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Find out who's behind the Lens at camera Leading Imagery.

August 2021
Find out who's behind the Lens at camera Leading Imagery.

Welcome back to the Leading Imagery blog and a big welcome to August – you’ve been a long time coming.

Easing of Lockdown in July

July was such a busy month for us (and probably for a lot of companies too). The long lockdown and the lifting of subsequent restrictions prompted a huge change in gear for the business. The uncertainty of when lockdown would end, left us on perpetual standby, just waiting for a signal from the government.

Finally, restrictions were being lifted and that included the maximum numbers for weddings. This was the news that so many wedding suppliers (including us) had been waiting for.

All the heartaches, the date changes, the indefinite postponements. We spent hours working together with our clients putting new dates and schedules together.
Finally, the end was in sight.

Back in action

I’m delighted to report that Leading Imagery is back in full working order and ready for action. Let me re-introduce myself to you. I’m Andy Hibberd and I’m the owner and founder of Leading Imagery Photography. I’m the man behind the Leading Imagery lens.


I’ve been a photographer for many years now, however, I didn’t start off as a wedding/portrait photographer. Actually, my ‘photography craft’ was honed by travelling the world as a photographer in the Royal Marines, deployed to more than 20 countries during my service.

Incredible times and experiences have given me a solid foundation in the art of photography. Training extensively at the Defence School of Photography in both wet film and also digital photography along with all the different camera formats.
This full and in-depth training ensures that Leading Imagery is perfectly placed to take care of all of your photographic needs, whatever they may be.

Leading Imagery – Photographic genres

Whether it’s wedding photography, family or pet portraiture, commercial or brand photography. Leading Imagery will guide you effortlessly through the project, producing high-quality images.

Our state-of-the-art studio is based in Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Perfect for portraits – both family and individual, it’s a very relaxing and informal location, which, in turn, helps produce natural-looking images. Taking part in a photoshoot is fun and generally just a nice way of documenting a special moment in time.
All of us have so many images on our phones but rarely do we ever look at them, let alone print them out.

We also specialise in pet portraits, in particular, dog portraits and are known across the UK as a leading dog photographer, knowing all the little tricks required to capture canine personalities. Quite a lot of our pet portrait images are on our social media, so please feel free to take a look and share.

Wedding Photography

Leading Imagery prides itself on offering a thoughtful approach to wedding photography. We call it storytelling. Your Leading Imagery wedding album will tell the story of your wedding day, from start to finish. We capture behind the scenes, all the emotion and of course all the joy of your big day – so you can look back and remember always.

Website Gallery

I hope this has given you a little insight as to who Leading Imagery is. You will find a selection of our images on our website gallery here
Thanks again for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Have a great August.

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