Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rhodes Family Portraits

Hey everybody!

I have no idea how many times I've photographed this awesome, awesome family! I've watched Jack and Caroline grow up, and it is definitely one of my favorite things about my job as a photographer. To romanticize the idea even further, their mom (who I adore!) always gets an album from each session. I love thinking about how they are going to look back at their childhood from my point of view. How extremely cool!

Here are the images from the latest session:
Oh, by the way, don't they have MEGA style?!!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lauren's Bridal Session

Hey everybody!

Lauren and Luke were married this summer, but Lauren really wanted Fall bridals to remember the beauty of her dress. So, a couple months after she said I do, she wore the dress again, this time at Pratt Place Inn in Fayetteville. The location matched her southern beauty and charm perfectly. Aren't these lovely?


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Natalie and Michael Tie the Knot! The wedding story

Hey everybody!

Lots of purple and lots of gold made for a gorgeous wedding day!

Words can't describe how much I love these hangers. And that dress!
Teamwork shots are the best.
I'm so impressed with our brides and grooms this year! Lots of fun shoes and lots of fun socks...
I showed this shot yesterday - definitely my favorite moment of the day - Natalie and Michael's first meeting. It was so emotional!
Lauren had a cool angle from the front of the church...
And my angle...
The first dance...
Followed by lots of fun dancing...
And they're off! Their guests wished them off adorned in lightsticks - love it!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Natalie and Michael Tie the Knot!

Hey everybody!

Believe it or not, I owe Natalie and Michael's super fun wedding all to twitter! I tweeted over a year ago about doing a shoot at the fair that came to Fayetteville and Natalie and Michael answered the call! I love the portraits we got that night, and I love the portraits we got on their wedding day! Take a look a some of my favorites:

Some tilt-shift goodness (if you're not a photog, you can ignore that comment)



And how about a sneak peek for tomorrow's detail and story post! Love this moment!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Card Ordering Deadline TODAY!

Hey everybody!

Today is the day!  Yes, black Friday, but that's not what I'm talking about.  Today is the last day to order Christmas Cards!  We have only a couple day turnaround on your cards, but we want you to get them out ASAP, so this is it!  Order them now!

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Once you order, you and I will plan out the text and the image(s) you want - super fun and easy!

                                                                                                                                           
Luxe Ornate
   


Luxe Scallop #1

Luxe Scallop #2 (text on back - also can be used as hanging tree ornament)





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Letterpress Bi-Fold Card (1 or 3 images)

Returning Champion #1 - Bi-Fold Card

Returning Champion #2 - Bi-Fold Card




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Deluxe Tri-Fold Card - holds 6 images
(outside of the tri-fold)






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Luxe Ornate #2






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Luxe Scallop Frame Card






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Deluxe Bi-Fold Card - holds 7 images
(front of card)



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Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm Thankful For Christian Louboutins!

Hey everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today, I'm expressing my thanks to my lovely bride-to-be, Meredith, for accepting my proposal. It's only a few months away now! The other day I bought her wedding shoes! Our wedding colors are turquoise and red, so Louboutins (with their trademark red bottoms) were an obvious choice. And their new Spring '11 line included a pair of turquoise pumps! Are you kidding me? (and yes, I realize how metro I sound - haha)

Each screen pained me more...






But it was totally worth it!  You get what you pay for, right?! 

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pratt Place Wedding Reception of Taryn and Ryan

Hey everybody!

If there were such a thing as a finale, this would be it. Pratt Place Barn is such a gorgeous place for a wedding reception. Add in fabulous details from Jenessa Bailey, custom made signs and favors from Amy Hannon, and the exquisite taste of the lovely bride Taryn, and all is well. All.Is.Well.

Now, let's swoon together. :)


Have you ever seen it look more beautiful? Amazing cake from Jennifer from Shelby Lynn's!
The outside of the barn was beautifully lit as well.


I love the look on Taryn's face as she not only dances her first dance with Ryan, but looks around Pratt Place Barn at her gorgeous reception.

FAVORITE.......SHOT.......OF.......THE.....DAY!!! LOOK AT DAD'S HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY FACE!!

Okay, it's party time!! How fun, right??

This kiddo was pooped. Love this shot.

A fun, energetic leave from Pratt Place. We wish you the best, Taryn and Ryan!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Abby + Austin's NWA Engagement Pictures

Hey everybody! Abby and Austin could be some of the only people to improve the perfect scenery offered by Crystal Bridges Museum and fa...