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Reviewed On 6/01/2022 by Casey B
As a professional wedding planner, it can be tricky to find photographers that click with our clients, have creative energy (and still love what they do) and is team player on wedding day and Dale checks every one of those boxes!
He was accommo...
dating and reliable throughout the planning process. Very quick to get back to myself and the client - which is so important when trying to nail down a timeline.
And SO MUCH FUN to work with on wedding day. He was able to make the couple feel really comfortable in front of the camera.
He also has not been to the venue before, which is no issue for Dale. He had a fresh take on the locations and had creative ideas instead of the "same old same old" types of wedding pictures you see at the venue.
10/10 would refer Dale to future couples.
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Lynn P
Choosing a photographer from out of state can definitely add to the wedding planning stress! As the mother of the bride, not only was I wanting gorgeous and magnificent photos, but also a professional photographer that would be available and ea...
ger to assist with answers to questions or ideas and/or suggestions throughout the planning before the “Big Day.” Dale provided both! He always made himself available when we needed him and he created the gorgeous, magnificent, and breath-taking photos of my daughter’s fairytale wedding! So happy she chose Dale to be her photographer. With his kind, caring, and loving spirit, Dale made us feel as though he was a dear family friend - capturing those “blessed” and “priceless” memories that were constantly evolving throughout the entire wedding day. He made us ALL feel so special and gave us that sense of confidence that she definitely chose the Perfect Photographer!
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Sidra G
Dale is an incredibly gifted photographer, but much more than that, he treats you like family. He is dedicated to creating lifelong memories for his clients, and getting the best shots, best angles, and best lighting possible. He also brings a ...
friendly and upbeat attitude to everything he does. Dale will always be sure to gently direct you so you’ll never feel awkward behind the camera. He shot love portraits for us, our proposal, our engagement photos, and our wedding! Each time, he brought our true light and love out, even though my husband and I are often shy about having our photos taken. I am so grateful for Dale and the kind, talented person he is — behind the lens or not!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Lauren F
We absolutely love Dale! He is so personable, funny and relatable. He made our wedding day stress free and kept everything moving. I love how creative he is and his spirit to make everything beautiful in photos. We would totally recommend him t...
o anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Thank you Dale for your hard work and for capturing the most special day of our lives!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Laela Z
Dale was the photographer for my sister's wedding in Alaska, but I met Dales years ago as he has been a close friend of my sister's for years. Throughout my sister's relationship with her now-husband, her engagement to him, and during her weddi...
ng week, Dale was always aiming to capture my sister, her husband, and our families in our most intimate and authentic moments. When I look back on our wedding pictures, I don't just see professional, high-quality photos—I also see the unique touch and authenticity of someone who cares deeply about celebrating love. I am confident that Dale brings this level of service and compassion to all of his clients, as he is one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the entire state of Arkansas and is now traveling across the country to photograph weddings and engagements. Even though the wedding was taking place in Alaska, Dale already knew the best places to take photographs, how to time the lighting just right (which was necessary as Alaska summer sunrises and sunsets are at strange hours!), and how to think quickly while also getting the job done right. He had clearly done his research before coming, which demonstrates his years of experience and commitment to giving the best service.
Dale takes a lot of initiative to ensure proper communication with other vendors and to check-in with his clients. He was very respectful of our family's American-Pakistani style wedding and customs; I greatly appreciated that he always made sure to ask me questions if he wasn't sure about any particular ritual or custom. He seemed excited to learn from us and was a great listener. In Pakistani-style, the wedding comprised of multiple events over the course of three days, and Dale brought his A-game throughout all of it (don't worry, he got to have a little bit of fun dancing with the aunties and uncles too!).
One special moment that I will never forget is that after messing up and buying a Barbie for the flower girl, and later learning at the last minute that she doesn't actually like Barbies at all, Dale and his wife immediately offered to pick out a new present at the store. It was another example of Dale's initiative to always communicate and make sure nothing was getting in the way of us enjoying the wedding as much as possible. I'm certain that if you choose Dale to photograph your wedding, engagement, bridal portraits, or other events, you will be highly satisfied by his generosity. And, you'll make an awesome friend in the process!
