Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ellie's Halloween Costume: Lucille Ball {I Love Lucy!}



Hey everybody!

Mere and Ellie have done it again.  That is, they've teamed up to create a fabulous costume for Halloween.  This year, they decided Lucy, as in I Love Lucy, would be the perfect person to dress up as, and they did it perfectly. Mere and Ellie worked on the outfit, Mere did the hair and makeup, and Ellie rocked the poses.  Have a look!








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Katie and Nick's Dallas Arboretum Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

It took about 2 seconds to figure out that Katie and Nick are silly and fun... just like me! It took even less than that to see that they're both ridiculously good-looking. Here are some of my favorites shot by Stephanie and me...












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jessica and Paul's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

I love Fall in Fayetteville! The temperature is nice, but it's the leaves that make this time of year exceptional. When Jessica asked me back in June when we should set them, I knew exactly what to say! Once we set a date, she made some amazing clothing choices to bring out the fall colors! Great job Jessica! Paul and Jessica are such a fun and sweet couple. Lots of NATURAL smiles (those are the BEST!)... I could tell from the very beginning that they were enjoying this! (what's funny is that Jess emailed me a couple months ago nervous about the pictures. After 2 minutes of shooting we all knew there was nothing to worry about... they were naturals! :) Here are some of my favorites:













Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dallas Arboretum Engagement Portraits of Justi and Weston



Hey everybody!

I love me a fabulous Southern Bride. Southern Brides are sweet and considerate, are giving and nurturing, have a great fashion sense, are great at being organized and know they want, and are the prettiest girls! Justi embodies Southern Bride with all that she is! And Weston is a true Southern boy: totally respectful, dashing good looks, great sense of humor, manly when he needs to be, but above all... LOVES his Southern Bride.

Needless to say, my task of getting beautiful engagement images of the couple was a piece of cake. The Dallas Arboretum was my backdrop, so that made the work that much easier (though, I did have to crop out a BUNCH of pumpkins this time of year). Haha!



We were actually schedule to shoot on Monday in Dallas, but the rain kept us from shooting a full session. Since I'm normally not one to reschedule, I did a mini engagement session in the rain in addition to their Thursday session later in the week. I LOOOOOVE this shot so much.











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Big Cedar Wedding Portraits of Jamie and Chris



Okay... so I have already raved about how incredible Jamie and Chris were... but these photos prove it! We worked to find any place that would be covered from the rain but they didn't care! Any idea we had in mind, no matter how hard it rained, they were completely up for it! Most brides would have been worried about their hair or their makeup but Jamie was all in when it came to photos!





Um... please notice how absolutelt awesome her Kate Spade shoes are!













Hope y'all love these two as much as Jess and I do!

~ Lauren

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Big Cedar Wedding of Jamie and Chris



Hey friends!

This wedding was CRAZY!!! It poured down rain almost the entire day! POURED!!! But... I have to say I was completely impressed with Jamie. She handled the entire day with such grace. When her "perfect" wedding location was rained out and she was forced to have it inside at her reception venue, she stayed composed the entire time. The ceremony might not have been in the perfect location but Jamie and Chris knew exactly what a wedding was truly about. It never truly mattered where or when the ceremony took place. They were able to celebrate their love for each other and the start of a new family together whether it rained or shined. To me, this was very touching. I see a lot of brides get upset over the flowers being "wrong" or things not being exactly how they "should". It rained during almost all of Jamie and Chris' wedding day but it was somewhat inspirational to see a couple not be bothered by that at all and just be wanting to celebrate with their friends and family. Here's a few of the incredibly sweet photos Jess and I got of their wedding...



The cake topper might seem funny but they both work for the FBI so it fits perfectly!

This sweet girl decided last minute she would walk with the bride (stepmom)... the bride, of course, had no complaints.




The rain stopped just long enough for us to get the perfect petal leave shot!







Chris' daughter rocked the dance floor! She has certainly got so much personality!


Love this sweet moment to end the night...



~ Lauren


Friday, October 25, 2013

More Bonnet Island Estate Wedding Portraits of Jon and Dorothy



Hey everybody!

What a fun week we've had! Today we're going out on a bang with Dorothy and Jon! We had a few extra moments after their beach first meeting, and after their family portraits to have two mini-portrait sessions, and I'm convinced these two can't take a bad picture!!


















Dorothy and Jon, it was such an experience getting to know you so well. I am looking forward to all your friends' (and sisters') weddings so we can relive some of this in person! That's probably the toughest part about being a destination wedding photographer: you build these amazing relationships never knowing when we'll see each other again! Love y'all!

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...