Category Archives: Recent Weddings

Himley House Winter Wedding Photography

The wedding of Tracey & John

Getting married at Himley House, Dudley, West Midland

Sneak Peek – Just a few teasers……

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Tracey and John at the stunning Himley House situated between Kingswinford and Wombourne Just southwest of Birmingham in the West Midlands.  What made this wedding a little unusual was the days before it snowed and snowed so there was a TOTAL blanket of snow on the ground.  The view of Himley House in the snow was magnificent.

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We arrived about 2 hours before the wedding, or about an earlier than we normally would, we spent that hour taking photos of Himley House in the snow and lots of detail shots.

Me laying in the snow taking the above photo

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Helen shooting wide shots of the Venue

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The bride and Groom by the Christmas Tree at by the main staircase – this is why I love winter weddings.  Winter wedding photography has its own challenges including the cold, bright glare and the reluctance for couples to go outside for photos, but with winter weddings come Christmas weddings and all the associated bonuses that go with it.

The Christmas tree at Himley House looked amazing

Tracey and John

Wedding photos in front of christmas tree winter wedding

I love this shot of Tracey taken during the service

Wedding photos the green room himley house

The good news for us is that Tracey and John were excited about a winter wedding so when I suggested we went outside for a few wedding photos in the snow, they were more than happy to oblige !

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This shot taken at the golf club was taken while it was snowing, we had another few inches of snow during the reception

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I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek – Winter weddings are GREAT fun, so if your getting married in the winter, dont worry about the weather, if its cold and snowy it just makes for much prettier photos.



David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 5555

Searcy 4030 Wedding Photography At The Gherkin

The Gherkin – Wedding Photography

by Top National Wedding Photographer David Purslow

Quite simply 0ne of the most sought after destinations in London, Searcy 4030 at the top of The Gherkin otherwise known as No.30 St Mary Axe in the City of London.

Couples lucky enough to hold their wedding at the Gherkin are in for a once in a lifetime experience. Offering a unique 360 degree view over The City of London and beyond guests are left speechless upon exiting the elevator on the 38th floor and walking into the the ceremony room.

The Gherkin is a challenging experience for any photographer, with Black Marble floors wall to wall glass and ceilings that extend up around another 40 – 50 feet reflections can be tricky to say the least.

The up side of holding your wedding at the Gherkin is undoubtedly the spectacular backdrop which is quite simply London – You look over The Tower of London, The River Themes, The Shard, Canary Wharf to name but a few.

When choosing your photographer to capture this most special of days, its important to choose one who has experience of this magnificent venue, one who knows exactly which equipment to bring, how to light up the interior to maximize each and every photo opportunity.

We have experience of working with wedding co-ordinators, personal security details etc, We carry 5 million pounds worth of Public Liability and professional indemnity insurance.  I have a current CRB check and was previously Positively Vetted by the Ministry of Defense.  We can offer clients total privacy and exclusivity contracts and are happy to deal with magazine and magazine editors if needed.

We offer an all inclusive wedding photography collections to provide you with total peace of mind, as standard our wedding photography collection includes

  • An Engagement / pre wedding photoshoot
  • DVD of full sized edited master files from your engagement session ready for printing
  • Unlimited Photographic coverage on your wedding day
  • Evening slide show –projected onto huge screen prior to your first dance
  • A Beautiful Story Book Wedding Album including your first featuring your first 75 wedding photographs
  • * Beautiful hand made matted albums are available – we can discuss your specific requirements as needed
  • DVD of FULL SIZED master camera files in beautiful presentation case in both Colour & Black & White
  • DVD Slide show of your wedding album set to your first dance song to play on your TV
  • DVD of your wedding album master print files as backup in case anything happens to your album.
  • An copy of your Album and wedding photographs ready to load onto your Ipad / Laptop
  • Copyright release allowing you unlimited reprints of your wedding photographs from your master DVD files
  • 50 Thank you cards featuring your favorite image from your wedding
  • 12 months SECURE online web-hosting of your wedding photography with a ‘buy-on-line’ option for your guests & relatives
  • All Travel and Accommodation charges included (we arrive in London the day before your wedding to be ready when you want us)


Please view the following photographs from the wedding of Alun and Rachel which took place at The Gherkin recently.

