore, Alberta. Canmore maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Beautiful expectant mother in a gorgeous blue gown by the river in Canmore, Kananaskis country in Alberta. Mountain maternity photoshoot. Kananaskis maternity photographer. Milashka Photography.
Beautiful couple expecting their first baby. Maternity photoshoot in Canmore in the mountains by the river. Canmore, Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Banff, Kananaskis maternity photographer. Milashka Photography
Photosession in the mountains with a beautiful mom-to-be in a red gorgeous gown. Canmore and Kananaskis maternity photographer. Milashka Photography