Jim Hunter Photography: Blog https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jim Hunter Photography jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:39:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:39:00 GMT https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u368330137-o480475082-50.jpg Jim Hunter Photography: Blog https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog 90 120 Angela & Bryan at the Rhinewood Country House Hotel https://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. 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Rhinewood Country House Hotel Rhinewood Country House Hotel wedding photographer Wedding Photography https://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 https://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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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Wedding Photography Cheshire Weddings Graphistudio Primo Primo Book Rhinewood Country House Hotel Wedding Photographer Statham Lodge Hotel Wedding Photography Walton Hall Wedding Wedding Book Wedding album https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/new-wedding-album-products Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:31:05 GMT
Lacing up a Wedding dress https://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.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Lacing up a wedding dress lacing up a bridal gown https://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 https://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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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Wedding Photography Worsley Courthouse Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/vikki-wills-wedding---vikki-on-the-tow-path Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:45:59 GMT
Lacing up your Wedding dress https://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!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Lace-up Bridal dress guide https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) cravat wedding buttonhole https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Rhinewood Hotel Rhinewood Hotel wedding Worsley Court House https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Walton Hall Walton Hall Wedding Wedding Photography https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) It's a knockout St Rocco's https://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 https://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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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Walton Gardens Wedding Cheshire Weddings Walton Hall Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/9/claire-andys-wedding-at-walton-hall-and-gardens Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:07:13 GMT
Claire & Chris's Wedding at Rivington Hall Barn https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Rivington Hall Barn Wedding photography Rivington Hall Wedding Rivington Hall Wedding photography https://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 https://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.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Hall Photography" Walton Walton Hall Walton Hall Weddings Wedding Wedding Photography https://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! https://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. 

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Knowsley Safari Park Wedding Photography Weddings engagement shoot https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Birchwood Golf Club Weddings Cheshire Weddings Warrington Wedding Photography https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Mere Court Hotel Mere Court Hotel wedding Wedding Photography Weddings https://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 https://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!!

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Devonshire House Hotel Wedding Wedding Photography https://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? https://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.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://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 https://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.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) copyright photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/photography-copyright-in-the-uk Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:39:05 GMT
Beware cheap Wedding photography offers https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/beware-cheap-wedding-photography-offers  

The recent glut of wedding photographers either offering huge “discounts” or Groupon style deals led me to investigate a little into why they might feel the need to be giving their services away.

When you choose and hire your Wedding photographer you are usually looking at elements of style, personality and price. If not then you need to rethink your process of finding the right photographer for the biggest day of your life. You also need to get everything in a written contract signed by both parties that describes what you will get and what will happen if either party is unable to fulfill their obligations.

Let’s look first at style. The only way you can successfully do this is by looking at a range of a photographer’s work and see if you believe they can meet your personal expectation for your big day. There’s no point in choosing a great photojournalist style photographer if you want a lot of formal and family group shots as it’s simply not the way they work. Likewise if you want mostly candid and informal photos from your Wedding there’s no point in choosing someone whose sample albums are full of nothing but formal groups. Discuss in detail what you want from your Wedding day to capture the emotion, fun and memories in a style that you will treasure, be happy to show to family and friends and pass down to future generations.

The second consideration is personality. It’s absolutely essential that you meet with your potential Wedding photographer before booking them. Other than your new Spouse you photographer is the one person you will spend most time with on your Wedding day so it’s vital that you believe you can get along with them on one of the most stressful days of your lives. If you have the slightest doubt then it’s best to find out early and move on to find someone whose personality and temperament gel with your own.

The third element was price. The average cost of a Wedding in the UK today is in the region of £17,500. A simple guide is to allocate at least 15% of your total budget for photography, including albums and parent books. A reputable full time professional Wedding photographer is dependent on shooting Weddings to pay the bills and put food on the table. It means they devote their working life to nothing else other than this. There is a great misconception that a Wedding photographer only spends around the eight hours time attending your Wedding. Think of the time spent meeting with you to discuss your plans for the big day, perhaps an engagement shoot, attending the rehearsal if it’s a church ceremony then there’s the Wedding day itself. Assuming your photographer travels to your home to shoot your Bridal preparations, goes to the church, and then on to the venue. The average length of such a day is in the region of ten to twelve hours. Then take into account that there was most likely a second photographer present from the Grooms arrival at the church or venue until the start of the Wedding breakfast – another six or seven hours. Up to this point the total time is in the region of twenty two to twenty five hours.

Then when he or she gets home they have to back up all the memory cards they’ve used. Next working day they’ll start going through all the images and deleting those that didn’t work for some reason and any duplicates of group shots. The real work of editing starts after this and if there is no album involved you can easily spend another ten hours on this alone. At this point we’ve counted up around thirty four hours (a working week for most people).

