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Happy Pride Month! I have such a heart for gay couples, and I’m so thankful I live in a state that allows same-sex marriage. Growing up with family members who were gay, I learned early on the importance of unconditional love, especially in an area littered with close-minded people. I have always celebrated same sex…

Hi friends! Sneak peeks are so fun, amiright? I love surprising my clients with favorites from our session or our wedding. I finally got to experience that from a client’s perspective when Susie (our wedding photographer) sent us a teaser on Tuesday. I thought I’d take a minute and share 5 of my favorite moments…

When you book a wedding for New Year’s Eve in Kansas City, as a photographer you hope you’re going to photograph a huge party. Even if you’re not a photographer, you hope to have something fun to do when the clock strikes midnight to bring in the new year; but if you’re going to work,…

Hey everybody! If you know me, you know I love a good party. Ashleigh and Tanner sure know how to throw one! Their ceremony and reception at the Garden Room in Fayetteville was super fun – Boom Kinetic brought the energy with their performance. And it even rained! That didn’t stop everyone from having the…

Hey everybody! Being able to travel to photograph weddings is such an honor. Lauren brought me out to photographer her wedding in Jackson Hole this year and I seriously have never been so inspired by landscapes. I’d been to Jackson Hole to photograph a proposal once, but never a wedding. And never in Summer! If…

Hey everybody! Anna and Thomas’ wedding in McGehee showed me the biggest transformation I’ve ever seen.  Shawna at Young Designs created a masterpiece for the reception, and pulled off a last minute location switch to save a rainy situation. I’d argue that the new ceremony spot was so perfect and intimate. I love Anna and…

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…

Hey everybody! I’ve photographed weddings far and wide, from California to NYC to Italy, but don’t think you need to go to one of those places to have a jawdropping wedding.  Bentonville, and Northwest Arkansas, has a number of incredible wedding venues ranging from rustic to classic to elegant.  One of my favorite current elegant…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hey everybody! What do you think of when you imaging a wedding reception in an airplane hangar? Among other things, I imagined a bridal gown that was going to look black by then end of the night. But that was not the case with Meredith and Hunter’s Stuttgart wedding. Shawna Young and her team at…

Hey everybody! Wonderful wonderful. That’s how I want to describe Anna and Shelton’s wedding day at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm.  JLK weddings ran the day so smoothly, which let me be at ease to shoot the way I love to shoot: capturing special moments and beautiful portraits.  For the 500th-ish wedding in…

Hey everybody! I have the honor of sharing the first ever outdoor garden wedding at Integrity Hills at Big Cedar with you today! Lauren and Mike chose a beautiful day for an outdoor wedding, and the landscaping at Big Cedar Integrity Hills was nothing short of breathtaking. I already love shooting at Big Cedar (they…

Hey everybody! Here we go with this dream Italian wedding in Florence at Villa Le Piazzole – Just a warning, it’s a mega post.  There are just so many incredible moments and beautiful sites (like the most insane long table I’ve ever seen)… I just want to share it ALL with y’all! First up, if…

Hey everybody! I was going to combine blog posts for Emily and Ford’s wedding day, but there is just so much eye candy on their portraits that they are worthy of their own post. We shot at the Villa Le Piazzole in Florence. They have a vineyard (with delicious wine!) in addition to about a…

Hey everybody! What a dream wedding I recently got to photograph at Generations Riviera Maya in Mexico!  Susan and Josh were incredible hosts to their friends, family, and to me 🙂 My favorite thing about destination weddings is that I get to meet and spend time with the families involved throughout the wedding festivities.  Both…

Hey everybody! A gorgeous small chapel wedding followed by an intimate backyard dinner… it sounds pretty perfect to me!  St. Catherine’s Chapel was the beautiful, perfect backdrop for Beth and Landon’s wedding, and the rustic backyard dinner was at the couple’s home in Fayetteville. Talk to you soon, Dale

Hey everybody! Today’s post is from one of Benfield Photography sponsors, Basic Invite! Yay!  I’m so happy to be sharing this information with Benny Brides 🙂 . If you’re planning a wedding, this single site can help check off so many to-do list items: save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards, place cards and…

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