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  Jemison Mansion Wedding Photography





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“Dale,  We thought you did an awesome job!  We are going to recommend your wedding photography to all of our friends…”

 Kirk and April Barnett, Denver, Colorado  





Nichol Duncan of Tuscaloosa, Alabama said, “We are so glad we chose you to photograph our wedding!  We have been thrilled with everything, from the engagement photography to the wedding photography.  We will cherish these pictures forever. You'll always be the best photographer in Tuscaloosa, AL, to me!”  









“I love the wide variety of photography you did at my wedding.  I really enjoyed seeing all of the pictures I didn’t even know you took.  I love your photography!  You really did a wonderful job photographing our wedding.” Lindsay Graves, Fayette, Alabama  


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Summer Rust of Tuscaloosa, Alabama said, “Thanks so much for the professional way you worked with our guests on our special day!  All of our needs and wishes were fulfilled and most of all our pictures we breathtaking.”  

 "How Do You Have The Wedding of Your Dreams?"

7 Amazing Secrets Revealed Below!





Dear Bride To Be,

      Thank you for checking out this web site and congratulations on your engagement!  How exciting and romantic!  Now, let's guarantee you have a fantastic and romantic wedding day - full of love, emotion and beauty!  (Believe it or not, that does take some planning!)

 This web site is not for every Bride To Be...but it is for you!

      If you are looking to have an "average" wedding - one that is stressful and not very organized, one where the guests hardly get to see you, one where you are so exhausted that you can hardly smile.  One where it seems like you're constantly putting out "fires" and solving emergencies.  One where "so many things just went wrong"...

      Then my web site is not for you.  I'm sorry for wasting your time.  Please read no further.  


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      ...if you're a bride who wants her wedding to be PERFECT, and the most romantic, beautiful and emotional day of your life; if you want to enjoy every minute of your day;  if you want to be the most ravishingly beautiful bride your friends and relatives have ever seen;  if you want to spend wonderful, quality time with your guests;  if you want to remember with happy tears in your eyes all the love, emotion and joys of the day...

Then this is going to be the most exciting web site you have ever seen - Really!  

      My name is Dale Haverkampf, and I LOVE weddings!  I've been photographing them for 20 years - not because I have to for the money, but rather because I WANT to, because I love the emotion and romance of your wedding! 

   Here's How To Have The Most Magical, Romantic, And Emotional Wedding Day Of Your Dreams!

      If you're still reading, let me congratulate you.  This means you want to be the most beautiful bride anywhere.  You want your wedding to be a wonderfully emotional and romantic day.  You want to have everything go smoothly and perfectly, You want to have a great time. You want to see all your guests, and have them also have a fun time.  Well, here's how to do it:

 Here Are 7 Secrets To Having The Wedding Of Your Dreams!

 SECRET #1: How To Guarantee Your Wedding Lives Up To Your Dreams. 

      Believe it or not, the photographer you select to photograph your wedding can make or break your wedding day.  Yes, I kid you not, your wedding day - not just your photographs!  Why? Because he's THERE - with you and your family, in person - interacting with all your family and guests - and representing you every minute. 

      Now, HONESTLY, we're not just talking about photography here - we're talking about YOUR WEDDING - how YOU FEEL on your wedding day, and how smoothly and romantically everything goes.  You see, your photographer determines this, by the way he helps you plan your wedding, the way he treats you and your loved ones, and the way he conducts himself throughout the day.

 Amazing Secret Revealed - What Other Wedding Photographers Don't Want You To Know!

      So here's the secret:  Meet the photographer - IN PERSON - before you hire anyone to photograph your wedding!  Most brides don't realize that many studios hire part time photographers to photograph their weddings for them - high school and college kids, friends, relatives, etc.  This means that you go to a studio, talk with a salesperson, look at their samples, and make a decision - without really knowing who will be photographing your wedding!

