Special Bonus for any weddings booked between Nov 1st -2012 and Feb 1st 2013

Amazing Movie Poster Offer

Hello there,

Hows this for a special offer, any wedding booked with us between November 1st and January 31st (The booking date, not necessarily the wedding date) and as a special thank you, you will receive one of our amazing wedding movie posters as a thank you.

The wedding movie posters normally cost £195.00 unframed or £295.00 framed and measure a whopping 20 inches by 30 inches

here is one I did for Kay and Andi whos wedding I shot earlier this year.

Winter Wedding Photography Special Offer Poster

 

So book your Winter 2012, or any 2013 wedding with us before February 1st 2013 and receive a FREE framed movie poster featuring one of the images from your wedding

for more information email SpecialOffers@DavidPurslow.com

ciao

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Worcestershire family portrait photography

Hello there,

Its that time of year again, with November just around the corner, its time to launch our annual family portrait session offer which includes

  • Up to an hour of studio time for your family photoshoot
  • A private viewing session of between 10 & 25 images to choose from
  • One 10×15 inch wall portrait photograph fully airbrushed

Have your photoshoot before December 3rd to guarantee delivery before Christmas

Here are a few examples from a family portrait shoot days

family photography

 

 

family portraits worcestershire

christmas family portraits

worcestershire family portrait photographer

family portrait photography

christmas portraits

 

We are  taking bookings for

Sunday November 25th  from 9:00 am – 7:30 pm

Monday November 26th from 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday  November 27th from 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday  November 28th from 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday  November 29th from 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

To book your slot simply call the studio on 01299 253844 email the studio booking line on PORTRAITS@davidpurslow.com  and we will get back to you, be sure to include your name, phone number.

Looking forward to shooting you and your family soon,

ciao

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Why I love expensive Nikon Glass (lenses)

Hey there,

Just a very quick sneak peek,

Saturday saw me shooting the 2nd wedding of the weekend for me, it was at the stunning Ettington Chase hotel in Stratford on Avon, it was the first time I had photographed a wedding there and what a beautiful place to get married at, well after the formals etc Caroline and I shot off to shoot the room and when I walked in my jaw hit the floor, it was amazing !!!!!!!

I decided that I needed to shoot this with NO added light, I wanted to capture the spender and magnificence of the room the wedding breakfast was to take place in, so opted for the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 – my go to lens for general photography but what I love about this lens is its tack sharp wide open and distorts very little.  because the room was actually very very dark I took this photo at 3200 ISO hand held at around an 80th of a second at F4

I LOVE it, its NOT been through any noise reduction software and is pretty much straight out of camera, I just grabbed it as I was offloading from the laptop to the desktop.

The ball room at Ettington Chase

Ball room at Ettington Chase Staffordshire

more soon……

ciao

dp

 

 

Are you really going to have that beautiful wedding dress in a tree ??????

Thats what Claire my assistant said to me Friday morning when I could not find anywhere to shoot the dress in the hotel room………here is the story……

I had a busy weekend with 2 weddings and then a whole day in the studio, but if your a regular to the blog you will know I have a penchant for wedding dresses, I think the wedding dress has its own personality and brings so much game to the wedding day, I always try if the client is willing to create something magical with the wedding dress.

I always have an assistant / 2 nd shooter with me at a wedding and for a while now I have been working with Clare who also works with me on family and baby portraits in  the studio.  Clare is fairly new to weddings but is a great photographer but for some reason she cringes when it comes to the wedding dress shoot – Brides that book me know (especially if they have been to the studio or seen my portfolio) that I love creating something special for the wedding dress photo and that if I cant find somewhere great inside I often take the dress outside and hang it on Trees, Flag poles, Lamposts etc etc etc,

So on Friday Clare and I were shooting the wedding of Charlotte and Jonathan at the beautiful Hair and Hounds hotel  in Westonbirt Tetbury, Gloucstershire and there was nowhere in the room that would give a great shot, so after checking that no other guests had checked into the hotel where Charlotte was getting ready and no one who was going to the wedding was around, I asked Charlotte if she would mind if I took the dress outside and hang it in a tree. – Nope she said without a doubt, the mother of the bride however took a big gulp and said outside……  as I was running off to get the dress.

So we moved the dress in his bag, we found a perfectly dry tree although the ground was wet and made sure the dress was securely on the hanger and that we covered the floor with plastic (see pic below)

hanging wedding dress in tree

The plastic you see also cover the back of the dress and an up lighting light that lit up the hotel at night, there was nothing that could get the dress dirty or wet !

so the shots looked like this, after we had photoshopped out the bag on the floor !

wedding dress in tree

charlotte and jonathan wedding, hair and hounds

one of the reasons I love working with assistants and second shooters is that shots like the above would not happen without someone else to bounce ideas off, someone to help hoist the dress up in the tree and someone to stand just out of shot ready to run grab the dress if the wind suddenly pics up etc.  Normally I am also known for lots of off camera lighting but the above shots of the dress were taken without any extra light, just the sun and light reflecting off the building.

Another reason I love working with assistants and 2nd shooters is that you really get to maximize the shots of important little moments.

Here while Charlotte was putting the wedding dress on, we covered every angle.

here for example is a shot I took while the back of the dress was being done up, Charlotte had one bridesmaid holding her veil up while another looked on in amazement at the dress, its funny but you cant see anyones face clearly but you can almost feel the excitement and the hairs on the back of your neck standing up with anticipation that this image captures.

bride getting dressed

While I was taking that photos, Clare my amazing assistant was taking this photo

back of wedding dress

ignor the photo by david purslow bit, its our company brand. !  I might need to change that.

Then after I had left the room and left the room, it was all just girls alone and Clare grabbed this shot of the bride, dressed and waiting to head off to get married !

bride at the hair and hounds Westonbirt tetbury

 

A few more shots that shows off what the wedding dress go’s through

confetti wedding photo

first dance wedding photos

bride and groom ouside hair and hound tetbury

hope you enjoyed !

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Tetbury Gloucestershire Wedding Photography – Wedding of Charlotte and Jonathan

Very quick sneak peek today as I am shooting out the door to my 2nd wedding in 2 days.

Yesterday I was in an amazing part of the country, the wedding took place in Stroud followed by a lavish reception at the amazing Hair and Hounds, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Here is a pic from inside the church

Hair and Hounds wedding photography

and here is a shot we took late at night in the reception of the Hair and Hounds Hotel in Tetbury,

gloucestershire wedding photography

 

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek, off to wedding number 2 !

ciao

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