Hello there again, still david here from yes you guessed it www.davidpurslow.com
As you can see i am burning the midnight oil here in Pembrokeshire as the new year kicks off to a great start. Had a couple of emails already from prospective brides and it looks like between Christmas and the New Year a few of you lucky ladies got some nice new diamonds to help celebrate with !
Okay, of all the testimonials I received in 2008, this by far is the one that brought a HUGE lump to my throat. Its because of this reason I have not put it up yet, I thought long and hard about it but decided that for 2009 I would add it as it really brings home just how important actually having a photographer at your wedding rather than a family member or friend to take a few pictures. I HOPE none of you have to discover the value of photos that Sian had too so soon after her wedding.
I had the greatest pleasure of shooting the wedding of Sian and Simon earler in 2008, if I remember correctly it was the first of my weddings at the Beggars Reach Hotel in Burton Pembrokeshire in 2008.
One of the photos she is talking about in her email to me is the one shown below both the having it taken and the final outcome of the photo. In the version Sian had for her wall blown up really big, I removed the curtain hanging down and cleaned up the image a lot, the image shown below has been taken directly off the wedding preview post I put up earlier last year that can be see here if you like.
Here is Sian’s Email – Sian god bless you and I hope you and Simon had a great new year X
Well….i couldnt wait! Im surprised ive lasted as long as i have……
I went and took the wedding photos to my mum…..And she absolutly loved them!
Now my mum is a very crictal person
But not a bad word or remark …..she couldnt find anything wrong with any of the photos!
I did say to you, that we wanted to enjoy our wedding photos, without family barging through the front door to look at them…but i couldnt resist!
I had to show someone…..!! So i took them to my mum then my sister…and so on….
The photo of me standing on the stair well at beggars reach was one omf my mums favourites, she said that it looks like something you would see in “Hello” magazine! WOW!
And the one of me lying on the bed…she loves that too….so do i…..!! I love them all….
I can pick which is our favourite, which is the one with Simon kissing my chest….now as elegant as it may look, my back was killing me (i suffer from a bad back anyway) Simon was stood on my shoes AND my dress….and all simon was saying was im gonna fall and drop you…..So from me through gritted teeth telling simon to get off my dress….came this gorgeous stunning photograph. We didnt think it would be that good.Till you shown me on the camera what it looked like….
It’s something you think you would only see in magazines…. FANTASTIC.
I love looking at them, i love sitting there watching people flicking through the photos and see there face go into a big grin and then “oh my god you look like something from a magazine.”
Now i know why you love to see the brides face!
And as you know, my dad suddenly and shockingly passed away 2months after we married at the age of 43, and right at the end was a big picture of my dad standing there doing his speach (which he was making up as he went along!)…..Now that is most certainly something i will always treasure – who knew that, that day you would capture our last ever family photos, with my mum 2 sisters and brother.
So just that one photograph in itself would of been enough! So David i really am truly grateful for your fantastic photography.
The other photo was when dad was leading me into the ceremony, where he has his arm out and a perfect picture of how(im my mums words) proud he looks to be walking me down the aisle……
So not only have you provided me and simon with a perfect reminder of our fantastic wedding day, you have also given us (especailly me) from just one day ,a life time of memories……and im getting all teary now!
Thankyou sssoooooo soooo much for photographing our very special day. We couldnt of gotten a better nicer man than you to have done them
I could give you a huge hug right now!!
Thankyou (again and a million times more)
Sian ans Simon.
Here is the before and the after.