Luxury Wedding, Weddings

September 14, 2022

The Wedding Photos You’ll Want Most in 5 Years

late father with his bride daughter in her wedding day.

Today’s post has weighed heavy on my heart. Over the past few weeks some of my dear couples have lost loved ones. If you think the wedding is just about the bride and groom, you might be wrong. While the sacriment is important, it’s also about the relationships of the guests: the family and friends. […]


September 5, 2022

My NYC Portraits, By Ellie

We weren’t in the big apple to shoot my NYC Portraits, but that’s exactly what we did. Ellie has grown up with a camera pointed at her. She knows light and she knows angles. She has also shot some of her own photography over the years. While these are, obviously, her first NYC Portraits, she […]

Engagements, Luxury Wedding, Weddings

September 2, 2022

Happy Wedding Day Amanda Stanton and Michael Fogel

Amanda Stanton's engagement photos to Michael Fogel in Aspen Colorado

This weekend is Michael Fogel and Amanda Stanton’s wedding day! Amanda is going to be the most stunning bride. I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous details and sweet moments for her California wedding. Previously, I was Amanda’s wedding photographer. However, because she had to move her wedding date (and location) from Aspen in […]

Luxury Wedding, Wedding Planning, Weddings

August 29, 2022

How to Make a Wedding Day Timeline

Bridal Jumpsuits and Short Dresses at Wedding Receptions are a fun new wedding trend for 2022 as shown by this bride in her short white dress leading her groom.

What is included in a wedding day itinerary? If you’re currently planning a wedding, you might be wondering how to create the perfect wedding day timeline. I’m here to help you! I create a wedding day agenda for each and every one of my wedding couples. As a luxury wedding photographer, it’s important to be […]


August 23, 2022

More High School Dance Team Photos for the JHS Pom

In addition to Ellie’s formal high school dance team photos I posted about yesterday, we also took some fun and colorful photos of the team. Ellie had the team vote on what type of look they wanted to create for photos of them not in their uniforms, and the decision was unanimous. They all voted […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

August 8, 2022

Inn at Carnall Hall Wedding: Venue Spotlight

first dance outside at Carnall Hall

One of my all-time favorite NWA wedding locations is the Inn at Carnall Hall Wedding venue. Today, I want to shine a little spotlight on them. If you’re planning a wedding in northwest Arkansas, be sure to give them a look. Located on the University of Arkansas campus, the Inn at Carnall Hall is so […]


August 6, 2022

Sunset Wedding Portraits by Joplin Wedding Photographer + Love Notes

Joplin wedding portraits during golden hour sunset for their Roxy and Amalie wedding in downtown Joplin.

You might remember that I started my career as a Joplin Wedding Photographer. Weddings in Joplin have evolved over the past 20 years, and I’m happy they have progressed to where they are currently. Part of it is there are cool Joplin wedding venues. Another part is that couples realize the importance of epic wedding […]


August 5, 2022

Wedding Reception at The Roxy in Joplin for Josh and Sarah

wedding reception at The Roxy with lots of feet dancing on the dancefloor with red light from the dj booth.

This wedding reception at The Roxy in Joplin was one heck of a party. First off, they had special musical guests Randall Shreve make the trip from Northwest Arkansas to play during cocktail hour at The Amalie in Joplin. He also played a beautiful song for the bride and groom’s first dance to kick off […]


August 4, 2022

Wedding at The Amalie in Joplin for Josh and Sarah

first look moment during wedding at Roxy in Joplin

Yesterday’s blogpost was just a wedding tease, but today I get to share this Wedding at The Amalie in Joplin with you. Sarah and Josh chose one of the best wedding venues in Joplin for their wedding: The Amalie. The space is centrally located, lots of amenities, and is a really nice blank canvas to […]

Destination Wedding, Luxury Wedding, Weddings

July 30, 2022

L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding at Golden Hour / NWA Destination Wedding Photographer

L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding at golden hour with the bride and groom touching foreheads

This Southern California L’Auberge Del Mar destination wedding will go down in history as of one of my all-time favorites. Not only is the San Diego wedding venue named one of the top 3 hotels in Southern California (and rightfully so), but the couple is so kind. In fact, Maggie and Kevin are one of […]


July 29, 2022

Kindred North Wedding Photos; NW Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Kindred North wedding photos of a bride and her bridesmaids sitting on a bed in their white robes on the wedding day morning.

