James & Nicola enjoy a sunny Shottle Hall Wedding Day

Nicola and James enjoyed a beautiful Shottle Hall wedding reception after they married at St Edmond’s Church in Allestree, Derbyshire.

I joined Nicola at her parents home to capture the later stages of her and the girls getting ready.  The weather was so nice that Nicola enjoyed having make up done outside in her parents pretty garden.  Meanwhile our second photographer wayne went to meet up with James and the guys at the holiday cottage they were staying in at Darley Abbey.

Nicola looked stunning and after some photographs on the lawn we all made the short walk to church from the house.  It was a beautiful ceremony on this rare English sunny day.  We then all spilled out of Allestree church and James and Nicola were congratulated by their guests and enjoyed a wave off in the vintage car as they headed off for their Shottle Hall wedding reception.

We captured a few group photographs and some time with Nicola and James as guests enjoyed drinks outside on the grass.  Shottle Hall really makes for a perfect Derbyshire wedding venue – we love it here!

The reception room looked stunning with chair covers by Cakey Wakey and flowers on the tables by The Greenery, who also made the bouquets.  The speeches made for a giggle and a tear, then it was back outside to enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine.

Music for the evening was by a fab duo who’s music inspired some lively dancing by Nicola and James! I left as the party really got started and the sun went down.

Nicola and James, it has been a real pleasure getting to know you, your wedding day made for a very special day and we wish you all the love and happiness for the future.  Neil & Becky x


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View images from Nicola & James’ Shottle Hall Engagment Shoot.

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If you are considering having a Shottle Hall Wedding please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture the story of your wedding day.

Butterworth Photography at The Mill is apart of the experience included is our wedding day photography and gives you the opportunity to watch the story of your wedding day after the honeymoon.

Relax and enjoy your wedding day on big screen. The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. James and Nicola enjoy a sunny Shottle Hall Wedding.

Love the Dress with Jenny

After a beautiful wedding day a Love The Dress photo session can be the perfect time to enjoy getting back into your dress once more and enjoying some one to one photo time.

We’ve known Jenny for a couple of years now when her and Andy booked us as their Derby wedding photographers back in 2010.  They had a stunning Blackbrook House wedding last year in September, it was an amazing day and one that Neil and I hold great memories from.

Jenny and Andy enjoyed a styled Nottingham engagement photo shoot with us last summer, so they’ve really got to know us very well and felt relaxed with us photographing them.  On their wedding day, Jenny wore a beautiful vintage laced styled wedding dress and it wasn’t too long after Jenny and Andy’s Blackbrook House Wedding that she enquired about having a Love The Dress shoot with Becky to wear it once more.  We originally made plans to go where the grass was long and have a country themed shoot, however the wet Summer of 2012 has meant we’ve had to accommodate the heavy and often lengthy rain showers.  So we took the opportunity to meet at The Mill, whilst the rain and the thunder storm clattered around us.  Jenny’s mum and sister joined us, with Meg bringing her bridemaids dress along for a few photographs too.  We started with photos in the studio of the Mill and as soon as there was a break in the heavy rain we went outside in to the surrounding area, armed with a few brollies and had a great time.

Considering the depth of the water out on the streets and pavements we did an amazing job of Loving Jenny’s dress rather than trash it, we also got to see a few variations in footwear too … Jenny’s a real shoe girl!

It was fabulous to capture you again Jenny in your dress! As always a great pleasure to send time with you and your family.  Becky x


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If you are considering having a Love The Dress photo session please contact Becky or Neil to discuss how we can capture  it for you.

Butterworth Photography at The Mill is apart of the experience included is our photography experience and gives you the opportunity to enjoy viewing your images on big screen.

The Mill is exclusive to appointment only, if you would like a to arrange a wedding consultation please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Butterworth Photography ©2012, Neil & Becky Butterworth, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby Wedding photographers. Love The Dress with Jenny.

Colwick Hall Nottingham Wedding photographers

We met Alison and Andrew early last year when they chose us as their Nottingham wedding photographers to capture their wedding in Papplewick Nottingham and then at the beautiful Colwick Hall.  Local to Newstead Abbey where they’d enjoyed their engagement shoot I joined Ali for the bridal preparations whilst Neil joined the guys over at the Nottingham Belfry, whilst they finished getting ready and learning the art of tieing a cravat.

