Category Archives: Wedding News

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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The Vintage Version

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Original Photo #2 – Straight out of Camera

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The vintage wedding look

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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

Sneak Peek – Liz and John Wedding at Margam Park

Wedding and reception at Margam Park

Wedding photography by David Purslow

Hello just a quick sneak peek – I had a FANTASTIC wedding today at Margam Park nr Swansea / Cardiff in South Wales.

Just a few shots from today – hope you like.  Liz, John thanks for a GREAT day and being such great sports when it came time for your photos,

Ciao

dp

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Hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250 114
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Sneak Peek – Sara and Karl’s Wedding

Sara and Karl getting married at Slebech Park Pembrokeshire

wedding photography by David Purslow

Hey guys, a couple of weekends ago I shot the fabulous wedding of Sara and Karl, I am still processing the wedding but here is a quick sneak peek.  Sara and Karl’s wedding took place at the stunning Slebech Park in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.  Slebech is a stunning wedding venue sitting right on the water.

So here are a few teasers

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Hope you like the sneak peek,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666
www.davidpurslow.com

Welcome to the all new Magnificent Seven !

Hello there, David here from www.davidpurslow.com

Today I changed the way I do the blog stories – from now on I am going to be doing a ‘Directors Cut’  This is a montage of around 50 – 70 photos from each wedding (see the post below this one) and then I will choose my favorite 7 photos and post them – these will be called The Magnificent Seven.

Kimberly and Jack – The Magnificent Seven

Eastington Hall - Wedding Venue - The Cotswolds

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inside eastington hall the cotswolds

I hope you like the photos above, they are from the wedding of Kimberly and Jack at Eastington Hall in the Cotswolds.

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
www.davidpurslow.com
Phone: 01299 250114
Mobile: 0750 007 6666

We provide wedding photography for Worcestershire, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, The West Midlands, Birmimgham, Warwickshire and Pembrokeshire in West Wales.

Our style is a cross between Documentary wedding photography and reportage wedding photography with a touch of fashion thrown in for good measure !