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Photography Reviews Lesley Bee Photography

I’m a firm believer in ‘word of mouth’ referrals and I have had many photography reviews along the way.  I have photographed some amazing wedding days over the years and worked with such lovely couples.  And of course I have also photographed many families, large and small on location and here at my studio at the Atkins Building here in Hinckley.  Here are some photography reviews for Lesley Bee Photography,  taken from my Facebook Page, alongside an image from their wedding day.  You can view my wedding gallery of images here    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your wedding photography requirements in more detail.  I am happy to meet with you for an informal chat about your special day.

Lesley photographed our Wedding at The Impressive Titanic Hotel in Liverpool in February and what an amazing job she did! We seen Lesley before the wedding and spent a lot of her time talking through what we wanted and also what she felt would suit. From the start of the actual Wedding day, she made us both feel comfortable and at ease in her own unique fashion with a great sense of humour, which was much appreciated and very much needed! She makes you feel very relaxed and also makes the rest of the wedding party feel the same, especially parents, sisters, brothers, best men and bridesmaids!! She did a great job at controlling the wedding rabble! and everyone commented on what a fab job she did and what a great personality she is, as well as totally professional with it. We can’t wait to see our photos, but really appreciate the beautiful sneaky previews we’ve already seen…Thanks so much Lesley, you’re a Star! xx  Toni Salters-Warner

Toni and Aaron’s fabulous wedding day at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. 

 

I can honestly say Lesley is amazing at what she does. We met Lesley a couple of times before our wedding day including a meeting at our venue. Lesley becomes part of the wedding party and everyone loves her. We picked up our album this week and the pictures are stunning, Lesley captured the whole day beautifully creating a perfect story which is told through our album. I would 100% recommend Lesley to photograph any wedding as she is a natural. Our pictures will be with us forever and we wouldn’t change a thing.  Laura Hayward

From the moment lesley arrived at my house for my daughters wedding we all felt instantly at ease. She is a true professional and works without being demanding. Pictures are stunning, I would highly recommend her, so much so she is doing my other daughters wedding.  Laura Hayward’s Mum. (Julie Kilby.  I have photographed both of her daughter’s weddings)

Laura and Ben’s beautiful wedding day at Warwick House.

Lesley was our photographer for our Wedding in September & she was absolutely brilliant. Her friendly & bubbly personality fitted right in & made us feel so relaxed. Half the time we didn’t even notice she was there & she has captured all the special moments which the pictures prove as they are truly stunning & tell the story of the whole day (which went by in a flash!). We’ve received a lot of comments from our guests on how lovely Lesley was & also what a great job she did at arranging everyone!! Thank you so much Lesley – you really are amazing at what you do & we are so thrilled with our beautiful pictures.  Love Aaron & Melissa Gillespie xXx

Melissa and Aaron’s super lovely day at Ashton Lodge Country House.

 

Lesley was absolutely incredible on our wedding day, the photos are amazing and perfectly capture each moment from start to finish! I don’t know how we’re going to chose our favourites as they’re all so brilliant. Not only is Lesley an amazing photographer she is also great fun to be around, she made everyone feel at ease throughout the day and got on with everyone, particularly the scousers! Thanks so much Lesley, I looked like such a creep today grinning from ear to ear at my desk looking through all the photos! X Katherine Cullen

Fabulous day at Kilworth House.

Lesley is fantastic. She has a great sense of humour and makes you feel really relaxed. Thank you lesley for all you did for us on our wedding day.xx  Vikki Martin

Super, fun day at Sketchley Grange.

 

I just want to say the biggest thank you ever to Lesley for doing such an amazing job on our big day we are awaiting he photos but i know they will be fab! Lesley is like having a friend at your wedding rather than a photographer that you know Is there! She made us feel so at ease having fun with us and our guests and letting us enjoy our day rather than posing all the time. She is incredible! Can’t wait to catch up with you love Mr and Mrs Gibbins xxx

Katy and Sam’s gorgeous day at Shearsby Bath.