With a home full of ladies getting ready Alison’s dad kept us entertained with his little tunes, the girls were extremely organised, relaxed and running well to time.  Even the younger ones helped each other with hair and dressing. Alison’s flowers arrived, by the fabulous Tineke Floral Designs and the ladies all looked in admiration at them as the lay on the dining room table.

Alison and Andrew married at a small church in Papplewick, the drive down the daffodil lined lane was a pretty one and once inside the busy church was full of guests both up and down stairs.  After a beautiful service it was outside into the cool Spring sunshine, armed with wellies Ali and the bridesmaids made the short walk through the woods to Papplewick Hall where drinks were waiting for guests to enjoy before boarding the coach to Colwick Hall.

Once we all arrived at Colwick Hall we captured the group photographs and strolled the grounds.  It was then time for dinner and the all important speeches, it’s always a best man gets the groom moment when the head goes into the hands!

The evening then started with a beautiful first dance, the footsteps of a beautiful new journey together.

Andrew and Ali, we loved capturing your day for you, having spent this time with you we can see what a match you are, how your love is such a strong and perfect one for each other.  We wish you all the very very happiness.  Neil & Becky xx


If you’re planning your Nottingham wedding, contact Neil & Becky to chat about how we can capture your day for you.


Leadenham House Wedding Photography

After our sneak peek we thought we’d show you a wider selection from our Leadenham House Wedding photography shoot last month.  With around a dozen Nottingham, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire wedding suppliers working together we created the wedding scene from bridal preparations in the beautiful bedrooms, the civil ceremony in the formal lounge then dinner and dance in the dinning room and hall.

This beautiful period house is set in superb grounds, the views from the bedrooms and gallery at the top of the stairs are quite breathtaking along with the warm welcome and delightful interior Leadenham House is a picture postcard card place to marry.

Jen wore the elegant Bali dress by Ian Stuart, which was supplied by Mimi Toko the Derbyshire wedding boutique stocking Ian Stuart dresses. Hair for Jen & Lee was styled by VM Hairdressing and make up by Sarah J Gamble Professional Makeup. The hair accesories were provided by Exclusive Wedding Design.

Room styling with chair covers were created by the Wedding Event Design Studio along with style, design and co-ordination of the day by Tillyboo Events.

The fabulous bouquet of flowers for Jen were designed by Tineke Floral Designs, along with teh table flowers.  The stunning wedding cake was created by cake creative Yummy Little Cakes.

Lee wore suits supplied by TLC Formal Hire and music was played for us by due Ark Angel.

Oh and of course us, Nottingham wedding Photographers Neil & Necky Butterworth!

Introducing Butterworth Photography at The Mill

Well this is a really exciting blog post to be writing, we’re very happy to introduce to you Butterworth Photography at The Mill.

We’ve been established for a while now and as the business has grown our family home has shrunk! At the start of this year Neil and I sat down and both said together ‘we need more space’ one of the tell-tale signs is the Indiana Jones move Neil made recently to push me out of the way from falling wedding fair products which took a dive off the top of the wardrobe. We set out intending to find a suitable space to meet our clients and store our products, but when we came across this little place located in an old Mill in Long Eaton, we fell in love with the light and the bricks.

The Mill will launch in all it’s glory in May and will be used primarily as a meeting place with clients and for workshops/shooting. We are still lovers of lifestyle photography so our lifestyle portrait shoots will continue to be in the great outdoors unless our clients prefer an inside shoot.

