Church Wedding – An HDR Image

Hello there,

Just playing with a couple of pictures from the wedding of Kate and Mark – I shot this one during the singing as its a 7 photo image – its a composite of 7 photos from almost black to totally white – then the computer makes an images that pulls date from each layer – its called HDR – which stands for High Dynamic Range.

I love this one 🙂

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Looks pretty cool hey 🙂

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait (pets as well) Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 0076666

Mike PattersonAugust 30, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Great shot David and love the pp on it. Not overdone like some HDR shots that look totally unreal

David PurslowAugust 30, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Thanks Mike 🙂

Kevin MullinsSeptember 1, 2010 - 5:35 pm

I love it. Subtle use of dynamic range can really enhance a picture. Really like it David.

Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Kate and Mark

Hello there,

I have been SO busy over the past few weeks that I have not been able to blog, it kind of happens in August !!!!

Just wanted to share one pic with you from the wedding of Kate and Mark yesterday

I will be catching up over the next few weeks with the outstanding blog stories – there are lots to come so stay tuned.

Kate and Mark got married in Pembrokeshire in West Wales – The reception was at the Giltar Hotel and I shot this right outside.  Kate and Mark let me play with some creative lighting and invested around 2 hours throughout the day in creating some stunning photos – I hope they are happy with the results.

The hug I got at the end of the night indicated that they were and the hug was from Mark who I think was pretty blown away by the slideshow.

The final image in the slideshow was this one…..

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Pet Portraits

Alfie – Puppy Portraits

A very important customer !

Hey guys, David here from www.davidpurslow.com

As you probably know by now I am a People photographer, I shoot mainly weddings and portraits.

The other day I had a request from a very important person – MY MUM !

Mum had gotten a new puppy a few weeks ago following the passing of Sam her very loving King Charles Spaniel.  Well about a month later, Alfie turned up on the scene, Alfie is a Cocker Poo ?  or something like that, he is half cocker spaniel and half poodle.

Mum asked if I would take a few photos of Alfie so tonight Nikki (my darling wife) and I popped over with lights, backgrounds etc and shot a few ‘snaps’

Being Alfie is only a few months old the little bugger would not keep still at all so it was mayhem getting any shots at all.

Since Alfie is black I decided to shoot a few dramatic shots and this is the results.

Alfie by David Purslow

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In the next photo there is  a tiny amount of camera blur as Alfie was moving non stop

There you go mum, hope you like them,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait (pets as well) Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 0076666

Jo HastingsSeptember 8, 2010 - 8:27 am

Ahhh, we are thinking of getting a Cockerpoo for our 3 girls later in the year, these photo’s have just confirmed it for me ….so cute!

Wedding Photography Engagement Session

An Engagement Shoot

Sara & Karl at Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Hey guys, David Purslow here from www.davidpurslow.com – Wedding and Portrait photographer covering the whole of the UK.

About a month ago (I am a little behind as its full on wedding season at the moment) I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Sara and Karl for their pre wedding engagement shoot.  We arranged to meet at Freshwater East, a stunning photo location on the west coast of Wales.

The whole shoot lasted around an hour but we CRANKED out some seriously good photos (at least in my humble opinion)

The purpose of the shoot was to put together a guest signing book (If you have not seen one of these then check out my albums page by clicking here)

Below is a selection of some of the pages from the shoot.

The beach was not as empty as it looks, I airbrushed a lot of people and dogs off the beach – I love the feel of Sara and Karl’s engagement album it could easily be any beach in the world.

Hope you like,

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signing photo frame

The idea is simple, plenty of white space for guests to write messages of love to the happy couple.

Enjoy,

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 0759 007 6666
David@davidpurslow.com

The Wedding of Rachel and Mike

Rachel and Mike Getting Married at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel

Followed by a beautiful wedding reception

Hey there, David here from David Purslow Photography – www.davidpurslow.com – We provide wedding photography throughout West Wales, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of shooting the wedding of Rachel and Mike, I had met up with them 6 weeks before for their engagement session and it was obvious then that these guys were really madly in love with each other.

Each time I write these blog stories they tend to drift in one direction and focus on one main area and with Rachel and Mike it was no difference, the whole day was about people, friends, family and having a good time.

Helen and I arrived nice and early, actually I stayed at the Plas the night before the wedding and had a nice drink with Rachel and her family.  So we started the day nice and early and one of the must have shots is the dress, I had a little heads up on the dress but when I saw it, I knew it set the scene for the whole day.

