Best Wedding Portrait nominees were nearly impossible to narrow down. Spending time on the wedding day–just me and the couple–getting portraits is my favorite part of the wedding day. Because every wedding day is different, you never know what will jump out and inspire that perfect portrait. I get inspired by light, and also location. There are some incredible wedding venues in Arkansas, where all but 5 of these weddings were set. We live in a beautiful state that offers so much to a seasoned wedding photographer. The 5 that were set in other states easily inspired me, as new locations always do. From Missouri (my home state), to Oklahoma, to Jackson Hole, to Alaska… I’m so honored that my brides trust me to capture timeless wedding portraits for them.
Check out some of my favorite wedding portraits from my recent weddings. Each are nominated either because of a beautiful moment the couple is sharing in the portrait, or the picturesque location they chose for their wedding venue. I’m excited to see which images are your favorites when the voting is complete! Take a look at each of the nominees and vote below! You can vote one time per day, per device, so make sure to vote as many times as possible!
For some reason the poll for this one isn’t showing up, so here is a link to the poll directly: http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5e09742ee4b02c7a707a9acb
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.