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While Baby Mila Dreams, Mother Creates

Above: Baby Mila as a "Surfer Girl" while she naps. Created and photographed by her mother, Adele Enersen.

Mothers of infants use nap time to accomplish all kinds of tasks: throw a load of wash in, take that first shower of the day, or catch a few winks themselves. Not Adele Enersen. The Helsinki-based mother of baby Mila has created a maternity-leave (she's a copywriter) hobby for herself.

While Mila sleeps, Enersen creates set pieces starring the snoozing Mila that are the stuff of dreams. Enersen's photographs are terribly clever, including her use of materials in each set piece: clothes, cookies, sheets, hairbrushes, and other random stuff from around the house. They all become props for Mila's dreamy adventures. Check out her website for more fun.

One of my favorites, baby Mila as a bookworm.  Conceived and photographed by Mila's mother, Adele Enersen.

Above: One of my favorites, baby Mila as a bookworm. Conceived and photographed by Mila's mother, Adele Enersen.

This one is also a classic. Love the hairbrush microphone and the teddy bear guitarist.

Baby Mila is a rock star in this dream. Conceived and photographed by Mila's mother, Adele Enersen.

Above: Baby Mila is a rock star in this dream. Conceived and photographed by Mila's mother, Adele Enersen.

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