      And if it's not just the right person doing the photography, and interacting with all your family and guests, everything can be ruined

So, when you're talking with a potential studio, ask them the following questions:

      1.  Who did these photographs you are showing me?

     2.  Who, by name, will be photographing our wedding if we hire your studio?

     3.  We want to MEET this person, BEFORE we hire your studio.   Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion Tuscaloosa Alabama Lit Up For an Evening Wedding

Then, when you meet this person, ask him or her the following questions:  

      1.  How will you dress at my wedding?

     2.  Did you do ALL the samples of wedding photography we saw in the sample books? If not, show us YOUR work, please.

     3.  How long have you been photographing weddings?

     4.  How long will you be at my wedding?

     5.  Before you leave our wedding, who do you check with first to see if there's anything else we would like you to do?

      Then, decide if you REALLY LIKE HIM, as well as his work! Because he's going to be spending a lot of time with you and your family and friends, on your important day.

By the way, just so you know, here's my answers to those questions:

I will be photographing your wedding personally.  I will dress in a nice suit (NOT A TUX, AND NOT JUST SLACKS AND A SHIRT!)  I don't want to take anything away from your groom and groomsmen and the fathers, and I also don't want to dress casually, and not represent you professionally.)

      I have been photographing weddings, as I mentioned earlier, for ___ years.  Can you fill in the blank?  Just checking to see if you're paying attention!  It's 20 years!

      I'll be at your wedding until you, your husband (how exciting - your "husband!"), your parents, and your husband's parents all say they have nothing else for me to do.  I NEVER will leave your wedding without checking with all of the above people!


"There were so many great pictures to choose from!  I appreciate everything you have done for us and I especially appreciate that you didn't mind traveling so far to photograph my wedding.  Kevin and I will cherish these pictures always."

Ashley Tews

Birmingham, Alabama


  SECRET #2:  Announcing The Single Most Important 'Secret' You MUST Know About Weddings!

      Here's a really big "secret" that almost no brides think about when interviewing a potential photographer:  What's their guarantee?  What happens if you aren't happy with the photography, or the way you and your friends were treated, or if the photographer left your wedding before he was supposed to, etc.

      This is of the utmost importance!  The guarantee (make sure it's in writing!) tells you just how committed they are going to be in taking good care of you, and doing a great job.

And, just so you know, here's our IRON CLAD, 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: 

You will be THRILLED with how we represented you and your family at your wedding, and also THRILLED with your photographs, or we will do whatever necessary to have you be THRILLED with them, or we will return ALL YOUR MONEY. Period.  No hard feelings either.  We want you to LOVE everything we do for you!

      You see, we understand that you can't do this over again. This is a "one-time-thing" and everything MUST be perfect!  You have our written guarantee that we'll take really good care of you!

SECRET #3:  An Important Warning:  Miss This Secret, And A Disaster Could Happen At Your Wedding!

      This seems so obvious, and yet brides miss this one all the time, and pay a BIG PRICE for it after their wedding!  Be sure the photographer has lots of happy brides and grooms, who have written him and told him how happy there were with both him, and his work! We're talking TESTIMONIALS here! From real people, with their full names, and their city and state, so you can call them if you want to, just to "check them out" and make sure that they really said what the photographer says they said.  (That's a hard sentence to read, but you get the point! Sorry!)

      I'm sorry to be so skeptical, but we live in a time in history when you have to be really careful to be certain that people are telling you the truth. 

      You will notice that throughout this web site are testimonials from some of the brides and grooms whom we have been honored to work with on their wedding day.  Also notice that their FULL names, city and state are listed, so, if you really wanted to, you could look them up in the phone book, and call them. 

    SECRET #4:  A Magic Way To Have A Great Wedding.

      One of the things that you really want to look for in your photographer, is someone who is an EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER!  An artistic photographer whose images combine to tell the EMOTIONAL STORY of your family, your friends, and your wedding day.  This is really important, if you are looking for photographs which will be PRICELESS to you for years and years to come!

      And here's why this is so important!  If an artist is an EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER, there's a really good chance that he will be compassionate about not ruining the romance, beauty and emotions of your day.  You see, only a true romantic can truly understand how important this day is to you, and how perfectly you want it to go.

      And a true romantic will be sensitive to NOT INTERFERING WITH THE EMOTIONAL ROMANTIC FLOW OF YOUR DAY!

I could tell you so many horror stories here.  But let me just mention one so you understand how important this is.

