maternity photoshoot

Mountain Maternity Session - Liubov - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity Photographer by Mila Boekestyn

Mountain Maternity Session - Airdrie and Calgary Maternity Photographer

This mama wanted a warm weather and a sunny day for her mountain maternity session and we have waited and waited and I thought to myself that the baby will probably be born before the weather cooperates… but luckily we’ve just made it! We had this photoshoot on a Saturday and the baby girl was born the following Friday - almost a week after the photoshoot. This mountain maternity session was hot and sunny and full of love. This beautiful family is now complete with all the children being 7 1/2 years apart :-). The oldest sister has just turned 15 years old, her brother is 7 years old and now they have a brand new baby sister to love and spoil.

I love coming to Kananaskis Country for maternity photoshoots - I love seeing how the nature transforms each season. Last time I was in this location, the snow was still covering the ground and it was only a few months ago. It is amazing how fast the weather changes in Alberta, Canada. It could be cold and snowy one day and hot and sunny the next one. In fact they have a saying here: “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”

Expectant parents maternity shot. Mom-to-be is wearing a purple gown
Mother and teenage daughter maternity shot. Both are wearing purple gowns and looking at each other.
Mother and son maternity in the mountains shot. Mom to be is wearing a purple gown and looking at her son while a 7 year old boy is looking straight at the camera and smiling. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Family of 4 about to become a family of 5. Parents to be and older siblings are posing for the camera.
Third baby is on its way! Mom to be and her two children are posing for the camera in this maternity session. Mountain Maternity Session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Three sisters mountains. Calgary and Airdrie Newborn and Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Mother - to - be is posing for the camera wearing a blue gown in-front of a river and trees in this mountain maternity session in Kananaskis country, Alberta, Canada.
Older sibling and mom’s belly shot.
Older sibling and a belly shot - maternity session. Calgary maternity photographer
Family of 4 about to become a family of 5. Mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie newborn and maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Pregnant mama is standing in the water surrounded by trees in a beautiful blue gown.
Mother-to-be in a beautiful pink dress posing in the mountains. Calgary, Alberta photographer. Mountain session in Canmore, Alberta. Calgary and Airdrie newborn and maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mama to be is posing in a beautiful dusty pink dress in the mountains. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Maternity photoshoot in the mountains. Mom-to-be is wearing a beautiful pink dress. Calgary and Kananaskis photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be are posing in this maternity mountain photoshoot. Mama is wearing a beautiful pink dress. Calgary, Alberta
Pink dress. Mother to be is wearing a pink gown in this mountain maternity session. Calgary photographer.
Mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta. Parents to be are posing in-front of Three Sisters mountains in Canmore. Mother is wearing a beautiful pink dress.
Beautiful mother-to-be is wearing a white dress in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Maternity Photoshoot. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be in Canmore, Alberta - Mountain maternity session in Alberta, Canada. Calgary maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Mama in Red. Mom-to-be is wearing a red gown and posing in-front of mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Alberta maternity photographer - Milashka Photography
Parents to be in the mountain maternity session. Mama is wearing a red gown.
Maternity photoshoot in the mountains in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Calgary maternity photographer.
Family of 4 is about to become a family of 5. Parents to be and older siblings are posing for the camera during mountain maternity session in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Mom-to-be in a red gown is posing for the camera in this maternity session.
Mom-to-be in a red gown. Calgary and Airdrie maternity photographer - Milashka Photography


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 .

Winter Maternity Photoshoot at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park - What to wear and how to prepare - Aman - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer - by Mila Boekestyn

Winter Maternity Photoshoot at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park - What to wear and how to prepare - Calgary and Airdrie Maternity Photographer

I absolutely love the Big Hills Spring Provincial park, it is located only 20 minutes away from Airdrie, AB and it is a gem of a place - it has a waterfall, multiple bridges, a river, beautiful trees - a perfect place to go for a hike with a family or of course in my case to meet my clients for a maternity photoshoot. It is a perfect place during all 4 seasons, I love going there in the winter as much as during the summer.

I am always asked - how do the moms do it - standing in the snow, wearing nothing but a gown - aren’t they cold? They certainly do not appear to be cold…Trust me - it is NOT as easy as they make it seem - for this maternity session, this brave mama was determined to get her maternity photos outside at the end of February with -15C and some snow - nothing would stop her and the result are these gorgeous, very unique portraits of her and her hubby expecting their first baby, which they will cherish forever!

So, how does one survive a winter maternity photoshoot, what shall you know or how should you prepare for this adventure? I would start by suggesting to make sure you have some blankets ready - blankets that would help to cover you in case you are brave enough to change into a different gown as well as to warm you up between the shoots. I also always suggest to wear boots (no-one would usually see what you are wearing on your feet as the gowns are long enough and will cover any footwear, so you might as well make sure your feet are nice and warm). Then of course a nice, big, easy to put on/take off jacket - you are only going to be standing in your gown for a few minutes for a photographer to take those quick shots and then you can get a little break and warm up in your jacket, so make sure you bring a warm one. Another thing to think off and bring along is something warm to drink - maybe a nice tea in a thermos or a hot chocolate? Hot drinks can definitely help to warm you up a bit from the inside. And of course don’t forget your mittens!

Beautiful mom-to-be is standing on a snow wearing a red gown in the middle of a winter. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography.
Radiant expecting parents are standing on the snow in the middle of a winter while it is snowing. Mom-to-be is wearing a gorgeous red gown. Winter Maternity Photoshoot ideas - Milashka Photography - Calgary Maternity Photographer
Stunning mom-to-be is standing on the snow wearing a red gown and a red flower crown, while it is snowing in the middle of February at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography
Gorgeous mom-to-be is standing in the snow, wearing a purple gown a holding little baby boy shoes. Maternity photoshoot ideas. Maternity Photographer in Calgary, Alberta - Milashka Photography
Stunning mom-to-be in a purple gown standing on a bridge and smiling at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary Maternity Photographer - Milashka Photography. Winter maternity photoshoot idea.
Expecting parents standing in front of a giant rock in the middle of a winter at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park.
Beautiful mom-to-be in a purple gown standing in front of a river in the middle of a winter at the Big Hills Spring Provincial Park. Calgary 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.

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

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