Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brittany's Little Rock Maternity Portraits



Hey everybody!

One of our darling Benny Brides is expecting a baby!  Brittany and Blake, who had a beautiful wedding, are bringing a sweet baby girl into the world soon! We recently met up with them in Little Rock for her maternity pictures... have a look!

















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Emily's Fayetteville Senior Portraits



Hey everybody!

Emily is such a sweetheart! She and her mom met up with me for her senior portraits and we became instant friends!  Then we start playing around all over Fayetteville and had the best time! Here are some of my favorites!





















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tressa Engagement



Hey everybody!

Classic... timeless... I just love these!  We did a few more black and white than we normally do because of the vibe we were getting in this shoot.  Love love love.
















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tressa and Ben's Autumn Ridge Plantation Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!
Our darling friend Tressa is deep into wedding planning, which means it was time to photograph some engagements.  She has a clear, specific vision for her wedding day (and engagements) so we tailored the first part of her engagement shoot to align with it. I can't wait for you to see her vision come to life, but in the meantime, enjoy these engagements we photographed at Autumn Ridge Plantation! (cool new venue!)










Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hailey and Zach's Santa Barbara Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!


It's portrait time for our lovely Hailey and Zach! When you have the perfect day, and the couple that says to you that they are down for whatever and are in no hurry... well, that's just about my favorite thing ever. Shooting a Santa Barbara wedding on the beach was such a treat for Meredith and me, but the real treat was spending the day with this couple. Truly.























Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hailey and Zach's Santa Barbara Wedding Story



Hey everybody!

Before I knew the real Hailey, I stumbled across her Instagram (@haileymj). She started popping up in Zach's feed and when I checked out her feed, I was like, "who's this adorable girl who posts pictures of her cute cats (Loki and Winston), cute new haircuts, cute selfies wearing eyeglasses, cute... cute... cute... you get the idea! Anyway, as she popped up in more and more of Zach's pictures, I got happier and happier for the guy.  He obviously deserved an amazing (and cute) partner.  And he got one!

On the wedding day, Hailey was up to her cute ways (and I saw that she got her cuteness from her parents). Can you stand it?



During their first meeting.  Too.much.cuteness.

Her dad walking her to the beach to give her away...

This location! This was my first wedding on the beach in Santa Barbara, and oh did I love it so! It was the perfect temperature, the perfect lighting, on the perfect beach.

Looks like her cuteness rubbed off on Zach. Cute couple.

After portraits (coming tomorrow!) it was an intimate party filled with sweet moments like these.

One more of that proud papa with his daughter.

You won't wanna miss their Santa Barbara beach portraits, friends! See you tomorrow!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hailey and Zach's Santa Barbara Wedding Details



Hey everybody!

Hailey and Zach's love story is one of my all-time favorites. Out of great tragedy can some some beautiful developments. During the EF-5 tornado that leveled much of Zach's and my hometown of Joplin, Zach kicked into reporter mode, providing information and aid for other Joplinites, as well as the rest of the world (he was on CNN the following day, and in countless newspapers all over the US). What touched me most was that he left his insurance law job to dedicate his time to his hometown, helping victims of the tornado with legal aid.  It was during this time that Hailey heard about Zach.  They became Facebook friends and later, met up for a drink. As we fast forward a few years, Zach and Hailey asked Meredith and me to come to Santa Barbara for their beautiful beach wedding! {I love happy endings.}

Today, as my usual first post of a wedding, I'm going to set the scene for you.





Over the next couple days, I'll be sharing even more (and some of my favorite portraits), so make sure to come back tomorrow!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm wedding: Anna and Shelton

Hey everybody! Wonderful wonderful. That's how I want to describe Anna and Shelton's wedding day at the Stone Chapel at Matt La...