Lesley is such a wonderful person and photographer. It was just like having another friend at the wedding because she is so much fun to be around. She really does give a very personal edge to her services and we cannot wait to use her in the future for family shoots. Fab, beautiful pics! The Chamberlains (Rachal and Tony) xx

Rachael and Tony’s wonderful wedding day at Shearsby Bath.

Don’t even look anywhere else, because this woman is amazing. Not only with the images she captures but with her personality, it really shines through and allows you to feel at ease on your big day. I will always keep in touch with Lesley as she helped keep me going, more than a photographer! Couldn’t of asked for better. And as for her assistant, well you’ll see. If you want all your guests laughing…. book!

All of our family and friends also agree when I say you added some spirit to keep our day going.  Thank you so much Love Sophie & Andrew Steans x

Sophie and Andrew’s beautiful day at Sketchley Grange.

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

Shearsby Bath weddings are always perfect!  It’s such a beautiful,  intimate wedding venue with lovely grounds, great staff and I have to say, I have always encountered lovely weather here too…  Must be a perfect little individual mini climate for Shearsby Bath weddings?

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Katy and Sam were married in August 2015, surrounded by absolutely tonnes of family and friends.  It was such a lively, fun day.    From the very first moment I arrived at Katy’s home I knew it was going to be a busy day.  What was clear to see though was that there was absolutely nothing that Katy had forgotten.  Every single detail had been planned by Katy to the finest detail.

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I still refer to Katy today as my lovely Grace Kelly bride… We literally had 5 minutes to get a couple of shots of the beautiful bride before we fled out the door over to Northamptonshire for the wedding ceremony.

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We had a bit of a drive to Katy and Sam’s wedding ceremony from Leicestershire over to Slawston in Northamptonshire to the All Saints Church.  In fact, 45 minutes drive to get our bride to the church on time.  However, what a beautiful church in a gorgeous village with many of the residents waiting in the lane to see the arrival of the bride…

 

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

Again, Katy and her ‘attention to detail’ shone through with her finishing touches at the church… Lovely.

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If Katy was nervous upon arriving at the church, it certainly didn’t show… Look at that smile!

 

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I don’t think I have ever experience a ‘mini hurricane’ at a wedding but for some reason the wind picked up just as we came outside the church after the ceremony and we did have a few fun moments with Katy’s veil…  I love capturing shots like this.  Such good fun.

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Of course, a wedding day is not complete without confetti and there was plenty for all the guests.  The more confetti the better is my opinion.

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

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As soon as I arrive at Shearsby Bath, I know that we are in good hands.  As usual, the staff were on hand to welcome the new Mr and Mrs and their family and friends.

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The room layout in delicate pinks was just beautiful.

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

Just a few bride and groom shots before Katy and Sam sat down to enjoy their wedding breakfast with their family and friends.

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

Shearsby Bath Weddings

Wedding speeches are one of my favourite parts of the day.  Laughter, tears, a few embarrassing jokes and memories.  Perfect!

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

I often find that following the wedding breakfast the couple often want to get a bit of fresh air and when the wedding is in the Summer we still have a lot of light until later in the evening.  This is the perfect opportunity to get back outside and take some more informal, fun photographs.  It also helps that by this point in time the guest might be a bit ‘squiffy’ after a few glasses of bubbly and are more up for some fun photography.

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How cute is this bride?!

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Cake cutting and first…  And of course the obligatory ‘drunk dancing’… all recorded for prosperity… 🙂  Shearsby Bath weddings are always a delight…

BEE Happy Mr and Mrs  Gibbons

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Shearsby Bath Weddings

 

Wedding Photography Kilworth House Leicestershire

Wedding Photography Kilworth House Leicestershire.

