Luxury Wedding, Travel

July 28, 2022

Luxury Destination Wedding in Rome Italy

Today I’m sharing a Luxury Destination Wedding in Rome Italy I photographed. Over the past ten years, I’ve become primarily a destination wedding photographer in NW Arkansas. I am thankful I get to travel to places like California, Texas, NY, and Colorado for weddings. But I also have a reputation as a breathtaking international destination […]

For Fun, Personal, Travel, Weddings

July 6, 2022

Wedding Pictures at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun

wedding pictures at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun of a flower girl dressed in white.

This blog post details Scout’s pretend Wedding Pictures at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun, as she coined herself. This girl just breaks my heart sometimes. On our last night of family vacation at the Cancun at the Ritz-Carlton, we put Scout in a white dress for our evening festivities. I told her how pretty she looked and […]

Family and Children, Personal, Travel

July 5, 2022

Family Pictures at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Beach family pictures at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun of a dad and daughter walking along the beach.

When I was thinking about getting family pictures at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, we decided it would be best if we just took them ourselves. While the on-site photographers offered photo sessions for families, they lost my business when I saw what times they shoot. Currently, in Cancun, the sun sets around 7:30 pm, It […]

Family and Children, Travel

July 4, 2022

Cancun Family Photographer (for Ty + Scout)

cancun family photographer image of a mother and young daughter at sunset on a balcony at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun

While the Benfields are vacationing at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, I thought I’d play pretend to be a Cancun Family Photographer with Ty and Scout. While I’ve posted a ton of images as a wedding photographer in Cancun, it’s probably not feasible to fly me to Cancun for a family session. However, because I’m in […]

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 […]

Engagements, Fine Art, Travel

June 16, 2022

Engagement Portraits in Malibu for Derek and Hannah

Engagement Portraits in Malibu at sunset with couple kissing

Tomorrow is Hannah and Derek’s wedding day so I wanted to post a few of their Engagement Portraits in Malibu we photographed. We actually photographed these before Covid was even a thing. Can you believe that? We were supposed to photograph Hannah and Derek’s wedding in Santa Barbara in March 2020 but we all know […]

Travel, Weddings

March 24, 2022

Vintage Court Wedding Portraits During Golden Hour

Bride and groom wedding portraits during golden hour at Vintage Court in Covington LA

Vintage Court Wedding Portraits During Golden Hour Here is a recipe for incredible Vintage Court Wedding Portraits: 1) have a gorgeous couple who loves to laugh with one another; 2) take them outside during golden hour; 3) insert incredible southern scenery into the mix. Here is what you get: For these Vintage Court Wedding Portraits… […]

Travel, Weddings

March 23, 2022

Vintage Court Real Wedding of Lindsey and Andrew

A serene moment between the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony under a huge tree during their Southern wedding outdoors in Covington LA

Vintage Court Real Wedding of Lindsey and Andrew Today I get to share the beautiful… the lovely… the dreamy Vintage Court Real Wedding for Lindsey and Andrew! If you’re looking for the Vintage Court Wedding Details post I did yesterday, you’re just a click away. Spoiler alert: they details are just as dreamy. Lindsey and […]

Travel, Weddings

March 22, 2022

Vintage Court Wedding Details: Lindsey and Andrew

Vintage Court Wedding Details of the outside of the Southern Wedding Plantation

Today I am setting the scene for Lindsey’s Vintage Court Wedding Details. Excitedly, I’m sharing her Vintage Court wedding venue details, wedding floral details, and the loveliest wedding shoes and cake. As you take in these details, let your heart get in the right space to feel the southern charm and elegance of this Southern […]

Travel, Weddings

March 21, 2022

Rehearsal Dinner at Annadele’s in Covington LA

Rehearsal Dinner at Annadele's in Covington LA of bride and groom outside near cherry blossom

Rehearsal Dinner at Annadele’s in Covington LA Tyler, Scout, and I got invited to Lindsey and Andrew’s Rehearsal Dinner at Annadele’s in Covington LA. Of course we wanted to go so we could help celebrate the couple. Andrew asked me to come to enjoy and eat (aka: not work). However, I had to snap a […]

Personal, Travel

March 18, 2022

Hi from this New Orleans Wedding Photographer!

Hi from this New Orleans Wedding Photographer! This weekend I’m photographing my 3rd Big Easy wedding (Big Easy is a nickname for New Orleans). It’s nice to be back in the deep south. This is Tyler’s first time back in NOLA since Hurricane Katrina, so of course this is Scout’s first time to the area. […]


February 11, 2022

Photographer for Paris Vacation: Lindsey and Mark

Currently adding to resume: Photographer for Paris Vacation. Ten years ago, I photographed Lindsey and Mark‘s wedding in Fayetteville. Lindsey and I have been friends since the beginning of time; well, at least since I moved to Arkansas in 2006. She is a fellow Missourian who calls Northwest Arkansas home. She also opened Tesori Bridal […]

Personal, Travel

January 26, 2022

Hola from Mexico!

Months ago Tyler booked us a trip to see one of our favorite bands, the Avett Brothers, at the beach in Mexico. I remember being so excited, imagining warm weather and sand between my toes in the midst of winter. What’s more, she booked us at the adults only resort, meaning it was an “us” […]

Travel, Weddings

July 6, 2013

Southern Wedding Portraits of Mallory and Jake – the Encore!

Southern Wedding Portraits of Mallory and Jake More more more! I can’t get enough of Mallory and Jake, and their beautiful Southern Wedding Portraits! Here we go with an encore presentation of our fabulous couple, gorgeous light, and the amazing South! I’m so thankful for incredible clients like Mallory. She is kind and giving, has […]

Travel, Weddings

July 6, 2013

Mallory and Jake’s Monroe, LA, Wedding

Mallory and Jake’s Monroe, LA, Wedding Hey everybody! I love a good sweet Southern Monroe, LA, Wedding! Mallory and Jake are sweet, and their Southern wedding was so charming and filled with heartfelt moments.  Weddings like this never get old to me, and I am very thankful for brides like Mallory and grooms like Jake. […]

Travel, Weddings

July 4, 2013

Southern Wedding Portraits at the Bayou with Mallory and Jake

Hey everybody! Here we go! Mallory told us she was up for anything for her wedding portraits, so we did a couple different locations. My favorite (because I can’t get it where I’m from) are the portraits at the Bayou in Monroe, Louisiana. Just incredible!! This was at her ceremony location – dreamy! Hey, there’s […]

Travel, Weddings

July 4, 2013

Mallory’s Southern Bridals in Monroe, LA

Southern bride posing in her dainty wedding dress made from her mother's wedding dress at her wedding in Monroe Louisiana

Hey everybody! I can’t wait to show you everything from Mallory’s gorgeous southern wedding! We love photographing in the South, so shooting some bridal portraits of Mallory was easy, gorgeous, and fun! Have a look! More from this Southern Wedding tomorrow!! Talk to you soon, Dale