Thursday, March 31, 2011

Katy and Jamie's Wedding Details!

Hey everybody! Today is number 821!

Soft and pretty and ethereal... Katy and Jamie's wedding had many gorgeous details that even though I didn't shoot it, I feel like I experienced it through Lauren and Jessica's amazing images.

Look at Katy's extra large inspiration board / detail collage (don't you get an immediate feel for her wedding day style?!!)
Yay for shoes!!
I love that our engagement shoot was featured on Jones Soda bottles! FUN!!!!
Coolest.Cappuccino.Ever.

The story is coming tomorrow! Check back! Oh, and leave a little love below!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Katy and Jamie's Wedding Teaser

Hey everybody! Today is my 820th straight day of blogging!

While Meredith, Ellie, and I were off to Italy, Lauren and Jessica were off to Wichita Falls, Texas, to photograph Katy and Jamie's wedding. They did an extraordinary job, and I was super excited to come home and look at all the wonderful images.

Today I wanna start off by showing you a super breathtaking image Lauren got at the wedding. Ahhhhh, I love it!!


I am excited to show you her DETAILS tomorrow!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yay! 5000 Facebook Fans!!

Hey everybody!

What a great milestone! Today, Meredith and I hit 5000 facebook fans! We're super pumped that so many people follow us either on the blog or on here (or both) - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!


If you wanna connect with us on Facebook, click here!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, March 28, 2011

Van for Dan: Jamie Schultz' one and only workshop

Hey everybody,

Our friend Jamie Schultz, who is a FABULOUS and pretty much famous portrait photographer, is hosting a photography workshop in her Wisconsin based studio. The "Van for Dan" workshop is to raise money to help her friend Dan by a wheelchair-assessable van. 100% of the proceeds go towards the van...YEP 100%! Mere and I are so proud to call Jamie our friend! She is one of the most creative and spirited photographers we know! If you're a photographer looking to be inspired and learn from the best, here is your opportunity to better your business and help better someone's life in the process. As of right now, there are only a few spots left.....more info below....


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More from Emily + David's Dallas Engagement

Hey everybody!

So, this was the longest intermission ever! Haha! But I just had to show more from Emily and David's Dallas engagement session. I just love them!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! Our Inspiration Board!

Hey everybody!

So, you've seen many of our details. What did you think? Meredith knew over a year ago that she wanted to have turquoise, red, and gold as our main wedding colors. She's worked so hard to find all the perfect little details to bring her vision to life. I've helped when I could (mostly just paying for things) but the creativity is due to my wife! (<--see that?!) So, here we go with one of my famous detail collages. This time, it's of some of OUR details!


I still have a TON of stuff to share from our wedding. Keep coming back!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! SHOES SHOES SHOES!

Hey everybody!

If there's one thing I love, it's shoes. :) There are few things in life that make me as happy as an to-die-for pair of shoes. You've seen Mere's shoes from the website, but we wanted our shoes to meet each other before the wedding...

They got along famously... (both made in Italy - how fitting!)

Ellie got in on the cool shoe action...

And Meredith is spicing up her shoes afterwords with these cute finds...

By the way, I'm having such a ball writing these wedding posts!!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! Ellie's Accessories!

Hey everybody!

Today's details are Elizabeth's accessories. I am in love with her little red birdcage veil. Wear did we get it, you might ask?

MERE MADE IT!!

Don't you think she did a great job?

And here are Elizabeth's earrings - So Fetch, right? :)

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! Our Rings!

Hey everybody!

Today's little detail: our rings!

We'll be exchanging rings at 6pm Italy time (11am central) today!
Here's what we get to wear:





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! Ellie's Dress

Hey everybody!

Today's wedding detail is Elizabeth's dress. I can't wait to show you how it looks on her (your heart will melt right down into your guts!)

I LOOOOOOVE the Bolero!

And the back view...



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wedding WEEK is Here!!! Look at our invitation!

Hey everybody!

16 months ago, I proposed to Meredith. 16 months have come and gone, and now it is the week of our wedding!

SOMEBODY.PINCH.ME.

Each day this week I'm going to share a little detail from our wedding. These little bits are meant to not only tease you, but tide you over until we get back with eleventy-thousand images!

Today's post: Our Wedding Invitation!
Since we only sent out a handful of invitations, we had the $$ to go all out on them.

Enter: LETTERPRESS.