Reviewed On 10/22/2019 by Warren G
Benfield Photography is always a pleasure to work with for any event! Terrific photographer and is great with his clients! Thank you!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Gina S
Dale is a true professional and knows his stuff! He was easy to work with, punctual, an professional. On wedding day he was extremely efficient getting all of the shots he needed and we were done with group/family photos post-ceremony in no tim...
e! Dale also didn't need to take a bunch of unnecessary pictures to get the shots we wanted- one or two clicks and he was ready to keep moving. We love the images he captured- there's a very glamorous, romantic quality to his style- and we got all our photos within 1 week of the wedding!! We can't say enough good things about Dale!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Laura B
Dale was fabulous! Dale was easy to work with for my daughter’s engagement pictures, her portrait, as well as her wedding day! He made it feel effortless, and a part of the wedding party! Would work with Dale again for sure! And btw, all his...
pictures are priceless!!! Thanks for capturing her special day in such a special way!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Emily D
Dale is a dear friend and talented photographer with such a creative eye! I cherish the memories he captured from my husband and I’s special day and couldn’t be more appreciative of his work. Thank you!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Corey P
Dale was incredibly professional, kind, easy to work with, very encouraging of my work/business, and delivered amazing photos for my business! He was so pleasant to work with and I only hope I have the privilege to work with him again in the fu...
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Morgan B
I can’t say enough about Dale and his talent! It all started with a simple meeting to go over any and everything that would be included in this wedding journey. Dale was overjoyed and shared our excitement down to every last detail (even those ...
that had nothing to do with photography!). When it came time to do engagement pictures, he exceeded every expectation! My absolute favorite part about Dale so far: he asked me to send him every outfit we would be wearing in pictures. Then, he sat on it for a few days while he decided the perfect locations to go with our styles. And when the pictures came back... WOW! My fiancé and I were crazy happy with how they turned out and couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. The wedding isn’t for another 2 months, but I have no doubt he will exceed anything we could imagine!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Derek T
Meeting with Dale was filled with excitement! There is no denying his love for photography and people in general. Our engagement photos are amazing. I’ll never forget this special experience.
Reviewed On 6/18/2019 by Kaitlin B
There are not enough words to adequately express my gratitude to Dale and Tyler for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. We were blessed to have Dale shoot our engagement photos - which were absolutely BREATH-TAKING! We had such a fun afte...
rnoon together that day. Dale also shot my Bridal portraits - and I can't express how much fun that shoot was! Dale has a gift - truly capturing precious moments and making you feel so confident and beautiful! Fast forward to our wedding day - Dale and Tyler got every shot to the tiniest detail. It was truly amazing! Their fun loving personalities make them so fun to be around and never once did I feel awkward with a camera around all day. I couldn't dream of anyone else capturing this special season in our lives. We are so blessed for the wonderful photos that we will always treasure! If I could sum up Benfield Photography in one word, it would be PERFECTION!
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by Morgan A
I remember exactly where I was the first time I saw some of Dale Benfield's work... I was in the mall in my hometown, Joplin, Missouri, where I ran into a kiosk with Benfield Photography images. I was instantly mesmerized by Dale's work and kn...
ew I wanted to work with him someday. Fast forward to my NYE wedding in 2018 and teenage me couldn't have been more right... now this time I get to be in the pictures that I am still so mesmerized by! Dale and his fiancee Tyler were a dream to work with. Leading up to the wedding, Dale was super responsive -- even on an international vacation... like c'mon... that's commitment! On the day of the wedding, Dale arrived early, stayed late, snapped what I call "the money shot" and got every insignificant and deeply meaningful memory in between. We are absolutely obsessed with our wedding photos and truly enjoyed having Dale and Tyler by our side on the best day of our lives. It was like hanging out with friends who are REALLY good photographers ;) You can't go wrong with Benfield Photography, brides!
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Meredith J
We were so pleased with Dale Benfield for our engagements pictures, bridals, and wedding weekend. He made the trip to Stuttgart and photographed our rehearsal dinner and wedding. Such a fun weekend and so glad to have great pictures to show for...
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Heba A
I couldn’t have imagined having a more perfect photographer for our wedding day. Dale was punctual, professional, courteous... but also helpful, calming and funny. He talked me through the celebratory chaos all while capturing the candid moment...
s you never knew were happening. An amazing photographer, and an even better friend. Thank you, Dale!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Kathleen H
We love our wedding photos! They are so unique and capture every moment of our day from every angle. Dale and his brother put our wedding party at ease while taking photos all day and were never invasive or in the way, but somehow they got shot...
s from every view point! We still love our photos and are thankful we can reminisce on the day through them. Dale is thoughtful, professional and most of all FUN. I really appreciate his laid back demeanor while he still is attentive and gets the job done. I had many guests comment on how they felt like Dale was just another guest at the wedding which is pretty impressive as he was on the job. Thank you, Dale! I would highly recommend Benfield Photography to any bride. I am still pleased almost a year later!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Abby N
Dale is the best in the business! Not only are his pictures gorgeous, but he makes every part of the process FUN! I had some specific ideas/shots I was wanting for my engagements, bridals, and wedding pics, and Dale was always on board and exce...
eded my expectations! We are in love with how everything turned out and would highly recommend him to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by cheryl l
Dale Benfield is one of the best photographers in the industry. He is professional, fun, kind, organized, and experienced. You can depend on him to capture your memories well. We highly recommend him for your wedding or special occasion.
