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Family Portraits – Wall Art – Family Photo Albums or Engagement shoot – you decide

Hello there, david here from www.davidpurlsow.com – I always start my blog entries like this just incase you found me via the search engines and didnt have a clue how I am.  I am wedding and portrait photographer based in west wales but I cover the whole of South Wales, West Wales and Pembrokeshire.  My website is loated at www.davidpurslow.com

Okay, just a quick post today, these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago and were taken for a wedding client of mine who’s wedding is coming up in August.  I am really looking forward to this wedding as its the first of my weddings at Margam Park for 2009.  An engagement shoot was included in the package the guys went with  and since my clients can have pretty much anything in my power to give them we turned the engagement shoot into a family portrait day, a kids portrait day and a pet portrait day as well – We had a great time at Margam park and I cant wait for the wedding now.

Typically like my wedding photography my portrait photography is a little different also, I like to create environmental portraits – I let my clients choose places that have meaning to them or that are special – it could just be the back garden, the beach, a local park, the grounds of your estate or it could be the place you proposed to your future wife – The reason I like doing it this way is the pictures then have EXTRA special meaning to you rather than just a bunch of photos in a studio somewhere.

Most of my portrait clients end up ordering 1 or more canvas wall prints or large format mounted and framed photos as well as a few other sizes of prints – I have started to offer album’s for portrait clients and this has gone down really well, people love an album of stunning photos especially if they are somewhere that has a great sentimental meaning to them.

I am going to be posting more portrait and pet portrait photos over the next few weeks as the portrait side of my photography has really taken off in recent months and to celebrate this I am currently running a special offer for portraits that saves you £100.00 off the normal price of £150.00 and am offering portrait sessions at the moment for only £50.00 which includes 2 free prints. – this offer is limited and is due to end by the end on the 14th of August – so if your interested in a portrait session give me a yell – 01437 779412 or 0759 007 6666 or drop me an email to David@davidpurslow.com – the portrait can take place anytime in 2009 but if you want the photos for Christmas you need to have the shoot before December 1st 2009

So here are a few pics from The session

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Trash the Dress or Simply Stunning Bridal Portraits ?

Morning guys,

I always love to get brides or clients comments and there is no better way to start a Monday Morning with a mailbox full of them.  I woke up after finally getting to bed last night at nearly 4 AM after working on some great wedding pictures for Claire and Philip.

So bleary eyed I sat down this morning and opened my email and found this.

Hi David

everyone we have shown the photos to just love them, my friends came over for lunch today and thought id been and done a shoot for a magazine! The one on the rocks and the sexy ones seem to be the favourites they are fantastic though.
look foward to seeing the finished piccies

Tina

So as I often do I wanted to see the work thru the eyes of my clients so went back and had another look – I soon found myself playing with one of Tina’s photo’s from her Trash the Dress session in Swansea South Wales and before I knew it I had created a little poster.

I thought I would share that with you

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You can see more of Tina’s pictures by clicking HERE

ciao

dp

Quick post – YOU NEED THIS AT YOUR WEDDING………

Hey guys, today at the wedding fair I came across a couple of girls who run a fantastic video production company called Orchid Films, they produce what I think is one of the best new products I have seen in a hell of a long time and just wanted to pass this along…….  It takes something really special in the wedding world to make me go OH WOW and that’s  exactly what the girls did.

They have their own website at http://www.marryoke.co.uk/ but this is a direct link to the video  http://www.vimeo.com/3993856

Both Nikki and I are thinking about divorce just so we can get married again and do this, its fab

Just out of interest, I never recommend someone who’s work I dont like and I never recommend someone for money, this is really just because for the right wedding, this is so FAB !!!

Hope your having a great weekend, off to start celebrating my birthday (Tomorrow – Monday) so more next week

ciao for now

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer & Portrait Photographer
Covering West and South Wales
http://www.davidpurslow.com
David@Davidpurslow.com
0759 007 6666

Wanted Jaguar XKR / XK8 / Aston Martin

Hi there David here from www.davidpurslow.com

Yesterday I confirmed a booking for an event taking place at RAF Broady in Haverfordwest on the 11th of July 2009 – The event is taking place in the late afternoon / evening.

They asked me if I knew anyone with either an Aston Martin or a Jaguar XKR / XK8

They  dont need to drive or move it, they just need it to be a show piece for a couple of hours – and it would be helping out a good cause……..

If you have one of these and are willing to donate it for a few hours, (sure we can arrange a few beers / cokes etc) then please call me ASAP on 01437 779412 or 0759 007 6666

Many thanks

dp

The wedding of Llinos and Eurig

Hello there, David here from David Purslow Photography – West Wales Wedding Photography – www.davidpurslow.com

BEFORE I START

This post is VERY different to my normal post because for the first time EVER, I could not make a wedding.  Following my mums heart attack etc I had to be in the midlands the day before the wedding of Llinos and Eurig and would not be able to get back for the wedding.

