Welcome to Abbey Wood Studios - Lesley Johnson's Blog

My name is Lesley Johnson, I work from base in Abbey Wood, South East London. Here is where I share some of my life and my photography. I love portrait photography including Maternity, Newborn and family portraits. Here I will share some recent photography sessions with you. You can also find a gallery on my main website at www.abbeywoodstudios.co.uk .
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March 8, 2015

At the end of last year I had the very great privaledge to photograph Lisa and her family. Sadly Lisa passed away earlier this year. She and I are to be Grandmothers in May so I will try to be there for both of us Lisa – Sleep Tight x

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Lisa · March 8, 2015 · 2:46 pm · Business

Wedding Photo Booth Fun – SE London Photography

December 14, 2014

When Jade and Daniel got married they wanted a chance to have photos of friends who were only at the reception and didn’t have a chance of being in the formal pics. Here are just a few.

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Wedding Photo Booth Fun – SE London Photography · December 14, 2014 · 10:55 am · Business

Jade & Daniels November Wedding – SE London Photography

December 5, 2014

Jade and Daniel tied the knot at Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club on 22nd November. My first rainy wedding – but at least it wasnt freezing and we managed to dodge the showers to get some photos. Congratuations Mrs & Mrs Chambers xx

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Not posted for a while – so here is Jackson

November 20, 2014

Jackson is my great nephew – can you believe I took these photos the day Jackson left hospital. Four days earlier he had undergone heart surgery. Look how amazing he looks. Jackson5sm jackson6sm Jackson4sm

Not posted for a while – so here is Jackson · November 20, 2014 · 9:14 pm · Business

Maternity Session – Maternity Photography SE London

September 4, 2014

I love maternity sessions. I love the excitement and the expectation. Whats great is then I get to see the Baby a few weeks later for their Newborn Session. I am looking forward to seeing Viviens baby in the not too distant future.Vivien0ssmbw

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Studio is up and running – Abbey Wood Photographers

August 29, 2014

Finally I have a dedicated space for my photography. I usually set in on the front room which works fine but is a bit of a faff especially if its been a long session. Its also a bit of a pain for the family to have to stay out of the way when clients are in. So my husband and built my a studio at the back of out house as a dedicated studio. I have to say I am loving it.

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Also a little place for the props. I am sure it will get much messier before long.



Art – when its fun

January 31, 2014

A couple of years ago a piece of art was removed from the docklands area of London due to the redevelopment of the roundabout where it was sited.  This month the piece has been given a new home near Billingsate Fish Market and I am delighted. Its a fun piece and its great to watch motorists who have not seen it before pause for a second till they realise its an art piece and not a proper set of lights.

Wish more art was a fun as this.

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Art – when its fun · January 31, 2014 · 8:53 pm · Business

Birthday Suprise

January 30, 2014

Its been an age since I blogged. I have no excuse. I haven’t even blogged about my special birthday surprise. My family and BBF conspired to surprise me for a special birthday I had in October. I was packed off to NEW YORK with Cheryl for a week. The only other time I have flown was to New Quay. I didn’t even have a passport till earlier in the year when my husband said I should get one as our son was going on a school trip to Spain and at least one of us should have one in case of emergencies. Can’t believe I fell for that one.  Anyway had a wonderful week even though it was a bit weird not actually spending my birthday with the family. Here are one or two shoots. As you can imagine I have hundreds more LOLBirthday Trip to New York ny bLOG 1A NY BLog 2 Birthday Trip to New York NY Blog 1

Birthday Suprise · January 30, 2014 · 8:36 pm · Location, Personal

Thomas Philip Prince thinking of you today

October 13, 2013


Thomas Philip Prince died 100 years ago today.

This is my Great Uncle Thomas. He was a railway porter based at Selsdon Road, Croydon. His family lived in Hastings and he would go home every weekend, then travel up to Croydon on Monday morning, He was extremely superstitious about the number 13. So on 12th October 1913 he travelled up to Croydon instead of the 13th which was the Monday morning. During work that day he fell from the platform as a train came into the station killing him. He was 19 years old. The family story is that the train was the 13.01 or the 13.13. That part of the story I have not been able to claify, but he did die on the 13th October 1913.

His sister (My great aunty Ethel) gave me this photo along with the information behind it. We were sorting through various photos and she was sad to think that there was no-one to remember him. I asked for the photo and have kept it ever since.

I was also determined to remember him today – Sleep well Uncle Tom – you are in my thoughts today

Your Great neice
Lesley xx


Neave came to Visit – Newborn Photography South East London

August 18, 2013

I have a lovely quite session with Neave, her mummy and daddy and Big brother Bobbie. She is adorable and everyone seemed so happy and chilled which considering she was only born 9 days ago is pretty good going.