My home studio is located only a couple of minutes drive from Hertford town centre. Having a studio in our home with a nice garden has many advantages over high street locations. If the weather is nice, children can enjoy a good play around in the garden with various toys and come back to the studio with fresh energy.

I fell in love with photography 13 years ago when I got my first professional digital camera.  I was eager to learn everything about my new passion, and to pursue my creative roots.  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 and later on with the Guild of Photographers and SWPP.

My portraiture is modern, relaxed and very informal with lots of fun involved.  On top of my portraiture work, I also shoot weddings and environmental/lifestyle portraits in and around Ware and Hertford and also happy to travel further afield.

Marietta Balassa