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Are You Due a Baby in 2019?

Newborn-Sessions-Blog

Now booking into April 2019! Drop me an email or head over to my website for more details. 

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Maternity Mini Sessions | 14th February | Ballynahinch | Co.Down

Mini-Maternity-Session

Treat your loved one this Valentines Day with a shoot to remember. Capturing that beautiful bump and radiant mama. This gift will last a lifetime. 

Maternity Mini Sessions are happening Thursday 14th Feb starting from 10am. 

The sessions are £80 will last around 30mins and you will be given 3 digital files and £50 off a newborn session. 

There will only be 8 slots available for the mini session so gets yours quick!! The ideal time for this session is around 32 weeks gestation. This is when you have that beautiful pregnancy glow. If you are expecting twins around 30 weeks gestation looks great. 

If you would like to get in touch and find out more. Click the contact me and I will be in touch. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | LUCIA ~ 17 DAYS OLD | BALLYNAHINCH, CO.DOWN | N.IRELAND

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Claire Butler Studio's welcomed her first little baby girl through the doors last Dec. Welcome little Lucia 17 days old and teeny tiny!! She was a typical wee girl. Squirmed when I touched her and loved getting her wee feet rubbed (Thanks to Mum!!)

Mum was amazing - total superwoman. Brilliant having an extra set of hands to run Lucia's wee feet to settle her. It was a special moment for Lucia as she was surrounded by her amazing mum and dad and her big sister. 

The bump to baby package has been launched on my website. If you are interested in investing in some beautiful photos you can contact me via my website. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | NOAH ~ 19DAYS OLD | BALLYNAHINCH, CO.DOWN | N.IRELAND

Newborn photography Belfast

Claire Butler Studio's welcomed her first little baby through the doors last week. This was such an exciting moment for me. Not only was he the first Irish baby I've ever photographed but the first one to see my new studio.

Welcome little Noah who was loving everything from my giant dandelion shade to all the soft lights and shadows around him. It was a special moment for Noah surrounded by the love of his mummy, Auntie and Uncle. Noah was pretty much awake his entire session which was a record but he was just super nosy and chilled. I think he did manage to sleep about 1 min, even with all the milk he fought the sleep. Sometimes sessions go like that and I just have to go with the baby. 

I will be launching the bump to baby package on my website soon. If you are interested in investing in some beautiful photos you can contact me via my website. 

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AUTUMN MINI PORTRAIT SESSION | OMAGH | N.IRELAND

Child Portrait Northern Ireland

November went off to a flying start at the Gortin Glens Forest Park with the Child Portrait Sessions. It was mad busy but I loved every minute of it. I met 6 families during the session and spent 20mins with them create a bespoke and unique gallery of images. Each image was beautifully and carefully edited. I take such pride and time in my work and I am so pleased that the families have these images to cherish for years to come.

 

I will be launching the child portrait session on my website soon. If you are interested in investing in some beautiful photos you can contact me via my website. 

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY | OMAGH ~ BELFAST | CO. DOWN | N.IRELAND

child photography belfast

Well, my little business is ever expanding. I have now branched into Child Photography after attending an incredible workshop with Lisa McCormick. I think its important as a photographer to keep up to date with fresh new ideas from other photographers. You can always learn something new. The workshop took place in Belfast and we met two wonderful models in the Botanic Gardens. Since then I have been having my own little model sessions. I met two beautiful girls on Sunday in the Gortin Glens and had great fun with them taking their photos. If you are interested in one of the Autumn mini sessions please contact me via facebook or my contact page on my website. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | EMILIA ~ 9 DAYS OLD | WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX

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When I first saw Emilia I couldn't contain my excitement over her beautiful thick brown hair. She was the absolute mini of her Daddy. Mum booked Emilia in for the full newborn package which included parent and sibling shots. I then got to meet her big sister Lilyanna who was the polar opposite the her baby sister. Gorgeous red curly hair and big blue eyes! Honestly the most beautiful girls ever. No wonder mum and dad were grinning from ear to ear. I loved working with this lovely family and creating their setups for little Emilia. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | MARTY ~ 16 DAYS OLD | WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX

baby photography Northern Ireland

When mum sent me the stop motion animation of her little boy's name reveal and it contained the Back to the Future music I knew this session was going to be so much fun. I welcomed little Marty to my studio along with his big sister (who i appointed my assistant for the morning) Im not sure what is in the water at the moment but Marty had a full head of brown hair. There are two things that I love. 1. Hairy babies 2. Baby rolls.

