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Best Bridal Portrait Nominees: 11th Benny Awards



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I photographed my own lovely bride’s bridal portraits this year, but I didn’t want to be biased and add hers to the Best Bridal Portrait nominees. However, we have a lot of beautiful brides for this years Benny Awards. Having bridal portraits taken is fun because most brides get their hair and makeup done. It’s sort of a test run for the wedding day, as we do most of these sessions a month or so before the wedding. Also, brides love getting to put on their dress more than once, and it makes this day very special.

These Best Bridal Portrait nominees were chosen because for different reasons. Perhaps, it was the bride bursting out laughing as I snapped the photo. Or maybe it was the incredible location we choose to shoot. Maybe it was that the bride found the perfectly fitting dress and totally rocked it. In every case, these bridal portraits are as stunning as the brides themselves.

Have a peek and choose your favorite below.

Abby wore a designer gown with a sweetheart neckline in this Best Bridal Portrait nominee.
Anna was the epitome of elegance in her Best Bridal Portrait nominee taken at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Heba's Best Bridal Portrait was taken at the Kappa house on the U of A Campus in Fayetteville.
Kaitlin's Best Bridal Portrait had the wind perfectly blowing her veil at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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Other Benny Awards Categories:

Best Wedding Design Nominees

Bridal Bouquet Nominees

Best Bridal Portrait Nominees

Wedding Cake Nominees

Best Wedding Dance Nominees

Wedding Dress Nominees

Best Engagement Portrait Nominees

Wedding Getaway Nominees

Best Groom’s Cake Nominees

Wedding Kiss Nominees

Best Wedding Moments

Wedding Shoes Nominees

Best Wedding Portrait Nominees

And this year, I’m adding in two non-wedding portrait categories for your voting pleasure! While I’ve primarily been a wedding photographer for the past decade, many of my couples have gone on to have families. As my family and portrait clients have grown, I’ve felt an increasing need to represent them in the Benny Awards! This year I broke it into two categories:

Best Family and Baby Portrait Nominees

Senior and Style Portrait Nominees

Are you nominated?

If you are nominated, check your email! I’ve sent you details to our cocktail party / Benny Awards ceremony! To win in a category, all you need to do is get the most votes! Feel free to share this link with your friends and family (and neighbors, churches, etc). Also, previous winners harnessed the power of social media to help get votes; use instagram bio links and facebook posts to get more votes!

The voting is live now, and will go until January 14th. The winners will be announced following the annual Benny Awards ceremony in person on January 31st. Best of luck to all the nominees! It was an honor to serve you!

What are the Benny Awards?

Dale from Benfield Photography throws The Benny Awards party each year for his couples. At the party, the winners earn real prizes for each category, such as best wedding kiss and best wedding shoes. Also, this year Dale added two non-wedding categories because so many of this clients are already married and he wanted them to be represented.

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