Engagements

December 8, 2022

NWA Engagement Portraits for Kelsey and Steven

NWA Engagement Portraits in the fall surrounded by yellow leaves

I recently got to photograph NWA Engagement Portraits for the coolest couple! Steven and Kelsey make the cutest stuff for their shop, Newly Made Designs. If you’re looking for some local stores to buy some cute and creative Christmas gifts in NWA, check them out! But we are here today to talk about their NWA […]

Fine Art, For Fun, Model Portraits, Portraits

December 7, 2022

AI-Generated Photographs of Colie

AI-generated photographs of a cute blonde looking fiercely at the camera

These AI-Generated Photographs are all the talk right now. I know this is just a trend, but man is it a fun and beautiful trend! It’s so cool to able to feed in portraits I’ve taken of someone and after some artificial intelligence magic, out pops dozens of surreal photographs. I mentioned in my “AI-Generated […]

Family and Children

December 6, 2022

Family Photos with Christmas Lights at the Bentonville Square for Kristen + fam

Photos with Christmas Lights at the Bentonville Square

You probably saw on social media that I scheduled my annual photos with Christmas Lights at the Bentonville Square. I had some really great families sign up, including one of my very favorites! Kristen Christianson, who is no stranger to this blog, brought her boys for a family photo shoot. She is always dressed so […]

Fine Art, For Fun

December 5, 2022

AI-Generated Portraits from Real Photos

Have you seen the trend on social media all about AI-Generated Portraits from Real Photos? Well, I love a good trend, and apparently I love AI-Generated Portraits. I have had so much fun converting some of my family’s photographs. First up, we have Tyler. Maybe it was the photos I selected (I used images from […]

Personal

December 4, 2022

Pregnancy Update with a Little Bad News / Weekly Roundup #17

20 Week Pregnancy Checkup This week Tyler and I had an appointment with the doctor to see our baby and to chat about all things baby. Tyler’s 20-week checkup came with a little bit of bad news. Even a little scary. After an ultrasound to see the baby and confirm the gender (yes, we know!), […]

Personal

December 3, 2022

JHS Winter Formal Photos of Ellie’s Gang

JHS Winter Formal Photos

I’ve been looking forward to taking these JHS Winter Formal Photos for months. Ellie and I made a special dad/daughter trip to Kansas City to find the perfect dress for the “enchanted garden” them for the winter dance. We found what we believe is the perfect dress at Halls Department Store at Crown Center. Of […]

Family and Children

December 2, 2022

Announcement: Annual “Lights on the Square Pop Up” Photo Sessions

Lights on the Square Pop Up Photo Sessions of a pretty hipster couple in Bentonville.

It’s the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Y’all, I love the Christmas season more than any other season of the year! I can’t wait to start celebrating with my family. I love looking back at the photographs of Christmases past with such fond memories. And I want y’all to have that same opportunity, so […]

For Fun, Personal

December 1, 2022

Kitchen Remodel with Before and After Photos

Kitchen remodel before and after photos of a kitchen sink with subway tile

Today I’m sharing our Kitchen Remodel with Before and After Photos. It’s a little more personal than my regular posts, but it shows off some nice interior photography. So at least there’s that! This kitchen remodel was completely (100%) DIY. Okay, so best buy had their guys swap out the appliances, but we did everything […]

Model Portraits, Portraits

November 30, 2022

Colie’s Modeling Portraits

blonde model in a bra and blazer off both shoulders in the studio for her modeling portraits

This final set of Modeling Portraits for Colie are some of my favorites from each outfit. Our gorgeous model brought tons of clothing options to the hotel on the morning of the shoot and we worked our way through as many as we could. We shot modeling portraits both inside and outside the hotel for […]

Fine Art

November 29, 2022

My Print Shop is LIVE!

