Claire Butler Photography Blog

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Victoria 32 weeks pregnant

What an incredible day I had yesterday with Victoria and Steven. I have never laughed so much. Victoria was up for trying lots of different poses and she looked fabulous in every shot! Victoria is expecting twins in June and she looked fierce in this shoot!. I love the variety of images that I captured yesterday from the traditional portraits to the more experimental artistic poses. I was over the moon when she said she would like a milk photoshoot. I’ve been dying to do these for such a long time This is why I love doing my job so much. I couldn’t wait to get back from Brighton and start edited these images. Here's a sneaky peek of what I captured. 



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Rebecca (Bex) 37 weeks pregnant

Bex was so stunning as she arrived at my studio. I couldn't believe she was 37 weeks pregnant her bump was teeny tiny. The odd time Bex had to stick her bump out a bit just so we could capture that beautiful shape.

It was difficult to choose from so many great photos. I loved her energy on the day of the shoot we had great fun. From freezing our backsides off in the garden to capturing her beautiful bump relaxing on the bed.

I’m looking forward to meeting Bex's new addition. Bet he will be absolutely gorgeous just like his mummy. 



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Bex 37 weeks

Bex was so stunning as she arrived at my studio. I couldn't believe she was 37 weeks pregnant her bump was teeny tiny. The odd time Bex had to stick her bump out a bit just so we could capture that beautiful shape.

It was difficult to choose from so many great photos. I loved her energy on the day of the shoot we had great fun. From freezing our backsides off in the garden to capturing her beautiful bump relaxing on the bed.

I’m looking forward to meeting Bex's new addition. Bet he will be absolutely gorgeous just like his mummy. 



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Evie Mae 1 Year Old

It has been a busy couple of weeks for photo shoots in Brighton and perfect timing with all the spring blossoms blooming and an early heatwave! 

Today was very exciting as I had my competition winner Evie Mae attending her first photo shoot at Butler studio. It was my first time meeting Evie and all I will say is.. wow.. those big brown eyes! She was such a dream to work with and loved playing in my garden. The cake was made by Evie's granny and it was incredible! I even got to taste some. 

Evie wasnt sure so on the whole cake smash but I still got some beautiful photos of her. I loved the entire shoot and I hope mum and dad like the photos of their wee model Evie. 



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Cake Smash Photo shoot

Is your baby turning ONE this year? Book your little one in for a birthday photo shoot. Just contact me at



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Easter Newborn Photoshoot Competition


Spring is in the air. I have bought some beautiful fabrics and props and I'm just dying to try them out. So I have decided to launch my Spring competition. The lucky winner will be announced this Wednesday at 12pm.

The winner will receive the following:

  • Up to 2 hour session time from my home studio.
  • Use of unique props
  • All photos taken on the day sent via DropBox 
  • Custom editing of up to 20 photos
  • All files will be uploaded into a private DropBox folder

All you have to do it like my facebook business page and comment on the post. You are more than welcome to share the post too! 

Good Luck Everyone!

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Baby Ruby and Big Sis Robin

Sweet, sweet baby Ruby! Your newborn session was divine. Proud parents Hannah and Paul invited me to their home in Brighton for an in home newborn photography and family session. It was filled with light and overflowing with love! There are a million and one reasons why I love photographing newborns and their families at home – but my favourite reason is that I have the opportunity to include personal and meaningful details into the photographs. I loved being at this wonderful family’s home with them as I photographed moments that only last for that short and sweet newborn time. 

I also had the opportunity to photograph big sister Robin and she was great fun. She was a dream to photograph if she would sit still long enough. I managed to capture her enjoying delicious cupcakes and giving her new baby sister plenty of kisses. 

As a parent, I know how fast and chaotic bringing home baby can be! I love giving parents the chance to check ‘newborn photography session’ off the list – way before baby even arrives! If you’d like to chat about which session or package would be perfect for you — send me a little email we will make your newborn photography session amazing! 



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BBC Baby Beauties

As some of you know, I was very fortunate to take part in a BBC Inside Out Sussex Film about fertility and babies. The whole process was really exciting.

They wanted to film me taking photos of newborn babies, so they could use it in their film. I was lucky to get three fabulous babies to take part, twins girls Lily-Mae and Ava-Rose and baby boy Fynne. Although stressful, I was pleased with the results from the shoot and both parents were over the moon with their photos. Here is a sneaky peek of the babies. 




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Fynne 17 days old

Today was an exciting day, I had back to back photoshoots and was being filmed by the BBC for an Inside Out Sussex film, featuring three beautiful babies.

The below photos are of one of the babies Fynne who was just wonderful. I know I say this every time, but God I love my job. Not a peep out of this little man, until of course I tried to put him in the basket. He was having none of it. No one puts baby in the basket.

