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Soukie’s First Portrait

Hi there, David here from – Just to let you know if you find me thru the search engines, I am a wedding and portrait photographer covering West Wales, South Wales, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthensite as well as the whole of the UK – my website is located at

1 Week ago Nikki (my bride) and I had our second baby, we called her Soukie May – see posts a few below this for her full birth information.

Well today, 1 week on I got to shoot my first proper pictures of her. We picked today because Joshua goes to nursery 2 half days per week and we thought this would give us enough time to do what we needed – WRONG.

The idea is, get the baby well fed, and then let them sleep while you shoot your portraits – Soukie was having none of it which meant that I only managed to grab a few shots before she decided to excersise her lungs again ! – she was doing that at 3am today as well.

As luck would have it, by the time I had to leave to go pick up ‘The Boy’ (Joshua) Soukie started to get all sleepy – and when I got back 1/2 hour later, yep you guessed it – she was fast asleep right where I had wanted to do the pictures but the background etc had been taken down because the boy arrived  home adn would have made straight for it.

So here are the pictures, I hope you enjoy.

Remember I offer a full mobile Portrait photogrphy service and am looking for a few models (aged between 1 and 14 days) to try a few things out on – so if your in market for portraits, give me a bell – 01437 779412 or drop me a line at








David Purslow
David Purslow Photography
Phone 01437 779412
Mobile 0759 007 6666
Wedding and Portrait Photographer for West Wales & South Wales, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire

Soukie came home today !

Hi there,

Today Soukie came home from hospital with mum, here is a shot very similar to one we took of Joshua when he came home


Here is the one we shot of Joshua when he came home


Here is a side by side of the two of them – these are their first photos !



Joshua has a sister – meet Soukie May Purslow

Hello there, This is Soukie May Purslow – the latest addition to the Purslow family

These are just quick hospital snaps, most were taken in the delivery room.

She weighed in at 7,15.5 Lbs and arrived at 9:52 Tuesday 12/May/09

Please feel free to leave comments !












Joshua’s First time playing in the Snow

Hello there, I know I have not updated in a while, I have been really busy with the Tax Return and finihsing off last years albums – just 2 to go now ! – Had a great meeting today with a prospective bride for 2010 and had time to play today.

Getting snow pictures just right is pretty hard, I shot the following pictures in manual mode after metering the light with a light meter – I use the Sekonic 758D, its a little on the expensive side at around £420.00 but for tricky lighting situations its MUCH better than in camera metering.

If you look at the pictures below and you find that you cant see detail in the snow its probably the fact your monitor is too bright.  My digital workflow is colour calibrated and my monitors are checked each week to make sure the images I work on are exactly they way I see them.

Generally when you shoot a snowy photo on a ‘point and shoot’ camera or if you use a digital SLR (DSLR) there built in meter compensates for the snow and under exposes the photo, you can pull it back but shooting it right produces more more pleasing results.

So his morning we awoke to find snow on the ground – at 8 am we were out playing in it ! – what you may also find strange is that I used off camera flash to light these photos – if you look at number 5 you can see a shadow where I caught Joshua’s hand mid flight – by using additional light (off camera) you can define your photos, you can create shape and depth to them and make them look much better than just snapshots.

Here is a pic, there are 10 in total – to see them all, follow the link below this picture



Hope you enjoyed these as much as we enjoyed making them.

Remember I am available for Lifestyle Portraits right across Wales as well as weddings with portraits sittings from only £75.00

Talk soon,



David Purslow
01437 779412
0759 007 6666


What a perfect start to the day!

Hello there, dp here from

There is something very special about being a wedding photographer especially in a small community like Pembrokeshire, I constantly bump into people I met at this wedding or that wedding and people always stop me and say hi, its great.

Then there are the weddings from couples further afield, in 2008 I shot 30 weddings and of those 40 % were for brides who live outside of Pembrokeshire and over 30 % were for brides that live in England.  Lots of brides return to Pembrokeshire to get married, it is a special part of the country and makes for amazing memories and fantastic photos.

So what made today so special ?  Well when I got to my computer this morning there was a great email from one of my couples from last year.  The email was from Matt and Anna who live London way but who got married this way.  I only met then a few days before the wedding and everything was done online which is pretty normal for me with brides from further afield.  Well the email is below but it just made for the perfect start to the day and reminded me why I do this.

Wedding photography is MUCH more than just a job for me, I am very passionate about it and make connections with my couples, some are stronger than others but generally I end up making friends with my clients rather than just getting paid and being on my way.

So shortly before I sent off Matt and Anna’s album I heard she had has a baby,  I knew we had to send them a little something for the baby, Nikki went out and got a lovely little outfit for Sophie and we put it in with the album and sent it off.

Now at this stage I would like to point out –  these guys live a million miles away from me in London or about 5 hours away  – so I dont think they will ever be baby portrait clients, I dont think they will be getting married again and I dont think family portraits are on the cards so why send them something ?   Some of my photographer friends ask me from time to time why I do things like that, they see it as wasted marketing  – I tell them I dont do it as marketing I do it because its nice ! – it makes me feel good, I really liked the couple and well its what nice people do.

Here is the letter –

Hi David

I’m really sorry we’ve been so rubbish at getting back to you. The intention is to send a proper thankyou card, but life with a baby is delaying things!

We are SO pleased with our album.It is perfect, and I keep looking at it and thinking what a great day it was and what a great record of it to look at in years to come.I’m glad we went for the coffee-table style album. I’ve shown it to lots of people and they all agree it’s brilliant. Thankyou SO much. The choice of photos is fab and the colours too …what more can I say?! Tomorrow I’m even going to take it to show my hairdresser as my hairstyle looks good, especially the ones showing the back of my head!

We were also really touched  that you sent a present for Sophie.She will definitely be wearing it soon as she’s growing fast. After an awful labour, we have been given a really good baby! Phew! I’m not too sleep deprived and enjoying spending time with her and watching her change …it’s really amazing.Matt is a fantastic Dad and Sophie is really his little girl. I attach two photos taken ten days ago.She’s a cutie!

I think we owe you some money and we’ll get back to you about ordering some separate photos.

I hope your wife’s pregnancy is proceeding smoothly and that you are all well.

Will be in touch and thankyou SO much again!!! We are very happy that we chose you to photograph our wedding day.

Lots of love Anna x Matt and Sophie!

Thanks guys, thanks much.