Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holly's Little Rock Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

I always like to ask about a family before the shoot so I can get to know them a little bit. When I asked Holly to tell me about herself and family, she said they have sushi/hibachi restaurant in Maumelle. And then probably some other stuff, but once you say "sushi" in front of me... I space out and dream about all the yummy food floating around my brain.

Haha! Just kidding! I was listening!

Her family must have a LOT of fun, because these boys were hilarious the entire shoot! They were helpful, even suggesting locations - I love when kids are creative! I took some of their suggestions and got some great shots of not only them, but of mom and dad too!












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, November 29, 2013

NOLA Wedding Portraits of Cam and Michelle



Hey everybody!

New Orleans is a dream of a city to photograph! Throw in my gorgeous couple, and I'm in photographer heaven!
When I take a picture of a couple that I'm proud of, I always put myself in their mindset, imagining them saying, "wow... we have this image of us forever." It is such a reward for what we do to know that our clients think of our art as their prized possessions.

Michelle and Cam totally killed it.  Amazing job, you two!


Love the mood and light here!


This one really gets me.  The shot on the right is exactly how I see Michelle and Cam - I was so happy I was able to catch them being themselves!


This was actually taken during their first look, believe it or not.  Pretty much everything these two do together is photo worthy!


Two.Amazing.Locations. LOVE NOLA!





Let's end these posts the way we started--with this super pretty image.



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wedding Reception at Tea Room at NOLA Audubon Zoo



Hey everybody!

Cam and Michelle's reception had my two favorite things: 1) amazing food (see the bananas foster station!) and 2) beautiful details.  One of our favorites was Michelle and Cam's program in the collage below.  Cool right? 


This to me is what weddings are all about.  Real moments.  I adore this first dance shot.


Cam showed some emotion too during his dance with his mom. Michelle and her dad were all smiles (no surprise there - her dad smiled and laughed the entire day!).


One of our favorite people, Tressa, was a guest too!  She's always a hoot! (ahem... prediction... she'll be a Benny bride! heehee!)


Cam was impressive on the dancefloor.


Brides... check this out. Michelle and Cam had multiple cakes, spelling out her new last name: M-O-S-L-E-Y. So fun!


Oh look, Tressa even caught the bouquet.  She' was pretty jazzed about that. :)











Second Line time!  The masks were great!


Every now and then I show a my-shot/mere's-shot.  Here we go. My shot...


Mere's shot.  A great thing about having us photograph your wedding is that you get two artist's unique views for your wedding! How cool is that?!  Love Mere's shot here.



Some pretty NOLA wedding portraits are hitting the blog tomorrow!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Orleans Wedding at New Orleans Audubon Zoo



Hey everybody!

When Michelle contacted me about her New Orleans wedding, I remember my brain spun into a fun and frantic crazy mode... I was super excited because 1) I love New Orleans (have you had the food there?! Um, yeah.) and 2) I'd never photographed a wedding there before (and I just LOVE shooting new places!).  While we had originally scheduled that weekend off for Mere's birthday, Mere said we could shoot it! I was over the moon!  And so was Michelle!
We've become good friends over the past few months and Mere and I are so happy that we were able to not only shoot her wedding, but also share her day with her and Cam! Enough of the sap, let's get on to some details, shall we?

Kate Spade shoes with glitter heels. Yep. But wait... there's more... teal cowgirl boots for the reception. Atta girl! Just look at all her pretty details!





Pretty sure my heart melted when I laid eyes on this sweet babe. He was the honorary ring bearer.


These guys were pretty hilarious. All.day.long.  You'll see (keep scrolling!).


The Tea Room garden at the NOLA Audubon Zoo was GORGEOUS - such a neat venue for a wedding!


It was an interesting and tricky dynamic with the lighting, but some quick thinking on m'feet and we get this dreamy little number.  I love how happy both Michelle and her father look here!








These guys.


The entire wedding party was a total blast.


Okay one more for today... me with the bride!  Yay!


Reception coming your way tomorrow!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Michelle and Cam's NOLA Wedding Preview: The shot that almost didn't happen



Hey everybody!

Wedding days can be a bit stressful when it comes to staying on schedule, obeying the sunlight as our boss, and being creative... all while having fun!  This is one of the reasons why Meredith and I feel we're great at our jobs as wedding photographers. 

When Cam suggested we shoot a few more wedding portraits at Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, I was SO in!  As we boarded the limo, I let the driver know that the sun was going to set in 20 minutes.  I think Cam's ER Doc mode kicked in because he got a little frantic about the sunlight, traffic, and timing.  He suggested a few times that we just turn around and head back.  But I assured him... if I even have 1 minute, this is all going to be worth it.

It was worth it.  I LOVE this shot.


Thanks for trusting me, Cam and Michelle!  I can't wait to share your wedding with you on the blog for the next few days! :)



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 25, 2013

Margaret and Caroline (Cece's Cousins)



Hey everybody!

Mere had a few minutes to spare recently (when does that happen!?) and grabbed her nieces and ran out for a few quick cute pics!  These two girls are SO fun, as different as two kiddos could be, but are unique and amazing.  I love when they come over to play, jam on the piano, or entertain Cece!  They're great cousins!








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Megan and Ricky's Dallas Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

I was heartbroken when we couldn't photograph Megan and Ricky's wedding, especially because they're getting married at Meredith and my favorite place (well, maybe besides Paris): Excellence in Playa Mujeres! Ahhhh!  I was super stoked to photograph her engagement portraits in Dallas, however! She and Ricky are great! Up for pretty much anything (there was a chance of rain, which didn't phase them a bit)!  Here are some of my favorites:

LOVE THIS COLOR!!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

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