I got some beautiful shots of him from being so cool in his tux to nestled in some nice chunky knits.

I want to say a special thanks to mum for letting this little man be part of something special and I hope she is happy with the images that she will cherish forever.

Tomorrow I will post the twin photoshoot with two incredible little girls.

Love Claire Butler



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Ruby 6 weeks old

Baby Ruby was just 6 weeks old when I was fortunate enough to capture some beautiful shots of her.  From natural shots with those beautiful big blue eyes to dressing her up as a princess. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in her home, meeting Coco and Pugsy (the dogs) and photographing her big sis Robyn. 

Here is a tiny glimpse of her first baby photo shoot.



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Ethan 4 1/2 weeks old

This sweet baby boy arrived at my home on a very cold Saturday. I was delighted to see that he was so calm and alert!  He really was a superbaby on the day. He  tried on different outfits from the hungry caterpillar to Father Christmas each one as adorable as the next! I was able to capture gorgeous awake newborn portraits as well as some artistic, modern sleepy newborn portraits. He was a photographer dream and I loved spending that time with him. Mum and Dad a happy with the shoot so here's a sneak peek. 



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Maternity Photo shoot Brighton Beach

Maternity photo shoots should be a relaxing experience and this one certainly was. We had such a fantastic day and the weather was beautiful. Dawn was glowing and looked gorgeous in her blue dress. She has already booked in for her next photo shoot as she enjoyed the experience so much. Looking forward to seeing her again, along with her little Amelia. 



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A moment captured

What a wonderful day in the sun, I enjoyed every minute of it with my little girl. We had a lovely picnic on the beach and had fun playing in the garden. 


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The joy of shooting a newborn

Creating newborn and baby photos is a  joy and honour for me,  I love creating images that will last a life time. The happiness that the parents express when they see the end result, makes what I do even more satisfying. 

Often as busy new parents you never get the chance to spend an evening taken photos of your new family. I have very few images of all three of us together. But those few images I have of my daughter as a newborn are so precious and I cherish them so much - from her beautiful eyelashes, squishy lips, and soft wisps of hair, to her soft tiny hands and feet. In years to come, I will look back at these images and remember how she was so tiny enough to fit in the palm of my hand and the days when she fell asleep on my chest.

A photo, I believe, is something that stops a moment in time. To help us remember how you felt….right at that point in time. Their smell, their touch, their innocence and true beauty of being a newborn.

My photo sessions are easy going and relaxed and while I will always have a plan for our session together, your newborn always comes first and I very much work to your baby’s needs. If you have anything in particular you’d like in your session, I certainly welcome your ideas as I am constantly being inspired. 


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Amelia 8 months old

A little peek into my photo shoot with amazing Amelia. What an fantastic little girl, I enjoyed every minute of this photo shoot. She was great fun and didn't complain once, even when she was attacked by lots of bubbles. 

Amelia had a great time playing with bubbles, listening to her mummy singing 'row the boat' and being pushed on the swing in the park. A really fun photo shoot which most importantly Amelia enjoyed. 

What made this photo shoot even more special is that Amelia shares the same birthday as my own little Amelia. I have some beautiful shots for her mummy and daddy which I know they will be delighted with. 



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Eliza 8 months old

What a brilliant day with this gorgeous little girl. She's on the move now at 8 months old so I had to be quick with my camera. I managed to get some lovely shots for her mummy. 

She has such a fun personality from her toothless grin to her cheeky monkey noises, I enjoyed every minute taking these shots. 



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Newborn Photo shoot in Hove

Another wonderful photo shoot in Hove. I swear this baby has the most beautiful eyes. I had such a fantastic day doing this photo shoot the lighting was perfect and the baby was amazing.

I wish my own daughter would sit as still as this little one did. 



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Happy New Year

What a fantastic start to the year, I have been getting lots of bookings for newborn photo shoots especially with the January deal on. Reflecting on last year I captured so many precious moments and met so many wonderful babies and parents.

Now that I am a mummy myself I can see how quickly our little ones grow and capturing the moments before they pass is so important to me. I look forward to working with you this year and meeting your gorgeous babies. 



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Maternity photo shoot on Brighton beach

On the 1st Nov I did a maternity photo shoot on Brighton beach and you really would have thought it was a summers day. Dawn was so fantastic on the day, I was so lucky she photographed so well. There was little or no editing done to her photos, she just looked so beautiful. 

From doing this photo shoot I realised how much I love my job, its so rewarding getting beautiful shots which I know Dawn will cherish. Here are some of my favourites from the day. 




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Less than 20 likes to go

The competition is still on and with less than 20 likes needed before I can announce a winner. Competition closes the 31st Oct and the winner will be announced. Good Luck. 


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