JHunter Photography | Key West Wedding Photographers http://jhunterphotography.com Key West destination wedding & engagement photography Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:45:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 How To Plan Your Own Destination Wedding http://jhunterphotography.com/how-to-plan-your-own-destination-wedding/ http://jhunterphotography.com/how-to-plan-your-own-destination-wedding/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 02:50:46 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=19892 Destination weddings allow you to celebrate your special day in an exotic location and with the people you love. However, before you start to plan one, you’ll need to make the necessary considerations to make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Not sure where to start? At J. Hunter Photography, we’ve been a part of numerous Key West weddings, and have our fair share of easily-avoidable mistakes. That being said, we’ve compiled a list of things you should be sure to note when planning a destination wedding of your very own.

  1. Location- The first logical step is picking the location. What’s important here is doing adequate research. Do your best not to get your heart set on a specific place since budgetary concerns, availability and numerous other factors will play a huge role in choosing the location of your wedding. We suggest you make a list of up to three different possible locations, and then begin researching venues in each to see which location will work the best for you.
  2. Guests- Consider who you’ll want at your wedding and make arrangements to accommodate the guests you simply can’t get married without. Destination weddings will naturally narrow down your guest list due to travel expenses and availability, so make sure that the important people in your life will be able to come.
  3. Budget- Make sure that your budget is completely figured out before taking on this project. Destination weddings can be costly, but certainly worthwhile. If you know how much you are willing to spend, then you’ll be able to adequately research locations and different packages available that will cater to your financial needs.
  4. Photographer- You will have to make a decision when it comes to the wedding photographer: do you hire a local of the location or bring someone from home? We suggest that you consider hiring someone familiar with the area, as they will be experienced in taking high quality photography in that specific location. You may know of a wonderful photographer from your hometown, but you can’t guarantee that he or she will have the appropriate understanding of how to best utilize the lighting and background of your destination.
  5. Double check- Make sure to confirm your reservations months in advance, and stay on top of it. You don’t want to have to look for back-up services once you’ve arrived, so make sure that you double and triple check any arrangements you have made.

As far as destination weddings go, there are a handful of classic mistakes people make. But if you’re organized and take the proper precautions and time to plan, then your wedding is sure to be a success. And if you’re looking to have a wedding in the Key West area, make sure to give us a call here at J. Hunter Photography.

 

 

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Best Destination Wedding Locations http://jhunterphotography.com/best-destination-wedding-locations/ http://jhunterphotography.com/best-destination-wedding-locations/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:31:25 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=20182 So you’ve decided to have a destination wedding- an admirable choice.  But where do you start?  The answer is: location.  The location has a significant impact upon every aspect of wedding planning when you are holding your wedding at an exotic location.  But with so many diverse places in the world, how are you supposed to choose just one?  To help you with your decision, we have narrowed down the 5 best locations to have a destination wedding.

 

Top Places in the World to have a Destination Wedding

 

  1. Las Vegas- A Vegas wedding adds an element of excitement to your nuptials.  With the unique backdrop and variety of activities, this is a vacation your guests will not mind taking.  Offering an abundance of beautiful venues that vary in elegance, no matter what kind of wedding you’re hoping to achieve, Vegas can take you there.
  2. Paris- The romance capital of the world, this is a hot spot for a destination wedding.  Think of the pictures- the Eiffel tower in the background, the beauty and charm of France permeating every frame.  The only drawback in this destination is the price- a Paris wedding will cost you.  It’s up to you to decide what’s worth it.
  3. Colorado- Consider the natural beauty of Colorado.  With a mountainous background and an abundance of red rock- this location is for lovers of nature.  If you’re thinking of having an outdoor or rustic wedding, then make sure Colorado is at the top of your list!
  4. Australia- An exotic location that is within such a wonderful proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is an amazing place for a wedding.  With an array of options for activities and so much natural beauty to be taken in, Australia provides one of the best places for a destination wedding.
  5. Key West- Our personal favorite on this list, Key West provides the exotic and tropical setting without the hassle of leaving the country.  The beauty of the sand and beaches is unbeatable, and it provides the perfect vacation atmosphere to make your guests (and yourself!) feel at peace.

 

As you can see, these locations are very different, but each rewarding in their own way.  When choosing a location for your wedding, be sure to pick a place that best represents you and your tastes.  It’s impossible to please everyone- but it’s more than possible to make yourself happy.  And if you decide to have your wedding in Key West, make sure to look up J. Hunter Photography for photographic knowledge and experience in destination weddings.

