Heather Butterworth Photography

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Award winning documentary photography in an unobtrusive, beautiful & vibrant style. Now also offering combined wedding photography and videography. Discounts available through Bridebook :)
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£800
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Videography Available
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Full Description
I mostly shoot documentary style photography, as for me the day is really about capturing real moments. I will make sure that you are relaxed and have fun on your wedding day and that it shines through on your natural photos. 90% of the day is photographed in this way. ​ As well as this, I love spending a short amount of time with each couple to capture some beautiful portraits. This may take place in the middle of the day, but also in the evening too where we can hopefully make use of the perfect sunset light. If we aren't blessed with great light then I like to get creative by introducing my own lights to produce some really dramatic and stunning portraits. ​ I like to meet to meet up over a drink or a brew so that we can get to know each other. This really lets me understand what is important to you and helps me to tell your story. We are now also offering combined wedding photography and videography packages in-house, same booking, wife and husband team!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Heather Butterworth
Hello! Congratulations on your engagement and for taking this exciting step towards getting married. I know that there is no such thing as a simple wedding to organize and so my promise to you is that I can take the stress out of this small part of it, and give you beautiful memories to enjoy for years to come.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2017
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(7)
Louise & Chris
Married in February 2021
March 2021
Heather was friendly, approachable and responded to our never ending questions
We booked Heather for our August wedding in 2020, but this did not go to plan. We decided to move the big wedding to 2021 and have a very small ceremony at the town hall (when weddings were first allowed). We asked Heather if she could come to take some photographs at our wedding at the town hall whilst we waited for 2021. She photographed the wedding, our breakfast and an outdoor setting. Heather was friendly, approachable and responded to our never ending questions quickly and reassured us that things will go well throughout, we met on zoom and had regular what's app chats. We discussed what ideas we had and how to capture nature and our wedding, as this was important to us. On the day Heather took photographs in a documentary style, which is what we wanted, she produced some lovely action shots during the wedding, when she wasn't allowed out of her seat! She also took more formal photographs at our request, which wasn't easy with our 3 year old niece and my 89 year old grandma to pose at the right time. When at Kirkstall Abbey it as clear Heather had done a reccy, she made it look like we were in the countryside, and with the aid of the best man, made it look like sunset for some of our photos. This was more than we expected and I think the outcome of these photographs were stunning. Our wedding photographs have been chosen to appear on Brides up North website, which shows Heather's clear talent. Heather's relaxed and informed nature was what we wanted in a photographer, and I'm eager to see what she can produce for our wedding this year.
Jonty & Sarah
Married in October 2020
March 2021
Top photographer!
Heather is amazing! Bloomin good photographer and all round nice lass! When we were choosing our photographer, the choice was so vast, all showcasing beautiful work and websites, but there was something about Heathers shots that really resonated with us. In the main we wanted 'natural' shots and meeting with Heather allowed her to fully understand what we wanted. I firmly believe that this is a key reason why we are so delighted with the final result. In addition, from first contact right the way through to weeks after the wedding, communication, price transparency and options available was nothing short of amazing. Choose a photographer very carefully as you are entrusting someone to capture a life times worth of memories. I have no qualms in fully endorsing Heather. An 11 out of 10!
Suzanne and Darren
Married in September 2020
March 2021
Heather was the most amazing compliment to our wedding
Heather was the most amazing compliment to our wedding. She captured all the joy and love in such a natural way and even went the extra mile to be a witness too. Thank you Heather xxx
Jo & Kev
Married in December 2019
March 2021
She captured it beautifully, with some fantastic natural and formal pictures
The wonderful Heather photographed our wedding back in December 2019 at the Woodman Inn in Thunderbridge. She captured it beautifully, with some fantastic natural and formal pictures in which we can cherish for life. Nothing was too much hassle for her & she has an eye for creativity in pictures. She got some beautiful photos of our baby daughter who was 8 month old & even got some amazing ones of my husband who very much dislikes his photo taking but he said she made it a lot of fun. We have stunning photo’s from our engagement shoot to the last dance on our wedding day (Including some very drunk ones at the evening, which we love) Heather is not only a fabulous photographer but a great person to be around, which makes it extra special on your big day. If you are looking for a true professional with eye for detail, do not look any further. Thank you again xxx
Jenny & Craig
Married in October 2019
March 2021
We are absolutely blown away!
We are absolutely blown away! The photographs are all beautiful! Heather completely managed to capture our day and gave us so many memories to look back on. She made us feel at ease from the first time we met her on our engagement shoot and on the day she was so professional. The final product is wonderful, she has perfectly captured our day in memories we can keep forever.
Laura
Married in August 2019
March 2021
Amazing photos, friendly and relaxed.
Heather photographed our Town Hall wedding and large reception party. She was friendly, relaxed and professional at both. Really happy with the photos. Many guests went out of their way to tell us how good she was compared to other wedding photographers they had experienced. Also very good with children and older relatives. Would highly recommend. Thank you Heather!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Henconner Cres, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3NS, England

Travel Notes

You can find us on Google Maps.

Nearest Town

Leeds

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 2 M621

Nearest Train Station

Leeds

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Oooow there are so many! The Lake District is my favourite place in the world - I go up there a lot with my husband and son, so when I was asked to do a wedding at The Burnside Hotel I jumped at the chance! Skiathos was also amazing - the colours in the mediterranean just look so beautiful in that warm light - light is so important.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant Stylish Relaxed Natural Beautiful

What about your business are you most proud of?

Pouring all my thoughts and creative ideas into my business and seeing it grow and grow has been wonderful. I love it when I get feedback from couples when they receive my photographs, it makes me so proud - producing something so meaningful to others is a special job - I'm very lucky to do this for a living.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Focus on what is important to you both and take it from there.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A bride wrote an individual note to each of her guests and left it with their wedding favours on their table which they all opening when they sat down for the wedding breakfast. In her note she explained exactly why they had been invited to the wedding. It was a lovely personal touch that didn't cost anything and the guests loved it because is was to personal to them and their relationship with the bride and groom (although most got emotional!).

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Firstly I have a quick chat on the phone and then I send them my wedding guide. We then arrange a time to have a chat about their day. Some couples like to book a pre wedding shoot and some prefer just to catch up over a brew. A week before the wedding I give them a quick call to make sure everything is ok and to remind them of arrival times etc. By the time we get to the wedding day I always feel like we are friends, which is really important in getting natural fun shots (you need to be relaxed with me and my camera)

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Every couple should get just 10 minutes on their own to take some time out and be together. Wedding days are so busy - it's none stop all day so some time out to reflect is always welcome and we will get some stunning photos of you both at the same time.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

One couple really wanted photograph of them both together at sunset, but it was a very cold October day and it rained none stop. The sky was full of flat cloud and so there was no sunset to be seen and and no chance of a dramatic cloud shot! I kept an eye out for when the rain stopped and ran outside to set up some lights that replicated a sunset! The couple were thrilled and said it was their favourite shot - they still have it as their profile photo on Facebook!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

I do a lot of work with off camera flash so we can produce some creative shots inside if going outside is not an option. These photos always have the wow factor to them so the rain is not a problem for us.

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied photography at Art College around 2000! This was before digital! I ended up taking design work and then became a project manager, but my heart was always in photography. Four years ago I took redundancy and used the money to turn my passion into a career and I haven't looked back since!

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