Marty's mummy booked in for the mini shoot and we had such a variety in the gallery. I loved spending time with this family and hopefully I will see them all again next year. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | LUCAS ~ 11 DAYS OLD | WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX

Newborn Photography NI Lucas 11 Days Old

Lucas arrived at the studio 11 days old and he was such a well behaved little boy. Mum and Dad were super calm with their first born. It amazes me that parents get out of the house and look so well when they have just had a baby. They chose the full newborn session and requested creams and duck egg blues as their palette. I managed to do lots of different poses with Lucas, mummy/daddy shots and the lovely parents holding baby in the hands as featured. I look forward to seeing my work hanging in their home and I'm so delighted to have captured their beautiful boy. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | JASMINE ~ 18 DAYS OLD | WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX

Newborn photography ni Jasmine 18 days old

Jasmine was one the oldest newborn I had in the studio at 18 days old. I think it was the first time Mum hadn't heard Jasmine cry and even nicknamed me the 'baby whisperer' (getting that printed on a t-shirt!). But I firmly believe that its all about the wrapping, white noise and room temperature.  Jasmine was a total doll. Beautiful hair and flawless skin. I did 3 different colours in her mini session and tried her with different poses and a container shots. It was so lovely to meet Jasmine and her family. I'm so pleased that I captured this precious fleeting moment for them. xx

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | SARINA ~ 13 DAYS OLD | WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX

Newborn Photography Northern Ireland

Sarina was only 13 days old when I met her at her home in Worthing. Mum was homebound for 5 1/2 weeks and couldn't make it to the studio so I packed up the car and brought the studio to her.  Sarina and her family made me feel so welcome as I took over their living room. Lots of beautiful natural light and lots of space for me to work. The images that I captured of Sarina are just beautiful. Lots of cream, yellow and peacock feathers. Mum added some personal touches to the set ups by adding parts of their wedding outfits, which i wrapped around Sarina. One thing Ill remember about Sarina is her beautiful long eye lashes!!

 

If you are interested in a home photoshoot please go to the contact me page on my website. 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | SUSSEX | BRONTЁ | DAY 9

Newborn Photography Sussex

Brontë and her family arrived at the studio on a beautiful sunny day. Brontë and her two sisters stole my heart. Olivia and Flora her big sisters were giving her loads of kisses and cuddles- so adorable. I loved working with this family and the whole session was great fun. Brontë loved being wrapped and was very smiley during her session.  Brontë had a purple, pink & natural theme - with lots of lovely family photos too.  Im sure the girls were exhausted after their photoshoot and I bet they slept well. xx

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Now Officially An Award Winning Photographer

Award winning photographer

A month ago I decided to enter the Guild of Photographer's monthly competition. The standard every month is extremely high with the best photographer's in the business entering their work. 

Today I received notification that I have received two classified's and a bronze award for my image of 8 day old Ezrah.  This is the second time entering the competition so I'm over the moon that I got an award already.

