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Claire Butler Photography offers bespoke maternity , newborn and family photography in Ballynahinch, Co. Down.

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Claire Carson

31 July 2019

Claire is a very talented photographer with great attention to detail. I had an Easter photoshoot with my three children and Claire was fantastic with them all. Thank you.

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Sharon Eastwood

28 July 2019

Claire has a talent of making your child feel totally at ease whilst taking the most fabulous pictures in her lovely warm and welcoming studio! Thanks Claire for taking beautiful photographs of Our daughter. More...

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Joe Duffy

26 July 2019

Couldnt recommend Clare enough such attention to detail. Our twin newborn shoot was in the best hands we could have wished for cant wait to see the results ❤❤❤

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Fiona Mitchell

23 July 2019

Claire did both my maternity shoot and new born shoot, she made the whole family feel completely at ease and captured some amazing pictures of us all. I wouldn't hesitate to use claire again or to recommend her. More...

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Michael Coppola

23 July 2019

My husband and I had the pleasure of booking a newborn session with Claire this past week. She was very responsive to my email through her website and we were able to book our session a few days after our initial contact. Once our appointment was finalized, she sent a very detailed email to help us first timers prepare for the photo shoot. Her attention to details, knowledge and experience working with children/babies made the entire experience wonderful and smooth. We love the pictures! More...

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Clare McMahon

23 July 2019

Beautiful Easter photos of my baby girl, Claire is such a lovely girl and excellent at her job

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fiona mitchell

23 July 2019

Claire did both my maternity shoot and new born shoot, she made the whole family feel completely at ease and captured some amazing pictures of us all. I wouldn't hesitate to use claire again or to recommend her to family and friends. More...

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Amara Jennifer

16 July 2019

We're so glad we found Claire Butler! Her studio is close to where we live so it worked out great for us. She is very professional and great with our newborn. Once our baby was ready to go, Claire turned on her magic and got our little girl laughing and smiling for the photos! We were happy with the pictures and enjoyed the session. It was so hard to pick a handful because there were so many amazing shots! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!! More...

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Gillian Kennedy

9 July 2019

Thank you so much Claire for Robbie’s photos they are fabulous! I would highly recommend Claire !! excellent studio thanks again

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Georgina Keating

25 February 2019

Claire has photographed me and my child/children on three occasions, there is something so very special about her and what she does. She has given me beautiful pictures some of the of the most important moments in my life that I will treasure forever and that I could never put a value on.Claire took pictures of my first born at two weeks, she was so utterly relaxed and fun and brilliant with Hugo, despite him not being the easiest customer, and me and my husband being terribly awkward in front of the camera, especially as brand new parents not quite knowing what to do. Claire just understood this and made us totally at ease and got beautiful pictures of Hugo so young, that time passes so quickly, but the pictures bring back the memories instantly. Due to an illness in the family, my husband and I married at really short notice, six months after the birth of our son. I needed a photographer for what I knew would be a very important and emotional day, it couldn’t be just anyone and Claire agreed to be my photographer and she was AMAZING. I felt like a lifelong friend was taking the pictures, just having a laugh and enjoying the day with me, but Claire got the most amazing shots of us and all our family a friends - such precious images that stay with me even though some of the people in them are sadly gone. Then at short notice on the birth of my second son, Claire came through again and took stunning portraits of Sebastian at four week and some family pictures, again incredible images. I have six pictures, framed and proudly displayed in my home that Claire has taken. I look at these and all the other pictures she has taken of my family often, with great love and pleasure and I feel very lucky to have these memories so artfully recorded, to treasure for ever. I can not recommend her highly enough and am forever grateful for what the beautiful memories she has given me. More...

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Sarah Mageean

5 January 2019

What a beautiful day we had when my 19 day old son Noah went for his photo session. Claire made me and Noah, as well as my 2 friends, feel like family as she welcomed us so warmly in to her lovely studio (and home). I could not fault our experience at all! Choosing my favourite photos was so difficult as they were all stunning but seeing them in a slideshow on a tv certainly helped! Would recommend Claire to anyone hoping to capture these precious moments ❤ More...

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Emma Quinn

27 December 2018

My husband and myself cannot thank Claire enough for the time, effort, dedication and quality of the pictures she took of our daughters! We went for a newborn photoshoot with our 17day old baby girl and her big sister. We are so pleased with the photos they are just absolutely amazing! I highly recommend her and can’t wait for our next photoshoot in the summer! More...

