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If you're looking for by a Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, you've hit the right spot! Dale has been photographing Northwest Arkansas weddings for more than a decade. Also, he travels all over Arkansas, the US, and the world as a wedding photographer. His approach as a wedding photographer is capturing real moments and beautiful wedding portraits while becoming friends in the process. His photography is described as timeless, personal, story telling, and beautiful.



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These Best Wedding Dance nominees are everything I wish I could be. I’m only kind of kidding. If you’ve been to a wedding I photographed, you’ll know that I love to dance. You’ve seen me on the dance floor, albeit with a camera in hand. I like to think I can dance, but I know…

I think the reason I like the Best Wedding Getaway category is that I love the idea of leaving in style. Finishing the ceremony or reception on top and having all your friends and family there cheering you on to the next life adventure is really cool. Because not every wedding has a formal leave,…

By promoting the Best Groom’s Cake ideas below, I’m on a mission to get groom’s cakes at every single wedding I shoot. However, I don’t eat cake. Because I’m vegan, I haven’t eaten cake at a wedding in years. That being said, I think it’s important to have a groom’s cake at every wedding. Why…

The Best Wedding Kiss perfects the start of a marriage. Sexy kisses or sweet kisses both show the love a couple shares. As such, I know capturing the perfect kiss is the single most important shot from the wedding. However, the Best Wedding Kiss might not be the moment they are pronounced as married. In…

Starting my photo career as a photojournalist, Best Wedding Moments are what it’s all about for me. I’ve always loved capturing moments in my life; it’s the main reason I got into photography as a career. Likewise, with wedding photography, I love the look on a groom’s face when he first sees his bride. Or,…

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…

The Best Graduation Portraits and Style Portraits of the year are here! This category is new to the Benny Awards, and I’m excited to share. Because so many of my clients are non-wedding, I felt I needed to add this category. What do you think? Being a graduating senior is an important milestone in any…

Shoes are seemingly a small part of the wedding budget, but these Best Wedding Shoes nominees make quite an impact. I happen to LOVE shoes, even though I don’t know the difference between a pump and a high heel (are they they same thing?). Regardless, I know immediately when I love a pair of shoes.…

Hey everybody! We’ve been rockin and rollin over here at the Benfield household getting the gender neutral nursery ready for “Dilly.” If you are wondering if “Dilly” is the baby’s name, it’s not. We don’t have a name! Actually, we don’t even know the gender. We just started calling our baby Dilly after the first…

Gender neutral baby nursery idea

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…

nude pregnant boudoir maternity shoot

When we were planning her Christmas Card Photo Shoot, Cameron and I KNEW we had to include her two puppies! Even though Cameron and I are friends, I had never met Cubby and Donut in person! Tyler and I were super excited to finally meet (and photograph) Cameron and Beau’s fur babies. How to plan…

Christmas Card Photo Shoot with dogs

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…

Girls pizza night at the Lodge at Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Sunrise Engagement Pictures are a rarity, but I’ve become more of a morning person lately! When Lauren Weaver and Luke Bonfield wanted sunset pictures I was in a panic! Y’all… I don’t have any spots left this fall. What’s a photographer to do? How a photographer shoots golden light pictures when it’s not sunset… Most…

romantic pose of a guy hugging a girl from behind during sunrise engagement session

You’re getting engaged! This is such a fun and exciting event, but can also be super stressful. I know… I’ve done it! (here’s a link to my proposal to Tyler). From coming up with a romantic, meaningful idea, to asking their loved ones’ permission, to coordinating the logistics, planning a perfect proposal can be overwhelming!…

newly engaged girl pulling guy's hand with engagement ring

Happy Anniversary Katie and Ethan! This Fayetteville Town Center reception, with a dreamy Fall wedding at Old Main Lawn on the U of A campus, is one of my all time favorite weddings! Five years ago today, I found myself walking up the steps to Old Main lawn to a gorgeous sight of Fall Leaves.…

Fall wedding portrait in front of Old Main

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…

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

Clothing ideas for NWA Senior pictures When it comes to fashion, my senior portrait clients always seem to know just what to wear! Phoebe brought some really pretty outfits for her NWA senior pictures that just blew me away! If you are planning a senior session and need clothing ideas, I like the following stores:…

It’s SO important to keep your headshot fresh! It was only a year ago that I photographed Lindsey’s bridal portraits at Carnall Hall, and I was so happy when she reached out to shoot headshots. She has a killer job at RedBull (one of my favorite things on earth) and always needs pictures for meetings…

I’ve been a huge fan of the Garden Room for almost a decade! I even used it to celebrate my birthday and the 10th annual Benny Awards last year. Recently, the Garden Room has improved on an already stellar space! The Dickson Street Wedding and Reception venue has added more seating and a refresh and…

reception at the garden room details

Sometimes, everything just falls into place beautifully. The storm clears up, or the perfect outfit you ordered arrives just in time, or the lighting seems to be especially on point. For Murielle and Bryson’s engagement pictures at Crystal Bridges, it all definitely seemed to fall perfectly into place. Our timing was impeccable, and her outfits…

Sunset engagement portraits in Northwest Arkansas