Nuthurst Grange Wedding Photography – The Matherine

Hello there,

A few quick sneak peeks today,  just under 2 weeks ago I shot an amazing wedding for a fantastic couple an the truly magnificent Nuthurst Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire weddding venue - nuthurst grange

I was very excited when Catherine and Matt  – or collectively as their friends refer to them, the Matherin let me know they were getting married at Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel, its a venue I have heard a lot about and one I have wanted to do wedding photography at for a good while.  A very good friend of mine (non mafia related) and great wedding photographer Sean O’Shaughnessy had told me lots about this venue and about Vanessa the wedding events manager and just how good they are at looking after the couple and the photographer.  It far exceeded what he had said, nothing at all seemed too much.

As this is just a sneak peek, I get to pick a few of my favorites and will keep the descriptions to a minimum.

I love this little nook I found at the top of the stairs.

getting married at nuthurst grange

We (my assistant and I) try not to monopolise the couples time at a wedding, we find spots like this and then steal the couple away for 5 – 10 minute little photo sessions before sending them back to their guests.

Often I hear photographers say I dont like very sunny days, the light is too bright, well I LOVE bright sunshine and nothing to me makes a wedding better than if the couple are madly crazily in love (as with The Matherine) and if its a wonderful sunny day for them.

This shot was taken just using reflectors to light the couple and the refleciton of the sun bouncing off the side wall of Nuthurst Grange.

couple outside nuthurst grange after getting married

but this shot was lit with the sun directly behind the couple and Clare (my assistant) holding a light just out of camera shot to light them up, I LOVE this photo !

on the lawn outisde Nuthurst Grange

Last but not least is a photo of the girls, The bridesmaids dresses were beautiful as were the girls themselves and although when I arrived they were all running around in PJ’s without makeup on etc, I knew this photo, the bride with her girls would be a stunner

Nuthurst grange wedding photos

right back to editing the wedding, hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek,

ciao for now

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer.

 

 

Manor Hotel Solihull Wedding photography – Alison and Rob

Hey there boys and girls,

I am on a roll today,

here is a quick sneak peek at one of my wedding this week, it was a very busy weekend with 2 full day weddings back to back followed by a full days studio shoot.

I had been looking forward to the wedding of Alison and Rob for about 12 ish months, as it was about then that they booked me, when I heard the couple were getting married at The Manor Hotel in Solihull I was excited because I had always wanted a great shot of a bride and groom on the staircase with the amazing chandelier they have there.

The Manor Hotel in Sollihull is a fabulous wedding venue which  looks amazing from the outside

solihull wedding venue manor hotel

But the real charm of the venue is the inside, I will share more images with you when I post the couples wedding story but in the mean time, here is one from the stairs

manor hotel wedding photography

What an amazing day and what an amazing wedding, so much to tell, so many great photos to share, and something I have never seen in my 16 years as a wedding photographer.

cant give too much away but this is a clue !

manor hotel solihull wedding photographs

ciao

dp

 

Pet Photography Worcestershire

Hello there

Again another post to make best bird happy !

One of the reasons we have been so busy over the past few months is that we have been catching up from last year, I know that sounds strange but last year I was diagnosed with Cancer – the good news is that I am now totally free and clear and have been given the all clear from my consultant so its happy days ! – I lost 3 months of work however and it happened at the worst possible time of year for a wedding photographer with my operation taking place in August 2011 – that threw me out and its taken almost a whole year to recover and catch up with I am happy to say is almost totally complete.

So what does that have to do with pet photography I hear you ask, well as luck would have it, I signed for a new studio on the Friday and found out about my illness on the following Monday, so after having a studio I was not using for 3 months I ended up with a great space and over the past 6 months or so we have totally transformed it into the new home for David Purslow Photography.

This is what it looks like inside.

Photography studio kidderminster, stourport, bewdley, worcester

The studio is set up for

  • Family Portrait Photography
  • Baby Portrait Photography
  • Pet Photography
  • Boudoir photography
  • Glam the dress – after wedding photo shoots
  • Make over / Glamour Portrait Photography
  • Model Portfolio Photo shoots

Well a few months back I managed to spend a day photographing a fantastic couple whos wedding I was shooting a few weeks later, (their wedding photos will be online soon)  This was a amazing day as I shot their engagement photos, some pet portraits and a bridal boudoir shoot all in the same day – the first time I have shot all three for one client back to back.

I got an amazing photograph of Ruby, the most adorable cute little Jack Russel you can imagine.

As with all my photography I am not totally contented with just shooting the same old boring photos, so we combined a little boudoir with a little pet photography and ended up with this fab portrait.

pet photography west midlands

I have been waiting to share it with you and think its the perfect image to use for the first day I start posting again, hope you like it !

Thanks to Miss C for allowing me to use her legs !!!! thanks to Ruby for being such a star.

ciao

dp

 

Worcestershire Weddding Photography – The site is getting too big !

Hey boys and girls,

today I woke up to the website being down, as you know I have not updated for a while, the main reason is currently we are very very busy, well today to add to the stresses and strains our website crashed and was off line for 14 hours.

Having spoken to the technical boys, we have decided that over the next week or so we are going to move the whole David Purslow Photography website to a dedicated server.

Having had the DPP blog running since 2008, its not so big that it needs its own dedicated machine and thanks to the likes of YOU our visitors our traffic and bandwidth has doubled in just 18 months.

So since I am back to having to work on the website, and to keep Emma (Best Bird) happy I will be updating the site agian from today.

The first photo I want to post if from a wedding this weekend, it will end up as my image of the week but thought it would be a great starting point.

Its from the wedding of Hayley and Dan which took place at the beautiful Ganary Hotel nr Kidderminster.  Its actually a photo from the bridal preparations portion of the day, I stumbled upon Grandad (father of the bride) doing the cravats of the boys in one of the bed rooms, behind them was amazing light and using natural light I managed to grab this moment before they spotted me

getting married at the granay hotel kidderminster

anyway its good to be back, watch this space for updated !

ciao

dp

Hello World – I am alive

Hey everyone,  sorry I have been so quiet for the past 6 weeks or so, I am in the middle of my CRAZY CRAZY times and because of that the blog has suffered,

Rest assured I will be back in full swing in the next week or so, but in the mean time I thought I would share this with you,

Emma, Mrs P’s best bird at our wedding sent me this link this morning, she said it made her think of me

hehehe

So we have seen Trash the Dress, Rock the dress, Cherish the dress, The First view, bridal boudoir shoots and so on, but have you ever seen this ?

How about photos of your first morning waking up as man and wife ???????

Read all about it here !

First Morning Wedding Photography –

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2192538/No-white-dress-forced-smiles-DEFINITELY-laws-The-rise-morning-wedding-album.html

Sounds like fun !