Friday, July 31, 2015

Megan and Mark's Benny Booth



Hey everybody!

Time to be silly! Megan and Mark took full advantage of the Benny Booth (our fun little take on the traditional Photo Booth) at their reception, and so did their guests. We brought our gold sequin backdrop (requested by the bride) which matched her reception beautifully. We also brought some fun and silly props so her guests could let loose. We were cracking up, y'all! Have a look!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hand Lettered, Watercolor Signs for Your Wedding and Bridesmaids



Hey everybody!

Y'all get ready... this stuff is so fun!  Every bride looks for a cute way to ask their friends to stand by her side as she marries the man of her dream. Today, I'm gonna help ya!  Our friend and Benfield Photography wedding shooter, Chelsey, has such a talent for hand-lettering and she just whipped up a new line of cards y'all have to see!  (if you want to order, email her at chelsdcasey@gmail.com)


She even had cool ones for groomsmen. How cool!


And signs at your wedding... she's your girl! Imagine the watercolor painting in your wedding colors! LOVE!!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jonesboro Wedding Reception of Maegan and Nathan



Hey everybody!

We're finishing out Maegan and Nathan's wedding day today with their wedding reception at Sue's Kitchen in Jonesboro. The space had really great windows with gorgeous light.  I love that for receptions (and ceremonies for that matter).


These first dance photos are so sweet!

So much fun!  The Rockets performed the reception...

These girls were great - so fun and energetic all weekend long!

The Waldrip twins (Nathan's sisters) brought dad out to the dance floor...

Gran loved it and so did sister Allison...

Then it was time for the Chi-Os to do their thing... so sweet!



I had to get a selfie with the Waldrip girls. :)

Say it with me... AWWWWWWWWWW.....





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonesboro Wedding Details and Ceremony for Maegan and Nathan



Hey everybody!

I showed that sneak peek of those gorgeous rings yesterday, and today you get to see so many more beautiful details!  I'm also sharing the ceremony from Nathan and Maegan's Jonesboro wedding with y'all today! So sweet, friends!


Oh Maegan, such a beauty!

This first meeting moment is so precious. Such joy and love...





Awww.... how fun is this?! The happy couple!

These details from the reception are a great teaser for tomorrow's post... all about the beautiful and fun reception. Stay tuned!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, July 27, 2015

Maegan and Nathan's Jonesboro Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!

Sorry it's taken me so long to blog today... Ellie decided at 9pm that she wanted chili - haha!

I have some beautiful wedding portraits for y'all today! I'd never shot in Jonesboro before (can you believe it?) and I must say... it's a cute place! I truly loved my time there and I can't wait to shoot there again later this year.
Nathan and Maegan got married at the prettiest church! Big and beautiful with huge columns and gorgeous stained glass. It was easy snagging quick portraits (which was good because it was WARM!) Have a peek at some of my favorite portraits from the wedding day...





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How I Got The Shot: Ring Tutorial



Hey everybody!


I haven't done one of these in awhile, but I want to get back into the how-to's of getting some of my favorite shots. Today's little lesson comes from Maegan and Nathan's Jonesboro wedding, which I'm going to share over the next few days - YAY!

This ring shot is a beautiful, classic, white and bright shot that makes the rings POP off the page (I didn't do any photoshop to the image other than my basic blogging action!).  Using window light, and then propping up the other part of the box to act as a reflector (shown in the bottom image) I shot from above with a 100mm macro lens, exposing for the shadows of the image (that had been mostly filled in from the reflector). I also had on a white shirt which helps reflect a little. :)






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Madaleena's Baby Shoot



Hey everybody!

OMG... get ready for baby fever! Rachel recently photographed Madaleena and she is such a doll!  Like, really... a baby doll!








Cutest little feet and toes in the whole wide world!

Haha... the best expression!











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...