This was a scorcher of a day in August.  The weather was just perfect for Katherine and Nick’s wedding day and I remember this day as vibrant, colourful and fun.

If you require wedding photography at Kilworth House Leicestershire and like this selection of images and my style of photography please do give me a call on 01455 233224.  I am happy to meet with you to talk about your special day, your ideas and inspirations.  Read more about this wedding alongside some more of my memories from this lovely wedding day.

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kilworth house wedding photography leicestershireThe wedding ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Bitteswell.   Katherine grew up in the village and her mum still lives directly behind this beautiful church.  It was literally just 20 or so metres to walk from Katherine’s home where she grew up, into the church that means so much to Katherine and her family.

 

kilworth house wedding photography leicestershireSome really lovely details that meant so much to Katherine and her family.  And of course the beautiful dress, and the all important shoes and flowers.kilworth house wedding photography leicestershire

 

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kilworth house wedding photography leicestershireIt’s so lovely to capture images of the bride with her mother on the morning of her wedding day.  I always find this part of the day emotional but I try as much as possible not to be intrusive.

 

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I love capturing the bride putting on her wedding shoes.  Often, I will clear a space in the room where the bride is getting ready (just a little bit of un-cluttering and moving some stuff out of the way) so that we can capture an elegant shot of some of the finishing touches, such as the spraying of the all important perfume, some final finishing touches to the make up and of course putting on those very special shoes.  kilworth house wedding photography leicestershire

 

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kilworth house wedding photography leicestershireKatherine was also walked down the aisle by her mum Margaret and it was pretty emotional for them both.  Margaret really did her daughter proud in her duties with a pretty impressive speech during the wedding breakfast too.  I had to wipe a little tear away at this point in time, as did many members of their family and friends.

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Nick’s parents are originally from Liverpool, but now reside in Kent and it was lovely to hear a few ‘scouse’ voices on the day and share some Liverpool banter and laughter.  I especially took a shine to Nick’s lovely grandma – she had that twinkle in her eye and we shared a few jokes throughout the day.

 

 

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kilworth house wedding photography leicestershirekilworth house wedding photography leicestershirekilworth house wedding photography leicestershirekilworth house wedding photography leicestershirekilworth house wedding photography leicestershirekilworth house wedding photography leicestershireIt was also lovely to see the groomsmen in top hats and tails… and we had a bit of fun with the hats in many of the photographs…  It is always a bonus when the bridal party, friends and family are up for having some fun and don’t mind being a bit silly during the day.  It’s so important to capture the story of a wedding day in photography and this includes the formal photographs too.  Group photographs of families and close friends are cherished a long time after the special day and often these are the photographs that are treasured and framed and on display at home.  Photographs that are passed on to the children and to their children’s children…

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Photographs of Katherine and Nick  when they were children, were placed on the tables and generated a few laughs…

kilworth house wedding photography leicestershireKatherine is a Cheerleader – so these shots had to be done.  I believe these photographs have been re-enacted at many of the girls get togethers.  FAB!kilworth house wedding photography leicestershire

wedding photography kilworth house leicestershireCapturing fun moments, personalities and of course laughter is always top of my agenda at every wedding I photograph and I think this wedding day has fun and laughter by the bucket load.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Photography Leicestershire

Are you currently researching wedding photography in Leicestershire for your forthcoming wedding day?  These are a selection of images from beautiful weddings, featuring super lovely people at the preparation stages of wedding days.

I love the bridal preparations.  It’s such a lovely time of the day.  You can feel the anticipation in the room.  It’s probably the only time in the whole day when the bride can have some special time with her bridesmaids and of course her parents.  Professional make up and hair and a cheeky glass of champagne to help settle the nerves.  It’s usually full steam ahead once you leave your home / hotel room to marry the man of your dreams…  so it’s especially important to savour this time with those that you love and to enjoy every single moment of getting ready for one of the most important days of your life.

