• Heather Butterworth

Leeds Wedding Photographer's Family Photography Blog - week 14

Updated: Jul 9, 2020


Little girl upset when she wants her birthday chocolate cake straight away but has to be sung to and blow candles out first

With restrictions easing this week and the news that weddings can go ahead with 30 people in attendance from 4th July I started to get excited! Then I realised that the guidelines stated no more than two households could meet indoors.....after getting my head around that it became clear that it may still be a while until wedding receptions and larger gatherings can go ahead. Not to be deterred, this week has brought some great moments for beautiful portraits of family and friends as well as some fabulous weather.....


We started the week with my gorgeous niece's second (socially distanced) birthday party and a zoom lens (to get to the places I couldn't go!). There may only have been six of us in attendance as well as the birthday girl herself, but it didn't affect Elsie's (or our) enjoyment of the evening although it would have been lovely if Grandparents could also have attended. We ate cake and helped Elsie open various Peppa Pig themed presents and watched as she wanted to try on every new item of clothing she received! There may even have been a glass or two of my new favourite Cava shared amongst the adults (who cheers'd at a distance).


On Saturday we ventured over to Ripponden for some of our dearest friends' 1st anniversary celebration of their fantastic bakery opening - The Triangle Bakehouse. Again, this was a small affair, but we enjoyed some lovely fresh Bucks Fizz with Vic & Aarons amazing homemade brioche buns and sourdough bread to accompany it! I wish that we lived nearer so we could get hold of their amazing baking more often but we were very happy to leave with a Cheddar and Black Pepper Sourdough loaf for now!


Sunday brought the return of live football on TV. There was much excitement amongst the neighbours about this which resulted in a swift purchase of a gazebo and a three hour technical challenge to see how the Leeds Utd game could be viewed outside on the street with socially distanced viewing chairs! The children all loved it and we even allowed Barney to have some Leeds Utd face paints (sorry to all the die hard Baron family Rover's supporters - I promise it it's only a temporary switch of loyalties!!).


Take care everyone and see you next week xxx



little girl on her new bike at her second birthday party

little boy in a garden looking thoughtful

little boy playing in a garden with small plastic balls from a ball pool

little girl in her new dress on her new bike playing happily

little girl opening her birthday presents

little girl opening her birthday presents

little girl opening her birthday presents

little girl opening her birthday presents

little girl opening her birthday presents

little girl trying her new dress on that she got for her birthday

little girl playing with her mum at her second birthday party

little girl playing with her mum at her second birthday party

little girl excited about her birthday cake at her second birthday party

Little girl upset when she wants her birthday chocolate cake straight away but has to be sung to and blow candles out first

little girl blowing out her candles at her second birthday party

little girl blowing out her candles at her second birthday party

little girl enjoying her chocolate birthday cake at her second birthday party

little girl enjoying her chocolate birthday cake at her second birthday party

little girl enjoying her chocolate birthday cake at her second birthday party

little girl enjoying her chocolate birthday cake at her second birthday party

father and baby son in their sunglasses

flapjack at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

coffee at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

coffee at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

lights at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

little boy playing at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

owners and bakers at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

brioche at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

chocolate at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

asti at The Triangle Bakehouse in Ripponden West Yorkshire

Leeds United football match being watched in the garden by socially distanced neighbours in June 2020

little boy with football face paints on

little boy with football face paints on

little boy with football face paints on

Leeds United football match being watched in the garden by socially distanced neighbours in June 2020

Leeds United football match being watched in the garden by socially distanced neighbours in June 2020

little boy playing on a trampoline

little girl playing on a swing

little boy playing in a toy car

little girl playing in a garden

little girl playing in a garden


little girl smiling and playing in a garden

little girl posing for the camera whilst playing in the garden

little boy jumping on a trampoline in mid air

little boy jumping on a trampoline

little boy sleeping

little boy sleeping

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