When you consider that every Wedding has to make a contribution to the expensive professional equipment used, cameras, lenses, flashguns, memory cards, batteries, computers, storage space, web site, marketing, travel, insurance, phones, vehicle running costs and taxes there isn’t a lot of profit in a £600 deal which, after tax, delivers less than £270 profit to pay the bills and put food on the table. Work it out an hourly basis and it’s just above the minimum wage of £6.19.

I spoke with a Bride to be recently who had booked a Groupon style offer for two photographers to cover her Wedding in June of this year (2013) for £299 for eight hours attendance (sixteen hours total). Add travel time alone to that and you’re already at 20 hours before any post Wedding day work like editing and burning to disc. After tax that gives them less than £195 profit split between two people, out of which they have to fund all the other business expenses I mentioned above. If they shoot 35 Weddings a year at that price the total after tax is less than £6,900 for two people to share. I can’t think of anyone who can live on that, and they still need to deduct all the other business expenses. This type of activity often smacks of desperation and the road to a bankrupt business.

There have been too many stories of businesses making these offers going out of business and leaving people out of pocket. Not something to risk for the biggest day of your life! If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Beware cheap wedding photography Cheap wedding photography Wedding photography deals https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/beware-cheap-wedding-photography-offers Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:25:12 GMT
Warrington, Cheshire Wedding photography testimonials https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/warrington-cheshire-wedding-photography-testimonials The best advertising that money can't buy is a great testimonial from a happy Bride and Groom so we loved it when this arrived by email a couple of days ago.

People say that Wedding photography can be one of the msot stressful jobs in the world but reading this just makes it so worthwhile.

 

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on the run up to the wedding and the day itself. I think it is so important to choose a photographer who is not only talented at his/her job but also somebody you feel comfortable and totally at ease with, hence the reason we snapped you up!! 

You all did an absolute fantastic job. You were all so attentive and really listened to what we wanted from our day. Even when things didn't go exactly to plan (people disappearing) you still managed to organise everything so that we got all the shots we wanted and more.

As you can imagine we are thrilled with the main storybook album and the mothers both love their albums. They have been round both the families and my mother has taken our album into work. I believe you have, or will soon have a new client because a lot of mums work colleagues were so impressed with your work.

Anyway thanks again. We will be in touch again for our next lot of photos.

Many thanks Jim

Nicola & Jonathan”

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Mere Court Wedding Testimonial Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/3/warrington-cheshire-wedding-photography-testimonials Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:56:42 GMT
Another 2014 Wedding - Fir Grove Hotel wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/another-2014-wedding---fir-grove-hotel-wedding-photography Had a really good meeting with the lovely Clare and Ed this afternoon when they booked us for their Wedding photography at St Elphin's Parish Church and the Fir Grove Hotel Warrington.

Really love it when we get to help a couple celebrate the most important day of their lives.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Fir Grove wedding photography Warrington Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/another-2014-wedding---fir-grove-hotel-wedding-photography Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:31:44 GMT
Liz & Kieran's Wedding photography at the Park Royal Hotel Warrington https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/liz-kierans-wedding-photography-at-the-park-royal-hotel-warrington Our first Wedding of 2013 was on Saturday 16th of February when Liz and Kieran Bestall were married at St Bede's Church in Weaverham then on to  the Park Royal Hotel in Warrington for their Wedding Breakfast celebrations.

The sun shone for us from start to finish and both Andy and I had a great day helping them celebrate and capturing all the emotion, fun and memories. From the wonderful 80+ year old Father Jim to the various musicians who played throughout the day and night it really was a great start to our Wedding year.

Now that the happy couple have seen their photos here's one of the fun shots from the day. Congratulations Liz and Kieran and thanks for allowing us to be part of your special day!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Park Royal wedding photography Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/liz-kierans-wedding-photography-at-the-park-royal-hotel-warrington Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:28:53 GMT
Wedding Photography in Warrington at Park Manor Wedding Fayre https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/wedding-photography-in-warrington-at-park-manor-wedding-fayre Who do you know that is planning their big day and still looking for the right photographer to capture their Wedding photography in an unobtrusive and romantic style that they will cherish forever?

Send them along to the Wedding Fayre at Park Manor in Warrington on Saturday 23 February and let us show them how we can help the mcapture all the emotions and memories for posterity.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography Wedding photographer warrington wedding photographer in warrington wedding photography warrington https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/2/wedding-photography-in-warrington-at-park-manor-wedding-fayre Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:51:22 GMT
Wedding Guest Book - Signing Board alternative https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/1/wedding-guest-book-alternative How many times have you heard a couple say that they wished they had a more visible reminder of all the friends who helped them celebrate the most important day of their lives?

They mostly have their wedding album to look at whenever they feel like reliving the day but sometimes it's nice to have something permanently on display that reminds them of the day and their friends. Guest books are great but they usually end up in a drawer or in a box on top of the wardrobe! 

