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  • 04/27/12--17:52: Joplin HS Prom Benny Booth
  • Hey everybody!

    I had the great honor to head back to the place where I was both a student and a teacher, Joplin High School, for their prom. As part of the surprise ambush team that madeover the JHS prom, the Benny Booth and I (along with Ellie and Mere) helped make some dreams come true for a fabulous prom for a deserving senior class.

    I was lucky to work with some amazing people, but most wonderfully, Jenessa Bailey (of J Bailey Occasions). It was great to see her hardworking team make the design come to life for the pre-determined theme. Check out a fun pick of the team below.

    The JHS Junior and Seniors were so fun, and I feel like I had a three hour dance party (yeah... well... I was dancing as much as anyone, and Ellie kept joining me!).

    Here are some of my favorites from the Benny Booth...

    And of course, a couple Benny Stop Actions...
    Talk to you soon, Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    When we checked in to Crystal Bridges for Ashley's bridal portraits, the art museum's employee said we were officially the first bridal session to take place at the recently opened venue. I couldn't help to think we were going to be a Trivial Pursuit answer - haha!!

    Though it was a lot of climbing and hiking, the work the bride went through for her bridal session totally paid off! The grounds are super gorgeous (and so was Ashley!) and even though they are quite strict about where to place your feet at Crystal Bridges, we were able to capture some fabulous portraits.

    Today Ashley gets married in Little Rock and we are so honored to be a part of it! Her wedding images will be on the blog soon!

    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography
    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography
    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography
    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography
    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography
    crystal bridges bridal portraits by Benfield Photography

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    When you pull up to Alda's Magnolia Hill, your jaw drops when you take in the scenery. And then when Alda herself comes out to welcome you (she and I are both huggers!), you feel like you belong there and are family! So... it's no wonder why Brittany and Blake chose the location for their engagement portraits. Seriously... engagement pictures in a canoe out on a pond, a restored old truck, an amazing tree swing... there are so many spots for engagement, bridal, or wedding photos! Have a look at some of my favorites from their engagement session.

    Engagement Portraits at Alda's Magnolia Hill
    Engagement Portraits at Alda's Magnolia Hill
    Engagement Portraits at Alda's Magnolia Hill
    Engagement Portraits at Alda's Magnolia Hill
    Engagement Portraits at Alda's Magnolia Hill

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!!

    Today I wanna let you know how cool our bride from this weekend is. Ashley, who had her ceremony at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock in the outdoor patio, spruced up the venue with a dropitMODERN backdrop (greydient)!!! How cool is that?!?!

    I think it was the perfect touch (especially if you would've seen what was behind the backdrop) and added a great flair to the ceremony that few brides would have thought to do!

    Oh yeah... and she's completely gorgeous!


    In related news... dropitMODERN is having a sale today only!! They are taking 20% off antlers, crossbars, the camera case, and reflectors. If you were thinking about getting any of these... TODAY IS THE DAY, FRIEND!!


    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    Katya and Rob are great friends of ours, and we were so honored to go to Punta Cana for their wedding. Since we were guests at a wedding (for the first time in forever!), I didn't bring my camera on the wedding day (we did do that underwater shoot with the bride and groom) but the photographer inside me couldn't be put to rest, so I photographed the entire wedding and reception with my iPhone.

    Yep, a wedding shot with only and iPhone. :)

    And with a little photoshop here, a little zooming and cropping there, and a little selective blurring, I've got to admit... the iPhone wedding photos aren't too bad!!

    Take a look and re-live Katya and Rob's Punta Cana Destination wedding shot with only an iPhone!

    She had such lovely beachy details...

    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer
    wedding photographed with an iPhone by professional photographer



    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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  • 05/01/12--12:17: Photo Tips Book 1 for Sale
  • Hey everybody!

    We have a great list of photographers and photo-moms alike who have signed up for the Photo Tips o' the Day, and I must say it's been going great! I've done a new tip every weekday and have a monster collection of great tips! I thought I'd offer the first 30 tips in e-book format for those who have not signed up, or have signed up after the start (or, to those who like to have a desktop copy of the tips!)

    Since I don't charge to be on the list (yet!), and it takes about an hour a day to plan, write, code, and send them out, I am selling them for $15 - aka... 50 cents per tip. Not bad, right? :)

    Today only... I'm selling the e-book for $7 - say whaaaaat??? Tomorrow I'll put the price back up to $15, so if you want it... today's the day! Just click the little guy below and get yours!


