Lee Orchard Photography

Who is Lee Orchard Photography?

Lee Orchard is one half of a Husband and Wife photography team.

We are parents to 2 young kids, which is where we got our love of portrait photography from, especially Maternity, Newborn & Kids portraits.

As we’ve been through the Maternity, Newborn and Toddler stages, it gives us a great understanding and background for this style of photography having taken 100’s of photographs of our kids and the pregnancies.

We offer portrait sessions in our home based studio in Farnham.


Our Maternity portraits offer a range of photos, from classic poses to floating wrap photos. They are designed to show you at your best during your pregnancy.

They are not just for the Mum, the Dad can also be involved, helping to create a loving photo of the parents to be.


A newborn session is something to cherish. These are for babies up to 5 weeks old.

A session can last 3 hours or more, allowing time for settling, feeds, breaks, snacks and cuddles! (for the babies of course!)

We have a wide range of props that are used, from hats & wraps to baskets and rugs, creating a wonderful photo of your baby that you can look back on in future years.

Kids & Family

Our portraits don’t stop at Newborn. We offer Baby, Toddler, Kids & Family portraits with different background and styles, colour and back & white images.

Kids Creative Mini Shoots

All kids love dressing up. As part of our portraits options, we’ve created new Creative Mini Shoots just for Kids. These are short, affordable sessions, of your kids in a creative style.

They can dress up in their favourite outfit, come along for a short photo shoot and get a great creative photo that you & they will treasure.

Adult and Business

Not forgetting the Adults, our Adult portraits can be anything from Glamour to an informal portrait. You could even dress up too!

Or if you run a business, we can update you business portraits or social media profile photos, website portraits & avatars!

As well as Business portraits, we can also offer products photos, food photography or come out and photograph you on location.

We offer a wide range of photography, please visit our website for more information.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us.


Website: www.LeeOrchard.Photography

Email: Photography@LeeOrchard.com

Twitter: @LeoPhotography

Facebook: facebook.com/LeeOrchardPhotography

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Your Family Deserve This!

Hi my name is Michelle and with my husband Charlie we are the friendly team at YourFamilyDeserveThis from Silverlock Photography Ltd.

We have just launched our brand new website for Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child, Teen and Family Photography.

Our professional studio is based in Tadley, nr Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Are you eagerly awaiting the birth of your child?

Whether it’s your first, or the next addition to your growing family, a Maternity Portrait Session is a wonderful experience to capture this beautiful memory and to show your child how loved they were… even before they were born.

Your little bundle has arrived!

 Celebrate their first days in the world with our Custom Newborn Portrait Session.

Ideally your newborn photo shoot should take place before your baby is two weeks old, 6-10 days is the best time to get beautiful curly poses and gorgeous family photographs.

It’s never to early to book in with us, as soon as you know your due date, let us know and we’ll hold a session for you.  Babies rarely arrive on time, so we allow for wiggle room and only book a few sessions per week.  If your baby has already arrived, contact us, we always try to fit you in where possible.

Your Baby is growing and changing…

Capture their incredible cuteness with our Baby Portrait Sessions, ideal for when your little one is holding their head up/sitting and giving us gorgeous smiles. Perfect for sharing with family too!

Children develop fabulous personalities!

Kids grow so fast, capturing their character changing, throughout the years is so precious.

Whether they are a playful pre-schooler, at the cute infant stage, an incredible junior or a more confident senior school teenager, a fun filled Child or Teen Portrait Session will create wonderful memories for your family to treasure.

Fabulous Families!

Families come in all shapes and sizes… there will be many reasons why you want to update your family portraits, for everyone involved, it’s so important and shows the love you share.

We love to get to know all the family’s we photograph, and we offer guidance from booking right through to your viewing and order session.

We pride ourselves on our friendly communication and high level of customer service, we want you to tell everyone about your wonderful photography experience with us because… YourFamilyDeserveThis!

So do you need Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child, Teen or Family Portraits?

Visit our website: www.yourfamilydeservethis.com

Scroll to View our galleries, find out more about us and book your Portrait session.

Remember to subscribe to our blog for latest news and offers…

We would love to hear from you… together we’ll start planning your Custom Portrait Session.

Michelle and Charlie Silverlock


01189 811867 /07760 383430

Twitter: https://twitter.com/newbornnutcase

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MLB Photographic

Linzi has been a long time supporter of NHM so I was delighted when she contacted me to ask if she could do a Guest Post on NHM. Here is her post…

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Welcome to MLB Photographic!

My name is Linzi Wherry and I set up MLB Photographic ( MuchLovedBabe ) about 5 years ago.  I wanted to do something special work wise after having my three children Jessica (9), Ben (8) and Thomas(6) and not have to be stuck in an office working for someone else.

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Since the beginning I have enjoyed the ups and downs of being my own boss…. and as with all new business ventures there are usually teething problems.