We think the best way to keep the memories alive is with a framed signing board hanging in a prominent position in their home. Featuring a photo from their engagement shoot surrounded by the hand-written congratulations and best wishes of family and friends it reminds them of the day and brings a smile to their faces whenever they see it - helping them re-live the memories every day.

Here's an example from one of our recent weddings just to show what we mean.

If you're planning your Wedding day and would like a signing board as part of your photography then give us a ring and find out how we can not only capture your special day but also provide you with a permanent reminder to display prominently in your home.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Wedding photographer Cheshire Wedding photography Warrington Warrington Wedding photographer Warrington Wedding photography Wedding Photography Wedding signing board Weddings https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/1/wedding-guest-book-alternative Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:07:19 GMT
Studio portrait photography in Warrington https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/1/studio-portrait-photography-in-warrington As we're in a quiet time with Wedding bookings at the minute we took the opportunity for a few family studio portrait sessions and thought we'd share a couple of photos from one recent day.

Eva is one of the most loveable children you could wish to meet and sometimes has crazy days however this session she was mostly being very demure and pensive. Although there were also some more boisterous shots as you can see!

Child studio portraits

If you're thinking of getting some new family portraits either in the studio or outdoors then please give us a call and let's arrange something exciting!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) child photography child portraits family photography family portraits https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2013/1/studio-portrait-photography-in-warrington Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:52:06 GMT
Wedding testimonial https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/wedding-testimonial Just received this wonderful testimonial from one of our happy 2012 couples:

 

We have just received our wedding album and we are delighted with it! :) It's nice looking back through the photographs and remembering with fondness our special day, memories we will treasure forever.

Both David and I would just like to say a massive 'THANK YOU' once again to our fantastic photographers Jim and Andy. We have no doubt that we chose the best people for the job. And not forgetting Carole for her creative input on the design of our album. From start to finish you really have been amazing. It is so important to have a wedding photographer who you feel comfortable with, and Jim immediately made us feel at ease whilst remaining professional.

To anyone out there who is currently planning their wedding and is looking for a photographer, we would highly recommend Jim! The photographs speak for themselves!

Sarah & David

 

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Jim Hunter Photography Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography Weddings https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/wedding-testimonial Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:04:14 GMT
Wedding at The Mere Knutsford https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/wedding-at-the-mere-knutsford Just about to start a first run through the photos from Laura and Sam's Wedding at The Mere at Knutsford, our last of 2012.

Earliest surprise of the day for our Bride Laura was when her Wedding gift from Sam was delivered while she was getting ready for church.

How many Brides are lucky enough to have their Groom give them a brand new Mini Countryman (and a diamond necklace!) for their Wedding present?!

Despite the weather we had a great day and had a short break in the rain when we managed to take advantage of this beautiful venue and it's surrounds.

Congratulations Laura and Sam on your marriage and first Christmas together as Mr and Mrs.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Wedding Knutsford Weddings The Mere Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/wedding-at-the-mere-knutsford Tue, 25 Dec 2012 18:46:18 GMT
Studio baby photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/studio-baby-photography Spent a great afternoon a couple of weeks ago in the studio with our cute little Grand-daughter.

Lots of favourite shots from the day so thought I would share a collage of some of them.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Warrington family photography baby photography child photography family photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/studio-baby-photography Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:15:00 GMT
Pre-wedding shoot at Manchester Christmas Market https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/pre-wedding-shoot-at-manchester-christmas-market Another collage photo from the engagement shoot we did with Laura and Sam at Manchester Christmas Market last week.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire wedding photography Manchester wedding photography Warrington wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/pre-wedding-shoot-at-manchester-christmas-market Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:08:29 GMT
Engagement shoot at Manchester Christmas Market https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/engagement-shoot-at-manchester-christmas-market We spent a very cold but fun evening at Manchester Christmas Market in Albert Square with Laura and Sam whose Wedding we are shooting next weekend at St Thomas Church in Stockton Heath and The Mere near Knutsford.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire wedding photography Knutsford Wedding photography Stockton Heath wedding photography The Mere Wedding photography Warrington wedding photography photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/12/engagement-shoot-at-manchester-christmas-market Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:59:33 GMT
Bunchrew House Hotel Wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/bunchrew-house-hotel-wedding-photography What a marvellous day yesterday was shooting Lesley and Ben's at Bunchrew House Hotel on the shores of the Beauly Firth just outside Inverness.

The Wedding ceremony was in Inverness Cathedral at 2 PM so the light was fading quite fast when we got to Bunchrew however it didn't stop us all having a great time and getting some great photos.

We had a RAF Sword Party from 617 Squadron providing a ceremonial sword arch outside the Cathedral after the ceremony. Then it was on to the beautiful Bunchrew House on the shores of the Beauly Firth for the wedding breakfast and the opportunity to capture some wonderful photos of the happy couple with family and friends.

