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December 17, 2018

Benfield Photography named Best by The Knot!

Hey everybody! I’m SO honored to be chosen by The Knot as best wedding photographer for Arkansas.  What’s great about this is that my clients are the ones who get me the award, as it’s based on number of positive reviews! I love my clients, and I am humbled by some of the things they’ve […]

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August 8, 2018

Wedding at Ravington of Paige and Kolby

Hey everybody! Let me just say that when I typically encounter a Friday wedding that starts earlier in the day… it doesn’t typically end the way this did. The Ravington is a gorgeous wedding venue in Bentonville (ok, so technically it’s in Centerton, let me be clear). I remember taking the hardhat tour of this […]

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July 24, 2018

Teen Birthday Pictures in NWA of Ellie B

Hey everybody! It pains me, and yet gives me the most pride, to say that Saturday was Ellie’s 14th birthday.  And what better way to celebrate her than by shooting birthday pictures!  She picked out some outfits and we’ve chosen a couple new locations in Bentonville for portraits. Yesterday we also photographed at Uptown in […]

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May 7, 2018

Abby Hile Vogue Bridal Portraits

Hey everybody! I have a freaking GORGEOUS bridal portrait session for you today! Abby wanted something a little VOGUE-inspired for bridal pictures, and she absolutely slayyyed this session. Have a peek at a few of my favorite bridal portraits… Talk to you soon, Dale

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April 27, 2018

Fayetteville Engagement Portraits for Delaney and Alex

Hey everybody! Rarely do I photograph a couple that is equal parts adorable and sexy. They’re either oozing with cuteness, or a total smokeshow.  Delaney and Alex fit this bill literally 50/50. They made the trek up and over from Jonesboro for our engagement portraits in Fayetteville, and we made the most of what spring […]

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April 26, 2018

Southern Elegant Wedding for Anna and Thomas

Hey everybody! I have been SO excited to share this wedding with you! In all my years of shooting weddings… I’ve never seen such a before and after transformation than I witnessed as I pulled up to the family farm shop in McGehee, Arkansas.  Shawna and her team at Young Designs took a blank canvas […]

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April 18, 2018

Newborn Portraits for Cruz

Hey everybody! Brooke and Ryan are already the coolest parents on the block.  That came as no surprise to me… they’re easily two of my coolest friends!  Cruz was born just over a month ago and I recently got to go see his room and meet the little dude… and man is he handsome!  I […]

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April 17, 2018

Ballroom at I Street Wedding for Bethany + Chase

Hey everybody! One of my very favorite new wedding venues in NWA over the past couple years has been the GORGEOUS Ballroom at I Street in Bentonville. The staff there is wonderful, the chandeliers are breathtaking, and I love the updates they’ve made to the outdoor area. I was so happy when Bethany and Chase […]

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April 14, 2018

Helen Strickland’s Fashion Fitness Portraits

Hey everybody! Northwest Arkansas is killing it with all this fashion! Recently I got to sit down with my friend Helen Strickland over brunch and catch up after our fitness fashion shoot. Okay, so only part of it was fitness fashion… the rest was more like blogger style. That’s not important… what IS important is […]

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April 14, 2018

Southwind Hills Wedding of Tabrina and Andy

Hey everybody! When one of your high school best friends gets married, you’re thankful to be invited.  To be asked to be the one to photograph it so 1) all the world can see and 2) you can let them have a lifetime of memories captured… you’re straight up honored. That’s exactly how I felt […]

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April 13, 2018

Palm Springs Fashion Shoot for Impressions Boutique

Hey everybody! Shooting fashion photography has it’s challenges.  Balancing a quick turnaround with great quality is a tight-rope walk.  However, over the past few years, this has been the fastest growing area of my business, thanks to shooting some really rad bloggers and for my relationship with Shop Impressions Online Boutique.  A couple months ago […]

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April 13, 2018

Tree Farm Family Portraits for the Browns

Hey everybody! I couldn’t be more thankful for the Brown Family, or more in love with their sweet kiddos. I’ve photographed them multiple times a year for every year of their lives, and our last session was in one of the best locations I’ve ever shot family portraits: the Christmas Tree Farm in Pea Ridge. […]

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January 13, 2018

10th Annual Benny Awards are LIVE: VOTE NOW!

Hey everybody! I love hosting the Benny Awards so much!  This is my 10th year to celebrate my wedding couples by nominating my favorites in different categories and letting y’all vote on them – the winners receive real prizes, so you’re doing some real good!  Here are the nominees for one of the biggest categories: […]

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December 28, 2017

Elle Harper and Chase’s NYC Couple Portraits

Hey everybody! There is NOTHING more picturesque than a rooftop session-the lights, the skyline in the background-it’s just perfect. Elle Harper is so fantastic, and I can’t wait to go back to New York City! Here’s some of my favorite shots: Talk to you soon, Dale

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December 27, 2017

NYC Maternity Portraits in Central Park

Hey everybody! Celebrating a new life in New York-there aren’t words to express. This couple was so awesome to shoot, and can you really beat Central Park? They’re great, these pictures are great, and y’all are great. Take a look! Talk to you soon, Dale

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December 27, 2017

NYC Rooftop Christmas Card Portraits for Emily Gemma

Hey everybody! Emily is absolutely KILLING it with her family for this year’s edition of Christmas cards. What a beautiful family in a beautiful city. Christmas is so close! May your holidays be merry and bright, just like these pictures! Talk to you soon, Dale

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December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017: Guest Post by Ellie Benfield

Hi Daddy’s followers! One of my favorite Christmas sayings has always been: Jesus is the reason for the season. It’s sweet, it rhymes, and there is so much meaning behind it. December, to me, is the time for celebrating Jesus’ birthday, hanging out with family and appreciating all of the things we take for granted […]

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December 23, 2017

Graystone Quarry Wedding in Nashville for Kathleen and JD

Hey everybody! I was going to start this blog post about Kathleen’s wedding at the Graystone Quarry with a terrible pun: this wedding rocked. Haha, I decided against it… … … but did I? It really was an incredible day.  My brother and I arrived at noon and were so sweetly welcomed by the owner […]

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December 20, 2017

Emily Gemma Sweetest Thing Christmas Potpourri Shoot

Hey everybody! Christmas is almost upon us (yessss!!!), and I, for one, am so excited. I mean, is there anything in this world better than Christmas?! I’m a very sensory-driven person, so when Emily told me she wanted to do a shoot of her making potpourri with her husband, John, I was all in! You […]

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December 14, 2017

NYC Christmas Fashion Photo Shoot for Impressions Boutique

Hey everybody! I’m super super thankful that I’ve been able to team up with Impressions Online Boutique this year to create some killer images and shoot at some really fun locations.  Recently we teamed up to photograph the Impressions Christmas fashion collection. I’m really obsessed with how these turned out so I just had to […]