Family and Children, Personal

October 26, 2020

Fall Baby Photos of Scout Lucille

Fall Baby Photos might be my new favorite. Showing up an hour early to a photo shoot has its advantages. Tyler, Scout, and I decided to make the most of our time during a recent senior portrait session. Our senior portrait client, who lives in Oklahoma, wanted to shoot at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Northwest […]

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July 19, 2015

Secret Session Dates (local + travel)

Hey everybody! Mere has a few openings for her signature Secret Sessions for August that you can snag! If you’re looking for a dynamite gift for your special someone… lemme say… this is it! Not only is it a great “just because” gift (or if you have a Sept or October wedding!), it’s also something […]

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May 28, 2015

NSFW (again!) – The Little Black Book

Hey everybody! Yesterday, I shared a little bit about Mere’s gorgeous boudoir photography… check it out here if you didn’t get a chance! So what do you do with all those pretty pictures? Meet: The Little Black Book. From your secret session, you get to give your groom the gift he REALLY wants! Mere’s favorite […]

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May 28, 2015

NSFW ~ Secret Session Updates from Mere

Hey everybody! Mere is finally getting back in full swing of shooting her Secret Sessions and I got permission to show a few! Sometimes I think when brides book a boudoir session with mere they end up laughing the entire time! She’s so good at getting people to relax in front of the camera, and […]

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March 10, 2015

NSFW ~ Cameron’s Secret Session, pt 2

Hey everybody! We’ve got another handful of images from Cameron’s recent secret session. Isn’t she and Meredith the best team? 🙂 Enjoy! And if you want to schedule Meredith for a secret session, email her here: meredith@benfieldphotography.com Talk to you soon, Dale

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March 10, 2015

NSFW ~ Cameron’s Secret Session, pt 1

Hey everybody! I’m not just saying this because she’s my wife: Meredith is probably the best boudoir photographer there is. Period. She has such a way of making girls feel comfortable in front of the camera, no matter their body type. She has a way of posing girls in a way that is flattering, and […]

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February 23, 2015

Cameron’s Secret Session Teaser – NSFW

Hey everybody! Meredith recently got together with our friend, Cameron (instagram here, blog here) for a secret session. Mere’s secret sessions are super duper classy and tasteful, and she has such an eye for detail and knows how to make any girl look and feel amazing for her camera. Cameron was excited for the shoot, […]

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August 17, 2014

Upcoming Travel Dates {NSFW Post}

Hey everybody! We’ve got some travel dates coming up and if you’re a Benny Bride (or even if you’re not), and want to schedule a session somewhere other than NWA, read on! Here’s a list of cities we’ll be heading to over the next few months… if one of these locations jump out at you […]

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June 15, 2013

Mandy’s Secret Session

Y’all, I was SO excited when Mandy gave me permission to show a few of her Secret Session images! She is SO gorgeous, inside and out…and it shows!!! Yay! Look at those blue eyes! I also LOVED all her outfits, she’s got such great style! If you’re interested in a boudoir session in Northwest Arkansas […]

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February 13, 2013

Create + Give Givaway!! (Guest post by Meg Hulsey)

Hey all! It’s Meg here again with the keys to the wonderful Benfield Blog for a day, honored as always. So, January rolled around this year as did resolutions, lists of things done, longer lists of to-dos and I really had to take a look at myself and ask: what are some basic things I […]

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January 1, 2013

2012 Year in Review: The Superpost

Hey everybody! Meredith and I truly feel blessed to have the life we do, getting to travel the world photographing amazing couples’ weddings, having friends who love us, and having family who supports us. One of my favorite images from the year is this shot we got of Katya and Rob during their day after […]

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January 1, 2013

2012 Review: Part One – The Instagram Pics

Hey everybody! This year has been a whirlwind! So much has changed, and Meredith, Ellie, and I are excited to see how 2013 is going to continue our adventure as a family. I like taking the last day of the year to look back on 2012 and relive some of my favorite moments, which I’ve […]

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March 4, 2012

NYC Secret Session Photo Shoot

Hey everybody! Mere has another secret session to show off today. This boudoir sessions was shot in New York City, and the shots are stunners! The client asked that we not show her face or name, which is totally fine with us! We’re just happy to show Mere’s amazing work. 🙂 If you’re interested in […]

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February 18, 2012

WPPI Schedule – Come Say HI!!!

Hey everybody! It’s WPPI time again, our annual trip to Las Vegas for the biggest tradeshow for wedding photographers in the world. Meredith and I again have the honor of speaking at WPPI, which makes it my 4th year in a row to share knowledge with bazillions of wedding photographers from all over the world. […]

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February 11, 2012

Paris iPhonography

Hey everybody! Today’s post is a bit of a recap from our recent trip to my favorite city in the world: Paris! We went to Paris to photograph an engagement, and Mere scheduled a couple boudoir shoots at our Paris hotel. We love photographing in Paris, whether it be scheduled shoots or just walking around […]

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February 1, 2012

Our Crush: Drop It Modern + Spangled! {NSFW}

Hey everybody! Our friends at dropitMODERN are featuring your favorite Arkansas Wedding Photographers today in their newsletter to bazillions of photographers (yay!) and I thought I’d return the favor by gushing on them as well! Over the past year, we’ve become super close with the DIM team, spending time with them at the tradeshows, and […]

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April 26, 2011

Memphis Secret Session Date Announced!

Hey friends! We’ve been getting emails from Memphis and have scheduled a day for shooting secret sessions! If you live in Memphis (or know someone who does) and have been wanting a super classy shoot for your groom or groom-to-be, we have TWO spots left. All you need to do is click the link and […]

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April 26, 2011

My heart thumps for these: drop it MODERN backdrops

Before your scroll down… make sure you’re not a work! Secret Sessions are returning to the Benfield Blog so we can show you a little something something we loooooove… Hey everybody! Many many moons ago, I had a studio. Blugh. I hated the studio because there were no cool backgrounds out there. Same ol’ yuckness […]

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February 21, 2011

My Very Last NSFW Post

Hey everybody! If you regularly follow my blog, you’ll notice an absence of NSFW posts, aka Secret Session posts. It’s definitely not for a lack of material. It’s almost as if Meredith has been stockpiling the images – haha! Seriously, though, most of our brides get secret sessions, and our secret session travel dates have […]

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January 30, 2011

I’m on CNBC! Photo Ignite Speakers Announced

Hey everybody! I’ve got some really great news! I’m one of 17 national photographers selected for Photographers Ignite, a super-unique presentation taking place at WPPI this year. I didn’t really want to enter (Becker made me do it), but now that I’ve been selected, and I see all the great names I get to share […]