 

 

As you can see, these locations are very different, but each rewarding in their own way.  When choosing a location for your wedding, be sure to pick a place that best represents you and your tastes.  It’s impossible to please everyone- but it’s more than possible to make yourself happy.  And if you decide to have your wedding in Key West, make sure to look up J. Hunter Photography for photographic knowledge and experience in destination weddings.

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Celebrities and Destination Weddings http://jhunterphotography.com/celebrities-and-destination-weddings/ http://jhunterphotography.com/celebrities-and-destination-weddings/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:31:29 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=18318 While it can be just as fun to have your wedding in your hometown, there is something exciting about having a destination wedding. Celebrating at an exotic location with your closest friends and family and beginning your honeymoon immediately is the perfect wedding for some brides.

Although we can’t all afford the type of weddings celebrities can, especially the destination weddings, it’s nice to dream! Over the past few years or so, there have been a number of celebrity weddings all over the world. With a little help from our friends at The Travel Channel, we are going to delve into some of the locations, both domestic and international, celebrities have chosen for their nuptials.

Italy seems to be one of the more popular choices for celebrity weddings. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel exchanged vows at the Borgo Egnazia Resort in Fasano, in Italy’s Puglia region. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also got married in Italy’s Odescalchi Castle at Lake Bracciano. Another couple who tied the knot in Italy is Emily Blunt and John Krasinsk; they wed in Italy’s Lake Como region at the Villa d’Este.

Choosing to stay in the United States, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot at the Boon Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. This is one of America’s oldest working plantations, and a truly breathtaking wedding venue.

Taking their nuptials to the Caribbean, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck exchanged vows at the Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos on the white sandy beach.

A truly exotic wedding, Russel Brand and Katy Perry got hitched in Jaipur, India, whereas The Beckhams wed in Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin, Ireland.

While celebrities tend to have a larger budget for their nuptials, there is no reason you can’t have an exotic and gorgeous destination wedding. It may not be as extravagant, but we can assure you it will be just as beautiful. Where is your dream wedding destination?

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Advantages of Hiring a Wedding Planner http://jhunterphotography.com/advantages-of-hiring-a-wedding-planner/ http://jhunterphotography.com/advantages-of-hiring-a-wedding-planner/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:56:16 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=19740 A wedding is a celebration of two loved ones coming together as one. Your wedding should be a dream come true, reflecting the love between you and your spouse.

Far too many times, weddings become a stressful experience, for all parties involved. This is where the help of a wedding planner comes in. With some help from our friends at The Knot, we have compiled five advantages of hiring a wedding planner.

  1. Your Day Should be Perfect: Your wedding day should be perfect and go off without a hitch.  A wedding planner not only helps you plan and execute your dream wedding, but are there with you the day of to make sure everything is perfect.
  2. Reducing Stress: Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience for many couples during a time that should be exciting. A wedding planner knows the ins and outs of a wedding and can take care of the small, irritating details.
  3. Sticking to a Budget: When you work with a wedding planner, it’s imperative to set a budget. Once the budget is set, it’s the job of the planner to stick to it. With their knowledge of the industry, your wedding planner can help you decide and give you advice about where and what to spend your money on.
  4. Planning a Destination Wedding: If you are planning a destination wedding, hiring a planner is imperative. Since you don’t live in the area and may not even know much about the area, the help of a local, experienced wedding planner will make a great difference in the outcome of you day. Leave all the details, from finding a venue and local vendors to the planner and enjoy your engagement!
  5. Making your Vision a Reality: Whether you know exactly what you want for your wedding or need some help designing and implementing your vision, a planner can help make your vision a reality or even help you decide on your dream wedding. From industry secrets to knowing what colors, flowers and accessories work best, investing in a wedding planner will help make your day a true dream come true.

While these are just five advantages of hiring a wedding planner, as you can see, investing in a planner can truly make a difference. A planner can help turn your day from ordinary to extraordinary, and who doesn’t want that?

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Spring & Summer Collection http://jhunterphotography.com/spring-summer-key-west-wedding-photographer/ http://jhunterphotography.com/spring-summer-key-west-wedding-photographer/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 04:21:35 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=16813 Visit our Pinterest boards to see thousands of Key West wedding photos!

