Wednesday, November 30, 2016

El Dorado Wedding Christmas Portraits



Hey everybody!

Having a wedding in November definitely has a bunch of advantages, and they all have to do with color! If it's not gorgeous fall leaves, it's the Christmas lights!  I got to use them for some portraits of Morgan and Craig on their wedding day/night. I love them so much!




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Schleiff Fall Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

One of my favorite NWA families keep growing!  Afton and Ryan now have TWO sweet boys.  And by "sweet" I mean SWEET!  I'd seriously step in and babysit any day!  We found (and played with) some gorgeous fall leaves and snuggled up for some sweet pictures.  A few of my favorites are below!





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday: 5 Minute Fix and SYK!



Hey everybody!

It's CYBER MONDAY! Yay! Let's all not get any work done and instead buy things for our friends and family!

I'm selling a video presentation of my Shoot Your Kids Workshop - wanna know the price?  Whatever price you wanna put in! This video covers the composition and lighting tricks I use every day, and the camera settings presentation.  You'll finish watching and know what all those dials do on your camera and all my favorite tips to compose great images! The quality of the video is somewhat pixelated to make the download manageable, but the sound is good!
Get it here (makes a great gift!): gum.co/sykVid




Also,  this year, my book publisher PeachPit Press is doing a special on the 5 Minute Fix - my book that is for beginning, amateur, and pro photographers. I covers shooting, posing, marketing, and all sorts of other tips for photographers. Here's the info:
When: Nov 27-28 (Sun-Mon)
Offer: Save 55% on Digital Learning Products
Discount Code CM2016



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 27, 2016

LA Fashion Christmas Shoot Video



Hey everybody!

While shooting stills of our Christmas tree fashion shoot recently, I also shot some video. I've been doing a few of these short video projects lately and have really enjoyed them. Thanks to Jeff at the Christmas Ranch Tree Farm outside Los Angeles for letting us come shoot!







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Los Angeles Christmas Fashion Shoot



Hey everybody!

I recently teamed up with Bonnie to shoot a fun fashionable Christmas shoot at a tree farm just outside Los Angeles.  Believe it or not, tree farms aren't so common in L.A. haha! I watched in amazement as she pieced together this outfit - she's got style and skills. We also worked on a fun video project that I think I'll be able to share soon!  In the meantime, check out the stills.







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, November 25, 2016

Engagement Shoot Giveaway Winner



Hey everybody!

Recently I hosted an engagement shoot giveaway on my instagram (you should follow me - I wanna do another one because it was so much fun! instagram.com/dalebenfield)

This contest's winner is Melissa Lowry!  Congratulations you two! What a sweet moment!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 Christmas Cards are LIVE: Plus a COUPON CODE



Hey everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Each year, I become MORE and MORE thankful for clients and friends. This was definitely a transition year for me and I've done my best to remember that God has a plan for my life that is sometimes beyond my control. (okay... always beyond my control)

It's times like that when I truly appreciate you and your support! Thank you so much!

I'm launching my 2016 Christmas Cards today!  In your gallery, you can layout your card from the designs (make sure to check both "Christmas" and "Holiday" sections). You can do everything online, which helps you to make sure it's exactly like you want before you get it printed.  I'm setting up a black Friday code for you: dalesaysthanks for 20% off your order - that's off anything... not just Christmas cards... because printed pictures make wonderful presents!  That code expires Friday at 11:59pm so hop on into your gallery and check some stuff off your list!

I'll also be doing the foil Christmas cards again this year (sorry... the code doesn't apply to these), so I'm uploading the designs below. For these, just email me your quantity, which card design you want, what color foil, and which image from your gallery you want (you can do one on front and another on back if you wish). Try to email me by Sunday evening so I can get them ordered for you asap.

(click on the image to make it bigger and easier to read)


Again, thank you so much and I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Talk to you soon,
Dale

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rhodes Annual Fall Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

Well look who is back on the blog today: Jack and Caroline! The brother and sister duo has been on the blog more than any other duo I believe! This year we shot at a new location but still found some great light and amazing color in the fall leaves. I probably say this every year, but I can't believe how grown up both of them are!










Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tabrina's Fall Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

lI'm really thankful for my families who call on me time and time again to photograph them. Tabrina is a friend from high school who has two amazing boys. I've photographed them in Dallas and now we're adding Fayetteville Fall family portraits to our list!  Just look at the color we were able to find. Obsessed.  Thank you, Tabrina, for being such a loyal friend (and cool mom)!








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mallory and Jake's Fall Family Portraits



Hey everybody!

It seems like I've been posting a new shoot every day here on the blog. What I love so much about that is that most of these are my loyal families who call on me year after year to get updated photographs. What.an.honor.

Today I'm sharing my session with Mallory and Jake, whose wedding I shot in Monroe, LA. They made the drive to El Dorado, AR, for me recently (I had a wedding there, that I'll share soon!) in hopes of another fun experience... which we definitely had! It's always fun and sweet to see these two!  I truly consider them friends - they've remained close to me ever since their wedding and I'm just so thrilled to have such admirable friends.  Haha, enough gush... let's look at pics.








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Birthday 2nd Shooter and Brother!



Hey everybody!

Today, my lifelong best friend turns 35: my brother, Steven. All our lives, Steven and I have been really close. I'm thankful he has turned out to be such a great man and a Godly leader of his family. He and his wife have been married more than ten years, and have 4 incredible children. There's no present I could give him that could come close to that, so instead I just give him gratitude and my prayers that the Lord continue to work in his life as He has done.

Steven isn't only my brother, he's also one of my 2nd shooters (go BENFIELD photography). Here's a  shot of him from last weekend at our wedding in El Dorado. Kinda looks like me with hair. Haha!







Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fall Family Session for Alex and John Michael



Hey everybody!

My precious couples keep having precious babies and I just love it! Alex and John Michael gave their doggie Dobby a little brother this year! I'm so excited for this favorite Benny couple. We just had a mini session recently and here are a few of my favorites...





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...