Saturday, April 30, 2016

L.A. Fashion Photography: Swimwear (part 2)



Hey everybody!

Yesterday I shared some swimwear we shot in L.A. at Santa Monica Pier of Bonnie modeling Fifi's Boutique swimwear. Today, I have another swimsuit she modeled. Photographing in L.A. is my new favorite because the light is gorgeous and the weather is always beautiful. Check out some more favorites we photographed...






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Bonnie - L.A. Fashion Photography



Hey everybody!

If you've been reading the blog, you know I just got back from L.A. photographing fashion, family, and wedding portraits. I love photographing in SoCal, and today's photography session is at Santa Monica Pier. Bonnie was recently hired to model swimsuits from Fifi's Boutique in Fayetteville, so she packed them for the trip (she was also hired to do hair and makeup for the wedding I photographed in Woodland Hills, California). Here are some of my favorites from one of her Fifi's Boutique swimsuits.

Oh, and it's Bonnie's birthday today! I'm so thankful for her friendship and encouragement. She's a great friend, a wonderful person, and just about the silliest person I've ever met. Happy Birthday, Bonnie!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Athena + Ryan's L.A. Family Photography Session



Hey everybody!

I love photographing in L.A. The light is incredible, the weather is perfect, and the people are all pretty (of course, my clients here are also pretty!). I recently photographed a family while I was in Los Angeles but it wasn't a new customer... Benfield Photography photographed their wedding years ago and it's still one of my all-time favorites! Being a L.A. photographer is pretty fun, I have to say, and every time I go out to the west coast I'm inspired and love to shoot!
I photographed this family near the UCLA campus, and then ended with a mini session at the W Hotel near there. Today I'm going to share the ones we did in the room... so fun!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't Forget the Benny Booth



Hey everybody!

I haven't done a good job reminding y'all that I love bringing the Benny Booth to weddings... so consider this your reminder!  My last three weddings on the blog have all had Benny Booths, which is such a treat for guests because not only is it something to entertain them, but they can also do group shots and print enlargements later!  (aka... they're not just stuck with the little strip of three pics to hang on a fridge)

And I'm thinking about hiring this gentleman to be my Benny Booth model. Haha... I love this shot so much.






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

L.A. Fashion Shoot with Bonnie



Hey everybody!

I just got back from L.A. today where've I've done a ton of photo shoots and a gorgeous wedding that I'm excited to post about. The first shoot I did was of Bonnie (www.bonniedoesitagain.com) right after she chopped her hair off! It was a gutsy move but it looks so great! It inspired me to cut my own hair. Haha, jk. Here's a few of my favorites that I took right after the cut finished. Oh, and who cuts a stylists hair? She went to Chris McMillan The Salon, where celebs go to get their fresh 'do. Baller!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, April 25, 2016

Michelle and Chase's wedding portraits



Hey everybody!

The finale is here... I'm so excited to share these portraits with y'all. Courtney did such a good job second shooting (you can't even tell which are hers!)... and Michelle was a DOLL bride! Like... Barbie doll! Enjoy!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Michelle and Chase's Fayetteville Wedding Story



Hey everybody!

This is one of the sweetest weddings I've been a part of because the bride is one of the sweetest brides I've ever had. When you scroll through this, take a look at the sweet first meeting series... it's truly precious! And those bridesmaids are full of sass! Big shoutout to my second shooter Courtney for killing this wedding with me!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fayetteville Town Center Wedding Details of Michelle and Chase



Hey everybody! 

Michelle and Chase's wedding was a jaw-dropping success, with the most beautiful details, and creatively designed and coordinated by the team at Bates-Reed. I'll be sharing this wedding with you over the next couple days, starting the these beautiful wedding details.





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...