I have worked my way these to where I am now by hard work and determination ( and of course with the help and support of my husband and customers, without whom my work would not be )

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So whether you are looking for a Wedding, Maternity, Newborn or Family photographer I’m here to help you achieve those special memories that you will treasure forever !

My studio is in my home, therefore it allows me to provide a very personal experience – friendly, private, and fantastic for all kids of all ages…. even the shy one’s and the very new little tiny one’s….

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As I said above I have three lovely children who are all at school come now.

I am therefore, lucky enough to be able to open on a daily basis by appointment only, between the hours of 10.30 and 2pm for sittings and 9.30 – 6pm for booking customers in.

I am  even open at weekend’s for those family shots when everyone can participate in the fun!  So please get in contact soon!

My website has the details of all the services I offer.

Thank you so much for reading my article, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!



Thanks for your support Linzi! I hope you get lots of follow up from your Guest Post!


Princess Parties (Pirates welcome too…!)

I met Sarah through NHM over a year ago and I’ve had several family photo shoots with her since. She takes fantastic photo’s that are very reasonably priced. The parties sound like great fun, and I love the idea of having photo’s to document the whole experience. If you would like more details about Sarah’s studio over at Viables, please see the related posts below.

Princess Parties (Pirates welcome too…!)

Princess Parties are aimed for little ones aged 3 – 7.  At the party, your child can dress up and be made up to feel like a fairytale princess or swashbuckling pirate.  Don’t worry if you don’t have party dresses – we can supply those too!

Hair and Nails will be done at the party.  The thing that makes this party unique is that the whole event has a professional photographer there to record every moment.  The mobile studio will be set up and once the princess or pirate has been made up, professional portraits will be taken. All your party guests will have a mounted photograph to take away with them and, within a few days, the party princess or pirate will be given a memory book and 10 x 8 image of the day

Prices can vary depending on your specific requirements – please contact me for further information!

Modelling Party

The Modelling party is a fun two hours.

Come and be treated like a model with five guests – party invites are included in the price and sent to you with the party booking information. You will be greeted with drinks (mocktails for under 18’s) and party nibbles.

The Shoot is held in a party atmosphere and, if the weather is nice, we go out in the local grounds and do some on-location shots. Bring along your favourite outfits and change as much as you like to work those Top Model poses!

Once the party is over and we have some amazing photographs, I will edit the photos (which is normally a ten-day turn-around) and place them on a CD. There will be a minimum of 5 photos per person, and a letter giving you permission to print will be supplied with each CD – meaning that the images can then be printed anywhere at your convenience.

Parties are normally held at the studio – but if another location is required, this can be discussed.

Please contact Sarah Dutton Photography for more information on the above two parties!

You can also find Sarah’s Facebook page HERE.

Petra Cracknell Photography 2013

Petra sent me a lovely email a while back, but unfortunately I never received her email with her guest post attached (don’t you love technology when it doesn’t work!). So, this is a few weeks late, but better late than never. I love the idea of one year special package and the collage’s below are gorgeous. I wish someone had told me about these packages when I was pregnant!

Petra Cracknell Photography, based in Pamber Heath (between Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke)

My name is Petra Cracknell and I have always had a passion for photography.

I believe it came from my granddad, a very keen photographer, and the hours I have spent with him developing films in a dark room.

The times have moved on and I embraced my passion even more with the arrival of a first digital camera. I was a keen travel and documentary photographer before my children arrived and my passion has moved to portrait.

Last year, I decided to take it up professionally and set up Petra Cracknell Photography for studio and lifestyle portraits.

I am very lucky to have the space to have a studio attached to my house, so the precious little time I have with my boys is not compromised by me being away a lot.

I have a fun approach to photography and I like my clients to feel relaxed and at ease in their sessions.

Sessions, packages and price list:

NEWBORN STUDIO SESSION                                        £60

There is nothing more special than capturing those memories of your baby’s tiny features. This time passes by so quickly.

The ideal time for newborn shoot is between 5-15 days when your baby is still very sleepy. Newborn babies are unpredictable, so allow between 1.5-2.5 hours for a photo shoot (think of all the feeding, burping, nappy changing you will have to do in that time).

Newborn shoots can take place in my studio where I can offer you a selection of backdrops, backgrounds and newborn photo props (baskets, crates, newborn hats etc) or at your home using natural light (a space for backdrop stand needs to be provided near a well-lit window). I use an extra heater in my studio for newborn sessions, so your baby feels cozy and warm.




The Studio shoot is ideal for toddles, children, families, maternity or couples.



Studio shoots using black or white background

Studio shoot using different backdrops

OUTDOORS/LOCATION SESSION                                  £50

The Lifestyle location shoot is ideal for families, children, toddlers, babies, maternity or couples.