Thought I would share a couple from the day as we had such a wonderful time and Roddy, General Manager at Bunchrew, and his staff could not have been more helpful.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Bunchrew House Inverness Inverness Cathedral Jim Hunter Photography Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/bunchrew-house-hotel-wedding-photography Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:30:41 GMT
Inverness Cathedral and Bunchrew House Hotel Wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/inverness-cathedral-and-bunchrew-house-hotel-wedding-photography All packed and ready to head off to Inverness tomorrow morning to meet up with lesley and Ben for their rehearsal at Inverness Cathedral in the afternoon ahead of their Wedding there on Saturday.

Then off to Bunchrew house Hotel where we are staying for two nights as it's the Wedding breakfast venue.

Really looking forward to getting some unique images at two stunning locations. 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Bunchrew House wedding photography Inverness cathedral wedding photography Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/inverness-cathedral-and-bunchrew-house-hotel-wedding-photography Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:03:39 GMT
Wedding Photography at Sporting Lodge Hotel in Leigh https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/wedding-photography-at-sporting-lodge-hotel-in-leigh Thanks to Keilia and her partner Steven for booking us for their wedding at the Sporting Lodge Hotel in Leigh in May 2014.

Keilia was one of the lovely Brides to be who came along to the Warrington Weddings Festival at the Pyramid Centre in Warrington on Sunday so I visited her and her partner this evening to show them sample albums and find out their plans for their big day.

Another 2014 booking and two more meetings booked for when we get back from our Inverness wedding this weekend.

2013 is filling up nicely and we've already go several bookings in for 2014 so any Brides to be out there who might be interested should check soon to make sure we still have their date available. 

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Jim Hunter Photography Lancashire Wedding Sporting Lodge Hotel Walton Hall Wedding Warrington Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/wedding-photography-at-sporting-lodge-hotel-in-leigh Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:07:58 GMT
Warrington Wedding Photography - Wedding Fayre at Pyramid Centre https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/warrington-wedding-photography---wedding-fayre-at-pyramid-centre We had a great afternoon yesterday exhibiting Jim Hunter Photography at the Wedding Fayre at the Pyramid Centre in Warrington.

Lots of lovely Brides to be and their Grooms stopped by for a chat about their upcoming Warrington and Cheshire weddings.

We've got several follow-up meetings planned to visit couples and discuss their wedding photography wishes.

There was a catwalk show on the day with lots of bridal gowns by some of the biggest names on display.

Here's a shot of four of our lovely girls modelling the gowns.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Boutique wedding photography Cheshire Weddings Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography Wedding photographer Wedding" https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/warrington-wedding-photography---wedding-fayre-at-pyramid-centre Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:35:16 GMT
Lifestyle and engagement shoots and a wedding consult booking Sunday! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/lifestyle-and-engagement-shoots-and-a-wedding-consult-booking-sunday Had a great productive day.

Lifestyle shoot this morning with a lovely family then off to meet up with one of our upcoming wedding couples.

Home to process this morning's shoot then a phone call booking a wedding consult meeting tomorrow evening!

All ready to shoot some classical concert guitars tomorrow morning and a wedding consult meeting tomorrow evening.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) "Cheshire Weddings", Warrington, "Warrington wedding" Wedding Photography engagement shoot family photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/lifestyle-and-engagement-shoots-and-a-wedding-consult-booking-sunday Sun, 04 Nov 2012 22:12:25 GMT
Confetti or rose petals https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/confetti-or-rose-petals We've noticed recently that there seem to be fewer people taking confetti along to Weddings and have come to the conclusion it's all part of our desire to be more green!

Every recent Vicar or Priest we've spoken with has asked that we tell guests to please not throw any of the shiny metallic confetti as it sticks to paths and buildings and is expensive to clean off as it isn't biodegradable.

While the newer biodegradable confetti is more environmentally friendly it's a lot less colourful so we're encouraging couples to tell their families and friends to consider rose petals instead. They're certainly bigger, more colourful and biodegradable meaning everyone is happy and we get much nicer confetti shots with the bigger petals.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Jim Hunter Photography Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography Weddings confetti rose petals https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/11/confetti-or-rose-petals Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:25:13 GMT
Another shot from Kim Weaver and Craig Dunn's Wedding at Walton Hall https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/another-shot-from-kim-weaver-and-craig-dunns-wedding-at-walton-hall A quick mono conversion of a candid of Kim beside one of the Wedding cars in the rain.

Just love the backlighting in this shot.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Craig Dunn" Hall Kim Weaver:, Photography" Walton Walton Hall Walton Hall Wedding Wedding Wedding Photography Wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/another-shot-from-kim-weaver-and-craig-dunns-wedding-at-walton-hall Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:49:40 GMT
Helen and Jonny's Wedding at Rowton Hall https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/helen-and-jonnys-wedding-at-rowton-hall Just met with and booked the lovely Helen and Jonny's wedding at Rowton Hall in Christleton next July.

