Spotlight, Weddings

February 27, 2022

Vendor Spotlight: Osage House Weddings

Sunset Weddings at Osage House with bride and groom walking outside in the tall grass during golden hour

Have you heard about Osage House Weddings here in Northwest Arkansas? It’s one of the newer modern wedding venues in the area, and it’s absolutely stunning! It’s also not too far from my house, so it’s a quick trip for me on wedding days! I recently sat down with Osage House owner Ashley Starnes, to […]


February 17, 2022

Top Wedding Venues in NWA: Weddings at Osage House

Flower girls walking down the aisle showing the all-white wedding chapel in Arkansas available for Weddings at Osage House

Top Wedding Venues in NWA: Osage Chapel at Osage House In our Top Wedding Venues in NWA series, today I’m featuring the Osage House in Cave Springs! This is one of my very favorite venues that has joined the NWA wedding scene in recent years, and it has really taken off! Ashley, the owner of […]


February 5, 2022

Wedding at Osage House: Portraits of Ashley and Chad

Wedding at Osage House portrait of bride and groom kissing

A proper Wedding at Osage House wouldn’t be complete without some gorgeous couple portraits of the bride and groom. Ashley and Chad are so photogenic, and what’s fun about photographing them is that they are TOTALLY INTO EACH OTHER. Honestly, it makes for way better photos when a bride and groom are affectionate and aren’t […]


February 4, 2022

Osage House Real Wedding of Chad and Ashley

Osage House Real Wedding couple kissing in the chapel

You might remember my first post from Osage House, but today’s post is an Osage House Real Wedding. I write that only because the details were so perfect and the couple so gorgeous that it almost looks like a styled session. Like I mentioned yesterday, Ashley hired Wed by Meg to coordinate the wedding and […]


February 3, 2022

Osage House Wedding Details: Ashley and Chad

Osage House Wedding Details in a flatlay with invitation, rings, flowers, and shoes

These Osage House Wedding Details are a beautiful depiction of what Osage House weddings can look like! Ashley and Chad did a tremendous job dreaming up a gorgeous green and white wedding palette that was carried throughout all their details. I mean, even the Moët champagne bottle was green! They understood the assignment. Ashley also […]


July 9, 2020

Northwest Arkansas wedding at Osage House / Peyton + Paige

sunset wedding portraits at Osage House

On Saturday I finally got to photograph a full reception and wedding at Osage House in Northwest Arkansas. And what a wedding it was! Light and bright and airy… this modern wedding was so dreamy! Peyton and Paige have been my friends for the past couple years, having met them at Puritan (coincidentally, that is […]

Bridal Portraits, Styled Weddings, Weddings

November 6, 2019

Modern Wedding at Osage House + Reception

bride with floral 3d tattoo wedding portrait at Osage House in Arkansas

A 3d flower bridal tattoo? How it all started… What started as a simple texted message from my florist friend, Julie, has grown into one of my all-time favorite wedding styled shoots. She had mentioned that she wanted to try a new idea: to have a bride literally wear flowers on her skin. I’d never […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning, Weddings

August 29, 2022

How to Make a Wedding Day Timeline

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions are a fun new wedding trend for 2022 as shown by this bride in her short white dress leading her groom.

What is included in a wedding day itinerary? If you’re currently planning a wedding, you might be wondering how to create the perfect wedding day timeline. I’m here to help you! I create a wedding day agenda for each and every one of my wedding couples. As a luxury wedding photographer, it’s important to be […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

August 8, 2022

Inn at Carnall Hall Wedding: Venue Spotlight

first dance outside at Carnall Hall

One of my all-time favorite NWA wedding locations is the Inn at Carnall Hall Wedding venue. Today, I want to shine a little spotlight on them. If you’re planning a wedding in northwest Arkansas, be sure to give them a look. Located on the University of Arkansas campus, the Inn at Carnall Hall is so […]

Luxury Wedding, SuperFeatured, Weddings

July 13, 2022

The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue: DFW Venue feature

couple laughing outside The Hillside Estate Wedding venue in DFW. The bride's veil is blowing in the wind and you can see the estate behind them.

