Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lindsey and Jeff's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

When we had met up with Lindsey and Jeff to photograph their engagements, Lindsey and Mere totally recognized each other.  It turns out that Lindsey was one of Mere's sweet hospital nurses this past year. What's really funny is Mere remembers saying some CRAZY stuff (via her medication) to Lindsey... but I'm sure she's totally used to that! Haha!  I will say, it made us all a lot more comfortable with the engagement shoot.  We had a blast shooting this sweet couple! And look... We found amazing light, ya'll!!












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Alex and Chase's Spring Engagement Portraits in Fayetteville



Hey everybody!

I love using what Fayetteville gives me for pictures! Right now, the town is in full bloom and I'm a happy camper! Alex and Chase recently met up with us to shoot their engagement portraits, and we were able to find some PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY spots! Check out a few favorites!
This first shot is my favorite from the session, and also the first picture I took! Isn't the color ridiculous?!?!











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Momma!



Hey everybody!

Today's my mom's birthday! The past 15 months have brought my mom and I so much closer... probably closer than we've ever been. She drives from Joplin every single week to our house in Fayetteville to spend time with Cece (and often does our dishes...haha!). She's my recipe taster, one of my biggest supporters, and one of Mere's best friends. More than all of that though, she's a really great grandma to Cece. Watching them together is perfection in my heart; I love watching their relationship grow deeper during her weekly visits, and I know Cece will cherish that relationship as she continues to grow up.

Happy birthday mom... we all love you!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Taron's Fayetteville Senior Pictures



Hey everybody!

We've had this session scheduled since last fall! Taron wanted to wait until Spring for her senior portraits, and we picked just about the best time ever in Fayetteville... everything seems to be in bloom! And she's quite the little model! Have a look!







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jenna's Fayetteville Bridal Portraits



Hey everybody!
Jenna gets married today! I've been waiting to share these bridal portraits... easily one of my favorite sessions of all time! Isn't she a dream? The lighting was beautiful, our location was great, and Jenna is a fabulous model! Enjoy!









Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lauren and Trent's Day After/Styled Session



Hey everybody!

On Trent and Lauren's wedding day, I made them promise to follow through on their hopes of having a day after session. Their wedding portraits were amazing, and I knew they'd be tempted to get caught up in life and put the day after on the back burner... but they didn't! They followed through, and even drove down to Fayetteville from St. Louis for the session. Trent and Lauren went above and beyond for the session, getting flowers, rentals, and brought Trent's old cameras (remember... he's a photographer too!) for the session.
We began our shoot at Whiteline Designs in Fayetteville (the chandelier in the 2nd image below is to do for, no?!)





Then, since it was POURING rain outside, we decided to shoot at another indoor location. We chose our favorite... Riffraff (that is, the upstairs area off-limits to the public... it's nice to have friends in the right places!). The light in this shot is kind of perfect. I find myself STARING at it.












Trent and Lauren, go ahead and move down here already. Geez... we could be best friends and shoot each other every day and live happily ever after.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Southern Wedding Portraits of Kayla + Colby



Hey everybody!

We've reached the end of this really special wedding. Today's post features a few of my favorite photos we shot on the wedding day, following their first meeting, and then following their ceremony. We spotted a yellow flower field a few miles away from the wedding venue so after their first look we all hopped in our car and headed that way, knowing that we could shoot around the wedding location following the ceremony. Here are some of my favorites:












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rustic Elegant Louisiana Wedding of Kayla and Colby



Hey everybody!

It's time to share some sweet moments from Kayla and Colby's Louisiana wedding with y'all!  I love when sweet couples have sweet weddings, and Kayla and Colby are DEFINITELY sweethearts!



LOVE those shoes!


Here we go with a really touching first meeting. I love Colby's face as he first hears his bride's voice.


Then we went off to do some portraits (those are coming tomorrow!).
How cute is this little babe?!?! I think she wanted me to try on her boots. I would've, if they were only my size.


After I shot that last image, I looked out and Colby was having a special moment with his dad. I framed it up and shot one of my very favorites from the day.


We had a few extra minutes before the ceremony started. So... what did we do? Selfie of course!


This girl was ALL smiles!  That NEVER happens!


Kayla was showing a different kind of joy.  What a special moment!














After the ceremony the couple went in to their first dance.  Very sweet!














Colby stole away from the party for a sec to light his wedding cigar (remember that from yesterday?)


Meanwhile, these antics were going on! I love a good dancing crowd!


Don't ask.


I took this one for Cece. She (and I) loves Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba. The folks who ran the photo booth had no idea who that was, but said I could use him for a quick pic.


Okay... back to the party!


And then... time to slow it down.  How sweet is this couple... seriously.




What a fun night!




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...