Monthly Archives: September 2011

29 
Sep

Studio and Location Photography

These are a few images taken recently in my studio here at the Atkins Building, Hinckley.  If you would like a studio photo shoot please call me on 01455 233224.  You can also take a look at further work here on my website.

 

 

Alternatively, you may wish to be photographed on location, at your home, a favourite park or even your family get together / celebration.   A location portrait shoot is perfect for small children.  They can run around and have fun whilst being photographed and the images have a more ‘personal’ feel to them.   Take a look at the lovely little girl below having fun with mummy, auntie and grandma.  If you would like further information on this kind of photo shoot,  please call me on 01455 233224 and we can discuss your requirements.

 

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Published Date: 29th September 2011
Category: Location Photography Leicestershire, Studio photography Leicestershire
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28 
Sep

Creating a Wedding Album to Tell a Story

I often get asked lots of questions concerning wedding albums and one of the most regularly asked  is ‘How many images do we get to choose for the final album?’.    I would hate to demand a quantity of chosen images from my couples to feature in their wedding album, and so I don’t…  Quite simply,  depending upon which album is selected by the client, I will design it to tell a story of the wedding day.  Upon completion of the album design, we get together for a coffee and make any amendments to the spreads.  Often, we only swap out a small number of images, and the headache is taken out of selecting favourite photographs from the day… Simple!

This lovely completed album below was designed to tell the story of Katy and Peter’s beautiful wedding day  and they made absolutely no changes to the final design of 24 spreads.  No headaches for them and a quick turnaround on their wedding album.  I am left with only one problem… I don’t want to hand it over!

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Published Date: 28th September 2011
Category: Wedding Album Design
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17 
Sep

Katy & Gareth’s Wedding at Scalford Hall…

I had a fabulous day recently at Katy and Gareth’s beautiful wedding at Scalford Hall, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  Families from Southampton and Wales came together in Leicestershire to be part of this wonderful day.  The weather was absolutely perfect and Scalford Hall was a beautiful wedding venue to work at, with very helpful staff (always a bonus).  Katy looked so elegant and was a dream to photograph.  She’s very understated and low key, but she certainly made for a truly ‘glowing’ bride.    We had a great time taking some elegant images, followed by a bit of fun too.  Katy’s stunning flowers were provided by All Bunched Up.  The evening entertainment was provided by Bodgers Mate – a Ceilidh (Scottish / Irish folk dancing) and all of the guests were really ‘up’ for getting involved.  Fantastic fun.

 

 

 

 

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Published Date: 17th September 2011
Category: Wedding Photography Leicestershire, Wedding Photography Scalford Hall
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15 
Sep

Hinckley Farmers Market

I was doing a bit of commercial photography today and was briefed to photograph the Farmers Market in Market Square, Hinckley.  I have to confess, I know that this market takes place on every 3rd Thursday of the month, but I often forget to take a walk up into the town centre.  I have now promised myself that I will go more regularly, after spending more than I expected on some amazing fresh produce!  Mr Bee will be very impressed when he sees the lovely goodies I have purchased today!

 

 

 

 

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Published Date: 15th September 2011
Category: Commercial photography Leicestershire
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14 
Sep

A Favourite Image from a Recent Wedding

This is just one favourite wedding image from Katy and Gareth’s recent wedding at Scalford Hall, Leicestershire.  More images to follow once the new Mr & Mrs Stokes have been in to the studio to see their final images from their amazing wedding day.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 14th September 2011
Category: Wedding Photography Leicestershire, Wedding Photography Scalford Hall, Wedding Photography Warwickshire
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14 
Sep

Portrait Party

Are you looking to celebrate your birthday by doing something a little different?  Emily recently had a portrait party with me and we had the best fun creating different looks and  poses and of course a few ‘silly’ shots too.  You can see more portrait party images by clicking the link ‘portfolio’ at the top of this page.  Portrait Parties are available from £150 for up to 8 girls (inclusive of a selection of prints).  Call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 for further information.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 14th September 2011
Category: children's portrait photography leicestershire, Kids portrait photography Leicestershire, Party Photo Shoots Leicestershire
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14 
Sep

Children are the most expensive form of entertainment…

This is Eliot.  He made me smile – a lot!  Eliot had more energy than me and his mum put together.  We started our photo shoot in my studio here at the Atkins Building in Hinckley.  After 30 minutes of running around asking me lots of questions and jumping up and down like he was on a pogo stick, I made a very sensible decision to take Eliot outside and put my 70-200mm zoom lens on my camera and let him go ‘bananas’.  And you know what?  It worked.  We got the best shots of Eliot just by letting him run wild and be himself.  And this is why I prefer location photography with little children.  They can be themselves, run around just like they are supposed to  and I can stand back from a distance and shoot!  But, location photography isn’t just for children, it’s also perfect if you would like to be photographed as a whole family, or perhaps with your friends, or your fiancé  / loved one?  We can go for a walk and capture some natural moments.  It’s great…   If you would like to see further images from photo shoots on location please click the ‘portfolio’ link at the top of this page.

 

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Published Date: 14th September 2011
Category: children's portrait photography leicestershire, Kids portrait photography Leicestershire, KIds portrait phtotographer Leicestershire, Uncategorized
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14 
Sep

Hinckley Carnival 2011 – 50th Year

What a fantastic Carnival Day in Hinckley this weekend. The weather held out for this special day and the  floats were colourful, fun and loud! … and I have to say  I think that the new town centre location was perfect.   Hinckley Carnival is about Hinckley and I am sure bringing it into the centre of the town can only be a good thing.  It was great capturing some fun shots and these are just a few of my favourites below.  The Hinckley Carnival Committee did such an amazing job, particularly due to the fact that there was no committee until earlier this year.  If you would like to check out the Facebook page for Hinckley Carnival, click this link.   You can also visit the Hinckley Carnival Website by clicking this link.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 14th September 2011
Category: Commercial photography Leicestershire
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01 
Sep

Welcome…

It’s taken me a couple of years to get my head around rebranding from ‘Artography’ to my new business name Lesley Bee Photography. Artography always felt a bit too ‘corporate and impersonal’ and I pride myself in offering the absolute opposite… a very personal service to all of my clients. Photographing weddings and portraits and working hard to ensure that each and every person I work with feels relaxed, and has fun in front of my camera is my ultimate goal.

Juggling my photography, my children, and dog walking… not forgetting my role as a wife (yes… Mr Bee comes at the bottom of the list but he knows that) – I haven’t had time to think straight some days, but now I have got my act together and decided to focus on a new direction for the Lesley Bee brand, including this new website, new logo etc . It was the obvious next move once I moved into my new studio over a year ago at the Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire. So, here it is… my new website. It’s still in its early stages but getting there. Please take a look around, browse my portfolio and if you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer with an informal, fun approach, please call me on 01455 233224, or you can complete the ‘contact’ form on this website and I will get back to you with any information you require.

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Published Date: 1st September 2011
Category: Portraits
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