Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nathan And Maegan's Engagements



Hey everybody!

Check out our darling couple! This year will mark the 3rd year in a row I've shot a Waldrip wedding, and they are all so presh. Most recently, I met up with Nathan and his darling fiancée for their session.Here are some of my favorite portraits from their Fayetteville engagement session!





















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, February 27, 2015

Alexis and Jarrod Haven't Kissed! Here's Their Engagement Session



Hey everybody!

I love a good challenge... ask anyone I know. During Alexis and Jarrod's engagement session in Little Rock, I was faced with one: Get our super sweet, intimate style of a couple who HAVEN'T KISSED!!

Now, we're not talking Duggar type of modesty or anything (I don't think I could EVER!), because as it turns out these two are all about each other and I found it fun to kind of torture them... haha!! I made them get prettttttty close. ;)  Here are some of my favorites from our session...

Super snuggle time! My favorite!



Close... oh so close. I love the moment this creates.


More snuggle time. I love their outfit choices. The colors totally POP. Isn't this sweeeeeet?


When I asked, "so, you've really NEVER kissed?" She answered... "I let him kiss me on my cheek or forehead." I told her I had to see that. :)

Then we had a little fun playing around! They're sweet, y'all!

And here's that cheek kiss we were just talking about! This is probably my favorite!!

Haha... I know they want to... I think I made them pretty frustrated. ;)  Building anticipation is going to make that very first kiss oh-so-much-more special! Just trying to do my part!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jake and Leigh's Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!

We're wrapping up a fun few days of Leigh and Jake's Lake Village wedding. We were able to shoot on Jake's parents' land, which has a beautiful view and breathtaking light. Of course, Leigh is breathtaking herself and these two make a beautiful couple. :)  I love Leigh's classic, timeless look...


I love light - it inspires me.

Just perfection. Sweet, sweet perfection.







All the world is right.


Leigh and Jake... y'all are a total dream. Your sweet southern charm was so welcoming and we loved spending your wedding day with you. XO!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jake and Leigh's Lake Village Wedding Story



Hey everybody!

Our darling bride... you'll never believe this... she got poison ivy break out on her FACE the MORNING of her wedding!! Most brides (and me!) would be FREAKING OUT if that happened to them. Not Leigh, though.  Not sweet, calm, amazing Leigh. She simply called the doctor, got a shot, and added a layer of makeup.  She was in the best mood all day!  Of course, we LOOOOOVE THAT!






I love the way Jake is looking at his bride as she walks down the aisle. So much love.



Such a beautiful wedding sanctuary in Lake Village!

Yay! Husband and wife!!

For the cake cutting (and reception that followed) Leigh changed into ANOTHER stunning dress!!

Love these dancing shots!  Check out the lights in the background! My fave!

The Bufonts BROUGHT it! SUPER fun, and very entertaining!



Yeah girrrrrl!!  This girl knows how to throw a party, and get involved herself!!



Can't wait to show some portraits tomorrow!! Come on back!!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jake and Leigh's Lake Village Wedding Details



Hey everybody!

We knew Leigh and Jake's wedding was going to be jaw-dropping... we were chomping at the bit to get down to Lake Village, AR, to photograph their wedding. We were not disappointed! Her details were over the top, and the day overall was very laid back and a lot of fun! She had a looooot of bridesmaids, all who were crazy and fun, which made my day crazy and fun! Here are some of my favorite details from the wedding day!  Story and portraits coming soon!













Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, February 23, 2015

Announcement: New Website Design, Y'all!



Hey everybody!

It seems like I always get an itch in the winter months to redesign my website. It's been a couple years since my last update (I loved that site), but when it's time to re-do it, you just know. And I've been feeling it for awhile. Rachel and I have been cranking out pages and design - this is our biggest site yet - most pages, longest pages, etc.
I'd love for y'all to have a look!! www.benfieldphotography.net - oh, and this blog appears on that site too, so if you want to head to it from now on, you totally can!! Yay!







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, February 22, 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, and said we can share them! Today is a little teaser for you - we'll be posting more soon!

Isn't she gorgeous?! Ahhhh!!


Make sure to come back to see the rest, y'all!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Congratulations to our Newest Benny Bride! {proposal video}



Hey everybody!

Not every girl gets a proposal caught on camera (we're trying to change that!). Jenny Kate (Cece's former nanny and our newest Benny Bride) not only got the big moment caught on camera, but on VIDEO! That's because Eric planned everything and decided the best time was on stage at Church... the very place they met... in front of the entire congregation! How fun/scary/exciting/thoughtful! I know how much this meant to Jenny Kate, and I was telling Mere... I'm so happy she had this moment. Every girl should have this moment, but especially Jenny Kate. She's such a special person to our family, and we're so fortunate to call her our friend.

JennyKate & Eric: The Proposal from JennyKate Webb on Vimeo.




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, February 20, 2015

MaeLeigh and Jason's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!

MaeLeigh... isn't that the greatest name?  Well she and Jason are one of our newest Benny couples and we met up recently to photograph their engagements in and around Fayetteville. They are really precious... lots of fun (especially the story of how they met... maybe they'll let me share it with you sometime!), and WAYYYY easy to photograph. It comes from being totally in to one another, and they're one of the most in-love couples I've ever photographed. Yay!

Here are some of my favorites from their session recently (it was cold, but you can't tell!)








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...