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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

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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

Ciao

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Malvern Wedding / Cotswolds Wedding Reception

The Wedding of Claire and Nick

This past Friday saw me photographing the wedding of Claire and Nick.  If your a regular blog stalker you will remember it was only a few weeks ago that I shot their engagement session photos and how that day started disastersly but ended up GREAT – you can see their blog post for there engagement photoshtoot here.

Well after double and triple checking everything Nikki and I (Nikki was assisting me today) headed over to Hanley Swan just outside of Malvern in Worcestershire.  We arrived a few minutes early as we like to do that way we can load batteries and double check everything one last time before the day starts.    We were greeted to a house in full flow, there were bridesmaids everywhere, mum and dad (of the bride) were milling around taking care of last minute details etc.  Claire’s dad insisted we had a cup of coffee (always welcome) and even wanted to make us sandwiches but we had already eaten so we just cracked on.  You can generally tell from the first 10 minutes your in someones house how the day was going to unfold and I knew today was going to be great.  I have never met a more gracious family or been so well looked after at a wedding.

Well since we were a bit early Claire (our bride for the day) was still having hair her first round of hair being done so rather than take the very early stage of getting ready photos which never flatter a bride we started off with the dress photos – I had not known until the day before but Claire’s dress was an Ian Stuart wedding dress, one of my favorite wedding dress designers.  So following MOB (Mother of the Bride) we headed off to mums bedroom – WOW is all I can say – the bedroom was a photographers delight – GREAT windows allowing fantastic light to spill in – light walls, light bedding, light carpet – the holy grail in terms of creating beautiful shots. – The view out the window was interesting to me as MOB’s garden looks amazing, it was very well established and beautiful.  This gave me the idea of shooting the wedding dress outside in the garden so after quickly checking with Claire (who mentioned she had a feeling I may ask after seeing some of my other blog posts with wedding dresses hanging from strange places) and watching her GULP a little she said yes.

With all the respect and reverence a beautiful wedding dress deserves on its wedding day we carefully transported it to the garden and shot a few photos.

Ian Stuart wedding dress photo

ian stuart designer wedding dress hanging in tree

beautiful ian stuart wedding dress

The flower on an ian stuart wedding dress

but we just had to shoot it in mum’s bedroom as well – it just made for a great photo

ian stuart wedding dress hanging up

and since we are talking about dresses – the bridesmaids dresses were by Ted Baker and were stunning

Ted Baker Bridesmaids Dresses

and since we are going for all the dress and detail shots, we took photos of everything

blue garter, old grandmothers ring and purfume

flowerbomb purfume

I am not a 100% sure what they are called, I call them a featherry shawl but I am guessing thats totally wrong – anyway whatever they are called, Claire had 3 of them for her bridesmaids and after seeing them I knew they would make GREAT backgrounds for photos of the rings etc.

monsoon bridal shawl

and the last of my detail shots at for the moment, every little detail of the day was perfect right the way down to the flowers.

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See what I mean, I could have spent all day in that room just shooting but with time ticking we went to see how our beautiful bride for the day was coming along.  I popped down stairs once again into the room being used as a make shift salon.

I have seen many many hair and makeup people over the years and there are only a few I would feel comfortable recommending but from the very first moments I met both Clare and Chris I knew they were very dedicated, highly professional and very talented – I would have no hesitation in recommending either of them.

Here Clare ( Clare Bryce – Pure Pampering – http://www.purepampering.co.uk) is working on Claire our bride for the day.

pure pampering makeup artist

and here is  Chris from Bridal Hair Specialists – www.fhdmobile.co.uk teasing Claire’s hair into place – the photo below was actually taken after Claire had popped on her wedding dress – I just happen to pick that one as I choose photos before writing the blog stories.

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A lot of what the photographers, hair and makeup people do in the early part of the day is about putting the bride at ease, if you can work diligently but in a very friendly way its relaxing for the bridal party – the atmosphere in the make shift salon was very relaxed and this was even before the champagne had started flowing !

Here is another shot of Clare working on one of the bridesmaids (actually shot later in the morning but will pop it here)

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Then it was on upstairs for the getting ready shots.

