When we saw John and Dalisa this past summer, John mentioned that he has always wanted to photograph a pregnant bride.  Knowing John’s affinity for the bizarre, I asked “so are we talking totally redneck/white trash kind of pregnant bride?”  Yes and more was the answer! :o)  Sean and I promptly volunteered to be John’s guinea pigs for his latest vision.  We are Tennesseans after all and who knows the ways of the redneck better??

Here’s a quick sneak peek.  If you want to see more, go check them out on the AltF Blog.  Picture big hair, frosted lipstick, a powder blue tux, and the preferred beer of Nascar…


Thanks for inviting us out to play you guys!  We had a blast and the resulting images are too much fun!


  1. Tara on November 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Holy blue tuxedo, Batman! This is the most amazing picture ever! It’s official– Andrew and I will never be as cool as the McLellans.

  2. jane cato photography on November 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    My family is wondering why I am chuckling so much at the computer. This is awesome! The expressions, the wardrobe, the hair, the “tin can”…all are amazing!

  3. Frazier on November 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    That tux is so pimp! It reminds me of the one that Jeff Daniels wore in “Dumb and Dumber.” I love it!

  4. Marcia Truitt on November 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    These are simply fabulous! Way to go you two!

  5. Mindy & Phil on November 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    I have no words…this is awesome!

  6. mel on November 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

    hahaha! Thanks Tara! We’re just trying to be as cool as you guys! Jane – you are too cute. :o) Thank you! I’m guessing Frazier has got to be Brian and not Sharon since I’m pretty sure Sharon doesn’t use “pimp” as an everyday descriptive word. ;o) Isn’t that fun?? I can’t believe they still had one in the store. Only in Vegas! Hey Marcia! Thank you! We’d love ot see you soon! Mindy and Phil – we told you they were crazy huh?? haha! :o)

  7. opal jones on November 11, 2008 at 9:44 am

    they are all so great…you told me they were going to be crazy…such a great idea…baby should be proud…his first real photo shoot…and he’s no even here yet. thanks again guys for taking our photos…we had a blast!!!

  8. amy on November 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

    seannnn you crack me up! you access that character way to easily. :)

  9. holly on November 11, 2008 at 11:50 am

    This is hilarious! You guys look great!

  10. K. Crafton on November 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    hhahaaa, those are all fantastic! What a fun time!!!

  11. nancy hellsten on November 14, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    wowsa! … ok that’s about all I have to say about that. Mel, your hair is getting so long! Love it. You need a re-shoot once the little man shows up. Beer, the trailer, cut-off shorts, and a baby on the hip.

  12. Courtney on November 15, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Those are totally great, lol!

  13. Cameron Ingalls on November 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    dude…. this is beautiful! i wore a blue tux for my senior prom. love it!

  14. Tanya Saenz on November 15, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I freaking love this!!

  15. jefra on November 15, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    this is BRILLIANT!!!

  16. mel on November 21, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    haha! Thanks guys! It was definitely a fun shoot!

  17. david & kimi b ~ ohana photographers on November 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    it should be illegal to look that gorgeous pregnant! loved loved loved this shoot and how can i not having 2 of my fav artists out there collaberate! pure awesomeness!

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