My priority is to capture this part of your wedding day, without taking over.  I love to photograph all of the little details that you have included in your wedding day – your beautiful dress and bridal shoes, your jewellery and tiara, event the perfume you chose to wear on your wedding day.  It’s also lovely to capture the moments with those that are so very special to you.   And, it’s also the time in the day that your new husband was not a part of.

Happy Wedding Planning to all of you ‘Brides to Be’ out there…  Enjoy every moment.

 

            

Wedding Photography Leicestershire

Are you just engaged and planning your wedding day?  Congratulations!  How exciting…

Are you looking for wedding photography in Leicestershire?  Take a look at some highlight wedding images below.

The lovely Liz and Dan were married at St Peter’s Church at Whetstone, followed by a wedding reception at the Hinckley Island Hotel.   I will remember the date of their wedding always – it was also my daughter’s 16th birthday – of course I did check with my daughter when I first received an enquiry for this date, and had the ok to photograph Liz and Dan on their special day.

The weather was absolutely perfect for their very special day.  The sun shone on this adorable couple all day long –  a beautifully perfect Spring day.   We had great fun with Liz, Dan and their bridesmaids and groomsmen after their wedding breakfast, when we went outside to enjoy the early evening sunshine and took some relaxed, candid photographs with Mr and Mrs Nash and the gang.  I always find that some of my best photographs are taken later in the day.  Once the formalities are over, food has been eaten, speeches done and everyone can start to truly relax and start to properly celebrate.  I always take this opportunity to get back outside after the wedding breakfast and really capture everyone at their most relaxed.  It’s absolutely worth doing these shots and my favourite part of the day.

It was also Liz and Dan’s choice not to have a first dance, but to invite all the guests up on the dance floor to join them for a fun dance all together.  Great idea.  Especially if you’re not too keen not he spotlight.   I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to follow protocol on your wedding day.  You should do what you want to do, and not feel pressured to follow the herd.  Make the day about you and who you are as a couple.  Be individual and celebrate in your own style.

If you are looking for your wedding photographer in Leicestershire, you are most welcome to call me on 01455 233224 to arrange a mutually convenient day / time to discuss your wedding photography.   Alternatively you can email me at info@lesleybee.co.uk for further details.

I am only booking in a limited number of weddings in 2015 as I will be focussing on my portrait photography moving forward.

Wishing you many happy days Mr and Mrs Nash – xxx

 

             

Wedding Photography Warwick House

I haven’t written any blogs about wedding photography for a long time.  So here goes… I am going to feature a few Leicestershire and Warwickshire weddings I have covered this year.

Aimee and James were married at the beautiful Warwick House.  It’s a venue I haven’t photographed at before, but it’s a very pretty wedding venue in a perfect setting.  It’s also quite a small venue which is perfect if you would like to book a hotel that will be exclusively yours for the day.   The bridal suite is especially pretty and there are lots of lovely areas in and around the hotel to capture some great wedding photographs.  Aimee and James are a very quiet, low key couple but they were very easy to work with. I knew we would get on well as soon as I met them. Aimee had the support of 4 lovely, helpful bridesmaids and we were very, very lucky with the weather on the day.  A few showers we managed to dodge were the only hiccups we had on a truly beautiful wedding day.  If you are getting married at Warwick House, please don’t hesitate to call me to discuss your wedding photography.  If you haven’t visited this lovely venue yet, it might be worth contacting them and having a look around.  Warwick House is located quite close to Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwick.

          

Moments… Wedding Photography by Lesley Bee

I feel it is really important to capture those ‘moments’ whilst photographing a wedding day.  There are certain moments during every wedding day that seem to stick with me especially when I have captured it in an image.  This is an example of one of those special moments…  Katy was not a great fan of being photographed and actually specifically instructed me that she did not want any formal photographs of her on her wedding day.  I love this image so much.  She looks very much like she is contemplating the day ahead of her and I love her expression, like she’s lost in her own little world.  Beautiful.

