Trying something new – The Wedding Cut !!

Oxwich bay Hotel – The Gower

The wedding of Kirsten & Ben

Hello there, David here from www.davidpurslow.com – For those of you who dont know me, I am a full time wedding photographer based just outside of Birmingham.  I cover the whole of the UK.

This is something new for me, its something that I want to start to implement at the end of this year but am going to start doing a few now so people get used to the look.

I am calling them The Wedding  Cut

Basically its all the images that will go into the blog story in one place – sort of a sneak peek – this will end up being part of the main wedding site and not the blog.  If you have not visited my website you can find it at www.davidpurslow.com

So here is the Wedding cut from the Wedding of Kirsten & Ben (Full blog story coming after big brother but will take a couple of hours to write)

oxwich bay hotel swansea wedding

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer for Birmingham and the whole of the UK
www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Little details, big inspiration……….

Hello there dp here with a quickie for tonight,

I shot a fantastic wedding on Saturday, the detail the bride (Kirsten) had put into the table layouts was amazing, you will see more of what I am talking about in a few days when I  post up the blog story.

In the meantime it was quite a beachy themed wedding as per the venue – the couple were getting married at the Oxwich Bay Hotel on the Gower in West Wales.

Here is a pano shot of the whole bay, the very left hand side as you look at it is the hotel and the very right hand side is the marquee that you can see peeking above it.  However the backdrop is why The Oxwich Bay Hotel is a very sought after venue.

panorama of the Oxwich bay hotel wedding venue wales

There are shots you typically take at most weddings, the cutting of the cake, the confetti shot etc but what keeps me excited about wedding photography is that I get my inspiration from the couples themselves.

I arrived about 1/2 an hour early (than the time I was booked to start) which is something I like to do at all weddings, I then just take 30 minutes to wonder without my camera and look for ideas to jump out at me.  I still do that thing old time photographers do with the hand and the fingers where we make a frame and visualize what the photo would look like.  Anyway I walked into the Marquee and was shell shocked (sorry for the pun – you will see in a minute) by the view over the bay – from inside the marquee the views are to die for.

On every table Kirsten had created a little center piece, and surrounding it was a lovely shell with what looked like a giant pearl in the center – they looked fab.

An idea sprang into mind right there and then and I saw visions of the ring shot using the shell and the pearl – well This is part of the sequence of photos I shot.

Wide view showing the tale with the pearl and shell in place.

oxwich bay hotel

A little closer

getting married at the oxwich bay hotel

much closer this time with rings

wedding photography at the oxwich bay hotel - gower - wales

and finally the money shot, the ring shot

Also notice in this last photo, you can clearly see me 🙂 in the dead center of the pearl, then just to the left ofme is the flash – thats right even on this simple shot I used off camera flash to bring up the detail and fill in the shadows somewhat.  The flash was triggered by the Radio Poppers I love and use all the time.

wedding photographer gower swansea west wales

So we went from a simple table decoration to a beautiful ring shot and its because I took an extra 30 minutes of my time to just stop and take in all the little details the bride and groom had spent over a year planning.

Hope you like,

take care, off to bed now,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114 / 0759 007 6666

Kirsten Willis-O'BrienJune 9, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Thank you ever so much for the write up Me, Ben and my parents loved it 🙂 the pictures also look fantastic. Can’t wait to see all of them we are so excited! 🙂 kirsten & ben

New Product ! – Framed Collage Prints

Hi everyone,

Just a very quickie today,  I had a fabulous wedding on Saturday and will be posting pictures in a few days, then Yesterday I was at the Wedding Fayre at the Hotel Plas Hyfryd in Narberth where I unveiled my latest offering.

I chose the Plas to unveil it as the pictures were from last weekend (10 days ago now) wedding of Barry and Becci, Barry runs the Plas so it seemed the perfect wedding to use for the show piece.

framed montage of wedding photos

As you can see, this version if the later of the two I will be offering.  The Finished size of this piece is 51 inches by 41 inches and the photo is 30 inches by 40 inches.  This version has 65 photos in it.

I will also be offering a smaller version with 50 photos, this version will be 20×30 inch print in a 30 x 40 inch frame when finished.

There will be a selection of contemporary and traditional frames available and all are printed, mounted and framed by a professional framer not by me 🙂 – its too much work for me to do that.

The 30×40 inch mounted print (41×51 inch frame) will cost £695.00

The 20×30 inch mounted print (30×40) inch frame will cost £495.00

Hope you like,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer for Birmingham, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, South and West Wales
Phone 01299 250 114
Mobile 0759 007 6666
David@davidpurslow.com
http://www.davidpurslow.com

The Wedding of Becci and Barry

A Church Wedding followed by

A Wedding Reception at Hotel Plas Hyfryd

FORWARD:
I was very very happy to get booked for this wedding, Barry is the Manager of The Hotel Plas Hyfryd in Narberth, a fabulous wedding venue and one at which I work at very regularly.    When I heard that Barry and Becci were getting married I wanted to shoot the wedding for many reasons so when the chose me I was over the moon.

