Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Abby + Austin's NWA Engagement Pictures



Hey everybody!

Abby and Austin could be some of the only people to improve the perfect scenery offered by Crystal Bridges Museum and fall in the Ozarks. Shooting the young, smitten couple proved to me that Christmas tree farms, and the Christmas season in general, serve as one of the great backdrops for a love that could only be described as picture-perfect.
















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, December 11, 2017

Meredith and Hunter's Airplane Hangar Wedding in Stuttgart



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 Young Designs transformed the outdoor air location in a dreamy wonderland fit for a bride as beautiful as Meredith. This mega post is going to take you through the story of her Stuttgart wedding, as well as show you some beautiful outdoor portraits we were able to shoot (thanks to Arkansas' unusually warm December), and also the immaculate wedding details. Enjoy!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pannell Fall Portraits in Fayetteville



Hey everybody!

I am lucky to get some of the last of these beautiful fall colors with all four members of the Pannell family;). It was a great session to send us from fall into winter, and almost the end of the year if you can believe it! Here's a preview of some of my personal favorite shots, enjoy!:)








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tabrina and Andy's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

The summer before 10th grade started, I remember getting up mega early for the first day of band practice (which sounds way cooler than what it actually was: band camp). My nervous hands held my saxophone as I reported to my group of other saxophone players. Since I act out in nervous situations by either being funny or bad, I made quick friends with Tabrina, who has the best laugh.  She and her group of 11th graders welcomed me with open arms (after I got told to "shape up or ship out" from the band director).  That group of friends added so much to my high school days.  V thankful for them.

Since then, Tabrina and I have stayed in touch, and I've been so happy to see her find Andy. They made the drive from Oklahoma to Fayetteville for their engagement portraits and we braved an insane temperature drop and some crazy wind to get some pretty rad portraits.  Here are a few of my favorites.








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New York Couple Portrait Session for Sidra and Sean (plus a BONUS!)



Hey everybody!

If you follow me on instagram (@dalebenfield), you saw that I recently got to spend a few days in NYC. While there, I was so happy to see my LONGtime friend Sidra, and meet her boyfriend Sean. They are a precious (and brilliant and driven) couple and I insisted that I shoot some portraits of them during my stay. The Big Apple has so much to do and see, and so many backdrops for couple's portraits. We meandered around their neighborhood of Long Island City and shot with some really amazing views. Check out a few of my favorites below.

ALSO! BONUS! I'll be back in NYC and have a couple spots available for December 8th for mini sessions. If you're in NYC and want some gorgeous portraits, hit me up (email: dale@benfieldphotography.com). If you are NOT in NYC, but know someone who is, hit THEM up! ;)





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Abby + Austin's NWA Engagement Pictures

Hey everybody! Abby and Austin could be some of the only people to improve the perfect scenery offered by Crystal Bridges Museum and fa...