Category Archives: Worcestershire

Late availability wedding photography

July Wedding Photography

Late Availability

Today Nikki and took the decision to cancel our 3 week holiday to The United States.  Since Soukie is turning 1 this months, we had booked up to make a surprise visit to the States for the most of July and drop in a  our friends from over there.

We had closed availability to the whole of July however due to the Volcano in Iceland and the travel chaos it has caused and the reports on the news this this could be going on all year we thought it best to stay over here this year and go visiting next year.  I would feel really really bad if we got stranded in the States as August is my busiest month of weddings and letting down couples is not worth the risk.

What this means is that if your suddenly stuck for a wedding photographer for July and think its too late to find one, I have lots of late availability wedding photography dates open in July.

I have also been redoing my website over from top to bottom – you can see my whole new website by visiting my site at

I specialize in Wedding photography for Birmingham, wedding photography in Worcestershire, Wedding photography in Gloucestershire and wedding photography in the West Midlands.

Before our move to the Midlands in February this year we had lived in Pembrokeshire West Wales and as such we have lots of places to stay so we love photographing wedding in Pembrokeshire.

Please visit my website for more details, complete price information, to check availability or to view my portfolio.

Take care,



David Purslow
West Midlands & Birmingham Wedding Photographer
01299 250114

Sami & Matt’s Engagment Shoot

Sami & Matt’s Engagement Session

A Fun Family Day at the Beach !

Hi there guys, dp here from David Purslow Photography – if you post via a search engine then can I highly recommend you visit my wedding photography website located at

A little while back I had the pleasure of shooting (in the nicest possible way) Sami and Matt’s engagement session – I am sure Sami will jump up and down when she reads that her wedding is very fast approaching.    Sami and Matt seem to have booked me as their wedding photographer years ago, I am not sure if it was in 2009 or 2008 but it was a very long time indeed.  The reason I say this is when they booked me I was not offering signing books……

Whats a signing book – well its a beautiful wedding album that is printed on fine art paper that you can write on, the basic idea is you put together a collection of nice romantic photos from your engagement session into a presentation with lots of white space around the pages and then people can write you a message in the white space.

I have one I use as a demo album and I get brides who’s weddings I have shot to write in them or couples who have booked me to pop a few words in there as to why they picked me to be their wedding photographer.  In this picture you can see what Sami and Matt wrote in my book after their engagement session.

If you want to see more pictures of my album styles just click on the photo above !

So back to Sami & Matts engagement session.

Well as I was saying I shot their engagement session and their wedding is fast approaching.  We finalized the signing book album design and I wanted to share it with you.

Signing books make for a GREAT talking piece but more than that they make for a FANTASTIC keep sake and a totally unique memory of your wedding day.  Just imagine lots of pages filled with comments from all your friends, family and loved ones.

So here it is – I cant show you the cover as currently its somewhere over the Atlantic on its way over to  – bet Sami is jumping up and down again 🙂

*** How to use the Slide show ***

  1. Click the play button – then a little menu pops up at the bottom of the slide show
  2. If you do nothing the show will start in about  a second or so – but for the full effect – at any time, just put your mouse over the slide show and……
  3. Click the icon second from the right hand side to view in FULL SCREEN MODE !!!!
  4. Pressing escape will bring you right back down to earth


I hope you enjoyed.

I recently moved to the West Midlands area and now provide wedding photography for Birmingham, Worcester, Solihull, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Kidderminster and pretty much anywhere in the West Midlands.

I still shoot wedding in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and dont charge any extra for traveling !



David Purslow
Wedding, Portrait & Boudoir Photographer
Birmingham & The West Midlands

Phone 01299 250114

Getting Married at the Elms Hotel

Ben and Zena Getting Married at The Elms Hotel


click ->   GETTING MARRIED AT THE ELMS HOTEL to visit the review

Wow how the time has flown by.  This is 100% true, Zena and Ben are good friends our ours and I was honored and delighted when Zena asked me to be her wedding photographer.  Considering all the great wedding photographers in Worcestershire who cover weddings in Stourport, Kidderminster and Great Whitley you can understand way I was so excited.

The wedding was taking place at the beautiful Elms Hotel in Abberley in Worcestershire – just outside of Stourport on Severn. – Whats funny is that at the time I was living and working in west wales.

Nikki could not come with me unfortunately due to Joshua being sick and that was a real shame.  So I drove up the night before and stayed at my sisters house the night before to be nice and fresh for Zena & Bens big day.

Well the wedding was fantastic – if your planning on getting married at The Elms its a beautiful Worcestershire wedding venue and makes for a photographers dream – Ben and Zena had arranged for me to say at the hotel the night of the wedding as it was going to be a really long one – I started at around 8am and finished just before 11 pm after the fireworks.

Why is this post funny to me – well for many reasons.

Zena and Ben’s wedding was actually the very first wedding I posted on my blog – in fact it was the very first blog post ever by me ! and its back again now that I am a Worcestershire wedding photographer and updating my website.

Another reason is that now I am living in Hartlebury just outside of Kidderminster & Worcester  in Worcestershire, this year I am travelling down to West Wales for over 20 weddings.

I do cover weddings all over the UK however as a West Midlands wedding photographer who lives in Worcestershire I am hoping that couples getting married in 2011 and 2012  who are looking for a reportage wedding photographer stumble across my site.  Now that I am based in Worcestershire over the next year or so I only have a few weddings up this way and all the rest down in West Wales.  – I am hoping to book a lot more weddings at The Elms Hotel as it really is a pretty venue and a great place to take photos of so if your planning on getting married at The Emls visit my Worcestershire wedding photography page.