Mr and Mrs Mundin – Sketchley Grange Wedding

Rachel and Mark were married in May at Aylestone Baptist Church and celebrated with their family and friends at Sketchley Grange in Burbage, Leicestershire.  Such an easy going couple, who enjoyed their wedding day so much.  I am sure this is apparent in these images below.  Wishing you ‘HaBEE’ Days Mr and Mrs Mundin. xxx

 


Halifax Wedding

A fabulous wedding in Halifax during May.  Unfortunately due to the nature of the Groom’s occupation I can’t mention his name or feature him in the images below.  The wedding ceremony took place at St Matthews Church in Back Clough, followed by a fabulous reception at Coffee Culture Shibden Park.  This bride was by far the best dancing bride I have ever seen.  Again, a wonderful, fun wedding day with a great couple, fantastic guests and I was made to feel so very welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Venues Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Derbyshire

I have photographed weddings at some beautiful venues across the midlands and each wedding venue has been memorable to me and of course for the couples I have photographed.  If you are getting married at any of these wedding venues in the East Midlands, please get in touch.  Venues I have photographed at include:-

Kilworth House  – A truly stunning location in Kilworth, Leicestershire.  I also spent my wedding night at this amazing hotel a number of years ago.  Oh, and the afternoon tea at Kilworth House is fabulous.  The perfect gift for mum for Mother’s Day?  Buy her a gift voucher to enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery at this beautiful hotel.  A real treat.

Hothorpe Hall  – A beautiful manor house in Theddingworth near Lutterworth Leicestershire.  This venue has it’s own chapel and the couple I photographed at this venue had a civil ceremony in Hotthorpe Hall followed by a blessing in the beautiful chapel.

Guildhall Leicester – One of the best preserved timber halls in the country, The Guildhall Leicester is over 600 years old.  With a beautiful courtyard for photography afterwards, it is a really lovely venue for a wedding.  Situated right in the centre of Leicester, it’s a wonderful location for a city wedding.

Hampton Manor,  Located Hampton in Arden, near Solihull, Birmingham, Hampton Manor is a really beautiful 19th century Manor House.  Cosy and  intimate with beautiful grounds.  I was lucky enough to have snow for one of the weddings I photographed here.  It’s very close to Birmingham so very central.

Draycote Hotel, Thurlaston nr. Rugby  – We had a fun post wedding shoot with Samantha and Garry on the golf course in the grounds of this hotel.  A buggy ride to the lake was well worth it.  Peaceful, with beautiful views across the Lake.

Fawsley Hall, Northamtonshire – Now, this is one of my favourite venues and I have photographed a number of weddings at Fawsley Hall.   It’s surrounded by open countryside and hills and the views are just stunning (perfect for your wedding day photography).  Fawsley Hall has also recently added the Grayshott Studio Spa.  Perfect…

The City Rooms, Leicester –  The most amazing city centre wedding venue.  A Grade I Georgian listed banqueting hall built in 1792, but only recently restored to its former glory.  The Ballroom at The City Rooms is just beautiful.  Large, airy and very classic.  You really do need to visit this lovely venue if a city wedding appeals to you.  The added bonus is that this venue is privately owned and the team at The City Rooms are very lovely to work with.

Coombe Abbey, Binley, Coventry – Originally a 12th century abbey, Coombe Abbey is set within 500 acres of parkland which overlooks a moat house and lake.  There are endless stunning backdrops to this hotel, for your wedding day photography both in and around the venue.

Ansty Hall, Ansty, Warwickshire – Breathtaking scenery and 8 acres of beautiful gardens at this lovely venue and very friendly, helpful staff too.

