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Worcestershire, Birmingham and Gloucestershire Wedding Photography Special Offer

Hello there,

Just a very quick update,

The studio is flat out next week so I have posted up today our December / January and February special offer a week early ! our loss is your gain !

Basically its simple, if you book us for your wedding between November 24th 2012 and March 1st 2013 (the booking date, not the wedding date) as a thank you, we will give you a beautiful personalized movie poster to celebrate your wedding.  These movie posters are are massive, 24 inches by 36 inches and come in a beautiful black frame.  Normally £195.00 un-framed or £295.00 framed they are our most popular new product for 2012 / 2013

special offer for wedding photography

Use the contact form above or send an email to Studio@davidpurslow.com and we will get back to you, we can even check to see if we are available for your wedding date by clicking HERE



Gloucestershire Wedding photography – New toys and a hard working couple

Hello there,

Just a quick update this week,

On Sunday I was photographing the wedding of Katie and Martyn at the beautiful Dumbleton Hall Hotel in Gloucestershire, everything was perfect apart from the weather, but the couple were Troopers in more ways than one, and sucked it up and ventured outside with me in the pouring rain to get some amazing photos.

The new toy to which I am referring is a new light, those of you who know and follow me will already be aware that I pretty much always work with an assistant / 2nd shooter who helps me create the signature images with the aid of vairous lighting techniques, well this weekend I had a new toy – Its a BIG light panel – hundreds and hundreds of tiny daylight balanced led bulbs in a long thin panel – Clare bless her spent 1/2 they day with this thing and at one stage she was balanced on an end table 6 foot up in the air giving me a downwards direction of light  – the result was this photo, taken in the entrance way to Dumbleton Hall just before we left for the night, I had seen the light sconses ???? and pondered what I could do with them, well I am very happy with the results.

dumbleton hall wedding photography


by moving 10 feet inside the entrance way and having Clare come back down to earth, we managed to pull off this look

dumbleton hall gloucestershire wedding photo

But back to the couple, so what do I mean when I say it was wet and raining, well the ground was as soggy as hell, the rain was coming down fairly hard and it was windy, but as the couple said (They didnt hire me for my devastatingly good looks) they wanted something special, so we made a deal, if they gave me 10 minutes in the rain, I would get them some images that looked great and in the years to come, you would never be able to tell it was raining.

So here is a bit of an outtake photos

wedding photos in the rain

if you look at the water in the background you can see the as forrest gump would say – Big Fat raindrops hitting the water, Clare is holding up the all important dress while the couple get into position, The umbrella to the right is the one I was carrying over the couple as we talked to the spot and the bride is wearing my coat – yep, I got wet !!!!! – but as Dan Dan the fireman used to say all the time, Your Skin Is WaterProof !!!

So we trecked off the spot chosen and then carefully positioned the dress on the ground, just avoiding the duck poop  – had the couple assume the pose and snapped a few photos, – with slower shutter speeds you manage to hide the rain and bring out all the beautiful colours, and end up with photos that look like this.

dumbleton hall grounds wedding photos

wedding photos at dumbleton hall gloucestershire

The we moved to the fire escape at the hotel, I liked this feature of the hotel on the old conservatory the very first time I saw the venue, so had wanted a picture or 2 on there, again we explained very carefully what we wanted and how the photo would look, Katie and Martyn were up for it so up the went, 1/2 way up the fire escape in the rain,  you should have seen the 4 of us trying to squeeze Katie and her dress up the steps, it was pretty fun !

The floor is the only give away that its actually raining here.

dumbleton hall wedding photos

Taking photos in the rain is one of the reasons I LOVE using Nikon equipment, my cameras are water sealed and can stand up all day long to being used in the rain – the lenses have special o ring seals on them that when attached to the body stop water getting in, its another reason I carry 2 cameras with me, the fire escape photo was taken on the Nikon 70-200 VR2 lens while the 2 wider angle shots were taken using the Nikon 16-35mm VR F4 lens – I didnt need to swap lenses as I had configured them before we went outside, I simply picked the right camera & lens combination to grab the shots I wanted.

Right, one more photos featuring my new toy, I LOVE this light,

As you will know I LOVE wedding dress shots, and we struggled a little to find a location for the photo of the wedding dress, after Clare and I looked around for a good while, we decided together there was only one spot to photograph the dress at, it was too wet to even suggest taking it outside (as you know I LOVE to do) so it was in the living room, in the window.  I wanted the light to look natural but we were shooting up against a very strong back light, so again using the Nikon 16-35mm and with Clare JUST out of shot, she lit up the whole of the dress and let a little light spill onto Katie  – I LOVE the result.

Bride looking at wedding dress

Hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek – many many many thanks to Martyn and Katie for choosing us to be a part of their big day – it was such an honor shooting the wedding and as a military brat myself,  I am always in awe of the men and women who serve our country and its such a joy to shoot the weddings of our heros !

ciao for now


This was my last wedding for 2012 and I wanted to thank from the bottom of my heart Clare, Caroline, Mark, Tom and Paul G and Simon R for helping me out this hear, for second shooting, for assisting and putting up with me.  I really could not do what I do without the help of my fantastic assistants and fellow photographers – thank you one and all – A special thanks to Clare who has been my number 1 assistant  and has been by my side for much of the year, who has cooked me bacon butties, fetched my drinks, indulged my whims, climbed walls, trees, on top of furniture, moved tens of thousands of pounds of wedding dresses, who has taken amazing photos for me, driven me around and generally looked after me – You are a star, thanks so very much.

P.P.S –  A special hello to best bird, I will be interested to see if you actually read this bit 🙂

Tetbury Gloucestershire Wedding Photography – Wedding of Charlotte and Jonathan

Very quick sneak peek today as I am shooting out the door to my 2nd wedding in 2 days.

Yesterday I was in an amazing part of the country, the wedding took place in Stroud followed by a lavish reception at the amazing Hair and Hounds, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Here is a pic from inside the church

Hair and Hounds wedding photography

and here is a shot we took late at night in the reception of the Hair and Hounds Hotel in Tetbury,

gloucestershire wedding photography


Hope you enjoy the sneak peek, off to wedding number 2 !



Photo of the Week Backlog – catching up slowly

Hello World !!!!

I hope your all well and enjoying life, if you are a regular follower of my blog like EMMA – Best Bird (Mrs P’s maid of honor) you will have noticed that over a very busy summer season I was a bit lax in posting to the blog, well this week I am trying to make amends and to that effect I am working on the backlog of Photos of the Week.

I dont have time to post them individually today, but here are  the first batch ! and posting them in no particular order, just as I find them. – I wont go into too much detail about each one here as will do so when I post them as the photos of the week, so here go’s

solihull church wedding photos

From the wedding of Alison and Rob – Solihull Church – 29th September 2012


Nuthurst grange wedding photos
From the wedding of Catherine and Matt – Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel – 22nd September 2012


granary hotel wedding kidderminster

From the wedding of Hayley and Dan – Granary Hotel – Kidderminster – 28th September 2012


granary hotel wedding photos kidderminster

From the wedding of Hayley and Dan – Granary Hotel – Kidderminster – 28th September 2012


granary hotel wedding photography worcestershire

From the wedding of Hayley and Dan – Granary Hotel – Kidderminster – 28th September 2012


dancefloor manor house hotel solihull

From the wedding of Alison and Rob – The Manor House Hotel – Solihull – 29th September 2012


warwickshire wedding photography

From the wedding of Catherine and Matt – Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel – Warwickshire – 22nd September 2012

Well I hope you like the first selection,

More coming in the next few days, stay tuned



David Purslow

Wedding Photographer