Spring/Summer is creeping upon us… So what are you going to wear to your session? | Hertfordshire photographer | Jenna Marshall Photography

The trees are slowly starting to redress and colours are being found amongst the uncut grass of winter. I am very much ready to get back to my outdoor sessions after a 4 month hibernation period. If you are yet to book your outdoor family session please take a look at the packages available by CLICKING HERE

If you are already booked in here are some tips on what to wear…

“Tip- Click on any outfit to be taken to the website where you can purchase it 🙂 “

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. So do pastels and neutrals. My favourite colour combinations at the moment are rusts, ochres and creams and whites or pale blue, lilacs and grey. Compliment each others outfit. Patterns look great in these sessions as long as everyone is not all wearing the same pattern. Stay away from stripes! There is a great fashion trend set for this year with a beautiful scarf print…


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. Floaty dresses and long skirts are my favourite as they can be swished to add movement in a portrait! 

Family Outfit Inspiration 1

Mens Jumper- Purchase Here  Mens Chinos- Purchase Here   Women Dress- Purchase Here

Girls Dress- Purchase Here   Romper- Purchase Here   Boys Shirt- Purchase Here


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 😉

Family Outfit Inspiration 2

Mens Shirt- Purchase Here   Women Dress- Purchase Here   Boys Top- Purchase Here

Boys Trousers- Purchase Here   Girls Dress Pink- Purchase Here   Girls Lace Dress- Purchase Here

Family Outfit Inspiration 3

Mens Shirt- Purchase Here   Women Dress- Purchase Here   Girls Yellow Dress- Purchase Here

Toddler Floral Dress- Purchase Here   Boys Knitwear- Purchase Here


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.

Mini Spring/Summer 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.
*£35 Deposit required

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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