Newborn Session with 10 Day Old George | Jenna Marshall Photography Stevenage Hertfordshire

I am incredibly behind in blogging my newborn photography sessions! This session with George does not feel like it was 2 months ago!!! Newborn baby boy George who was born weighing 9lbs 1oz, was a little star. George’s big sister Penny was a little angel during the session too especially as she is only 20months old  We managed to get so many beautiful portraits of them. It made it really hard to decide which portraits to share in this blog. The mama and baby pose is probably my favourite pose of all. This mama looked incredible! 

Please be aware that newborn sessions must be booked during pregnancy as the session needs to take place in the first 4-14 days after being born (there is room to be flexible if baby was born early). We recommend booking your newborn session after your 12 week scan.

You all need to check out this beautiful post by Nikki who is a Specialist Newborn and Family Photographer in Bramhall, Stockport by clicking here

Everything you need to know about Autumn Family Sessions including What to Wear advice | Jenna Marshall Photography

“Nothing ignites my soul more than Autumn leaves, bonfires, a cool breeze…

All things spooky are eerily nice, a good ghost story and a pumpkin spice”

Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year!!! Everything about it! From the low glow from the sun, the crisp mornings, the beautiful colours on the trees and bushes, the knitwear, warm earthy tones are everywhere to be seen. Not forgetting hot chocolate, cuddling under blankets, the fun of halloween leading up to the excitement of christmas, there is so much to look forward. It makes my heart feel warm. So of course it is my favourite time to hold family sessions outdoors! My Autumn Mini Family Sessions will take place from mid September until the first weekend in November. 

The package details are below…

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.  

Tips on what to wear

Family: Please, please do not wear matching outfits. Gone are the days of everyone wearing jeans with white t-shirts, it just does not look good. Co-ordinate your outfits rather than match them. Think of the colours that would work well together. Earthy tones always work well like reds, browns, mustard, creams and greys. My favourite colour combinations at the moment are reds, mustards and creams or orange, greens and grey. Compliment each others outfit. Patterns look great in these sessions as long as everyone is not all wearing the same pattern. Personally I suggest no more than half the group be wearing patterns.

Stay away from neon colours and also no logos or character t-shirts!



Layers look great in all kind of sessions. Think of accessories such as scarves, hats and bracelets. Make sure your shoes are practical for the location of the session but also ensure they work with the rest of your outfit. You may want to bring some shoes to walk to the location in then change for the actually session when we are in the right place. Keep make up and hair clean and natural, keep away from heavy eye make up. Knitwear can really be good for adding texture to your images. A mix of Lace and denim can look really lovely too. Floaty dresses are my favourite.

To purchase the set above click the items below

Mens grey shirt       Women Green Dress      Girls Floral Dress     Boys Rust Knitwear      Boys Green Trousers     Girls Beige & Floral Dress


Men can often be less cooperative than the kids when preparing for a photo session lol. Make sure you do lots of bribing! Same rules apply as above with regards to colours and patterns. No logos or sportswear to be worn. Including baseball caps! No running trainers either. Boots, brogues or converse like trainers are acceptable 😉

To purchase the set above click the items below

Mens Cardigan outfit     Womens Dress      Boys Jumper      Boys Trousers    Girls Blue/Grey Dress     Girls Floral Dress


Stay away from character outfits and sportswear. Knitwear, denim, midlength dresses. Pastels are great for spring/summer. Most of all make sure they are comfortable in what they are wearing. If they feel uncomfortable it will show in their images.

Other great outfits for Autumn Sessions (Click on link to be taken to the store)

To book a date please contact us

Summer has come to an end… | Jenna Marshall Photography, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

“August is like the Sunday of our Summer”


The Summer has now come to an end and life has returned to what it was before. The morning rush to get the kids washed, fed, dressed and off to school before setting up for my newborn sessions I have actually welcomed back in to my life with an ounce of relief. While the slowness of the Summer mornings were pleasurable and the unplanned possibilities of the day were exciting, I am overjoyed to get back in to a routine. I love the fresh morning walk to the kids school and I love the quietness in the house while I am sat typing or editing away with my tea brewing next to my iMac screen. Of course I miss hearing my children play in the background while I’m working but I find I no longer feel guilt now that they are back to school. I no longer feel I am ignoring them so that I can get my work done. I can finally focus again. 

We had so many highlights this summer. My favourite moments were when we were away in Scotland where I grew up. Seeing family and old friends, throwing stones into the river I played in as a child, splashing about in the waves on the beach I built castles on myself many years ago. It was my daughter Willows 5th birthday while we were away. She had such an amazing day, walked along cliffs to see the lighthouse, bowling, playing on the 2p machines in the arcade, a quiet pub lunch followed by the beach and ending at my Uncles with all the family. As I am writing this I have come across with such an incredible feeling of gratitude. I am so lucky in so many ways and I hope these photographs help to remind my children as they grow how they too were incredibly lucky.

st abbs head coldingham bay

If you are interested in visiting the beautiful area where I grew up in Scotland click this link and type in Templehall Cottage Coldingham. It was perfect! <3

Also checkout the beautifully written post by my lovely friend Julie who is a children’s and family photographer in Loughborough, Leicestershire “Why every parent posts a photo of their child’s first dat of school”