Beautiful !

wedding dress hanging up in the bridal suite at the hotel plas hfyryd

The detail on the dress was amazing.

Then in the living room we stumbled upon Rachel (The bride) she was in the middle of having her hair done and sitting with the kids

and I am sure she told me off with a little smile on her face when I snagged the photo of her with the box of Malteser’s

Then we went off to shoot a few detail shots

We found Rachels garter and Helen went and grabbed Rachels engagement ring for another of my favorite shots, ring shots.

Then it was back to get a few more shots of the bride getting ready.  The bridal suite at the Plas has a belconey when we went back there, we found Rachel sitting in the sun enjoying a quite 5 minutes.  I always wonder at times like this whats going thru the brides minds but I never ask…..

Then it was back to getting ready for the wedding

Rachel was not alone, her bridesmaids were also getting ready,

While we were up in the bridal suite, a phone call came in saying the flowers had arrived.  Since the girls were still getting ready the flowers were left downstairs we popped down and grabbed a few shots of the flowers.

The flowers were beautiful

When the flowers were brought upstairs I get the feeling Rachel was over the moon

Then while the bride started to get dressed we when downstairs and shot a few photos of the boys.

Mike was looking pretty cool and relaxed

and as a joke he had gotten the two best men £1.50 Casio watches as gifts which they took in good spirits.

and mike took me to one side to show me a beautiful necklace and earings  he brought for Rachel

and the rings

the just as I was about to go back upstairs I happened to notice this little lad with such a great big smile on his face.

Then it was back upstairs to see how the girls were getting on, and the little ones were having a great time by the looks of things

I love this cheeky face

and we found one of the bridesmaids just doing up the back of Rachels dress

and this is why I love being a reportage or documentary wedding photographer, as I looked over I saw another of the girls just looking on with such an amazing look on her face, it really was a Kodak moment

time was ticking along at a good old rate now so Helen and I went downstairs to get ready for the wedding to begin.  We were in the main room at the Plas Hyfryd hotel and I stepped out into the smaller bar area just to see when Rachel would be coming down the stairs, she already was and as she stepped thru the door, I saw what I thought would make for a great photo.

I snapped it and then dad came thru so I snapped that also.

Well just after this picture was taken, everyone went into the wedding room and the the wedding took place.

Withing a couple of minutes of this picture being taken it was time for the father of the bride to walk Rachel down the aisle and didnt he look like a proud man

I love this picture – I saw Rachel and Mike holding hand  during the service !!!!

and here they are exchanging vowes

Following the wedding it was time for a quick picture with the witnesses before it was party time !

and as they were walking out, I noticed one of the guests with my favorite mobile phone the IPHONE taking a picture

Then it was outside for lots of fun, we shot a few formals, nothing too overpowering but the family etc.

Then after the group shot, we shot the confetti pictures which turned out great

after which I left the everyone to have a good time whilst Helen and I went off to shoot the detail shots of the room before the Wedding breakfast started.

as we were walking into the ballroom we spotted this young man chatting up the bar tender.

A few shots of the ball room set up for the wedding breakfast

and right in the middle of shooting the room setup, Mike happend to be walking thru checking everything out, I love this candid of Mike, he looks so happy, relaxed and enjoying an ice cold beer.

and what a cake !!!!!!

and as we walked around we noticed a table for absent friends –  I thought this was a really nice and very personal touch but that just summed up the day really.

Then it was back outside for a final few photos of the kids having a great time before everyone went into the wedding breakfast

Rachel and Mike had arranged Giant Chess, naughts and crosses and Jenga for the guests

We spotted this little girl hanging onto the Jenga for grim life

but in the end she had to let got and down it came which left her in hysterics – all the kids and adults had a truly fantastic time

Shortly after this the guests were called in to find their seats for the wedding breakfast, this normally takes around 15 minutes to get everyone sorted, we used that time to take the bride and groom off for a few alone photos !

Then it was time for a little break as the wedding breakfast was served, Helen and I set up the photo booth and created a slideshow ready for the evening session and then settle down to enjoy the amazing food they had laid on for us !

Just before the first dance we put on the slideshow (it gets everyone together) and right after it was time for the First Dance.

and last but not least, at almost 11pm we took the couple and 4 very special people outside to shoot the last photo of the day,

Congratulations to Rachel and Mike on a GREAT day,

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer – for the whole of the UK
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Phone 0759 007 6666