Awaiting Baby Girl Awaiting Baby Girl

Families, Maternity

Talissa, Patrick, and Ashton were really excited to welcome their baby girl (and Ashton’s new sister) and asked if we could capture their Scottsdale maternity photos in Gainey Ranch. They spend a lot of time there as a family so it was really important to them to capture these special portraits in this spot! Their furry family member, Lucy, came along too!

When Patrick and Talissa came in for their studio consultation months before, Ashton was unable to come with them. Their session was so fun because I got to meet him for the first time and see what a charismatic kid he is! I can honestly say I’ve never had another kid be as interested as he was in the session; he even assisted me when he wasn’t in pictures! It was such a blast and I felt so excited for his little sister to have such a great big brother!

Thank you so much to Ashton, Talissa and Patrick for meeting me for your Scottsdale maternity session! Here are a few of their portraits:

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I would love to capture your family’s Scottsdale maternity session. Let’s chat!

Shari & Javier- Scottsdale Couples Maternity Photos Shari & Javier


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing Shari and Javier’s Scottsdale couples maternity photos. Summer in Arizona is in full force, but these two were troopers and met me bright and early at sunrise. Arizona is such a beautiful state and often overlooked just because of the heat. Although the summers can be tough, our beautiful desert and mountains are worth it! The light and weather made it a perfect morning to capture such a special time for Shari and Javier.

These two are such a fun couple. Whenever I was switching my equipment or planning our next spot, I would look over to see them laughing about something! They are both so excited to be parents; Shari has been crocheting some cute little baby blankets and hats for their little guy and Javier is building a boat shaped basinet (he loves to sail)! I can’t wait for their baby boy to arrive and see what wonderful parents they are going to be!

Thank you so much Javier and Shari for having me as your maternity photographer! Here’s a peek at their session:

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Currently booking Scottsdale maternity photos for August, September and October. Get in touch to chat about your session!

Welcome to Scottsdale’s Newest Boutique Portrait Studio Welcome to Scottsdale’s Newest Boutique Portrait Studio

Babies, Cake Smash, Maternity, Newborns, Other

For years, I have dreamed of having a beautiful space to welcome families and I can’t believe that dream has finally become a reality! I’m proud to introduce my Scottsdale portrait studio, a space designed specifically with young families in mind. Being a new parent is such a rewarding, but crazy time! I know that you loose a lot of sleep, forget to eat meals and are knee-deep in diapers and that’s okay because I’ve got you covered; please think of my studio as your home away from home and make yourself comfortable!

Scottsdale Portrait Studio

The studio is located in North Scottsdale in the Airpark, conveniently close to Kierland and the Scottsdale Quarter. With plenty of parking and natural light, our space is the perfect spot for a newborn and baby portrait studio. I can’t wait to give you a peek inside! Are you ready!?

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The sitting area is my very favorite part of the studio! With comfortable seating, fresh gourmet snacks and a TV to watch Netflix, it is truly the perfect place for parents to relax during baby’s session. Please feel free to make yourself comfortable and even take a little nap!

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The changing area has everything that you could possibly need! Although I give you a list of things to pack, I know that you may run out of something or accidentally leave something at home. There is a variety of Honest, Aden and Anais and other baby goodies for you to enjoy; please help yourself!

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The shooting area is full of gorgeous natural light to capture timeless portraits of your precious little one. With an extensive selection of fabrics, headbands, hats and backgrounds, I will design a session tailored to your vision. Your baby’s first portraits will be some of your most treasured possessions and I can’t wait to create them for you!

A huge thank you goes out to the village that helped put together this beautiful place: my mom, dad, boyfriend Cody and friends Michelle, Adrianna, Julie and Eva.

Another thank you to Simple Serendipity for the adorable welcome sign and Vintage Statements for creating the perfect desk and floating shelves!




Awaiting Baby Spencer – Scottsdale Maternity Photography Awaiting Baby Spencer – Scottsdale Maternity Photography

Families, Maternity

A few weeks ago, I met the Navas family for their maternity session on the beach! I absolutely love maternity sessions, but then when you mix that with the beach, that’s where I fall in love. I’m really going to miss the beach when I move and start offering Scottsdale maternity photography! It was a beautiful Saturday evening and the two girls arrived ready to play with their beach toys. All three, mom and the two girls, love the beach. Dad isn’t the biggest fan, but he took one for the team and we had a great evening celebrating baby Spencer’s upcoming arrival!

The girls love to play and they both have such amazing imaginations; they enjoy building, playing with their animal figures and climbing on anything in site. We had a wonderful time taking pictures and of course taking breaks to enjoy the beautiful playground we call the beach. Lillian and Alicia are so excited to be big sisters and everyone is looking forward to having a little boy in the family. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Navas family; thank you so much for inviting me to capture this special memory for you all!

Here’s a little peek at their maternity session:

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Please get in touch to book your Scottsdale maternity photography!


Another Big Adventure – Scottsdale Newborn Photography Another Big Adventure – Scottsdale Newborn Photography

Babies, Cake Smash, Maternity, Newborns, Other

Life is full of adventures! I am both excited and sad to announce our next big adventure… we are moving to Arizona in September! When Cody and I moved to Orange County, I was SO elated to be close to the beach, one step closer to my parents and most of all down the street from Disneyland (I can’t help it; I’m a Disney fan!). I have met some amazing people here – clients, friends and of course the sweetest little newborns. I’ve gotten to experience so many new things from delicious restaurants to fun Annual Passholder events at Disney. As I look back on this wonderful year in Orange County, I am so thankful for all of the opportunities I have had to photograph your family’s most treasured memories. Thank you for entrusting me with something so special to you; I am forever grateful.

Newborn Photography in Scottsdale, AZ

I am thrilled for this new chapter. Cody and I had no idea that we would be moving away from Orange County so quickly, but I am looking forward to experiencing something new. Cody will have the opportunity for a new step in his career and I am happy to say that I will be able to open a studio for my Scottsdale newborn photography. We will be living in our first house, only half hour from my parents, a luxury I haven’t had in over 7 years. I cannot wait to continue my photography journey in Arizona, photograph more new families, meet even more gorgeous, brand new babies and share it all with you right here on my blog! Thank YOU for all of the support you have given to Jenna Michelle Photography over the years!

Now here’s a little update on sessions for the next few months:

Orange County: Booking regular sessions through September 6th. I will be returning for a few exclusive sessions per month (September, October, November and December) for clients who would like a session during those times. Please get in touch ASAP if you are hoping to reserve one of these special sessions!

Scottsdale (and the Phoenix area): Booking sessions starting September 13th

To secure your Scottsdale newborn photography, get in touch!