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So whats it like being photographed by me ?

Hi there,

Something a little different today.  In an effort to ‘jaz’ up the site a little, give it a bit more dynamism I have decided to add a video from one of my weddings last year.

The video is actually behind the scenes footage of me shooting, I also teach wedding photography (if you want to know more about that email me at david@davidpurslow.com)

The video is an edited version of one that I share with my students so contains some technical data on the shots, but without putting the whole thing together again I would not have been able to add it so quickly.

This section is Fly on the wall stuff, it follows me shooting some of the Bridal Prep photos and also the Confetti shot and then onto the ‘Couples Alone Shoot’ – this was a 10 minute segment where the wedding guests left to go to the reception and The Bride, Groom and myself spent 10 minutes shooting a few more arty photo’s

What you will see is the way I shoot, I like to set the scene and then let the couple – You and your new husband have a bit of alone time while I shoot from a distance.  I am not one of those in your face photographers so use longer lenses most of the time to distance myself from you guys, this way you have intimate time together, can talk and chit chat and feel alone and all in love – I just take photos of it all.

In this short video you will see just how many great photos this alone 10 minutes produced.

I hope you like it.

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Wedding Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114

Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Liz and Hayden

Liz and Hayden getting married at Gellifawr

Wedding Photography by David Purslow

This is just a very quick sneak peek from what turned out to be one of my favorite weddings for a very very very long time.  What made this wedding so special for me is the couple, Liz and Hayden really wanted nice photos, put the time into the day to make sure they got nice photos and allowed me to try things without knowing what the outcome would be.

Its pretty funny but when I lived in Pembrokeshire I would travel up this way often for birmingham weddings.  Well Liz and Hayden are from Birmingham and were looking for a birmingham wedding photogapher willing to travel to Pembrokeshire – how spooky

Liz and Hayden got married at Gellifawr in Pembrokeshire in West Wales – http://www.gellifawr.co.uk

Gellifawr is a wedding photographers dream venue, its a perfect venue for creating great wedding photos in and around.  Fred, Michael and the whole team at Gellifawr really bend over backwards to make sure the couple have a great day – they take very good care of the photographers also, so a big thanks to Fred and the gang for looking after us again.

What I found pretty funny is that Liz and Hayden are from the Birmingham area and were searching for a Birmingham wedding photographer willing to travel to Pembrokeshire to shoot the wedding – (if you dont know I lived in Pembrokeshire for 7 years until February 2009) – so when they started searching for a Birmingham wedding photographer and found me – it was a match made in heaven.

Helen and I had a blast this weekend, so without any more wasted jabbering from me, here are 10 photos from the weekend – just a quick Sneak Peek as Liz told me she had turned into a blog stalker – I said I would get a few up so she could show friends at work etc.

Liz, Hayden – you guys ROCK – thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your day – and thanks for being such amazing people and letting us do what we love to do and try to create special photos that are a cross between romantic, reportage, dramatic and just outright stunning.

talk to you soon,

hugs

David.

Beautiful wedding dress photo inside the cottage Liz got ready at at Gellifawr

gellifawr wedding photos

Liz putting on her dress – I should point out Liz’s mum was right there the whole time !

pembrokeshire wedding photographer

I love brides in mirror photos, here are a couple

west wales wedding photographer

gellifawr wedding photo

Just to prove I dont only take photos of girls half dressed, here is one for the ladies

wedding photos at gellifawr

This shot was taken during the reading

pembrokeshire wedding photography

A selection of bridal portraits

lake behind gellifawr wedding photo

a quick romantic cuddle – a stolen sweet moment 🙂

reportage wedding photography west wales

and I love this shot from the reception – its kind of fly on the wall stuff, not as elegant as the rest but shows the love and emotion these guys share

documentary style wedding photography

and one from the mini portrait session we sneaked off for following the dinner, this photo of pentre ifan was taken around 9:30 at night, there is no photoshop tricks or trick photography involved – this is pretty much as it was taken on the night – I am sure Liz and Hayden will back me up on this one – this is one of those shots I had wanted for a long time and thanks to this fabulous couple they gave me the time to shoot it – well worth a quick trip out from the wedding.

artistic wedding photography

Many thanks to Liz and Hayden !

hope you like

ciao

dp

David Purslow
Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250115/ / 0750 007 6666