Family and Children, Personal

June 23, 2022

Praying for Scottie Teague

Scottie Teague and her family in the nursery.

Tonight I’m praying for Scottie Teague. If you could take a peek into my life right now, you would see that I am scrambling to get out the door by 7:30pm to drive to Columbia MO for a shoot tomorrow. We had one of those days in the Benfield household where the kids were absolutely…

Family and Children, Personal

June 6, 2022

Mom and Daughter Photo Shoot of Ty + Scout

mom and daughter photo shoot in a white studio with a kids burberry outfit and a mom in black and white clothes.

Ty and Scout have a really special bond, so I thought it would be fun to do a mom and daughter photo shoot with them. Scout spends most of each day with Tyler. Whether it be lounging around the house, playing out in the backyard, or a trip to The Little Gym or Target, these…

Family and Children, For Photographers

May 28, 2022

The Best Advice to Photograph Your Own Kids

The Best Advice to Photograph Your Own Kids, shown by this toddler girl in burberry romper and gucci sunglasses

Yesterday I received the Best Advice to Photograph Your Own Kids. I was in my buddy’s photo studio in Albany NY getting ready for two weddings this weekend. I brought my camera to the studio, and Scout was sporting a new kids’ Burberry outfit. We took her into the natural light studio to shoot a…

Family and Children

February 8, 2022

Fine Art Family Portraits for the Northey Family

black and white fine art family portraits

My latest Fine Art Family Portraits Session is of the Northey family. I’ve gotten to know this family over the past year through photoshoots – they are a very photogenic family! For this session, I went to their house with my portable studio. We were able to capture some really great shots of both parents…

Family and Children

February 6, 2022

In-Home Lifestyle Family Portraits

In Home Lifestyle Family Portraits

Today’s post contains both inspiration and an announcement regarding In-Home Lifestyle Family Portraits. First off, the announcement: I’m currently taking a few spots in March for these In-Home Lifestyle Family Portrait sessions, which you can book here. I come to you, spend some time creating fun and beautiful images based on a fun concept we…

Family and Children

January 29, 2022

Black and White Fine Art Family Portraits for the Washington Family

Black and White Fine Art Child Portraits

Today I get to share Black and White Fine Art Family Portraits of the Washington family. I remember leaving this shoot feeling so happy, not just because the photos went perfectly but because they were all so jolly! I also enjoyed how lovely the two younger girls posed for me. Getting kids to warm up…

Family and Children

January 24, 2022

Melissa’s Family Lifestyle Photo Session in D.C.

Family Lifestyle Photo Session with the toddler crawling through a tunnel

During my recent trip to the D.C. area, I had the pleasure of photographing Melissa’s Family Lifestyle Photo Session in their home. Melissa reached out to me on Instagram after I posted a travel notice to the D.C. area. She wanted to book a session. As we planned the shoot, we knew the weather would…

Family and Children

November 20, 2021

Fine Art Family Portraits for the Brown Family

blonde kid photographed in black and white in front of a black background

Fine Art Family Portraits I always know I have a great photograph when I feel internally that I wish I had that image of my own family, which is exactly what I felt with I photographed these of Chelsea and Tyler’s family recently. If you’ve followed the blog for some time, this family is no…

Family and Children

April 2, 2021

Sharing a New Mom’s Love Story Through Pictures: Teague Family Portraits

I’ve been photographing Scottie James’ mom since before she was a mom. Having an overlapping circle of friends and work colleagues, Brittany and I go way back! Let me just say: watching a friend become an incredible mother is one of the most beautiful things in this world. And Brittany is, without a doubt, an…

Family and Children, Personal

October 26, 2020

Fall Baby Photos of Scout Lucille

Fall Baby Photos might be my new favorite. Showing up an hour early to a photo shoot has its advantages. Tyler, Scout, and I decided to make the most of our time during a recent senior portrait session. Our senior portrait client, who lives in Oklahoma, wanted to shoot at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Northwest…

Family and Children

December 31, 2019

Best Family Portrait and Baby Portrait Nominees: 11th Benny Awards

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…

Family and Children

December 2, 2019

Christmas Card Photo Shoot for Cameron and Beau

Christmas Card Photo Shoot with dogs

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…

Family and Children

October 17, 2019

Family Pictures with a “little” Announcement

couple announces pregnancy to family with sonogram picture

It was an exciting weekend for Naty’s family – everybody was in town for the first time in a couple years, and her sister had a little announcement… I was honored to be a part of this celebration, and also honored to be trusted with such an important shoot. I also had the fun opportunity…

Family and Children, Uncategorized

July 11, 2019

Jace’s Newborn Portraits

A few times a year, I have the unique privilege of photographing a sweet newborn baby – they’re the best! They smell good, they’re soft and squishy and warm, and they just melt your little heart. Kelsey and Jacob recently had me come to Tulsa to photograph their precious little boy Jace, and I tell…