Hey everybody! I have such a fun announcement. In case you didn’t see in my shop small blog post, I launched a store! Now, currently it only has 1 product (you have to start somewhere, right?), but I made my first sale! YAY! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be adding new images to the […]

Family and Children

November 28, 2022

Fall Family Photographer in NWA Shoots the Roberts Crew

Fall Family Photographer in NWA shoots the Roberts family during golden hour

If you’re looking for a Fall Family Photographer in NWA for 2023, take a look at these! I love the Roberts family SO much, and was honored when they hired me to photograph their family of four! If you’ve followed the blog for some time, you might remember Mallori and Zach’s engagements and wedding. We […]

Personal

November 27, 2022

An Unexpected Guest: Weekly Roundup #16

I found myself driving back and forth to Kansas City a few times this week. First, Ellie and I had a daddy/daughter date to KC to shop for her winter formal dress. We spent the day dressing room hopping and finally found the perfect dress before eating sushi and heading home. I love days that […]

Fine Art, Personal

November 26, 2022

10 Ways to Shop Small in NWA (and my BIG announcement)

It’s Small Business Saturday, and I’m compiling ways to shop small in NWA. Northwest Arkansas, while being home to the Fortune 1 company, actually has some really incredible small businesses. Today isn’t about getting the best deals: check the Fortune 1 for that… we can never compete on that level. Instead, this post is about […]

Personal

November 25, 2022

Black Friday Photo Deals

Benny friends… are you looking for Black Friday Photo Deals? I did this Ultimate Black Friday Guide for Photographers. In terms of my own Black Friday deals, I’ve been thinking about if I wanted to offer something. Black Friday is called Black Friday because it was the day of the year when a lot of […]

Personal

November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from the Benfields

One year, my younger brother and I found ourselves home alone on Thanksgiving and ended up cooking everything we had in the cupboard. It wasn’t a ton of food, but then again, it was more than two high school boys could eat. Not really understanding the true meaning of the holiday, that day it was […]

Family and Children

November 23, 2022

Fall Portraits in a Forest in NWA for Blaylock Family

Fall Portraits in a Forest in NWA

I’ve photographed the Blaylock family before (including this nearly newborn shoot) but never Fall Portraits in a Forest in Northwest Arkansas! I wanted to find a new place to photograph this sweet family of four. Because they signed up for my twice-a-year mini session package, I want to make sure I am intentional about where […]

For Photographers

November 22, 2022

Ultimate Black Friday Guide for Photographers

Ultimate Black Friday Guide for Photographers

Welcome to the Ultimate Black Friday Guide for Photographers! Below are my top picks for Black Friday camera deals after scouring camera websites, amazon, etc. I also share some images captured with the gear I am sharing so you’ll see what you can actually use it for. I don’t promote brands that I don’t personally […]

Engagements

November 21, 2022

Fall Engagement Pictures with their Dog for Steven and Kelsey

Fall engagement pictures with dog

We started out Kelsey and Steven’s Fall engagement pictures with their dog. I have heard of photographers not allowing pets at engagement or portrait sessions, but I LOVE photographing with dogs. I mean, they’re our fur-babies, am I right? Besides, look how precious she is… During our session, she behaved perfectly. She was a perfect […]

Fashion / Blogger, Senior Portraits

November 20, 2022

Street Style Senior Portraits for Ellie

street style senior pictures in NYC in front of a flower wall

Ellie decided to show off her street style in her senior portraits. The NYC trip found us “revel”ing all over the city. (Revel is the all-Tesla ubers in NYC – get $10 off your first ride with code “DALEB5221” and know you’re going to travel in a nice car for the same-ish price as an […]

Personal

November 19, 2022

Flipping Taylor Swift Tickets // Weekly Roundup #15

flipping taylor swift tickets

Flipping Taylor Swift tickets Let me tell you about flipping Taylor Swift tickets! This week, Taylor Swift tickets finally went on sale. Tyler and I both signed up for early purchases, and my number wasn’t drawn. But hers did! The presale started at 10 am (waiting room at 9:30 am), so Tyler logged on and […]