Jim Hunter Photography: Blog http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jim Hunter Photography jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:26:00 GMT Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:26:00 GMT http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u368330137-o480475082-50.jpg Jim Hunter Photography: Blog http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog 90 120 Angela & Bryan at the Rhinewood Country House Hotel http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/angela-bryan-at-the-rhinewood-country-house-hotel 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. 

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Rhinewood Country House Hotel Rhinewood Country House Hotel wedding photographer Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/angela-bryan-at-the-rhinewood-country-house-hotel Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:25:52 GMT
New Wedding album products http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/new-wedding-album-products 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 http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/lacing-up-a-bridal-gown 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! 

Please feel free to share a link to this video with any Brides to be that you know.


jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Lacing up a wedding dress lacing up a bridal gown http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/lacing-up-a-bridal-gown Tue, 06 May 2014 16:17:29 GMT
Vikki & Will's Wedding - Vikki on the tow path http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/vikki-wills-wedding---vikki-on-the-tow-path 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 http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/lacing-up-your-wedding-dress 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!

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Lace-up Bridal dress guide http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/lacing-up-your-wedding-dress Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:39:28 GMT
Wedding buttonholes and Cravats - how-to http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/wedding-buttonholes-and-cravats---how-to 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!

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

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) cravat wedding buttonhole http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/wedding-buttonholes-and-cravats---how-to Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:07:05 GMT
Vikki & Will's Wedding - photos at Worsley Court house http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/vikki-wills-wedding---photos-at-worsley-court-house 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.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Rhinewood Hotel Rhinewood Hotel wedding Worsley Court House http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/vikki-wills-wedding---photos-at-worsley-court-house Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:18:56 GMT
Young couple save the Wedding day http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/young-couple-save-the-wedding-day 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.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Walton Hall Walton Hall Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/young-couple-save-the-wedding-day Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:43:11 GMT
St Rocco's It's A Knockout at Birchwood Park Warrington http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/9/st-roccos-it-s-a-knockout-at-birchwood-park-warrington 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.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) It's a knockout St Rocco's http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/9/st-roccos-it-s-a-knockout-at-birchwood-park-warrington Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:27:17 GMT
Claire & Andy's Wedding At Walton Hall and Gardens http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/9/claire-andys-wedding-at-walton-hall-and-gardens Here's a quick montage from Claire and Andy's Wedding at Walton Hall in Warrington on 14 September.

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

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Claire & Chris's Wedding at Rivington Hall Barn http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/claire-chriss-wedding-at-rivington-hall-barn The second of our weekend weddings was Saturday for the marriage of Claire and Chris at the beautiful Rivington Hall Barn near Horwich.

Despite it being one of the rainiest days of the year so far we managed enough outdoor dry time to get the group shots the happy couple wanted and while we were waiting for the rain to stop we ventured among the trees with the assistance of Phil from Horgans Wedding Cars who crouched down behind to keep the train of Claire's dress from getting a soaking in the long grass. Thanks to Phil for helping us on the day - can't say enough good things about Horgans - they really are the best. Staff at the Barn were also extremely helpful on what could have been a disappointing wedding weather day but for their kind assistance.

Honeymoon in The Maldives will be a nice contrast to yesterdays' weather!

Here's a fun shot from setting up the shoot in the woods and another of the inside of the barn in the evening.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Rivington Hall Barn Wedding photography Rivington Hall Wedding Rivington Hall Wedding photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/claire-chriss-wedding-at-rivington-hall-barn Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:35:01 GMT
Jo and Mike at Walton Gardens http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/jo-and-mike-at-walton-gardens Just a couple of quick images from Jo and Mike's Wedding at Walton Hall in Warrington on Friday 16 August. Lovely couple and wonderful families to work with. We had a great day and look forward to having their web gallery ready for them when they come back from Honeymoon.


jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/jo-and-mike-at-walton-gardens Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:01:57 GMT
Joanne & Mike's engagement shoot at Walton Hall http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/joanne-mikes-engagement-shoot-at-walton-hall Can't think of many better ways to spend some time on a sunny Friday morning that getting together with Joanne and Mike at Walton Hall to scope out the venue for their Wedding in August and grab some shots of the happy couple in the beautiful surroundings of Walton Gardens.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Hall Photography" Walton Walton Hall Walton Hall Weddings Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/joanne-mikes-engagement-shoot-at-walton-hall Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:51:46 GMT
Samantha & Andy's engagement shoot at Knowsley Safari Park! http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/engagement-shoot-at-knowsley-safari-park When Andy told me he had an idea for a location for their engagement shoot I thought great, I always love it when the Groom really takes an active interest in the photography. He was a bit coy about it and said he'd rather not share the location it until a bit closer to the day - the suspense!!

Well he is a Head Keeper and Team Leader at Knowsley Safari Park so that's where we ended up this afternoon among the elephants and giraffes!