So that’s a little introduction, we’ll be sharing lots more once we’ve finished painting, rehoused the spiders and injected some care and love into the place. That just leaves us to say quite a few thank you’s, (ooo I’m filling up) we have reached this point in being able to progress through the help, love and support of many fabulous people. A BIG BIG thank you to our clients, without them goes without saying where we’d be and you’re all so fabulous! Secondly our family and friends who’s help with watching the kids and encouragement has been essential and so gratefully appreciated, then there’s these great folk, suppliers and other’s in the industry who have from the goodness of their heart given us their time, shared their knowledge, lent an ear and a shoulder, they’ve all supported us to get here, so ‘Thank you so very, very much’ to Cakey Wakey Jo & Pete, Kerry at Tineke Floral Designs, Sarah of Tillyboo, Jo & Peter of Dennisson Classic Cars, Honeysuckle & Castle’s Helen & Sally, Chloe of Adore by Chloe, Christine of Crocstar, Jackie Thompson, Karen of Darby & Joan and then to our mentors who we met back in 2007, John & Liz Denton of Denton Photography.

Here’s a couple of ‘Before’ pictures of the hall as we’ve called it, which our children currently are enjoying running around in, we’ll be in trouble with them once we got some furniture in there!! We’ll get some ‘After’ shots as soon as we’re done!

Butterworth photography at The Mill

Butterworth Photography at The Mill

Worksop Nottinghamshire Wedding Photography

It was the last wedding of 2011 that we captured and it was bursting with some wonderful emotion and fun! I met Becca at a vintage wedding fair, I later met Simon and they booked us as their Nottingham wedding photographers. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know them both, their Nottingham engagement shoot at Clumber Park was so much fun!

Rebecca and Simon’s wedding day began for us as I joined Becca in the suite of their wedding venue, Clumber Park Hotel.  Becca was really chilled, calm but so very very excited! Her dress hung on the four poster, the detail of it was wonderful and with her gorgeous head-piece I could see how perfectly ‘Becca’ it all was.  Another special item for her was a stunning blue garter made by a dear friend for her, it was the prettiest garter I’ve ever seen …… and I’ve seen a few!  We both giggled whilst she was showing me the garter at how fabulous it is to have fiends ‘who can craft!’.

At various stages we popped downstairs and Becca showed me all the details, the wood cut snowflakes on the chair cover sashes, the hand cut reindeer table plan, the pine cones that she’d been collecting off trees in her garden and many other wonderful details. Becca made sure everything was ‘just right’ as she saw her vision come to fruition.  Meanwhile Neil had joined Simon and the guys, including Becca & Simon’s little boy.

Becca’s mum helped her get in to her dress and a special moment was seeing dad tieing the bow on the back.  It all then was a little emotional as the bridesmaids arrived back in the suite and everyone looked proudly on to Becca.

As it was time to walk down the aisle the ceremony room was lit by lanterns, and as Becca and Simon we’re back together again they cried and they laughed and then they cried some more at the personal readings by friends and family.

After Simon and Becca joined to become Mr & Mrs Sargison-Bowler, everyone headed for a celebratory drink! Santa made a quick appearance to give presents for the children and older boys!

The speeches after dinner once again bought lots of happy emotional moments and a lot of laughter from the years in photographs. Then followed the sweetie bar and first dance, which was a real treat, starting with a little traditional moves then breaking into a medley of songs which brought true entertainment to the dance floor.  It was the real finale for us of our year of 2011 weddings, so fun to watch and capture through our lens.

Becca and Simon, what a beautiful family you have, you are true soul mates and it has been a total pleasure to get to know you both and capture this very happy journey of your marriage.  May you keep making each other smile and creating that odd tear or two of happiness.



If you’ve recently got engagement and are planning your wedding, or would like more information on wedding photography at Clumber Park Hotel, please get in touch ….. we’d love to hear from you.

Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding Photographer

We’ve got to know Holme Pierrepont Hall very well now as Nottingham wedding photographers this early Tudor manor house is a superb wedding venue that offers stunning backgrounds for your wedding photographs whatever the British weather.  Donna and Jonathan had chosen this as their idyllic venue, a place to exchange their wedding vows during a civil ceremony and then to celebrate their marriage in the beautiful hall and downstairs rooms of the house.

Bridal preparations started over at Donna’s dad’s house, the conservatory all very busy with ladies in curlers with a floor scattered in make up and the sound of wedding tunes coming from the ipod.  The morning was relaxed and whilst the  Beauford wedding car pulled up to drive Donna and her dad to Holme Pierrepont, Neil was starting to capture the guys in front of he hall whilst the guests started to arrive.  Jono’s dad was his best man, we’d assumed that this would mean a very low-key best man speech later on, but Keith did an excellent job in making us have a good laugh!