      Not long ago, I heard about a photographer who was hiding behind some flowers up at the altar (something that I will NEVER do!) and he dropped a lens on the marble floor with a huge crash, and then swore out loud so loud that everyone heard it!  (He obviously wasn't a romantic EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER or he wouldn't have ruined the romance and religious significance of the ceremony by hiding behind flowers where everyone could see him come and go - and, of course, there is NO excuse for profanity!)

      So, looking for a romantic, EMOTIONAL STORY TELLER, who will beautifully tell the story of your love for each other, and for your family and friends, will also result in someone who will respect you and your wishes, and conduct himself in only the most professional and friendly way, because he understands in the most intimate way, the importance of the "Story of Your Wedding Day."

      And, by the way, my brides tell me that they really love the way I emotionally tell the story of their wedding day.

Secret #5 Revealed.  What They Don't Want Me To Tell You!

      It is not my intention to say anything bad about any other photographers in the area.  I know most of them personally, and count many of them as my friends.  However, it is really important that I alert you, in this website to some of the problems that you otherwise would never know about.

Well, here's a "biggie." 

Most photographers will cram as many weddings into a day as they humanly can.  Many times, this means they must rush from your wedding, to get to another, and then rush from that one, to get to another.

      This type of photographer just isn't going to be able to capture the EMOTIONS, ROMANCE, LOVE, AND RELATIONSHIPS between you and your husband and also between you and your family and friends.  He's just won't have the sensitivity and enthusiasm and love for what he does to be able to capture those feelings.  And he won't have the time or energy.

 You Won't Believe This, But I Assure You, It's True!

      For example, a friend of mine told me about a photographer who photographed so many weddings in a single day, that the only way he could remember the names of the bride and groom at each wedding was to write their first names on masking tape, and stick it to the back of his camera! Not only that, but if he had, say five weddings, he would simply stack layers of masking tape on the back of the camera, and as he left one wedding for the next, he would just rip off that layer, and the next couples names were now showing!  I swear to you this is true!

By the way, I ONLY photograph ONE wedding per day. 

    I understand how important this day is to you, and I am there for you!      This also means that I'm rested and energetic. It also means I'm enthusiastic about what I will be doing for you.  As I mentioned earlier, I photograph weddings because I LOVE them, not because I have to do them.  And since I only photograph one wedding a day, I'm not tired or "burned out on your important day.


 The Magic Of "E.F.P" On Your Wedding Day!

      You see, I don't really look at it as "wedding photography," but rather as "Emotional Family Photography created on your wedding day!"  It's all the emotions, relationships and personalities of all your friends and relatives, captured in beautiful images for you and your family to cherish for the rest of your lives.  After all, isn't that what you really want?

      "E.F.P." is one of the major things that separates me from all the other wedding photographers in the area.  I want to capture the love, relationships, personalities, and emotions of all your family and friends for you to enjoy and view with happy tears in your eyes for years and years to come!

  "I appreciate all your hard work in capturing the memories of our special day.  You were so much fun to work with and made picture taking fun for everyone.  Kevin made the comment after we saw the pictures that he would be recommending you to anyone who needs a photographer for anything."

Kevin Howell

Birmingham, Alabama


 SECRET #6:  Aren't The People and The Emotions Of Your Life What Matter The Most To You?

      Because it's the PEOPLE and the EMOTIONS of your life that are so valuable to you.  Yes, you'll also see the beautiful dresses and flowers.  Yes, you'll see the lovely ceremony, etc.  But more, much more than that.  You'll feel the emotions that you and your fiancée feel toward each other and toward your best friends and family members on this magical day.  Yes, FEEL them each time you view your photographs.  That's what I am driven to do for you!

      You see, you want photography that "speaks" to you with love, emotion, respect, and the glorious feelings you will be feeling on your wedding day.

      You want your photography to "tell the story" of your wedding day, AND capture your family and friends while they are all gathered to help you celebrate your day.

Most photographers, bless their hearts, just want to "record the event, and go home."

      I want you to cry when you see the photographs!  Cry tears of happiness, because in those photographs are all the people you and your husband love and care about - showing their real personalities and emotions like you never dreamed they would!

      Most photographers just want to get home before midnight, or hurry to the next wedding they are photographing.