You are going to love these Kindred North Wedding Photos if you love bright and airy wedding photos. Jessica and Chris had a wedding style that perfectly complemented the Kindred North wedding vibes, and in photos, it shows! Just look at this image of the bride and her bridesmaids sitting on the bed in their […]

Luxury Wedding, Weddings

July 26, 2022

Luxury Crystal Bridges Wedding for Heather and Chris; Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Luxury Crystal Bridges wedding setup with long tables decorated with green plants and golden charger plates.

This Crystal Bridges Wedding and Reception is going to make your jaw drop and your heart melt. There are really beautiful wedding details. But more importantly, I witness and photographed so many sentimental wedding moments I’m excited for you to see. First, let’s set the scene for this luxurious Crystal Bridges wedding + reception. The […]

For Fun, Weddings

July 20, 2022

Top 5 Wedding Movies of All Time

Top 5 Wedding Movies of All Time includes Rachel McAdams laughing at night in About Time

This blog is kind of like a wedding blog, so I thought today we could discuss the Top 5 Wedding Movies of All Time. I know… so controversial, right? 😉 I’m a huge Hallmark fan, and while I’d love to include all my favorite wedding-related Hallmark movies into the mix, I think we need to […]

Luxury Wedding, SuperFeatured, Weddings

July 13, 2022

The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue: DFW Venue feature

couple laughing outside The Hillside Estate Wedding venue in DFW. The bride's veil is blowing in the wind and you can see the estate behind them.

Today I want to share all about The Hillside Estate Wedding Venue in the DFW area. Almost every month, I find myself in some new city in the world photographing a wedding. You could say I’ve nearly seen it all. I’ve photographed upscale destination weddings, private estate weddings, private villa wedding in Italy, weddings on […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

July 10, 2022

Beautiful Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements with Real Wedding Details

Osage House Wedding Details in a flatlay with invitation, rings, flowers, and shoes

Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements are a great way to show off your wedding details all in one beautiful image. I happen to love this trend in wedding photography. Remember ring photos? The Wedding Flat Lay Arrangements photo is like a ring photo on steriods. Flat lays are a great way to set the tone for […]

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 […]


July 1, 2022

Kindred North Wedding Portraits by NWA Wedding Photographer Benfield Photography

bride and groom portraits from their wedding at Kindred North by NWA Wedding Photography Benfield Photography out in the woods surrounding the centerton wedding venue.

I’ve been so excited to finally share these Kindred North Wedding portraits with y’all! Like I told you in the “wedding at Kindred North” post, Hannah and Derek were so laid back on the wedding day. That also came across in their wedding portraits. Also, because Hannah and Derek are so affectionate, their portraits look […]


June 30, 2022

Wedding at Kindred North by NWA Wedding Photographer Benfield Photography

bride and groom portraits from their wedding at Kindred North by NWA Wedding Photography Benfield Photography out in the woods surrounding the centerton wedding venue.

Hannah and Derek’s Wedding at Kindred North was one of the most laid-back and relaxed weddings I have ever photographed. Surely, that was attributed to 1) great planning and 2) a chill bride and groom. After more than 800 days since their original wedding date (thanks to covid), their wedding was rescheduled and relocated to […]


June 29, 2022

Luxury Kindred North Wedding Details

luxury wedding details for Kindred North wedding, including Blakeman's Fine Jewelry ring and earrings, chanel no 5 perfume, and greenery.

Hannah and Derek incorporated so many Luxury Kindred North Wedding Details into their wedding day. As I set the scene for their wedding at Kindred North and Kindred North wedding portraits, I wanted to give y’all the full view and all the little details that made up the entire day. Hannah and Derek used color […]

Luxury Wedding, Weddings

June 25, 2022

Wedding at The Sagamore for Cristina and Pat

Wedding at The Sagamore showcasing the bride and groom on the 3rd floor balcony on Lake George.

Yesterday I showed the swoon-worthy Sagamore wedding details, and today I am sharing the actual Wedding at The Sagamore. It was a lovely day, which was unexpected. What I mean by that is the weather forecast called for 90% chance of thunderstorms at The Sagamore. Not just rain or showers… thunderstorms. I was sweating a […]