Mama photographer collaboration- Motherhood Unfiltered | Jenna Marshall Photography

Jenna is a newborn baby and family portrait photographer based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

One thing I LOVE about the photography community is that it is soo easy to become friends with other likeminded photographers. For a while now I have been taking part in a photographers group based on instagram. #motherhood_unfiltered. We completed our first project a few months ago and we completed another a month or so ago. 

For the latest project we had to post a portrait we had taken of our kids and each week we had a different colour theme. 

Week One- Green

Green is probably my favourite colour. I love the freshness of it. My new packaging is green, my logo is green, my clothes are often green and you will find a lot of green in my house. Today has been a hard one. I haven’t brushed my hair or applied make up, the kids have argued and trashed the house while I have been busy trying to do my tax return. I needed to get orders packaged and up to the post office before it closed. So I got them to help. They found it hilarious blowing my expensive dried petals around 🙈 the joys of working from home over the summer holidays!

     Left to right top:  Life with the Lundes,  Claudia Wyler,  Rachysbrood_nookandthemeadow
Bottom row left to right: Seabright photography, Kelli Johansen PhotographyJamie.L.Wissner

Week Two- Blue

Todays image was not what I had in mind, however I believe it represents motherhood so much better. Me and the kids all ended up in a HUGE row this morning. They were fighting like cat and dog and nothing I was doing was working. It spiralled so much I ended up walking away from the both and sat in my garden to have 5 minutes of air, I ended up really tearful. I hate it when they fight, I hate it even more when I can’t resolve it. They both ended up tearful after realising I was tearful. Even though I was incredibly angry with them both I told them to give me a hug. Shouting and arguing was never going to solve the issues this morning, I needed to break the cycle so we sat together, all cross with each other and had a cuddle. After a minute or two I could just feel the tension start to disappear. I then said to them “right, how are we going to fix this?” And Willow perked up and said, “let’s write what we each love about each other!” Honestly my heart melted! So we went and sat on Alex’s bed and wrote the different things we loved about each other and made a point to include something funny. This is what we were doing in this portrait. Blue is known to be a calming colour which was exactly what was needed this morning 💙

Week Three- Red

The kids were bored so we went out on their scooters today. Within ten minutes Willow started complaining her legs were sore and Alex was complaining about Willow complaining. Summer holiday fun

Week Four- Yellow

My baby girl is 5 today! I am away in Scotland to celebrate so I took this portrait with Willow last week. Introduced her to a record player. She started jumping up and down on the bed ruining the sound and vinyl 😂 she didn’t quite understand how it worked

 Week 5- Black & White

This week is Our final week so we are ditching colour and going for Black and White.
I took this image on Coldingham Bay in Scotland where I grew up. It was a little surreal watching my own kids play where I played as a child. We had such a fab time

Christina J Photography joined in for the last week <3

I am very much looking forward to the next project!

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Newborn Baby Girl Photography Session with Jenna Marshall Photography | Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Jenna is a newborn baby and family photographer based in Stevenage Hertfordshire

This beautiful baby girl came to my home studio for her newborn session a couple of months ago now. It was the families second newborn session with myself so I was very excited to see them again! There is no bigger honour than a client returning to you. Getting to watch families grow is such a bonus in this job. The hair on this little lady was just like her big sisters when I photographed her.

I posted an image from this session to my social media page and got a comment that said “I don’t know how you’d choose”. Well this family had pre-booked the full Alex Package so they had all images from their session included which took away the agony of having to choose images from their gallery. We currently have three Newborn Packages available. One mini newborn session package and two full newborn sessions. The mini session is perfect for those who only want a few images or are on a tighter budget. The mini newborn session however is very strict on time giving us less chance to get a good range of poses. The full sessions are often first choice for clients as they allow us the time to get all the poses they are hoping for and allow for longer to get multiple images with older siblings and time for family portraits. Also all full newborn sessions come with a Keepsake Wooden Box with 7″x5″ lustre prints and a Glass Bottle USB Drive. These boxes are New for 2018 and I am looking forward to photographing them shortly. To book in we require a £75 deposit. The remainder of your chosen package is due two weeks prior to your due date. IF you are undecided on your package we can still take your booking and discuss your chosen package nearer to your due date. Allowing you time to think about it without losing the space!

Here are some of my favourites from this baby girl session.