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and the looks from the girls once Claire had slipped into her dress said it all

crying bridesmaids

There are always very poinient moments at a wedding, in the next two shots taken just after Claire had put on her dress she reaches over to mum and gives her a big kiss to say thanks for all the help that went into making the day perfect.  These moments are real, you cannot fake that kind of emotion and its photos like this that really capture the essence of a wedding in my humble opinion

meanwhile down stairs dad (FOB – Father of the Bride) was having a little trouble with this tie – in the end assistance came the rescue

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At around this time Nikki popped off to grab a few shots of the boys at the church – it was now 12:00 (midday) and the wedding was due to start at 12:30

Nick and the boys at St Gabriels in Hanley Swan, Malvern  – Worcestershire

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If your planning a church wedding and are thinking of St Gabriels nr Malvern it really is a beautiful little church

saint gabriels church hanley swan malvern

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Claire and her dad outside the church just a few minutes before walking down the aisle

getting married at st gabriels malvern

and I love this photo – This is a shot of Claire peeking into the church just seconds before she starts her last walk as a single girl

getting married at st gabriels hanley swan

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and a very unusual carpet for our bride to walk down

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bridesmaids in church

I love the happiness that this image captures – Claire was beaming from ear to ear

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and here during the singing I caught a shot of Nick grinning at his best man

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and then as the happy couple went off to sign the register, the guests were treated to some truly amazing cello playing from “A special and close family friend

cello playing at wedding

and following that the happy couple came out and went up to the high alter for prayers

wedding photos at st gabriels malvern

I actually shot the next photo a little later but it fits nicely here so have popped it in

portrait of couple getting married at st gabriels worcestershire

then it was outside for a few photos and Confetti 🙂

wedding confetti photographs

At this point we all loaded into our cars for a 45 minute dash down to The Cotswolds.  Claire and Nick’s wedding reception was held at the amazingly beautiful Manor House Hotel in the village of Morton on Marsh in the Cotswolds (Gloucestershire)

Manor House Hotel Cotswolds Wedding Reception

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morton on marsh wedding venues - the manor house

little did I know at this stage that the theme for the whole wedding was White.  We (Nikki and I) were greeted at the hotel by Tom the Manor House’s Wedding Coordinator and he took great care of  us.  Tom led us to the room that was set up for Claire and Nick’s Wedding reception.  It was beautiful and we set about taking a few photos.

wedding reception at the manor house hotel morton in marsh

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Keeping with the white theme was the wedding cake (s)

wedding cake and cupcakes

white wedding cup cakes

right about this time I head the door open behind me, I looked over and saw Claire and Nick walking into the room to have a sneak peek before the guests.  This is a bit of an outtake photo but it captured the reaction from Claire when she saw her cakes set up – The cakes were made by one of Nicks good friends. – again I love the real moment capture !

so after a few minutes we take an artistic cutting of the cake photo – as it turns out it was a very good job as the wedding breakfast ran on a little and the couple skipped the official cutting of the cake so this was the only cutting photo taken.

cake cutting photos from manor house hotel morton

Then it was outside and while the guests were being entertained by a fab sax player I ran around looking for the good places for taking photos.  For the group photo (with the hotels permission) I climbed onto the room of the hotel and grabbed this

wedding group photo at manor house hotel cotswolds

Claire and Nick with Mum’s and Dad’s

then we shot a few formals and a few not so formals of which I will share this one with you – again a bit of an out take but a cracking shot IMHO

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and then as the guests were being led into the room to get ready for the wedding breakfast I took Claire and Nick away for a few nice romantic shots.

the gardens at manor house hotel cotswolds

wedding photos in the garden of the monor house hotel

private gardens at manor house hotel morton in marsh

then it was just gone 4pm and time for the happy couple to go into the wedding breakfast.

We retired to the bar area where Claire and Nick had set up a tab for us and had our lunch while we worked on putting the slide show together for the evening session and then it was back into the room for the speeches photos of which I will share a couple with you.

and the best man trying to have a hair do like Nick’s

then it was just about time to get ready for the first dance – during this time I spotted one of the Engagement photos next to a well places sign.

Then it was time to grab a few first dance photos before it would be time for us to leave

first dance wedding photos

Just before leaving we grabbed a shot of Claire’s mum and dad using the hotel as a backdrop

Then as we were leaving I grabbed one last photo of The Manor House Hotel – a really beautiful place to hold your wedding / wedding recpetion

the manor house hotel - morton on marsh - cotswolds

On behalf of Nikki and myself can I just wish Claire and Nick all the best – as I finish typing this they are probably on a plane half way around the world getting close to their honeymoon destination.

Guys have a GREAT time, enjoy and bell me when you get back.

Thanks for choosing us to be a part of your big day,

ciao

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

Bridal Boudoir / Super Sexy Wedding Photos !

Birmingham & Worcestershire Boudoir Photography

Smoking hot wedding photos by David Purslow

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Okay, Last week saw me at a photo shooting day – this was not a workshop, there was no training involved, this was just a day to practice and get myself back into the swing of creative lighting as wedding season is fast approaching.

