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If you're looking for by a Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, you've hit the right spot! Dale has been photographing Northwest Arkansas weddings for more than a decade. Also, he travels all over Arkansas, the US, and the world as a wedding photographer. His approach as a wedding photographer is capturing real moments and beautiful wedding portraits while becoming friends in the process. His photography is described as timeless, personal, story telling, and beautiful.



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I’m obsessed with this Ballerina Bride at Ballroom at I Street wedding. Maybe it’s because my daughter has been in dance her entire life and it propelled me into the future for her own wedding. Or maybe it is because Carmen, our ballerina bride model, is a stunning bride. Nevertheless, I love this bridal session…

Black bride in ballet shoes in a large white ballroom

The Aspen Mountain Wedding of Sam Bradford and Emma Lavy is still one of my all-time favorites! Not only is the couple so so cool (and gorgeous), but the mountain top wedding venue is totally out of a magazine! While I’d previously photographed weddings in Colorado, this was my first Aspen Mountain Wedding. I pray…

Aspen Mountain Wedding portraits of couple at sunset

Caroline and Christian’s Carnall Hall Wedding was originally scheduled for May, but because of Covid-19 the wedding was rescheduled for July… and it turned beautifully! The Details… This wedding dress from Low’s Bridal (Arkansas’ largest bridal shop) in Brinkley was stunning on Caroline. And her floral details from Jules Design Event Florals were breathtaking. I…

first dance outside at Carnall Hall

On Saturday I finally got to photograph a full reception and wedding at Osage House in Northwest Arkansas. And what a wedding it was! Light and bright and airy… this modern wedding was so dreamy! Peyton and Paige have been my friends for the past couple years, having met them at Puritan (coincidentally, that is…

sunset wedding portraits at Osage House

This Apollo on Emma Wedding was one of my favorite styled sessions of all time. Styled sessions are so fun because it gives me a chance to play around at a wedding venue with a gorgeous couple, and to work with some of my favorite vendors. This romantic, moody wedding was styled with deep greens…

Apollo on Emma Wedding styled in Green and Gold

It’s that time of year again: time to vote on your favorite wedding images of the year for the Benny Awards! The winners in each category are real Benny couples, who win real prizes, like canvases, prints, and photo sessions! Not to mention bragging rights! I’ve set the voting for the Benny Awards to be…

Best Wedding Portrait nominees were nearly impossible to narrow down. Spending time on the wedding day–just me and the couple–getting portraits is my favorite part of the wedding day. Because every wedding day is different, you never know what will jump out and inspire that perfect portrait. I get inspired by light, and also location.…

The Best Wedding Designs category is probably my most favorite. I’m always in awe of how wedding visions come together, usually with the help of a really great wedding planner. For example, I love seeing a single vision carried throughout the wedding day. Likewise, I try to capture all these little details that mean so…

These Best Wedding Dress nominees this year are incredible. As it turns out, I happen to know a lot about wedding dresses. The things I’ve learned over the years about dresses allows me to have intelligent conversations about them. However, all I know is that sometimes I love a dress and don’t know how exactly…

There is so much artistry in these Best Wedding Cake nominees. In addition looking good, they always smell up the room with a lovingly fragrant smell. Oh, and did I mention they happen to taste amazing? It’s no wonder cakes are essential to the perfect wedding reception. These cakes are all stunning. They were easy…

These Best Wedding Dance nominees are everything I wish I could be. I’m only kind of kidding. If you’ve been to a wedding I photographed, you’ll know that I love to dance. You’ve seen me on the dance floor, albeit with a camera in hand. I like to think I can dance, but I know…

I think the reason I like the Best Wedding Getaway category is that I love the idea of leaving in style. Finishing the ceremony or reception on top and having all your friends and family there cheering you on to the next life adventure is really cool. Because not every wedding has a formal leave,…

The Best Wedding Kiss perfects the start of a marriage. Sexy kisses or sweet kisses both show the love a couple shares. As such, I know capturing the perfect kiss is the single most important shot from the wedding. However, the Best Wedding Kiss might not be the moment they are pronounced as married. In…

Starting my photo career as a photojournalist, Best Wedding Moments are what it’s all about for me. I’ve always loved capturing moments in my life; it’s the main reason I got into photography as a career. Likewise, with wedding photography, I love the look on a groom’s face when he first sees his bride. Or,…

Shoes are seemingly a small part of the wedding budget, but these Best Wedding Shoes nominees make quite an impact. I happen to LOVE shoes, even though I don’t know the difference between a pump and a high heel (are they they same thing?). Regardless, I know immediately when I love a pair of shoes.…

NWA Wedding Venues have a new listing I’ve photographed at pretty much all the NWA wedding venues. So when I discover a new location, I try to photograph it asap so I can share it with y’all. One new place I’m really excited about is the Lodge at the Winery. Sassafras Springs Vineyard is already…

Girls pizza night at the Lodge at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Happy Anniversary Katie and Ethan! This Fayetteville Town Center reception, with a dreamy Fall wedding at Old Main Lawn on the U of A campus, is one of my all time favorite weddings! Five years ago today, I found myself walking up the steps to Old Main lawn to a gorgeous sight of Fall Leaves.…

Fall wedding portrait in front of Old Main

A 3d flower bridal tattoo? How it all started… What started as a simple texted message from my florist friend, Julie, has grown into one of my all-time favorite wedding styled shoots. She had mentioned that she wanted to try a new idea: to have a bride literally wear flowers on her skin. I’d never…

bride with floral 3d tattoo wedding portrait at Osage House in Arkansas

I’ve been a huge fan of the Garden Room for almost a decade! I even used it to celebrate my birthday and the 10th annual Benny Awards last year. Recently, the Garden Room has improved on an already stellar space! The Dickson Street Wedding and Reception venue has added more seating and a refresh and…

reception at the garden room details

It’s no secret that Fall is my favorite time for photography. The color of fall leaves in photos adds such a beautiful dimension to an already beautiful wedding, and Lauren’s wedding at a Barn in Joplin, MO, was the first of the fall season and I couldn’t wait to incorporate the beautiful yellows and oranges…

Fall wedding portraits of bride and groom