February 18, 2015

Rachel’s Precious Nephew!

Hey y’all! You might remember a few months ago when I blogged (for my first time!) about a maternity shoot I did for my brother and sister-in-law. Well, sweet Elijah William made his debut on November 13th and, might I add, he is PERFECT. I just got back (like literally 2 days ago) from Amman, […]


December 30, 2013

Benfield Photography Year In Review: 2013

Hey everybody! Yesterday I shared my personal 2013 with you. Today I’m sharing Benfield Photography’s year… which was almost as crazy! One of my biggest feats of the year was publishing my 400+page book, 5 Minute Fix – it took a year to write and finish the book, and I am so proud of it! […]


December 10, 2013

Hazel’s Newborn Portraits

Hey everybody! It wasn’t too long ago that I posted Janelle’s maternity session, and now it’s already time to share some more images from this sweet family. They’ve welcomed Hazel into the fam, and she’s a dream! And it’s sweet to see how much Weston loves his new baby sister! Talk to you soon, Dale


December 7, 2013

Chelsey’s Urban Belly Session in Dallas

Hey everybody! There’s so much I can say about Chelsey and Josh… two of my very best friends in the world… two of the very best people I know… two hard working and extremely caring people. I was over the moon when Chelsey told me she was expecting, or that is… let me guess she […]


October 17, 2013

Janelle + Aaron + Weston + one!

Hey everybody! I have to hand it to Janelle. I’ve talked about her before and how loyal (and amazing) she is to Benfield Photography, and she’s done it again!  What’s more, she just had us shoot her 2nd maternity session! I’ll forever adore this family, and can’t wait to meet the new little one (don’t […]


October 12, 2011

What We’re Working On: Baby Photo Teaser

Hey everybody! One of my favorite things about photographing weddings is that I make friends for life. And, I suppose, clients for life! We love shooting all the important milestones in our clients’ lives, and our latest is Janelle and Aaron (her Joplin wedding here, and her maternity session here), who just had the sweetest […]


January 4, 2011

Jennifer’s Urban Belly Session

Hey everybody! Jennifer and Shane are such great friends of ours. Remember their engagement session? Or maybe you remember their gorgeous Tulsa wedding? Well, now, naturally, they have a baby on the way! We’re So excited to meet baby Presley, but before he gets here we thought we’d put up some pics from the Urban […]


November 25, 2009

Beautiful Belly Bump!

Hey everybody! Kara is one of our favorite 2008 brides and now she’s having a baby!! Baby Jude is coming any day now, so Mere and I headed over to Tulsa a couple weeks ago to do an Urban Belly Session before Kara popped! Jude is about to be born into one of our favorite […]


July 5, 2009

Urban Bellies… web update

Hey everybody! We loved all the comments we got on both our blog and facebook fan page recently from Beth’s Urban Belly session. Just in case it was the first time you had heard about our Urban Belly shoot (as far as I know, since we developed this ourselves, we are the only ones offering […]


June 23, 2009

Beth’s Urban Belly session

Hey everybody! I have been waiting for Beth to get pregnant for SO long!! If you remember Beth from this trash the dress post, you’ll know why! She’s stunning and she is great at posing! We met Beth in Joplin to shoot her Urban Belly maternity shoot Friday (we still shot despite the 100 degree […]


April 10, 2009

What I’m Reading…

Hey everybody! As if I’d have time to read… 😉 Actually, I HAVE been making some time to read. On my recent trip to New Mexico, I read a book on my travel day called Tribes, by Seth Godin, which was suggested by my buddy Becker and I see why. A lot of what the […]


September 17, 2008

The Aqua Blog…

Hey everybody! Ellie, Mere, and I headed to Tulsa yesterday for some fun family time (and a fun Trash the Dress! more on that in a later post). We were excited to check out the Oklahoma Aquarium. Take a look… I’ll start with my very favorite picture. I love how she’s just standing there, taking […]


May 13, 2008

Whitney’s Urban Belly Shoot

Hey Everybody! Mere and I have been having a great time photographing lately! Yeah, we might be “busy,” but we’re not too busy to have some fun getting some great shots! And we’ve not just been shooting weddings, either! Below are some pictures for our signature Urban Belly shoot with Whitney. We had two Urban […]


April 10, 2008

Supermodels, part 2

Hey everybody!So, not only did I photograph kids for Monday’s Child, I also photographed maternity clothes for Cravings, Monday’s Child’s sister website. If you’re looking for something to wear to an urban belly shoot, this is the place to go! Thanks for viewing… talk to you tomorrow!Dale


April 8, 2008

Gonna Be A Supermodel…

Hey everybody!Ellie and I had a blast Saturday as we modeled and photographed some of the new collections at Monday’s Child, our favorite children’s clothing boutique in Fayetteville.Ellie had been looking forward to this all week, and was so excited when Saturday morning came around. We also met Ashlyn and Caden, two other children about […]


March 5, 2008

Urban Bellies feedback…

Hey everybody!I got a very sweet note in my inbox tonight from Laura about her Urban Belly shoot: Dale & Meredith, Thank you so much for the awesome pictures you took for our Urban Bellies photo shoot. If there ever is a time in a woman’s life where they need to be made feel beautiful, […]


February 23, 2008

Girls… you have a new reason to get pregnant!

Who says maternity pictures have to be in a boring studio? Who says a pregnant mother has to be nude to be sexy? Apparently, we’re breaking the rules… Introducing… Urban Bellies. An Urban Belly shoot is the new maternity shoot. We’re combining our fashion photography with maternity portraits. Unlike the traditional and common nude (or […]


February 22, 2008

Mitch and Maggie: The Website!

Hey everybody! I’m really excited to announce that Mitch and Maggie’s custom engagement website is up and running. They had wanted me to wait until some details were ironed out, which about killed me b/c when you have images like this, you wanna show them all off! I’ve also put their slideshow on their site, […]


February 19, 2008

New custom website!

Hey everybody!I’ve been up all night working on Heather and John’s custom-designed website! I’ve worked out the kinks and the end product is really great! I want you to check it out! Below, I’ve put my video of the images, but make sure to check out their site!www.benfieldphotography.net/paul-applegate.html Coming up: -Our new maternity style! You […]


February 18, 2008

Monday’s Child modeling shoot (part 2)

Hey everybody! I’ve had the tremendous honor of photographing with Monday’s Child’s fantastic Spring/Summer line of clothing. After putting out an email to our mailing list, I was SWAMPED with emails immediately! Our slots filled up in record time and for good reason: these parents have darling children!! Check out these rockin’ photos!! Coming up: […]