Category Archives: Portrait photographer Leicestershire

22 
Nov

Cake Smash Photography, First Birthday Photoshoots in Hinckley, Leicestershire

Did you know that I offer Cake Smash Photography here at the studio in Hinckley, Leicestershire?

A cake smash portrait session is a fun and unique photo shoot often booked for a baby’s first birthday as an alternative to a more traditional studio session.


What To Expect From A Cake Smash Photoshoot:
 

Lots of messy fun! Your baby will be encouraged to smash up the cake and have lots of fun playing with it. They will get messy but the clean up is part of the fun, do be prepared and bring some spare clothing.

Three mini photo shoots all rolled into one fun session. Before the cake comes out we will create some beautiful studio portraits of your baby. Then out comes the cake and it’s time to get messy and take some fun and quirky pictures. Finally it’s time for the clean up and out comes the bath tub, we’ll create some more cute images and get your baby all cleaned up at the same time.

A unique set of images to remember their birthday. Every baby responds differently to the cake smashing so no two sessions are ever the same. Some babies dive straight in and there’s cake everywhere in no time at all. Others are a little more hesitant and might need some gentle encouragement, and who can blame them when it might be their first time encountering cake! However your baby reacts you can expect to view a set of wonderfully unique and fun images afterwards.

Due to the risk of food allergies parents are required to provide their own cake, if you require guidance on what type of cake will be best for smashing please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

The cake shoot session fee is £65 which fee includes my time and talent on the day, my skills in editing the best images and a viewing session where you will return to the studio and I will help you choose your favourite images. You will also receive a complementary 10×8” gift print.

If you would like more information or would like to book your cake smash photo shoot please call Lesley on 01455 233224 or fill in the form on the Contact Page.

 

 

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Published Date: 22nd November 2016
Category: baby photographer leicester, children's portrait photography leicestershire, Leicester Baby Photographer, Portrait photographer Leicestershire, Studio photography Leicestershire
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04 
Dec

Christmas Portrait Photography

I have had a lot of super cute babies and toddlers to photograph recently and it has been a real pleasure photograph them all.  It’s such an exciting time of year and the little ones have that mischievous look in their eyes!  My last weekend of portrait sessions is this weekend.  Unfortunately, there are no sessions available now until the new year, unless you can do a week day photo shoot (w/c8th December only).  Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a gift voucher for someone special this Christmas.  Call 01455 233224 or email:  info@lesleybee.co.uk.

 

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Published Date: 4th December 2013
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Portrait photographer Leicestershire


 

01 
Nov

Portrait Photography Leicestershire

Just a few favourite portrait photographs taken at recent sessions.  Adorable kiddies, lovely families… and a happy doggie!   If you would like to book a portrait shoot please call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.  Or you may prefer to buy a beautiful hand made gift voucher to give to someone special for a photo shoot.  Studio photo shoot vouchers start at £35.00 and include a complimentary 10×8 print.  Or you may wish to have a photo shoot at home or at a favourite location.  Location portrait shoots are £75 inclusive of a complimentary 10×8 print.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 1st November 2012
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Portrait photographer Leicestershire, Uncategorized
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13 
Aug

Location Portraits Leicestershire

Location portraits are becoming more and more popular when it comes to children and family photography.    I firmly believe that children need space to run around and should be captured having fun and being children.   The studio environment is perfect for working with controlled lighting, but not so good for controlling children.  I would prefer to let the little ones have fun and capture their true personality.  Location portraits start at £75.00 and this fee is inclusive of a 10×8 complimentary print.  Around 1-2 weeks after your photo shoot I will present your images to you and you can select your favourites for prints, wall art or digital files.  Please contact me, Lesley Bee on 01455 23324 to discuss your ideas and inspirations and I can visit you at home or at a favourite place to photograph you and your family.  The images below were all taken either in the home, at the woods, park etc.  And I love every one of them…

 

 


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Published Date: 13th August 2012
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Portrait photographer Leicestershire, Studio photography Leicestershire
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21 
Feb

Pancake Day

I couldn’t let today go by without posting a photograph of my Maisie and Lydia Bee, making their Pancakes.  The flipping technique for this years pancakes was truly phenomenal…

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Published Date: 21st February 2012
Category: Portrait photographer Leicestershire, Uncategorized
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17 
Feb

Photographing my family

I don’t get much time to photograph my own family… but every so often, I make an effort to take some portraits of my lovely girls Maisie and Lydia.   They have their own ideas now about how they want their portraits to look.  Maisie was photographed at my studio whilst she was helping me tidy up!  I do need help keeping on top of my mess sometimes….

