Monday, June 30, 2014

Nagel Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

I had the fun opportunity to photograph this darling family before one of the daughters left to go abroad. That's such a special time and special reason to do a family portrait session, so even though the weather and schedule was crazy, we were happy to make it work! I look forward to doing another session when she gets back! :)











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Taylor and Zak's Gaillardia Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!
The Gaillardia Country Club provided such a great backdrop for Taylor and Zak's wedding portraits. Almost as if it were built for photographers, we could shoot inside or out, and found great lighting everywhere!  Have a look at my favorites from the day!







Definitely my favorite from the day. That wind, and that tree!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Taylor and Zak's Gaillardia Wedding Story



Hey everybody!

This wedding was classic and beautiful. The location (Gaillardia Country Club) was a dream, and the bride was sweet as pie.

I love colorful socks.  I always wear some myself on the wedding day!


A little Benny Backlight for the bride's first entrance: Love it.




Love the veil in this shot!  What a special moment!

Gah... look at this venue, and our happy couple!!











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, June 27, 2014

Taylor and Zak's Gaillardia Wedding Details



Hey everybody!

Taylor and Zak's Gaillardia Country Club wedding and reception was to die for. She had lots of blush and pink to set a soft and romantic feel for her day.








A gorgeous cake!


More from this sweet wedding is coming tomorrow!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Afton's Maternity Portraits



Hey everybody!

I'm sure you'll remember one of our coolest Benny couples of all time, Afton and Ryan... well, THEY'RE EXPECTING!!  I can't wait for Afton to be a mom (she'll be a great one), because she and the soon-to-be-family-of-three moved into our neighborhood and Cece will have another friend! Yay!

Oh, how I love this!!  Take a look at some of my favorites!








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kansas City Wedding Portraits of Natalie and Tad



Hey everybody!

Last but not least, I want to share Natalie and Tad's wedding portraits we photographed around Kansas City.  I love shooting new places (Kansas City itself was certainly not new, but our locations there were!)... I get so inspired by what's around me. The portrait at the very bottom is a great example of using what I have to make a pretty portrait.

This first one shows a great reaction, but I also love the wind taking the bride's veil. Presh!


This was a nod to their engagement session we shot at the Kansas City Plaza fountains.  Sweetness.



Beautiful timeless portrait here!











Yay for Natalie and Tad!  Y'all are really special people, and I'm honored to know you both!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kansas City Wedding Story of Natalie and Tad



Hey everybody!

My morning started pretty early on Natalie's wedding day.  I was at the salon with them first thing in the morning to start the wedding day preparations (and celebrations).  After the girls got their hair did (heehee), we hopped out into the middle of the street for a cute little group pic...


Natalie's Reem Acra dress was to die for, and her laugh made me cheeks hurt from smiling all day long!

Stunning.

Tad thought so too.  I love this moment when he sees her walking toward him.







I showed you the cake yesterday, but man... it was a jaw dropper. I'm a sucker for gold, and the sugar flowers added the perfect punch of color.  Doesn't our couple look SO happy here?



Look closely. Emotional brides are definitely my favorite! And Daddy/daughter moments are too!

Haha... nice work Tad!

We brought the gold spangled Benny Booth and I hopped in on a picture with Natalie and her sister (check out their planning4paris blog here)

Oh so precious.



Portraits will be coming your way tomorrow!  Won't wanna miss!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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