Helen was a Bridesmaid at the Wedding of Charlotte and Luke at Trafford Hall earlier this year so it was great to get the referral from Charlotte.

Really looking forward to shooting Helen as the Bride this time:) 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Christleton Wedding Rowton Hall Wedding Wedding Wedding photographer Wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/helen-and-jonnys-wedding-at-rowton-hall Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:33:11 GMT
New wedding album supplier https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/new-wedding-album-supplier We're always on the lookout for quality album manufacturers to help us offer more choice to our wedding clients.

Just took delivery today of a new sample album that will fill a gap in our range - really pleased with the quality and service and can't wait to display it as the Wedding Fayre at Warrington Town Hall this coming Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00.

We now have what we think tis a good range on offer from quality suppliers in the UK, Europe and Australia.  

Tell us what you would like to see in terms of a wedding album style and we'll see what the market has to offer however we insist on only offering quality products that will stand the test of time.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/new-wedding-album-supplier Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:35:28 GMT
Ads and businesses we work with and are happy to recommend https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/ads-and-businesses-we-work-with-and-are-happy-to-recommend Was surprised to get a request from a marketing company working on behalf of Marks & Spencer asking to place a paid ad on my web site. So that's the reason for the new ad on our blog page.

I'm also in the process of adding links for those businesses we work with and are happy to recommend.

Take a look at www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/links  and if you work with us and aren't listed please drop me an email and we can exchange links to mutual benefit.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Warrington Wedding Photography Weddings https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/ads-and-businesses-we-work-with-and-are-happy-to-recommend Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:01:35 GMT
Kim and Craig's Wedding at Walton Hall - complete with helicopter! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/kim-and-craigs-wedding-at-walton-hall---complete-with-helicopter Had an amazing time yesterday shooting Kim and Craig's Wedding at Warrington Parish Church then on to Walton Hall.

First success was convincing the Vicar he should let me shoot at the front of the Church which is usually a complete no-no in this church.

Second part of the day was an amazing helicopter trip for Andy when he accompanied the happy couple on their helicopter trip to Walton Hall in Warrington for their Wedding Breakfast celebrations. He got some great  shots of the crowd waiting their arrival on the ground while we shot the helicopter descent and the various aerobatics their pilot Mark did on the way.

This really is an amazing job helping such lovely people celebrate the biggest day of their lives.

Here's a sneak peek with a shot of Kim and Craig after they got out of the helicopter at Walton Hall.

Thanks to Mike and his team at Walton Hall for their help on the day. Keeping the area marshalled so that no other visitors could stray onto the landing area.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Walton Hall Walton Hall Wedding Warrington Wedding Wedding Photography Weddings boutique wedding photography boutique weddings https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/kim-and-craigs-wedding-at-walton-hall---complete-with-helicopter Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:25:24 GMT
Sarah & Chris's Wedding at Hope University Creative Campus Liverpool https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/sarah-chriss-wedding-at-hope-university-creative-campus-liverpool Great day with Sarah and Chris Wright at their Wedding on Saturday 29 September. Started out at Sarah's parents home then off to All Hallows Church at Allerton. Liverpool followed by Hope Uni creative Campus in the city for their Wedding breakfast where the Groom and Groomsmen decided to leap the pond in the gardens!!

Then it was off to  the Main campus at Hope Park for the evening celebrations where we got a few more relaxed shots of the Bride and Groom before their evening Reception.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Chris Wright Creative Campus Hope Hope University Liverpool Wedding Liverpool wedding photography Park" Sarah Vandewalle Wedding photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/sarah-chriss-wedding-at-hope-university-creative-campus-liverpool Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:40:20 GMT
Wedding and ice cream on Southport promenade! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/wedding-and-ice-cream-on-southport-promenade Had some great fun a couple of weeks ago shooting Tracy and Paul's Wedding in Southport.

After completing the group shots we wandered off along the promenade with the happy couple to grab a few more intimate shots away fomr the distraction of their guests and came across an ice cream van.

Too good an opportunity to resist for a non traditional Wedding shot so here it is

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Cheshire Weddings Merseyside Wedding Paul Higham Royal Clifton Hotel Wedding Southport Wedding Tracy Higham Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/10/wedding-and-ice-cream-on-southport-promenade Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:51:36 GMT
The Bride in the bath! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/the-bride-in-the-bath What an amazing day we had shooting Nicola and Jonny's Wedding at High Legh and Mere Court Hotel on Sunday 9 September.

One of the most lovely and cooperative Vicars you could ever hope to meet who even took part in some of the fun photos outside the church.

We had a great time and got some amazing shots of the happy couple. Even got some bedroom shots with them as they had the Presidential Suite where Bill Clinton stayed when he visited this beautiful venue.

