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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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The Best Engagement Portrait category is probably my favorite. Actually, I get asked often what my favorite thing to photograph is, and my answer is always engagement pictures. I love being an engagement picture photographer because it gives me time to get to know my couples. By connecting with them during the engagement shoot, it…

I photographed my own lovely bride’s bridal portraits this year, but I didn’t want to be biased and add hers to the Best Bridal Portrait nominees. However, we have a lot of beautiful brides for this years Benny Awards. Having bridal portraits taken is fun because most brides get their hair and makeup done. It’s…

These Best Wedding Dress nominees this year are incredible. As it turns out, I happen to know a lot about wedding dresses. The things I’ve learned over the years about dresses allows me to have intelligent conversations about them. However, all I know is that sometimes I love a dress and don’t know how exactly…

Florists created art when they mad these Best Bridal Bouquet nominees. I don’t have the talent of arranging flowers. Furthermore, I am often amazed how floral designers can create such masterpieces with their raw ingredients. For example, the complimentary color palettes seem to fit together so flawlessly. We have a lot of great talent here…

There is so much artistry in these Best Wedding Cake nominees. In addition looking good, they always smell up the room with a lovingly fragrant smell. Oh, and did I mention they happen to taste amazing? It’s no wonder cakes are essential to the perfect wedding reception. These cakes are all stunning. They were easy…

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