Monthly Archives: March 2012

30 
Mar

The Collective – Atkins Gallery Hinckley

Another display of fantastic work showcased at the Atkins Building Gallery here in Hinckley.  These talented artists have their work on display now and I am very tempted to treat myself.  If you wish to view this collection of beautiful work, visit the Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley. Have a Cappuccino at Cafe Impressions and check out this fantastic work.  All female artists work.  I think they had a great time last night, with family and friends at the Preview.

 

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Published Date: 30th March 2012
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27 
Mar

Photo Party

Would you prefer to do something just a little bit different for your birthday or celebration?  How about a photo part with Lesley Bee Photography?  It’s a great chance to get together with your best friends and have some fun being photographed.  And now, with Summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to also get outside and take some fabulous, fun shots in the fresh air, as well as your studio photography session.  My current special offer for Photo Parties is £99 for a group of 8, inclusive of a selection of prints (saving over £50 on my standard price).  However, this offer is only until the end of April, when I will be in full ‘wedding photography mode’…  Call me – Lesley Bee, to discuss your requirements.  Whether you want to get together for a birthday photo shoot or perhaps a hen party celebration photo shoot, or maybe you just want to celebrate your wonderful friendships, it’s the perfect  to record those ‘special’ times in photographs that you will treasure forever.  Take a look at some of these fun, colourful and fun images from some photo parties.  Call me on 01455 233224 and we can get you booked in for your special photo shoot.

 

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Published Date: 27th March 2012
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25 
Mar

Pet Photography

I have had a number of dogs in the studio for pet photography and this week I also had the pleasure of photographing ‘Misty’ the cat.  She was beautiful, very well behaved and unfazed by her debut in front of the camera.  Poppy the dog arrived in her bow tie and again, was delightful, well behaved and very photogenic.  If you would like to have your favourite pet photographed, please call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 to book a studio for your dog, cat, bunny, ferret, goldfish…

 

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Published Date: 25th March 2012
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23 
Mar

Family Portraits Leicestershire

Isn’t it nice to feel the warmth of Spring?  I think I have come to the end of my hibernation period now, only coming out to work and then scuttling back home and putting my pj’s on at silly o’clock!  I am very much looking forward to the lighter nights and the warm sunshine (please let us have a nice Summer this year).  I am really looking forward to our regular trips to our caravan in Formby and catching up with my ‘nearest and dearest’ family and friends.  Even the little Bees are getting revved up now, following our first visit there last weekend.  Easter is just around the corner and with this in mind, have a look at this little Easter Bunny…  photographed on location last year she’s now another year older (where did the last 12 months go?)

If you would like a photography session for your family, why not consider a location shoot at a favourite place – the woods, the local park or your garden at home.  Let your Easter Bunnies run around and have fun whilst being photographed.  I really do love my photography work, but my family life is just as important, and my girls are growing up way too fast now.  Children are not children for very long… cherish the moments and have fun!  Happy Spring Time Everyone!!!

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Published Date: 23rd March 2012
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14 
Mar

Contemporary Portrait Photography

Are you looking for relaxed, contemporary portrait photography.  I will go out of my way to ensure you feel at ease during your photo shoot here in my studio at the Atkins Building, Hinckley.  Please contact me if you would like to book a portrait shoot.  I can also photograph you in the comfort of your  own home or a favourite location.  Please call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 if you would like to discuss your photography requirements.

 

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Published Date: 14th March 2012
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08 
Mar

Wedding Venues Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Derbyshire

I have photographed weddings at some beautiful venues across the midlands and each wedding venue has been memorable to me and of course for the couples I have photographed.  If you are getting married at any of these wedding venues in the East Midlands, please get in touch.  Venues I have photographed at include:-

Kilworth House  – A truly stunning location in Kilworth, Leicestershire.  I also spent my wedding night at this amazing hotel a number of years ago.  Oh, and the afternoon tea at Kilworth House is fabulous.  The perfect gift for mum for Mother’s Day?  Buy her a gift voucher to enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery at this beautiful hotel.  A real treat.

Hothorpe Hall  – A beautiful manor house in Theddingworth near Lutterworth Leicestershire.  This venue has it’s own chapel and the couple I photographed at this venue had a civil ceremony in Hotthorpe Hall followed by a blessing in the beautiful chapel.

Guildhall Leicester – One of the best preserved timber halls in the country, The Guildhall Leicester is over 600 years old.  With a beautiful courtyard for photography afterwards, it is a really lovely venue for a wedding.  Situated right in the centre of Leicester, it’s a wonderful location for a city wedding.

Hampton Manor,  Located Hampton in Arden, near Solihull, Birmingham, Hampton Manor is a really beautiful 19th century Manor House.  Cosy and  intimate with beautiful grounds.  I was lucky enough to have snow for one of the weddings I photographed here.  It’s very close to Birmingham so very central.

Draycote Hotel, Thurlaston nr. Rugby  – We had a fun post wedding shoot with Samantha and Garry on the golf course in the grounds of this hotel.  A buggy ride to the lake was well worth it.  Peaceful, with beautiful views across the Lake.

