Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bekah and Rob's Tulsa Post Oak Lodge Wedding Moments

Hey everybody!

Rob and Bekah had a wonderful outdoor wedding, surrounded by falling leaves and family and friends. Post Oak Lodge in Tulsa was a great setting with a great staff, and Christina Leigh Events did a FABULOUS job coordinating! They are our new favorite Tulsa coordinators, so if you're a Tulsa bride looking for an outstanding wedding planner, call Christina up ((918) 810-8765)!










This is my favorite moment from the ceremony... Bekah and Rob spending time praying together after taking communion...


First dance sweetness...


OMG... she and her dad did the coolest dad/daughter dance. Ever.





I love this moment right before the couple left. The guests were outside and they had a last special moment...


I love this!


Oh yeah... check out the awesome details too!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

P.S. Come back tomorrow to see their pretty outdoor wedding portraits!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fayetteville Fall Engagement Portraits of Lydia and Caul

Hey everybody!

We're so lucky to have the-most-amazing couples! Lydia and Caul are the perfect blend of sweet, funny, and gorgeous, and our time spent photographing them in and around the fall leaves in Fayetteville just proved it even more.

Some pretty yellow Benny Backlight... doesn't this just melt you? I happen to LOOOOVE this shot. Too much.












Light, not location, dictates how we shoot... Look at this! Maybe in my top 5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE engagement shots!! COLOR, LIGHT, and MOMENT!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, October 29, 2012

Riffraff Website Launch: And Pretty Pictures!

Hey everybody!

I've been working with Riffraff on their new website, which launched this morning at 9am, and I'm super excited for my friends over there and all the awesomeness they've accomplished. I was honored to be the photographer not only for their website images (not their product shots - that's Chelsey, who works both for Benfield Photography and Riffraff - lucky girl), as well as with their new lookbook, which is also out soon! I'm not going to show those images until it's out, but I will show a few from the shoot that I'm really proud of.

Of course, the Benny Backlight is in full effect...



Yeah... socks.knocked.off. They are such an amazing couple!






Can't handle it!




Make sure to head to the Riffraff website and get acquainted with your new addiction! :)




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Superthoughts - and Ellie's Katniss Everdeen Costume

Hey everybody!

It's Halloween week! I love Halloween more than most, and always look forward to the fall weather, scary movies, and yummy candy (especially Almond Joys, my favorite). Also, since Ellie enjoys dressing in costumes as all sorts of cool things, I love it even more. This year, Ellie wanted to go as Katniss Everdeen. She's read the first two Hunger Games books and could win Hunger Games trivia. As a strong female character, Katniss Everdeen is a great literary role model, so I'm all about Ellie's costume this year.




And since it's Sunday, I feel I need to tie this into a Sunday Superthought. One of my very favorites from Suzanne Collins' entire Hunger Games trilogy is in Catching Fire,
"A spark that, left unattended, may grow to an inferno." I love the thought that to make a big change, it just starts from one little change.




Do you have a change you want to make, either in yourself or in the world? Isn't it encouraging to know that with one little action you can set your plans into motion? It kind of makes the whole thing less daunting. And from a motivation standpoint, I'm more likely to achieve something if I can chip at it one little step at a time.

Okay, enough superthoughtness... back to supercuteness... Oh how I love this girl.






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...