Category Archives: Recent Weddings

St Brides Hotel & Spa Wedding Photography

Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Rachel & Nick

Hi there,

Just a quick sneak peek at the fabulous wedding I was honored to shoot this weekend down in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

I had been looking forward to  this wedding for a very long time for many reasons,  Firstly the bride Rachel is the sister of a bride who’s wedding I shot 6 years ago so I was looking forward to seeing old friends again.  Secondly the couple were getting married at St Brides Hotel and Spa in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire which is the most spectacular wedding venue you can imagine.  Since I left West Wales around 4 years ago this would be my first opportunity get wedding photos at St Brides Hotel and I was praying for good weather – well the gods smiled on us as it was the picture prefect weather for a wedding at such a magnificent wedding venue.

The wedding was a small intimate affair and full of emotion.

st brides wedding photo

The happy couple after the wedding

west wales wedding photography

An amazing group shot !

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Rachel chilling with a glass of something nice and cold

bride overlooking saundersfoot bay

Rachel, Nick, Sarah, Ryan

Pembrokeshire wedding photography

Oxwich Bay Hotel Wedding Photography

Sneak Peek – Beach wedding of Colin and Jane

Just a quick sneak peek of the amazing wedding I shot yesterday down at the Oxwich Bay Hotel on the Gower in South Wales.  The Oxwich Bay Hotel is one of  my favorite beach wedding venues and this was the first time I got to photograph the all new wedding ceremony room.

beach wedding venue - oxwich bay hotel

getting married at oxwich bay hotel gower

The day was all about love and feeling, it was a small intimate wedding with a select couple of handfuls of guests but as Colin is a crazy mad photography nut, it was all about photography for him, this meant that the couple gave me lots of time to shoot all sorts of photos throughout the day and we even did beach side photos of every guest with their families etc, these were printed on the spot and given as wedding favors  – This was Jane’s idea who called up asking if we could do it for her guests so naturally we said yes ! – The guests seemed thrilled with the results.

A couple of the guests photos.

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guest photos oxwich bay wedding

recent wedding at oxwich bay hotel

A couple of shots from the beach session !

beach wedding photos uk - getting married on the beach

beach wedding photography

Well I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek !

more soon

Congratulations to Colin and Jane for a magnificent day and thanks for choosing us !

dp

Turkish Wedding Photography – National Motorcycle Museum Birmingham

Natalie and Dogan getting married at the Motorcycle Museum Birmingham

An amazing wedding with 450+ guests !

A Sneak Peek – The amazing Turkish wedding celebration of Natalie and Dogan.

Hi there, I am on a bit of a roll at the moment with blog posts, they are like the number 10 bus – none for ages then 3 in a row.

A couple of weeks ago saw the team at David Purslow Photography  shooting the wedding of Natalie and Dogan, The team for the day was made up of my primary wedding assistant – Clare my  good friend Sean O’Shaughnessy (a Solihull based wedding & Portrait photographer) and myself – I needed a big team as this was a BIG BIG wedding.  Being a Turkish affair the numbers were huge, so the wedding took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham – The Imperial suite is one of the largest venues in the west midlands – more about this a little later – but remember this is only a sneak peek !

The day started really early for us and her is Natalie our beautiful bride at the hairdressers

bridal preparations at hair salon

bride leaving hair salon

and a few details from the house

eliesaab pufume wedding photos

the perfect shoes for your prefect day

then is was on to The National Motor Cycle Museum in Solihull in the West Midlands

you may struggle to view this photo so  I have made it a clickable image to see the BIGGER VERSION – The amazing ball room at the Imperial Suite – National Motor Cycle Museum

the imperial suite ball room - Motorcycle museum

Click to see later version

The Boys (Men)

groomsmen and usher photos

The man himself – Dogan our Groom for the day

Groom prior to getting married

Natalie arriving in the back of the Rolls Royce Phantom

natalie and dogans wedding

during the wedding

couple getting married at the motorcycle museum birmingham

black and white wedding photography

sealing the deal !

signing the register photos

The guests show them off in style

amazing confetti photos

and some alone time with the bride and groom

bridal portraits

dramatic bridal portraits - amazing wedding photos

and let the night time begin !

The evening kicked off with a traditional dance called the Testi Dance

testi dance photos

testi dance motor cycle museum solihull

The couple were having a fantastic time

dance floor imperial suite motorcycle museum birmingham

The band were playing some traditional Turkish / Cypriot wedding music

musician at turkish wedding

The bride was loving it !!!!!!!

bride dancing on dance floor

and the night ended with the traditional Money Pinning

money pinning turkish wedding

What a fantastic day, cant wait to share the whole wedding with you, hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek !

congratulations to Natalie and Dogan,

Special thanks to Clare and Sean for their tireless efforts

A special thanks to the whole crew from Midway Media – an amazing wedding video company who kept us company for the whole day, these guys were the best video company we have ever worked with and went out of their way to make sure we all got our shots without getting in each others way – Highly recommended ! – the website is http://midway-media.com

Warwickshire Wedding Photography – Marston Farm Hotel – Claire & Steve

Marston Farm Wedding Photography – Sneak Peek !

The Wedding of Claire and Steve

Hello these, this is just a  quick sneak peek……….

This Saturday (a beautiful and sunny day at last) saw me photographing the wedding of Clare and Steve at Marston Farm in Warwickshire, this was a really fun wedding and everyone had an amazing day, Claire the bride is as much of a foodie as I am and we have been exchanging cake ideas for weeks, more about this later

So as its half term and I am about run out the door with Mrs P and the kids I thought I would share a few pictures with you.

Marston Farm Hotel Warwickshire wedding venue

I was very excited that Claire let me take her dress outside for photos 🙂

Warwickshire wedding photography

The wedding of Claire and Steve

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warwickshire wedding photography

Here I was playing around with dragging the shutter and having a bit of fun

amazing first dance wedding photography

Then this is what happens when your in the middle of a shot similar to the one above and your 2nd shooter happens to pop off their flash !

Spooky

The Marquee at Marston Farm Hotel wedding venue

The couple at sunset

marston farm wedding photogrpaher

last but not least, and a shot you dont get to see that often, is a shot of me !!!!!

Claire knowing my love of chocolate made sure Mark (my 2nd shooter) and myself didnt miss out on pudding 🙂

thanks Claire n Steve !

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Pembrokeshire Wedding – Llys Meddyg – Behind the Scenes

Hello there,

Just a quick post today showing off one of my new toys,  This weekend saw Clare and myself down in Pembrokeshire for the wedding of Maria and Wayne, I have just offloaded the photos and will get to edit them shortly but having a quick sneak peek at them I came across this photo of Wayne, it was taken in the pub next door to Llys Meddyg about an hour before the wedding – I wanted to capture the charm and ambiance  of place so didnt want to use flash to destroy the photo, the light levels in there were pretty poor as it was 3pm on dark overcast day.

Here is one of the pictures,

pembrokeshire wedding photography

So although the photo looks nice and light and bright and airy it was infact very dark, the ISO setting for those more technical out there was 4000, and it was shot at 60th of a second at F2.8 – If you look at Wayne’s waistcoat,  you will see that his front was almost totally in shade, so without killing the nice atmosphere in the room I had Clare hold an improvised ICE LIGHT — our version is a 125 bulb workshop lamp and have the light just skim off his face.

Here is a pull back a few seconds later

behind the scenes weddding photography

Just wait till you see the photos we shot down on the beach ! – yep on a very snowy day in England Maria and Wayne braved sub 0 tempratures to head to the beach for some couple photos – they came out amazing…….

more soon……

ciao

dp