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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.

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.

 

 

Family Photography Leicestershire

Are you thinking about booking a portrait photographer?  Do want natural, very relaxed, fun photographs of you and your family?  If this is the case, I could be the lady for you?  I very much love to photograph families on location.  I find that children have far more fun being photographed outdoors where they can run free.  Studio photography is sometimes a little restrictive, especially if your children are a little lively.    Often parents can become a little tense if their children are not playing ball during a studio session.  However, allowing your children the space and freedom to run around whilst I photograph them, will inevitably lead to photographs similar to these examples shown here.  And just as important – you will enjoy the photo shoot and not get stressed or unhappy if your children don’t play by the rules in a studio environment.

I often run 45 minute ‘mini’ sessions at Burbage Common in Leicestershire.  However if you would like to book a ‘one off’ photography session, I can meet you at your favourite park, woods, or even come and photograph you in your garden at home.

Please call me on 01455 233224 to discuss a photography session and I will chat to you about locations, what to wear etc.

Photography should not be tense and unexciting, it should be fun, relaxed and a pleasant experience for everyone.  Call me – Lesley Bee today on 01455 233224.

Location Family Portraits Leicestershire

I firmly believe that you can photograph outdoors any time of the year.  I also firmly believe that small children prefer to run around outside and not be restricted in a small, strange studio environment, with big lights and lots of distracting equipment.  Add to this, uptight parents who want their children to be on their best behaviour and sometimes it can be a recipe for disaster.  When I receive an email or telephone enquiries about family portraits, the first question I will ask mum is the age of her children.  If they are little (under 7 years old) I will do my best to encourage her to have a location portrait photography session.  It really is a ‘no brainer’.  Whatever time of year it’s the best fun.  In fact, I would positively encourage Autumn and Winter family photography sessions.  Fresh air, wrapped up in woolly scarves and wellington boots – perfect!   Colourful, fun and carefree.  We can meet at your favourite park or woods, or if you have a big garden (lucky you), I can come to your home.  You can get extended family involved in your photography session.  Invite grandparents and cousins and let me capture those photographs that you will truly treasure forever.  A home / location visit is £95 in Leicestershire and I will spend up to 2 hours with you and your family, photographing all of you and having fun.  The session includes a 10×8 complimentary print.  A viewing session will take place at my studio a couple of weeks later for you to select your favourite photographs from the shoot.

I often run mini sessions at Burbage Common whereby I will put aside a full day and offer photography sessions for around 45 minutes, but photograph a number of different families on the day.  These are very popular with local families here in Hinckley and surrounding areas,  and I know Burbage Common inside out as I regularly walk my dog at this beautiful little spot.  The mini sessions are £40  for families (maximum 6 at the session) and this is more than enough time to get some relaxed, fun, location photographs.

If you are interested in future dates for mini sessions at Burbage Common please call me, Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 or email info@lesleybee.co.uk.  Alternatively you can complete the ‘contact me’ form on this website.  If you are keen to book me for up to 2 hours at your home or chosen location, again, please feel free to call me to discuss your ideas and inspirations.  I can advise on clothing, locations and we can talk ideas and logistics.

 

 

 

Please Print Your Memories

A big question to all of you out there?  Do you print your memories?  If the answer is no?  Why not?    Are your portrait or wedding photographs stored on a disc or USB device, hiding away in a drawer or cupboard somewhere?  If so, this is such a shame.  These days, unfortunately, our photographs are stored on electronic devices and we need actual electricity to view our treasured memories – we live in a digital age – fact.  Photographs are stored on mobile phones, computers, tablets  and discs / USB devices.  This makes me a little sad – and I am on a mission to encourage my clients and non clients to print out their photographs.  I make a massive effort to go through my own personal photographs, even if it’s at the end of the year.  Many of these are just family snaps taken on special occasions but I have to get them printed.  I take just a couple of hours and go through my folders of personal photographs sitting on my computer and create a simple coffee table book, or print out 6×4 prints to put in a box and store away safely.  These are for my children.  I have heard lots of horror stories about precious photographs being lost forever because they were not backed up or printed.  So very sad to lose such precious memories, never to be retrieved again.

Your photographs are not just for you,  they are for your children, and your children’s children.  Precious memories of your family get togethers, your children growing up, your family holidays, weddings, christenings, birthdays… the list goes on.  Where are all of these wonderful photographs?  In most cases they are stored digitally somewhere.  No physical  photographs to touch and hold and feel, and pass around the family.  No actual photographs to leave behind for your children and grandchildren.

