Nottingham Lifestyle Portrait Photography

I don’t post photographs of our children very often, as I’m sure you’d rather not come to our blog and see it as an extension of our family photo album.  During the infancy of our photography business we’d photograph our children probably nearly everyday, they’d grown used to the camera being pointed at them and on a few occasions our camera bag even managed to tip little Ed up in his buggy (no damage done, I promise).  But as we’ve been increasing busy these past months it suddenly dawned that we’d been so engrossed in capturing other people’s lifestyle’s and wedding’s we needed to update our own.

So here’s a few of our’s, capturing our children just as we know them, thoughtful and in Ed’s case sometimes just a little bit cheeky. Not forgetting that these little guys make our world go round.


Becky x


Holme Pierrepont Hall Weddings

This early Tutor Manor House set in 30 acres of beautiful parklands and gardens is one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets, its a superb venue for a wedding in Nottingham.

Come along and see Holme Pierrepont Hall for yourselves and of course pop by and say hello to us too this Sunday!

Images taken at Mr & Mrs Siddons wedding at Holme Pierrepont Hall on Saturday, 20 August 2011

Win Tickets to the chicest wedding event in the East Midlands

Yey!! Not long now and we’ll be exhibiting at the upcoming Wedding Event with a Difference, organised by the fabulous ladies of Save the Date Magazine, at the Roundhouse Derby on 16th October.

We know from the last event that it’s going to be fabulous with lots happening including the Creative Corner with handmade pieces of pretty, the Lyrical Lounge (tipi tent) outside with live entertainment and a fire pit to keep you toasty. There’s an amazing catwalk show, interactive demonstrations and so many incredible exhibitors – including the Butterworth Photography team of course!

Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast! Get yours by visiting Don’t forget, tickets are limited so be quick and don’t miss out!

We’ve got two tickets to give away to the event, all you have to do is answer the following question:

The best thing about being/getting married is ……….

Post your answer in a ‘Comment/Leave a reply’ just below of this blog post, please reply by midnight Sunday 4th September.


…. oh want to know my answer ….. ‘The best thing about being married is,  I look forward to sharing my twilight years with a warm, loving husband, sitting together on a seafront bench wrapped in our car blanket,  watching the sun come down thinking of the amazing journey we’ve had together.’

A Prestwold Hall Engagement

This is how I love to spend my Sunday afternoon’s, sitting in the sunshine with a fabulous landscape view in front of me and the glory of one of the Midlands’ most premier stately homes behind me … Prestwold Hall.  To share all this with me were Sally & Danny, unfortunately unable to supply some Pimms we still managed to enjoy lots of wedding chat and then take some images around the grounds for their engagement photo shoot.


It really was a glorious day, we were breath taken with the quietness of it all, not even a ‘baaa’ from the sheep, the three of us soaked up the tranquility of it all.


Really excited to see you again Sally & Danny!!



I love this shot below, I could feel they were taking the whole thing in, supping up what this time meant, and what was to be here.

I DO Like A Wedding Beside The Seaside

I met Kelly & Andrew last year whilst they were on the hunt for a Nottingham photographer to shoot their wedding day in Scarborough. As a frequent visitor to my parents caravan on the East Yorkshire coast this was a perfect one for me. They’d certainly got the weather for a seaside wedding, it was well in it’s mid twenties with just a slight sea breeze blowing in on their venue The Spa Scarborough.


I will remember it for being the most emotional bridal entrance to a wedding I’ve seen so far, one that even had me sharing a tear in the camera view finder, as Kelly was overwhelmed with emotion which dominoed to her mum, aunt and even her brother who walked Kelly down the aisle was holding back a tear or two.  It was all happy tears though, Kelly and Andrew are completed with a beautiful family of two little boys and it was a special moment to see them celebrating the day all together.


After an emotional ceremony it was out onto the balcony overlooking the seafront for some family photographs and then the three of us headed off for a little walk.  It was a stunning day, maybe a little too hot but hey how many of those days do we really get here in England!


Andrew & Kelly (and the boys) thank you for inviting me to capture your day, I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with you and your family.  I wish you great love and happiness, please keep in touch …… I’m going to miss you all! Becky xx

A new cricket sensation

Just wanted to share a Sneak Peek from the weekend.

Michelle our bride from Saturday hits Simon for a “Six”


A Lakeside Tower Wedding

I captured Vicky & Matt’s wedding at Nottingham Lakeside Tower which was originally built as a Victorian pumping station, now it’s become the place for love and marriage ….. and some lush purple for this day.


I started at Vicky’s parents house for the bridal preparations with bride and bridesmaids all to be laced into their dresses they’d opted to take advantage of the lady at the bridal store coming over and fitting them into them suitability and beautifully.  I was lapping up the wonderful shades of purple that Vicky had chosen for the bridesmaids and within her flowers.


It was then over to the Lakeside Tower to meet the guys and capture the ceremony, which included personal readings by Matt and Vicky to one another.  Then it was outside undercover from the warm rain as it sprinkled down during Pimms time.  It wasn’t too long before the clouds parted and the sunshine came, time for some family shots and a walk around the lake, with Vicky bare foot with the damp grass at her toes!


After heart felt speeches and cutting of the cake it was time to depart and let the two families celebrate.


Matt & Vicky, we wish you all the happiness for the future its been a real joy getting to know you and spending time with you and your families.  Becky xxx


My special thanks to Wayne Robinson for joining and working with me on the day, it’s fabulous to have him as part of our team!



Andy & Charlotte's Woodborough Hall wedding

When I return from weddings I have a few things that cling to my mind, my own memories of wedding day’s. They’re my observations as I’ve looked intently through my lens and followed this magical romantic journey of two people. The thought that pops in to my mind when I think back about Andy & Charlotte’s wedding are these four words ‘Andy makes Charlotte smile’.

Meeting Charlotte at the hairdressers she was brimming with smiles, and the odd little text message from Andy throughout the morning made the smile wider! How special this is, its like the foundation to something huge, the power of a relationship that just the thought or words of that someone special makes you just SMILE!

I’ll always think of Andy for his poetic speech, he wowed us all with such descriptive and beautiful words, all remembered without a pause, reading it from memory and speaking from the heart. It drew us all in, everyone hung on every word, and was just so very very romantic!

Charlotte & Andy, a big congratulations to you both, you’re love and affection for each other is so clear to see, enjoy making each other smile, we wish you and your family a beautiful poetic journey together like on the day at Woodborough Hall, Neil & Becky xx

The make-up line!

Charlotte somehow found the time to make the cake!

Exploring Wirksworth …

Jo and Doug are getting married this July and they’ll be celebrating their wedding day in Wirksworth. It’s a small market town in Derbyshire which Jo and Doug have really grown to love and have especially planned their day there. They travelled over from their home in Birmingham a couple of weeks back to meet me to chat about their plans and to EXPLORE. We had a little road trip around the area, and walked the small quaint streets taking photographs as we went.

I’m really enjoying getting to know Jo and Doug, I’m excited to see their wedding plans come to life, I know they’re going to get everyone else falling in love with the charms of the area too.

See you soon!!!!! Becky & Neil xxx

A Lakeside Tower Engagement

The clock is really ticking down now for Matt & Vicky’s wedding, we met up at their wedding venue the Lakeside Tower in Nottinghamshire for their engagement shoot and to chat about their final times for their day. I’ll be joining Vicky for bridal preparations on the day at her parents home and then we’ll drive over to the Lakeside Tower where they’ll have their ceremony and reception.

I’m very excited to see you both again, you’re going to have a beautiful memorable day! Becky xx