Friday, November 30, 2012

Mallory and Jake's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits!

Hey everybody!

What an amazing couple I get to share with you today! Mallory and Jake made the long trek from Louisiana to Fayetteville (I'll be heading to Louisiana for the wedding, and I'm tres excited!) and we shot early in the morning with much success. Of course, it wasn't hard... they're both ridiculously-good-looking, super sweet, and supremely stylish. Mallory also has gorgeous vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories (and her wedding will too)... so this session was double fun to shoot! Have a peek at my faves!

The wind adds to this already perfect moment...



I couldn't decide which I liked better, so I'm showing both!  Mallory is wearing one of her mother's vintage dresses, which she had altered for the shoot - so spesh!



I wanted a shot that said "Fayetteville" that showed off the gorgeous fall leaves - done and done!



Another shot where the wind added some awesomeness - that's Old Main blurred in the background!


Um... HELLO!



I think this shot for so many reasons... she had a gorgeous cameo ring, and Jake worked with a jeweler to design Mallory's engagement ring (so sweet!)... it's so unique!!  Also, Mallory has "a thing" for Jake's ears, which is so adorable!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 29, 2012

One Minute to Change the World

Hey everybody!

This morning, Ellie woke up 10 minutes before the alarm, and apparently she took those minutes and put them to good use: she motivated herself (and me) to get as many votes for Art Feeds as possible. She spent the rest of her morning campaigning to every single teacher at Irving Elementary, asking them to log on and vote.

Yeah... so... Art Feeds is nominated for a $1 million award! Million! This is the big leagues, friends, and I'm ready to play! You can only vote once, and the voting period only lasts until December 4th (that's less than a week!), so there's very little time to spare. Vote, then share.




Spend one minute to do a little good, then enjoy the rest of your day!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lindsay and Scott's Day After Wedding Portrait Session

Hey everybody!

Lauren did an absolutely amazing job when she photographed Scott and Lindsay's day after portraits session (we shoot these a day after, or a week after... or sometimes a month after the wedding). Day after sessions are great because 1) you get more time shooting portraits, 2) you get to wear your hair differently (if you want), different accessories (if you want), and 3) you don't have to worry as much about getting the dress dirty, which means we can do a LOT more with posing!














Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lindsay and Scott's Joplin Wedding Portraits

Hey everybody!

Only a couple times a year do we do this: NOT schedule portraits with the couple on the day of the wedding... but when Lindsay put on her second dress, we couldn't resist bringing them outside for a few portraits. Yeah, sure... it was night time, but that didn't stop us! I love these images from their mini-portrait session!










And y'all HAVE to come back to the blog tomorrow. Lauren shot a day after session with the couple and KILLED IT! Here's a sneak peek!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lindsay and Scott's Joplin Wedding

Hey everybody,

Today I get to share one of the most beautiful Joplin weddings I've ever photographed.  I was expecting great things, because I know the bride and she has S-T-Y-L-E! And she went above and beyond and made Lauren and my job simple.

I love her details!  The Christman building in downtown Joplin was a beautiful venue for a wedding reception.









Jaw-dropper.



How cute are these two?








The girls had a fun way to enter the reception.



And then Lindsay changed into a KNOCKOUT reception dress!  Ooo La La!!
BTW... to save myself a MILLION emails about where she got it, here's the store's link:
http://www.tjformal.com/









Haha... here's me setting up the bridesmaid dresses shot...



More from this lovely couple coming up!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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