When do I book my Newborn Photography Session? | Featuring Newborn Ava | Jenna Marshall Photography Hertfordshire

Quite often I get enquiries from mamas to be asking when is the best time to book in for their newborn sessions. I recommend contacting us between after your dating scan around 12 weeks up to 32 weeks pregnant. After 32 weeks I am more often than not fully booked. This is because I only take 8 newborn bookings per month. Babies are unpredictable and will rarely decide to enter the world on their due date. There is an average of a 5 week window in which they will make their appearance, between 37-42weeks. I have to keep a space available for you and your baby between these dates plus an additional 2 weeks for babies born overdue. This is so I can fit you in before baby reaches 2 weeks old so that I can capture the curled up sleepy images. Check out the Newborn Page for more information on the sessions and packages available.

This little sweetheart is Ava. I have photographed both Ava’s older brother and sister. You would not believe how alike these siblings are! You would actually think it were the same baby! She was a little star for us and I was so proud to have received a Bronze Award from the Guild of Professional Photographers for one of Ava’s portraits. I love working with this gorgeous family so it was an extra special treat <3

Cake Smash with Rowan | Jenna Marshall Photography, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

There are a lot of Cake Smash Photographers in the Stevenage, Hertfordshire and surrounding area. We are all different and all have our different approaches to cake smash sessions. Some use lots of decorations and some do themed sessions. My taste and personal style differs to this. I much prefer a clean looking and timeless session. I do not want your eye to be drawn to the decorations surrounding the baby in a portrait, the focus should always be the baby. So with removing the noise of decoration from the set up I find this achieves the clean and pure look I always aim to achieve. Of course this is not to everyones taste, but luckily I have plenty of clients who also love this style. I do sometimes add a few stars here and there or flowers, but my aim is to keep it as clean as possible.

One of my favourite sessions happened recently with this lovely returning family in the image to the left. I photographed them over the summer and had such a lovely session with them. I was so excited when they booked in for a cake smash for their youngest. Mum very much has the same taste as I do. I loved that mum chose green for Rowan to wear (my favourite colour). We kept it simple with just flowers on a cream cake with chocolate sponge. I absolutely LOVE the aesthetic of this session! 

If you are thinking of booking a Cake Smash Session with myself please keep in mind we usually need 4-6 notice (minimum). Also if you are booking a cake smash session for your baby who had a newborn session with myself you are entitled to a 10% discount 🙂

Here are some of my favourite from Rowan’s Cake Smash Session

Black Friday Event 2019 | Jenna Marshall Photography, Hertfordshire

Black Friday Event 2019

If you have been thinking about booking either a Newborn, Cake Smash or Family Session with Jenna Marshall Photography, this is the weekend to do it! I only discount sessions once a year so this weekend is the only time to book yourself a discounted session! I have offers available on each package. Also in keeping with the Christmas Spirit, I am going to donate £5 from each booking to a Local Food Bank in time for Christmas. There are so many people who will be using food banks this christmas it is so important to help where we can! Don’t forget there are lots of places where you can also donate to the local food bank. I know my local CO-OP have a basket where you can donate items. Have a google!

T&C’s. Deposits MUST be paid between 9am on the 23rd of November and 9pm on the 26th of November for the discount to be applied to your booking! This is for NEW bookings only! Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount!

Take a look at the offers available!