If you follow me on a regular basis you will know I am currently working on my blog so I wanted to test out the new gallery feature of the site and cold think of no better wedding to showcase than Ben and Zena.

Since this is new to me, for some reason the last photo in the album has become the first photo in the gallery – DUH – I will keep working on it.

Anyway I hope you like the new way of showing off a collection of images

Here is is, The wedding of Ben and Zena at the Elms Hotel, Abberley, Worcester – actually its the wedding photos from the The Elms 🙂


Getting married at the elms hotel

Hummm there still seems to be a bit of an issue with the gallery – I am working on it !

Storybook Album Cover – Martin and Keyleigh

Storybook Wedding Album Front Cover

A simple and elegant design

Hey guys, dp here from – Wedding and Portrait Photography for Birmingham, The West Midlands, Worcestershire and West Wales !!!

Just wanted to share this cover with you.

This is the cover of a beautiful wedding album that is off to the printers today.  The album is a story book wedding album and the cover will be a spectacular acrylic cover and will shine and be stunning.

The wedding was actually shot in West Wales for good friends of mine and it was great to see the whole family again – I think I have another wedding coming up in the same family in the next 12 months 🙂

The cover photo is one of the favorites of Martin and Keyleigh so it took a little designing to get it right, I like full page covers but since the album is a portrait album that opens up into a beautiful landscape album and the photo the guys chose was a landscape I could not do the full wrap.

Here is the cover, cant wait to see the finished album, its going to look amazing


I should have put a border on the picture for the web as the green (picked from the grass) colour fades to white as it cascades across the front of the album but on my background it kind of gets lost 🙁

Anyway hope you like it.



David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666

Birmingham Wedding Photography Special Offer

Wedding Photography for Birmingham and Worcester

Local wedding photographer covering The West Midlands and Worcestershire


Hello there, dp here from www.davidpurslow – and I am a professional full time wedding photographer based out of the West Midlands.  I am based in Hartlebury just outside of Kidderminster.  I am about 35 minutes from Birmingham and cover all of Birmingham including Solihull, Birmingham Town Center as well as the outskirts of town.

Chances are you have not heard of me before and thats because prior to February 2010 I was living and working in Pembrokeshire West Wales.   We moved to be closer to family following an illness with my mother who lives in Kidderminster.  I have been a professional wedding photographer for over 10 years now and have shot weddings all over the UK including London, Holy Island, Worcester, Birmingham, Codsall etc.

So being the newest Wedding photographer in the Birmingham area I needed to come up with something really special to help me stand out.  I dont know why I was surprised really having spent the past week looking at wedding venues in Worcester, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Codsall nr Wolverhampton and Gloucestershire its obvious to me that first, there are LOTS AND LOTS more brides and grooms getting married up this way (lets face it, Birmingham and the Midlands come second only to London in terms of population) The second thing I noticed was there are some amazing Stately Homes, Country Houses and Boutique wedding venues in this area – these are my kind of venues and the perfect place for my flamboyant and creative style of wedding photography.

As soon as I arrived in the midlands I visited a wedding fair and was shocked that pretty much all of the wedding photographers in the Birmingham area are offing albums that limited the number of photos or pages in the wedding albums and some started off with really small wedding albums which in my humble opinion should really be parents albums not wedding albums.


Wedding at The Elms Hotel – Abberley Worcestershire

So to introduce myself to the Birmingham Wedding Photography scene I have come up with what I think is an amazing special offer !!!!!

Birmingham Wedding Photography Special Offer

I have designed a special collection for the first 3 couples who book me for wedding up this way. (again if you found this post via a search engine then I suggest you visit my West Midlands & Birmingham Wedding Photography Page and the ON YOUR WEDDING DAY) So for the first 3 couples who book me for wedding taking place in either 2010 or 2011 this is what you will get.

  • Wedding photography coverage from Bridal Preparations till your first dance
  • 50 thank you cards featuring your favorite wedding photo and information for your guests how to view your online gallery
  • An online gallery of all your wedding photos split into catagories and with slideshows for each one
  • A CD of all the images at web sized for facebook etc
  • A DVD of all the digital files from you wedding – the digital negatives so to speak
  • A DVD of your wedding album set to your first dance song that you can play on your TV and show off your wedding on the big screen
  • An UNBELIEVABLE wedding album – A huge story book wedding album with up to 80 pages and up to 250 photos included

All this would normally cost £3100.00 via my normal prices however for the first 3 couples who book me now I have moved I am making this available for only £1600.00 thats a saving of £1500.00 – The album is an 8×12 inch story book wedding album – you can see exactly what it looks like by visiting my Albums page on my website and you can also view a slide show of an 80 page album by clicking here.


If you would like to splash out just a little bit extra then for an additional £399.00 for (£1999.99 in total) I will upgrade the wedding album to the totally awesome and monstrously big 10.5 x 14 inch album – its lush, big, heavy, super duper impressive and guaranteed to make your friend and family’s jaw drop to the floor !

This offer is applicable to weddings taking place in…….

  • Weddings in Birmingham
  • Wedding in Bromsgrove
  • Weddings in Solihull
  • Weddings in Codsall
  • Wedding in Sutton Coldfield
  • Wedding in Worcester
  • Weddings in the Kidderminster
  • Weddings in Strouport On Severn
  • Weddings in Hagley
  • Wedding in Stourbridge

For select weddings taking place in other parts of the country I may well consider extending the offer to you, so if your wedding is not taking place at any of the venues listed above call me or drop me an emial – my number is 01299 250 114 / 0759 007 6666 and my email is

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch,

talk to you soon,



David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
01299 250 114
0759 007 6666