    Add to Cart

    Thanks in advance, friends!

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    Renae has lived on Meredith's street for as long as I've known her. I was super sad when we already had her date booked, but being able to provide some fab engagement portraits in downtown Joplin was a great way to make it up to her. :) Here are our favorite images from the session. Aren't they such a great looking couple?!

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    Super exciting news: our Florence Italy wedding is featured in the Four Season's Magazine! Yay!! I have to give major thanks to my lovely wife for doing the interview with the magazine. Also, thanks to Becker for the photos, and Summer (from Grey Likes Weddings) for the styling! It was a dream come true and I'm honestly so lucky to be surrounded by amazing and lovely people! Check out the feature for yourself by clicking on the collage below:

    Or just click here to see the feature on the Four Seasons Magazine.


    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    Look at our fun Fayetteville couple! Their November 3rd wedding at the Fayetteville Town Center is going to be super amazing! We met up with them in Fayetteville for their engagement portrait session, and the sun and lighting was specatacular! Oh, and so were Lauren's shoes! You know me... I'm a shoe lover! Here are some faves from their session...


    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    Man, oh man... I have such a gorgeous wedding to share with you! Ashley and Brandon's Little Rock wedding at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock was such a dream!! Today I'm going to share her amazing details with you! Next up will be the story of her day and the portraits. Make sure to come back for more!!

    Look at this dress!!!

    So many amazing pink and navy details...



    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    I love this Little Rock wedding!! The pink and navy wedding details were to-die-for!! Also, can I tell you how fun the couple was? We had such a great time with them, it made our job so easy! The wedding was totally our style and they picked some great vendors to work with! P.S. We wanted to give a shout out to Julie, the mother of the bride, who was a total hoot and one of our all-time-favorites ever!!

    Boom Kinetic is always such a party!! He's sexy and he knows it. :)

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!!

    I'm being serious... I'm kind of sad that today is the last day of Ashley and Brandon's blog posts! I was honored to be their photographer on their wedding day and I hope they keep calling me to capture all their important life events! They are such a sweet couple: she's so pretty and ultra sweet, and he's such a bright and sincere guy! And on their wedding day, the rolled with the punches! Such is the case for their first meeting, which was originally going to take place at the Capital Hotel, where she was staying, but parties and crowds aren't the best for an intimate first meeting with your soon-to-be groom, so a last minute switch sent it across the street. We also shot their portraits there... another good move! The light was super divine, not that they noticed! They were all about each other (isn't that the way it SHOULD be on a wedding day??? I think so!!).

    Here are my favorites from the mini-portrait session both there and then at the Arkansas Arts Center when the sun got a little lower in the sky. Enjoy!!

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    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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    Hey everybody!

    I love my Riffraff friends! They run such a great business, offer such a great product, and have fun doing it! I know this last part personally, as I spend hours upon hours with them. Lately we've been working on a super cool project to introduce a new collection of clothes they'll be selling in the store (and on their wildly popular facebook page)!

    I'd love for you to SHARE this video with your friends - isn't it such a fun video?! And stay tuned to the Riffraff facebook page for all sorts of exciting announcements in the coming days!!



    Talk to you soon,
    Dale




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    Hey everybody!

    Did you like yesterday's video? We had such a fun time shooting it and even editing it! As you might have guessed the photoshoot in the video was a bit "staged" (Why would I wanna be on the video? blugh! haha!), but we did obviously have a real photoshoot to showcase the amazing clothes that Riffraff is carrying! Today I'm going show you some sneak peeks of the fabulous outfits (complete with the lovely Riffraff shopgirls modeling)!

    I also have to give major shoutouts to dropitMODERN, who created the backdrop (called Americana) and JP Elario, my photo bff who sent the world's only copy of the backdrop. Thanks for hooking it up friends!!

    And off we go...

    Riffraff girls shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    Kirsten Blowers, owner of Riffraff in Fayetteville, shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    Riffraff girls shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    Riffraff girls shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    Riffraff girls shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    Riffraff girls shooting at drive-in for new clothing line

    There will be more from this shoot. Oh yes... there will be more.

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale





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    Hey everybody!

