Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Young Families Guidebook
Discover the types of sessions recommended to document your growing family during baby’s first year.
You’re at a time in your life that you want to bottle these moments up. You want photographs that aren’t cheesy – rather something that looks and feels natural. I specialize in relaxed, bright and airy photographs because documenting milestones is important to you!
About Vintage Duck Photography
Hi there! I'm Jessica and the professional baby photographer behind the lens. Kids might know me as "hey, what's inside my camera?!"
In 2010 I began photographing “everything baby”. Even before having my own two boys, I came to learn what parents really wanted during those chaotic first years. It was to remember that crazy time in their lives. I know that I barely remember most of my kids' first years!
This is one of parenting's incredible legacies—to preserve their children’s fast-growing stages, through perfectly imperfect moments.
Each collection comes with 15 digital files.
Options to upgrade to your entire gallery, purchase prints and products will be available once you view your beautifully edited gallery slideshow.
Your journey with me often begins when you first book a maternity session. I keep maternity sessions simple and offer these in-studio or outdoors. We even offer custom floral headpieces that can be added to a maternity session. Your partner and children are welcome!
*Save $125 when you book a newborn session
Next up, are the newborn photos. Hooray! Baby is here! A newborn session is best booked within the first three weeks after baby’s birth, while they are still tiny and sleepy. I photograph and film newborns in a natural and unposed way that allows the baby to shine, with no need for buckets or gigantic headbands. I want my clients to proudly display my timeless images on their walls for generations to come. Big brothers and big sisters are very proud to show off their new family addition, so even to capture a quick kiss on the forehead is an accomplishment for some new siblings! Parents and siblings are always welcome!
When baby is over three months, they begin to show some real personality. Those big smiles, funny faces and tummy time are favourite milestones to photograph. A sitter session, when baby can sit unassisted, is another special milestone that even the family dog can partake in. Parents and siblings are always welcome in any baby photo session. A tiny video from each of our sessions together is my gift to you.
Let’s eat some cake! One-year-old sessions are a popular time for the entire family. We start with the family! The birthday boy or girl will get some sweet cuddles with mom or dad, a cute photo or two in my vintage high chair and then the messy cake smash! Often times we end in the new tiny tub! Check out a recent one-year-old session video here.
Now that baby is sitting on their own, a milk bath is a perfect chance to let them have some real fun. I use a warm milk bath along with fresh seasonal flowers and greenery. Little one will love splashing in the milk and making a complete mess. You can also order a custom floral crown for this special occasion that you can keep. Specialty milk bath sessions are for baby only and not only for girls! Check out a little boys milk bath video here.
The Tiny Tub is a clear acrylic tub, with beautiful golden clawfoot accents. Although it’s tiny, it’s aesthetic is grand! These sessions are done with warm water, and flowers and/or greenery can also be added. Custom floral crown are also available for this occasion.
The Baby Plan
It’s easy to capture your growing baby’s first year this milestone package.
Four Month Session
Eight Month Session
Twelve Month Session
15 images per session. Extras can be purchased.
The Portrait Experience
BEFORE Your Session:
Pay deposit and complete your contract.
To better customize your session, a questionnaire will be emailed.
Date and time will be scheduled (if pre-booking a newborn session, your estimated due date will be pencilled into my calendar. Email me once baby arrives to officially book a date).
A confirmation, studio address and “What to Expect” guide will be emailed.
DURING Your Session:
Sessions that take place in my home-based studio have the perfect neutral palette for families.
Baby and maternity sessions in-studio last up to one hour, while a newborn session can last up to two hours.
Stuff happens! Whether it’s a sibling that requires extra time or a newborn that needs more feedings, there is no rush.
The remaining balance is due the day of your session and will be invoiced to you to pay online.
AFTER Your Session:
Two weeks after your session you will receive an email with a link to view your 24 hour slideshow.
Choose to upgrade your collection to include your entire gallery with print credits to use in store or stay with your already purchase 15 digital image collection.
After choosing your collection you then have one month to upload your files and do some shopping in your gallery store.
Prints and products bought through the gallery store are from some of the best Canadian labs that will safely ship directly to your home.
Our friendship doesn’t end here!
After spending a year of getting to know each other I will be there for your updated fall family photos, mini sessions during the holidays and limited edition sessions available throughout the year.