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The Grange Park Opera Pre Wedding shoot, Alresford, Hampshire

I was thrilled to find out we were able to get the keys for inside the crumbling Grange Opera building. Its a English Heritage house in Hampshire that holds the Grange Opera for 7 weeks a year. Its part crumbling building and part opera theatre. A strange and wonderful place.  Really looking forward to this […]

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Claudia & Chris’s Engagement Shoot at Old Thorns Manor Hotel

Spring had sprung at Old Thorns and the place was packed with weddings and photographers! It was so useful to walk around sneaking a look at the new bride and grooms and checking out the guests.  It was hard not to run off with the bridal party when I saw one – I can’t help […]

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The Watercress Line 1940’s Engagement Shoot

We did rather stand out on the platform for this shoot. I didn’t quite rock the steam enthusiast ‘look’ on the platform. We were clearly foolish people who didn’t know anything about steam trains and when I asked to go on the ‘hotplate’  I got smiled at sweetly. But can I just say, the men & women […]

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Cheryl & Bruce’s Engagement Shoot, Richmond

At last the first of the big weddings start kicking off, and what better than a sunny engagement shoot for Bruce & Cheryl. If only I could show you a client family tree, it would show how one wedding last year kicked off another 10 or so through their guests and friends recommendations. I have two […]

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Helen & Paul’s Engagement, Berkshire

A crisp freezing January day, an ice cold lake and a slippery pontoon. Perfect setting to perform black belt Tae-Kwon-do. Engagement shoots are all about making sure the photos are actually what you want, you see what its like to have a camera near you all day and whether or not you want me to take your […]

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Kew Gardens engagement Bec & Andy

Only 3 weeks to go for these two. I met them way back in May at Emily & Dom’s Wedding and Bec was a stunning Bridesmaid. They Just flew in from sunny Oz to get married and have Christmas in the homeland. Not bad eh? Bec & Andy live over in Sydney by the beach. By […]

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Winter Engagement shoot at Miskin Manor, South Wales

How smug was I when we arrived at the handsome Miskin Manor in South Wales. A beautiful setting for the first snow of winter!! My snow dance worked then. As much as shooting in bright sun and snow is a little daunting to a photographer, I was glad of the challenge. It was a stunning […]

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Paint Portrait Shoot London

What a brilliant shoot. I have been wanting to do this for years after being covered in paint at an Indian Holi Festival day in London. So here were were two great couples – one couple I have shot before (their wedding here) and a newly engaged couple whose wedding is next October.  Emily & Dom didn’t […]

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Leela Bennett Photography. Leela Bennett is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Hampshire, covering London and Home Counties and all of the UK. She specialises in natural reportage photography. Contemporary wedding photographer, lifestyle photographer, portrait photographer in Surrey, Farnham, Guildford, London, Hampshire, Middlesex and Sussex. Documentary & reportage style photography, family photography, parties and headshots for commercial or private use.