Having almost finished the bedroom set Nicola looked in the bathroom and there was this huge Jacuzzi bath just begging for a gorgeous Bride to lie in it - so here she is!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Wedding Photographer Cheshire Wedding Photography Cheshire Weddings Jim Hunter Photography Mere Court Hotel Warrington Wedding Photographer Warrington Wedding Photography Wedding Wedding Photographer Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/the-bride-in-the-bath Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:17:23 GMT
Choosing your Wedding Photographer https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/6/choosing-your-wedding-photographer  

Choosing the right photographer for your Wedding is obviously a big decision so here are a few tips as to what we think you should be considering and asking:
 
• Do you like the style of their photography?

• Are they able to show you at least two albums of full weddings from bridal prep to first dance?

• Are they flexible in what they are prepared to do for you?
 
• Does what they offer fit within your budget? Many sources suggest that you budget no less that 10% of your total budget for your photography. After all, once the cake has been eaten. the flowers have wilted and your beautiful dress packed away, the only permanent reminder of the biggest day in your lives will be the photos captured for you on the day by your Wedding photographer.

• Do they offer a range of options that will fit WHAT YOU WANT? - or do they insist that you have a package with an album included even though you said you didn’t want or couldn’t afford one? We offer all couples the opportunity to simply pay for their photography and a disc of images with the option of ordering an album after the Wedding once their finances have recovered!

• Do they have all the necessary insurances (Public and Employer Liability and Professional Indemnity) in place? Some venues no refuse entry to photographers who can’t produce proof of insurance.

• Do they have backup equipment? Being very expensive doesn’t mean that professional cameras never fail and when they do it could ruin your day if there was no backup available.
• Do they have backup photographers? Anyone can get sick unexpectedly so it’s important to know they have a plan B should that happen.
• Do they have testimonials from previous couples?

• Do they offer a pre-wedding meeting or engagement shoot?
• Will they attend your rehearsal (assuming a church Wedding)? Good to meet your Vicar or Priest to check what photography they will allow on the day.

• Will the person who sold you their services be your photographer on the day or will a complete stranger turn up?

• Is the photographer someone you can relate to and get along with? After all, other than your new Spouse, you will spend more time with your photographer than anyone else on your big day. If you think they are not the type of person you could get along with then it is likely to end up a stressful experience which will most likely show in the photos of what should be the happiest day of your lives. 

I appreciate this is quite a lot to digest but it is the most important day of your lives so hopefully this will help you Brides and Grooms to be out there in making your choice and avoiding the possible pitfalls along the way.

Good luck and please feel free to call us for a no obligation meeting to discuss your big day.
 
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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Jim Hunter Photography Warrington Wedding choosing your wedding photographer https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/6/choosing-your-wedding-photographer Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:00:25 GMT
Yesterday's Wedding - Helen and Eduardo at The Cottons Hotel Knutsford https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/yesterdays-wedding---helen-and-eduardo-at-the-cottons-hotel-knutsford Just got this photo from the Mother of yesterday’s Bride as she was viewing their Honeymoon Album and chilling between their Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception. I really love being able to capture the emotions of a couple’s big day and giving them something to take on honeymoon with them so they don’t have to wait until they come home for some photos.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cottons Hotel Knutsford Honeymoon album Knutsford Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/yesterdays-wedding---helen-and-eduardo-at-the-cottons-hotel-knutsford Sat, 05 May 2012 21:06:15 GMT
Helen and Eduardo at The Cottons Hotel in Knutsford https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/helen-and-eduardo-at-the-cottons-hotel-in-knutsford  

Well the weather was kind to us today for the wedding of Helen and Eduardo.

Lots of family and friends from Spain gave the day a different feel to many of our recent weddings and it was great fun.

Here’s a sneak peek of them on the platform at The Cottons after the ceremony at the Church of the Ascension in Woolston.

Helen and Eduardo at The Cottons Hotel in Knutsford

Helen and Eduardo at The Cottons Hotel in Knutsford

We still have a few dates left for this year so if any of your family or friends are getting married why not tell them to give us a call and see how we can capture the emotion and special moments of their big day for posterity.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cottons Hotel Eduardo Oriz Helen Simpson Knutsford The Cottons Hotel https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/helen-and-eduardo-at-the-cottons-hotel-in-knutsford Fri, 04 May 2012 21:43:18 GMT
Jen & Chris engagement shoot - Warrington Town Hall https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/jen-chris-engagement-shoot---warrington-tow-nhall  

Had a fun hour this morning with Jen and Chris when we met up for their engagement shoot in Warrington.

They're getting married in May at Warrington Town Hall so we met up at Starbucks, had a chat over a coffee then off to the venue where I showed them some of the little hidden gem locations both inside and outside the building that we can use to get stunning images on their special day.

After that we wandered round the gardens and took some fun shots of them to help get them used to working with us.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Jim Hunter Photography Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/jen-chris-engagement-shoot---warrington-tow-nhall Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:01:33 GMT
Nicola & Tony's Wedding at Styal Lodge, Cheshire https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/nicola-tonys-wedding-at-styal-lodge-cheshire Our second Thursday Wedding of the year yesterday with Nicola and Tony Georgiou at Styal Lodge in Cheshire. This beautiful location is purely a Wedding venue, no other functions  take place here which makes it extra special and in huge demand among the elite of Cheshire and the surrounding counties.