This is Maisie Moo – my lovely, gentle and kind daughter who is almost 14.  Studio lights (just 2) and a bit of fun.

And this is Lydia…  Nutty, fun, loveable and ever so affectionate.  We took these photographs at home using just natural window light and a bit of ambient light from the lamp in my lounge.  Plus a little kick of flash in the second image for her hairline.

 

If you would like portrait photography and live in Leicestershire or the midlands, please call me on 01455 233224 to discuss your requirements.

 

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Published Date: 17th February 2012
Category: Portrait photographer Leicestershire


 

07 
Feb

Beautiful, Elegant and Fun – Meet Joyce

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful young lady called Joyce just recently.  Joyce is 80.  I do so hope I look as fabulous as Joyce does, when I reach my 80th birthday.

 

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Published Date: 7th February 2012
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23 
Jan

Family Portraits by Lesley Bee

Have you been meaning to have your photographs taken professionally for some time now, but just haven’t got round to it?  Please call me, Lesley Bee and we can arrange a fun, informal photo shoot for you and your family.  Or what about a Valentine’s gift for someone special in your life?  I have beautiful hand made gift vouchers starting from £20.  Call me on 01455 233224.

 

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Published Date: 23rd January 2012
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20 
Dec

Sending you Christmas Wishes from me – Lesley Bee!

2011 has been a great year – fun, frantic and emotional.  I’ve met some amazing people along the way, all with a different story to tell when it comes to their photography requirements.  And it has been such an amazing pleasure photographing the most lovely wedding couples along with lots of family photo shoots, pet portraits, adorable babies and toddlers, and  Boudoir clients.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some very ‘in love’ couples and some recently engaged couples too.  And of course, one of my favourites…  lots of fun groups of girls celebrating their birthdays by having a portrait party.   I am sure that my wedding clients will become friends to me and I hope to hear the ‘pitter patter’ of tiny feet in the not too distant future.  I am sending lots of ‘Bee Love’ to everyone I have met in 2011 and I hope that 2012 is a very happy year for all of you.  Watch out for some EXCLUSIVE OFFERS early in 2012.    I offer a truly personal service, every step of the way when it comes to your photography.  Call 01455 233224 and we can chat about your ideas and inspirations.

 

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Published Date: 20th December 2011
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30 
Oct

Autumn…

I like nothing better than location shoots – freedom to run around.  Photographs that tell a story.  It’s Autumn. It’s so beautiful out there at the moment.  Maisie and Lydia Bee are always up for a bit of fun!  I will treasure these photographs for years to come…  If you would like a photo shoot on location – out on a family walk, enjoying your garden or visiting a special place that means something to you, then please call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 to discuss your ideas and inspirations.  Go on – get out there and have some fun!

 

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Published Date: 30th October 2011
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13 
Oct

Family photography by lesley bee

So…  this is my favourite family photograph.    Why? Because it features me (far right – sticking my tongue out), my husband Mr Bee (behind me in the striped jumper), my two daughters Maisie (curly blond hair) and Lydia (crouched down on the ground in the black top looking a bit confused) and all of my in-laws!  We get together for a big family picnic every year which is always great fun and planned very much in advance.   We all have our responsibilities to make it fun, including games, great food, setting up of the gazebo etc.  And my responsibility of course, is to take the family photograph each year, by setting up my camera on a tripod and jumping into the shot.

