Thursday, July 31, 2014

My New Secret Weapon: Plated




Hanger Steak with Charred Citrus and Shishito Peppers
Hey everybody!

As you know, I have a huge passion for cooking and serving others.  It led me to start, grow, and ultimately sell Baller Foodtruck here in Fayetteville.  But my experience in the kitchen started long before that.  Lately, I've been on a new little kick to keep my passion for cooking alive.

It all started on a late-night scroll through Facebook (a less than rare occurrence). I stumbled upon Plated, and thought I'd do a little research and found that they were on one of my favorite shows, Shark Tank.

Anyway, I thought I'd give it a shot.  After 3 rounds of giving it a go, I'm completely sold. I thought of a few reasons why...

1) the recipes are REALLY good.  They TEACH you something instead of just following along.
2) they're created by really good chefs.
Green Goddess Roasted Chicken
with Purple Potatoes
3) there's NO food waste!
4) you get ingredients you can't easily find here in NWA, which means I get to expand my knowledge of food!
5) they're fun and fairly simple recipes... and everything I've tasted so far has been dynamite!

If you're a food lover and find yourself in the kitchen a lot (or want to find yourself in the kitchen more, give Plated a try!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

P.S. I also tried the steak lettuce wraps but I ate them all before I remembered to take a picture. Haha!!  Seriously, though, y'all... it's really delicious food!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dorris Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

Mere and I feel like we've just been on a tour of the US, shooting portrait sessions and weddings all over the past week.  One of the shoots was of the Dorris family in Houston. Zach has been on the blog before with his parents, and today he's back with his cousins and his new baby sister. The Dorris family is a precious one, and I always look forward to spending time with them when I'm in Houston.








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Yay! We're Featured in Bridal Guide



Hey everybody!
How cool is this! We were recently featured on the Bridal Guide! It's such a reputable publication, and I love that they not only value our photography, but understand our requirement that our logo remains on our image online.  Classy! :)  Here's a link: bridal guide feature




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, July 28, 2014

Shelor's Fayetteville Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

One of my favorite little families is about to enjoy a birthday! Nora is turning one! Of course (as if our history of shoots is any indication), Casey, Andrew, and I found the hottest day of the year to shoot portraits, but hey... at least it wasn't raining! Nora was a great sport too, and loved my playing peek-a-boo with her! She's SO precious!! Here are some of my favorites from our little session!



















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lindsey and Jeff's Fayetteville Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!

Our darling Lindsey and Jeff are back on the blog today! Their wedding portraits we so easy to shoot because not only was our lighting perfect, but they are such naturals in front of our cameras. I chose more than I normally do for a single portrait post, but I couldn't help it! Look at my favorites below...












Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lindsey and Jeff's Fayetteville Wedding Details and Story



Hey everybody!

Meredith and I photographed Lindsey and Jeff's wedding at St. Catherine's at Bell Gables in Fayetteville recently, and every time I shoot there I just love it! Not only is it an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding venue in Fayetteville, but it's SUPER close to my house! You gotta love a short commute!



Seriously, isn't this place a DREAM???


I loved the look on Jeff's face when he first saw his bride.

Meredith got a really cool shot of the wedding through the doors...

The kiss, the dress... everything!



Lindsey and Jeff were great, too! Sweet, considerate, and fun... this couple definitely showed their guests a good time!






I'm excited to you show you their portraits - hitting the blog tomorrow!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, July 25, 2014

More Portraits of Iris and the Gill Family!



Hey everybody!

Can't stop, won't stop!  I just love this sweet and fun family so much!  Here are some more of my favorites from this session.  Yay!










Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gill's Fayetteville Family Portraits {a THEN and NOW post}



Hey everybody!

We recently photographed one of our very favorite families in the UNIVERSE: the Gills! Years ago we became social media friends, and then that grew into real-life friends. I still say Iris is the reason Meredith got baby fever, but now that Cece and Iris can be friends, I'm pretty cool with that.
Mere thought it would be cool to recreate some shots from previous sessions with the Gill fam for Iris' 6 month portraits and 1 year portraits. I totally agree! Have a look at some favorites (with a couple now and thens included!)...

Then...

And now!


Now for some adorable family pics...









One more!
Then...

And now!




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...