We visited the venue some weeks ago with Nicola and Tony to discuss the layout and where we thought we could get the best shots for them on their special day.

Despite the best efforts of the Met Office we managed to avoid rain for most of the day however we did get a light shower while we were down at the platform on the lake which gave us the opportunity for the first ever umbrella shots at the venue for their blog and web site.

The Higham family who own the venue are the most helpful venue owners you could wish to meet and special thanks goes to Poppy who ferried us to the platform and back on the golf buggy.

We still have a few Wedding dates available for 2012so if you know anyone planning to get married who would like the emotions and memories of their big day captured in a special way that fits their personalities give them our number (01925 393 723) and let us show them how we can help make their Wedding day memories live on through a wonderful collection of photographs.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Weddings Styal Lodge https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/nicola-tonys-wedding-at-styal-lodge-cheshire Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:41:30 GMT
Wedding Fayre at The Heath Runcorn on Sunday 1st April https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/wedding-fayre-at-the-heath-runcorn-on-sunday-1st-april  

Spent a great day at the Wedding Fayre organised by NKH Promotions at The Heath in Runcorn yesterday.

Lots of lovely couples to talk with about their upcoming weddings and several appointments to go discuss.

Here's just one of the lovely Bridal models who were working the catwalk for Bride to Be. Can't recall when I last saw so many different dresses at a local event.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Bridal Bridal Wear Jim Hunter Photography Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/wedding-fayre-at-the-heath-runcorn-on-sunday-1st-april Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:45:11 GMT
Photos published in Wedding Ideas magazine! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/photos-published-in-wedding-ideas-magazine  

Just had a set of my Wedding images published in the Real Weddings feature in the April edition of Wedding Ideas magazine!

We shot the Wedding of Zoe and Mark Lancaster back in June of 2011 at Taxal, just outside Whaley Bridge in The Peak District.

It was a farmhouse wedding with a marquee decorated with wild flowers and a real English country garden theme.

The ceremony was at a lovely little church down the lane from the farmhouse and the Bridal party and guests were all transported back to the farmhouse in decorated open-top trailers pulled by vintage tractors.

It really  was a special day. Even the heavens opening as we left the church didn’t dampen any spirits and everyone was quite happy getting soaked on the short trip back to the farmhouse in the trailers.

The whole day was fabulous with a Basil Fawlty impersonator as Toastmaster and entertainment, and a rock band for the evening reception music. A local singer/songwriter even composed something just for them.

I bumped into Zoe only yesterday and she tells me that everyone is still raving about the wonderful day they all had.

Here are a few pages from their Graphistudio album to give some idea of what it was all about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Peak District Taxal Wedding Wedding Ideas magazine Weddings Whaley Bridge https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/photos-published-in-wedding-ideas-magazine Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:27:26 GMT
Wedding at the Fir Grove Hotel, Grappenhall, Warrington https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-at-the-fir-grove-hotel-grappenhall-warrington  

What a great day we had yesterday shooting Maria and Wez’s Wedding at St Vincent’s in Altrincham and then at The Fir Grove Hotel in Grappenhall.

Some great images but don’t even ask about the ripping time one of the guests had with the bear!

Maria and Wez Wedding at the Fir Grove Hotel in Grappenhall - by Jim Hunter Photography

Dropped their Honeymoon album off at the Fir Grove this morning then went on to an engagement shoot at Statham Lodge Hotel in Lymm.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Altrincham Cheshire Fir Grove Warrington Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-at-the-fir-grove-hotel-grappenhall-warrington Sat, 17 Mar 2012 15:21:28 GMT
Engagement shoot at Willow Park https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/engagement-shoot-at-willow-park Had a great time on Saturday morning with Jackie, Jon and their kids doing  a fun version of an engagement shoot in Willow Park in Newton-le-Willows.

Lots of really good family shots and some of the couple on their own as well as some of the kids on their own.

Thought I would just share a few here to show how much we all enjoyed it.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/engagement-shoot-at-willow-park Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:59:46 GMT
Wedding bookings galore! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-bookings-galore  

Can't believe we've booked four weddings this week so far!

I saw somewhere that Weddings in England and Wales are up around 4% and it certainly seems like some happy couples have got the Valentines bug!

Our bookings for this year are already up 40% on 2011 and enquiries keep on coming. Had to turn down four in the last two weeks as we are already booked on the dates.

Why not visit www.warringtonweddings.com and see the special referral offer we have running.

 Working with our friend Natasha at The Little Basket Shop is really helping promote both our businesses in the Weddings market. 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Wedding Weddings jim hunter photography little basket shop https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-bookings-galore Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:07:40 GMT
Great week for Wedding bookings! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/great-week-for-wedding-bookings-  

This has to go down as probably my best ever week for Wedding bookings.

