Thursday, June 30, 2011

Exciting News! I'm a Blogger For Arkansas Bride!!

Hey everybody!

It's been tough to keep this super cool news a secret! I'm a blogger for the Arkansas Bride blog! I have a lot to share with the brides of Arkansas, and that blog is more appropriate than this one on all my advice (some is photo related, some is not). Plus my blog is backed up big time from all the fabulous shoots we've done recently!

So, head there now! Lindsay, the coolest editor Arkansas Bride has ever had, wrote an intro post about me, and she published my first of many posts this morning.


Have a great day!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lauren's Super Intro Blogpost

Hey all!

I am going to be taking over Dale's blog every once in a while so I thought I would tell you a bit about myself! Here goes... I have been working with Benfield Photography for four years now and have been friends with Dale for eight! I grew up in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Fayetteville to go to school at the U of A.

If I am not the one shooting your wedding you will here from me afterwards when it is time to design you wedding album. I also design all the Benfield Photography's engagement websites and engagement guestbooks! I've been using Photoshop and InDesign for about seven years, and designing for our fabulous brides keeps me staying creative. I love my job!

~Lauren


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Girl Will Be Famous.

Hey everybody!

Last week I tweeted about the coolest 12 year old on the planet: Taffy. Mark my words... she's going to be famous. I don't know when or where you will hear about her, but you will! Meredith and I recently made the trek up to Jefferson City, MO, for our second shoot in as many years of this super cool star-to-be.
On a side note... she has more twitter followers than I do. What the crap? If you're on twitter, follow me! :)

Here are some faves from the session...




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, June 27, 2011

Memphis Electroland Bridge Engagement Portrait

Hey everybody!

A few months ago, I got an email from the sweet Memphis Belle. Well, technically she's from Jonesboro, but she let me know about this new, cool bridge in Memphis. She also let me know that she wanted to shoot engagement portraits soon. 2+2=ridiculous!

There are dip shots...

And then there are DIP shots!


We also wandered around Beale Street for some shots...
More from this super cool session (and GORGEOUS couple) on our facebook page.

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lisa and Joseph's engagement session

Hey everybody!

We're excited to shoot another J Bailey Occasions wedding coming up - one of her last for awhile (sadface). Lisa and Joseph met up with us in Fayetteville recently for their engagement shoot. I love shooting in Fayetteville because we have such a variety of locations and can match them with our couples' outfits. Here are my favorites from Lisa and Joseph's e-session...





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Meredith's Wedding Dress!

Hey everybody!

Today I wanted to talk about Meredith's to-die-for wedding dress! I just LOOOOOVED it! I enlisted the help of Brandi, owner of She Said Yes in Rogers to help me describe it...

Meredith wore a custom Badgley Mischka one shoulder gown ball gown made of silk organza. The shoulder was embellished with organza and alencon lace flowers. The bodice of the dress hit at the natural waistline to accentuate the small of Meredith's waist. Her organza skirt was extended into chapel length.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been hailed by Vogue as one of the "Top 10 American Designers" and as the darlings of Hollywood set. The design duo has made their mark over the past two decades with glamorous, stylish, and wearable evening wear. Badgley Mischka is sold in the most prestigious stores in America including our very own She Said Yes Bridal, as the exclusive retailer of Badgley Mischka Bride in the state of Arkansas.


She Said Yes Bridal has been dressing Arkansas's elite for 7 years and dressed Meredith for her Italian wedding...
And Mere wanted to say a couple words about her experience with SSY:
"Brandi and her associates were so fabulous to work with! I felt like they really cared and were just as excited as I was!! It was a truly great experience and I highly recommend She Said Yes!"

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hillary and Steven's Pratt Place Party Pics!

Hey everybody!

How was that for alliteration in the title?! :)

I don't normally do this, but there were so many fun dancing shots that I had to devote a day of the blog to Hillary and Steven's party pics.





Eye Spy my good friend Kirsten Blowers from Riffraff!

I've thought long and hard about how I want to end Hillary's wedding posts. I decided there is no better way than with this image. Heehee. Love you Steven and Hillary!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hillary's Pratt Place Bridal Portraits

Hey everybody!

Today, Hillary's wedding week continues with her super stunning bridal portraits. We met up at Pratt Place a few weeks ago so she could have a gallery wrapped canvas to display at the wedding reception. It was cool to see guests oooh and aaaah over her pretty pretty portrait. :)
Pratt Place Bridal Portrait
Pratt Place Bridal Portrait
Pratt Place Bridal Portrait
Pratt Place Bridal Portrait
Pratt Place Bridal Portrait

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hillary and Steven's Pratt Place Wedding Day

Hey everybody!

So many fun things to share... where to start...
Hillary is so funny. As shown in this image of Hailey putting on Hillary's garter.

Here, her friend Hannah (remember THIS SHOT from her sister's wedding?) helped finish up the dressing...
Mere had a pretty cool angle for as they head back up the aisle...
Definitely one of the coolest groom's cake I've seen.
bird hunter groom's cake
Hillary spent the first half of the first dance saying hi and staring at all the decor...
Bridal portraits are one the blog tomorrow. C'mon back!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm wedding: Anna and Shelton

Hey everybody! Wonderful wonderful. That's how I want to describe Anna and Shelton's wedding day at the Stone Chapel at Matt La...