Monthly Archives: January 2014

21 
Jan

I have put together a selection of posts for you to read and enjoy about the different types

of photography services I offer, plus some top tips.

To select your area of interest and click the image and enjoy!

Wedding Photography

Portrait Photography

Baby Photography

 

 

Tips on planning a wedding

After having the pleasure of spending time with so many brides on one of the most important days of their lives I decided to put together some useful tips from my experiences and those of other which may help you with your wedding day, enjoy!

 

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Published Date: 21st January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer


 

10 
Jan

Wedding Photography Kilworth House

Are you getting married at Kilworth House in Leicestershire?  Have you found your wedding photographer yet?  This is a wedding I photographed in September 2013.  Kathryn and Lee live in London, however Lee is originally from Leicestershire.  Lee’s parents initially visited this fabulous hotel and as soon as Kathryn and Lee saw it, they just knew they wanted to have their wedding day here.  It is a truly beautiful wedding venue.  It has it all.  Stunning bedrooms, an amazing staircase, the beautiful orangery and stunning grounds too.  Add to that, some fabulous weather, an easy going, fun, bride and groom and a bridal party who were up for having some fun and you get this.  Take a look at a selection of wedding photographs from this lovely wedding day and you can’t fail to smile.  If you would like to have an informal chat about your wedding day photography, please don’t hesitate to call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.  Alternatively, you can email me at info@lesleybee.co.uk or use the contact form on my website.  I can photograph weddings in Leicestershire and the midlands, as well as the north west, as I spend a lot of time there during the Summer months.  For 2014 I will only be photographing a small number of weddings as I will be focussing more on the portrait side of my business.

 

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Published Date: 10th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

10 
Jan

Wedding Photography Shearsby Bath

I love Shearsby Bath…  It’s a venue that’s not too far from me (always a bonus) and it’s a venue that I have photographed at many times, so it’s nice to photograph a wedding and already be familiar with the venue.  Clare and Dennis are just total sweethearts.  Dennis has to have the smiliest face ever and Clare is so low key, but elegant at the same time.    It was a fabulous wedding day and lots of fun.   A few characters as usual, especially Clare’s sister – ‘batty’ comes to mind but great company.   And Clare’s nephew was such a sweetheart and we had a little ‘one on one’ photography tutorial during the day.  I think he might be a little bit into photography now…   It’s always lovely to keep in touch with couples after their wedding days and Clare and Dennis exchange tweets with me from time to time and I am hoping to hear the ‘pitter patter’ of tiny feet at some stage?

Mr and Mrs Spiers – BEE happy!  xxx

 

          

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Published Date: 10th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

08 
Jan

Wedding Photography Farndon Grange Leicestershire

I photographed Emma and Will’s wedding in June last year.  Emma is originally from Leicestershire but at the time when she contacted me they were both living in London.  They were married at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Great Bowden, followed by their reception at Farndon Grange.  Farndon Grange is not a typical wedding venue, it’s actually a beautiful bed and breakfast in East Farndon near Market Harborough.   However, you can hire the gar dents for parties, wedding receptions and special occasions.  This is exactly what Emma and Will did, and Emma’s dad spent weeks making it look extra special for their wedding day.  Once again, the weather was very kind to us.  Emma and Will requested very relaxed, story telling photography and their list of group photographs with family etc was kept to the minimum.  Instead they wanted to enjoy the amazing grounds of Farndon Grange and have as much time as possible with family and friends on their wedding day.  I often have couples tell me that they didn’t manage to speak to all of their guests on the day of the wedding.  My advice?  Keep your formal photographs to a minimum.  Have a full wedding party photograph featuring the new Mr and Mrs with all of your guests.  Then focus on immediate family for your group shots.  This gives you more free time to actually enjoy your wedding day.  And this is exactly what Will and Emma did.  It also gave me more time to capture more natural, story telling photographs of their wedding day.

