Sunday, July 31, 2016

Big Cedar Wedding Portraits



Hey everybody!

I'm obsessed with this warm lately. I love my little Benny Backlight, and I got to use it in full force for Krystal and Don's wedding portraits at Big Cedar recently. Check out my favorites below.





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Big Cedar Wedding Details for Don and Krystal



Hey everybody!

Krystal and Don are the perfect couple for a Big Cedar wedding at Top of the Rock. They have that perfect rustic style with a mix of elegance. They brought on JLK Weddings and Jessica and her team executed to perfection. Here are my favorite details from he wedding day (check out the Tiffany's necklace with the arrow - a gift from the groom to the bride!).










Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, July 29, 2016

Big Cedar Wedding Portraits Teaser :)



Hey everybody!

That Benny Backlight is hittin hard on the blog today! This teaser is my favorite because it serves as both a portrait and a moment. That's my favorite! Congratulations to Don and Krystal... a lot more coming in the next few days!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Top of the Rock Sunset {heart eyes emoji}



Hey everybody!

I was at Big Cedar Lodge, specifically Top of the Rock, for a wedding this past weekend and I saw the most incredible sunset. Since I was there working at a rehearsal dinner, I had my camera on me and was able to capture this magnificence that the Lord created. I'm blessed to see the things I'm able to see. Thank you Jesus.

I'm going to start the wedding coverage on the blog soon, so check back!






Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cayla Marie and Aaron's Wedding Anniversary - 5 Years!



Hey everybody!

I missed it by a couple days (they got married on a Tuesday, y'all!), but I wanted to post and say congratulations to one of the sweetest, Jesus-loving couples... Cayla Marie and Aaron!  Their wedding was at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville. We were surrounded with gorgeous blooms for the I-Dos!  Here are some of my favorites from their wedding...











Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bonnie Does It Again for Fifi's Boutique



Hey everybody!

As most of you know, my bestie Bonnie is out in L.A. right now KILLING it as she works on her modeling and finishing up her acting program. I got to go out and do some swimwear fashion sessions with her (and some other photo shoots in Los Angeles too - stay tuned!) and just LOVE they way they came out! Also, if you're interested in these pieces, or others from Fifi's Boutique, use Bonnie's code for a discount: Bonnie30.  For more from this session, head to Bonnie's Fashion Blog.



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, July 25, 2016

Aspen Wedding Portraits on Top of Aspen Mountain



Hey everybody!

Today is my final post from the wedding in Aspen. Sad, sad... I know! I wish I could share all one thousand pictures with y'all!  Maybe more will get released from the couple later, but if not... this was sure fun!  We shot these wedding portraits at the top of Aspen Mountain, where the light was incredible.




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Aspen Wedding Details



Hey everybody!

While I can't share names of my Aspen wedding couple, I can share some of their wedding details! I'm so excited to share the because I'm pretty much obsessed with Aspen weddings now. Haha! The scenery is spectacular (literally), and the couple's details were breathtaking.  I've listed the vendors below in case you want to plan your own Aspen wedding (remember to book me first, haha!)








  • Ceremony Venue/Reception Venue/Caterer – The Little Nell










  • Rentals – Premier Party Rentals
    • Website: www.premierpartyrental.com
    • Instagram: @premier_party_rental






  • Videography – Elysium Productions
    • Website: www.elysiumproductions.com
    • Instagram: @elysiumweddings








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Krystal's NWA Bridal Portraits



Hey everybody!

I'm at Top of the Rock at Big Cedar Lodge today photographing Don and Krystal's wedding. Such a gorgeous wedding venue and day out! I'll be sharing these images soon. But now that she's married, I get to show my favorite bridal portraits of Krystal I took on Don's land near Devil's Den.



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, July 22, 2016

Aspen Mountain Wedding Bridal Portraits



Hey everybody!

I have special permission from the bride to post these bridal portraits we took a couple days before her wedding in Aspen.  I love photographing in Aspen... the scenery is to die for! When I got to Aspen, I shot a few images at Maroon Bells (check my instagram @dalebenfield) for those, but then the bride was thinking of a different spot. We weren't sure where we were going when all of a sudden a sweet lady asked us if we wanted to use her backyard. We walked through the most gorgeous house made almost entirely of glass and then out to a mountain and a pond and an oh-em-geee scene.  Seriously, I was immediately inspired with the Aspen scenery that shooting these bridal portraits was a breeze!  Check out my favorite Aspen bridal portraits below!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy 12th Birthday, Ellie!



Hey everybody!

It's my baby girl's 12th birthday today!  That seems so nuts to me. On one hand, time has flown by and it seems like she should still be my little baby.  On the other hand, she's more mature than I am. Haha!  She has my heart, though, and I just think the world of her.  She's an incredible big sister, and a thoughtful and sincere daughter.  I'm blessed to have her in my life.  Happy Birthday, Baby!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SoCal Wedding Photographer: Ceremony Magazine Feature



Hey everybody!

How exciting!  I've been featured in Ceremony Magazine - a fabulous resource for Los Angeles Weddings, Weddings in San Diego, and all the way up to San Francisco! It's always such an honor, and as I've been photographing more California weddings (I loved my last wedding in Los Angeles recently of Morgan and Jon!)

This wedding at L'auberge Del Mar outside of San Diego is one of my favorite all-time weddings because of the lighting involved! (oh, and the couple involved, of course! Love you Maggie and Kevin!)  This was the wedding where the bride hadn't realized that the ceremony would be taking place after the sun set so we discussed bringing in professional lighting which made a world of difference for the ceremony.  Anyway... enough blabbing from me... check out the feature here:
http://www.ceremonymagazine.com/2016/07/19/ceremony-magazine-san-diego-2016-maggie-kevin/

And here are a few highlights from the wedding...



















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...