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Baby Alex

Hello peeps, David here from

As you may know if you stalk my blog, a few weeks ago my wife threw a little party for Christmas for a few of Joshua’s friends.  Naturally I took a few pictures and posted them up here.  I also put all the pics up on a password protected gallery (as I do for all my clients) and let the mothers & fathers choose pics for xmas presents on Nikki and I

I have just been working on the files for the lab but wanted to share one with you, this is Baby Alex, a few week old.  The picture itself was the most simple of pictures to take, the only ‘photographer’ thing I had to do was position Mum (the shoulder you can see in the pic) in the right light.  In our dining room we have HUGE patio windows that face south (north would be better) but on this day it was cloudy and overcast so the light coming in thru these windows was great.  I asked ‘mum’ to stand about 2 feet from the window with her facing away away from the light but with the soft natural light falling on baby Alex.  I shot this image  using a Nikon 50mm F1.4 lens at F2.0  I was about 1.5 meters away from them at baby Alex’s head height.  To focus, I focused on his eye and then recomposed the shot. – Converted to Black and white using Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro plugin.


Ciao  dp


As you can see I am still working out the best size and way to brand images, I will clean up the blog soon – honest !


David Purslow
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Lifestyle portraits for Pembrokeshire and West Wales

I am just updating the blog

I know the images below have already been used on the blog site, but as I build the new template, I am just using these as I had them available.  I hope you like the new look of the blog, the main idea is to be able to showcase photos much better, after all thats what I do, its all about the pictures and the better you can see them the better the site will be for you.

If you have any comments on the new look to the blog, drop me an emial –

Sample size of new images



Enjoy – dp

Pembrokeshire wedding photographers

Josh’s Last Picture of 2008

Hey there, I have been working away most of the day on the wedding album of Zoey and Alex a fantastic couple whos wedding I shot earlier this year.  A few minutes ago Nikki came in with Joshua to say good night as it was his bedtime.  Since it was December 31st I grabbed a camera lying on the side of my desk and took his last photo of 2008.

Here is the boy in all his glory !

Joshua David Purslow December 31st 2008


Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

Hey everyone Thanks for stopping by the website and checking out my blog.  2008 has been an amazing year for me personally, I have met so many fantastic couples made new friends, it really has been a privilege for me to be a part of so many of your weddings and it’s a role I take very seriously.

I am turning off the computer for a few days to spend Christmas with my lovely wife and the boy so if you drop me an email it will take me a few days to get back to you, if you phone me, just leave me a message and I will get back to you.

If you just got engaged over Christmas and are looking for a photographer – dont worry I will be back in a few days but in the meantime, CONGRATULATIONS you have just taken the first steps on the most exciting journey of your life so far and one I can hopefully be a part of.  Enjoy the time between your engagement and your wedding, it goes by so fast – Weddings are such great fun to plan (they can be a pain in the ass sometimes too from a planning point of view but what would I know, i’m a guy and my wife did ALL of ours) and as the time gets closer to your big day the excitment bulids – embrace it and enjoy it.

It’s my intention to re do my website over the xmas break but won’t hold my breath that will be completed before the middle of January as I still have 5 albums to complete from 2008 also.

There are a few surprises coming in 2009 in terms of what I am going to be up to and the information that is going to be on my website so stay tuned.

So all it leaves me to do is thank you from the bottom of my heart for making 2008 such a great year for David Purslow Photography and for making 2008 such a great year for my whole family.  I should also thank you for making it possible for me to have the greatest job in the world because if it was not for you guys, then there would be no need for me as a photographer.

Take care, god bless and see you soon,



WOW what a testimonial ! – worth reading if you can get thru it

Hello there, David here from

Okay, some mad ramberlins here from me for a minute. I dont know if you have seen the movie Bicentennial man with Robin Williams – if not GO GET IT and watch it. The movie is sort of a reflection of my personal inner feelings and boils down to a ‘person’ wanting to leave a mark on the earth.

The greatest pleasure I ever get out of working is when I hand over my work to clients and see the reaction. I get phone email, letters and phone calls, as I did last night from one bride who received 4 albums in the post, she had ordered 4 coppies, I forgot one 🙁 but thats being addressed as we speak. When I work with my clients most of it is done via phone and email – I actually only get to meet about 60% before the wedding itself. The second I answered the phone I knew the bride had received her album, you can just tell in the voice ! – she was over the moon !

Because of our location, being one of the wedding photographers in Pembrokeshire lots of my brides come from the London area or the South of England. I get phone calls saying we are getting married in Pemrokeshire or I am getting married in West Wales etc, that means I do most of my previewing via slide shows and show clients album designs and invite them to make changes. I dont often get to hand over albums in person and see the reaction in person.

Yesterday a bride stopped by the house to pick up some photos, this was actually a local couple from a couple of towns away. I was in Cardiff working so Nikki my darling wife looked after Sian and Simon. Today I received a fantastic email which I will post later, they are stacking up at the moment ! which is great for me.

So back to the movie and back to my feelings – I told you this would be a ramberling! – I have had many jobs but NONE, not a single one gives you the satisfaction you get from being a wedding photographer. I dont shoot weddings because its quick cash or because there is nothing else to shoot. I actually was a pretty successful press photographer shooting concerts and sports as well as ‘spot news’ It was great but left me feeling like I was just working. As I get older I want to feel my life has touched others and other people benefit from meeting me – do you know what I mean ?

Well that’s why I choose to shoot weddings, I sought out shooting weddings and I love shooting weddings and portraits.

Its moments like these (below) that bring it all home to me why it is SO VERY IMPORTANT for me to continue to do what I do. I will honestly hand on my heart tell you that this email is worth more to me than the £1600.00 this couple paid for there wedding photography. I have all my testimonials printed out and pinned up on my wall or in folders – I look at them pretty much each time before I go shoot a wedding as it reminds me of the trust the couples put in my hands.

I have said it before and I will say it again, I dont take photos, I create memories – Photography is a passion for me, what I do comes from the heart and I get an emotional connection with my clients on there wedding day. – Its not a job, its not work, Its passion of life.

Anyway I think you get exactly what this testimonial means to me – and I know for years and years, even If I were to die tomorrow a little bit of me will live on in each album and each smile my photos invoke each time people look at them.


The testimonial – this testimonial belongs to THIS ALBUM

Hi David!

Wow! Amazing! Wonderful! are just a few words to express our joy at the album – and by the way you owe me a man size box of Kleenex! I am absolutely thrilled and overjoyed at the preview album. When I opened the slideshow up on Sunday (which also happened to be Ian’s birthday – good timing eh!) and heard our song playing with the most amzing photos, I just wept. You know we could’nt have our song played at the wedding and the reasons why and to hear it and look at the album just overwhelmed me – even Ian had a tear in his eye! I’ve lost count of how many times since then we’ve looked at it and I just can’t wait until our friends and family visit just so I can show them and get their reaction too!

I know I’ve said this before but you truely are an amazing person and photographer. You have a very unique talent and anybody who has the luck and good fortune to work with or to know you are truely blessed. Thank you so much for all your hard effort in producing what is to us wonderful memories of our special day. Keep snapping!

Love to you and your family

Angela & Ian x x x x x x x x x x x x You’re the best!!!!!!!!!!