Three Wedding confirmed since Sunday, all at stunning venues - Warrington Town Hall, The Mere and Angel Fields at Hope University,  and it's only halfway through the week and we took Monday off to go to Focus on Imaging!

On top of that a great family shoots session last Saturday with lots of happy clients viewing and ordering.

Meetings tomorrow with a local hotel and a marketing organisation, an 18th party on Friday night and an engagement shoot on Saturday.

Got a feeling I'm going to be glad of a rest on Sunday!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Angel Fields The Mere Warrington town Hall Wedding booking https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/great-week-for-wedding-bookings- Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:18:26 GMT
Family Portraits with Toucan Images at Ellesmere Port https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/family-portraits-with-toucan-images-at-ellesmere-port  

Spent today with my friends at Toucan Images in Ellesmere Port photographing five different families.

Had some great fun with everyone - ready for a shower and dinner now:)

Here's a shot of Harley having fun this afternoon.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Family Portraits https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/family-portraits-with-toucan-images-at-ellesmere-port Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:43:16 GMT
Wedding at Mere Court Hotel https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-at-mere-court-hotel The lovely Nicola and Jonny have booked us as photographers for their Wedding at Mere Court Hotel in September.

Really looking forward to shooting at this stunning venue in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Here's a shot of the hotel and conservatory taken looking across the lake.

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/3/wedding-at-mere-court-hotel Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:54:49 GMT
Go on girls - propose to him - you know you want to! https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/go-on-girls---propose-to-him---you-know-you-want-to- For all you ladies out there who are fed up waiting for the man in your life to pop the question today is your big chance to propose to him and not feel silly (or desperate!) about it.

When you've done that and he's accepted give us a call and book your wedding photography!

 

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/go-on-girls---propose-to-him---you-know-you-want-to- Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:53:41 GMT
Walton Hall Wedding Fayre - Warrington, Cheshire https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/walton-hall-wedding-fayre Had a great day at Walton Hall Wedding Fayre on Sunday.

Thanks to the lovely Laura and Sam for booking us on the day for their Wedding in December.

Some other lovely couples came to see and we’ll hopefully be meeting up in the next week to see if we might be able to help them celebrate their big day by capturing stunning images for them to remember it for posterity.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Cheshire Jim Hunter Photography Photographer Photography Warrington Warrington Wedding Wedding Wedding Fayre Wedding Photography https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/walton-hall-wedding-fayre Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:11:06 GMT
Pinterest https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/pinterest Lots of people have started to upload and share images on the Pinterest.com web site where it is possible to pin images for future reference and to share favourites.

What might be a concern for those whose photography is their only or main source of income is the following clause in their terms and conditions.

 

 

Member Content

We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content through the Site, Application or Services, you hereby grant to Cold Brew Labs a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content only on, through or by means of the Site, Application or Services. Cold Brew Labs does not claim any ownership rights in any such Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Member Content.

Now I'm no legal expert but that sounds to me like something of a rights grab even though they don't claim any ownership. 

So if you use Pinterest and upload images make sure that you are prepared to lose control of their distribution and are quite happy for someone else to sell them.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Pinterest rights grab https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/pinterest Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:36:12 GMT
Studio with Katy and Ollie https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/studio-with-katy-and-ollie Spent a great hour in the studio yesterday with Katy and her two boys.

Here's one of the shots of her with Oliver - he was a little unhappy at first but soon lightened up!

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) jim hunter photography studio https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/studio-with-katy-and-ollie Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:44:11 GMT
Wedding Fayre at Walton Hall Warrington - Sunday 26 February https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/wedding-fayre-at-walton-hall-warrington---sunday-26-february For all you Brides to be out there who were already planning to get married or got engaged on Valentine’s Day why not come along to the Wedding Fayre at Walton Hall in Warrington this Sunday – 26th February from 12:00 until 16:00.

As usual we’ll have a Wedding Fayre special offer for all those Brides who register and book their Wedding with us but you’ll need to be quick if you’re tying the knot in 2012 as most dates are already booked.

For those we have left we’re offering a range of special offers to tempt you.

From £100 off through to a FREE Wedding album these are very special deals so make sure you come along and talk to us about your big day.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) Jim Hunter Photography Walton Gardens Walton Hall Wedding https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/wedding-fayre-at-walton-hall-warrington---sunday-26-february Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:59:44 GMT
First Zenfolio blog post https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/first-zenfolio-blog-post Well I didn't realise that blogs were now part of Zenfolio so here is my first attempt.

Spending a few days with family in Scotland and took some great shots of my Granddaughters yesterday.

Here's just one of them.

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jim@jimhunterphotography.co.uk (Jim Hunter Photography) children's portraits kid's portraits https://www.jimhunterphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/first-zenfolio-blog-post Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:19:54 GMT