Monthly Archives: June 2010

29 
Jun

James & Rebecca at the Guildhall Leicester

James and Rebecca were married at the Guildhall in Leicester on 12th June and I really enjoyed photographing their wedding, and the company of their family and friends.  I had only managed to meet up with James and Rebecca a couple of times as they live in the Netherlands.  We managed to meet up for a couple of quick wedding updates when they were home planning their big day.  The Guildhall in Leicester is a beautiful, historic building that dates back 600 years and the great hall itself was actually built in 1390.  To find out more about this beautiful venue click here .  Following their wedding ceremony it was then on to the Red House in Nether Broughton,  near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  The Red House hosts an award winning restaurant, bar and  courtyard.  James and Rebecca had their wedding breakfast in the marquee in the garden and the weather was very kind to them.    A lovely, relaxed wedding with a charming couple who made me feel very welcome.  Thank you to James, Rebecca and your family and friends.zzzz IMG_8515IMG_8095 IMG_8287IMG_8690IMG_8520IMG_8534IMG_8583IMG_8706IMG_8161

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Published Date: 29th June 2010
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29 
Jun

Daisy May

Meet little Daisy May… what a sweetheart and a joy to photograph.  She slept all the way through her first photo shoot and didn’t cry once.   Totally adorable.   The absolute best time to photograph a newborn is when they are under two weeks old.  Obviously at this age they sleep a lot but it is such a precious time that should be captured on camera.  All of these images were taken in natural light, with just a little bounced flash at the baby’s home.  The white bed was a perfect  backdrop for taking these images and it did help that the room she was photographed in was really bright and airy.  If you would like your newborn photographed by Lesley Bee at Artography, please contact me on 01455 233224.  If you would like to see more baby photography both natural light and studio take a look at my website at www.portraitsbyartography.co.ukIMG_2234IMG_2101IMG_2130IMG_2157IMG_2083

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Published Date: 29th June 2010
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14 
Jun

4 Brides All Called Rebecca…

I am not sure why, but  I have already photographed 2 brides called Rebecca this year, and will be photographing another Rebecca at the end of this month at Shearsby Bath, Shearsby, Leicestershire.    The 4th  Rebecca in the photographs below is getting married to Chad at  Walton Hall in Walton near Stratford-Upon-Avon in September.  It’s funny but it has only just dawned on me that  I have bookings from so many Rebeccas?

It was nice to catch up with Rebecca and Chad to discuss their wedding in more detail and take a few photographs of them at their chosen venue.   Walton Hall is a beautiful stately home and sits in 65 acres of countryside, just 7 miles away from Stratford-Upon-Avon.  It’s an amazing venue for a wedding and I look forward to getting some lovely images of the couple and their friends / family in and around the hotel.   These are  just a few shots of Rebecca and Chad taken shortly after our catch up to discuss their special day. IMG_7718bwIMG_7712IMG_7677IMG_7652IMG_7621IMG_7618IMG_7763

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Published Date: 14th June 2010
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08 
Jun

‘The Speech’ – Band Promo Images

I had great fun taking some shots of a local band ‘The Speech’ this week.   Formally known as Cascade they are back together after 20 years.  Covers include:  The Beatles, Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Stereophonics, Kings of Leon etc  You can check out their facebook page here.

The guys were laid back and very professional in front of the camera and I did my best to make the shoot relaxed and informal.   The band consists of Chad Reynold (lead vocal), Ash Woodward (guitar and backing vocals), Andy Stinton (Bass and backing vocals) and Kev Lennon (drums).   Record label:  We Wish Records.  Their next gig is at the Railway in Countesthorpe on Friday June 11th.

If you are a local band and would like some shots taken for your marketing and promotional material give me a call on 01455 233224.  All images are provided on a CD with full usage rights so that you are free to use them in all aspects of your marketing.  Location shoots are ideal.    I can also attend any local gig in and around Leicestershire to capture images of your band during a performance.IMG_7522 g t shoeIMG_7551bwIMG_7599IMG_7497bw

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Published Date: 8th June 2010
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07 
Jun

A Pregnancy Shoot Outdoors

Your pregnancy is such an amazing, special time.   Pregnancy shoots are a very intimate and personal and you may prefer to be photographed in the studio.  This location shoot in the woods was peaceful and quiet and  fun too.  Packages for pregnancy and newborn shoots start at £195.00 which includes 2 photography sessions, a 10×8 print from each of the shoots and a 12×10 framed print.  You can choose when you would like to be photographed – during your pregnancy, your newborn baby, your baby aged 3-6 months or at 8-12 months.  Please give me a call if you would like further information on the special packages I offer.  You can see images of babies on my website www.portraitsbyartography.co.uk

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Published Date: 7th June 2010
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