Monthly Archives: June 2011

29 
Jun

Claire & Lee – Mr & Mrs Sands

Another vintage style wedding recently for Claire and Lee at Shearsby Bath, Leicestershire.  Both Claire and Lee were very keen on ‘fun’ images and so we mixed it up a bit, combining some formal photography with the odd bit of madness and of course taking the time to stand back and capture some natural moments.    We had to contend with some pretty blustery winds on the day and very threatening skies, but a veil blowing naturally in the wind makes for some great shots.  We did have a few laughs trying to sort our Claire’s veil as it tried to leave her head on numerous occasions.   We were so lucky that the rain held off too.   To break up the afternoon following the wedding breakfast, Claire and Lee put on ‘afternoon tea’ with some beautiful home made cakes and old fashioned sweeties – yum!  A roulette table also provided great entertainment for the guests.   It really was a wedding day with many elements.

The amazing flowers and wedding cake were made by Belle Fleur a local company based in Wolvey, Leicestershire.   Emma and her husband  are very talented and creative and I have photographed a number of weddings where flowers, table decorations and cake have been provided by them. The pretty, vintage teacups and saucers had been collected by Claire over a long period of time and were the wedding favours for the ladies to take home.  What a lovely idea.

Once again, I was made so very welcome at this wedding and all Claire and Lee’s friends and family were great fun, and were  also very patient in the high winds when it came to taking the formal group photographs.  Thank you!

If you would like further information on my wedding photography packages please call me on 01455 233224.

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Published Date: 29th June 2011
Category: Wedding Photography Warwickshire
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28 
Jun

Contemporary Portrait Images

Just a few of my favourite recent portrait images.    As you an see, I like Black and White images!   They really do stand the test of time especially as a showcase on your wall at home.   If you would like to book a portrait sitting with Lesley Bee at Artography, please call 01455 233224.  The sitting fee is currently, for a short time only,  £35.00 including a 10×8 print (usual price £45.00).

 

 


 






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Published Date: 28th June 2011
Category: Portrait photographer Leicestershire
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28 
Jun

It’s All in the Detail…

You have most definitely put a lot of thought and expense into your wedding day and this will always includes the finer details – flowers, jewellery, head piece, shoes, the wine that you drink, the wedding breakfast food, the favours on the tables for guests, your gifts for the bridal party.  The list is endless…   Every couple I meet will spend a huge amount of time planning their wedding and there will be elements of the day that will have very personal meaning to the bride, the groom (or both), or perhaps even to the parents of the couple.

I have heard some lovely stories from clients about why they have chosen a particular flower or colour for their flowers, or why they are wearing a particular piece of jewellery, or chosen a certain piece of music for the ceremony.   I consider it my job to ensure that these ‘finer details’ are photographed to form part of the story of the wedding day, and of course to feature in the final wedding album design.    Take a look at some of the lovely details shots below.  I could tell you a story about many of them.

If you wish to discuss your wedding photography requirements, please don’t hesitate to call on 01455 233224.  I am happy to take you through my wedding packages and have an informal, no obligation chat about your forthcoming wedding.


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Published Date: 28th June 2011
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28 
Jun

Unexpected Nice Words on Facebook

It really is lovely to receive thank you cards from clients and an added bonus to read their posts on their Facebook pages too.   It’s especially nice, when I have had the pleasure of working with such lovely couples, mingled with and enjoyed the company of  their family and friends on the wedding day,  and had a fantastic time in the process.

Wedding photography is  hard work and I always expect to be confronted with the unexpected when photographing any wedding day.   An important factor for me is to NOT take over the day, but to gently direct when direction is required and stay calm in any situation.  Equally important is to stand back and observe and record the natural moments throughout the day.  And finally, to absolutely  make the wedding party feel at ease and relaxed around me when I am photographing them.    Relaxed, happy wedding couples, and guests, equals, relaxed happy, story telling images – SIMPLE!

A recent status update from Katy Lee-Salisbury was so lovely to read –  “Thanks so much for the wedding photos, they are the best, you’re the best wedding photographer ever, I would recommend you to everyone”.  Certainly put a smile on my face.

 

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Published Date: 28th June 2011
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10 
Jun

When you’re having a bad day… spend some time with little people!

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Published Date: 10th June 2011
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09 
Jun

Katy & Peter – Mr & Mrs Salisbury

I had the great pleasure in photographing the wedding day of Katy and Peter recently, and my first ever bride who wanted no formal photographs of herself!  Lovely Katy hates being photographed and wanted her wedding day photography to be as relaxed and informal as possible.  Her actual words were ‘it’s a party’ (a woman after my own heart) and ‘I don’t want formal photography’.  And it certainly was a fun party to celebrate their wedding day.  The ceremony was at Sapcote Church followed by a reception at The Royal Arms in Sutton Cheney, in the beatuiful marque at the rear of the venue.  There were so many elements to their wedding day it was a job to keep up…  Ice cream van, hog roast, children’s entertainer, face painting,  fireworks and the bonkers first dance,  consisting of the whole bridal party (including parents) leaping around the dance floor – totally hilarious!!!   No formalities allowed at this wedding … just lots of fun with their family and friends, and lots of children.    It was a great to be part of such a fun, relaxed day.  Best wishes for your future together Mr & Mrs Salisbury.  Oh… and Mr Salisbury has a fantastic website specialising in Board Shorts – check out his website by clicking here.   Peter would have worn his board shorts on his wedding day if he thought he could get away with it!!

 

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Published Date: 9th June 2011
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