Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tulsa Engagement Portraits of Laura Beth and Andy



Hey everybody!
Let's talk for a second about great smiles.  During my recent engagement session in Tulsa of Andy and Laura Beth, Andy told me to let him know if he was smiling too much.  As adorable and endearing as that was, I started noticing how truly happy he looks when he smiles.  And Laura Beth kept making him smile - and he'd smile at her even when he was supposed to be looking at me (which I loved!)
It all reminded me of why I love doing what I do.  I record these sweet moments for couples, and love doing so. I've gotten pretty good at, but more than that I think what I do best is to make couples feel comfortable enough to love and smile with each other in front of me. It truly is a blessing to do this every day; I've very thankful!
Alright... enough sap from me... let's get some from Laura Beth and Andy!
















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lake Village AR engagements of Leigh and Jake



Hey everybody!

I feel like I've known Leigh for years... maybe because she reminds me of Meredith: sweet, southern, classy...
When she sent me her outfits and ideas for her engagement session with Jake, I got super excited! Classy and timeless outfits with a strong black and white feel... and all our pre-planning paid off! We shot until the sun set over Lake Village (a gorgeous and charming town), and here are some of our favorites from the session.












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little Rock Wedding Portraits of Taylor and Brett



Hey everybody!

I just love these portraits! We had just enough time built into the schedule to shoot portraits, and then again as we arrived to the reception. Taylor and Brett were great, as expected, and we found some great little backgrounds for our couple. Take a peek...











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Little Rock Country Club Reception of Taylor and Brett



Hey everybody!

I'm picking up where I left off yesterday... just look at these soft and sweet details! The flowers were divine, and everywhere I looked I saw beautiful things!









Before we went in to the reception at Little Rock Country Club, we grabbed a night shot of our couple with Little Rock behind them! One of my favorites!



I really loved their first dance. Taylor and Brett are equal parts fun and sweet, and so was their dance.





I can't say enough about both Brett and Taylor's moms... truly Southern ladies at their finest! They adored each other, and we adored them!


Haha... selfie time.





Then it was time to party! This was a huge dancing crowd, which always makes the night so fun!














Most good parties end like this.  Haha!


Make sure to come back tomorrow for their beautiful portraits, y'all!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Little Rock Wedding of Taylor and Brett



Hey everybody!

I don't even know where to begin with this wedding. There were moments when even I teared up... and there were details that even I was blown away by... and y'all... this is what I do every week!
Spring and love were definitely in the air in Little Rock for Taylor and Brett's wedding.  I loved Taylor's color palette, and used the spring outside to accentuate it.  One of my favorite shoe pics (oh, and fave pair of shoes) is below... 






Isn't this what photography is all about? What a special moment.


A dad waiting to walk his daughter down the aisle.  Look at the sweetness on his face. Absolutely precious.





Gorgeous candlelight really set a beautiful mood for the nuptials.


A sparkler leave from the church is one of my favorite things - it's not crazy dark so you can see so much more.


En route to the reception at Little Rock Country Club...


Oh wait... forgot to put in this sweet portrait of our couple (more of these are hitting the blog soon - keep coming back!).



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, May 26, 2014

Spring Family Portraits: Happy Anniversary Chelsea and Tyler!



Hey everybody!

Today is the anniversary of one of my favorite Benny couples: Chelsea and Tyler! It just so happens that I was able to photograph the couple with their sweet little boy, Slone, recently - he was ALL smiles. Such a happy and blessed family, and such a beautiful family… photographing them honestly is a treat for me!
I’m honored and grateful that they are so loyal to us and always ask us to come out to photograph them! Now, stop taking my word for it and have a look at this beautiful family!









And here are a couple from their wedding day two years ago!






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...