Category Archives: For Brides

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

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

What a wonderful website

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Directory

Hello there, David here from www.davidpurslow.com

This post is just a quickie, its aimed at Wedding photographers but will be of interest to brides also.

Brides to be – forgive me if I rant on a little here, this post was originally aimed at my fellow wedding photographers but then like a bolt of lightening it hit me, this site is exactly what your looking for as well.

I just found this amazing website – Photographers for Weddings. – http://www.photographers-4-weddings.co.uk/

If your anything like me you get dozens of requests and spam emails a week about this wedding gallery or that wedding gallery. You spend your time visiting them only to find them hard to navigate, hard to find what your looking for (which means your clients wont find what they are looking for either) and more interested in advertising themselves rather than you.

Well tonight I found the holy grail of wedding photography directory listing pages – they list photographers by area, town, type of photography, budget, and just about anything you care to mention.

While looking around the site I noticed that they list some of the top photographers in the UK so it must be good !

Hope this helps – I submitted my listing right away as I can see the value.

Oh, did I mention its got a really high page rank ! – that means very high listings and good traffic in return.

Whats even better, if you like you can join for free.

I know I sound like TV informercial but I am so sick to death of of phone calls and spam email from crappy sites that have nothing to offer me that this has me very excited

take care, off to bed now !

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Birmingham and West Midlands Wedding Photographer
Phone 01299 250 114
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Wedding Insurance Comparison

Wedding Insurance – Is it worth it ?

We are living in unusual times

Hello there, David here from www.davidpurslow.com

This post (although at the top of my blog today) is posted in the For Brides Section, this section of the site is not for selling my wedding services or anything like that, its just a bunch of posts about stuff I think would benefit potential brides.

So wedding insurance – whats it for, what does it cover and is it worth taking out ?

A couple of years ago if you had asked me that question I would have said ‘you dont need that’ – I have been a wedding photographer for well over 10 years now and until late last year I had never come across a bride personally or a bride of a fellow photographers that has had a major problem with the planning of their wedding.

Then around June or July last year while talking a a very good friend of mine from Scotland, an amazing wedding photographer called Nikki McLeod she happens to mention that a couple of very big venues up that way had either closed or changed hands – Some of the brides had not found out about this till a week or so before they were expecting to get married.  Lucky enough for Nikki this did not affect any of her couples but it did affect other photographers she knows.  Nikki and I got into a long discussion about wedding insurance and the pro’s and con’s of it.

I didn’t think too much of it till mid March this year when I visited a wedding fair after moving to The West Midlands – I wanted to check out who would be my local completion.  At the wedding fair there were several companies selling wedding insurance so I asked what it covered and was surprised that it actually sounds like you get very good coverage for a very little cost up front.

In the last 6 months I personally have known of a very upmarket wedding dress shop closing its doors, a wedding car hire business shutting down and several smaller wedding related business folding.  Whilst none of these would have the impact on your day as a venue folding each has the potential to totally ruin your wedding if your not covered.

I would like to point out at this point – I am not selling wedding insurance, I dont have any affiliations to anyone selling wedding insurance and I am not suggesting you take it out – however if I were getting married again I (especially while the UK economy is the way it is) I would take it out in a heart beat.

In recent years my profession, Wedding Photography has been a bit of a boom business in terms of growth with many many people joining the ranks of the ‘wedding photographer circuit’ – However with the recent dip in the economy there has been an almighty boom with the number of ‘Part Time Wedding Photographer’ who have joined the ranks.  This has caused a few major problems for brides as most part timers are uninsured  (I carry full public Liability insurance as well as professional indemnity insurance)  – In any given year I normally get 2 – 3 frantic calls from brides asking if I am available at very short notice because ‘my photographer has let me down’ – in 2010 I have had 6 of these calls already.

I did a very quick search on Google for ‘wedding insurance comparison’ and the first site I pulled up was http://www.compareweddinginsurance.org.uk/ and thats where I got my information from

Prices range from a mere £18.99 to a staggering £318.00 and give you all sorts of different levels of coverage. As a full time wedding photographer I was happy to see that the lowest price they had factored in for professional wedding photography was £1200.00 This should be a good indication of what you should be expecting to pay for your wedding photography and what the insurance industry see’s as the lowest price a professional photographer should be charging.

There are many other sites, many other companies offering wedding insurance and I would take half an hour to Google, Bing, Yahoo ‘wedding insurance’ & ‘wedding insurance comparisons’ it could just be the best £20.00 you spend on your wedding.

Whilst you can always wear a different dress, get uncle Bob to take your photos, have uncle Phil drive you to the church and have aunt Nikki knock you up a buffet without spoiling your wedding, if your wedding venue goes bump and you cant find another licensed and approved wedding venue you could be in deep doo doo.

I dont want to panic anyone but I felt that this is quite an important topic to blog about,

Take care, hope your wedding plans are going great,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
Birmingham, The West Midlands, Worcestershire
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone: 01299 250114
Mobile: 0759 007 6666

Email me at David@davidpurslow.com

Sami & Matt’s Engagment Shoot

Sami & Matt’s Engagement Session

A Fun Family Day at the Beach !

Hi there guys, dp here from David Purslow Photography – if you post via a search engine then can I highly recommend you visit my wedding photography website located at www.davidpurslow.com

A little while back I had the pleasure of shooting (in the nicest possible way) Sami and Matt’s engagement session – I am sure Sami will jump up and down when she reads that her wedding is very fast approaching.    Sami and Matt seem to have booked me as their wedding photographer years ago, I am not sure if it was in 2009 or 2008 but it was a very long time indeed.  The reason I say this is when they booked me I was not offering signing books……

Whats a signing book – well its a beautiful wedding album that is printed on fine art paper that you can write on, the basic idea is you put together a collection of nice romantic photos from your engagement session into a presentation with lots of white space around the pages and then people can write you a message in the white space.

I have one I use as a demo album and I get brides who’s weddings I have shot to write in them or couples who have booked me to pop a few words in there as to why they picked me to be their wedding photographer.  In this picture you can see what Sami and Matt wrote in my book after their engagement session.

If you want to see more pictures of my album styles just click on the photo above !

So back to Sami & Matts engagement session.

Well as I was saying I shot their engagement session and their wedding is fast approaching.  We finalized the signing book album design and I wanted to share it with you.

Signing books make for a GREAT talking piece but more than that they make for a FANTASTIC keep sake and a totally unique memory of your wedding day.  Just imagine lots of pages filled with comments from all your friends, family and loved ones.

So here it is – I cant show you the cover as currently its somewhere over the Atlantic on its way over to  – bet Sami is jumping up and down again 🙂

*** How to use the Slide show ***

  1. Click the play button – then a little menu pops up at the bottom of the slide show
  2. If you do nothing the show will start in about  a second or so – but for the full effect – at any time, just put your mouse over the slide show and……
  3. Click the icon second from the right hand side to view in FULL SCREEN MODE !!!!
  4. Pressing escape will bring you right back down to earth

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I hope you enjoyed.

I recently moved to the West Midlands area and now provide wedding photography for Birmingham, Worcester, Solihull, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Kidderminster and pretty much anywhere in the West Midlands.

I still shoot wedding in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and dont charge any extra for traveling !

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding, Portrait & Boudoir Photographer
Birmingham & The West Midlands
www.davidpurslow.com

David@davidpurslow.com

Phone 01299 250114