Model Portraits, Senior Portraits

September 19, 2022

Bentonville Senior Pictures for Taegen

Bentonville Senior Pictures location ideas include the ivy wall at the Cutting Room theatre near a tyedye wall

Our next installment of Taegan’s Bentonville senior pictures take place at the most unlikely of places: A movie theatre. There is a really cool theatre in downtown Bentonville (think: a modern architecture version of Alamo Drafthouse) that had 4 different background textures to use for senior photos. Since I hadn’t shot at this venue before, […]

Model Portraits, Senior Portraits

September 18, 2022

Senior Pictures at a Vinyl Store for Ellie

artsy senior pictures in a vinyl store for our redhead senior surrounded by old records

Ellie’s Senior Picture Ideas are the BEST Our next contribution to the NYC senior portraits series are senior pictures at a vinyl store. This was all Ellie’s idea, but as soon as I heard it I was completely on board. My love for vinyl goes back to my childhood, as it was what we listened […]

Model Portraits, Senior Portraits

September 13, 2022

Taegan’s Senior Portraits in NWA

Senior portraits in NWA in a field of yellow flowers for a high school senior

Taegan isn’t from Northwest Arkansas, but that didn’t deter her from getting her senior portraits in NWA. She wanted something different than her friends from Joplin High School, so she and her family made the short drive to the Natural State for gorgeous senior pictures. Today I’m going to share some of my favorites from […]

Bridal Portraits, Model Portraits

September 10, 2022

Scouting: The Importance of Finding New Photo Locations

Scouting new photo locations for Mercedes' shoot led us to this dirt road with mountains behind the model at sunset.

Finding new photo locations is often the last thing a photographer has time to do. Most photographers (particularly those in their first couple years of business) are so busy trying to figure out how to run a successful business that spending time with chores that don’t directly impact sales is often overlooked. For example, a […]

Model Portraits

August 14, 2022

Lauren’s Modeling Photo Shoot

modeling photo shoot of Lauren in Fayetteville Arkanas at night with string lights

It’s been a minute since I photographed this Modeling Photo Shoot of Lauren. However, I realized I never blogged them. The shoot is so good and she is such a talented model, that I felt I had to share this Modeling Photo Shoot. We wanted to play around in front of the camera and shoot […]

Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

July 19, 2022

Modeling Portfolio Photos in NW Arkansas for Alex

Sexy model with dark hair dresses in a short dress lying down on stair for a NW Arkansas model photographer.

I’ve previously shared Modeling Portfolio Photos in NW Arkansas of my friend Alex, but realized I had a bunch you haven’t seen! We shot these photos after Alex was signed to a modeling agency (YAY, but hard work!) and needed some fresh images for her portfolio. The agency gave some requests (typical) that we used […]

Model Portraits, Personal, Travel

July 3, 2022

Surprise Vacation to the Ritz-Carlton

tyler benfield posing in a white dress in front of a white backdrop for her surprise vacation to the ritz-carlton cancun

If anyone in the world deserves a surprise vacation, it’s my wife. There are at least 48 reasons why this woman needs one, but to respect your time I’ll give you the top 5. Top 5 Reasons Tyler Deserves a Surprise Vacation 5) She curates the most incredible experiences for our family. 4) She rocks […]

Model Portraits

April 22, 2022

Model Portfolio Shoot for Alex

nwa model photo shoot with dark hair model lying down on a staircase

After our last shoot, Alex and I became in need Model Portfolio Shoot. That’s exciting news because what I’m saying is that after our last shoot, Alex was signed by a modeling agency! If you don’t remember our last shoot, I included the link at the bottom of this blog post. Why We Needed a […]

Boudoir, Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

April 20, 2022

Denim Photo Session: Return of Carmen

Gorgeous black female model posing with an open denim shirt showing side boob looking seductively at the camera

We are back again with more from that gorgeous supermodel dancer, and our personal friend, Carmen, this time in her Denim Photo Session. I recently blogged about Carmen’s supermodel photoshoot in her self-made sweater look. Carmen and I met through my wife, Tyler, as the two went to school together. They both were in the […]

Boudoir, Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits, Secret Sessions

March 27, 2022

Model Photoshoot with Sexy Red and Blue Lights: Lighting Fun with Alex

Sexy young model poses in mixed red and blue lights looking seductively at the camera for a boudoir shoot by Benfield Photography