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edel aiken

5 December 2018

Love my photos, lovelt friendly staff. highly recommend

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Nuala Hamilton

27 November 2018

Claire took my daughters picture for an autumn shoot and the only word I could use when seeing them was stunning! Claire made it enjoyable for Mia and any nerves she had before had was gone. Highly recommend Claire butler photography!! More...

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Gillian Armstrong

27 November 2018

Just had an Autumn Mini Shoot with Claire and am really pleased with the results. Claire provides a totally hassle free service and everything was really professional. Claire captured my three kids beautifully, can't wait to get the photos framed. More...

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Rebecca Hankins

27 November 2018

Claire has undertaken a few shoots for me: my maternity shoot, my son’s cake smash for his 1st birthday and a newborn shoot for my daughter.Claire is professional, welcoming and friendly. During my maternity shoot she put me at ease straight away and made the session fun and enjoyable.Claire is amazing with kids and worked well with both my children making the experience interesting and interactive. She is patient and calm (especially with newborns who don’t want to sleep!) and her home studio provides a relaxing environment which enhances the shoot experience. Claire talks through the shoot at each stage and welcomes suggestions or ideas which is refreshing. The end result photos are first class and beautiful. Certainly she made me look great for my maternity shoot when I felt like a whale! I can’t recommend Claire enough - I am already scheduling further shoots with her for more cake smashes! She is absolutely fabulous to work with. More...

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Madeleine Judd

5 November 2018

Having won a newborn photo shoot on Facebook I didn’t know what to expect when we arrived at Claire’s with our 6 day old son. Claire put us totally at ease from the start and explained everything. She handled our son excellently and he was also very happy to be wrapped by her. So much so he stayed asleep the whole time. The photos are exactly what I would have chosen myself and such a beautiful momento of our last baby. More...

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abigail abigaillangridge

5 November 2018

Claire is very friendly and very professional. We love the photos that she took and she was so good and patient with our son. Highly recommended!

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Jay Eastaugh

5 November 2018

Very friendly and has an excellent way with babies. Has imaginative ideas and props to make your family photos so special!

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Paloma Murillo

28 October 2018

Claire was amazing! I was lucky enough to have her take some photos of me and my children at a gorgeous Poppy field. She was all kinds of amazing. I would recommend Claire to anyone and I wish I had known her when my 2 were newborns to get some of those adorable newborn photoshoots too. More...

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Becky Turner

28 October 2018

Claire photographed our daughter Aoife when she was twelve days old and we couldn't of been happier with the photos she produced. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in her studio and was amazing with our brand new baby girl. Claire put so much time and effort into making the shoot what we wanted and even hand dyed a number fabrics to get the perfect photos. Simply beautiful images! More...

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Crystal Davis

28 October 2018

We were lucky enough to have a new born photo shoot with Claire of our 18 day old baby girl Jasmine. Jasmine had always been such a crying baby that I dreaded the day as I thought she would cry the whole way through. However once Claire had swaddled her in the material, and rocked and shushed her, my little angel stayed asleep for near enough the entire shoot! She is the “baby whisperer” for sure. I was amazed. Claire has so many colours you can choose from material wise and different set ups too. There were so many lovely photos at the end of the shoot. The editing just made the photos perfect.My only regret is that we didn’t have the same thing done for my first born.Now we have the tough decision of choosing which photo to put up on the wall at home as they are all so beautiful.Could not recommend Claire any more. More...

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Hayley Croome

28 October 2018

We had a new born mini shoot with Claire and we had an amazing time! She was an expert at calming Marty, our son. He slept through the whole shoot. Claire got some beautiful shots! Really personal to us, the colours we love and themes that fit us and our baby. Claire even involved our teenage daughter to help with the set ups. The photos are stunning. We couldn’t be happier. Such a friendly service from start to finish, and great value for money! I couldn’t recommend Claire more. More...

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Saffron Fulton

28 October 2018

Claire has unique and creative ideas for the newborn shoot and we used her services for our 9 day old son. From the word go Claire's calming nature with the baby put me at ease and I also enjoyed watching the shoot.We were so excited to receive the photos and slideshow, they were gorgeous and for us it was hard to choose a favourite!I would highly recommend Claire's photography to anyone as she is very experienced and goes the extra mile for her clients. Thanks so much Claire! More...