 Don't Miss The "Emotional Moments" Of Your Day Because Your Photographer Didn't Have The Vision To See And Capture Them In A Sensitive, Romantic Way!

      Your day will be filled with beautiful "Emotional Moments" that you will never experience again in your life. Those "Moments" are what I am driven to capture for you.

      Here's just three examples:

An Amazing And Wonderfully Emotional Way To Express Your Love For Your Dad On Your Wedding Day!

      As a father myself, I can assure you that one of the most emotional moments in a dad's life is when he "gives his little girl away" at the beginning of your ceremony.  Your dad will never forget it. 

      But now, there's something full of emotional magic that you can give your dad when he gives you away!  At that very powerful moment in his and your life, you hand him a surprise "Father's Pride" that he carries with him back to the pew, and as he reads your personal message to him, and looks at the emotional photograph of you in your wedding gown, he begins to cry with tears of joy and love!

      He will be so moved and touched!  You and he will never forget it! 

      Don't miss that moment!

The Magic Moment When The Love Of Your Life First Sees You!

      Or the incredible moment when your fiancé first sees you in your wedding gown - perfect in every way - with your lovely flowers, the beautiful veil and headpiece - everything which you selected specifically for him - as the tears swell up in his eyes, and he tells you how very much he loves and adores you.

      Don't miss that moment!

“Everyone that views my album is in awe of the quality and creativity of the work that you have done.  In what could have been a stressful, uneasy situation, I found a photographer that made the day flow elegantly and smoothly.  I will never ever forget what you have done for me, my husband, and my family.”

Katrina Watson

Birmingham, Alabama



 A Magic Moment With Grandma

      Or, if you are lucky enough to still have a living grandmother, the lovely moment when she reaches up and puts her arms around you, and with tears in her eyes, tells you how beautiful you look and how much she loves you, and how proud she is of you.

      Don't miss that moment!

      I could go on and on.  Your entire day will be made up of brief, priceless moments like these.  Let's make sure first of all that your day is so beautifully organized and planned that these moments truly can happen, and then let's help you to be so stress free, but excited, that you can enjoy and remember these wonderful, magical moments for the rest of your life.

      How do we do that?

      It's not just photography!  The way we help these moments happen, and help you remember them, is to help you have a wonderful, romantic and emotional day!  A day where everything goes perfectly.  As long as we do that, the rest will take care of itself!

       Oh, if you ever talk with a photographer who says this to you, run away as fast as you can!

      If he says, "Your photographs are all you will have after the wedding is over.  Your flowers will be dead, your cake will be eaten, etc. - but you'll have your photographs! They are the most important thing about your wedding!" - then he's NOT the photographer for you! 

Danalinn R. Drake of Tuscaloosa, Alabama said, "I couldn't have asked for a better Photographer.  You helped capture the wedding of my dreams through your photography."

      Why not?  Because if he says that, he has a completely false impression of his importance, and will try to run your day and take charge!  Don't let that happen!  Because the photographs ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING - the romance, emotions and relationships are the most important thing! 

SECRET #7:  How To Be Assured That You Will Be The Most Beautiful Bride Your Friends Or Relatives Have Ever Seen!

      You deserve to have a wedding day where you are the most beautiful bride any of your friends or relatives have ever seen.  That's the dream of every girl when she begins visualizing her wedding day.  And you deserve to have that!

      Let's see to it that is exactly what happens!  How?  Simple. Yes, you will select the perfect dress, headpiece, veil, flowers, shoes, etc.

      Yes, you will have your hair and make up done.  But it goes much deeper than that.

      You see, beauty is also in the way you FEEL on your wedding day.  The way your emotions show on your face, and the way you glow when you walk down the aisle and look in the eyes of the love of your life.

      Many of my brides will understand this when I say it:  When you hire us to photograph your wedding, you're really paying for me to be there.  To take all the pressures and tensions out of the day for you.  You know that I am there, and that I truly care about you, and will help you with EVERYTHING so the day goes perfectly

      You see, if you, your husband (there's that great word again!), and your family and guests are all having a wonderful time, you will be more beautiful than you have even dreamed  you would be.  Because there will be no tension there.  And, by the way, your photographs will be WONDERFUL, too, because you looked so wonderful and were having such a great time.

