Before we talk about the Best Family Portrait nominees, I have an important question: What is family? To me, family can be so many things. For example, a mom and her fur-baby is totally a family. Likewise, a couple who has each other is a family. Of course, there is always the traditional couple with a newborn baby (or kids of whatever age). Because of our vast definition of family, we have a wide range of Best Family Portrait nominees.
I’ve been really blessed to photograph some incredible families this year. And some of them you might recognize! For example, if you want the Bachelor, you’ll recognize Amanda and her daughter. Or, if you want the Duggars, you’ll notice Amy in the maternity shot below. However, each and every one of my families are superstars to me. Because I’ve been photographing them for so long, they truly feel like friends. And in some case, they feel like family!
If you’ve followed my photography for a year or longer, you’ll notice some familiar faces in these Best Family Portrait nominees. For example, I have been photographing Dawn’s family since Jack was a baby, and look at him now! Also, Janelle was one of my senior picture clients when she was graduation high school! And Chelsea picked her wedding date based on my availability, and has me photograph her kids at least twice a year!
I’m so honored and thankful for my loyal families! Scroll through the nominees and vote below!
Other Benny Awards Categories:
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:
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?
The Benny Awards are an annual party Dale from Benfield Photography throws for his couples. At the party, the winners are announced for each category, such as best wedding kiss and best wedding shoes. This year he added two non-wedding categories because so many of this clients are already married and he wanted them to be represented.