Ok, so there was another shot that made the final selection of us all smiling nicely at the camera (like most people think they should do) but, you know what?  I prefer this one…  We had literally just gathered  together when the rain came down and we had to run for shelter,  and in the process we all got just a little wet…  So, we went for the ‘crazy family’ shot. It’s probably one of my most favourite photographs ever because it features lots of special people, being completely bonkers and having fun and I know that my children will treasure this photograph always…

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Published Date: 13th October 2011
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18 
Aug

Natural Light Photography in and Around the Atkins Building Hinckley

I love my studio space at the Atkins Building.  It’s light, airy and contemporary and always makes an impact when clients visit…  I am also so delighted that the Atkins Building itself is the perfect space to take photographs using natural light.  The newly built Hinckley College right next door, also offers some interesting backdrops for portrait photography.  Take a look at some of these shots taken using natural light and the space around me.  It was nice to walk around the building and outside space to create these shots of this lovely boy.  Great fun.

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Published Date: 18th August 2011
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15 
Aug

Hinckley Carnival Queen Competition 2011

I had a lovely evening recently, photographing the Black Tie Event at Hinckley Football Club to select this years Hinckley Carnival Queen.  This is the 4th year I have sponsored this event by providing the Carnival Queen, along with the Carnival Princess and Prince with a studio photo shoot as a prize.  I am proud to be a resident of Hinckley and love to get involved in the community and work with local businesses.

The girls who entered the competition were great fun, very professional and clearly they were all enjoying themselves.  The  stunning bridal gowns and cocktail dresses, along with the beautiful make-up were all provided by Liney’s Brides, Hinckley.  Entertainment for the evening was provided by the lovely Rebecca Howsin and Shelby Dance Academy.  And as in previous years Scott Bailey was on hand to compere the evening.   The whole event was organised by Kev  Whelan from Bar Vis’a’Vis and Paul Moss from the ‘Holiday Lounge’.  It was great to have local sponsors on board including Eden Beauty, Tulips Flowers, The Plough Inn and The Kase Hotel.  The overall winner was Victoria Evans who won a fabulous holiday donated by the Holiday Lounge and a photo shoot provided by me!  Just a few images below:-

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Published Date: 15th August 2011
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01 
Aug

A Bit of Everything…

I’m a bit snowed under at the moment and trying my best to juggle school holidays with my photography.  So this update is a bit of a mix of some of my favourite photographs taken just recently.  Some of the shoots I am still working on…

Below is a selection of images taken of  families photographed on location at Stapleford Park Hotel, Leicestershire, some outside shots here at the Atkins Building and at Coombe Abbey and a few taken in the studio.   If you would like further information on family photoshoots either on location or at the studio please call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.  You can also view other work on my website.  This time of year is just ideal for lifestyle, location photo shoots for families. Let the children run wild and have fun whilst being photographed.  Much more relaxed portraits and fresh air too… Perfect!

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Published Date: 1st August 2011
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01 
Aug

In Between Weddings, Location and Studio Portraits… a Little Family Time

A trip out for the Bee family this weekend and some family photography purely for my own pleasure…  During our walk, I took lots of fun ‘Bee Family’ shots of my hubby and girls Maisie and Lydia, and our cockapoo Ollie.  We had a lovely walk at Hartshill Hayes, a picnic and of course, ice cream.. Lovely!  There are lots more but I only had time to quickly pull together this composite of my dear family being very silly…. I love it.  It’s great to capture relationships in a family during a portrait photoshoot alongside the family shots.  If you would like further information on portraits photoshoots on location in Leicestershire or the midlands, or family  photoshoots in my studio, please call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.

Now I must get on with my real work…

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Published Date: 1st August 2011
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15 
Jul

Dance School Photography – Leicestershire

I had the pleasure of photographing some dainty little ballet dancers recently and it was a complete joy watching these little children during their ballet classes.  A real ‘tonic’.  This local dance school invites me along to photograph the children at show times in their fantastic costumes and also the dress rehearsals at the local theatre.    However, it was also great fun to watch the children during their dance lessons and to take more ‘candid’ shots.  Some of the little dancers were only 3 years old and it was clear to see they were having great fun.  For information on dance school photography, whether it be for show time, formal photography or candid photography during lessons please call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published Date: 15th July 2011
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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
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