award winning newborn photographer in Hertford.
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Award-winning photographer in Hertford, Hertfordshire

Marietta Photography specialise in newborn babies, children and families offering professional photography in our Hertford based studio.  When you are choosing Marietta Photography services you are choosing over 10 years of experience and a specialist in photographing pregnant women, newborn babies and young children. Marietta is fully trained in newborn safety, insured and last but not least a mum of two very lively children. 

Book your next newborn, child or family photo session with confidence knowing that your child will be in safe hands and you will be going home with unforgettable memories.

Marietta’s portraiture style is a combination of fine art, modern, relaxed and very informal with lots of fun involved.  On top of our portraiture work, we also shoot weddings and environmental/lifestyle portraits in and around Hertford and Ware.




I fell in love with photography in 2004 when I got my first professional digital camera.  I was eager to learn everything about my new passion, and to pursue my creative roots.  5 years later at the end of 2009, Marietta Photography was founded.

Since then, I have been working as a portrait photographer, specialising in maternity, newborn and family photography.  In 2016 I joined the BIPP as a Provisional Member and started working towards my Licentiateship.  In that year I was awarded Runner Up for Provisional Photographer of the Year at the BIPP South East Regional Awards 2016.

My work with the BIPP paid off in 2017 when I gained a Licentiate Qualification for my Portrait photography. Later on I also gained my qualification with the Guild of Photographers and the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers with many more awards in newborn and fine art style child portraits.

My  studio is located only a couple of minutes drive from Hertford town centre, which is designed with small children and families in mind to make sure everyone feels comfortable just like home.

Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers



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