Documentary

September 21, 2022

Is Film Dead?

is film dead? nope, not according to this shot of a little girl sitting on a leather couch in the living room

Is film dead? Lately I’ve felt myself being drawn back to the medium through which I fell in love with photography. I still have one of my old film cameras, the Canon EOS 3, which I’ve had since 2000 I believe. Recently, I got it out and purchase some of the Kodak Portra 160 ISO […]

Documentary, Fine Art

September 8, 2022

16 of My Favorite Photos I’ve Taken

One of my most very favorite corporate clients, Arrow Senior Living, asked me to create fine art portraits of some of their residents. While I can’t tell you exactly what is going to happen with this project, I can share 16 of my most favorite photos I’ve taken. I love this collection because you can […]

Documentary, Personal

September 7, 2022

There Are No Insignificant Moments

On one of my recent flights back to NWA I watched the movie Kodachrome. The storyline centers around a photographer and his son. While I won’t give away the story and moral, I did start to think about the role photography plays in my family. We’ve all heard the saying, “the cobblers children have no […]

Documentary, For Fun, For Photographers

June 2, 2022

How to Take Great Food Photos

how to take great food photos for pizza party night by shooting the final pizza shot as a overhead flatlay

We recently had a pizza party night with friends and family, so I thought I would take the opportunity to show How to Take Great Food Photos. You’ve heard a lot about JP, best buddy and best man at my wedding. We try to go to Troy, NY, every year to stay with him and […]

Documentary, Personal

May 27, 2022

Talking to Kids About School Shootings

When it comes to Talking to Kids About School Shootings, I think about the day I’ll have to tell Scout about the evil that exists in the world. I’m so thankful that I got to spend 6 hours playing and hanging with Scout today. That’s about double from a typical day. During all that playtime […]

Documentary, For Photographers

May 12, 2022

How to Create Animated Gifs with Engagement Photos

This illustrates how to create animated gifs showing a young couple kissing during golden hour.

How to Create Animated Gifs: Animate via Photoshop Layers Today I want to talk about How to Create Animated Gifs that I recently have run on Instagram and on the blog. I open up all the images that have been sized and ready for my gif. In bridge I go to tools down to Photoshop […]

Documentary, Engagements

April 30, 2022

Sentimental Engagement Photos for J+Z

sentimental engagement photo of a couple surrounded by wedding advice written with sidewalk chalk

Because I know this sweet bride so well, I was able to take these sweet sentimental engagement photos outside her house in Nashville, TN. Let’s have storytime, shall we? We all remember how 2020 caused the world to shut down. As most of us were quarantined and worked from home, we started to feel isolated. […]

Documentary, Spotlight

April 28, 2022

Interview with Cello by Austin

Cello by Austin plays during a wedding ceremony at Osage House.

I recently got to interview my new buddy Austin from Cello by Austin about all things weddings. He’s such a great dude and had a lot of interesting things to share! I hope you give this a watch! Also, if you’re looking for music for your wedding ceremony, I 100% recommend Cello by Austin (check […]

Documentary

March 9, 2022

Senior Living Apartment at Vitalia / Cribs Episode

Resident at a Vitalia Senior Living Apartment sits in her chair to write in her journal

One of the really fun projects I’ve been working on recently is a film project. Remember MTV Cribs? Well, I thought it would be fun to do a Cribs type episode for a Vitalia Senior Living Apartment. I picked my friend Lois, who lives at Vitalia Montrose (remember my other post about her?) and of […]

Documentary

March 5, 2022

Recreating TikTok Photoshoots, pt3

Recreating TikTok Photoshoots of a honeycomb drizzler

I’m Recreating TikTok Photoshoots because I want to see how easy it actually is. You know, the photographers on TikTok make it look so easy to capture these gorgeous product photoshoots. As a photographer, I watch and think “Oh, I can do that! No problem!” And then I think, well, what if they are skipping […]

Documentary

March 4, 2022

Recreating TikTok Photoshoots, pt2

I’m Recreating TikTok Photoshoots because I want to see how easy it actually is. You know, the photographers on TikTok make it look so easy to capture these gorgeous product photoshoots. As a photographer, I watch and think “Oh, I can do that! No problem!” And then I think, well, what if they are skipping […]

Documentary

February 24, 2022

Recreating TikTok Photoshoots, pt1

Recreating TikTok Photoshoots of a Neutrogena product

I’m Recreating TikTok Photoshoots because I want to see how easy it actually is. You know, the photographers on TikTok make it look so easy to capture these gorgeous product photoshoots. As a photographer, I watch and think “Oh, I can do that! No problem!” And then I think, well, what if they are skipping […]

Documentary

February 18, 2022

Vitalia Montrose Senior Living: My Friend Lois

Vitalia Montrose Senior Living resident Lois, photographed in black and white by Benfield Photography

Feature from Vitalia Montrose Senior Living I posted a story about Henry recently from Vitalia Montrose Senior Living who wakes up early every Wednesday morning to bake breads for his community. Today I’m sharing another story from Vitalia Montrose about a darling resident named Lois. Lois and I hit it off immediately. And by immediately […]

Documentary

January 27, 2022

My Friend the Baker

Hey everybody! As some of you know, I often shoot for a company my college friend, Amanda, runs called Arrow Senior Living. They manage around 30 senior living communities and I get to go inside the communities to meet and photograph the senior residents. It’s a job I didn’t realize how much I would love, […]