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Award-Winning Documentary Wedding Photography
And Wedding Films in Leeds

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Leeds Wedding Photographer

Proud to be a 

Heather Butterworth Photography



Stylish, modern and authentic photographs

that tell the unique story of your celebration.

Explore my portfolio....

           "Seizing the energy and creating beautiful images you will want to look at forever is Heather's skill and her atmospheric and stunning shots truly speak for themselves " 

Brides up North


Leeds wedding photographer

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"These photos are so beautiful they are making me cry"

Gaia Hudson, Brides Keeping it Real


A Leeds wedding photographer

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I'm Heather!

- thanks for coming to my site to find out more about what I do.

Based in Leeds, Yorkshire, I'm an award-winning documentary wedding photographer living in Leeds and photographing and filming weddings across the north and sometimes further afield. I live with my husband James (who also happens to be a wedding videographer :-) ) and our little family, along with our very grumpy grey cat, Stuart.

Please take some time to look around at my portfolio, my photography prices and packages along with our combined photography and videography packages. If you have any questions at all please contact me and I will get straight back to you.

I'm not big on posing or cheesy moments - I take very relaxed, modern and stylish documentary photos that capture your personalities with a few (optional) couple portraits and fun group shots that you'd be proud to put on your walls. If you are looking for Leeds wedding photographers and film makers who will let you get on with enjoying your day whilst working away quietly in the background, then you are in the right place.

I will capture not just how your wedding looks but how it feels in gorgeous, honest and atmospheric photographs that tell the story of your day.

My Promise

to you:

☆ Beautiful documentary wedding photographs and films

☆ 10-15 minutes for optional couple portraits or group shots 

☆ A service to match the above with lots of fun along the way

☆ Full consultation of your wedding day

☆ A high resolution online gallery with premium print options

☆ Unlimited downloads with full reproduction rights for you and your family and friends


"When we stumbled across Heather and her wedding photography

we just knew it had to be her " 

Katy and Ryan, Leeds

Elegant Storytelling

Wedding photography in Leeds

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Congratulations – you are almost certainly here because you are getting married! Choosing a photographer is a big thing, and perhaps one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your wedding day. Long after the party is over you’ll want to be able to carry on remembering all the fabulous details as clearly as if they were yesterday – that is where your photographer comes in!


So why should you choose a female wedding photographer from Leeds? Well, I promise I’ll take beautiful natural  and stylish documentary photos for you that capture all the joy, love, laughter and all the gorgeous details in between. A lot of my bride and grooms tell me that they love how unobtrusively I work and it's like having a friend with them as they get ready, as they get married and as the wedding party moves into the night. When James is with me and filming a video for you couples also say how they love having us around and how much fun the wedding day is. I'm very happy to organise some lovely group photographs and we'll plan the best way to do that in our pre wedding meeting. I’ll be squeezing every last drop out of the sun, but don't worry if it rains I have lots of ideas and way that we can achieve perfect wedding photographs that you will love. None of this will take you away from the party for long though – I’ll do all the preparation so all you’ll need to do is swoop into shot and out again.


Also, as I mentioned, I am married to a Leeds videographer and qualified drone pilot, and between us we can offer you a complete photography and videography package all together and under one roof. James is also a very experienced photographer and knows me and how my brain works better than anyone (we've know each other since we were 11 years old!) and so we will have a lot of fun during the wedding day and you wont have to worry about us getting in each others way! If the weather and your venue permit, James will be very keen to send the drone up to produce beautiful photographs and films from above Leeds and beyond.


If you're planning a Leeds wedding or something further afield, you can see more of my photography work in my portfolio or check out my Leeds wedding photographers blog and, importantly, take a look at

 my pricing to make sure I match your budget. To check my availability and ask further questions, and set up an initial chat, fill out my very simple and straightforward contact form and I’ll be back in touch as soon as I can. Don’t be surprised if I reply in the evening or at the weekend – I have two small children and there are no standard working hours in our Leeds home anymore.

So a little bit about my style of Leeds Wedding Photography...


There are lots wonderful Leeds wedding photographers out there. My style of wedding photography is slightly different from the more traditional style of photography and also traditional Documentary photography in that I am looking for gorgeous natural moments, between you and your favourite people (as well as each other of course!) along with all the details that you've planned together, that I edit in my own modern and stylish way and you'd be proud to hang these photographs on your walls. There will be less focus on ‘posed’ scenes, leaving more time to photograph your wedding day in the moment, as it happens which I feel produces authentic images and bring back all the love, laughter and joy of the wedding day. This way we can capture emotions and events honestly, telling a story organically and without pretence.


By offering this type of photography I am differentiating myself from the more traditional types of wedding photographer by producing natural, modern and stylish images. If you want them (and most of my couples do love an elegant wedding portrait too), I will also make sure I capture some beautiful wedding portrait photography that you will be proud to put on your walls and even see in a magazine. I'm also very happy to do group photographs and I'll help you plan how it's best to do this without loosing all your time standing in line for a photograph - my aim is to make sure that you enjoy the wedding day that you've planned in detail for months or even years to the maximum.

and a little bit more about me...

I studied photography at art college and I feel very lucky to have been able to turn that into a career in Leeds that I adore. The things I love most in the world, besides weddings and photography, are the outdoors, camping, family, friends, shopping in Leeds, wine, music, puddings and chocolate. You can't go far wrong with any of that :-) 

"We are absolutely blown away! The wedding 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 wedding photography 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.

Jenny and Craig, Leeds

"Brilliant photoraphs that really captured the spirit and atmosphere of the occasion. We love the way you have managed so unobtrusively to record the events in such an original & informal way. Thank you."  

Andrew and Mary, Leeds, 

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Relaxed and fun wedding videography in Leeds

James is my partner in film and also in life too! We are married and live in north Leeds with our little family and angsty cat.

His film style reflects my style of wedding photography - natural, elegant, fun and stylish. He finds the perfect light and lovely moments in the same way that I do, to make beautiful, sweet and funny films

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"Wow we love it - the narration by the best man and all the little details - thank you so much James - you captured it perfectly!"


Emily and Tom

The Mansion - Leeds


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