I have no issues with providing digital images to any client.  I would much prefer for my wedding couples to have an actual wedding album, but we are living in a digital age and I have to move with the times.  However, what worries me is that a lot of clients only want digital files and nothing else.  And in most cases these photographs from your fabulous portrait session, or your amazing wedding day, or your family party, sit somewhere out of view on a computer or a disc / USB in a long forgotten, hidden place.  I’ve spoken to many wedding clients a year or two after their wedding day and asked if they have printed out their photographs, and often their reply is ‘no’.   Why?  The most important day of your life and no physical photographs to show for it.  Your wedding dress will be cleaned and stored away, your flowers will have wilted and died and every aspect of your day will be just a memory.  The only tangible thing you have after this day are your photographs.  Print them…   and enjoy them.

If you really, really love your photographs from your wedding day or your professional photography session, print them out – and print them out straight away.  Better still, choose one of your favourite photographs and have it professionally framed  and finished to showcase  on your wall at home and enjoy it every single day.  Even if you are not  a big fan of large photographs on your wall (believe it or not – I don’t have any really large prints of me or my family on my walls at home),  you could always print out smaller sized desk prints to have on display on  your favourite cabinet or shelf at home for you and your family to enjoy and see, every single day.  Or have one or two on your desk  whilst you get through the daily grind of your 9-5  job.

It’s so simple and easy these days to upload your photographs to a printing company, and order your photographs.   It takes minutes, if not seconds.  And within a few days you will have hard copies of your photographs to enjoy and pass on to future generations.  I feel very sad sometimes when wedding clients only want to have digital files of their wedding day.  Wedding albums are so important and your wedding album will be a future heirloom to be enjoyed for years and years to come, probably many, many years after you have departed from this earth.    With this in mind I have launched a montage print purposely designed for wedding day clients.  I understand that it must be so difficult to choose your favourite photographs from your wedding day to display on your wall at home.  Especially if you have hundreds of images to choose from.  I can design you a fabulous montage telling a story of your wedding day or family celebration that you will enjoy for years to come.  Take a look at this montage and if you are a past or present client, let me do the hard work for you.  Let me tell a story of your wedding day or your family celebration or get together.  I was there… I was part of your day.  You can then collect your finished piece of wall art, ready to hang on your wall and enjoy it every single day.

Print out your photographs… xxx

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Photography Leicestershire

It’s Spring!  Yes… I am now finally out of hibernation.  So I am very much looking forward to Summer and photographing families out on location, in the fresh air – fingers crossed for an amazing Summer this year.  Would you prefer to have your family photographed at your home or favourite place, rather than in a studio environment?  Location photography is great for more relaxed, story telling photographs and it’s especially  perfect for small children to be photographed at home or at their favourite park or play area.    Sometimes the restrictions of a studio space are not ideal for young children and they can become bored and restless quite quickly in the studio.  A location portrait shoot enables the children to run around outside, have fun with no restrictions, whilst I chase them around, photographing them doing fun their stuff and capturing their personalities.  Location portraits are much more relaxed and I find that I often capture the character of children when they are outside.  These are just  a few images of children photographed on location, and they are also photo sessions that I remember were lots of fun for the children and just as important,  stress free for mum and dad.

I have scheduled a location photography session day on Saturday 3rd May at Burbage Common, Hinckley and have just a couple of photography slots left.   This is a mini session which will last around 30 minutes, and the fee is £40 including a 10×8 mounted print.  If you would like to book a photo shoot for this day, please call me on 01455 233224.  If you prefer, you can book me to attend your family celebration or get together at your home to capture photographs of all of your extended family and friends.  You may be planning a garden party with your family and friends and wish to capture some lasting memories with your closest family and friends.  A visit at home is £95 and this is for around 90 minutes of photography, including a 10×8 print.   You are very welcome to call me to discuss this option and arrange for a photography shoot at your home… Simple, fun and hassle free…  What are you waiting for?  Contact me via this website or email me at info@lesleybee.co.uk.

 

Location Portraits in Leicestershire

It was off to Skylark Farm for a photo shoot with 2 lovely boys who are so lucky to live in such wonderful surroundings.  7,500 chickens, a couple of piggies, sheep and a lovely doggy called Jessie.   With lots of visitors all day long to spend time at their fab coffee shop and to purchase from the farm shop.   These boys have the best fun ever, running around all day enjoying their surroundings.  What a perfect place to grow up!

 

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…

 

 


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!!!

leicester photographer

I love to photograph children, and I especially love close up portraits.  I seem to have a thing about eyes.  And so often when I am photographing children I will present the a mixture of fun, relaxed portraits and if I’m lucky I can sometimes take some real close up shots and home in on those beautiful eyes.  These images are worthy of a real feature image at home, a framed canvas or large framed print that you will truly love forever.  For family photography or children’s photography in the studio, or on location, please contact me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 to discuss your requirements.

 

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…