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Meon Valley Marriott Wedding Photography – Sam & Kevin

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a silhouetted bride and groon sharing a kiss.

A Real Story of a Real Wedding: Sam & Kevin at Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, Hampshire – a wedding reportage approach.

As a wedding photojournalist I have to be prepared for each and every eventuality. No two weddings are ever the same, so when Sam and Kevin asked me to photograph their small, intimate and fun wedding at the Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, I was both intrigued and fascinated as to what the day would throw at me.

Now just because someone is a having a small wedding there’s no reason to think it won’t throw up all the emotions, moments and drama of a much bigger wedding. And Sam and Kevin’s day certainly didn’t disappoint.

Despite the miserbale wet October weather outside, things inside were anything but miserable – it really was a wedding of laughs. As the Bride, Sam really had to fight the giggles throughout the ceremony and that wasn’t easy with both Kevin and the Registrar finding every opportunity to make her laugh.  Of course, this was perfect for me…wedding photojournalism is really a great way of capturing all those genuine, candid and funny moments.

Whilst there was no evening reception there was certainly a lot of fun to be had throughout the wedding breakfast and speeches, as I’m sure my wedding reportage approach demonstrates.

So, the one thing Sam and Kevin’s Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography demonstrates: a small wedding can certainly still pack a big punch!

Part of my Wedding Stories series.

Getting married at the Meon Valley Marriott Hotel near Southampton or elsewhere and are interested in my candid, natural and wedding photojournalism approach to your wedding day? Then lets have an informal chat about your plans. Call me on 07920 422144 or leave me a message here.

Here is a very small selection of photos from Sam & Kevin’s real wedding story at the Meon Valley Marriot Hotel near Southampton, Hampshire.

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride being helped into her wedding dress during the bridal preparations

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride looking at a lucky horseshoe during the bridal preparations

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a bridesmaid caught in the reflection of a mirror, during the wedding morning bridal preparations

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride looking a little surprised by something the wedding planner has said, during the bridal preparations

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest bring the wedding flowers into the bridal suite

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride looking thoughtful and pensive during the bridal preparations.

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the mother-of-the-groom looking at her mobile phone, before the start of the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the groom waiting nervously for the bride to arrive

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the groom turning to watch the bride arrive for the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride and groom laughing during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride trying to supress a laugh during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Registrar making the bride laugh during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Best Man handing the Groom a wedding ring, during the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Groom placing the ring on the Bride's finger, during the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride laughing during the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a small boy looking on with astonishment during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a wedding guest capturing the bride and groom on her mobile phone, during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride and groom enjoying a kiss during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a waiter readjusting the red carpetduring the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of two young children playing during the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest capturing a photo of the bride and groom, on a mobile phone, as they sign the wedding register

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the groom giving his daughter a cuddle at the end of the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of thebride with a drink after the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest hugging the bride after the wedding service.

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of wedding guests chatting after the wedding ceremony

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a young boy playing with the bride's lucky black cat

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride and groom laughing during the drinks reception

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Best Man chatting with guests at the drinks reception

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride adjusting her wedding dress after the wedding service

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a young boy carrying a bouquet during a group shot

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a waiter serving food during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride and groom kissing during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest entertaining a young boy during the wedding breakfast    Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a young boy playfully poking his tongue out, during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest entertaining a young boy, during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a wedding guest drinking champagne during the wedding speeches    Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of guests eating during the wedding reception.

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride being shown the menu during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the mother of the groom playing with two children during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a guest being amused by a young boy during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of a child playing with a toy during the wedding breakfast

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Groom being amused by the Best Man's speech

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the bride smiling as the Groom make his speech, during the wedding reception

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Groom and wedding party laughing during the wedding speeches

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the Groom's parents laughing during the wedding speeches

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the groom watching his children by the wedding cake

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel wedding photography of the mother of the groom taking a photo of the bride and groom, with her mobile phone.

Documenting The Real Story Of Your Wedding. Never Dictating it.

My Wedding Stories show you a chronological selection of photos from throughout a REAL wedding day, rather than just images specially selected for a portfolio (us photographers love to do that.)  After all, your wedding photography should be about your entire day rather than the very best images from the day.  I hope this not only gives you a feel of a whole wedding day but also demonstrates how my wedding photojournalism captures the natural moments, candid emotions and real events of the day – without the need to set up or stage fake moments.

If you are getting married and enjoy my documentary wedding photography approach, then I’d really love to chat to you about your plansDrop me a line here.

Or call me on 07920 422144.

 

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