Oxwich Bay Wedding Photography – Engagement Session Kay and Andi

Hey there,

In a few weeks I will be shooting what sounds like an amazing wedding which will end with a mini fish and chip supper on the beach at the fabulous Oxwich Bay Hotel on The Gower in West Wales.

Several weeks ago I popped down there to meet up with Kay and Andi for a day on the beach – in the shelter it was a fabulous day, hot even but as we got close to the coast it was pretty windy hence the windswept look !

We parked over a mile away and hiked thru sand dunes and over rocks to the coast – this gave me lots of time to really get to know Kay and Andi and talk thru their wedding day so we have everything planned for the big day itself.

Here are a few photos from the day.

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Then we decided to have a little fun and play with dramatic lighting

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Warwickshire Wedding Photography – Clare and Ben

SNEAK PEEK – THE WEDDING OF CLARE AND BEN

Hi there,

Yesterday saw me shooting the wedding of Clare and Ben, I had been looking forward to this wedding for weeks.  This was quite a late booking but once the couple mentioned the words Warwick Castle and Wedding then said the wedding was an intimate wedding with only a dozen guests in total I was hooked.

If you take a peek at my photo of the week for March 11th 2012 you will see a very calm bride just sitting on the dining room table chilling before the wedding, this was the feeling the whole day long.

As this is only a snake peek the photo will jump quickly.

The first photos I took in the day were of the flowers, which were magnificent,

warwickshire wedding flowers

One of my favorite parts of the day is watching the boys trying to tie their cravats – This photo, one of a series of about 15 was taken while the father of the bride was tieing his, I am sure there was 2 or 3 attempts before finally getting it.

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Since Clare was in her dress pretty early, I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the family in the back garden, here is mum and dad with Clare just before leaving for the church.

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Clare and Ben had chosen to get married at St Charles Borromeo Church in Warwickshire which is a beautiful little church.  Here is a shot 1/2 way thru the wedding service itself

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then after the wedding was over, I added a bit of dramatic light and we get something like this

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Following the wedding the whole wedding party went to Warwick Castle for the wedding reception.  The wedding reception at Warwick Castle started off in the Conservatory and ended up in the state dining room, talking to the couple they decided to have the formals taken in the peacock garden by the amazing fountain.

one of the things I like about intimate weddings is the fact the whole group is easy to manage and you can get thru the photos really quickly so the couple and the guests can get on and enjoy the wedding day – here is a shot of the whole wedding party.

The wedding itself took palce fairly late so by the time we got to Warwick Castle we were blessed with a beautiful sunset

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and just before I left, I took a few shots of the State dining room at Warwick Castle – this is where the bride, groom and all their guests enjoyed the rest of the day.

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Naturally I had a few minutes where I had the bride and groom to myself, we used the sunset and the beautiful sky to create some dramatic wedding photos.

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congratulations to Clare and Ben for a truly beautiful and intimate wedding

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
www.davidpurslow.com
david@davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 253844

Photo of the Week – March 11 2012

Hello there,

Oh, its been a really busy week for me, I missed last weeks POTW but will catch up in the next few days.

Yesterday saw me shooting the wedding of Clare and Ben in Warwickshire, followed by a reception at Warwick Castle – my photo of the week comes from this wedding.

The wedding was a very intimate affair with only 12 guests in total.  This made for a very relaxed but really nice feeling day – so my photo of the week is of Clare the bride, just chilling in the Kitchen about 30 minutes before popping on her wedding dress.

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there was really a sense of calm the whole morning.

this was a simple candid shot, no flash just available light while the bride was talking to dad.

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Photo of The Week – June 10th 2012

Hello there,

Todays photo of the week actually was taken about 90 minutes ago.  I had a young lady visit with Gemma and myself at the studio today for a boudoir / make over photo shoot.  Miss ‘V’ was very nervous so we let her see a couple of images directly out of the camera – she picked one she really liked and we quickly gave it the treatment and she emailed it to her boyfriend while we were still shooting ! – pretty good going.

At the end of the shoot she said ‘I cant believe thats me, I cant believe I look that good’  I told her she is gorgeous and its all her and asked if today’s shooting session had done anything to boost her self confidence or belief in herself – she said yes with a GREAT BIG SMILE on her face.

I never cease to be amazed how often I hear that and it leaves a warm feeling that you did something really good for someone.

After talking to Miss ‘V’ I asked if I could make her my photo of the week and she said I could share it with you, technically the first one is my photo of the week

The stunning and beautiful Miss ‘V’

 

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Ciao

dp

Photo of the Week 26th February 2012

Hello there,

This weeks photo of the week comes from a shoot I actually did on Thursday – I ran a 1 on 1 boudoir photography training session for Neil, we used a new model to me, Hollie.  The purpose of the one on one sessions is for photographers to get a better understanding of posing and lighting to create beautiful and dramatic high class boudoir photography images.

This shot of Hollie was simply lit by 3 lights

The first is the key or main light, this is a 70cm beauty dish with the honeycomb grid in place

The second light was a 3 x 2 white lined softbox placed to camera left about 1 1/2 stops under the key light

The third light was a kicker or rim or separation light which ever you want to call it – this again is camera left behind Hollie about 4 feet away and using a very tight grid to just accent the top of her head and pull it off the background a little.

Neil wanted the workshop to be focused around speedlights so the whole thing was list with 3 Nikon SB800 speedlights in the vein of a strobist type studio setup.

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thanks

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding & Portrait Photographer