One question prospective brides always ask me is “what happens if you cant make the wedding or your get sick etc”  Until now my answer has been in all the years I have been shooting weddings I have never missed one and dont plan on it but if ever it did happen, I have a good group of fellow photographers that would drive to the ends of the earth to help me out and visa verse. – WELL GUESS WHAT.

I had known about 10 days before that I needed to be in the midlands the day before Llinos and Eurig’s wedding and called them and emailed them right away and proposed that I use an alternative photographer – I showed them some of Tims work and they happily agreed.

When I said that the photographers would drive to the ends of the earth to make sure David Purslow Photography (as a company) never misses a wedding I was not kidding.  Poor old Tim lives the totally other side of the country in Debenham in Suffolk.  Tim’s company is called Tim Driver Photographer and his website is located at www.driverphotography.co.uk

So Tim actually set off Thrusday evening and completed his journey on Friday.  He went to visit with Llinos and Eurig (who he had spoken to before hand) and get the lay of the land.  This was also an all Welsh speaking wedding so would prove a little more challenging for Tim thatn a normal wedding – in terms on knowing the the bride and groom are going to kiss etc…..

Well Tim did a fantastic job and has received many plaudits from everyone from the vicar to the bride and groom – Tim’s photos had the bride in tears (OF JOY) when she saw them.

I think the bit Tim did not realize is that after the wedding he had to write the David Purslow Blog – My wedding story 🙂

So this is it in Tim’s Own words.

THE WEDDING OF LLINOS AND EURIG

Photography by Tim Driver Photography & Post Productions by David Purslow Photography.

Hi – Tim here from www.driverphotography.co.uk – I’m writing this guest blog post for David as I photographed Llinos and Eurig’s wedding last week  as he had urgent family commitments, and had to be in the midlands.

I travelled to West Wales from Ipswich on the friday morning and had arranged to meet with the couple in the afternoon, and was given a tour of the locations for the wedding the next day so after a night on Davids floor I set off early to meet Llinos at the house beforehand.

I could not beleive the I was being offered sandwiches at 8am !! before anyone had started to get ready

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The dress was beautiful and I could not resist a shot with the shoes in the foreground

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There were loads of wedding related items in the house which kept me busy before Llinos started getting ready, then the girls started on the Bubbly !!

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I had a good trip to the chapel at (WAITING FOR NAME FROM B&G) – thank goodness for satnav !!

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The boys arrived in a bright Red Mk2 escort Rally car – which was absolutely immaculate and made for some great pictures

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Llinos arrived shortly afterwards and looked very beautiful.

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The Chapel itself was great full of light and although I did not understand a word of the ceremony managed to get some good pictures of the events.

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Following the wedding we headed off just down the road to Cenarth Falls for a few nice bridal portraits next to the water falls.

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Then it was off to the reception at  The Castell Malgwyn Hotel – wow a great venue – we dont have many like this in Suffolk as soon as we arrived the wedding cake was cut and distributed to be washed down with lashings of bee !!

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Then I had my fun a chance to photograph the couple, rally car and fantastic grounds.

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During this time the boys from the Rugby club had had some more beer and found a space  to play with their balls.

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There was a great meal and more speeches than I have ever seen at a wedding – its amazing how wedding traditions vary across the UK.

Soon after the wedding breakfast a van pulled up outside with a hog roast on a trailor behind, it was amazing how quickly the smell attracted a crowd of willing volunteers to try out some crackling – And I’m pleased to say it did taste great.

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The party soon moved indoors eith the first dance and a live band which soon had a large crowd onto the dancefloor.

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I would love to take this opportunity to thank everbody at the wedding especially Llinos and Eurig for making me so welcome, The warmth and the fun of the big crowd shone through and I had a really great day. I really hope these pictures will be treasured for years to come.

To end the night off I took the couple outside for just one more photo and what a way to end the album.

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Thanks
Tim

www.driverphotography.co.uk

DAVID HERE

I would like to thanks Tim from the bottom of my heart for covering this wedding for me – naturally the next time we go out dinner is on me – If you looking for a wedding photographer prepared to travel all over the UK, Tim is your man – be sure to visit his fantastic website at http://www.driverphotography.co.uk

So if you ever wondered what happend if your photographer cant make it – if you choose a professional he will have cover arranged !

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding & Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
David@davidpurslow.com
Phone: 0759 007 6666 – 01437 779412

Or visit my blog at http://www.davidpurslow.com/blog (ooops your hear already)