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Norah Montague

5 October 2018

Claire was so professional and I felt at ease throughout the shoot.. the pictures I came away with are without a doubt the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen .. can't wait for our next session.

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Aimee Johnson

5 October 2018

Olivia was Claire’s model for a newborn shoot, she was amazing with her! Photos were amazing and I would highly recommend Claire.

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Katy Hamblin

5 October 2018

Claire was brilliant with our 3 year old Emily and our baby Freddie. She took beautiful photos we’ll treasure forever. Thank you.

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William Croome

5 October 2018

We took our new born for a photography shoot to Clair's studio. Even before the shoot Claire put in loads of preperation creating sewn bees to complete a picture we wanted. During the shoot she made us all feel very comfortable and involved. She was brilliant with Marty, getting him settled into the all the positions needed and showing great patience as you need with a new born. She had a great array of colours to choose from and lots of inventive ideas. The final results were brilliant and great value for money. We would definitely recommend Claire and may have to take a trip to her new studio for another shoot soon More...

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Hayley Craddock BA

30 July 2018

We’ve just had a mini newborn shoot for our 12 day old son. She made him so relaxed, and created images so personal to our likes, even making props for the poses. Claire was so professional and friendly. A real pro in calming newborns! She made us so welcome. Thanks Claire we couldn’t have asked for more! X More...

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Zelda Edwards

23 July 2018

Claire is so patient with us. She managed to schedule us in with such a short notice. My whole family are impressed with the photos! I have already recommended her to my friends. Thank you Claire! More...

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Rebecca Caldecourt

23 July 2018

Absolutely amazing! Very friendly and welcoming and made both me and my fiancé really happy with the amazing work.

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Nicola Catt

23 July 2018

Amazing photographer - so friendly and professional cant wait to see pictures would highly reccommend xxx

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Brian McFarline

23 July 2018

Absolutely brilliant and a true professional. Has a great talent and has taken some amazing photographs of our granddaughter- very highly recommended.

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Gemma Hinkins

23 July 2018

Claire took some amazing photos of my 4 week old son! She was very relaxed and profession, making the whole experience easier. I can't thank her enough for my lovely photos. More...

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Sophia Fadil

23 July 2018

I would highly recommend Claire for a newborn shoot. She came over to mine to photograph my newborn son and was professional and took some amazing pictures that are great memories!

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Dawn Matthew

23 July 2018

Claire was a pleasure to work with for my maternity shoot and I am so happy with the results! I have already booked her for my new born shoot now as well! Professional, friendly and full of creative ideas on how to make the shoot great whilst always taking my ideas into account. I would happily recommended Claire to anyone wanting to capture those special moments. Thanks again! More...

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Ali McGrath

23 July 2018

So pleased with our pictures that Claire took of our 9 day old daughter. She even managed to get a lovely picture of my two year old who didn't want to have any pictures taken that day. Claire was very patient with both our daughters and made us all feel at ease. Would highly recommend Claire. Thank you again! More...

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Carolyn Amery

23 July 2018

Claire did my maternity photoshoot a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed the experience - she was really friendly and had some great ideas for the pictures. The photos turned out beautifully. Would definitely recommend, thanks Claire! More...

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Laura Thompson

23 July 2018

We are so pleased with the photos taken by Claire of our little twins, they are really beautiful. Claire was brilliant with my boys and very patient and helpful with them over the 4 hours she was with us. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone and certainly will be using her again. More...

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Debbie Keast

23 July 2018

My husband and I are absolutely thrilled with the pictures of our Amelia, we would highly recommend Claire, she has such a relaxed manner and wonderful ideas for different pictures. Amelia loved the photo shoot and we are extremely happy with the results and on top, it is very reasonably priced!
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Victoria Dewing

23 July 2018

I had my pregnancy photo shoot with Claire and it was simply amazing. So many ideas and such creative and beautiful shots. She is very talented and I cannot wait to have more photos taken of my little one's once they arrive xx More...

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Jo Bailey

23 July 2018

We have had two photoshoots with Claire (at 2 weeks old & 8 months old) and am really looking forward to doing our 1st birthday shoot with her too. Claire is lovely to work with & each session has been lots of fun and very relaxed for everyone. The pictures speak for themselves, however it has to be said that Claire always catches amazing pictures no matter what mood my daughter is in, our family have the mugs, Xmas cards & fridge magnets to prove it!
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Amalia Novellino-Wong

23 July 2018

Claire did an amazing job for us. We did a newborn photoshoot but we included my two year old and my dog as well and she was wonderful with all of them! A real talented profesional, i highly recommend her and i am looking forward to working with her in the future. More...

