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



Nuthurst Grange Wedding Photography – The Matherine

Hello there,

A few quick sneak peeks today,  just under 2 weeks ago I shot an amazing wedding for a fantastic couple an the truly magnificent Nuthurst Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire weddding venue - nuthurst grange

I was very excited when Catherine and Matt  – or collectively as their friends refer to them, the Matherin let me know they were getting married at Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel, its a venue I have heard a lot about and one I have wanted to do wedding photography at for a good while.  A very good friend of mine (non mafia related) and great wedding photographer Sean O’Shaughnessy had told me lots about this venue and about Vanessa the wedding events manager and just how good they are at looking after the couple and the photographer.  It far exceeded what he had said, nothing at all seemed too much.

As this is just a sneak peek, I get to pick a few of my favorites and will keep the descriptions to a minimum.

I love this little nook I found at the top of the stairs.

getting married at nuthurst grange

We (my assistant and I) try not to monopolise the couples time at a wedding, we find spots like this and then steal the couple away for 5 – 10 minute little photo sessions before sending them back to their guests.

Often I hear photographers say I dont like very sunny days, the light is too bright, well I LOVE bright sunshine and nothing to me makes a wedding better than if the couple are madly crazily in love (as with The Matherine) and if its a wonderful sunny day for them.

This shot was taken just using reflectors to light the couple and the refleciton of the sun bouncing off the side wall of Nuthurst Grange.

couple outside nuthurst grange after getting married

but this shot was lit with the sun directly behind the couple and Clare (my assistant) holding a light just out of camera shot to light them up, I LOVE this photo !

on the lawn outisde Nuthurst Grange

Last but not least is a photo of the girls, The bridesmaids dresses were beautiful as were the girls themselves and although when I arrived they were all running around in PJ’s without makeup on etc, I knew this photo, the bride with her girls would be a stunner

Nuthurst grange wedding photos

right back to editing the wedding, hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek,

ciao for now


David Purslow
Wedding Photographer.



Manor Hotel Solihull Wedding photography – Alison and Rob

Hey there boys and girls,

I am on a roll today,

here is a quick sneak peek at one of my wedding this week, it was a very busy weekend with 2 full day weddings back to back followed by a full days studio shoot.

I had been looking forward to the wedding of Alison and Rob for about 12 ish months, as it was about then that they booked me, when I heard the couple were getting married at The Manor Hotel in Solihull I was excited because I had always wanted a great shot of a bride and groom on the staircase with the amazing chandelier they have there.

The Manor Hotel in Sollihull is a fabulous wedding venue which  looks amazing from the outside

solihull wedding venue manor hotel

But the real charm of the venue is the inside, I will share more images with you when I post the couples wedding story but in the mean time, here is one from the stairs

manor hotel wedding photography

What an amazing day and what an amazing wedding, so much to tell, so many great photos to share, and something I have never seen in my 16 years as a wedding photographer.

cant give too much away but this is a clue !

manor hotel solihull wedding photographs




Pet Photography Worcestershire

Hello there

Again another post to make best bird happy !

One of the reasons we have been so busy over the past few months is that we have been catching up from last year, I know that sounds strange but last year I was diagnosed with Cancer – the good news is that I am now totally free and clear and have been given the all clear from my consultant so its happy days ! – I lost 3 months of work however and it happened at the worst possible time of year for a wedding photographer with my operation taking place in August 2011 – that threw me out and its taken almost a whole year to recover and catch up with I am happy to say is almost totally complete.

So what does that have to do with pet photography I hear you ask, well as luck would have it, I signed for a new studio on the Friday and found out about my illness on the following Monday, so after having a studio I was not using for 3 months I ended up with a great space and over the past 6 months or so we have totally transformed it into the new home for David Purslow Photography.

This is what it looks like inside.

Photography studio kidderminster, stourport, bewdley, worcester

The studio is set up for

  • Family Portrait Photography
  • Baby Portrait Photography
  • Pet Photography
  • Boudoir photography
  • Glam the dress – after wedding photo shoots
  • Make over / Glamour Portrait Photography
  • Model Portfolio Photo shoots

Well a few months back I managed to spend a day photographing a fantastic couple whos wedding I was shooting a few weeks later, (their wedding photos will be online soon)  This was a amazing day as I shot their engagement photos, some pet portraits and a bridal boudoir shoot all in the same day – the first time I have shot all three for one client back to back.

I got an amazing photograph of Ruby, the most adorable cute little Jack Russel you can imagine.

As with all my photography I am not totally contented with just shooting the same old boring photos, so we combined a little boudoir with a little pet photography and ended up with this fab portrait.

pet photography west midlands

I have been waiting to share it with you and think its the perfect image to use for the first day I start posting again, hope you like it !

Thanks to Miss C for allowing me to use her legs !!!! thanks to Ruby for being such a star.