Category Archives: registry office wedding photography

Quick update – 3 in 3 – What wonderful Weddings :-)

Just a very quick update, I got an email tonight from one of my up coming weddings, bride who commented that I had been a little quite on the blog for a few weeks so while sitting watching Sir Elton John on the TV I thought I would share just a quick few pictures with you.

The past few weeks have been a blur, totally crazily busy and to top it off it culminated with 3 weddings in 3 days and a total of 826 miles between them all.

I spent Friday in Swindon with Claire and Greg, Saturday in Pembrokeshire West Wales with Rebecca and Michael and Yesterday (Sunday) in Tewkesbury with Victoria an Andrew – I will post up full blog posts in the coming weeks but here is a one from each wedding

Claire and Greg – Swindon

Swindon Wedding Photography

Rebecca and Michael – Letterston Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Wedding Photographer

Victoria and Andrew – Tewkesbury Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire wedding Photographer

 

Winter Wedding photography – lessons from the boy scouts !

Snowy Wedding & Portrait Photography

Be prepared !

Okay this is going to be a bit of a different post from me today.  This time last year I had 3 or 4 weddings coming up and the weather started to get a little nasty (snow and ice) so I decided to buy myself a 4×4.  As you may know I lived in America for 10 years, The North East – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut where we would regularly get 20 inches of snow.  In the states I owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee and this car would go anywhere and thru anything.  So this is what I brought.  Because this was going to be a WINTER car only, and one to get me too and from winter weddings we spent a grand total of £1400 and brought a 10 year old model.  Its not pretty, it drinks fuel but it gets me to where I need to be WHEN I need to be.

As a wedding photographer winter weddings are becoming more and more popular and I actually LOVE photographing wedding in the snow – it reminds me of my time in the states so much.  When a couple are thinking about getting married in the winter I am sure one of the last things they think about is, is my photographer going to be able to get to my wedding ?

This is a shot from a wedding 10 days ago when we had the last lot of snow (see blog post below)

Birmingham wedding photography snow winter

And this is me working away – nothing stops me getting the shot, not even a few inches of snow

winter wedding photographer

Winter weddings offer the chance of GREAT photos, this shot would have looked nice normally but when its all covered in snow, it looks great – its an outtake, here is my assistant taking shots at another winter wedding.

getting married in the winter

wedding photographer for winter weddings

So back to the reason for the story today

This was the scene outside my house yesterday.

snow covered wedding car

and this is the street we live on

Hartlebury covered in snow

As you can see the road is totally covered, the cars at the bottom of the road cant get out and it was beautiful to look out on all that snow.  We only had 4 inches of snow but most of the village and nearby towns came to a halt.

So I called a very good friend of ours (Zena) and asked if she would like to bring her two kids out for some snowy winter portraits, Z lives right across the road from the park !  She said yes, so Nikki and I loaded up our kids and took off.

This is my winter wedding car

winter wedding photography worcestershire

Nikki loaded the kids into the car while I dug out cameras etc and off we went to met up and spend  a little time shooting a few nice winter portraits of the kids.

worcestershire portrait photographer

lifestyle portrait photographer worcestershire

birmingham lifestyle portrait photographer

Anway back to what its all about,

I have NEVER missed a wedding yet, and if its in my power to do so come hell, high water or deep deep snow, I want to make sure I have the tools at hand to get me there and get the shots for my couples.

If your planning a on getting married in the winter (November – February) one of the questions you should ask your photographer is, if it snows how will you get to my wedding ?

and remember at this time of year you CANT hire a 4×4 they are all booked out ahead of time – thats why we brought one.

Getting married in the winter can be great and can result in wonderful photos, having the right equipment is more than just a good camera, you need to have everything you can to make sure as a professional you wont fail and let down your clients.

For most of the year our jeep is off the road, but as soon as the first floods or snow fall comes, we pop it right on the road

Have a GREAT Christmas and really good new year.

ciao for now.

dp

Vintage Wedding Photography

Vintage Looking Wedding Photographs

Hello there, something a little different from me today.

Every few years something ‘new’ comes along, a style you may call it, a craze or just something that everyone loves and wants.  Several years ago it was what photographers call Spot Colour which is when you take a colour photograph and make it black and white.  Then you paint back parts of the photo in colour leaving a black and white image with just hints of colour.

Well 2010 saw a new trend taking off in leaps and bounds – The new look everyone is talking about is the Vintage Look.  This is where you using various Photoshop / Lightroom (the digital dark room photographers work in) tools and trick otherwise known as Actions and Presets – and using these actions & presets  you turn the photo into something more vintage looking.

There is no doubt that Vintage Wedding Photography is in high demand and vintage looking wedding photos have a dream like quality to them.

