Monday, November 30, 2015

Krystal and Don's Devil's Den Engagement Session



Hey everybody!

The locations we chose for Don and Krystal's engagement session were really special to them. It wasn't exactly Devil's Den, but Don's family farm is up the mountain there where we photographed most of their session.  Krystal owns a super cool building on MLK, which was the location for the other part of the session.  Both were unique, different from one another, and super special to the couple.  Here are my favorites:





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cece, the Professional Flower Girl



Hey everybody!

Cece recently had another gig as a flower girl...This time she walked down the aisle like a true professional. Jenny Kate, the bride who is sweet as candy, was Cece's nanny for a long time and we just adore her.







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Skaggs Family 2015 Fall Portraits



Hey everybody!

I normally don't take on families this big, but I absolutely LOVE this family! I've been photographing Laura for years, Mariah since she was born, and I'm looking forward to many more shoots with this family in the future. We found some beautiful color that shows off how amazing Fall can look here in Fayetteville... just look!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, November 27, 2015

Now Available! 5 Minute Fix Hard Copy



Hey everybody!

Y'all! I'm so excited! The Five Minute Fix is out and available for you to get yourself a hard copy of the book!  (or e-copy, or bundle!)

I'm still so honored that Peachpit Press saw the potential in me and my early version of the book (it's been updated and revised, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!); I can't believe I'm the author of a book!

If you're a photographer, want to become one, or love a person who is a photographer... this book is a great resource and is easy to read. I wrote it as 200 little nuggets that have helped my business succeed over the past 16 years. Tips for working smarter, tricks for composition, the way I look at lighting... not to mention all the business and marketing and social media advice I have included.  This book really has my heart and my soul. :)  I'd love for you to pick it up for yourself or for someone you know who'd benefit from it!


Here's the link to get your copy.  Hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving, and hopefully today I've been able to take care of something on your shopping list!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Walters Family: 2015



Hey everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm also thankful for the Walters family! Tom has been my best friend since the 2nd grade, and to call him my best friend at the age of 35 is truly a blessing. I've loved watching him go through life, become a husband, and a great dad. Here are his girls, who I'm also thankful for. :)

One more thing... photo credit to the bottom two images goes to Ellie Benfield. She's so great!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What I'm Thankful For This Year



Hey everybody!

As the holidays approach (Thanksgiving is in just a few hours!), I'm surrounding by Ellie and Cece.  Being around them reminds me of how richly the Lord blesses. Ellie has been my best friend for 11 years, and Cece is so special.  Thankful is the best word to describe how I feel.







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jack and Caroline 2015: Fall Family Portraits in Fayetteville



Hey everybody!

The most stylish kids I know are back on the blog today! The Rhodes family has been on this blog every year since I don't know when! They always dress to impress, and we always have a great time. I can't believe I have watched Jack and Caroline grow up in front of my lens. I'm so thankful for families like the Rhodes who trust me to photograph their family every year. Here are the latest... aren't they just the most precious?! (and grown up!)




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hannah and Chris' Pratt Place Wedding Story



Hey everybody!

When Hannah was ready for the first look with Chris, she told me there would be no tears.  She was excited to see him and said she'd probably give him a high five (which she did, haha!)


I love this wedding party, full of Benny Brides and the coolest girls around.

Since Hannah and I are friends, I had to hop in a picture with her. Awwwww, love this girl!

This is the sweetest moment, y'all!







This is a cool dance shot - Hannah's family hung a wall of lights at Pratt Place Barn - it looked fabulous!

These two were so entertaining all night!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hannah + Chris' Pratt Place Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!

If you didn't know, I'm nuts about Fall in Fayetteville. You'll see why with today's wedding portrait blog post from Hannah and Chris' wedding at Pratt Place Barn. It was an absolutely GORGEOUS setting (and of course we all know the couple is super hot).



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...