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Engagement Shoot: Freya and Nick

Getting married in Pembrokeshire

Hi,

Last weekend I was in Pembrokeshire for a wedding, the next day I got up really early to meet Freya and Nick on the beautiful Newport Pemb’s Beach before flying up the motorway for an easter egg hunt with the kids.

Freya and Nick chose Newport Pembs Beach and somewhere down near Strumble head and one of the requests was to include their camper / conversion van – naturally this made me happy due to the fantastic reflections the windows gave off !

Here are a random few photos from  the day.

Newport Pembs Beach – Pembrokeshire.

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reflection photos

Then we went to Strumble Head

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Congratulations to Freya and Nick – what an amazing morning it was,

Cant wait till the wedding – there are surprises in store at this wedding that I cant wait to blog about – its going to be GREAT

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 0759 007 6666

Engagement Photo Shoot – Sneak Peek

Hi there,

This weekend I was in Pembrokeshire shooting a wedding, I used that as a good excuse to photograph the engagement session of Freya and Nick who’s wedding I will be photographing later in the year.

This is just a sneak peek so only a couple of photos today, I should have the rest done in the next few days, I came down with a little cold Monday and am just getting over it now.

Freya and Nick have a fab camper van and wanted photos with it on the beach – naturally this mixed lots of my favorite things tho photograph in one place – happy couple in love, the beach, sunny weather, reflections (water and off the camper windows etc)

So here are just a couple – more very soon……….

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more soon,

ciao

dp

What is this slide show at my wedding all about ?

Hello there,

Its a strange thing but I actually only meet about 25 – 30 % of the people who book me BEFORE the booking takes place, the rest book me based on the website, the blog and after extensive telephone or email conversations – or my soon to be added, pre wedding video conferencing.

The number one thing people ask about is the slideshow, how we do it, who chooses the photos, what equipment we use, how long it takes etc, etc,etc.

So I thought I would take a little time out to tell you a bit more about it.

I am going to use the Wedding of Liz and Hayden as my example, why ? – well it was my last wedding so everything is at hand, plus Liz did a great little video testimonial while Hayden was busy dancing the night away on the dancefloor.

If you look at this photo – completely unedited

wedding photography slideshow

This shows all the equipment we use.  On the floor is an Apple Mac Book Pro computer connected to a travel projector mounted on a Tripod.   The screen is a pop up screen that sits in the little black box you see at the bottom of the screen, we take the box, pop it on the floor, open the feet to stop it falling over and then just pop up the screen – setup time for the screen is around 20 seconds !!!! – putting away is quicker.

While your having your wedding breakfast we set up the laptop, offload (and backup) the photos so far, sort through them and choose around 1– – 150 of them, we then put them into a slideshow program called Iphoto and use this to run the show.  It takes us about an hour to do that so we have plenty of time.

Then just before your first dance we set the screen and projector up (5 mins or less) and run the show – the show typically runs for around 8 – 10 minutes and the DJ normally plays some nice background music.  After the slide show is over it takes us about 60 seconds to move the projector and computer and put away the screen – then its straight into your first dance. – Since EVERYONE wants to see your wedding photos the are in the room watching, so that means when you do your first dance everyone is there.

The photos in the slide show are UN EDITED – they are just as they come out of the camera (apart from a couple converted to b/w)

The slide shows let the couple see the kinds of photos taken of their wedding.  It also lets them choose the photos they would like to use for their thank you cards so when they get back from Honeymoon they are ready.

As you will see from my blog posts, the slide shows have a lot more photos but its more for the bride and groom since they spent months or even years planning the wedding – we shoot a whole range of photos that may not make the blog story but which still have very special memories for the couple.

Below is a video of the slideshow from Lia and Haydens wedding, the quality is not as good as the slideshow on the day as its had to be compressed to get it up online for you.

THIS VIDEO CONTAINS MUSIC, SO IF AT WORK TURN YOUR SPEAKERS OFF !!!!!

Untitled from David Purslow on Vimeo.

Hope you like,

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250 114

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 Rachel and Mike

Rachel and Mike Getting Married at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel

Followed by a beautiful wedding reception

Hey there, David here from David Purslow Photography – www.davidpurslow.com – We provide wedding photography throughout West Wales, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of shooting the wedding of Rachel and Mike, I had met up with them 6 weeks before for their engagement session and it was obvious then that these guys were really madly in love with each other.

Each time I write these blog stories they tend to drift in one direction and focus on one main area and with Rachel and Mike it was no difference, the whole day was about people, friends, family and having a good time.

