"I’ve written this out in my notepad first because I want to get this review right. I actually don’t think there are words to describe how amazing our photos and Jenna’s whole range of service is, but I’ll give it a go.

To give you a bit of background, my husband and I had our daughter, Ava, in July. She was 9 weeks premature. Ava has had a fight on her hands since she was born and has had some very serious health issues to contend with but we’ve been home a few weeks now and we are soaking in every second knowing how precious she is and how incredibly lucky we are to have her. It took us many years and several losses to have Ava, so she was longed for and loved before she ever existed.

I first saw Jenna’s photos when a friend of mine got married and shared her Wedding photos. I loved them instantly and as a surprise, I booked her for my Sister’s Wedding. In February we met Jenna for the first time and realised not only does she take stunning photographs, she is also such a welcoming and friendly person who puts you at ease to get the best out of you for photos. Jenna took mine and my husbands first family photo that day as I was pregnant at the time.

We knew we wanted to get a family photoshoot as soon as we fell pregnant and after meeting Jenna and seeing her fantastic work, I wouldn’t have gone to anyone else. I love the style of Jenna’s photography and how she doesn’t just see you as a client, she also takes the time to get to know you too. Jenna knew our story before we came for Ava’s shoot and worked with us to get photos that are not just absolute perfection, they are deeply meaningful too. Jenna understood just how important our daughter is to us and how loved she is. You can see the passion in how she works and the efforts she goes to. She was so great with Ava and was able to get her to sleep and keep her relaxed. Jenna clearly prioritises comfort and safety above all during the shoot and she takes the time to let your baby be a baby and have feeds or have nappy changes, she doesn’t even complain if they happen to be stinky ones!

Jenna has just now sent us our slideshow. We were meant to go view it at her studio but had to cancel. It may have been for the best because as soon as I started watching it I was an ugly crying mess, but I imagine it would have been a fantastic experience to witness this video in her studio as a cinema style viewing with Jenna there. Nevertheless this is my heart, my everything, captured flawlessly just the way I see her every day. Not just photos, but memories and moments in time so lovingly created in to something that we will treasure for a lifetime. For that, and for the professional yet personal way that Jenna does her work, I would not only highly recommend but implore anyone and everyone to hire Jenna for any photography needs they may have. We will be using Jenna as our family photographer for all our years to come.

You truly are such a talent and I wish you all the very best in the future. We hope to see you soon!

Thank you Jenna, for everything."

 

"We had a fantastic experience with Jenna today. She was very professional and very enthusiastic which kept our little boy entertained throughout the shoot. Made to feel very comfortable and we cannot wait to see the final pictures! Thanks again, Charlotte, Scott and Max"

"Cannot recommend enough. Jenna got some amazing shots of our little girl and was absolutely fantastic with her. Jenna was extremely welcoming and friendly and took her time to ensure she got the best shots. Thank you."

"Jenna went to the ends of the earth to capture beautiful images of my boys. I can not begin to explain how well my sons personality shone through on every photo and she made it so classy. Went to the preview today and I cried from start to finish at how someone had been able to take such beautiful photos of the family. I can honestly not recommend enough! Such a lovely woman who made us so welcome "

"Thank you so much Jenna. I have watched the video several times...and cried every time! So so happy thanks again and see you at the wedding in June! xx"

"Amazing photos and Jenna was so good at settling my daughter and so patient and knew exactly which props to use to create beautiful pictures to treasure forever! Xx"

"I loved it, Jenna who took the photos was very patient and took her time with my daughter so we could get some lovely photos. I loved looking at them all. Lovely staff and lovely welcome. Would definitely recommend. 5*"

"Jenna was absolutely amazing with my little boy. I am so pleased with the pictures and there are so many to choose from - you’d never know that he spent the whole photo shoot trying to escape! Thank you so much! "

"Amazing experience couldn’t of asked for better photos and the service was brilliant for our one week old baby girl we didn’t feel rushed or pressured into anything everything worked around us and our girl, definitely will come back for another shoot xxx"

"I could not recommend these lovely ladies enough! I booked in for the maternity/newborn shoot but didn't actually get round to coming back with my daughter when she was tiny... Jenna accommodated us and we had some photos done at 7months and the snaps really captured Gracies personality! My 'bump' photos are equally stunning and really made me tear up.. such special memories captured. thank you ladies! "

"I can’t recommend Jenna enough. We had the funnest time shooting our little girls 1st birthday cake smash! The photos were ready in less then a week and they are absolutely amazing. I literally burst into tears when we saw the slideshow. Thank you for making it so special for us. X"

"We visited Jenna at the studio and have just purchased all of the photos as it was just too hard to choose a couple. Our little girl was teething on the day but Jenna was amazing and I was so surprised at how many lovely photos she’s got - including family pictures. The studio is beautiful and Jenna has so many lovely ideas. Thank you so much xxx"