Hello there peeps, David here from www.davidpurslow.com – I am a wedding photographer covering West Wales and the Midlands – Yep a big area and I love it !

Last weekend I shot the wedding of two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.  Since my move to the midlands I have been staying at the Plas Hyfryd before every wedding, so by now I know most of the staff really well, the owner really well and Becci and Barry have become good friends.  One of the hardest jobs a wedding photographer has to do is shoot the weddings of good friends but last weekend was easy as pie, Barry and Becci put total trust in me and even let me do things I have always wanted to do but never done at a wedding before ! – Stay tuned 🙂

Although the Hotel is a big part of both Becci and Barry’s life I wanted their wedding photography to be about them, their love and their day, this blog story is the same way, Yes I took lots of photos of the hotel etc but I took way more of the couple themselves so here goes.

Helen (my amazing assistant and right hand man / woman / arm) went to meet up with Becci at Andrew Price – the hair dressers in Haverfordwest at……..wait for it, 8 AM – this was going to be a full service day.

I took loads of shots of the girls getting ready so here are a selected few

Becci having her hair washed

bridal preparation photos wedding photos pembrokeshire

Mum

andrew price hair dressers haverfordwest

Becci again

wedding hair at andrew price haverfordwest

and Becci’s little girl

I love shooting into the mirror because generally the subjects dont know your doing it.

Then it was back to the Plas for Bacon sandwiches and makeup etc.

getting married at plas hyfryd hotel

wedding makeup pembrokeshire

and after this while the girls do what girls do on the wedding morning, Helen and I ran off to grab a few shots of Barry getting ready.

I should point out that I had not ever noticed that Barry was shy until you get anywhere near him with a camera, its kinda sweet and a nice trait I think

Barry was helping the boys to get dressed and to hand out cuddles when the big mean photographer fella popped into view

and you gotta love the expression when you say give me a wink !

so while Barry was helping the boys getting ready, his brother was helping him put his finishing touches together.

Then it was back to finish off the shots of Becci getting ready,  as we walked in I spotted on of the bridesmaids just standing there looking at Becci while she was finishing having her makeup put on – I just used the day light that was spilling in thru the open door to grab this shot,

then Helen and I spent a few minutes grabbing shots of the dress – We decided to do something we dont often do or really like to do and moved the dress – The hallway in the bridal suite at the Hotel Plas Hyfryd is amazing and since the last time I was there they have got a Mannequin on which to put the dresses to help the creases drop out, from what I understand that was Becci’s idea at one of the staff meetings, a great one as it lends itself to great photos.

THE DRESS !

beautiful wedding dress

and a little closer

Then with time ticking away it was time to rush down to the church to get ready for the big event 🙂

I have to thank the Priest at The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Narberth, he was one of the coolest priest I have worked with and let me pretty much do what I wanted as long as it did not involve flash – I wish more vicars and priests were like this guy – what a gentleman !

When I walked int he door there was a string quartet playing, this had been a surprise for Becci from Barry.

and then the proud moment where Becci walked down the Isle

very quickly followed by the wedding itself

pembrokeshire wedding photographers

and while the couple where exchanging rings, I managed to get a great shot of the best man

and then as a couple they lighted the candle

Then it was time for a few formals

and after everyone had left the church, I took the couple back in to shoot a very special photo, here are two this didn’t make the cut, you will see in a minute what we did with them.

Then it was back to Hotel Play Hyfryd and time to party !!!!!!!!!

I like to get my big group shot out the way first, that way anyone not needed for more shots can shoot off to the bar and start drinking.

wedding photos at hotel plas hyfryd narberth pembrokeshire

and then just a few others

Then while the rest of the guests went off to go in for the wedding breakfast, we stayed outside and played around a little with Davids car.

Then it was inside for speaches and the cutting of the cake – and I should point out that the speeches seemed to draw a lot of attention, int he following pics you will see Erica, Baz and a bunch of the staff from the Plas watching on and having a good laugh 🙂

and this shot, I LOVE this one, its some strange lady man attacking the groom (Barry) – you needed to be there to understand fully

Now just before the last couple of pictures I wanted to show you just a few photos of the room before the guests hit it, I have been to lots of weddings at the plas but this colour scheme was Becci’s idea and it looked AMAZING.

and then what a better way to finish off with than a cake cutting

Well thats the story of the day thru my eyes, I really hope you enjoyed this small preview.

Heartfelt congratulations go out to Barry and Becci, big hugs and big kisses,

Congratulations guys,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
mobile 0759 007 6666

Trying something new

30×40 inch wedding photo !

Actually 65 photos 🙂

Hello there, dp here from www.davidpurslow.com

Last weekend I shot the wedding of Barry and Becci, before I post the actual wedding story, I thought I would share something else with you,

This is a poster print, its 30 inches by 40 inches so pretty big, its being matted and framed in a beautiful silver frame.

I dont think that this  web image will do it justice but here is a sneak peek

enjoy.

Plas hyfryd wedding photography

Hope you like

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Cell 0759 007 6666