Brownsover Hall – A grade II listed gothic mansion. Very cosy and intimate venue with the added bonus of stunning gardens and just a little walk in the grounds leads you to a really pretty bridge for some wedding day photography.  Situated just on the edge of Rugby, you would not even know that this little gem of a venue was there… Do visit this venue and you will fall in love with it.  I have photographed both summer and winter weddings at this venue, so if you want a wedding day to take advantage of some beautiful grounds, or if you are planning a winter wedding and want log fires and a cosy atmosphere, then check out Brownsover Hall.

 

Walton Hall, nr Stratford – Breathtaking views across the lake and gardens, Walton Hall is another beautiful venue.  Chrystal chandeliers, oak fireplaces and antiques.  And beautiful grounds too.  Very near Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Lovely

Wethele Manor Farm – A lovely house, set in 250 acres very close to Leamington Spa.  This house has a really warm, welcoming feeling and is perfect for smaller weddings.  Family run and very friendly.  I loved this wedding venue.

Shearsby Bath –  Located in Shearsby, Leicesershire, Shearsby Bath is set in the Leicestershire countryside and has a fantastic wedding marque in the garden, along with a pretty fountain which is perfect for some romantic, evening photography.

Sketchley Grange – Located about 5 minutes from my house, so obviously a favourite venue of mine.  Sketchley Grange has just been extended and they have added a new wing to the building.  Lovely venue.

The Royal Arms, Sutton Cheney – Nestled in the Leicestershire and Warwickshire border, The Royal Arms is a really sweet, family friendly venue.  Again, lovely, helpful staff at this little country restaurant.  The marquee at this venue is really lovely and opens out onto large gardens and rolling countryside.

Scalford Hall – 3 miles north of Melton Mowbray, Scalford Hall is a truly lovely venue.  Stunning grounds and you can have exclusive use to this venue.   I was very impressed with Scalford Hall.

Noseley Hall – Located in Billesdon, Leicestershire, Noseley Hall has its own 13th centry chapel in the grounds. Just one word. Wow!

Rothley Court Hotel – An ancient manor house, Rothley Court has its own 11th century chapel, beautiful manicured gardens and a beautiful brook.  A really lovely venue.  Another wedding booked for this lovely venue in 2012.

Bosworth Hall – Again, just a short drive from home, so always a favourite venue for me.   Bosworth Hall is surrounded by 11 acres of garden and woods.  The little village of Market Bosworth is a short walk from this hotel and it’s really worth a visit.

Newton Park Hotel, – Located in Newton Solney, this hotel is an Italian style country manor and sits in 8 acres of private grounds.  Just 7 miles from Derby this venue can accomodate up to 180 guests.

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Wedding Guests

I get to meet a lot of people at weddings and I have to say a wedding day certainly brings out the best in people.  I don’t know what it is about weddings but I find that the ladies tend to become more introverted and self conscious, wheres the men seem to become really daft (and sometimes a little outrageous).  But to me, weddings are about a couple joining together and and bringing together families and friends.  There are emotional moments at every wedding I photograph, however there are just as many silly moments with tonnes of laughter and antics.  Remember, when planning your special day, that it’s not just the details and formalities of a wedding day that are important, it’s having those people around you that are a big part of your life and who are your absolute ‘nearest and dearest’.

Annie & Gav – Mr & Mrs Pugh

An amazing Christmas wedding for Annie and Gav at the City Rooms, Leicester.  What a beautiful and emotional day for this lovely couple, who have become such great friends to me.  The City Rooms is such an amazing venue and is situated in the heart of Leicester city centre.  I have photographed a number of weddings at the City Rooms and I have to say it’s one of my favourite venues.  If you would like to view the full gallery of images from Mr & Mrs Pugh’s wedding day please speak to them for the password.