      See how it all "fits" together to result in a wonderful day, and wonderful photographs?  You really can't separate them!

 A True Tragic Story Of A Bride And Groom, And What It Means For You.

      Let me take a moment to tell you a true story. 

      A few weeks ago I received a call.  The woman on the other end of the phone was upset because a picture I had taken at her daughters’ wedding had been damaged by water.  The picture was of her two daughters, one of which is now deceased.  That picture had been treasured by her for a decade.

   I reassuringly said, "Don't worry. I can have it reprinted for you. It will be like new."

   There was silence on the other end of the phone for a moment. She sounded a bit different when she said, "You have no idea what this means to me. All I could keep thinking about were those memories gone forever."

You see how "Emotional Family Photography" can make your wedding volumes absolutely PRICELESS?

      In my humble opinion, the tender fabric of your life is sewn together with beautiful, emotional moments between you and your loved ones, and I want to capture and express all those wonderful moments for you in your wedding volumes - and accomplish this without interfering with the emotions and romance of your wedding day.


Stacey Hamner of Little Rock Arkansas said, “I had a great time on my wedding day!  Thanks for working so well with us.  I have really been enjoying looking at the wedding Photos.  They are soo good!”


Here's What To Do Right Now!

      Here's what I strongly recommend you do IMMEDIATELY! Pick up the phone and call me right now.  Ask us if we still have your wedding date available.  Here's the problem - because we are so well known and respected in the community, and because we ONLY photograph one wedding a day, and because we strictly limit our weddings to no more than 45 each year, it is very possible that we will already be booked for your day.

SIMPLY call 205 750-0222.  Remember, there's no cost and no obligation just to chat with me.

     So DO NOT WAIT EVEN ONE DAY ON THIS!  If you agreed with and liked anything in this email, call us NOW.  There is NO CHARGE AND NO OBLIGATION for this call!  Let's just chat a bit, see if your date is still available, and then, if and only if you would like to, we can set up a time to get together in person and talk about your wedding.  There is no charge or obligation for this, either.

I Have A FREE GIFT For You, Just For Calling Us To "Chat" On The Telephone, As Long As You Are One Of The next 7 Brides To Book With Us!

      If you call us, just to chat on the telephone and decide you'd like us to be your wedding photographer, we will give you, absolutely free, internet previews from your special day.  That’s all of the pictures we take on your wedding day on display on the Internet to whoever you choose to give the password to.  Your family and friends can choose their pictures from their own computer without you having to show your preview to them all (a real blessing the way family and friends can be so spread out these days).  Don't wait to act on this. A fantastic, happy, and stress-free wedding is just around the corner, and I'm ready to help you achieve it, as well as capture it forever on the magic of film! 



  Dale Haverkampf

Dale Haverkampf

Haverkampf Photography

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      PS.  Call us today to see if we even have your date still available!  There is no charge or obligation for you to call us.  We will just "chat" a bit on the phone, and give you some great pointers that will be helpful to you, whether you decide to come in and talk with us in person or not.  That number is 205 750-0222 or email me at







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Haley Strickland of Tuscaloosa, Alabama said,  “I love my wedding pictures!  You did a great job of capturing all the memorable moments of my special day.  Thanks for making it fun and stress free!"

Call me on the phone, and we can chat about your photography.

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Wes Wyatt Wedding Photography Birmingham, AL

“Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day special. You are such a great person to work with, and you made the whole process as stress-free as possible.  The Pictures are absolutely beautiful and everyone has complimented them.  Thank you for capturing all of the most important memories that will forever remain in our hearts.” Carrie Starr-Martin Tuscaloosa, Alabama



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"Dale, I just wanted to thank you for photographing every special moment of our wedding day.  You were so great to work with and really know how to tell a story using your photography.  The album you put together is truly incredible-we have gotten so many compliments.  Thank you for working so hard to give us wonderful pictures to last a lifetime."

 Lauren Mallard, Davie, Florida




"You took the most amazing pictures!  We just couldn’t believe it when we saw them.  Everything was just perfect.  Brenda even said her wedding was everything she could have dreamed it could be.  For that we thank you.  You made everyone so comfortable we just couldn’t help but have a great time.”

 Susan Banks,

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


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