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Best Graduation Portraits and Style Portrait Nominees: 11th Benny Awards

December 31, 2019

The Best Graduation Portraits and Style Portraits of the year are here! This category is new to the Benny Awards, and I’m excited to share. Because so many of my clients are non-wedding, I felt I needed to add this category. What do you think?

Being a graduating senior is an important milestone in any student’s life. As such, it’s important to photograph this milestone and have the Best Graduation Portraits. I love photographing senior photos because seniors are so excited to capture such an important time in his/her life. Furthermore, seniors have the BEST style, so it makes my job so much easier.

Speaking of style, the other part of this category is all about that. I’ve been fortunate to photograph influencers and bloggers this year who share style with their followers. You’ll see some of those nominees below!

Bring a puppy to the photo shoot in front of Old Main on the U of A campus is a great way to be nominated for Best Graduation Portraits.
This senior shot these Best Graduation Portraits on the steps of Old Main on the U of A campus in Fayetteville.
This picture of Tia Booth from the Bachelor was taken on an airstrip in Fayetteville, AR by Benfield Photography.
This images is a Best Graduation Portrait because the University of Arkansas senior posed with his girlfriend.
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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?

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. Also, this year he 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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