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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

We got featured on I Wed-Style

Hello there,

I just got notified that the wedding of Heather and Mike was featured on the wedding blog site I Wed Style

Heather and Mike got married at Bibury Court Hotel in the Cotswolds a few weeks ago – you can see a sneak peek of their wedding photos by visiting the original blog post:

Bibury Court Wedding Photography – The Wedding of Heather and Mike

Here is a grab shot from the I. Wed. Style website

Cotswolds Wedding Photography

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Just thought I would share,

Thanks I. Wed !

ciao

dp

A Beautiful Bibury Court Hotel Wedding

Sneak Peek – Heather and Mike’s Wedding

Bibury Court Hotel, Cotswolds  Wedding photography by David Purslow

Hello there, David here from David Purslow Photography – Saturday saw the second of our weddings this weekend and what a magnificent day it was.  Heather and Mike wedding was taking place in the beautiful (described as the most beautiful village in England) Bibury in the heart of the Cotswold’s. Bibury Court Hotel is a stunning wedding venue and was the perfect location for the wedding of Heather and Mike.

The wedding was an intimate affair which started for us at around ten  in the morning and the pace of the day was fabulous from a photographers point of view.  Full credit to the couple in the planning of they day and it went without a hitch right down to the weather which again was truly spectacular with sunshine, blue sky’s and everything you would wish for on your wedding day.

The bride looked absolutely amazing in a Benjamin Roberts wedding dress and the boys looked fab in the top hats and tails.  The day was very relaxed with us shooting the majority of the wedding  in a documentary / reportage style which meant the least amount of intrusion into the couples enjoyment of their day, their family and friends.

So here are a few sneak peeks for you to enjoy.

Special thanks to the staff of Bibury Court for all the help they gave us during the day and how well the accommodated us with special thanks going to Kirsty who was always on hand for any little questions or requests we had.

ciao for now,

bibury court hotel a beautiful cotswolds wedding venue

Bibury Court – A beautiful Cotswolds Wedding Venue

Benjamin Roberts Wedding dress hanging up at bibury court

Benjamin Roberts Wedding Dress

The Bridal Suite at Bibury Court Hotel

Our Beautiful Bride during Bridal Preparations

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Vera Wang – one of my favorite perfumes

the wedding room at Bibury Court Hotel

The bride walking down the aisle

a page boy at bibury court hotel in the cotswolds

A Page Boy

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The Newly Weds

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The bride and groom

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Guests having a great time

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The Jazz Quartet

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Bibury Court Hotel at Night

Well I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek, Congratulations to Heather and Mike on their beautiful wedding

ciao

dp

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