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Pure. Simple. Natural.
Vintage Duck Photography
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
A simplistic approach to all things baby.
My style of photography makes for a fresh and relaxed studio session for young families. With over eight years of experience photographing babies, I also film and create videos for my clients as gifts. These adorable videos capture memories at their best, and bring my clients’ experiences with me to a whole other level.
Specializing in baby led posing.
Baby led posing is a style where I use baby’s natural movements to create the shot. Your baby can curl up or stretch right out. They can scrunch their noses, yawn or cross their legs as if still in the womb. Other times I will wrap your newborn in soft fabrics to keep them snug and warm so I can capture your little one peacefully sleeping and document all of the little baby details. These natural setups let your baby truly be their best baby-selves.
When I had my first baby, I thought I needed photos of him in a bucket dressed like a fox. What does the fox say? Well, my fox was one unhappy baby and looked and sounded nothing like what I wanted to remember him by. I wanted images of just him with no crazy distractions. When I began photographing him in a more natural way, I quickly realized that these are the images that tugged at my heart strings… this was the real him. This is the way I now photograph babies, and this style has flowed into my child and family portraiture as well.
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I knew I wanted my maternity photos to be intimate and personal as this might be my last pregnancy. I have never taken photos before and you made me feel comfortable from the first time we spoke. Even more so during the shoot. The pictures turn out better then I would have ever imagined (I cried). I can always look back at them and always remember how beautiful I felt.- Samantha HSamantha H
Jessica has been amazing to work with from the start, from our first emails back and forth with one another till we received our gallery and short video clip of our baby/family session. We have 2 boys, a 3 month old and a 2 year old. Jessica was so patient with our toddler even though he wasn’t making things easy to have his photo taken. When I first saw our slideshow (with our dogs too), I cried because it was so good! Her attention to detail capturing these special moments are incredible and her editing of the images are very clean and natural, which I love. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jessica to anyone looking for topnotch newborn, baby, and family photos! – Amily CAmily C
We recently had newborn photos done with my 3 year old. Jessica was very open to the ideas I had and also suggested additional creative ideas. The pictures turned out better than my expectations. Jessica was so patient with my toddler and took her time with my newborn. Her patience and creativity really showed in the finished photos. I also received my gallery back in no time at all. – Denise SDenise S
Me and my partner had a lovely session with Jessica in the fall weather. She made our session fun and easy breezy and the photos turned out amazing. We wanted to remember our pregnancy and capture memorable moments. Jessica really captured exactly what we wanted in our photos, looking forward to getting our babies in for a newborn session -Kayla NKayla N
Love working with Jessica. She always captures amazing shots and keeps a friendly atmosphere. We really appreciate how she allowed us to incorporate our puppy in family shot during a newborn session.Katie S
Jessica did my maternity and newborn photos and all I can say is I highly recommend! She’s extremely talented at setting up the perfect shots and is able to capture the most fleeting moments. We did an at home maternity session and then a studio newborn session and both of them turned out amazing. We felt right at home in her studio, she knew exactly what she was doing and we were able to relax on the couch while she did her thing. Thanks Jessica! -Rachel SRachel S
I am absolutely ecstatic! Jessica is accommodating and a very awesome person to deal with. Very happy with quality of pictures. Would recommend to family and friends.Kim
I would leave 10 stars if I could! We brought the whole family along for our son’s one year photos/cake smash and family photos. We had such a wonderful time. Very professional yet friendly and warm session. Jessica made the kids feel relaxed and engaged them during the photos and between shoots. The session was very natural feeling, nothing was forced or awkward. We received our photo gallery very quickly (in time so we can show the pictures for our son’s birthday even) and the amazing quality of the pictures were breath taking. Jessica is a wizard with the camera and I would not hesitate to recommend Vintage Duck to anyone looking for a perfect photography experience. Looking forward to booking another session! – Joshua KJoshua K
You did amazing with Aayla’s one year photos. Everyone loves them! They were exactly the look I was going for and you captured the style perfectly!Jami M
Jessica shot our son’s newborn photography session and we couldn’t be happier! From the moment we arrived at her studio, everything was perfect- the parking was convenient, Jessica was friendly and welcoming and the studio was beautiful, bright and warm. Our little man was uncomfortable from having tummy troubles but Jessica’s patience and baby whispering skills made it a non-issue. Jessica’s eye for detail ensures that she is able to capture precious and meaningful images of your precious little. Her style is simple and classic- no fancy and distracting props needed for her to create amazing shots. Not only were the photo’s we received stunning, but they truly showcased our son’s personality! Our friends and family were blown away by our pics! We felt that the price of the package was reasonable and well worth the investment. We would highly recommend Vintage Duck Photography to anyone looking to capture the beauty of a newborn baby. Thanks again Jessica! -Vira NVira N
- Jessica has a way of making everyone feel comfortable: pets, babies, children, and adults. Because of this sweet and calming persona, she is able capture such beautiful moments.I am always amazed how quickly we receive the “teaser” pictures, which makes me want to see them all as soon as possible and before I know it I get all of my edited images that I swear I must look at a dozen times before I order the prints. I am always in awe of how perfect and beautiful each photograph is.
To say I love all the photos that I have by Jessica is a complete understatement. I never thought so many pictures could bring me such happiness. She has captured the story of my life and for this I always be grateful. I look forward to her photographing all of our special moments. The only “negative” thing I have to say is she makes it too hard to just pick a favourite to frame! But that just gives me a reason to decorate my walls with so much love and happiness that I am reminded that they are not just photos, they are my life. Thank-you so much Jessica. Our family will treasure our photos forever. 💗Christine N.
Found Jessica’s photography on line looking for natural and beautiful newborn photos. It really spoke to me as all I wanted was to capture my baby’s beautiful natural newborn complexion And moments. With minimal to no props. This is exactly what I got and so much more. Truly nice working with her – she is very gifted. Would recommend her to anybody!!!! Very happy with our shoot! Will return for more ! -Anna VAnna V
I only have amazing words to say about Jessica and her photography. Jessica is very down to earth and is such a sweet soul. We booked a newborn session with her and were beyond happy with the service. Her at home studio is inviting and comfortable. I loved the “props” she used, which were minimalist and simple that really let babe be the focus. My tiny girl was awake almost the entire session and was wiggling out of every pose. Jessica was so patient and let baby do what she wanted, which transferred into great video moments. Jessica is so talented and we will definitely have her do our girls one year pictures. We are absolutely in love with our pictures!! – Clarice SClarice S