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Precious times – Baby Photography

So many precious times that should be captured in beautiful photographs that you will treasure forever – baby photography being the perfect example.  It’s so easy to let the birth of your baby  pass by – and it will, absolutely in the blink of an eye.  But if you have booked a baby photography photo shoot you will have your beautiful, professional photographs to treasure these memories for many years to come.  big sister and baby

This sweet little pair came to the studio for a baby photography session and of course we had to capture some photographs of big sister having some cuddles with her new baby sister.  Mummy was so delighted that we managed to capture these beautiful photographs, alongside photographs of her new baby and we were super lucky that she was so settled that we managed to get some family and parent photographs too.  This session took around 2-3 hours and was peaceful and relaxed.

Time will go so quickly and your new baby will grow and change daily.  So don’t miss out on this chance for professional photography.  You can book your newborn photo shoot as early as scan stage or you can book towards the later stages of your pregnancy.  We will discuss a mutually convenient day and time for you and your family and when your new baby arrives we will confirm your appointment for your photo shoot.

The newborn photography photo shoots are very much baby led and I will work around feeding, cuddles and changing.  It’s a very relaxed studio photo shoot with lots of breaks and parents often comment on how it was nice to get out of the house for a few hours and to relax and switch off for a short time.

The newborn photography session information is available HERE including details of pricing details.  You may prefer to call and chat more about this lovely session so please feel free to call 01455 233224 if this is your preferred option.

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.

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.



Newborn Baby Photography in Leicestershire | Home Sessions Available

Baby photography in Hinckley and LeicesterRecently I was asked why I offer home visits across Leicestershire for newborn photography sessions when I have my beautiful studio in Hinckley.

Many new mums are happy to escape the house for a couple of hours and relax in my studio whilst I photograph their new baby, but for others the thought of having to pack up everything needed to leave the house with a new baby as well as making themselves presentable can be overwhelming.

Baby photography in Hinckley and Leicester

Baby photography in Hinckley and Leicester

If you are a new mum and don’t feel ready to go out for a few hours I really don’t want you to miss the opportunity to have some beautiful images of your precious new baby whilst they are still tiny so I’ll happily pack up my equipment and come to you.

If you happen to be having one of those days where you just don’t seem to be able to get anything done there’s really no need to worry. I’ll get on with doing my thing and you can sit and relax, have a cup of tea and watch me work. You can even stay in your pyjamas if you like, I’ve had two babies myself and remember those days well so I won’t be the slightest bit surprised!

Baby photography in Hinckley and Leicester

Baby photography in Hinckley and Leicester

The ideal time to photograph your gorgeous newborn baby is when they are between 5 and 14 days old. The sessions can be booked whilst you are pregnant but don’t worry if your baby is already here, give me a call on 01455 233224 and I’ll do my best to fit your session into my diary.

There’s a lovely brochure available full of information regarding my newborn baby photo sessions, including what to expect, how to prepare and a full price list. If you would like a copy please give me a call on the number above. 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.

How to have the best newborn baby photography session…

I’ve photographed many newborn babies in the studio, and also visited new mummies at home to photograph their new babies…  I thought it was about time I wrote a quick blog on how to have the best newborn baby photography session.  Many mummies presume that all you have to do is bring along your newborn baby and we can take amazing sleepy, cosy, cute photography for the whole session…  Wrong!  Newborn baby photography is a completely different kind of photoshoot and takes a very long time…  Many of the new babies I have photographed have been in my studio for 2 hours and some for as long as 4 hours.  Planning is essential for your photo shoot with your newborn baby.  Planning and patience are key.  It is also essential that the atmosphere is calm, warm and comfortable for your baby.

So here goes…  some top tips on how to have the best newborn baby photography session:-

1)  Your newborn photography session should be booked as early as possible.  We can pencil in your due date and once your new baby arrives we can arrange a suitable date and time for your session.  You may wish to call me to discuss your newborn baby photo shoot during the later stages of your pregnancy and we can have an informal chat about the session.

2)  The perfect age to photograph your new baby is between 5-10 day s old.  This is the time when your newborn will be sleepy, content and easy to move around.  I am patient and will work around your baby with minimal fuss, and of course lots of breaks for cuddles, changing and feeding if necessary.  I will not rush your baby photography session.  It is important that you feel relaxed and enjoy the experience.  A cappuccino and some relaxation is important for mummy, whilst I work my magic..

3) Essential items to bring to your photo shoot include:-

–  Spare bottles should your newborn become hungry during the session and require a ‘top up’ feed.  However, as previously mentioned, it is important that you feed your baby just before leaving the house.

