Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wedding at Ravington of Paige and Kolby



Hey everybody!

Let me just say that when I typically encounter a Friday wedding that starts earlier in the day... it doesn't typically end the way this did. The Ravington is a gorgeous wedding venue in Bentonville (ok, so technically it's in Centerton, let me be clear). I remember taking the hardhat tour of this wedding venue about 9 months before it opened and was already so impressed with the space.  Since then, I've photographed weddings at the Ravington (and some fashion stuff too) and they absolutely made their dream wedding venue come to life!

You'll see in the detail collage below that the bridal suite is one of the most beautifully lit bridal suites I've ever photographed (see the image of the dress hanging), and the aesthetic throughout the rest of the wedding venue, with its gorgeous chandeliers and, shiplap, exposed brick, and wood floors make this an Arkansas wedding dream.



Paige had the sweetest brides maids who prayed over her during the day and danced around her during the evening.


I love this moment during the wedding ceremony...




My favorite moment of the day: Kolby showing off his bride


Then we stepped outside for a few portraits - aren't they such a pretty couple?







and a fun couple, hahaha!





They stayed on the dance floor the entire night! 

Okay... this is what I meant by a Friday evening wedding getting LIT.

The best... and look to the right at the kid getting his eyes covered, hahaha!

What a fun wedding reception!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Teen Birthday Pictures in NWA of Ellie B



Hey everybody!

It pains me, and yet gives me the most pride, to say that Saturday was Ellie's 14th birthday.  And what better way to celebrate her than by shooting birthday pictures!  She picked out some outfits and we've chosen a couple new locations in Bentonville for portraits. Yesterday we also photographed at Uptown in Fayetteville and also shot at Onyx in Bentonville.  This young lady... I tell you what... is something remarkable. I can go on and on about how amazing she is and what she means to me (if you follow me on Instagram, you already know this, because I did this on Saturday). The bottom line is this: she is mature and lovely and everything I wish I could be at her age.  Here are her favorites, which SHE edited and uploaded to this blog. :)













Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I Street Ballroom Wedding for Abby and Austin



Hey everybody!

I've photographed weddings far and wide, from California to NYC to Italy, but don't think you need to go to one of those places to have a jawdropping wedding.  Bentonville, and Northwest Arkansas, has a number of incredible wedding venues ranging from rustic to classic to elegant. 

One of my favorite current elegant venues is the Ballroom at I Street in Bentonville. The location is really dreamy and is conveniently located and situated... I can't say enough properly nice things about it. 

Abby and Austin chose this venue to share their vows and dance the night away. A touching (and hilarious) ceremony gave way to a fun party--the guests never left the dance floor, thanks to Brock Entertainment.

One of my favorite moments from the wedding day (there are a TON) was when abby sprayed the bridesmaid bags (there's probably a fancier word for this) with her perfume for an "smell memory." How cute and clever!  I love olfactory memories, and the idea to plant one on the wedding day is a genius touch.

Alright... let's dive in to some images!



writing the note to her groom got Abby a tad emotional, which of course I think is so precious and perfect.



Because her girlfriends are so close with her, Abby wanted a lot of time spent with them on the wedding day. It was my honor (and frankly, my pleasure) to document all that.  Even though  Especially since I got to be showered in champagne.




A first look with the bridesmaids... obsessed.


then it was the boy's turn.  Austin was so sweet with her as he turned to see his bride for the first time in her dress. This is maybe my favorite shot of the day because of the emotion involved.


one final first look... bring in the pup, who also helped Austin propose.


For their second portrait session of the day, we brought in some of that gorgeous Benny Backlight.  My favorite way to light my wedding couples when the light is just right (thank ya Jesus!)


Then we had a party.  A non-stop dance fest.


So happy I remembered to grab a selfie with the happy couple.  Mostly because I was feeling cute. hahaha just kidding (sorta).




Congratulations, you love birds!  I adore you both and I'm so excited for your marriage.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wedding at Ravington of Paige and Kolby

Hey everybody! Let me just say that when I typically encounter a Friday wedding that starts earlier in the day... it doesn't typica...