The ceremony was an emotional one and Donna’s step mum Dianne came to the front to make a reading, feeling the emotion of the moment, she was helped by Stuart, Donna’s dad and with an arm around each other they read together, I thought this was a real symbol of the special meaning of marriage, forget the reading,  they’d just shown a fine example of being there for one another.

After capturing the ceremony in our documentary wedding photography style we photographed some family and friend moments outside in the beautiful gardens of Holme Pierrepont Hall and then captured some of our signature wedding images of Donna & Jonathan.  Meanwhile behind the scenes Tillyboo Events were styling and coordinating the day, they made the reception room look totally stunning.

It was a perfect Summer’s day in Nottingham and in this tranquil location everyone enjoyed the reception in a relaxed yet beautiful style.  The speeches got a little emotional too, remembering those who could no longer be here, but were felt close by.  There were also however many laughs and a good few proud words spoken.

The weather remained kind for everyone to then head back outside, for the bouquet throwing before back inside for Donna & Jono’s first dance, we left them just after this time as the party turned up a notch.

Donna & Jonathan, thank you for choosing us a your wedding photographers, we’ve enjoyed every minute of getting to know you both and your families.  We think your perfectly matched and wish you an amazing future together as Mr & Mrs Siddons.

If you’ve booked or thinking about booking your wedding day at Holme Pierrepont Hall, we’d love to hear from you, we can send you details on how we can capture your day for you – Contact us here.



Remember to turn your mobile off during the speeches ……

Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography

It was a glorious sunny day for us Nottingham wedding Photographers as we travelled just a little way in to Leicestershire for the Prestwold Hall wedding of Sally & Danny. It feels nice to post this now as the cold weather arrives, a piece of blue sky on a day where they’ve turned wintry white and grey. After their Prestwold Hall engagement shoot I’d got to know Sally and Danny so well, we’d explored Prestwolds gardens and I’d got a real understanding of what they’d hoped from their wedding day.

As I arrived at Sally’s parent’s house I remember being greeted like an old friend, the buzz of excitement with a dash of emotion filled the air, it was evident that this was a proud and emotional day for Sally’s mum and dad. I observed as it happened capturing images using our documentary wedding photography style, taking in the moments of Sally making that first look in the mirror once she’d popped into her dress.  It started with the clasp to the waist of her dress, the breathe and thought of ‘OMG, I’m a bride’ then a look ‘Yeh, this feels so good’.  Sally’s look was completed by the amazing flowers created by Kerry at Tineke Floral Designs.

It was an emotional moment for Sally’s dad as she made it down the stairs, it was then out into the Nottingham sunshine before getting in the Jag’s to travel to their Leicestershire church to get married.  I remember Sally & Danny’s wedding ceremony for its calm and quiet (except the singing parts!) the church was quiet as the vows and words of the minister were spoken, I even took a glance around to see if there were children amongst the guests, and there was, just seen and not heard.  Everyone was just watching and taking it all in, like a good movie on the TV.

Once Sally & Danny had officially become Mr & Mrs Ireland, everyone walked to Danny’s parents house which was just down the lane.  With a fabulous garden filled with lanterns and bottles of Moet, the celebrations started.  With my ace associate photographer Wayne we captured some relaxed photographs of the wedding party and then the occasional requested group photo as we mingled amongst the guests.  After an hour or so of drinks and chatting the coach and Jag’s drove everyone to Prestwold Hall for a quick drink, and relax before some very touching speeches and dinner.

After dinner Sally & Danny walked around Prestwolds gardens, we took some photographs as we went and it was a nice time for a little Summer fresh air before the evening guests arrived and the party started.  I left them a little while after their first dance, with a room full of happy guests after what had been a truly wonderful day.

Sally & Danny, I’m so very delighted you chose us as your wedding photographers.  I’ve loved getting to know you both, seeing your wedding plans develop into a beautiful wedding day.  We wish you all the love, fun and great happiness together.  xxx