Those photo shoots are generally a bit longer than studio sessions. I will meet you in a location of your choice which can be your back garden, local park, woods or place of interest near by etc.)

One of the lenses I use for an outdoor shoot is a 70-200mm lens, which means I can stand back a bit and let your children play and get used to me in their own time whilst still getting lovely close up photos.




Bump to Baby                                                                       £80

  • Savings of £30
  • 1 hour pregnancy shoot (around 30 weeks)
  • 1.5-2.5 hours newborn shoot (5-15 days)
  • All images from the day on a CD
  • 3x A4 prints of your choice

Watch me grow                                                                     £80

  • Save £30
  • 1.5-2.5 hour newborn shoot (5-15 days)
  • 1-2 hours studio or location shoot (6m – 12m)
  • All images from all sessions on a CD
  • 3x A4 prints of your choice

One special year                                                                  £150

  • Save £60
  • 1 hour pregnancy shoot (around 30 weeks)
  • 1.5-2.5 hour newborn shoot (5-15 days)
  • 1-2 hours studio or location shoot (6 months)
  • 1-2 hours studio or location shoot (1 year milestone)
  • All images from all sessions on a CD
  • 5x A4 prints of your choice

Please note: Additional petrol cost will be added for locations more than 20 miles away.

To book a session:

Call: 07738 727170

Emal: p.cracknell-photography@hotmail.co.uk

Or visit our facebook page: Petra Cracknell Photography

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Ideal Imaging Photography

Alistair contacted me about doing a Guest Post on NHM. 

So, what are Lifestyle Portraits?

A big hello to all the readership of North Hants Mum and an even bigger thanks to Louise for asking me, Alistair Jones (aka Ideal Imaging Photography, http://www.idealimaging.uk.com), to write a little piece about the Lifestyle Portraits that I have been providing for babies, children and families across the region for the last few years.

So I hope you enjoy this overview and if you feel suitably inspired don’t miss the special offer I have for you at the end!

So let’s address the question – what are lifestyle portraits? Well, in short they are professional photographs of you and your loved ones captured away from the confines of a studio and either in the comfort and familiarity of your own home or out on location in stunning settings, the choice of which is only limited by our imagination.


As with any portraits session, first I’ll take the time meet my clients and find out a little bit about them and their families, the personalities involved and what they all like doing together. All this info is key for lifestyle portraits because we can then agree the location and style the shoot accordingly. For example it could be in the context of the family home and garden (particularly important for newborns), out on the bikes, with the horses, on the beach, a favourite park, a National Trust property or perhaps in the grounds of one of the luxury hotels that I work in collaboration with.

One of those hotels is Tylney Hall Hotel in Rotherwick whom I have been enjoying an on-going partnership with in providing their guests with ‘lifestyle photography breaks’ (http://www.tylneyhall.co.uk/tylneyhall.co.uk/lifestyle-photography-break) – full board overnight stays incorporating a photo shoot with me around the gorgeous grounds featuring the magnificent Italian Terrace.

Here’s a portfolio of some of the work I’ve produced there:


As with so many of the locations I shoot regularly at, Tylney Hall is perfect for lifestyle portraits all year round – carpets of daffodils and bluebells in the spring, sweeping lawns and water gardens for the summer, the vibrant reds of the maple trees in the autumn and the weathered textures and colours of the rustic stonework in the winter.


Here’s a lovely testimonial I received from a recent lifestyle portrait session at Tylney Hall:

 “We had a wonderful day with Alistair at Tylney Hall recently. My eldest daughter said “We should have more fun days like that” and my youngest daughter’s smile told a story itself! When the photos arrived, we were amazed by the beauty of what had been caught. It made it very difficult to choose as we loved all the photos. Capturing moments in time of our family was what we wanted, Alistair caught those moments and surpassed our expectations”


Whatever the venue, the lifestyle shoot is very informal, interactive, fun and relaxed. For ‘family sessions’ I allocate a good couple of hours, eliminating all concerns of time pressure. Children won’t be forced to provide the perfect smiles in the first 2 minutes but, rest assured, they sure will after some time running around, interacting with me and generally settling in. A variety of different settings will be explored and used in order to add variety to the photographs and maintain interest (particularly important for the little ones!).

The resulting images speak volumes. What I mean by that is that beyond the beautiful smiley faces there’s so much more depth and context to the portraits with the interesting background colours & textures and unique expressions which are so familiar to you now but you will want to capture forever more. These portraits reveal the true personalities of all those involved.


All in all Lifestyle portraits are all about creative and stylish, yet honest and timeless, photographic records of you and your loved ones that will hold so many more memories for you than perhaps the average portrait ‘grabbed’ in the studio. Indeed I’m very proud to say that my work was recently highlighted by VOGUE Magazine in their December 2012 ‘Tot Shots’ feature.