Boudoir, Maternity, Personal

December 3, 2019

Boudoir Maternity Session for Tyler

nude pregnant boudoir maternity shoot

Hi everyone, this is Tyler! I’ve taken over Dale’s blog today to talk about … myself. Or rather, my last maternity shoot. A boudoir maternity shoot. First, though, let’s talk about boudoir in general. If you would have told me two years ago that I’d do a boudoir shoot at all, let alone a boudoir […]


October 6, 2019

Amy Duggar maternity portraits

Amy Duggar maternity portraits in sunflower field at sunset

Maybe it’s because my own wife is pregnant… Maybe it’s because I photographed Amy Duggar + Dillon King’s wedding. Whatever the reason, I was almost OVERLY excited to photograph Amy Duggar maternity portraits. Pregnancy pictures can be so beautiful, and Amy’s were a thing of wonder. We found a sunflower field in NW Arkansas to […]


December 27, 2017

NYC Maternity Portraits in Central Park

Hey everybody! Celebrating a new life in New York-there aren’t words to express. This couple was so awesome to shoot, and can you really beat Central Park? They’re great, these pictures are great, and y’all are great. Take a look! Talk to you soon, Dale


June 22, 2016

OKC Maternity Portraits: Sneak Peek

Hey everybody! It seems like I’ve been on the road a lot lately. It’s not stopping anytime soon, which is a good thing (I’m thankful for all my wonderful clients)! Recently I made the drive over to OKC for a maternity session (I have the story of how this shoot came about in an upcoming […]


February 15, 2016

Abby’s Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! I don’t know who was more excited for this maternity session, Abby or me. I met her at a wedding and she and Max were that couple who danced and encouraged everyone else to have a great time. I love that couple! Her maternity session fell on a gorgeous day, which inspired me […]


November 13, 2015

Jessica Kersey’s Maternity Portraits in Bentonville

Hey everybody! One of NWA’s coooooolest families is getting a little bigger!  Jessica and Logan Kersey, and long with little Liam, are welcoming a new addition to the family and I had the honor of photographing them recently.  We met up on the Bentonville square and meandered, shooting along the way.  Liam was a little […]


March 31, 2015

Holly’s {2nd} Maternity Session

Hey everybody! One of my very first maternity clients years ago when I started shooting them was Holly! She’s been a dear friend to us over the years and we’ve loved watching their family grow.  And now it’s growing again!!  We recently photographed Holly’s sweet belly (and family!). Have a look! Momma and Scout. So […]


October 8, 2014

Michelle and Cam’s Fayetteville Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! I just love Michelle and Cam! They’re our New Orleans friends (who used to live here, and we misssss them!). They came up to Fayetteville recently and the stars aligned (aka… our schedules aligned) and we were able to squeeze in a session of her cuuuuuuute pregnant belly! Yay! Have a peek! Definitely […]


September 11, 2014

Mike and Brit’s Maternity Session

Hey y’all! Rachel here – first time writer, long time reader 😉 You may have seen me out and about with Dale and Mere these past few months! I am absolutely LOVING being apart of this team! So a little backstory: My baby brother (okay, he’s 25 — YIKES!) and my sweet sis-in-law, Brit, are […]


August 31, 2014

Brittany’s Little Rock Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! One of our darling Benny Brides is expecting a baby!  Brittany and Blake, who had a beautiful wedding, are bringing a sweet baby girl into the world soon! We recently met up with them in Little Rock for her maternity pictures… have a look! Talk to you soon, Dale


June 26, 2014

Afton’s Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! I’m sure you’ll remember one of our coolest Benny couples of all time, Afton and Ryan… well, THEY’RE EXPECTING!!  I can’t wait for Afton to be a mom (she’ll be a great one), because she and the soon-to-be-family-of-three moved into our neighborhood and Cece will have another friend! Yay! Oh, how I love […]


April 7, 2014

(Ben and) Mandy’s Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! Our sweet Benny Bride, Mandy, is having a baby! She’s actually due pretty soon and asked us to photograph her, Ben, and her cute belly (with Liam inside)! Always SUCH fun to hang out with this couple… truly one of my top all-time favorite couples! Here are some of my favorites… Talk to […]


June 30, 2013

Holly’s Urban Belly Maternity Portraits

Hey everybody! I’m IN LOVE with these Urban Belly portraits of Holly (and Tony)! Our special take on maternity portraits, Urban Belly Portraits, which we started in 2008, are great because it allows us to be true to our style (I think we’ve all seen those maternity portraits out there that are definitely not Benfield […]


August 28, 2011

Janelle’s Urban Belly Maternity Shoot

Hey everybody! Remember our style on maternity? We call it Urban Belly and we’re really proud of creating a style of maternity in which the mom is excited to show off her images, even to her preacher. 😉 They show off mom’s style, while still accentuating the belly. Our latest Urban Belly maternity session was […]


April 3, 2009

Samantha’s maternity session

Hey everybody! Remember a few weeks ago when I photographed the gorgeous baby shower for Samantha George? Shortly after, we scheduled a maternity session with her and her husband Charles. It was a rainy day, so we stayed inside their home for the shots, which worked out as well as any outdoor location – their […]


April 16, 2007

New Maternity photos…

I recently photographed Courtney again. Her belly was really cute. We had a great time photographing. You can view them on her myspace, as well as others: her myspace

Family and Children

June 28, 2022

NWA Family Photographer Portraits for the Sanders Family

Gorgeous family of 3 portrait during golden hour out in a field in Northwest Arkansas by NWA family photographer Dale Benfield

My greatest joy as an NWA Family Photographer is watching kids grow up in front of my camera. While I don’t take on many family clients with my full schedule, I have some incredible loyal families who trust me to document their lives. The Sanders family has been consistently hiring me to photograph them since […]

Family and Children, Personal

October 26, 2020

Fall Baby Photos of Scout Lucille

Fall Baby Photos might be my new favorite. Showing up an hour early to a photo shoot has its advantages. Tyler, Scout, and I decided to make the most of our time during a recent senior portrait session. Our senior portrait client, who lives in Oklahoma, wanted to shoot at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Northwest […]

Family and Children

December 31, 2019

Best Family Portrait and Baby Portrait Nominees: 11th Benny Awards

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 […]


November 11, 2019

NWA Wedding Venues: Sassafras Springs Vineyard Lodge

Girls pizza night at the Lodge at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

NWA Wedding Venues have a new listing I’ve photographed at pretty much all the NWA wedding venues. So when I discover a new location, I try to photograph it asap so I can share it with y’all. One new place I’m really excited about is the Lodge at the Winery. Sassafras Springs Vineyard is already […]