Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kristin and John Fayetteville Anniversary Portraits



Hey everybody!

Kristin and John's beach wedding 9 years ago happened to be scheduled during Hurricane Rita. When I asked why she picked Destin, FL for her wedding, she said, "We loved the idea of having beautiful beach wedding pictures, but as it turned out we had to have our wedding inside a room with no windows." Nine years later, she put on her dress (it still fit beautifully, as you'll see below!), John showed up in his rad car, and we shot some belated wedding portraits.


See there? The dress was a perfect fit!







I just love some beautiful golden light!

Off we went! I slowed the shutter down a bit to get some action blur here, and LOVED how it came out!

Happy anniversary Kristin and John!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, September 29, 2014

Haven and Michael's New Orleans Wedding Portraits, part 2



Hey everybody!

We're back with more lovelies of our little lovelies! Michael and Haven were so great to work with... she was sweet and he was the life of the party. We loved photographing these little lovebirds and can't wait to see their love 10, 20, and 30 years from now! Here are a few more portraits from their New Orleans wedding...


















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Orleans Wedding Portraits of Michael and Haven



Hey everybody!

Y'all get ready for this! Haven and Michael are THE.MOST.GORGEOUS couple! Mere and I are super proud of these because we didn't have a ton of time before the sun set over the buildings in downtown New Orleans, but then again... I could just point and shoot with these two.


I just ADORE this - perfect black and white moment!



Flawless.



After the ceremony, the amazing staff at Latrobe's let us go up to the balcony and shoot a few dreamy downtown NOLA portraits. Awwwwww!!

Michael was so fun... all day!

I might just have a few more portraits tomorrow... you should check back!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Riffraff Dallas Grand Opening

Hey everybody!

The fam (Ellie, Cece, Mere, and I) decided to make a road trip to Dallas for Riffraff Dallas' grand opening on Friday. It was love at first sight!  This store is so beautiful!


The welcoming party wasn't too bad either. ;)  Champagne for everyone! (except Ellie and Cece... obvi!)





The store filled up quickly once 2pm hit (there was a line down the sidewalk before they opened the doors!) and I found myself taking party pics after party pics after party pics!


Kirsten hand painted this! I'm always in awe of that girl!


The Riffraff Dallas team! I love all these girls, and so proud of them!

Katie Henry helped with the design of the store, and totally knocked it out of the park!


S'cute!


Benny Bride Signe was on hand to give fashion tips to Riffraff customers.  She's so fancy!


There's a lot of instagram fame in this picture! :)


Aw... my babes!! LOVE them!! :)


As I left for the evening, I snapped one more shot of this beautiful store.


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, September 26, 2014

Latrobe's Wedding Reception in New Orleans of Haven and Michael



Hey everybody!

Is there a better way to kick off a reception than with 2nd line? I love this southern tradition! Again, take a look at how Michael looks at Haven.  So, so sweet.

First dance time!

Another southern tradition I adore: Cake Pulls.

And then it was time for a toast. Still... eyes on each other!

You'll notice Benny Bride Chelsea here - these four were roommates (which had to be a BLAST!).

I had to pop in for a selfie!

Y'all, the party was hopping. I spy Chloe from nomadenvogue.com looking super stylish, obviously.

Party pics with the bride and groom = my favorite.

These two (especially Annaleigh) had some prettttty amazing air guitar skills.

These glowy light sticks were super fun (and were foam in case you whacked someone). I loved the ambiance they created.

Everybody had so much fun.

Eh... not sure about these two. I wonder how they got those beads.

So the end of the night at Latrobe's ended just past midnight, but pretty much everybody was still there, so we had one of the most epic sparkler lines in history.



Oh wait... one more... before the couple left through the sparklers, Mere caught this moment inside as the guests were awaiting their exit. Perfection.



Alright, y'all, portraits are coming! Definitely come back soon!

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...