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Please Print Your Memories

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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

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Family Photography

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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.

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Family Photography Leicestershire

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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.

 

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Portrait Photography Leicestershire

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Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing my couples again whose weddings I have photographed. To capture one of the most amazing days of their lives is a real honour. It’s also so lovely when the couples come back to me with their babies for a portrait photography session. I like to think of my wedding day couples as ‘lifetime clients’ and I have photographed many weddings whereby couples have returned with their new babies or extended families for a portrait shoot. Fills me with great pride!

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Christmas Portrait Photography

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I have had a lot of super cute babies and toddlers to photograph recently and it has been a real pleasure photograph them all.  It’s such an exciting time of year and the little ones have that mischievous look in their eyes!  My last weekend of portrait sessions is this weekend.  Unfortunately, there are no sessions available now until the new year, unless you can do a week day photo shoot (w/c8th December only).  Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a gift voucher for someone special this Christmas.  Call 01455 233224 or email:  info@lesleybee.co.uk.

 

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