HI, I’M DALE

For me, it has always been about family.

I learned photography from my dad, and have spent my life telling stories of love that exist between mothers and daughters, between sisters, fathers and daughters, etc. I love the bond between family members and am thankful to tell those stories. 

As a dad, a husband, a son (and son-in-law), a brother, a cousin, and an uncle, I know how important family relationships are.

My best friend growing up was my mother. Unfortunately, we don't have many pictures together... only fading  memories. My hope is to leave my couples (and their moms) with an abundance of tangible memories to pass down for generations. 

Great, compelling photography involves intuition, skill, and experience. You've probably heard the phrase, "oh, I was just in the right place at the right time." But so much goes into capturing beautiful moments: 1) knowing your camera so well that it's just an extension of your hands and eyes, 2) reading people and relationships to understand who is probably going to cry and when, and 3) capturing moments beautifully and unobtrusively in such a way that feels and looks authentic. 

I'm Tyler

“I admired Dale's ability to tell love stories long before he was a part of mine.”

Tyler met Dale when he was photographing her sister's wedding. She was the cute maid of honor, and he was the photographer trying not to make every picture about her. A friendship started and (playing the long game), we started dating 8 years later.

Tyler is Benfield Photography's other main photographer. She works alongside Dale as a luxury wedding photographer and travels the world photographing  the most incredible art on the wedding day through storytelling photography.

- Tyler Benfield

kind words

“I didn't think it would be worth it. It was. I didn't think it would work for me. It did. I didn't think I'd be *that* success story. I am. ”

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- CAMILLE S.

The skinny

There are some things in life where you just get one chance to do it right.

Weddings are one of those things. There aren't do-overs when it comes to wedding photography, so choosing the perfect photographer means conducting diligent research, sacrificing a little, and trusting what your gut tells you. Let's make the most of your wedding day!

What I'm 

loving

Ted Lasso. The feel-good show on Apple+ is my binge-worthy guilty pleasure. I love the storytelling, and the compelling relationships between the characters are what I'm all about.

What I'm 

learning

How to be the husband my wife needs, the dad my 3 daughters (+ 1 baby on the way!) deserve, and the friend my friends have always wanted. 

What I'm 

not about

Flakey people, who don't follow through on what they say they are going to do. I learned that sometimes a friend list need a little pruning if a relationship isn't serving you.

what I

believe

Real talk: While the best things in life are free, when it comes to photography... you get what you pay for.

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