In the following examples below I show a before and after, the original image is exactly as taken and has not been touched up in Photoshop – The vintage wedding photo version has been processed in both Lightroom and then Photoshop to create the final Vintage look.

Original Photo #1 – Straight out of Camera

Vintage Wedding Photography Birmingham

The Vintage Version

West Midlands Vintage Wedding Photographers

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Original Photo #2 – Straight out of Camera

vintage wedding phtographers Gloucestershire

The vintage wedding look

vintage wedding photography


One of the big advantages of modern digital wedding photography is the ability to change the look of a photograph relatively quickly and we can add the vintage look to any, all or none of the photos we take at a wedding.

Vintage wedding photography (actually its a look rather than a style) is available at the push of a button so if you are interested in having any of your photos processed this way be sure to let us know.  If you are thinking of having a Vintage themed style wedding then naturally the look of vintage wedding photos would fit you wedding perfectly.

For more information on Vintage Wedding Photography drop me an email by visiting our contact me page

Ciao for now,

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Moible 0759 007 6666

Mid Week and Last Minute bookings…..

Hello there,

Earlier today I was talking to fellow professional wedding photographer Tim Driver – http://www.driverphotography.co.uk Tim is fabulous wedding photographer based in Norfolk and was returning from a mid week wedding.   We talk all the time and meet up whenever possible.  Over the past week or so our website has been given a bit of a makeover, if your a regular visitor you will know all about that.  I had asked Tim to give the site a once over and let me know what he thought.  He pointed out that I was lacking a Mid-Week wedding photography special offer or a small wedding, last minute booking special offer.

So this is what we have come up with.
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Registry Office & Small civil wedding photography options

Option 1. £450.00

This collection is targeted at Registry office weddings in Worcestershire

We will undertake wedding day photography from 30 minutes before the ceremony start, including arrival of guests, the groom and the bride. We will cover the ceremony as permitted by the Registrar, then take photos in the grounds, or a nearby scenic location taking a variety of natural shots, formal groups and beautiful portraits of the two of you. Coverage ends about 60 minutes after the ceremony, as you leave for your reception

  • Photography from 30 minutes prior to the wedding (arrival of guests etc)
  • Photography of the wedding service as permitted by registrant
  • Up to 1  Hour of  photography after the wedding for group shots / couple shots etc
  • Online gallery for viewing and ordering
  • 30 fully edited professional lab printed photographs in any combination of sizes ( 5×7 | 6×8 | 6×9 | 8×10 | 8×12 ) all sizes in inches

+£100.00 for Birmingham, The West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire & Gloucestershire

Restricted summer availability on Saturdays – call for details
Bookings only accepted  less than 8 weeks before the wedding date (June – August) Extended to 12 weeks outside of these dates.
Mid week bookings accepted 16 weeks prior to the wedding date
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Option 2. £750.00

This package is designed for small civil ceremonies at hotels and other scenic venues where the bride is preparing for the wedding on site.

Our photographic coverage includes wedding day photography at the ceremony venue from approximately one hour before the start, including background shots and final preparations. We will photograph the ceremony following the instructions of the registrar, then spend up to two hours with you photographing your friends and family, the reception and individual portraits.

  • Wedding day photography approximately 1 hour before the ceremony
  • Photography of the wedding service as permitted by registrant
  • up to two hours of photography after the wedding for group shots / couple shots etc
  • Online gallery for viewing and ordering
  • 40 fully edited professional lab printed photographs in any combination of sizes ( 5×7 | 6×8 | 6×9 | 8×10 | 8×12 ) all sizes in inches
  • 1 x 12×18 inch fully edited professional lab printed photograph for your wall (mounted but excluding frame)

+£100.00 for Birmingham, The West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire & Gloucestershire

Restricted summer availability on Saturdays – call for details
Bookings only accepted  less than 10 weeks before the wedding date (June – August) Extended to 12 weeks outside of these dates.
Mid week bookings accepted 16 weeks prior to the wedding date

Album upgrades

Both options allow you to replace the photo option with the addition of a beautiful Australian made studio style classic wedding album

………. +£250.00 – 9×9 20 page / 20 photo album
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+£300.00 – 9×9 30 page / 30 photo album
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+£325.00 – 12×12 20 page / 20 photo album
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+£400.00 – 12×12 30 page / 30 photo album

Additional Album Photos in Albums

……….£20.00 per photo for the first 1 – 10 photos
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£15.00 per photo for photos 11 – 20
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£10.00 per photo for photos 20 +

ARE WE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON YOUR WEDDING DATE ?
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Last year we received over 300 availability checks and over 200 enquiries for these dates. We are therefore unable to provisionally hold any date without payment of the booking fee / retainer and all dates are booked on a first-come first served basis.

Please enter the date of your wedding

good luck !


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