Kim + Ken | Wedding

A dozen empty notebooks couldn’t be used to adequately describe how fantastic this day was. The details were amazing, all carefully thought out and mostly handmade by either Kim, Ken or their friends and family. Kim and Ken are some of the most thoughtful people anyone could meet. They were just absolutely giddy for each other and had smiles from ear to ear all day, even through the unexpected rainy day. One of the coolest parts of the day was the LED balloon release at the end of the night. I love that they thought outside the box for this!


Another awesome thing Kim and Ken did was have an Unplugged Wedding. It’s so common now for a couple’s wedding photos to be filled of phone screens, personal cameras, and even iPad screens. Honestly, it makes me sad. It’s ugly and will be so tacky in years to come. While there is nothing wrong with capturing a personal memento from a special occasion, unfortunately the common practice blocks guests’ faces, disconnects the guests from the actual moment which makes unpleasant expressions on their faces, interferes with the beauty of the surroundings, or even worst can ruin a once in a lifetime photo.

Kim and Ken printed several times their desire for their wedding to be an Unplugged event, where the guests simply enjoyed the day as a guest. Not only was it insanely smooth and easy for me to get around without any outstretched arms and nudging shoulders, but it was such a positive atmosphere! There was definitely a weight lifted for the family and guests as they had no pressure of taking photos and lugging their phones/cameras around. Family and guests actually enjoyed interacting with each other which was so refreshing! I would recommend to any couple who hires a competent wedding photographer – go Unplugged. It’s so worth it. It betters the experience for all. You don’t believe me, just ask this couple.


I want to thank my friend and colleague, Peter Conrey, for coming out during the first part of the day with me. His portrait of Kim by the window and Ken in the Peabody skyway are beautiful. He came out on short notice and it was a pleasure working with a talented local.


Kim & Ken – 28 June 2014

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In case you missed it…
Kim and Ken’s engagement session

  • Patricia S Turner - August 22, 2014 - 8:54 PM

    Thank you Amy Dale for these amazing photos of Kim and Ken’s wedding…

    Your work and talent is spectacular!!!

    And Congratulations to you and your sweet hubby!!!

  • Betty J. Tenuta - August 22, 2014 - 9:37 PM

    These are the most amazing and beautiful wedding pictures (and Engagement) I have ever seen. You are extremely talented. Thank you.

Lee + Sean | Wedding

So, this was the sixth time to head over to Crawfordsville, Arkansas to photograph one of the town’s wonderful families! I shot Lee’s sister’s wedding last year and was absolutely thrilled when she contacted me about shooting her wedding! Lee & Sean are both teachers, selfless and loving, and are a hoot to be around. This day was no exception! Sean’s daughter was so excited to be a princess along with Lee and was over the moon at the celebration of her daddy finding his Queen. Congratulations to Lee & Sean and their families!

A great big thanks to my friend Mark Arnold from Dallas, Texas for coming and shooting with me. Because he’s awesome, I’ve decided to kick off this post with two of his beautiful images! His shots of the ceremony from the balcony, ring shot, and first dance shot at The Cadre are some of my favorites.


Lee & Sean – 21 June 2014

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In case you missed it…

Lee & Sean’s engagement session

Catherine + Austin | Engagement

I loved hanging out with Catherine & Austin again! You may recognize these two because they have already been on the blog for THIS! Check it out, it will make you :)
We shot at the school where they met and finished in downtown. These two are really hilarious together and have a great sense of humor.
Thanks again to Nina Price for shooting with me here…


Catherine & Austin – 1 June 2014

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My view then Nina’s view…
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Nina’s images…
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Nina’s image…
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