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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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

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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.

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The Color Run London July 2013

July 18, 2013

Was at Wembley to see the first Color Run held in the UK. Whoever thought up this event must be bonkers or a genius. Or maybe its those taking part who are bonkers. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun and hopefully a lot of money was raised. Well done to everyone who took part, Organisers, runners and volunteers.

 

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The Color Run London July 2013 · July 18, 2013 · 10:49 pm · Business

Newborn Baby Photography – SE London Introducing Holly

July 11, 2013

Sunday was probably the hottest day of the year so far. As the dedicated studio is still under construction set up and put away has to be done on the day of the shoot. Boy was it warm while I was setting up. That was fine for me but for Holly and her parents things weren’t going quite so well. Traffic at the Blackwall Tunnel was not good and they got stuck and had to turn off and take refuge in McDonalds where they thankfully have air conditioning. Luckily they all arrived safe and we go some very cute shots.

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Hollys Newborn Shoot

As the studio was set up you have to take photos of the grandchildren too don’t you. Madison and Jacob were happy to be models this time.

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Happy Accidents or Just good ideas

May 6, 2013

Some times I go for a shot  just as it happens. That’s normally when I am out and about. The great thing about digital is, if the shot doesn’t work you can always delete it. Its not like you have to wait for the film to come back before you know what you’ve got. So today while at Wat Tyler Country Park one of the boys was walking along the miniature train track. I put the camera on the track and took a photo. Checked the LCD screen and loved what I saw. Thought that’s good I will get them to do it again so that I can take some more. Do you think I could do it again. Sometimes when you think things rather than just do things it doesn’t work. |This was one of those occasions.  So glad the first shot worked

 

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Happy Accidents or Just good ideas · May 6, 2013 · 10:31 pm · Business

Three of the Cutest Kiddies you will ever meet – Abbey Wood Family Photography

April 7, 2013

A busy but fun weekend. I had so much fun with some of the cutest kiddies you have every seen. Not only cute to look at but little stars when in from of the Camera. The sun came out this weekend, I had two days of photography – life doesn’t get much better than this.

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Baby Jacob is here – SE London Newborn Baby Photography

March 11, 2013

Well we didn’t have to wait long. Alison only had her maternity session a couple of weeks ago then just over a week ago baby Jacob arrived. So at 7 days old he came to Nannys house for his first photo shoot. He was such a good boy apart from a slight wet accident on nanny everything we very well.

I am going to enjoy photographing him as he grows and changes.

 

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Not Long Now – Maternity Photography South East London

February 10, 2013

In a  few weeks Alison and Waynes baby will be here and we will have another grandchild. Doing maternity sessions for your own children is a bit surreal but we had a lot of fun especially when the facepaints came out. I can guarantee you when the little one makes an appearance there will be planty of photos here not long after.

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