 

A Thank You from a Groom that Has Just Made my Day

Wow!  I get lots of thank you cards from wedding clients, usually written by the Bride.  Today I received a beautiful Thank You card and Gavin took the time to write some words too…  Thank you Mr & Mrs Pugh! xxx

“To Lesley.  This is just a little thank you for everything that you have done.  Not only have you taken lots of amazing pictures but you were such an important member of our truly special day.  Not only on the day, but in the build up.  We can’t wait to see all your pictures and remember the happiest day of our lives.  Thank you for making our family and friends feel so at ease.  We have had many laughs with you along the way, but I truly mean it from the bottom of my hear when I say thank you.  You have done so much more than you needed to do and you are so much more than a photographer.  Please stay in touch.  You have become a friend to us.  All my love Gav.”

A Beautiful Autumnal Wedding – Mr & Mrs Hayes

A beautiful, crisp Autumnal day with sunshine and just a 5 minute shower that we avoided!  Perfect…  Georgina and John were married at St Peter’s Church, Aston Flamville, followed by their celebrations at Brownsover Hall in Rugby.  Perfect weather, lots of laughter and fun,  laid back couple and fantastic guests.  Just a few of my favourite images from the day are featured below.   If you would like to view the full gallery of the images from the day, please contact Georgina or John for the password to their private gallery.

James and Andrea – Mr & Mrs Brewin

I first met James and Andrea at Sketchley Grange Wedding Fayre and had an initial chat with them about their wedding photography requirements.  Andrea was very keen to have natural photography and not too many staged photographs.  Andrea is quite ‘low key’ and quiet and seemed a little nervous about wedding photography.  I was delighted when they decided to book me to record their wedding day.  We got together earlier in the Summer and photographed them for a pre wedding ‘warm up’ so that I could put them totally at ease about being photographed.  I think this really helped Andrea relax and realise that I can get  natural shots of them both without taking over the wedding day and often from a distance too.  On their actual wedding day, I am quite sure Andrea was relaxed and at totally at ease with being photographed.  And we had some great fun photographing their beautiful wedding day at St James Church in Huncote, followed by their reception at Sketchley Grange.  These are just a few images from their wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a Wedding Album to Tell a Story

I often get asked lots of questions concerning wedding albums and one of the most regularly asked  is ‘How many images do we get to choose for the final album?’.    I would hate to demand a quantity of chosen images from my couples to feature in their wedding album, and so I don’t…  Quite simply,  depending upon which album is selected by the client, I will design it to tell a story of the wedding day.  Upon completion of the album design, we get together for a coffee and make any amendments to the spreads.  Often, we only swap out a small number of images, and the headache is taken out of selecting favourite photographs from the day… Simple!

This lovely completed album below was designed to tell the story of Katy and Peter’s beautiful wedding day  and they made absolutely no changes to the final design of 24 spreads.  No headaches for them and a quick turnaround on their wedding album.  I am left with only one problem… I don’t want to hand it over!

A Favourite Image from a Recent Wedding

This is just one favourite wedding image from Katy and Gareth’s recent wedding at Scalford Hall, Leicestershire.  More images to follow once the new Mr & Mrs Stokes have been in to the studio to see their final images from their amazing wedding day.

 

 

 

Welcome…

It’s taken me a couple of years to get my head around rebranding from ‘Artography’ to my new business name Lesley Bee Photography. Artography always felt a bit too ‘corporate and impersonal’ and I pride myself in offering the absolute opposite… a very personal service to all of my clients. Photographing weddings and portraits and working hard to ensure that each and every person I work with feels relaxed, and has fun in front of my camera is my ultimate goal.

Juggling my photography, my children, and dog walking… not forgetting my role as a wife (yes… Mr Bee comes at the bottom of the list but he knows that) – I haven’t had time to think straight some days, but now I have got my act together and decided to focus on a new direction for the Lesley Bee brand, including this new website, new logo etc . It was the obvious next move once I moved into my new studio over a year ago at the Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire. So, here it is… my new website. It’s still in its early stages but getting there. Please take a look around, browse my portfolio and if you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer with an informal, fun approach, please call me on 01455 233224, or you can complete the ‘contact’ form on this website and I will get back to you with any information you require.