Claire Butler Photography Blog

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Newborn Christmas Photos

Newborn Christmas Photo

Not long now until I go back to Northern Ireland for Christmas and I'm so excited. I am bringing my camera with me so expect lots of new faces. I also hear that there might be snow coming, which will be even more exciting for 3 year old Amelia. Today Im working on an image of Molly with some toadstools.  This is a composite image which means that mums hand was in supporting newborn Molly head which was digitally removed afterwards (the hand that is not the head). Im really excited about my photography studio opening up in the New Year in Worthing, West Sussex so watch this space. Let me know what you think of the Molly edit. 

Love Claire xx

 

 

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Family Beach Photoshoot

These are the kind of photos you will cherish forever. I love capturing close family moments like this, that's why i recommend parents getting involved on the day. This was a location shoot in Rottingdean, East Sussex, both in their home and on the beach. We were very fortunate with the weather not like today. 

Polly, Tommy and Teddy ❤️

 

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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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Monty 17 days old

It’s always such a privilege to be asked to photograph a new baby. Back in February I had the pleasure of photographing newborn baby Monty. Here are a few of my favourite photos from his first photoshoot – I love the inquisitive look in the second one. 

 

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Halle turns One

This was the most fun that I have had on a photo shoot in such a long time. This gorgeous little girl was just full of smiles. I so delighted to have found such an amazing cake maker thank you LoRanCakeCo. 

 

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Seascape pregnancy portraits- Monahlyn

The past few months have just been so busy, I didn't even get a chance to update my blog. But what a fantastic few months it has been, meeting so many wonderful expecting mummies and new babies. 

The photoshoot below of the gorgeous Monahlyn was shot in Seaford overlooking the seven sisters and cliffs. Monahlyn looked absolutely stunning against such a dramatic backdrop. I hope you enjoy the peek into some of the wonderful images shot that day.

Claire xx

 

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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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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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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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Christmas Newborn photo shoot

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 Get in there just in time for Christmas! Only a few dates left so get booking. The photoshoot will include the following. 

  • Up to 3 hour session time
  • Use of unique props
  • Over 100 photos unedited for you to choose your custom editing
  • Custom editing of up to 20 photos
  • Photographers time & talent
  • Files will be uploaded into a private DropBox folder

The photo shoot can either be done from my home or I can travel to your home. I currently work in the Sussex area only however a small charge will apply for outside Sussex. 

 

All of this for £120.00. A perfect gift for a loved one that you can cherish forever. 

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Eliza's cake smash

Today I did a cake smash photo shoot with the beautiful Eliza who just turned One.

This little girl surprised me today as I really thought she would have smashed the cake. But to my surprise she was the perfect little lady, checking with mum and dad if it was okay to eat the cake. Once she realised she could eat the cake the shoot only lasted what felt like a few mins. 

I feel so honoured that I have seen this little girl grow over the year and a big well done to Mum & Dad as she is such a 'babe'. 

 

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Jack and George's Photo Shoot

Just finished Jack and George's photo shoot and I'm so happy with the results. I wanted to make sure that I kept them as natural as possible.  

Let me know what you think. 

 

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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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Edit: Jack & George's Photo shoot

What a fantastic day I had with twin boys Jack and George. The boys were amazing and both had such different personalities. I started the the shoot by taking photos of blue eyed George, who was a right cheeky chappy. I think he loved all the attention which made chatterbox Jack a little jealous and he was dying to get up, to get his photo taken. I loved Jack's little excited expressions and he was chatting and wiggling away, so a fast shutter speed was a must for him.

Mum Laura was a total super star, I really admire mums with twins, I honestly don't know how they do it. 

I took photos of each boy individually, then together which they didn't like very much as they kept banging off each other. Then it was mum's turn and we shot some nice mirror images with each boy. Just enough time for some outdoor shots, followed by the boys in their Arsenal tops. Phew! I was exhausted but  enjoyed every minute and cannot wait to see the boys again. 

Here is a sneak peek of the handsome boys.  

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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

What an energetic baby, at 8 months old she she never stops wriggling. At least I got to try out my new backgrounds and I'm really pleased with them. Cant wait to try them out properly tomorrow morning. 

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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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