An Unforgettable Florida Wedding

Author: Ultimate Beach Weddings

If you want to have a wedding in a tropical paradise setting, then a Florida wedding is the right one for you and your loved one. A Florida wedding comes complete with all the right ingredients for a perfect romantic wedding you can ask for. It will surely make your big day an unforgettable one.

A Florida wedding package can be affordable in which you can invite just a handful of friends and family members. You can also opt for lavish beach weddings where several hundred guests can attend to make your matrimonial day an event to remember to last a lifetime of memories.

Most Florida wedding packages are arranged with the help of a wedding planner who includes all the details right down to your reception and even the itinerary of your honeymoon afterwards. But if you prefer anything more unique, wedding planners can suggest any location you like from the Pan Handle to Key West to Miami to Tampa. Anywhere literally includes those outlying barrier reef islands!

There is a Florida wedding package to suit your tastes which range from historical, tropical, romantic, beach or island paradise locations. Even city locations are included if you like a traditional indoor wedding ceremony. A Florida wedding is your chance to realize your affordable dream wedding.

Wedding professionals can get you through all the minute details of a Florida wedding from the marriage license to contacting all the wedding vendors (wedding cake, refreshments and catering) right down to the musicians (if you want live music to make your wedding day a truly romantic wedding).

You can contact wedding planners that specialize in a Florida wedding even on-line and get a free cost estimate. They can customize a dream package for your Florida wedding whether is just for 2 people or for a full-blown entire family affair. What’s more important is that prior consultation can get you special arrangements to honor your culture, tradition and religion.

It is no wonder couples planning to get hitched choose a Florida wedding rather than Las Vegas- style weddings because of the added solemnity and the spectacular surroundings and background. A Florida wedding can be held almost anywhere you like such as bed and breakfast settings, a quaint chapel, an outdoor gazebo, a country club setting or a lush tropical garden setting.

A Florida wedding can set your imagination free for that perfect and very personal wedding you had always dreamed about. A Florida wedding will exceed all your expectations and make even the most jaded person cry for the sheer romance and beauty of the ceremony.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/weddings-articles/an-unforgettable-florida-wedding-florida-wedding-824104.html

About the Author

If you want to have a wedding in a tropical paradise setting, then a Florida wedding is the right one for you and your loved one. A Florida wedding comes complete with all the right ingredients for a perfect romantic wedding you can ask for. It will surely make your big day an unforgettable one.

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An Unforgettable Florida Wedding (Florida Wedding)

Author: Ultimate Beach Weddings

If you want to have a wedding in a tropical paradise setting, then a Florida wedding is the right one for you and your loved one. A Florida wedding comes complete with all the right ingredients for a perfect romantic wedding you can ask for. It will surely make your big day an unforgettable one.

A Florida wedding package can be affordable in which you can invite just a handful of friends and family members. You can also opt for lavish beach weddings where several hundred guests can attend to make your matrimonial day an event to remember to last a lifetime of memories.

Most Florida wedding packages are arranged with the help of a wedding planner who includes all the details right down to your reception and even the itinerary of your honeymoon afterwards. But if you prefer anything more unique, wedding planners can suggest any location you like from the Pan Handle to Key West to Miami to Tampa. Anywhere literally includes those outlying barrier reef islands!

There is a Florida wedding package to suit your tastes which range from historical, tropical, romantic, beach or island paradise locations. Even city locations are included if you like a traditional indoor wedding ceremony. A Florida wedding is your chance to realize your affordable dream wedding.

Wedding professionals can get you through all the minute details of a Florida wedding from the marriage license to contacting all the wedding vendors (wedding cake, refreshments and catering) right down to the musicians (if you want live music to make your wedding day a truly romantic wedding).

You can contact wedding planners that specialize in a Florida wedding even on-line and get a free cost estimate. They can customize a dream package for your Florida wedding whether is just for 2 people or for a full-blown entire family affair. What's more important is that prior consultation can get you special arrangements to honor your culture, tradition and religion.

It is no wonder couples planning to get hitched choose a Florida wedding rather than Las Vegas- style weddings because of the added solemnity and the spectacular surroundings and background. A Florida wedding can be held almost anywhere you like such as bed and breakfast settings, a quaint chapel, an outdoor gazebo, a country club setting or a lush tropical garden setting.

