Category Archives: Studio photography Leicestershire

30 
Nov

Newborn Baby Photography in Hinckley, Leicestershire

Babies grow so incredibly quickly. It’s not long before those tiny new faces start to fill out and change, that lovely squishy newness starts to disappear as they put on weight and those tiny bodies start to grow. My newborn photo sessions are the perfect way to cherish that newness, to remember how incredibly tiny those toes were, how delicate those finger nails and how beautiful that sleepy brand new face looked.

My studio in The Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire is perfect for newborn baby photo sessions. It’s a beautiful airy space with plenty of room so parents can relax in comfort and enjoy watching their gorgeous new baby being photographed.   A cappuccino also goes down well too…  The sessions are relaxed and unhurried, they generally last around 2-3 hours so there is plenty time to break for feeds and cuddles. I’m incredibly patient so there’s no need to worry if your baby is a little restless. The comfort and safety of your little one is always the main priority so you will never feel rushed.

There’s a great selection of hats, wraps, blankets and props available in the studio and we will start the session with a chat about what you would like to use and what style of images you prefer. As you can see from the images we can keep everything very simple, we can use bowls and baskets and other props or we can aim for a combination of styles.

The perfect time for a newborn baby photoshoot is when they are between 5 and 14 days old, I encourage mums to reserve a date for the session later in their pregnancy to ensure that I have availability. Don’t panic if your baby has already arrived, just give me a call and I’ll do my best to fit you in.

The newborn session fee is £85 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 complimentary 10×8” desk print.

If you prefer I can also bring my portable studio set up to your home in the Leicestershire area. The session fee for a home newborn portrait photoshoot is £150 and also includes a viewing session and a complimentary 10×8 desk print.

If you would like to book your newborn session or request a copy of the brochure which is full of information regarding my newborn baby photo sessions, including what to expect, how to prepare and a full price list please give me a call on 01455 233224. If you prefer you can head over to the contact page and fill out the form or send an email and I’ll get right back to you.

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Published Date: 30th November 2016
Category: baby photographer leicester, Leicester Baby Photographer, Newborn & Baby Portraits, Newborn photographer Leicestershire, Studio photography Leicestershire
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22 
Nov

Family Portrait Photography in Hinckley, Leicestershire

Here at my lovely bright and airy portrait studios in the Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire I offer relaxed and informal family portrait photography for families of all sizes. My studio is spacious enough to accommodate larger groups and is easily accessible. It’s located in the centre of Hinckley with parking just across the road and disabled access if needed.

Whether you are booking a portrait session for a couple, for the children or even for a large extended family group you can be guaranteed a warm welcome, a relaxed and fun session and a professional and friendly service at every stage of the process. I offer a personal service which starts with an initial consultation where we can discuss your expectations for the photoshoot, we can chat about any ideas or inspiration you might have for your family portrait session or you can leave that part in my capable hands if you prefer! I’m endlessly patient, especially with little ones, and your session won’t be over until I have captured a great selection of beautiful images.

Weekday family portrait sessions are available up to 7pm and the session fee is just £45. You can also book a weekend family photoshoot at a session fee of £60. All sessions include a complimentary 10×8” print.

Your session fee includes my time and talent on the day and in editing the best images afterwards. You will be invited back to the studio to view your images and choose your favourites, you will be able to view sample products and I will take time to help you choose the best way to display your images.

If you would like to have a chat about booking your own family studio portrait session or wish to request a full price list 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: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Studio photography Leicestershire
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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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20 
Jul

Studio Portrait Photography in Hinckley, Leicestershire

I often feel very fortunate that I’m able to welcome anyone who books a portrait photography session with me to a studio that’s in a location as beautiful as the Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The Atkins Building is a former hosiery factory that has been converted to a wonderful space that is now home to lots of creative businesses and even has a coffee shop.

My own space in the building is a lovely bright and airy photography studio. It’s very spacious so I’m able to offer studio portrait sessions right from babies through to larger groups such as extended families, corporate teams and groups of friends.

As you can see from this gorgeous group of cousins, the space is perfect for larger groups.

My studio portraits are very relaxed and informal and I’m endlessly patient. Which comes in handy, especially when photographing small children and pets!

I offer a friendly and personal service, starting with an initial consultation where we can chat about your portrait session, I can offer advice on clothing etc. and help with any other concerns you might have. I totally understand that booking a photography session might sometimes seem a little daunting.

Saturday studio portrait photography sessions cost just £60 and midweek sessions are £45. Your session 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.

I offer a range of beautiful products to display your favourite images including canvases, bespoke framed images, print collections, albums and digital collections. I’ll show you samples and take time to help with your choice at the viewing session.

