Sunday, May 31, 2015

Plantation Wedding Details for Jana and Shelby



Hey everybody!

This beautiful plantation wedding was filled with gorgeous details that I'm excited to share with you...






Stunning location!



How about this statement with the cake and cupcakes? I die!

Okay... more coming soon! Stay tuned


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Southern Wedding Portraits at Mississippi Plantation for Jana and Shelby



Hey everybody!

For me, my job is all about light. I pride myself in finding beautiful light quickly, making what could take a very long time take mere moments. Grooms typically love this about me, because I make the wedding portrait process very simple and very quick. Jana and Shelby had an outdoor southern wedding in Mississippi at her parents' plantation, so it will full of beautiful scenery and I was able to find some really beautiful light for their wedding portraits.  Check out a few of my favorites, and come back tomorrow for more from their outdoor southern wedding!

















Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, May 29, 2015

Baby Phoenix's Newborn Portraits



Hey y'all!

I had the pleasure of taking a few newborn and family photos of a dear friend of mine over Memorial Day weekend. Baby Phoenix is THE cutest. Like I know EVERYONE says that about a newborn... but he really is. If I didn't have a nephew of my own, I'd argue that he might be the cutest baby boy I know. Kelli and Ryan are the sweetest parents and are absolute naturals. I love this season of life... Most of my friends are married (except me! HA!) and people are slowly starting to add to their families. So much joy and excitement filled their home and I am so blessed to be included in this stage of their life. I love you guys! Take a look at a few lifestyle portraits we took...

Ummm newborn fingers and toes = THE BEST.
















Annnnnnd he's the coolest baby ever. Almost too cool. Peace out.


XOXO,
Rach

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NSFW (again!) - The Little Black Book



Hey everybody!

Yesterday, I shared a little bit about Mere's gorgeous boudoir photography... check it out here if you didn't get a chance! So what do you do with all those pretty pictures? Meet: The Little Black Book.

From your secret session, you get to give your groom the gift he REALLY wants! Mere's favorite part of this entire process is seeing the groom open his book after the first meeting on the wedding, when he's in total awe of his soon-to-be-wife. She has different sizes and options for these, but regardless which you choose, he'll never forget this gift!

Mere also has some travel dates available, so if you're a Benny Bride (or if you're not!), and are interested in a secret session but don't live in Fayetteville, don't let that discourage you from booking a session with her. Our travel dates and locations are available for you... just shoot Mere an email and she'll get back asap with options!

Meanwhile, check out a few more beautiful shots she's captured....













Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NSFW ~ Secret Session Updates from Mere





Hey everybody!



Mere is finally getting back in full swing of shooting her Secret Sessions and I got permission to show a few!


Sometimes I think when brides book a boudoir session with mere they end up laughing the entire time! She's so good at getting people to relax in front of the camera, and really in most situations! Guess that's why everyone loves her!
If you're interested in booking a secret session you can contact her directly at meredith@benfieldphotography.com. She can give you all the fun details and hopefully she can get you in her calendar!












Talk to you soon,

Dale


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ellie's Impromptu Gilmore Girls Shirt Photo Shoot



Hey everybody!

Yesterday Ellie and I were running errands and on our way to daddy/daughter date night when we decided we should stop and do a photo shoot of her in her new shirt from Arsenic and Lace. We decided to shoot on the Mazer exhibit near the Walton Arts Center for a fun and flashy backdrop. Since I always have my camera with me (I am a photographer, after all), we hopped out of the car and started shooting. Here's some of what we got...






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, May 25, 2015

NYC Fashion Shoot Highlights, part 1



Hey everybody!

Last month we went to NYC with our friend Bonnie to photograph some different outfits and locations for her blog, bonniedoesitagain.com - I've been waiting to post on here until she has a chance to discuss her looks and accessories, and any hair and makeup tips, on her blog... but now I get to share these!






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...