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE LETTERPRESS. I love the feel of it in my fingers. I love it's rich history. I love the romantic subtleties it manifests. I knew that I wanted letterpress (yes, I'm a groom who has an opinion - it's been Meredith's curse - haha!)

A father of one of our absolutely wonderful and beautiful brides (Casey), Alan Sowers owns a working letterpress that is over a hundred years old. I love the history here! Meredith contacted him to see if he'd be willing to press our invitations (thankfully there weren't many) and he was so kind to let us use his services. It turned out beautifully!

Amy, our lovely friend and Sincerely Yours, brainstormed (more like hurricane, really) how we would package our perfect piece: Red box with gold calligraphy; open to a golden envelope (Mere added those flowers - a lovely touch); open envelope to the letterpress piece mounted on gold shimmery paper. Recipe for romantic invitation achieved!

Don't ya think?





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Emily and David's Dallas Engagement Session

Hey everybody! Today is my 810th straight day of blogging! Holla!

One of the cool things about my job is that I get to see the world. Paris, Atlanta, Dallas,... traveling is such a fun experience for me. Recently I got to go to Dallas for an engagement session (I'll be shooting their wedding there later this year) and Emily and David took me to parts of Dallas that I never knew existed. I was in awe of how beautiful the city was, and I had been there lots and lots!

Emily is sweet as candy, and David is funny and smart. They made photographing them a breeeeeeze. It was super hard to narrow down my favorites, since they're all SO COLORFUL and lovely! Lemme show ya some!








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Katy's Beautiful Bridals, by Lauren

Hey everybody! Today is my 809th straight day of blogging!

Lauren and Jessica are in Texas photographing Katy's wedding, which means I can finally share these bridal images with you! They are just simply stunning - Lauren totally rocked it (and so did Katy)!








Leave Lauren some comment love!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, March 18, 2011

One Contest and One Reminder!

Hey everybody!

#1 - I have a contest to announce alongside Grey Likes Weddings (from yesterday's post)

My favorite lab in the whole wide world (Miller's, who also owns MpixPro and MPix) is doing a giveaway for one seat in the Shoot This Not That workshop - a value of $2100!!! They're so awesome!

All you have to do is tweet: "Hey @millerslab - send me to the #shootthisnotthat workshop so I can learn from @greylikes - she's the best!"

You can tweet ONCE PER DAY for the next week. Check out greylikesweddings.com for all the details.








#2 - Have you forgotten that we're in give-back mode? I need your help to equip kiddos with inexpensive digital cameras. You can send one to me or buy one and have it shipped here. Click the picture below for the original blogpost and more info on how to help. Please!



And that's it for now!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shoot This Not That: A super workshop!

Hey everybody!

I'm so extremely excited to announce that my friend Summer, the mastermind behind the insanely popular wedding blog, Grey Likes Weddings, is having a workshop for wedding photographers that is focused on getting your weddings PUBLISHED! Not only is she going to explain how to get your stuff published, she's going to talk about how to change your perspective to see images how editors see them. Which is why she's calling it "Shoot This Not That" - clever right?

Not to mention...

She's going to have two styled shoots for you to booooooooost your portfolio!! Yaya!!!!

Oh, and did I mention it's in NAPA????? Awesome!!! Oh, and all the hotel and food is included!


Here are some shots from a recent event Summer styled:







Images from Troy Grover

Photographers, you definitely wanna jump on this! I don't endorse workshops much, but this one is a no brainer!!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mallory and Daniel's Fayetteville Engagement Session!

Hey everybody! Today is my 806th straight day of blogging!

When we first started the shoot, I looked over at Mallory and she was just BEAMING! "Are you excited??" I asked. "YES!" She couldn't have said it fast enough. They made the 2.5 hour drive to Fayetteville for the session, so I'm sure she was ready to get shooting! So was I! I hadn't done an engagement session in months due to the off-season. Easily said, I was just as excited as she was.

Daniel, on the other hand, I don't think knew what to expect. However, I don't think I've ever had a guy warm up to shooting. He was having a blast in no time at all. Then HE started being the jokester, and the shoot went uphill fast.

We tried out a couple new locations, and I LOVE what came of it. The first shot, my FAVORITE, was of one of the new places:

More gorgeous light...
Cool new location!
Yeah, we're gettin' silly!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm wedding: Anna and Shelton

Hey everybody! Wonderful wonderful. That's how I want to describe Anna and Shelton's wedding day at the Stone Chapel at Matt La...