Helen and I arrived nice and early, actually I stayed at the Plas the night before the wedding and had a nice drink with Rachel and her family.  So we started the day nice and early and one of the must have shots is the dress, I had a little heads up on the dress but when I saw it, I knew it set the scene for the whole day.

Beautiful !

wedding dress hanging up in the bridal suite at the hotel plas hfyryd

The detail on the dress was amazing.

Then in the living room we stumbled upon Rachel (The bride) she was in the middle of having her hair done and sitting with the kids

and I am sure she told me off with a little smile on her face when I snagged the photo of her with the box of Malteser’s

Then we went off to shoot a few detail shots

We found Rachels garter and Helen went and grabbed Rachels engagement ring for another of my favorite shots, ring shots.

Then it was back to get a few more shots of the bride getting ready.  The bridal suite at the Plas has a belconey when we went back there, we found Rachel sitting in the sun enjoying a quite 5 minutes.  I always wonder at times like this whats going thru the brides minds but I never ask…..

Then it was back to getting ready for the wedding

Rachel was not alone, her bridesmaids were also getting ready,

While we were up in the bridal suite, a phone call came in saying the flowers had arrived.  Since the girls were still getting ready the flowers were left downstairs we popped down and grabbed a few shots of the flowers.

The flowers were beautiful

When the flowers were brought upstairs I get the feeling Rachel was over the moon

Then while the bride started to get dressed we when downstairs and shot a few photos of the boys.

Mike was looking pretty cool and relaxed

and as a joke he had gotten the two best men £1.50 Casio watches as gifts which they took in good spirits.

and mike took me to one side to show me a beautiful necklace and earings  he brought for Rachel

and the rings

the just as I was about to go back upstairs I happened to notice this little lad with such a great big smile on his face.

Then it was back upstairs to see how the girls were getting on, and the little ones were having a great time by the looks of things

I love this cheeky face

and we found one of the bridesmaids just doing up the back of Rachels dress

and this is why I love being a reportage or documentary wedding photographer, as I looked over I saw another of the girls just looking on with such an amazing look on her face, it really was a Kodak moment

time was ticking along at a good old rate now so Helen and I went downstairs to get ready for the wedding to begin.  We were in the main room at the Plas Hyfryd hotel and I stepped out into the smaller bar area just to see when Rachel would be coming down the stairs, she already was and as she stepped thru the door, I saw what I thought would make for a great photo.

I snapped it and then dad came thru so I snapped that also.

Well just after this picture was taken, everyone went into the wedding room and the the wedding took place.

Withing a couple of minutes of this picture being taken it was time for the father of the bride to walk Rachel down the aisle and didnt he look like a proud man

I love this picture – I saw Rachel and Mike holding hand  during the service !!!!

and here they are exchanging vowes

Following the wedding it was time for a quick picture with the witnesses before it was party time !

and as they were walking out, I noticed one of the guests with my favorite mobile phone the IPHONE taking a picture

Then it was outside for lots of fun, we shot a few formals, nothing too overpowering but the family etc.

Then after the group shot, we shot the confetti pictures which turned out great

after which I left the everyone to have a good time whilst Helen and I went off to shoot the detail shots of the room before the Wedding breakfast started.

as we were walking into the ballroom we spotted this young man chatting up the bar tender.

A few shots of the ball room set up for the wedding breakfast

and right in the middle of shooting the room setup, Mike happend to be walking thru checking everything out, I love this candid of Mike, he looks so happy, relaxed and enjoying an ice cold beer.

and what a cake !!!!!!

and as we walked around we noticed a table for absent friends –  I thought this was a really nice and very personal touch but that just summed up the day really.

Then it was back outside for a final few photos of the kids having a great time before everyone went into the wedding breakfast

Rachel and Mike had arranged Giant Chess, naughts and crosses and Jenga for the guests

We spotted this little girl hanging onto the Jenga for grim life

but in the end she had to let got and down it came which left her in hysterics – all the kids and adults had a truly fantastic time

Shortly after this the guests were called in to find their seats for the wedding breakfast, this normally takes around 15 minutes to get everyone sorted, we used that time to take the bride and groom off for a few alone photos !

Then it was time for a little break as the wedding breakfast was served, Helen and I set up the photo booth and created a slideshow ready for the evening session and then settle down to enjoy the amazing food they had laid on for us !

Just before the first dance we put on the slideshow (it gets everyone together) and right after it was time for the First Dance.

and last but not least, at almost 11pm we took the couple and 4 very special people outside to shoot the last photo of the day,

Congratulations to Rachel and Mike on a GREAT day,

Ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer – for the whole of the UK
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Phone 0759 007 6666