Thursday, 31 July 2008


31st July 2008 It just seems like last week we started in business at Express Photo Services, Gordon Street, Forres. 25th July 1977 Hey! That's 31 years WoW!! We changed to Hester Photography in 1981

Very exciting... We moved in on the Saturday and opened on the Monday I particularly remember the front door. It was rigged up in a way that when the door opened a loud buzzer went off and stayed on until the door was shut again.

Daughter Jane would have been 22 months old and she thought it was great fun going up and down the stairs.

A lot has changed since then, its been a pleasure to make someone happy with a picture that you have created, no matter how you achieved it. Photography must be way upon the list of jobs that give most satisfaction..

Wednesday, 23 July 2008


There is no better way of advertising than word of mouth, it was great to receive this email a few months ago as a way of thanks, so I share it with you..

'What an excellent photographer'
Les captured our wedding day exceptionally, from church to sunset.
The quality and range of photographs were fantastic.... and Les's sense of humour and
ability to make everyone feel at ease and relaxed went down well.

Thanks to Sharon XXXX

Here's another..
Just a wee note to say thank you so much for the wonderful job you made of our wedding photos. We are delighted with them and have enjoyed looking at the album over and over again.

A big thank you also for all the fun you brought to our special day.
Love from Glyn and Shirley XXx

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Les Hester

This is me.
Taken by my dear wife Alison, to celebrate our thirty years in business
A photo exhibition of Forres personalities held in the the Forres Museum back in March, for a month and then another month in the Forres Library.
You can see them all on my web site, just click on the events section, and look for exhibition.
Pictures were taken over a two year period, and it was great fun doing it. The difficulty was deciding who we should include... we decided on just showing 30 pictures.
I love deadlines...

I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by!!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Rick and Liz

Great Fun at the wedding of Rick and Liz at the Mansefield Hotel Elgin

They have chosen a beautiful Album to preserve some wonderful memories of their wedding day

Rick's daughters Lisa and Alison had me in stitches most of the afternoon

Lots of Love and Best wishes

Thursday, 17 July 2008

My first blog

Hello brand new world

what an mazing experience becoming a new blogger

there is definitely no F in blog