Fawsley Hall, Northamtonshire – Now, this is one of my favourite venues and I have photographed a number of weddings at Fawsley Hall.   It’s surrounded by open countryside and hills and the views are just stunning (perfect for your wedding day photography).  Fawsley Hall has also recently added the Grayshott Studio Spa.  Perfect…

The City Rooms, Leicester –  The most amazing city centre wedding venue.  A Grade I Georgian listed banqueting hall built in 1792, but only recently restored to its former glory.  The Ballroom at The City Rooms is just beautiful.  Large, airy and very classic.  You really do need to visit this lovely venue if a city wedding appeals to you.  The added bonus is that this venue is privately owned and the team at The City Rooms are very lovely to work with.

Coombe Abbey, Binley, Coventry – Originally a 12th century abbey, Coombe Abbey is set within 500 acres of parkland which overlooks a moat house and lake.  There are endless stunning backdrops to this hotel, for your wedding day photography both in and around the venue.

Ansty Hall, Ansty, Warwickshire – Breathtaking scenery and 8 acres of beautiful gardens at this lovely venue and very friendly, helpful staff too.

Brownsover Hall – A grade II listed gothic mansion. Very cosy and intimate venue with the added bonus of stunning gardens and just a little walk in the grounds leads you to a really pretty bridge for some wedding day photography.  Situated just on the edge of Rugby, you would not even know that this little gem of a venue was there… Do visit this venue and you will fall in love with it.  I have photographed both summer and winter weddings at this venue, so if you want a wedding day to take advantage of some beautiful grounds, or if you are planning a winter wedding and want log fires and a cosy atmosphere, then check out Brownsover Hall.

 

Walton Hall, nr Stratford – Breathtaking views across the lake and gardens, Walton Hall is another beautiful venue.  Chrystal chandeliers, oak fireplaces and antiques.  And beautiful grounds too.  Very near Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Lovely

Wethele Manor Farm – A lovely house, set in 250 acres very close to Leamington Spa.  This house has a really warm, welcoming feeling and is perfect for smaller weddings.  Family run and very friendly.  I loved this wedding venue.

Shearsby Bath –  Located in Shearsby, Leicesershire, Shearsby Bath is set in the Leicestershire countryside and has a fantastic wedding marque in the garden, along with a pretty fountain which is perfect for some romantic, evening photography.

Sketchley Grange – Located about 5 minutes from my house, so obviously a favourite venue of mine.  Sketchley Grange has just been extended and they have added a new wing to the building.  Lovely venue.

The Royal Arms, Sutton Cheney – Nestled in the Leicestershire and Warwickshire border, The Royal Arms is a really sweet, family friendly venue.  Again, lovely, helpful staff at this little country restaurant.  The marquee at this venue is really lovely and opens out onto large gardens and rolling countryside.

Scalford Hall – 3 miles north of Melton Mowbray, Scalford Hall is a truly lovely venue.  Stunning grounds and you can have exclusive use to this venue.   I was very impressed with Scalford Hall.

Noseley Hall – Located in Billesdon, Leicestershire, Noseley Hall has its own 13th centry chapel in the grounds. Just one word. Wow!

Rothley Court Hotel – An ancient manor house, Rothley Court has its own 11th century chapel, beautiful manicured gardens and a beautiful brook.  A really lovely venue.  Another wedding booked for this lovely venue in 2012.

Bosworth Hall – Again, just a short drive from home, so always a favourite venue for me.   Bosworth Hall is surrounded by 11 acres of garden and woods.  The little village of Market Bosworth is a short walk from this hotel and it’s really worth a visit.

Newton Park Hotel, – Located in Newton Solney, this hotel is an Italian style country manor and sits in 8 acres of private grounds.  Just 7 miles from Derby this venue can accomodate up to 180 guests.

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Published Date: 8th March 2012
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01 
Mar

Party Photo Shoots

The Photo Party Leicestershire!  Looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday or special occasion?  Why not have a photo party with Lesley Bee?  Be as noisy as you like!  Bring a change of outfit and your very best smiles.  A mixture of group photographs will be taken with all of your friends, along with some beautiful portrait images of each of you. Props are available for the silly photographs.  If you would like a photo party and you live in Leicestershire or Warwickshire please call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.

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Published Date: 1st March 2012
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01 
Mar

World Book Day

Do you have children and have you been involved in World Book Day?  Well I’ve sent off my 12 year old today, dressed as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.   Easy – one checked blue school dress, a white pinafore, plaits and the obligatory bright red shoes (shoes painted with red gloss paint – the shoe dye didn’t work).  Oh … and not forgetting Toto – one stuffed cuddly toy dog.  It then reminded me of a location portrait shoot I did last Summer with this lovely little girl who loved her books.  In fact, she read with her grandparents, she read on her own and one of these photographs is her with her auntie.  Maisy Mouse was her book of choice.  This portrait shoot on location in Coventry was really fun.  We had a picnic, we ran around the garden and this little girl had so much fun.  Her mummy was delighted with the final set of images which really showed the family relationship in familiar surroundings.  If you would like a family portrait shoot in Leicestershire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire, please contact me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.

 

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Published Date: 1st March 2012
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