Outdoor Session Price Increase 2020- Book now to avoid!

One of my favourite things about spring and summer is that I get to travel outside of my home studio and create beautiful family portraits outside in nature. I am lucky that Stevenage, Hertfordshire has a lot of beautiful surrounding areas to photograph.

I have kept the price for these sessions the same for over 3 years. I do feel with the rise in costs to run my business that it is time to slightly raise the price for these A La Carte Mini Sessions. Please note all other session packages will stay the same for 2020!

So how much more is this going to cost? Not much! These sessions have been priced at £85 for the past few years, there will be an increase of £14, making the new cost £99. Package details can be found below…

Mini A La Carte Session – £99
30 minute outdoor or in home session
15 images will be enhanced and loaded to an online proofing gallery available for one week
2 images included as high resolution files with print release
*opportunity to purchase extra files and prints via your the shop on your online gallery*
*You can add on all files for £165 after your session*

These new prices will come in to effect on the 1st of January 2020. If you reserve yourself a space before the date you will be booked under 2019 prices! To book in there is a £35 deposit required. The remainder of the session fee is due one week before your session date. Any deposits paid on or after January 1st 2020 will book you under 2020 prices.
To reserve your space contact us today 🙂

*these sessions are not suitable for newborns*

Balancing Act | Newborn Session with Krish | Jenna Marshall Photography Stevenage Photographer


It has been quite a few months since I blogged one of my newborn photography sessions. My summer has been so busy with holidays, day trips and of course newborn and family photography sessions that I have had to put writing to the side for a while. I sometimes feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with it all. Trying to give my children my attention while also maintain my business is a hard act to balance. It is much easier to manage it all when my kids are at school.  I know many parents struggle with finding the balance between work and home life, remember you are not alone!

Are you ever envious of other parents you see on social media who appear to be nailing life? They look well dressed, make up is flawless, getting home from work and having the energy to make slime or bake with their also well dressed kids in their perfectly clean house.  Please remember this is just an illusion. Behind the scenes they are struggling too. It’s just that people do not post about it. I for one feel like I am drowning trying to keep my house clean! Trying to keep on top of my editing and business tasks is another challenge I usually fall short on. I am one of those people who wear a pretty dress on the school run but when I get home I immediately change into a comfy band t-shirt and pyjama bottoms. Because why on earth would you choose to be dressed during the day if you do not have to lol. Anyhow, I went on a rant there. Please remember to not compare your life to anyone else on social media. You are doing your best and that will always be good enough. Ever want a rant about it, let me know. I do love a rant.

Images featured are from a newborn session with the very Handsome Krish and his parents. How amazing is his hair?! Daddy is a Leicester City fan so of course we had to of course involved this in the session. Can’t wait to see this little dude at his next session <3 *Remember to book in your newborn session whilst still pregnant*

Which session time is best for your outdoor family session… with Jenna Marshall Photography, Hertfordshire

As a family photographer (based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire), July, August and September are my busiest months for outdoor family photography sessions. I offer these sessions at different times throughout the day. This post will give you an insight in to what difference the time of your session will make to the overall aesthetic of your images. Obviously the weather will also play a part, be it cloudy or sunny. Here are examples to help you choose which time is best for you and your family.

Sunny Day – Morning light (sessions around 9am)

 

Morning light can create an interesting portrait with a lot of contrast between light and shadow. My favourite locations to use are often in direct sunlight in the morning not leaving much diffused light. I love the brightness of sessions at this time. These sessions are often a favourite with parents as children have recently eaten and are fresh from a good night sleep ready for the day. 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy Day- Morning light (sessions around 9am)

 

Do not be put off by a cloudy day. Morning sessions on a cloudy day can give beautiful evenly diffused light. 

 

 

 

Sunny Day- Early Evening Light (sessions around 5pm)

The sun has usually moved around create a nice shaded area in my favourite location during the evening sessions. These sessions can often be a little bit awkward for children as it is usually around their dinner time but I highly recommend changing up the routine for that day to make the most of this beautiful lighting. 

 

 

Golden Hour Lighting on a Sunny Day (one hour before sunsets)

 

This is probably my favourite kind of lighting for sessions. The low sun creates such a beautiful warm feel to portraits. The sessions can be hard for children to not be tired, especially in the summer when the sun sets so late. These two portraits were taken at 7.30pm in June. I ensured both the kids had their dinner before we went out for a walk. Being outside immediately woke them up and they enjoyed playing around between photos. They felt like it was a treat being allowed out so late too. 

 

 

 

Packages available for outdoor sessions

Mini A La Carte Package available for £85
30 Minute Session
2 Digital Images included
If you find it too hard to choose just 2 images to own from your gallery then after your session you can purchase files individually for £30 each or the whole gallery for £165. *Optional print and other products also available to purchase after
*£35 Deposit required

Mini All Inclusive Session – £249
30 Minute Session on Location
15 Portraits will be enhanced and supplied to you as high resolution files with print release
10 7”X5” Lustre Prints
*£75 deposit required

Full Family Session – £399
60-90 Minute Session on Location
30-40 Portraits will be enhanced and supplied as high resolution files with print release
15 x 7″x5″ Lustre Prints
*£75 deposit required

We have a handful of family sessions available over the Summer still contact us for the available dates