Studio portrait photography sessions are available for all of the following:

Babies and toddlers
Children
Teenagers (including groups of friends for birthdays etc)
Families
Extended families
Dogs
Corporate headshots (individuals and groups)

I hope you enjoy this small selection of just a few of my favourite images from recent portrait sessions in the studio.

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to have a chat about your own studio portrait session or wish to request a full price list please call Lesley on 01455 233224 or fill in the form on the Contact Page.

 

 

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Published Date: 20th July 2016
Category: Leicester Portrait Photographer, Portraits, Studio photography Leicestershire
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12 
Apr

Family Photography

I’ve been photographing a lot of families at the studio just recently.  I have made the decision to take on less wedding photography jobs in 2014 and focus more on photographing in my studio and on location.  I really enjoy family photography sessions and have been working on a marketing plan to focus more on this area.  I am offering photography sessions either in my studio, or if you prefer, at your home or chosen location.  I really want to free up more weekends too.  So I am offering incentives for photography sessions in the week. The standard photography session price for a weekend shoot is £45 in the studio.  This fee includes a 10×8 print.  However if you can be flexible and can be photographed during the week, you will receive a £10 discount on this photography fee.  A week day studio photography session with your family, your dog, your friends etc is £35 and I can photograph you up to 7pm in the evenings.  You will also receive a 10% discount on your order at your ordering session.

If you are looking to have your family photography on location, either at your home or a favourite place such as the local park etc, a weekend session is £95 including a 10×8 print.  Again, if you can be photographed during the week, you will save money.   A week day photography session at your home or on location is £75 including a 10×8 print.  Again, you will receive a 10% discount at your ordering session.

So, if you have been thinking for a while about having your baby photographed, or you would like to get the family together for a fun, photography shoot please contact me on 01455 233224.  Or you can complete the contact form on this website.  If your dog is very much a part of your family, then bring your four legged friend along.  I absolutely adore dogs and have photographed many over the years.  If you are at home during the week and have a new baby or pre school children, you can also take advantage of the week day photography offer.

This portrait was taken of the beautiful Abbey during a photography session with her brother and sister.  We had some fun on the studio photography session.  And we also had a bit of time to capture a few timeless, classic portraits of the children.  Abbey is truly beautiful and was a pleasure to photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

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Published Date: 12th April 2014
Category: Leicester Portrait Photographer, Studio photography Leicestershire
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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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09 
Jul

Prom Ball Photography

I am so very behind updating my blog with wedding and portrait work… but I have been forgetting to keep on top of this area of my website.  I have photographed a number of girls who have been attending their high school proms and as always, they looked totally beautiful, fresh faced and young… unlike me!  I’m feeling a bit worn out with juggling the kids, my photography and the domestic side of my life.

This is my Maisie Moo who attended her prom ball last week.  I really did have a lump in my throat helping her get ready… Don’t know how I will cope on the wedding days of both my girls.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 9th July 2012
Category: Studio photography Leicestershire, Uncategorized
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24 
Apr

Portrait Photography Leicestershire

I have had some very smiley, fun clients in my studio during April, extended families, doggies, grandmas and lots of children.  These are just a few of my favourite images from the bunch.  Still a few more shoots to do before April ends.  If you would like to book a studio portrait shoot, please contact me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.

 

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Published Date: 24th April 2012
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30 
Nov

Christmas is Coming…

Lots of gorgeous products heading out of the studio –  wedding albums to share with family and friends over the festive period, beautiful frames to show off to visitors  and gift vouchers to give out to someone special…  All in time for Christmas.

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Published Date: 30th November 2011
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25 
Oct

Christmas is just around the corner

So… I’ve gone in to full panic mode as I have realised Christmas is not far away now and I really need to get a move on.  Note to self:  Get a move on!

If you are stuck for an idea for a Christmas present for someone special you may wish to purchase them a gift voucher for a studio shoot with Lesley Bee.  Vouchers start at £35.00.   Call 01455 233224 for further information.

 

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Published Date: 25th October 2011
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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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23 
Aug

Another Photo Shoot in the Grounds of the Atkins Building

It’s so much more creative, walking around the Atkins Building taking photographs.  I get more inspired than in the confined space of my studio.  Although I photographed Victoria in the studio too, it was great to capture these images in the fresh air.  We had a relaxed, informal session, walking around the grounds of the Atkins Building, photographing Victoria using my 70-200mm zoom lens.  It’s much more informal when the lens is not too close to the subject…   If you would like to be photographed in natural light, using interesting features as backdrops for your photo shoot please call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.  I can offer you a collection of images in both outside natural and studio light for your portfolio.    Please call or email for further information and prices.

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Published Date: 23rd August 2011
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