Claire Butler Photography Blog

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Baby George

Baby George

Baby George along with his beautiful Mummy and Daddy arrived at my home studio for their photoshoot. George did not hold back on the day with his full attention and beautiful smiles. Its a lot to ask for a baby when doing a photoshoot and often they get very tired with all the stimulation and attention but George kept going for 2hrs. He must have slept soundly after that. I have a wonderful collection of photos for Mum and Dad and I cannot wait for them to see them all finished. 

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Sienna Newborn Photoshoot

Sienna Newborn Photoshoot

Today I'm editing the beautiful Sienna's newborn session. Sienna was a couple of weeks old when she arrived at my home studio. She always kept one watchful eye on what I was doing. I love this sleepy photo of Sienna in the basket. 

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Ted 8 weeks old

Ted was 8 weeks old when he came in for his photoshoot. His mum mentioned that he had just started smiling the day before. I was in for a treat, what a gorgeous smile it was and non-stop too, a photographers dream. Here are some of my favourite photos of Ted. 



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Model Call

Looking for newborn girl (0-3wks old) to model some new props and clothes for my website and portfolio.
Shoot will be £75, a SAVING of £75 (newborn shoot usually £150) and the gallery will come with 10 digitals included. Must be available either 8th or 9th JUNE.

You will be welcome to buy more digital images from the gallery if you wish but that's totally up to you. Please message below and don’t forget to let your friends know.



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Max 10 days old

I absolutely adore baby Max. He is the sweetest baby ever and his parents are just some of the kindest people I have ever met. I loved meeting his older brother and their little dog Tequila. 

Here are some of his adorable images.



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Yvaine 8 weeks old

It’s time for the second of this week’s baby blog posts, I think I’ll be retouching baby skin in my sleep by the end of the week! I always edit newborns with a smile on my face though, who couldn’t when they’re so cute! This little girl is no exception at eight weeks old, baby Yvaine was lovely and content, watching me with her beautiful big eyes and flinging her arms all over the place! Here’s a little preview from her photoshoot. 



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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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Happy Mother's Day




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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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Searching for baby models for BBC Film

I have been approached by the BBC to feature in a 10min film about babies, they will film me taking photos of newborn babies.
But what I need is models. The photoshoot will be free and you will get all the images taken on the day. Ideally the baby needs to be a few days old to a 3 weeks old.
If you are interested please contact me via email . The film will be shot on Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 from my home.



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Little Lukas Newborn Photoshoot

Those first days with your newborn is such a special and memorable time. These are your first moments of parenthood, and they are priceless!

I was very fortunate to capture some beautiful images of Lukas at just a few weeks old. He was a dream to photograph and slept through most of the shoot.  I love this series of little Lukas he looks so peaceful in all of his shots. I am looking forward to seeing this little man again when he is a little older.




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Hugo 11 days old

What a brilliant start to the year, every day has been so busy with photo shoots but this one was particular special as it was my first shoot in Seaford. I was so honoured to meet such a gorgeous family, I wanted to take Hugo home with me what a dream baby. What I loved about Hugo was his choice in music from Pavarotti to Disco. I was amazed at how relaxed he was for the session too, every now and again letting me see his stunning navy eyes.

Mum and Dad were just brilliant and not afraid to try different poses, which hopefully they will like. My only regret was having to leave I could have spent the whole day taking photos but I think when you reach over 200 images I think that enough. Here is a sneak peek of the shoot I’m delighted how it turned out even with the over cast on the day. Hopefully Mum and Dad will love them as much as I do. 


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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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Arley 12 days old

What a fantastic day in Haywards Heath I couldn't have asked for a more perfect photo shoot with such a fabulous couple and the amazing Arley. 

Arley at only 12 days old was a pleasure to photograph I think I only heard him cry once. I took over 300 photos from his cowboy hat photos to his little feet enclosed in mum and dad's hands, I have a wonderful collection of beautiful images for mum and dad to go through. 



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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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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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I think I am slightly addicted to my photo shoots

I have been working away on my images and I could spend all day on them. I wasn't sure on the lamb wool throw, I felt it was too yellow. I think it looks better now.  I love how she looks dream like. 



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Welcome to my new website.

I cant believe the day is finally here, and that I have launched my new website. I'm very excited about what the next few months will bring. Not only will I be a mummy in approx 44 days time depending on baby Butler, but I am also the proud owner of a website. 

The next few months are going to be exciting and exhausting ones and I cant wait to capture all the moments on camera.



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