A Florida wedding can set your imagination free for that perfect and very personal wedding you had always dreamed about. A Florida wedding will exceed all your expectations and make even the most jaded person cry for the sheer romance and beauty of the ceremony.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/weddings-articles/an-unforgettable-florida-wedding-florida-wedding-824104.html

About the Author

If you want to have a wedding in a tropical paradise setting, then a Florida wedding is the right one for you and your loved one. A Florida wedding comes complete with all the right ingredients for a perfect romantic wedding you can ask for. It will surely make your big day an unforgettable one.

Engagement – Fort Lauderdale http://jhunterphotography.com/fort-lauderdale-engagement-by-the-sea/ http://jhunterphotography.com/fort-lauderdale-engagement-by-the-sea/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:53:52 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=10285 “Thank you JHunter for our amazing wedding / engagement pics!!! We are so pleased we chose you :) the vibrant colors and sharpness/clarity were unreal. Truly you captured every emotion/detail and the entire event in such a unique manner!!! You guys are the best in the industry and Hannah is so friendly and professional :) we are grateful for the captured memories!!!”

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Key West Film Collection http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-film-photos/ http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-film-photos/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:03:21 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=20223 This is my growing Key West collection, most of which has been shot on medium format (film) with a Fuji GF670. Having started in the Spring of 2013, my intent is to document as much Key West character as I can. I have seen the island go through many changes since 1990 and wish I had started doing this sooner! It’s a diverse collection of popular locations, structures and people. You can also find more photos on our Pinterest page. Enjoy my take on Key West! John

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http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-film-photos/feed/ 0 Key West On FilmThis is my collection of medium format (film) photos taken with a Fuji GF670. Having started in the Spring of 2013, my intent is to document as much Key West character as I come across. I have seen the island go through a lot of changes since 1990 and wish I had started doing this sooner! It is a diverse collection of popular locations, structures and people that will continue to grow. Enjoy my take on Key West! John
Rebekah & Brett’s Palm Beach Nuptial http://jhunterphotography.com/palm-beach-omphoy-wedding/ http://jhunterphotography.com/palm-beach-omphoy-wedding/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 03:15:15 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=20155 This is a unique collection of images from an over the top wedding and trash the dress session at the Omphoy Hotel in Palm Beach. Not the usual style for JHunter Photo, but sometimes you gotta step out of your comfort zone :-) Photo credit: John Hunter, Hannah Wizenberg-Hunter, Nathaniel Johnston.

 

Palm Beach bride & groom

Key West, Florida wedding photographs by JHunter Photography

Palm Beach bride

Palm Beach wedding cake

Palm Beach bride & groom

Palm Beach bridesmaid

Palm Beach bridal portrait

Palm Beach bridal portrait

Palm Beach bride at the Omphoy Hotel

Palm Beach bride & groom at the Omphoy Hotel

Palm Beach bride & groom at the Omphoy Hotel

Palm Beach bride

Palm Beach wedding

Florida bridal shoot

Palm Bech bridal shoot

Palm Beach bridesmaid

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Palm Beach bridal shoot

Palm Beach bridal shoot

Palm Beach bridesmaid

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Palm Beach bride at the Omphoy Hotel

Palm Beach trash the dress

 

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Reach Resort & Strip House http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-wedding-reach-resort-strip-house/ http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-wedding-reach-resort-strip-house/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:18:21 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=10584 Visit our Reach Resort & Strip House Pinterest collection to see the most up to date photos! ]]> http://jhunterphotography.com/key-west-wedding-reach-resort-strip-house/feed/ 0 Reach Resort & Strip House Erica & Mike Engagement http://jhunterphotography.com/engagement-photos-asbury-park/ http://jhunterphotography.com/engagement-photos-asbury-park/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 18:24:07 +0000 http://jhunterphotography.com/?p=9042 I had a great time shooting Erica & Mike’s engagement session in historic & trendy Asbury Park, New Jersey. Having spent much time there myself over the years, it was a great opportunity to experience the evolution of the area as well as take advantage of the scenery & atmosphere for a unique & fun photo-shoot. Erica & Mike are energetic, fun loving & up for anything. We turned the session into a photo exploration of the area. Started at the boardwalk & the beach, did a walk through town where we found a pond with a quaint bridge and then drove through neighboring areas where we found a few white tail deer grazing in a clearing on an abandoned property. They were kind enough to share the woods with us.

We are really excited to be photographing their wedding at the Westin Resort in April with the fabulous ladies from Simply You Weddings.

Visit our Engagement board on Pinterest to see our latest photos!

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