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We are used to guests being bowled over by how beautiful or spectacular the wedding venues look but these guests were just awestruck  – everyone had to take a peek over the edge

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Alun and Rachael did a sort of receiving line and I took the opportunity to lye-down  on the job and take some wide angle shots and capture the whole of the roof of 4030 / the Gherkin

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While this was going on, Oliver and his staff were transforming the room downstairs for dinner, once it was complete before the wedding party went down for a candle lit dinner over looking the whole of London, I shot a few long exposure photos of the room.

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Then it was up stairs for the music and the dancing – I had set up a portable studio and again took some long exposure photographs of the guests on the top floor of the Gherkin – the guests love this.  here are a couple of shots

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and if you  a regular blog follower of mine you will know I am well known for my reflection shots, I always look out for unusual reflection photos – check this one out – you could only get a shot like this in a round room at somewhere like the Gherkin.

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And finally check this one out, this is what I love about the reportage / documentary style of wedding photography, I dont use a lot of lights, I rely on candles, room lights etc to create the magic – I had to add a tiny amount of fill flash to this but I love the fact Alun and Rachael did not know this photo was being taken, it is completely natural

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well thats about it, ALMOST………….

I just wanted to share a few others with you, I didnt know where they fitted in but I love them anyway.

Rachael had the most magnificent flowers for her wedding they were beautiful – here is just one arrangement.  This is a 30 second photo painted with light – pretty cool – great fun to make.

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And I couldn’t resist a shot of me with London in the background ! – as you can see I am looking pretty happy to be in front of the camera

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The Gherkin, London UK

Black and White photo of The Gherkin London UK

I hop you have enjoyed this look at the most amazing wedding of Rachael and Alun, congratulations to the happy couple.



David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
Phone: 01299 250114
Mobile: 0759 007 6666
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A Hurst House Wedding

Photography by David Purslow

The Wedding of Fiona and Whyndam

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Fiona and Whyndam. The wedding was at the magnificent Hurst House in Pembrokeshire and although it was a bit of a winter wedding the weather was amazing.

Fiona looked amazing in a beautiful Jenny Packham wedding dress (one of my favorite designers) and Wyndham looked as please as punch.

Just before the first dance we ran the slideshow (if we are at your wedding all day we do a slideshow in the evening) an Fiona stood next to Helen and myself.  I have never known a bride cry her eyes out so much to her wedding phtoos.  It humbled us.

Below is the sneak peek directors cut of the wedding photos – more in the next few days.

I hope you enjoy them


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Wedding Venue – Hurst House –

Wedding dress – Jenny Packham – Supplied by White Bride Narberth –

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Sneak Peek – Ragley Hall Wedding Photography

The wedding of Toni and Paul

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Hello there, David here from

Saturday saw me shooting a wedding pretty close to home, the wedding taking place in Worcester with the wedding reception at the stunning Ragley Hall wedding venue.  The bride was getting ready at Malvern Spa in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Both Helen and I agreed that this was one of our favorite weddings of the year, the couple were so into photos, the guests were in party mode, the Vicar was THE BEST VICAR we have ever worked with and Ragley Hall is the most amazing Warwickshire wedding venue.

The vicar was so cool that he even told a joke half way thru the wedding 🙂

From the time we turned up till the time we left the whole day was a total blast and it was so so so so obvious that Toni and Paul are so smitten and totally in love with each other that the day just ooozed love.

here are a few sneak peeks  – Enjoy.

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I thought long and hard about including the next photo and decided I would include it, it was a very special moment following the signing of the register, you could feel the love between Paul and Toni and Paul looked so happy to have just married the girl of his dreams, then following a kiss he wept a little.

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The Amazing Ragley Hall Wedding Venue

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The dining room at ragley hall used for wedding breakfast

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the amazing staircase at ragley hall

The red room at ragley hall warwickshire

and last but not least, a very quick grab shot, this is one very happy bride.

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I hope you have enjoyed this quick sneak peek.

We cover weddings all over the UK and from time to time the USA as well, if your looking for a wedding photographer please visit our main website wedding photography website at



David Purslow
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Skeak Peek – Northbrook Park Wedding Photography

The Wedding of Colin and Gnyaneshwari

Wedding and reception at Northbrook Park Nr Bentley Surrey

Hey guys, David here from

This Sunday saw us visiting the Hampshire / Surrey border to shoot a fabulous wedding at the amazing Northbrook Park – a truely beautiful wedding venue.

So here are a few photos of Colin and Gnyaneshwari getting married at Northbrook Park.

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hope you like,

We are available for weddings all over the UK – for more information visit out wedding photography page on our website.



David Purslow
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666