Today I want to share all about The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue in the DFW area. Almost every month, I find myself in some new city in the world photographing a wedding. You could say I’ve nearly seen it all. I’ve photographed upscale destination weddings, private estate weddings, private villa wedding in Italy, weddings on […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

July 10, 2022

Beautiful Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements with Real Wedding Details

Osage House Wedding Details in a flatlay with invitation, rings, flowers, and shoes

Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements are a great way to show off your wedding details all in one beautiful image. I happen to love this trend in wedding photography. Remember ring photos? The Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements photo is like a ring photo on steriods. Flat lays are a great way to set the tone for […]

Wedding Planning

May 30, 2022

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors: 3 Examples of Perfect Wedding Palette Executions

luxury wedding with veuve cliquot champage for wedding guests at luxury wedding reception

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors is one of the first questions you’ll encounter during your wedding planning process. Thankfully you have me to help you approach choosing your wedding colors. I am going to share three examples of well-executed wedding colors from real weddings in Northwest Arkansas and across the south. First, make use […]

Documentary, Spotlight

April 28, 2022

Interview with Cello by Austin

Cello by Austin plays during a wedding ceremony at Osage House.

I recently got to interview my new buddy Austin from Cello by Austin about all things weddings. He’s such a great dude and had a lot of interesting things to share! I hope you give this a watch! Also, if you’re looking for music for your wedding ceremony, I 100% recommend Cello by Austin (check […]


April 12, 2022

How to Find a Luxury Wedding Photographer

luxury wedding photographer Dale Benfield captures manolo blahnik wedding shoes on a gold table

What is luxury wedding photography, why it’s important, and how to find a luxury wedding photographer.


March 20, 2022

Spring Wedding Inspiration for the First Day of Spring

Spring Wedding Inspiration Pinterest

Spring Wedding Inspiration for the First Day of Spring Today is March 20th… we have made it to Spring! I don’t know about you but I have been SO ready for weather like we had today! (And yesterday, when I photographed an outdoor wedding). As a wedding photographer in NWA, my excitement has culminated into […]


January 7, 2022

Best Wedding Getaways of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Getaways of 2021 Nominees have me feeling all the feels! About the Best Wedding Getaways of 2021 Nominees I love a good sparkler exit, don’t you?! Sending the bride and groom off to start their new life should be a great part of the celebration. Benfield couples know how to celebrate, and […]


January 6, 2022

Best Wedding Bouquets of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Bouquets of 2021 Nominees are sure to inspire any bride to be! About the Best Wedding Bouquets of 2021 Nominees Bridal Bouquets are a great way to show off a bride’s style and individuality. I honestly feel like when I look at the bouquet a bride designs or chooses, it shows you […]


January 5, 2022

Best Wedding Dances of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

It’s no secret that I can’t dance, unlike The Best Wedding Dances of 2021 Nominees! I mean, I try… and boy do I love to try. It’s just not in my wheelhouse. That being said, I love dancing and watching others dance. From beautiful moments between a bride and groom to engaging grandparents to hit […]


January 3, 2022

Best Wedding Kisses of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Kisses of 2021 Nominees might just make you blush! About the Best Wedding Kisses of 2021 Nominees “Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End.” This quote from The Princess Bride is […]


January 2, 2022

Best Wedding Portraits of 2021: Benny Award Nominees

The Best Wedding Portraits of 2021 Nominees make my heart so happy! About the Best Wedding Portraits of 2021 Nominees I was blessed to shoot so many incredible weddings for some wonderful couples this year. The Infiniti room at Crystal Bridges Museum, the incomparable Osage House, and so many other spectacular NWA wedding venues: 2021 […]