The basic idea was that 10 photographers got together with 1 couple, 5 female models, a stunning venue and some beautiful wedding dresses – we had an hour per couple / model and got to shoot whatever we liked.  We set up our own lights, picked rooms (or church) and just had a great day.

Several of the models were ones I had worked with before but there were several new ones also.

I like to describe my style as – are you ready for it – a mixture of Fashion, Reportage, Contemporary, Documentary and just down right amazing wedding photography. – I wanted to play with strong lighting from portable light sources – the kind of thing I carry at weddings.  I wanted dramatic images, sexy images, beautiful looking brides, rugged looking groom shots, beautiful couple shots and soldering hot bridal boudoir shots.

Here are some of the results.

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Please note:

The following images are smoking hot – If you are offended by incredibly sexy wedding photos then please dont scroll down !

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beautiful and sexy bridal portraits

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Well I hope you like these,  I am looking at introducing this kind of lighting throughout my weddings over the next 12 months or so – the subject matter may change slightly as ‘real brides’ may not play up to the camera as much as some of the models seen here however if you want a beautiful, sexy bridal potrait session – this should wet your apatite so give me a bell and lets chat about it.

We are also opening a Photo Studio Between Kidderminster and Worcester in the next few weeks – we will be offering all kinds of  portraits including bridal boudoir photography.

Thanks for stopping by

ciao

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

Worcestershire Wedding Photography / Engagement Session

Hannah and Dave’s Engagement Shoot / Malvern Hills / Worcestershire

This weekend saw me catching up with Hannah and Dave whos wedding I will be photographing later this summer.  Hannah and Dave are getting married in Malvern Worcestershire, a beautiful part of the country and decided that since it was going to be a Malvern Wedding it had to be a Malvern Hills Engagement Session.

We were sort of tied to dates and times as the couple dont actually live in Worcestershire and were here visiting friends and family.  I travel all over the country and would have happily popped up to see them but they wanted the engagement session to take place on the hills overlooking the beautiful town of Malvern.  The weather was not its best to be fair but that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Hannah and Dave or to curb their sense of fun !  So while the rain came down we shot photos –  The guys were troopers and for the second time in a week I got pretty wet at an engagement session but ended up with some cracking photos.  The last photo of the day that I call ‘The Joshua Tree’ shot had me lying down on the wet ground followed by a cold walk back down the hill – but I would not have it any other way – when I am taking photos its all about the couple and making sure their photos are something special.

Here you go, a few from the day.

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As I always do, I give my couples a sneak peek before I pop them on the blog, I was thrilled to wake up this morning to this from Hannah.

Hi David,

We’re both really impressed, there’s bags of joy in these pics.

You’ve captured our sense of silliness (and there’s plenty of it!)

……

Best wishes

Hannah

(and you won the footie too!)

What a great way to start the week !

Hope you enjoy

ciao for now

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David Purslow
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
http://www.davidpurslow.com
Phone: 01299 250114
Mobile 0750 007 6666

Sneak Peek – Ragley Hall Wedding Photography

The wedding of Toni and Paul

wedding photography by David Purslow

Hello there, David here from www.davidpurslow.com

Saturday saw me shooting a wedding pretty close to home, the wedding taking place in Worcester with the wedding reception at the stunning Ragley Hall wedding venue.  The bride was getting ready at Malvern Spa in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Both Helen and I agreed that this was one of our favorite weddings of the year, the couple were so into photos, the guests were in party mode, the Vicar was THE BEST VICAR we have ever worked with and Ragley Hall is the most amazing Warwickshire wedding venue.

The vicar was so cool that he even told a joke half way thru the wedding 🙂

From the time we turned up till the time we left the whole day was a total blast and it was so so so so obvious that Toni and Paul are so smitten and totally in love with each other that the day just ooozed love.

here are a few sneak peeks  – Enjoy.

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I thought long and hard about including the next photo and decided I would include it, it was a very special moment following the signing of the register, you could feel the love between Paul and Toni and Paul looked so happy to have just married the girl of his dreams, then following a kiss he wept a little.

crying groom at wedding

confetti photo outside church in worcester

The Amazing Ragley Hall Wedding Venue

getting married at ragley hall warwickshire

The dining room at ragley hall used for wedding breakfast

wedding photos ragley hall warwickshire

the amazing staircase at ragley hall

The red room at ragley hall warwickshire

and last but not least, a very quick grab shot, this is one very happy bride.

warwickshire wedding venue ragley hall wedding photos

I hope you have enjoyed this quick sneak peek.

We cover weddings all over the UK and from time to time the USA as well, if your looking for a wedding photographer please visit our main website wedding photography website at www.davidpurslow.com

ciao

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David Purslow
www.davidpurslow.com
Phone 01299 250114
Mobile 0759 007 6666