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Rebecca Claire

23 July 2018

I had a maternity shoot with Claire and thoroughly enjoyed it! Claire was able to work with all my ideas and had some great suggestions of her own. Claire made me feel beautiful at a time when I have been feeling huge and I am so grateful for that! Claire was easily able to put me at ease and we had a good giggle throughout. I am looking forward to having a newborn shoot once my little one is here More...

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Monahlyn Joean Centeno Villaluz

23 July 2018

I had my maternity photoshoot with Claire few weeks ago, it's been a great experience that turned out into perfect pictures that me and my husband will treasure forever with our precious angel. Claire is very easy to get along with that you will feel at ease straightaway. Such a relaxing pictorial and very knowledgable and patient photographer. I will book again a newborn photoshoot when baby is out. I highly recommend Claire. Xx More...

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Vicci McWilliams

23 July 2018

Claire is amazing at what she does. She made us feel so comfortable in her studio and was so gentle with our little one, producing some amazing photos we will cherish forever.

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Nicola Rugman

23 July 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Clare yesterday who took some beautiful photos of my 8 day old daughter. Clare was fantastic with her and we really enjoyed the session in such a relaxed and calm environment. It was a great morning and we really enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend Clare! Thank you!! More...

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Katherine Griffin

23 May 2018

My 8 day old daughter and I visited Claire in her fabulous Worthing studio. Being a brand new Mum I was very nervous being out of the house and still in recovery. Claire was amazing, extremely professional kind and calm. She put us both completely at ease. There was even a light box welcoming my baby girl to the session, a lovely personal touch.

Claire is incredibly creative not only had she made a beautiful outfit for my daughter to wear she had all the props ready for the photo set ups Making transitions between shots smooth and easy. My baby girl was so relaxed in Claire’s presence that she slept soundly the entire time.

We had a really lovely time on the shoots and the results were stunning. The photos of my daughter are gorgeous and the ones of her in my arms bought tears to my eyes. They will be forever treasured.
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bei lu

24 April 2018

Delighted with the shoot and the photos! Claire is a natural with babies and knows exactly what she's doing. Her home studio is ideal for baby photos. We couldn't be happier .

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Clara Thomson

9 April 2018

Claire was absolutely fantastic, she was wonderful with our son and daughter. Her photos are incredible. She listened to exactly the style we wanted and made us all feel so relaxed. A lovely experience with photos we will treasure forever. Can't recommend enough. More...

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Lisa Rees

31 March 2018

Excellent! The photos are brilliant and Claire is both professional and friendly. She really listened to what we wanted and was great with our baby and toddler. Claire made sure we' were 100% satisfied, which we were. We've used claire twice and won't hesitate to use her again. More...

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Nicki

20 January 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Clare yesterday who took some beautiful photos of my 8 day old daughter. Clare was fantastic with her and we really enjoyed the session in such a relaxed and calm environment. It was a great morning and we really enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend Clare! Thank you More...

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Thom Milner-Smith

28 November 2017

Highly recommended.

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POLLY LEMON

24 July 2017

Claire was an absolute dream. I was feeling rather nervous about having these photos done for the first time since having my baby boy but she was utterly calming and reassuring and made us all feel so smiley and relaxed. She captured some absolutely beautiful moments of me, my husband and Teddy on the beach and had so much patience with a very wriggly 1 year old! We are over the moon with our final photos and would love to use her again if baby number 2 comes along! Polly Lemon x More...

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Carolyn Amery

13 July 2017

Claire did my maternity photoshoot a few weeks ago - it was a fantastic experience! She is really friendly and puts people at ease. The photos turned out brilliantly and we had such a good time. Thanks Claire! More...

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Q&A

Connect with the person on the other side of the lens is the secret.

I always ask them where in their home is this photography piece going to hang. I get them to tell me about the colours etc. I want the photos to work in the house harmoniously.

Throughout my career I have gone from being a designer to a teacher. I love being creative and working with young people. But what I love the most is the expressions on my clients faces when they view their photos for the first time.

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2014 I want to capture every fleeting moment of her. So I would say she inspired me.

Clients usually find my work on Facebook or Instagram. They have been recommended by their friends and family. They choose me as I have make alot of my own props and I take alot of care in what I do.