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Photo of The Week – April 1st 2012

Hi there,

This weeks photo of the week comes from the wedding I photographed yesterday, Mrs P saw it and said Oh, I like that one, so I thought, thats it, thats the one.

It was the last shot of the ‘formals’ – we had just wrapped up and before heading off to shoot the room setup and details, the last shot had been a shot of the boys and I figured why not do the ‘reservoir dogs shot’

wedding photography tenby, pembrokeshire

Technical’s

This shot was actually taken at 200 iso, 1/125th sec at F18, the ambient light was spotty and bright with dappled overcast skys (see post below) so I had Tom use off camera lighting to light the shot – it was lit with a Lencarta Safari Li-on Portable Flash unit  pumping out 600 Watt/Seconds of power into a wide reflector.  I triggered the flash with the Radio Popper JRX receiver and the PX transmitter.

The Wedding of Katie & Simon

A Stunning Pembrokeshire Wedding

Followed by a reception at the Giltar Hotel Tenby – Wedding Photography by David Purslow

A couple of weeks ago I shot the wedding of Katie and Simon,  I had been looking forward to their wedding for a LONG LONG time.  Katie one of my facebook friends seemed to have booked me forever and a long time ago and over the last year or so we have been talking about it in the odd facebook messages back and forth – then it seemed to be getting closer and closer and then it was only a week away, then a day away and as I woke up for what turned out to be a stunning Pembrokeshire day it was time for Katie and Simon to get married.

Helen and I arrived at Katie’s mums house and before we could even get thru the door there were offers of Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches 🙂  I knew this was going to be a great day, and to be honest after a great start like that, it just got better and better.  There were what seemed like dozens of girls all milling around the house but I think it was actually less than 15 so we set about shooting background stuff and the dress shot.  Well with so many girls in one place as you can imagine there were a million dresses as well and stuff everywhere – so while standing in the bedroom Katie would be getting ready in I happened to notice her mum had one of those washing lines that went 20 feet in the air – half joking but preying for  yes answer we asked Katie if she minded if we ‘hoiked’ her dress up in the air to take some fun and funky shots of it – being a super trooper that she is, she said yes (wait for the Magnificent Seven to see the dress shot !)

And that pretty much was how the whole day went, The wedding was GREAT, Katie and Simon were very relaxed even when during the confetti shot someone actually threw a whole box – un opened which hit poor old Simon in the head (but the up side is it made a great photo) – After the wedding Katie and Simon wanted to get a few shots with Pembroke Castle in the background so with the help of our fabulous Chauffeur from (Top Class Cars) we went and parked up for a few photos – then it was onto the Giltar Hotel in Tenby.  The Giltar is a very popular wedding venue in Tenby, Pembrokeshire and Malcolm and his staff certainly take GREAT care of EVERYTHING on the day.  One of the things photographers often need on a wedding day is a good strong mug of coffee from time to time and this was no bother at all for the guys at the Giltar.

After a few photos on the esplanade it was time for the wedding breakfast during which time we worked on the slideshow downstairs and chatted with Steve Briers (The DJ for the evening – great guy) – then after the wedding breakfast was over it was outside for a few more photos and then Simon and Katie allowed us around 45 minutes to head down to the beach for some more creative photos where we can take a little more time, use dramatic lighting and create something really nice for the album and the framed photos for the wall.

Then it was inside for an insane buffet, I have never seen so much food and it tasted as good as it looked – I also spotted a little teddy bear next to the cake – It was a gift from the hotel, a very nice touch and something I have never seen before at other venues – its a little keepsake but one that I am sure will mean a lot in the years to come.

Then it was slideshow time followed by the first dance.

This really was a cracking wedding, it was very obvious that Katie and Simon are madly in love with each other – you could just tell that by watching – I know its a strange thing to say considering it was their wedding day but there is something very special about the relationship these guys have and its really nice.

So it just leaves me to say a HUGE congratulations to Katie and Simon from Helen and myself, Nikki and Joshua and Soukie

Giltra wedding photography - tenby wedding

Ciao

dp

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

The Wedding of Becci and Barry

A Church Wedding followed by

A Wedding Reception at Hotel Plas Hyfryd

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I was very very happy to get booked for this wedding, Barry is the Manager of The Hotel Plas Hyfryd in Narberth, a fabulous wedding venue and one at which I work at very regularly.    When I heard that Barry and Becci were getting married I wanted to shoot the wedding for many reasons so when the chose me I was over the moon.