Emma and Will are now expecting twins and have since moved up to Harrogate so they have had a very busy year.  Best wishes Mr and Mrs Cousins… xxx

 

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Published Date: 8th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire Golf Club

When I think back to this wedding at Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club all I think of is colour, noise and kids… lots of kids! Most of the kids were being hung upside down by the groomsmen and male guests, just to keep them under control a bit. I also think of what great fun the bridal party were. Full of antics, and daftness, and wouldn’t do as they were told most of the time… but I do like a challenge. We had such a mixed bag of weather for this wedding. Sunshine followed by showers, followed by more sunshine and more showers. But luckily we had lots of opportunities in between to get outside for some fun photography. Emma and Lee have the two most gorgeous children and the wedding day was very much a family day with kids at the heart of this celebration. A Joy… Great fun! Great memories.

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Guild Hall Leicester

Another fantastic, fun wedding day with amazing weather. Clare contacted me after reading the ‘about me’ section on my website explaining that we had a few things in common, being similar ages, both having 2 daughters and she had been planning her wedding day but wanted this to be a fun day, with minimal formalities, apart from the paperwork! Clare and Scott had already been together a very long time and have two beautiful daughters. Similar to Mr Bee and I. Together 21 years but married for just 8. Clare and Scott’s wedding was a long time coming, just like mine! I suppose life just gets in the way especially when you have children. I absolutely loved the laid back, party feel to this day. And I do think that Clare has to be one of the ‘nuttiest’ brides I have photographed. Check out the fabulous dress and shoes… Very Clare! Mr and Mrs Monan… wishing you a lifetime of happiness to you and your beautiful daughters.

The wedding ceremony was held at the Guildhall Leicester, followed by a reception at Hotel Maiyango  xx

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

07 
Jan

Wedding Photography Coombe Abbey

I’m doing really well catching up on a bit of blogging… I had no time in 2013 to blog about most of the weddings I photographed. And so here I am in January 2014, getting up to speed. Alex and Kevin were married at Coombe Abbey in May last year. I am so delighted when I get to photograph a wedding on recommendation. I photographed Kevin’s brothers wedding in 2012, so it was lovely to have Kevin and Alex come to me and book me for their wedding too. And, it’s also fun to see familiar faces again. It was a beautiful wedding at an amazing venue, with perfect May weather, and I was made to feel so very welcome by everybody. Mr and Mrs Hayes – Thank You! BEE happy…

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Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

06 
Jan

Wedding Photography Shearsby Bath, Leicestershire

I have photographed a lot of weddings at Shearsby Bath and it’s a great venue with very lovely staff and I have always been made very welcome here. Marie and Nathan chose Shearsby Bath for their wedding venue and they were not disappointed. Added bonus? We were also very blessed with fabulous weather. My favourite time of day during a wedding is just after the wedding breakfast. The formalities are all over, the couple have made their vows, the formal group shots are done and the speeches are ‘in the bag’. Everyone can heave a big sigh and fully relax and really enjoy the rest of the wedding day. It’s like being at a different wedding with different guests later in the day. I always take the opportunity after the wedding breakfast to take some relaxed and fun photographs. This lovely couple and their wedding party obliged and we had great fun capturing some laughter and silliness just before the sun went down. If you would like to talk to me about your wedding day photography requirements, please don’t hesitate to call me on 01455 233224. If you would just like to have an informal chat, I am happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding day in more detail. In the meantime, enjoy the fun and laughter of this fabulous wedding day.
Mr and Mrs Joel – keep in touch. Keep smiling and bring your babies in for a family photo shoot! xx

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Published Date: 6th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire


 

06 
Jan

Wedding Photography Scalford Hall Leicestershire

Are you getting married and looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding day at Scalford Hall. Are you looking for a relaxed, fun style of photography for your wedding day? Would you prefer not to have ‘staged’ wedding photographs and for your photography not to take over your whole wedding day? This is a wedding I photographed in July 2013 for the lovely Jayne and Louis. It was a total pleasure to be a part of this fabulous wedding day, and this has to be one of the noisiest weddings I have ever photographed. So much laughter and mischief going on all day long – misbehaving guests photo-bombing the photographs and generally being very naughty, along with raucous laughter and so many tears of pure joy. Jayne was probably the most emotional bride I’ve photographed.
Mr and Mrs White – wishing you a lifetime of continued laughter and mischief…

 

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Published Date: 6th January 2014
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography Leicestershire