– Favourite blankets, cuddly toys etc which you may wish to have featured in your photographs.  This will personalise your photographs.  However, please note I have a large selection of hats, blankets, wraps and props for use during the session.

If you are expecting a new baby and would like to discuss a newborn baby photography photo shoot, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01455 233224  to discuss the options or to book your session.



Newborn Baby Photography Leicester

Are you expecting a baby and thinking of having your new arrival photographed professionally?  I offer 2 options for your newborn baby photography.  A studio session is £60 including  a complimentary 10×8 print.  Alternatively I can visit you at home (within a 20 mile radius of Hinckley, Leicestershire) to photograph your baby in the comfort of your own home.  A newborn baby photography session cannot be rushed and a typical photoshoot takes up to 2 hours, sometimes longer.  I am patient and understanding – and let’s face it… The longer I have with your newborn baby, the more cuddles I get.  Everyone’s a WINNER…

To talk to me about scheduling in your newborn baby for a photography session please call 01455 233224.  The recommended age for these baby photography sessions is under 2 weeks old.  If you wish to discuss this photography session please feel free to call me.

Newborn Baby Photography Leicestershire

Are you expecting a baby and thinking about a newborn baby photography session?  This little bear was brand new and just totally on her best behaviour all the way through her first newborn baby photo shoot.   Newborn baby photographs are to be absolutely treasured forever.  Such a precious time and gone in the blink of an eye – don’t miss out on photography of your baby during the very early stages.  The recommended age to photograph your newborn baby is under 10 days old.  Under 7 days old is even better.  I have photographed babies as young as 4 days old.   You can call me to discuss your newborn baby photography during the later stages of your pregnancy.  However you need to book the photography session as soon as your new baby arrives.  I can photograph your baby in the comfort of your own home if you would prefer to stay in your own environment.  Alternatively, you can bring your baby to my studio for their first photo shoot.  I have a selection of blankets, props etc, but I always advise new mummies to bring along items that are personal to them.  This teddy outfit was brought to the photo shoot by her mummy.

A newborn photography session cannot be rushed and I always advise mummies to allow around 2 hours for this photography session.  We will need to take our time, have lots of patience and keep the atmosphere calm for your baby.  There will be regular stops for feeding, cuddling and changing.  However, I will do my upmost to ensure that your photography session is stress free.  And I will spend a lot of time after your photo shoot digitally enhancing your photographs so that they are absolutely perfect.  I offer beautiful wall art to show off your photographs at home, or desk prints.  I also offer digital files too.  We can discuss the products following your viewing session a week or two after the photography session.

If time allows and your baby is settled and happy, we may have an opportunity to photography baby with mummy and daddy.  However, the main focus of your photo shoot is to capture timeless images of your new and precious baby.  If you are considering a newborn photography photo shoot, you are most welcome to call me to discuss your due date and whether you would prefer a photo shoot at home or here in my relaxed, comfortable studio at the Atkins Building in Hinckley.

How about a Gift Voucher for someone you know who is expecting a baby.  It’s such a great gift for the ‘mum to be’.  Perhaps you are a group of friends organising a baby shower and you would like to purchase something really special that will be appreciated for years to come.

Call me on 01455 233224 to discuss further.


Studio Portraits Hinckley, Leicestershire

Total  yumminess…

Such adorable little babies and kiddies at the studio recently.  For a studio shoot for you and your family, please don’t hesitate to contact me to talk about booking a session.  Lesley Bee – 01455 233224.




Twins…! Baby Phography Leicestershire

These two just sparkled the whole way through their photo shoot.   Toddler twins are often quite difficult to photograph as they are usually more interested in running around and going crazy for the whole time.  However, this little pair were very well behaved, a complete joy and actually followed instructions too.  Adorable…

Baby Smiles… Baby Photography Hinckley, Leicestershire

I so love this shot…  Still smiling whilst losing balance and tipping over during his studio photo shoot.  If you would like a photography session of your baby, please call me, Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.


Baby Photography Leicestershire

I offer two options for photography of your baby.  The studio shoot is £30 and includes a complimentary 10×8 print.  I love to create contemporary images with minimal fuss and understand that photographing a baby cannot be rushed.   I will take the time to work around you and your baby.  If you would like a studio photo shoot of your baby please get in touch.

Or, would you prefer to have your baby photographed in the comfort of your own home?  I can visit you at your home  and take natural, relaxed images in your own surroundings.  Perhaps you would like to have your baby photographed in their nursery or perhaps your garden?   This session is £75 and also includes a complimentary 10×8 print.

Call me, Lesley Bee to discuss your ideas and inspirations.  I am happy to chat to you about your photography shoot before you book.