Wednesday, August 31, 2011

St. Louis Engagement Session of Christy and Kurt, Part TWO

Hey everybody!

I've got some more from Christy and Kurt's St. Louis engagement session! The first one is Mere's fave (and, coincidentally, her shot... haha!)

St Louis Engagement Portraits
Don't miss her fabulous shoes!
St Louis Engagement Portraits
St Louis Engagement Portraits
St Louis Engagement Portraits

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

St. Louis Engagement Session of Christy and Kurt

Hey everybody!

Sometimes, I just feel really ON. When we pulled into St. Louis after a 5 1/2 hour drive, I was definitely itching to shoot in a new location, and let the creativity start flowing.

I met Christy when she was a bridesmaid in Hailey's wedding (Hailey knows how to pick 'em!) and I just adore her! Then... I found out that Kurt was a CHEF who just finished culinary school! Who do I like more? I don't know! Okay, that's neither here nor there. Bottom line, they were fabulous and we got some killer shots. Aaaaand we're off.

Here's my fave! You dig?
St. Louis Engagement Photos


She's gorgeous, no?!





Come back tomorrow! I might just have a few more from this session!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, August 29, 2011

1000 Post Party: You're Invited!!

Hey everybody!!

Next month I will have blogged for 1000 consecutive days, and Mere and I want to celebrate! The details are below. We hope you can stop in and say hi!

Feel free to email me, text me, facebook me, or leave a comment to let me know if you can come!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Janelle's Urban Belly Maternity Shoot

Hey everybody!

Remember our style on maternity? We call it Urban Belly and we're really proud of creating a style of maternity in which the mom is excited to show off her images, even to her preacher. ;) They show off mom's style, while still accentuating the belly.

Our latest Urban Belly maternity session was of our lovely 2009 bride, Janelle! Her adorable belly looks like she just stuck a basketball up under her dress - she's so cute! Have a look at my favorite images from the session.






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Emily and Aric's Fayetteville Engagement Session

Hey everybody!

I've got a super cute engagement for you today - Emily and Aric followed Lauren and me around town for a hot-but-fun session. I LOVE these shots...







Talk to you soon!
Dale

Friday, August 26, 2011

Chelsey and Josh's Vintage Outdoor Wedding, part 2



Hey everybody!

Yesterday I shared my favorite 10 details from Chelsey and Josh's vintage Oklahoma wedding, and today I'm going to share my favorite moments. There were equal parts humor and sweetness throughout the day, and I'm glad I had my team (Lauren and Mere) with me to capture it all.

I love the lighting in this shot as Chelsey is getting dress with help from her mother.
Lovely vintage Allure lace dress

The first meeting was really sweet. I decided to shoot from a different angle than I normally do, with a super wide 16mm (instead of my 85mm)
bride and groom see each other before the wedding
bride and groom's special first meeting

And, because I know y'all wanna see us on that merry-go-round... here I am, trying not to throw up. :)
unique idea for bride and groom portraits

How many bride and grooms can pull this off? The LIFT!!
Bride and groom do the lift

I wore some purple suspenders to this wedding, but the ring bearer still totally out-classed me. What a CUTIE!!!
ring bearer style with suspenders

But I'm pretty sure the bride's father (one of the nicest men I've ever met) out-classed us all. Dapper!
bride escorted by her father

I can't look at this image for too long or I get choked up. I mean it!
emotional father of the bride

After the kiss, Josh carried Chelsey back up the aisle, to the delight of their guests (see the smiles on those faces?!)
groom carries bride up the aisle

After some messy cake eating came a messy kiss.
bride and groom kiss as they cut the cake

They were effortless on the dance floor.
Bride and groom's first dance

More from emotional, sweet, wonderful dad...
Emotional father daughter dance

But this moment got me even more. He brought up mom for a very sweet moment shared between the bride and her parents.


Okay, enough of the sappy... let's get happy! (oh, boy... that was bad)



Lauren got this KILLER shot as they were making their grand exit - OMG.



I hope you enjoyed this super cool vintage outdoor wedding! Chelsey and Josh are such sweet people and a fun couple - we all adore them!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chelsey and Josh's Vintage Outdoor Wedding, part 1

Hey everybody!

Alas, the wait is over! I've been super excited to share this vintage outdoor wedding with you. Chelsey married Josh at her parents' home in Roland, Oklahoma, and the setting could not have been more beautiful. Neither could her vintage wedding details!

I've picked my favorite 10 details from her wedding (kind of tough!)

I love lace dresses! Quelle romantique!
Lovely vintage Allure lace dress

In addition to her Badgely Mischka shoes, Chelsey had some super cool shoes which she altered herself and made SUPER cool...
Wedding shoes


EVERY.CENTERPIECE.WAS.DIFFERENT!!! (click on the image below to see it nice and BIG!)
Unique Vintage Centerpieces: Vintage Wedding Details at Outdoor Oklahoma Wedding

Lauren and I made Chelsey the first every Benny Bride t-shirt. Isn't it presh?!
Benny Bride T-shirt

How cool is this?! She converted an old door from her great-grandmother's house into a chalkboard with the wedding party.
Unique Vintage Wedding detail: old door converted to chalkboard

There were so many cool places to do ring shots, but this one won out as my fave:
Unique Vintage Wedding detail: wedding rings on an old typewriter

Meredith did some cool planning with Chelsey and one of their cool creations was this aisle (kudos to the florist too!)... I LOVE flower petal patterns down the aisle
Unique Vintage Wedding detail: flower petal patterns down the aisle

Unique Vintage Wedding detail: old typewriter and hanging mason jars

More flowers...
Unique Vintage Wedding detail: flower bouquet

She even had a schedule of events for her guests. Too cool.
Unique Vintage Wedding details

Coming tomorrow... my favorite moments from their wedding day.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chelsey and Josh's Wedding Portraits!

Hey everybody!

I've got some fabulous portraits for you today! Our lovely Chelsey and her beau Josh are coming over in a few minutes to see their wedding images, so I think it's safe to put these on the blog right now (I mean, she's not refreshing her page constantly is she?)... (shots by Lauren, Mere, and me)

Not gonna lie... kind of breathtaking!


I think this is my fave!



They really are a beautiful, beautiful couple, aren't they?!


So many fabulous details and sweet moments coming to the blog soon!


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...