Little Ezrah was wearing an outfit that I handmade for this photoshoot. Mum is an amazing artist and loves bright colours so this will hang proudly on her wall. Thank you little Ezrah for being the perfect model. xx

 

 

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | SUSSEX | SOPHIE~DAY 12

Newborn photography Hove East Sussex

Sophie was 12 days old when she came in for her shoot. Mum loved everything girly and was over the moon with this sneaky peek. Sophie came in for the mini photoshoot which included 10 digital images and 3 different set ups. This image will be printed on large canvas for Sophie's bedroom by my incredible print lab. Make sure that when you book your shoot have an idea of what kind of product you might like. To book the mini shoot click here

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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | SUSSEX | ETHAN~DAY 6

Baby photography near me

When I launched my mini sessions back in April, I ran a competition through my facebook page. Ethan's mummy was my competition winner and received a free mini shoot.  During the session I had planned 3 set ups for Ethan, starting with the potato sack pose and then moving onto the handmade wooden bed (as seen in the photo) All of my props are beautifully handmade by myself or carefully sourced from baby prop suppliers. Ethan is wearing a knitted hat made by my mum and wrap is from shootbaby

 

Once little Ethan was wrapped he was a super sleepy baby. When I unwrapped him for the posing bed shots he woke straight away but I managed to get some lovely awake photos of him with a beautiful handmade crochet blanket (supplied by mum) Mum and Dad received 10 beautiful digital images along with a bespoke slideshow to share with friends and family.

To book your mini shoot get in touch.

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | WEST SUSSEX | EZRAH~DAY 8

Newborn Photography Worthing

Ezrah and her mummy arrived at the studio when she was only 8 days old. The little girl was a dream baby and slept through the entire shoot. Mum was anxious on how Ezrah would be and was relieved with my gentle handing and smooth transitioning from pose to pose. Little Ezrah's happiness was my number one priority throughout this entire shoot.

 

If you have just had a baby or are looking to get a photoshoot done. Please do get in touch

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | WEST SUSSEX | SEBASTIAN~WEEK 4

Baby Photography Worthing Sussex

Just over 2 years ago I first met the Porter's, I was photographing their newborn baby boy, Hugo. What a joy to photograph he was! This family are just everything funny, warm and caring. I knew then they would totally nail it begin parents. Then they called me back to do their wedding in Brighton which was such a special day and I was so honored to be a part of it.

When I got the call to meet the newest addition to the family I was so excited to meet them all again. Mum is the most chilled out, caring person I have ever met and little Sebastian was exactly the same. I don't think he made a noise once!! At 4 weeks old he was alert but pretty chilled and by the end of the shoot he was fast asleep. 

G&J it was so lovely photographing your family maybe I'll see you again in another year or two ;) 

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CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | WEST SUSSEX | AMELIA~AGE 3

Child Photographer Worthing

When photographing children you have to move fast as they don't have much patience. This 1hr mini shoot took place in the beautiful Sussex countryside at a location I discovered when I got lost on a bike ride.  You can get in touch now and book in your child mini session. Perfect time of year to capture your little ones. 

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | WEST SUSSEX | CARTER~DAY 19

Newborn photography Sussex

Some families have all the luck in the world and Carter's family is no exception. I mean look at these genetics gorgeous thick hair, sparkling beautiful eyes and creamy perfect skin. I could go on and on...

Carter is a little rocker at heart at only 19 days old. It took him a while to settle and not down to my soothing white noise but to his Dad's playlist including ACDC. I have to say how much more enjoyable it is listening to ACDC than white noise. I wonder would parents mind me listening to rock music in the future.  

Carter was in for a newborn mini shoot which is something that I will start offering as of April. Mum only wanted a few nice photos of Carter and this package was perfect for her. Her gallery consists of 10 images but I have included a few extra of her beautiful daughter. 

Please get in touch if you are interested in a Mini shoot. 

 

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY| WORTHING | WEST SUSSEX | LUKE~DAY 8

Newborn Worthing Photoshoot

Luke was only 8 days old when he arrived at my studio in March and I was so excited to meet him and his family. His newborn photoshoot started off with some sibling shots. Luke was a perfect model pouting at the exact moment! Then I moved onto the posing bed and used a lovely duck egg blue backdrop and grey knits. As Luke was getting unsettled we decided to do more life style shots which turned out beautiful. 

Every baby is different and you just have to go with them. I often have Mum's and Dad's worried about how there baby will be during the session and honestly there is no need to worry. I have the patience of a Saint and I strive to capture the perfect image. 

If you need more details on what to expect during a newborn session please check out my website.

 

 

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