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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
Teenagers (including groups of friends for birthdays etc)
Extended families
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.



Queen Bee’s Bee Hive – My Photography Studio

I have just realised recently that I haven’t photographed my studio in a long time…  And I thought it was a great idea to do this now being as I have just had a little refurbishment.  When I say a little refurbishment, I really do mean little.  My photography studio was a little bit of a mess and I have been so busy in 2014 that I just haven’t had time to have a tidy up and clear out.

My top task for 2015 was to clear out, tidy up and rearrange my studio space…  And with the help of Maisie Bee we did this and took the opportunity to take some photographs too.

So these are some shots of my photography studio at the Atkins Building here in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  I have been a tenant at the Atkins Building for almost 5 years now and I love working here.  It’s a truly beautiful Grade II listed building which was redeveloped in 2010.   The whole building has been divided into creative studios and office spaces and has a fabulous, spacious art gallery and Cafe too.

I really love my studio space.  It’s got two massive windows which give me lots of lovely natural light – my favourite light to photograph with.  The original wood flooring is also my favourite feature of the room.  It’s a pleasure to work in this beautiful space.

Where possible I will use the natural light for my photography, especially newborn photography.  It’s the loveliest, most flattering light.  I especially find it flattering for business head shots and for more mature skin.  Sometimes studio lighting can be quite harsh.



Baby Photography Leicestershire

Are you thinking about having your baby photographed and researching baby photography in Leicestershire… Look no further and call me today.  The early days are so precious in your baby’s life and it’s so important to capture photographs of your children when they are little…  Whether you are considering having your newborn baby photographed or perhaps at the ‘sitting up’ stage when they are alert, interested and ready to discover the world…  you may wish to consider a studio photography session.  I offer photography sessions at my studio at the Atkins Building in Hinckley.  My studio is light and airy and I endeavour to make your photography session stress free and fun.  I understand that babies sometimes take a little time to settle and may need mummy cuddles and a bit of time out.  So I promise you that I will be patient and work around you and your baby’s needs.  A weekend studio session for older babies is £45.00 and includes a complimentary 10×8 print.  If you are more flexible and can visit me on a week day, the session fee is £35.00 and you will also receive a 10% discount at your ordering session.

If you would like further information about photography sessions, please call me, Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 or you can contact me via the contact form on this website.

I also have beautiful gift vouchers for sale that you may wish to purchase for someone.  Photography gift vouchers and be made up to any value from £35.00




Leicester Portrait Photographer

Are you looking for a Leicester Portrait Photographer?  Is it important that you feel relaxed and at ease during what can be an intimidating experience?  I have 9 years experience of photographing lots and lots of families at my studio here at the Atkins Building, here in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  Both my studio and office are located here at this amazing converted hosiery factory.  The space is light, airy and contemporary.  There is a lovely coffee shop here at the Atkins building, and it’s just 2 minutes walk into the town centre of Hinckley, should you wish to do some shopping either before or after your photo shoot.   I have photographed many, many families both large and small and some have even brought their dogs along to the photo shoot session.  So whether you require photography of your children, or photography of multiple generations of your family, your dog, your newborn  baby or you and your grandparents, please contact me today to discuss your portrait photography.

I take pride in offering a very relaxed, stress free photo shoot so that you enjoy being photographed and feel completely at ease in front of the camera.  I understand that sometimes small children may not co-operate and can take a little time to ‘play ball’…  So, it is important that your photography session is not rushed and that patience and understanding is paramount.  I am a ‘people person’ and nothing gives me greater pleasure than knowing that you and your children have had a fun time in the studio.

You are most welcome to call me to discuss your portrait photography requirements.  I can advise you on clothing, how long your session will take and the processes involved once you have been photographed.





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.







Just for the months of January and February I have some very limited slots available for studio photo shoots for only £25.00, which is inclusive of a complimentary 10×8 print.  The standard studio session is usually £35.00.  This special offer is for a standard studio shoot (around 30-40 minutes), with a maximum of 6 for the shoot.

Dates available:

Saturday 12th January – afternoon only

Saturday 19th January – afternoon only

Various dates available for a week day shoot (10am – 4pm)

If you would like to be photographed then please get in touch as.  Call me – Lesley Bee on 01455 233224.


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.


Portrait Party

Are you looking to celebrate your birthday by doing something a little different?  Emily recently had a portrait party with me and we had the best fun creating different looks and  poses and of course a few ‘silly’ shots too.  You can see more portrait party images by clicking the link ‘portfolio’ at the top of this page.  Portrait Parties are available from £150 for up to 8 girls (inclusive of a selection of prints).  Call Lesley Bee on 01455 233224 for further information.