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




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.




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 !



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


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 –

Sounds like fun !

Wedding Photography Workshops

Hello there,

Just a quick post today, I have been SO busy of late and have missed my past 3 weeks of photos of the week and a few blog posts, but yesterday I had a one on one workshop with Mark, one of my students and we spent the day shooting dramatic bridal and studio portraits.

here is a behind the scenes shot of mark at work

wedding workshop photos

here are a few more images from the day

workshop images


bride in field

wedding photography training workshop images

bride sitting down during workshop

dramatic bridal images

Many thanks to the beautiful Roxanne for being our model for the day and for letting us use her wedding dress.

If your interested in a one on one wedding photography workshop day drop me an email.