There’s often a presumption that wedding photojournalists are only concerned with documenting people at weddings and that we don’t really bother with wedding detail shots. Well, that’s why I’ve chosen this photo of a wedding cake at the Marriott Meon Valley Hotel and Country Club near Southampton in Hampshire for inclusion in my Why I Love This Image series.
Wedding Details & the Wedding Photojournalist
As an experienced wedding photographer I realise the importance of details shots. After all, you have spent a lot of time, thought and money on choosing the smaller details of your wedding day. It’s only natural you will want a documented record of these. And a wedding photojournalist is there to capture all elements of your wedding story.
But when I shoot the wedding details, such as a wedding cake, I also like to include some context and, wherever possible, some storytelling too. There’s definitely no reason you can’t pull all these elements together, as this wedding cake shot demonstrates.
The Wedding at the Marriott Meon Valley Hotel
The wedding cake take’s centre stage and I’ve taken a slightly lower perspective to add a little drama – as well as eliminating some of the less desirable things like table legs and carpet. Beyond that you have waiters serving food to the wedding party at the Marriott Meon Valley. This inclusion, ensures the wedding cake is set within the story of the day, rather than just another anonymous wedding cake from another anonymous wedding. And by having it in black and white, it really compliments the strong graphic nature of the image.
In my opinion it really adds to Sam and Kevin’s unique wedding story and that’s definitely why I love this image.
Contact Me To Discuss Your Wedding Plans
So if you think a wedding photojournalism approach would be ideal for documenting the individual and special story of your wedding day, then I’d love to chat with you about your wedding plans. Likewise, if you’re getting married at the Marriott Meon Valley near Southampton in Hampshire then lets definitely chat.
You can give me a call or send a text to 07920 422144. Or send me a message to my contact page with details of your wedding and I’ll get straight back to you.