    I have a super fun portrait session to share with you. Kelsey, who was a model for Riffraff during NWAFW, and I became buds and she was telling me about how she needed some portraits of her taken for her newly launched art site (she's a fab artist!). So, we ran all around Fayetteville, laughing and shooting... shooting and laughing, and I love these! Take a look at my fave!


    Talk to you soon,
    Dale




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    Hey everybody!

    Happy Mother's Day weekend! Today I'm going to share what I consider the perfect Mother's Day present: a photoshoot of two sweet daughters! :) I adore Maggie (one of my favorite people on the planet), and her sister is one of my fave Riffraff buddies! And if that wasn't enough... their mom is so sweet and wonderful, so when Kenna and Maggie asked me to do a photoshoot of them... I got super excited!

    Maggie flew in from Houston for the shoot, and we shot in Bentonville (since we were on that side of NWA) on a gorgeous Spring morning. Here are my favorites from the shoot. Aren't they just the prettiest two sisters in the world?!?!

    perfect mother's day gift
    perfect mother's day gift
    perfect mother's day gift
    perfect mother's day gift
    perfect mother's day gift
    perfect mother's day gift


    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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  • 05/12/12--22:03: Happy Mother's Day!
  • Hey everybody!

    Today is a special day. I am blessed with not only two wonderful mothers, but also a wife who is such a great mom to Ellie.





    As many of you know, Meredith is Ellie's step-mom. I'm thankful to have found a partner who considers El her own, and loves her unconditionally as a "real" mom would do. She does her laundry, her hair, and her nails constantly, and I love to watch them bond.

    I think God had some sort of master plan all along, because for some crazy reason Ellie's hair matches Mere's perfectly (El's real mom's hair is brown, and mine...well... There's not much hair to compare). I'm so thankful for my sweet little family, and I am fully aware of how blessed I am.

    Mere... Thank you so much for what you do for Ellie and for what you are in her life. You have impacted and shaped her future... probably your most important job in this life so far! I love you like crazy! Happy Mother's Day!

    ~Dale


    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone



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    Hey everybody!

    I have a great Joplin, MO wedding for you! We've shot at the Twin Hills Country Club many times, and it's always pretty and it is always fun. This time, Adam (one of the funniest grooms I've ever had) kept me cracking up most of the day (I wish I could show you the "glamour shot" we took - haha!) Toni, is sweet and creative, and had lots of personal details that we photographed. Here are some of my favorite details...

    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    A precious first meeting shot...
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    I love the way his mom is looking at him (more on her later)
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    But even more, I love how Adam is looking at Toni here...
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Their little pup was ready to head to the reception.
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    This is not my typical first dance shot. But I LOOOOOOOVE it!
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    I love the reaction as Toni and her father have their dance.
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    Now back to Adam's mom. They have such a great relationship. I hope she gets to see this super sweet mom/son dance on Mother's Day!
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    So... for those of you who don't know... THIS is my BROTHER. Yep. He knows how to show a lady a good time.
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos


    May 5 was not only Cinco de Mayo, it was also the super moon. Strange things happen to Toni during super moons.
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    The reception flew by, and I stayed for an hour and a half extra, but once the DJ played Flickerstick (Adam's all-time favorite), I knew I had hit the crazy part of the evening.
    Twin Hills Joplin Wedding photos

    Adam and Toni... I'm super happy for you two. You guys are such a great balance and a well-matched pair! I'm excited to see all the crazy places you go!

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale




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    Hey everybody!

    I have some pretty pretty portraits today from Toni and Adam's Twin Hills wedding in Joplin, MO. We shot, as I love to do, when the sun was on its way down and got some crazy good light. Ahhh....

    Joplin Twin Hills Wedding Portraits
    Joplin Twin Hills Wedding Portraits
    Joplin Twin Hills Wedding Portraits
    Joplin Twin Hills Wedding Portraits
    Joplin Twin Hills Wedding Portraits

    Talk to you soon,
    Dale





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    Hey everybody!

    Remember that cool video I showed last week of my Riffraff friends to help people get excited about their new clothing line? Well, the wait is over today (Tuesday)! Between 6pm and 7pm, the clothes go live on their facebook page.

    And just so I can show some more fun images from the shoot, and show off a rad new backdrop from dropitMODERN, here are some more favorite images!




    Talk to you soon,
    Dale



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