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Practice makes perfect  – A Wedding Photographers Day off……

Every now and then you get to shoot some fantastic wedding images, I am not talking about great ‘wedding photos’ – thats what the bride and groom want but once in a while a couple will come along and will let you take a couple of hours in their wedding day to take them off and shoot some really dramatic shots – Sometimes it even happens on the day after the wedding or weeks or months later.

So to make your up to the task you need to practice these skills and thats where days like last Tuesday come in.   It was not a workshop and it was a very exclusive little group – 10 of us in total. We had exclusive use of Newstead Abbey nr Nottingham, he also arranged for seven models and an amazing makeup artist (who also models) and one of his good friends is  a wedding dress designer who came along with a stunning collection of gowns.

The idea was simple – we took the models off either a bride by herself or a bride and groom and spent an hour shooting whatever we wanted to shoot.  Some of the other photographers brought along picnics or parasol’s  etc, etc, etc.  I just wanted to practice shooting ‘Stunning Wall Portraits’  I also wanted to shoot directly into the sun and see if I could over power it using little Nikon speedlight flashe’s that I carry.  Another thing I wanted to do was play with lighting Gel’s – this is where you change the colour of your flash to ‘Tungsten’ and put the camera into a tungsten setting, this turns daylight very blue as you will see.

So with my very good friend Tim Driver from Driver Photographyhttp://www.driverphotography.co.uk we set off and spent 6 hours shooting lots of photos just for our own portfolio’s

Below are a few of my favorites from the day – I hope you like

I would love more brides and grooms to set aside an hour or so in the day just for Bridal Portraits – as you can see the results could be STUNNING.

In this photo the blue light coming thru the windows is just daylight – its colour is changed by the use of a CTS (colour temperature straw) gel on the flash

I am using the same technique here but only using a 1/2 CTS gel and have dialed in a WB 1/2 way between Tungsten and daylight

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In this shot, Emma (our makeup artist) sits by the lake, this is kind of an outtake shot while I set up lights

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and I love this shot, it was just Emma playing with the water !

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In this shot, I am overpowering the sunlight which is behind the couple – I love this shot

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and my last shot of the day is one I had planned all day long – I asked the second I saw the black dress if I could have it last and if they minded if I got it wet !

I hope you agree not a bad way to spend your day off !

caio

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


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

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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 !

The Wedding of Kimberly and Jack

A Stunning Cotswolds Wedding

An Eastington Hall Wedding,  photography by David Puslow

Hello there, a few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kimberly and Jack – Captain Jack as he is known to his friends I have since found out 🙂

The couple were getting married at Eastington Hall, a stunning wedding venue in the Cotswolds.  Eastington Hall is a very impressive exclusive use wedding venue so the whole day took place in one location and the only people around were wedding guests.  Unfortunately the weather was not the best and I have to thank each and every guest who managed to get soaked the first time we tried to shoot the big group shot – luckily enough we did try again and we got the shot this time.   So thanks guys for all you efforts and for having another go.

Helen and I arrived at Eastington Hall and were greeted by the boys playing Cricket on the front lawn, the first thing we always do is a quick recce of the venue to scout out locations for photos in the event the weather turns – good job we did as it rained pretty hard at time.  We were lucky enough to get some great establishing shots of Eastington Hall after we had let the bride know we had arrived.  Kimberly and ‘The girls’ were up stairs in the magnificent bridal suite with its large bay windows and stunning views over the Cotswolds Countryside.

The day was fantastic despite the rain which in truth was on and off, we could not shoot the romantic shots around the grounds due to the grass being soaked so we made good use of the house and the features around.

As we entered the bridal suite I was so excited by the grandness of the whole thing and at just how beautiful Kimberly’s wedding dress was – I knew it would make for a fantastic wedding dress photo so we carefully (after asking to do so) moved it and hung it in the bay window.  We had arranged that NO ONE would be around the back to see it and we quickly shot a few photos of it. – Stunning.

The wedding was packed which is a credit to Kimberly and Jack and the whole day flew by in the blink of an eye and then the evening festivities kicked off – We ran a Wedding Slide show (photos from before the wedding breakfast set to music and projected onto a large screen) which was followed by the first dance and then the crazy dancing took over – we ended the night with what is rapidly becoming a very requested photo – the LOVE PHOTO I call it, where the couple choose 4 very special people to write the word love with torches while they hug and kiss ( a long exposure – see the photo) and then it was time for us to leave the party.

Below is a selection of photos from Kimberly and Jack’s wedding at Eastington Hall – Enjoy.  As you can see the weather did nothing to spoil the enjoyment of the day.

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We would like to wish Kimberly and Jack all the best and to say congratulation – Your wedding was amazing and we were happy to be a part of it.

take care, god bless,

ciao

dp

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

Church Wedding – An HDR Image

Hello there,

Just playing with a couple of pictures from the wedding of Kate and Mark – I shot this one during the singing as its a 7 photo image – its a composite of 7 photos from almost black to totally white – then the computer makes an images that pulls date from each layer – its called HDR – which stands for High Dynamic Range.

I love this one 🙂

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Looks pretty cool hey 🙂

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait (pets as well) Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 0076666