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Hey everybody! I couldn’t be more obsessed with this engagement session at El Matador Beach near Los Angeles. I’ve been shooting a lot on the west coast lately and continue to be amazed at the incredible landscapes and light Los Angeles has to offer.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my Fayetteville locations (and Little…

Hey everybody! I’m doing a giveaway for a FREE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT! WOOT WOOT! If you got engaged this month, enter by 1) following me on instagram @dalebenfield so that you can 2) shoot me a pic of your proposal and then 3) email me dalebenfield@gmail.com That’s it!  Easy!  I’ll be picking the winners at the first…

Hey everybody! Voting is live and you can vote each day until it ends January 1st! Today I’m featuring the Best Engagement Images of 2016… check ’em out!  and vote at www.benfieldphotography.net Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! Recently I hosted an engagement shoot giveaway on my instagram (you should follow me – I wanna do another one because it was so much fun! instagram.com/dalebenfield) This contest’s winner is Melissa Lowry!  Congratulations you two! What a sweet moment! Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! Traveling is one of my favorite things, especially if I can find time on the road to shoot portraits. My recent trip to Chicago resulted in some very cool, very urban engagement portraits for Megan and Michael. I met them at Trump tower, where their wedding will be held next year (excited for…

Hey everybody! When my engagement couples email me before the shoot and ask for a good nature or rustic location, I have a so many great ones to choose from, but this location has been one of my favorites for a long time. It has a huge white barn and lots of tall grass, making…

Hey everybody! I shared a little teaser from the session recently but y’all… I kept hidden the coolest part: we also shot some at the county fair! Tori had the idea months ago and of course I was all about the concept of shooting engagements at the fair! Here are my favorites from the session……

Hey everybody! Y’all… I love my place downtown because it opens my eyes to shooting locations like this. I have more from this Fayetteville engagement portrait session soon, but for now… look at this darling couple. Which is the better view? Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! When I first sat down to lunch with Simone about her wedding, I didn’t know what was about to come out of her mouth. The conversation quickly evolved from wonder to excitement, as she let me know that 1) she was getting married in Brazil, 2) she loved my photography, and 3) she…

Hey everybody! I had to share one more post because there are so many great shots of these two. Our Fayetteville engagement session (thanks for driving from Jonesboro, M+C!) was so fun! The weather was great (it was supposed to thunderstorm all day!) and it made the shoot go perfectly.  Check out some more… Talk…

Hey everybody! Macy and Caleb are planning a sentimental wedding at Big Cedar this NYE and I couldn’t be more excited after meeting them this week! They are fun and so cute together! I love her style (and I can’t wait to see what wedding dress she chooses!). Have a look at a few of…

Hey everybody! I just shot this engagement session for Macy and Caleb, but I couldn’t wait to share one. They are such a sweet and laugh-y couple, and I was able to capture some pretty darling images during their engagement session. I happen to love this image because of it’s cool crop, and the fact…

Hey everybody! I recently got to meet up with two huge college football fans for their engagement portraits.  Austin is in the armed forces, so we got to incorporate that as well. Here are a few of my favorites from their session… Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! Well, I have more… because this couple is so precious. And this location is everything. Lake Village = dream. Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! I love Lake Village. It’s seriously so beautiful out there, and this couple just adds to the picturesque-ness… is that a word? It was a beautiful day for shooting and I had so much fun getting to know these two… and CAN’T WAIT for their wedding! Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! I’ve got another set of images from Marisa and Shawn’s engagement in Fayetteville. They were really fun to work with and I just know their Detroit wedding is going to be even more fun! Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! You know it’s going to be a fun shoot and a fun couple if we stop halfway through to grab a shot (not a photo shot… a Jameson shot… haha!) Marisa and Shawn truly were so fun and easy to photograph. She started teasing him about his fake smile and all of a…

Hey everybody! As promised, I have to do another post of this engagement session. Elly and Philip brought their sweet June to the photo shoot for a few and she was so well behaved. Here are some more of my favorites! Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! When I say that Elly is a sweet soul, I don’t want that to sound watered down. She is seriously the nicest, gentlest person I’ve met in years. She has a sweet demeanor and the way she and Philip interact is completely precious. Their Feb 2017 wedding is going to be one of…

Hey everybody! I spent Sunday driving back and forth to Little Rock – a fun 6 hours in the car, along with a well-timed and planned shoot, resulted in these sweet engagement portraits of Aly and Andrew. The weather, while cold, was pretty nice considering it rained in LR and snowed here in Fayetteville on…

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