I’ve been really busy with studio portraits just recently and have had so many lovely clients come to me for photography. I have had a lot of extended families to photograph and one particular family of 14 came for a photo shoot recently during a visit to Leicester. This family all live in London and were visiting friends and family to celebrate grandma’s 80th Birthday (I had to call her ‘Ba’ – which I am presuming is Indian for grandma or nanny, unless they were having a joke on me…).
We really did have lots of fun during this session. It was noisy, chaotic and a bit bonkers at times, but the family were so full of joy and I just love the colours in these photographs. They had a mixture of images taken both in traditional and casual dress. I must admit, I had to have a lie down for a few minutes when they left, but it will be a family I will remember for a very long time. Joyful…
Just a few images below from some recent portrait sessions at the studio and on location. These images are some of my favourites, for various reasons… Fun kiddies, families with a story to tell or just because I had such a lovely time spending time photographing! If you would like to be photographed at the studio or would prefer a location shoot at your home or a favourite place, please call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224. I will ensure that your photo shoot is relaxed, informal and fun and will bring together a collection of portraits that you will love forever.
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.
These photo shoots were great fun with some fantastic kids. I’ve had a few teenagers and toddlers for studio photo shoots during April, along with a family of 3 generations which was a gift for Grandma’s birthday. It really is great to have variety and I certainly meet lots of lovely people in my job – I love people… and capturing personalities so I guess I am in doing my dream job. If you would like to book a photo shoot with me – Lesley Bee, then please get in touch. Call me on 01455 233224 to book your portrait shoot. I love photographing babies and toddlers, teenagers and grandparents, doggies and cats, in love couples, corporate head shots etc. You name it, I can photograph it. And I promise you will enjoy your photo shoot too.
We took little Alfie outside to run around outside the Atkins Building, as a tag on to his studio shoot. Alfie is only 2 so had lots of energy. We started off in the studio but I decided it would be great to get him outside to run around. Zoom lens in place and I left him to do what he wanted to do. He’s wearing a lovely Jules coat – I think he could be their next model…
This family photo shoot was great fun. 3 generations – grandparents, children and grandchildren. I always try to add some fun to family shoots and the kids especially loved pulling silly faces. Grandma purchased a lovely wall portrait of her whole family (don’t worry – she didn’t purchase one of these images) but they did get a laugh at the portrait viewing. I love the action shot of little girl falling off the sofa…
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.
Kids always know how to have fun!
I’ve met some lovely families in the studio recently. All arriving a little pensive about being photographed professionally, but all leaving and realising that it can actually be good fun having your photograph taken. Take a look at the smiles on some of these faces… If you would like relaxed, laid back and informal photographs in a studio or location please contact me at Lesley Bee Photography on 01455 233224. You can also purchase gift vouchers for Christmas gifts if you prefer. These beautiful, hand made vouchers are available from £30.00
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…
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:-