Hello there peeps, David here from www.davidpurslow.com – I am a wedding photographer covering West Wales and the Midlands – Yep a big area and I love it !

Last weekend I shot the wedding of two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.  Since my move to the midlands I have been staying at the Plas Hyfryd before every wedding, so by now I know most of the staff really well, the owner really well and Becci and Barry have become good friends.  One of the hardest jobs a wedding photographer has to do is shoot the weddings of good friends but last weekend was easy as pie, Barry and Becci put total trust in me and even let me do things I have always wanted to do but never done at a wedding before ! – Stay tuned 🙂

Although the Hotel is a big part of both Becci and Barry’s life I wanted their wedding photography to be about them, their love and their day, this blog story is the same way, Yes I took lots of photos of the hotel etc but I took way more of the couple themselves so here goes.

Helen (my amazing assistant and right hand man / woman / arm) went to meet up with Becci at Andrew Price – the hair dressers in Haverfordwest at……..wait for it, 8 AM – this was going to be a full service day.

I took loads of shots of the girls getting ready so here are a selected few

Becci having her hair washed

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Mum

andrew price hair dressers haverfordwest

Becci again

wedding hair at andrew price haverfordwest

and Becci’s little girl

I love shooting into the mirror because generally the subjects dont know your doing it.

Then it was back to the Plas for Bacon sandwiches and makeup etc.

getting married at plas hyfryd hotel

wedding makeup pembrokeshire

and after this while the girls do what girls do on the wedding morning, Helen and I ran off to grab a few shots of Barry getting ready.

I should point out that I had not ever noticed that Barry was shy until you get anywhere near him with a camera, its kinda sweet and a nice trait I think

Barry was helping the boys to get dressed and to hand out cuddles when the big mean photographer fella popped into view

and you gotta love the expression when you say give me a wink !

so while Barry was helping the boys getting ready, his brother was helping him put his finishing touches together.

Then it was back to finish off the shots of Becci getting ready,  as we walked in I spotted on of the bridesmaids just standing there looking at Becci while she was finishing having her makeup put on – I just used the day light that was spilling in thru the open door to grab this shot,

then Helen and I spent a few minutes grabbing shots of the dress – We decided to do something we dont often do or really like to do and moved the dress – The hallway in the bridal suite at the Hotel Plas Hyfryd is amazing and since the last time I was there they have got a Mannequin on which to put the dresses to help the creases drop out, from what I understand that was Becci’s idea at one of the staff meetings, a great one as it lends itself to great photos.

THE DRESS !

beautiful wedding dress

and a little closer

Then with time ticking away it was time to rush down to the church to get ready for the big event 🙂

I have to thank the Priest at The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Narberth, he was one of the coolest priest I have worked with and let me pretty much do what I wanted as long as it did not involve flash – I wish more vicars and priests were like this guy – what a gentleman !

When I walked int he door there was a string quartet playing, this had been a surprise for Becci from Barry.

and then the proud moment where Becci walked down the Isle

very quickly followed by the wedding itself

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and while the couple where exchanging rings, I managed to get a great shot of the best man

and then as a couple they lighted the candle

Then it was time for a few formals

and after everyone had left the church, I took the couple back in to shoot a very special photo, here are two this didn’t make the cut, you will see in a minute what we did with them.

Then it was back to Hotel Play Hyfryd and time to party !!!!!!!!!

I like to get my big group shot out the way first, that way anyone not needed for more shots can shoot off to the bar and start drinking.

wedding photos at hotel plas hyfryd narberth pembrokeshire

and then just a few others

Then while the rest of the guests went off to go in for the wedding breakfast, we stayed outside and played around a little with Davids car.

Then it was inside for speaches and the cutting of the cake – and I should point out that the speeches seemed to draw a lot of attention, int he following pics you will see Erica, Baz and a bunch of the staff from the Plas watching on and having a good laugh 🙂

and this shot, I LOVE this one, its some strange lady man attacking the groom (Barry) – you needed to be there to understand fully

Now just before the last couple of pictures I wanted to show you just a few photos of the room before the guests hit it, I have been to lots of weddings at the plas but this colour scheme was Becci’s idea and it looked AMAZING.

and then what a better way to finish off with than a cake cutting

Well thats the story of the day thru my eyes, I really hope you enjoyed this small preview.

Heartfelt congratulations go out to Barry and Becci, big hugs and big kisses,

Congratulations guys,

ciao

dp

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