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Megan H
I can’t say enough good things about Dale! He is so talented! He makes me feel super comfortable and my husband isn’t complain when he is the photographer because he still makes it fun! We love his style, and is super easy to communicate with! ...
Five out of five! We Love Dale!
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Alesia L
Dale is the absolute best! He was able to capture all the special moments for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding in Jackson Hole, WY. Not only is Dale’s work amazing, but he worked so well with our family, guests and all the vendors. As a ...
mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day knowing Dale had everything under control. I HIGLY recommend Dale Benfield!❤️
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Joya H
We had the best experience working with Dale for our wedding! He traveled to Atlanta for our engagement shoot and used his amazing eye to make sure we have engagement photos that we loved! He is also so fun to be around, so we had a great time ...
exploring Atlanta that day!
He and Tyler were also fabulous at our wedding! We are so happy that we had them with us the entire day as they did not miss anything and so beautifully captured all of the special moments. My family kept going on and on about how fun he was to be around and how he and Tyler were seamlessly a PART of our celebration all the while taking the best photos!
While on our honeymoon, my now husband actually said--"Man, I wish Dale was here with us to take pics of all the cool stuff we are doing!" hahaha! Dale Benfield photography is highly recommended and we hope to work with him again in the future! : )
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Lauren L
Dale is absolutely the best! He is so talented at not only taking great shots, but also at helping everyone enjoy being a part of the photos. My husband was even impressed with him and so glad that we got to have him apart of our wedding! We...
couldn't be more pleased with him and all of the memories he captured for us!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Oakley P
Dale was so wonderful to work with...very friendly and talented! He got beautiful shots of our wedding. By the end of our wedding night, my mom was inviting him to our thanksgiving dinner-he truly felt like family!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Brittany H
Dale was so much fun to work with! My Fiance and myself had such a great time, it will be a memory to cherish forever! We also loved the photos that we received! We can't wait to show them off at our wedding as well as hang them up in our home!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Breann A
As a venue we see a LOT of photography styles. Dale has an amazing eye for light that has produced some of our favorite images since opening including a local magazine cover feature. We love all of his work from in home sessions to travel. He i...
s professional, fun and truly enjoys what he does which is so important in our line of work!
-The Ballroom at I Street
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Sarah M
I had always loved Dale’s work and when I became engaged-Dale was who I wanted to work with. My husband and I really enjoyed our time with Dale. Our pictures turned our great!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Ashleigh S
Dale is amazing. He shot my wedding last September and I was so happy with my photos. He captured my day perfectly! I love his style of photography. He is very experienced and it’s easy to tell he absolutely loves what he does! I highly recomme...
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Lacy S
Dale and his partner were amazing. We had a ceremony with a number of moving parts (trolleys, boats, gardens), and Benfield captured it all with ease. Dale brought joy and familiarity to our wedding even though we had never met. I couldn’t reco...
mmend him more highly!
Reviewed On 10/16/2018 by Tyler S
Dale is the best. He's photographed a million of my friends' weddings, as well as my sister's, and has taken countless shots of my family through the years. When I needed headshots, I used Dale as well. He's got a great eye and a quick turnarou...
nd time, and he's a great human. I like him so much, in fact, that I'm marrying him :) but now I have to find a different wedding photographer, which is the only bummer.
Reviewed On 9/24/2017 by Megan S
Dale is fantastic. I've been following his blog since 2009 and the morning after my engagement I contacted him for our engagement/wedding pictures. He is so friendly and down to earth. He traveled to Chicago for the engagement pictures and o...
ur wedding. Because a bridal session is not typical in the North, he was willing to exchange the time for our rehearsal dinner. His work speaks for itself and we hope we get another change to work with him in the future when we start a family.
Reviewed On 8/22/2014 by Lindsey S
Worth every penny!
Reviewed On 7/01/2014 by Alex E
THEY ARE AMAZING!! The absolute best decision ever. They made us feel like family
Reviewed On 10/14/2013 by Natalie C
Dale did an amazing job capturing our marriage celebration! He was so professional yet fun right from the start! Our portraits look like something out of a movie! All the amazing shots we have will be so important to us for the rest of our l...
ives. If your looking for a great photographer who really knows his trade, this is your guy! Don't even think twice!
Reviewed On 9/30/2011 by Ashley D
Benfield did a wonderful job on my wedding day.
Reviewed On 12/28/2010 by Carrie C
Meredith is an amazing photographer. She's fun and very sweet. She makes photo shoots very easy and comfortable.
Reviewed On 9/28/2010 by Kimberly C
Dale and Mere were great! They have given us pictures of the most memorable day of our lives! They have been amazing! If you want the best, choose Dale and Meredith!