Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Liz and Hayden

Liz and Hayden getting married at Gellifawr

Wedding Photography by David Purslow

This is just a very quick sneak peek from what turned out to be one of my favorite weddings for a very very very long time.  What made this wedding so special for me is the couple, Liz and Hayden really wanted nice photos, put the time into the day to make sure they got nice photos and allowed me to try things without knowing what the outcome would be.

Its pretty funny but when I lived in Pembrokeshire I would travel up this way often for birmingham weddings.  Well Liz and Hayden are from Birmingham and were looking for a birmingham wedding photogapher willing to travel to Pembrokeshire – how spooky

Liz and Hayden got married at Gellifawr in Pembrokeshire in West Wales –

Gellifawr is a wedding photographers dream venue, its a perfect venue for creating great wedding photos in and around.  Fred, Michael and the whole team at Gellifawr really bend over backwards to make sure the couple have a great day – they take very good care of the photographers also, so a big thanks to Fred and the gang for looking after us again.

What I found pretty funny is that Liz and Hayden are from the Birmingham area and were searching for a Birmingham wedding photographer willing to travel to Pembrokeshire to shoot the wedding – (if you dont know I lived in Pembrokeshire for 7 years until February 2009) – so when they started searching for a Birmingham wedding photographer and found me – it was a match made in heaven.

Helen and I had a blast this weekend, so without any more wasted jabbering from me, here are 10 photos from the weekend – just a quick Sneak Peek as Liz told me she had turned into a blog stalker – I said I would get a few up so she could show friends at work etc.

Liz, Hayden – you guys ROCK – thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your day – and thanks for being such amazing people and letting us do what we love to do and try to create special photos that are a cross between romantic, reportage, dramatic and just outright stunning.

talk to you soon,



Beautiful wedding dress photo inside the cottage Liz got ready at at Gellifawr

gellifawr wedding photos

Liz putting on her dress – I should point out Liz’s mum was right there the whole time !

pembrokeshire wedding photographer

I love brides in mirror photos, here are a couple

west wales wedding photographer

gellifawr wedding photo

Just to prove I dont only take photos of girls half dressed, here is one for the ladies

wedding photos at gellifawr

This shot was taken during the reading

pembrokeshire wedding photography

A selection of bridal portraits

lake behind gellifawr wedding photo

a quick romantic cuddle – a stolen sweet moment 🙂

reportage wedding photography west wales

and I love this shot from the reception – its kind of fly on the wall stuff, not as elegant as the rest but shows the love and emotion these guys share

documentary style wedding photography

and one from the mini portrait session we sneaked off for following the dinner, this photo of pentre ifan was taken around 9:30 at night, there is no photoshop tricks or trick photography involved – this is pretty much as it was taken on the night – I am sure Liz and Hayden will back me up on this one – this is one of those shots I had wanted for a long time and thanks to this fabulous couple they gave me the time to shoot it – well worth a quick trip out from the wedding.

artistic wedding photography

Many thanks to Liz and Hayden !

hope you like



David Purslow
Phone 01299 250115/ / 0750 007 6666

Hayden SmithJanuary 25, 2011 - 9:04 am

David & Blackcat Stalker Helen

those early shots are absolutley fab…small typo at the top Liz and Dan…. its ok if you want to mention him just send him the invoice!!!

Cant wait to see the rest.

Thanks to our garden gnome!!!

Jemma WainJanuary 25, 2011 - 8:25 pm

The pics are great and you were a wonderful part of the wedding….so friendly and clearly so creative and imaginative.
Can’t wait to see the rest!
Thank you
Jemma (one of Liz’s friends)

Jill PriorJanuary 26, 2011 - 2:37 pm

David the sneak preview of Liz and Hayden’s wedding photos are stunning. Am so looking forward to seeing all of them.
You did a brill job.
Kind regards
Jill (mother of the bride)

ImogenJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Fabulous photos Mr P! Well up to – if not exceeding! – your usual standard. The bride looks beautiful, some photos there to cherish forever.
Imogen (another dp bride!)

DamianFebruary 1, 2011 - 10:13 am

Some stunners there. Shots and people 🙂 Good job!

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