It was great fun spending time there with them and getting so close to the animals. They're a lovely couple and the staff at Knowsley were all so welcoming and helpful. 


jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Knowsley Safari Park Wedding Photography Weddings engagement shoot http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/engagement-shoot-at-knowsley-safari-park Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:12:45 GMT
Sandra & John's Wedding at Birchwood golf Club http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/sandra-johns-wedding-at-birchwood-golf-club Another glorious Saturday weather wise and the privilege of shooting Sandra & John's Wedding at Birchwood Golf Club in Warrington.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Birchwood Golf Club Weddings Cheshire Weddings Warrington Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/sandra-johns-wedding-at-birchwood-golf-club Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:30:54 GMT
Hannah & Jon's Wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/hannah-jons-wedding-at-sandhole-oak-barn Well despite the weather doing it's best to dampen things we had a great day with Hannah and Jon for their Wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn on May 24th.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/hannah-jons-wedding-at-sandhole-oak-barn Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:52:21 GMT
Kim & Scott's Wedding at Mere Court Hotel http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/kim-scotts-wedding-at-mere-court-hotel A quick selection from yesterday's Wedding of Kim and Scott at Warrington Parish Church and Mere Court Hotel.

What a wonderful day and lovely families - always makes it so much easier when the sun shines and everyone is in good spirits.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Mere Court Hotel Mere Court Hotel wedding Wedding Photography Weddings http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/kim-scotts-wedding-at-mere-court-hotel Sun, 02 Jun 2013 09:11:03 GMT
Helen & Thomas's Devonshire House Hotel Wedding http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/helen-thomass-devonshire-house-hotel-wedding Not posted here for a while so thought it was about time I added something.

Here's a small collage of some shots from Helen and Thomas's Wedding last Saturday. The ceremony took place at St Paul's in West Derby then on to the Devonshire House Hotel on Edge Lane in Liverpool.

What a contrast weather wise to Friday when we got soaked at a Wedding in Congleton. It's not very often we complain about too much sunshine!!


jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Devonshire House Hotel Wedding Wedding Photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/helen-thomass-devonshire-house-hotel-wedding Thu, 30 May 2013 12:30:55 GMT
Wedding albums or images on discs only? http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/4/wedding-albums-or-images-on-discs-only We are really pleased to see that there is a trend back towards couples choosing to have an album of their wedding photos rather than simply asking for everything on disc. Our main album supplier (Graphistudio - the world leader in digital storybooks) has just launched a totally new concept that means the wedding album will never be the same again!

As Kathleen Trenske says in the linked blog article (click here to read it), "of all the things you spend money on for your wedding, your wedding photographs are the ONLY thing that will increase in value over time."

How many of us have video and audio cassettes or computer discs (the 3.5 inch type never mind 5.25 inch), old 78 RPM records or 8 track tapes languishing in the back of a cupboard because we no longer have anything capable of playing them? 

Many new laptop computers no longer have built-in CD?DVD drives and rely on USB memory sticks. How long before CD's and DVD's go the same way as video cassettes not forgetting that discs do deteriorate over time and can suddenly become unreadable?

Do you really want to risk consigning your wedding day memories to the back of a cupboard forever? We recently scanned a set of wedding photos from 70 years ago to create a digital storybook album as a gift for an elderly couple who couldn't afford to have an actual album produced when they were first married. At least they had a set of photos that could be used to create one.

Think of your children and grandchildren - they are bound to ask to see your wedding photos at some time in the future and how will it feel to admit that you didn't think having an album was an important way of remembering the biggest day of your lives?

Take a read through Kathleen's blog and think if this applies to you. We offer a range of stunning state of the art Wedding albums that will be handed down through your family for generations to come so before it's too late think what is more important for your wedding day. Is it the flash cars, the expensive cake or preserving the memories? Only you can answer that question but please consider it seriously when allocating the budget for your big day.

Once you've made your decision give us a call and let us show you how a world-class wedding album can be one of the most important decisions you make in planning your big day.


jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/4/wedding-albums-or-images-on-discs-only Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:04:59 GMT
Photography copyright in the UK http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/photography-copyright-in-the-uk There are a growing number of incidences where photographers have been reported to be using another photographer's images on their web sites with the implication that it is their own work. 

Besides being illegal to do so without permission it is also deceitful to lead potential clients to believe that someone else's work is their own. Can you imagine a couple looking to book their Wedding photographer and, being totally unaware that this sort of practice occurs, end up booking someone whose web site has misled them. The potential for a disastrous outcome is pretty obvious and could ruin the most important day of the couple's lives.

In some cases the culprits have claimed to be ignorant of the law of copyright and simply said that they liked the image and it was something they aspired to so thought it would be OK to simply copy it from the internet and use it. I even had someone tell me recently that a web site developer friend frequently lifts images from the internet!

The British Photographers' Liaison Committee have produced an excellent document called the ABCD of UK Photographic Copyright which provides a clear guide to the law.  

Ignorance of the law is neither excuse or defence. If you would like to acquaint yourself with the legislation click on this link to read the document.

Illegal use of someone else's photographs can result in the owner issuing an invoice for several thousands of pounds, especially if the use is for obvious business purposes.

jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) copyright photography http://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/photography-copyright-in-the-uk Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:39:05 GMT