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Jim Hunter Photography provides boutique wedding, and lifestyle photography throughout Cheshire, the Northwest and the UK.

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Angela & Bryan at the Rhinewood Country House Hotel

August 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A fun shot of the lovely Angela and her new husband Bryan at Rhinewood country House Hotel in Glazebrook. Back from honeymoon next week so will be lovely to get together with their discs and discuss their album. They have chosen a beautiful book from Graphistudio, our Italian supplier and the world leader in Wedding albums. 

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New Wedding album products

August 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Been a while since I put anything on here but having recently visited Graphistudio's factory and castle in Italy and just this week taken delivery of our latest sample album I simply had to show it off!

This is the new Primo Book from Graphistudio, the undisputed World leader in Wedding albums.

The Primo comes as standard with 100, 40x30 cm pages in a variety of papers and cover options, making it virtually impossible not to find a style that appeals!

The Design Box shown with the Primo Book is of exceptional quality and, like everything produced by Graphistudio, is hand made in Italy. 

You can choose from a range of colours and can combine different colours as we have for the interior and exterior of the box. You can even choose from over 25 different colours for the ribbon!

Your names and the date can be printed on the book and box in raised and varnished text giving it a sumptuous finish.

If you're planning on getting married in the next couple of years give us a call and let us show you how we can capture those precious memories and deliver them in a stunning Wedding book for you to cherish forever.

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Lacing up a Wedding dress

May 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A few months back I blogged about the difficulty some Brides have in knowing exactly how to lace their corset Wedding dress. I posted a link to a video on a Bridal Salon blog but having tried to view it again recently for a Bride I discovered it had disappeared!

I really am surprised at the number of Bridal salons that appear not to give any instruction as to how best to lace up a dress so thought I should find a suitable video and load it here for people to access whenever they have the need.

The video was very kindly supplied by Ribbons and Pearls in Cookham, Berkshire. They had it created some time ago for their Brides and have given me permission to use it. The video tells you to set aside 30 minutes to lace up your dress and while some might think that excessive most Brides find themselves running short on time once they get to the stage of getting into their gown.

There are other videos on Youtube but most follow the same routine as shown here however most are from the US and I just felt that most would be more comfortable with a UK version. I've also chosen to call it a Wedding dress rather than a Bridal gown which is a more American term! 

How to Lace Up a Wedding Dress Please feel free to share a link to this video with any Brides to be that you know.

 


Vikki & Will's Wedding - Vikki on the tow path

October 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Another shot of the lovely Vikki on the tow path at Worsley Courthouse after her Wedding to Will at Monton Unitarian Church on Saturday.

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Lacing up your Wedding dress

October 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I thought that having provided some tips on the Groom's buttonhole and cravat I should perhaps also offer some information on lacing up a wedding dress as it's often one of the most stressful parts of the Bride's preparations.

The photo is from a wedding we shot last year and this link takes you to a Bridal blog which guides you through the process.

Hope is helps someone!

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Wedding buttonholes and Cravats - how-to

October 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Almost every wedding sees us helping with buttonholes and/or cravats for Grooms and other "suits" who struggle (understandably) to pin them and tie them properly so I thought it was probably a good idea to post some easy to understand tips on the subject.

The photo set below shows the wrong and correct ways to attach a buttonhole while the link will take you to the "how to tie" page of the Cravat Company. Remember that a man's buttonhole goes on the left lapel while, traditionally, a lady's corsage is attached on the right hand side of her dress or jacket. 

We're always happy to help but are starting to provide our couples with this information before their big day in an effort to reduce some of the stress!

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Click this link to find out how to tie your wedding day cravat.


Vikki & Will's Wedding - photos at Worsley Court house

October 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Another wonderful rain free Wedding for us this time with Vikki and Will at Worsley followed by the Rhinewood Hotel at Glazebrook with a stop off at Worsley Court House on the way.

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Young couple save the Wedding day

October 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

When Lindsey and Ged Wyatt were planning their wedding at Walton Hall they were looking forward to a ceremony outdoors in the beautiful bandstand in Walton Gardens surrounded by family and friends.

One of the features for them was Ged’s traditional Wiccan handfasting ring which was designed specially for him. Lindsey’s ring was also unique and the result of much deliberation.

Around twenty minutes before the ceremony was due to start Ged and Chris, his Best Man, realized that they couldn’t find the box with the rings in. After lots of head scratching, and going over their movements since leaving Ged’s Mum’s house in Woolston, Ged decided he must have left them in the pocket of the jacket he wore that morning and had simply forgotten them.

With insufficient time for anyone to go back and pick them up they decided that the only real option was to borrow a couple of rings for the ceremony and have someone go and collect them afterwards. Rings were duly borrowed and Chris, the Best Man, explained the situation to Lindsey when she arrived in the Bridal car.

The ceremony began with a very embarrassed Groom apologizing to his Bride for somehow forgetting the rings.

As they were signing the Register a young couple arrived and spoke with one of the Ushers explaining that they had found a box with two rings in and, putting two and two together, decided they probably belonged to the Wedding they saw taking place.

By the time the Register was signed and photos taken Lindsey and Ged were wearing their Wedding rings and what could have been a very costly and disappointing day was saved by the honesty of a young Warrington couple out enjoying a walk in a local park with their little Daughter.

We managed to get the young couple, Steve Preston and Nicole Harney, together with the Bride and Groom so they could express their gratitude and thank them properly for their honesty. The ring box had fallen un-noticed from Ged’s pocket as he got out of the car on arrival at Walton Hall and not been spotted by anyone until Steve and Nicole came across it lying at the side of the path.

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St Rocco's It's A Knockout at Birchwood Park Warrington

September 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

We had a great afternoon shooting the "It's A Knockout" event for St Rocco's Hospice at Birchwood Park in Warrington yesterday afternoon.

A beautiful sunny day and eleven very competitive teams made for a real fun event so well done to all those who took part including Graham Fisher's International Knockout and Vanessa and the team from St Rocco's for putting on such an entertaining and exciting fund raiser.

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Claire & Andy's Wedding At Walton Hall and Gardens

September 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Here's a quick montage from Claire and Andy's Wedding at Walton Hall in Warrington on 14 September.

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A really relaxed and informal day with the Bride arriving for the ceremony on the Thomas The Tank Engine train!!