Model Photoshoot with Sexy Red and Blue Lights: Lighting Fun with Alex I had so much fun on this Photoshoot with Sexy Red and Blue Lights. Yes, lighting can be sexy! Don’t you think? Alex and I have recently been working together on a few projects (she works for Bloom Events and Design) and also […]

Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

March 19, 2022

Carmen’s Supermodel Photographer Shoot

Supermodel Photographer model shoot of black model wearing a loose sweater and no bra laughing hard

I never thought of myself as a Supermodel Photographer, but after the shoots I have been doing recently, I am definitely going to reconsider. It helps that I married a supermodel, duh. But it also helps that the very same wife introduced me to her OU college friend, Carmen. Return of the Ballerina Bride… You […]

For Fun, For Photographers, Model Portraits

March 17, 2022

Editing Before and After: Two Looks

Editing before and after image of sexy black model wearing no bra and denim shirt

I love editing before and after photos. Most photographers don’t love editing. It’s the “drudgery work” that often lacks sexiness. It’s busywork. But not for me! I find it so fascinating that I can change the look and feel and vibe of an image by playing around with the photo’s raw settings. I’m very curious […]

Boudoir, For Fun, Model Portraits, Personal

March 16, 2022

Curl Crush on Tyler

Curl Crush image of wife with curls in her hair with a bra on and an open denim shirt

I’ve got a curl crush, y’all. Today is “Curl Crush Day” which I didn’t know was a real thing. Tyler recently got her hair done by the fabulous Kelly Stuckey and I’m not kidding you… we did a photo shoot that very afternoon. I’m obsessed. With the girl, and with her hair. Check out a […]

For Fun, For Photographers, Model Portraits

March 14, 2022

When Will I Use Math in Photography?

Will I Use Math in Photography to capture milky waterfalls? yes! Here is an example of my wife standing at the foot of a waterfall showing motion in the water using a slow shutter speed.

International Day of Mathematics When Will I Use Math in Photography: kids often wonder if they are going to use math in their career. No doubt, I’ve never used Base 8 mathematics (remember that?!), but I’ve used just about every other bit of mathematics in my photography career. That’s right… I use math in photography. […]

Boudoir, Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

March 12, 2022

Model Photo Shoot Photographer in NWA: Kristen, pt 2

Model Photo Shoot of sexy blonde with hair blowing in the wind as she wears no bra and only a black suit jacket.

Yes I’m a wedding photographer, but did you know I’m also a Model Photo Shoot Photographer here in NWA? Yep! I have been photographing models for years and absolutely love making models feel and look their best. Often, either during the shoot or as we wrap the model tells me how easy it was and […]

Boudoir, headshots, Model Portraits, Personal, Secret Sessions

March 6, 2022

Sexy Headshots of My Wife

sexy headshot of wife wearing husbands white button down shirt biting her finger

There was no specific reason to photograph these Sexy Headshots of My Wife, Tyler, but that didn’t stop me. I’ve been playing around with my style recently, as I tend to do every few years. While avoiding being trendy, I am constantly evolving as a photographer and artist. I read fashion magazines and wedding magazines, […]

Branding Photography, Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

March 3, 2022

Tia Booth + Brumate Photo Shoot

Tia Booth + Brumate shoot posing with a jacket from Alexis and Bolt

Hey friends… today I’m digging into the vault to share this Tia Booth + Brumate photoshoot! I teamed up with the Bachelor star Tia to shoot some shots she used to promote Brumate. Brumate and Tia have a fun bond (she even got to create her own signature line), and both social media accounts posted […]

Fashion / Blogger, Model Portraits

February 28, 2022

NWA Model Photographer: Kristen’s Shoot

NWA Model Photographer captured black and white of model wearing only a suit jacket (nude underneath)

If you’re lookfing for a NWA Model Photographer “near me” then check these out! Warning, some of these might not be super safe for work (NSFW) unless of course you work from home (WFH). Kristen reached out to me after our last headshot session to say she was interested in modeling. Sculp Agency had reached […]

Model Portraits

February 25, 2022

New Photo Editing Style: Sneak Peek

NWA Model wearing only a loose sweater off the shoulder (wearing no pants)

Hey friends! I’ve been working a lot lately on all the little things. Little tweaks to the website, to social media, and now… little tweaks to my editing style. I’m interested to hear what you think about it. Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of a shoot I did of Kristen recently with my new […]