"We went and had a photoshoot done of our baby girl at the Otley studio.
Jenna was so patient and natural with poppy and nothing was too much trouble for her.
We were given plenty of time for feeds, changes and cuddles. Poppy loved Jenna’s cuddles and went straight to sleep. Lovely experience at the shoot. We then went back a few days later to preview the pictures. Again such a lovely experience and we are over the moon with our pictures!
Thankyou so much Jenna for the time you spent with us and for our beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever. See you next year for the birthday cake smash! Xx"

"Such an a great experience we had! AMAZING photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. I would 100% recommended. Jenna was amazing with our little one, cannot get over the amazement of all the pictures she managed to capture!!"

"Couldn't recommened Jenna anymore than I could! She was amazing on the day competing with twins who wouldnt settle or sleep at the same time, our photos are amazing!"

"absolutely loved our photoshoot. Jenna was so good with our son and manage to capture some really special moments. we cannot recommend this place enough and the pictures are just gorgeous! so special for our little man's first birthday! cant wait to hang them up! x"

"Jenna is amazing! My daughters photos are beautiful and I couldn’t be happier! She was amazing with poppy during her photo shoot and went above and beyond for us! Would highly recommend! "

"What a lovely little studio! The props were amazing and it’s just such a warm and welcoming experience. Jenna is literally the ‘baby whisperer’ She was amazing with Thea, helping to settle & soothe her! She was also just as good with my 4 year old too. We cannot wait to see the pictures, think I’ll want them all :) To anyone wanting a newborn shoot I would highly recommend Jenna ☺️"

"Delightful experience, lovely studio and such a walm, welcoming vibe. Jenna definatley makes you feel at home and is great with babies!! Highly recommend to capture those golden pictures before they grow up so quick! xxx"

"Visited the Otley studio recently and Jenna was incredible! The photos she captured were simply beautiful. I came with my 5 week old baby girl, and 3 year old daughter and felt really relaxed the entire time we were there. She was brilliant with my eldest while I fed my littlest, keeping her entertained and having so much fun! And when I came back to look at the photos, I cried!! Amazing pictures I’ll cherish forever. Thank you so much! X"

"Visited the otley studio and cannot recommend enough. Jenna got some amazing shots of our little girl and was absolutely fantastic with her. Jenna was extremely welcoming and friendly and took her time to ensure she got the best shots. Thank you."

"Lovely moments of my beautiful boy captured to cherish forever. Thank you"

"Had a lovely shoot for baby Olive this morning with Jenna! Can’t believe how amazing she was with her!  Really looking forward to seeing the the photos next week ! Xxx"

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"We are absolutely in love with our photos and are so grateful.
Jenna did the shoot and was amazing with our son Joshua. He was just under 5 weeks old and was good for the most part but had a meltdown towards the end! Jenna was amazing and settled him really well, we even brought some of her techniques home! He didn't really want to be on his front but Jenna persisted in settling him and we managed to get the shots. I'm so glad we did as the shots were beautiful! I got so emotional watching the photos and was so incredibly proud of my boy! She left us to discuss our options and we didn't feel pressured at all. We went for the memory stick and some prints in the end and I loved that all the images come in colour and black and white. She also sent the link for the video so I can have it on my phone.
I can't say enough good things really and would definitely recommend. Jenna is so professional and understand babies and their needs, which is so important."

"Bought as a birthday present from my brother- me and my husband were stunned that we were able to get our newborn photo shoot within a week of booking. Our baby girl Sophie was nearly a month old at the photo shoot and was very temperamental that day so we were worried about how she’d be on the shoot. Luckily we had the amazing Jenna (baby whisperer) who was so patient with Sophie and was able to get her to sleep. We have since stolen some of her techniques. We brought in items that meant something to us and Sophie and she was able to use them and capture something beautiful for us to cherish for years to come.
Looking forward to receiving our purchases as we still keep welling up watching the beautiful slide show. Thank you again xxx"

"We had our pictures done this afternoon of baby Alfie and it was such an amazing experience. Jenna was unbelievable with Alfie, so much so I wanted to take her home with me! A definite baby whisperer, I’ve never seen Alfie so relaxed. Mark and I can’t wait to see the final pictures, only negative is deciding which ones to choose as they all were adorable! Fantastic, first rate, friendly and helpful from start to finish I would totally recommend this to anyone wanted to capture those precious newborn moments. I’ve shared already with my NCT group. Thank you so much again for a wonderful afternoon."


Jenna Meeking Photography Studio
43 Leeds Road, Ilkley,
LS29 8DP

01943 607985

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