Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Superthoughts: Leap...

Hey everybody!

Leaving a career to set out on a new career can be really scary. I know... I've done it.

Six years ago, after teaching for the previous five (and trying to grow my photography business on the side), I was thrown into the opportunity to be a full-time photographer.

I went from one of the most secure jobs in the world (being a teacher, where I'm guaranteed a salary and could likely keep my job forever), to the exact opposite: moving my business to a new state, a new market with a new clientele, with no guarantee of ever being paid again.

Which brings us to our quote of the week... our sunday superthought... "Leap and the net will appear" first spoken by John Borroughs...



I'm going to be honest... I'm constantly paranoid that the next wedding I book could be my last. Seriously! That might sound weird to you all who have followed us for years, but it's a real fear that I have and a source of constant motivation (especially with another sweet girl on the way)!

Having faith is very hard, but the reward is so great. THAT is what this quote is about... having faith. I always knew I could succeed as a photographer because I could offer something that no other photographer could offer, but that didn't make taking the leap much easier.

Thankfully, I had a secret weapon: Meredith. I'm very thankful for the one who gave me the push I needed to make the leap.

Not only did she motivate me to jump, she has held my hand on the journey. Everybody needs someone like her.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Featured on Lowcountry Wedding Blog!

Hey everybody!

We've been featured again! This feature is from A Lowcountry Wedding Blog, a great blog featuring Southern weddings and engagements. They chose Maeve and Taylor's super fabulous engagement session - still one of my faves!


(click above image to see the feature)

Here are a few of my favorite engagement images from her Fayetteville session:


Maeve was a cheerleader for the Hogs, so this shot was so appropriate! :)


This couple has such style! :)


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tarrah and Justin's Destin, Florida Engagement at Emerald Grande

Hey everybody!

Lauren and I recently flew to Destin, FL, to photography the super glam wedding of Tarrah and Justin. The night before, during the rehearsal dinner, we pulled them away for a few minutes to shoot some engagement portraits of the couple (I mean... they looked gorgeous, the light was amazing, and I had my camera... so why not?!) Here's a sneak peek of the beautiful couple in the amazing Florida sunshine! They even had a little Benny Backlight! :)





More from this wedding coming soon!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Carl and Charles' 30th Birthday Party

Hey everybody!

These kids know how to throw a party! It was as nice as many of our wedding receptions, where every detail is executed perfectly and everything fits together flawlessly, and Lauren was on hand to photograph it. Check out some details, party pics, and Benny Booth pics...









Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kayla's Silly Benny Photo Boooth Pics...

Hey everybody!

Chelsey also attended Kayla's wedding and ran the Benny Booth, our super-fun take on the photo booth. She got some great shots, and the guests looked like they had a blast!




























Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kayla's Harrison Wedding Portraits

Hey everybody,

More from the Harrison Arkansas wedding today... here are some of my favorite wedding portraits, captured by Lauren and Jessica:
















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kayla's Outdoor Wedding in Harrison

Hey everybody,

I have a super charming outdoor wedding to share with you today. Lauren and Jessica did an amazing job capturing the rustic details and story of Kayla and Austin's Harrison, Arkansas, wedding.










How sweet is the pup?  And the bride's hair piece if fabulous!



Cutest kids! I love this picture so much!



I love the repeated pattern here!






Is this not the cutest ring bearer you've ever seen!  And so well trained!















Come back tomorrow for some fabulous portraits!

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...