Tips: give yourself plenty of time to plan!  Don't get too many opinions from others. Everyone has a different opinion (esp family) and it can get overwhelming. Do what you want to do, after all it's your day! :)


About my dress...I got my dress at Lowe's bridal in Brinkley. Great selection and very helpful staff. Pinterest is great for getting ideas!  Pick something you're comfortable in. Don't get me wrong, wear something amazing!!  But make sure you can move and sit down in it. And accessorize that baby. Your day is all about the bling so go big with the jewels!!


Choosing my location...I chose a destination wedding. I wanted an easy getaway, so Excellence Playa Mujeres was an easy choice. The amazing part is that it happened to be a place Dale has photographed before!  That sealed the deal. I knew Dale would know the best spots for those amazing pics. And I was right!!!


Favorite moment: my special part of the wedding was my father-on-law walking me down the aisle. My father wasn't able to attend, and I am so lucky to have found a second dad in my father-in-law. He's a big Elvis fan and performer, so I surprised him with an Elvis song as we walked down the isle. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking back on that special.


My best memory: having all my friends surround me for several days since we did a destination wedding.  We had a blast!  And dancing the night away with my new hubby and friends!!!


Best thing about Benfield Photography being there...

You are amazing. I can't say that enough. You were easy to work with, knew all the great places for pics, helped me decide my wedding time so we had perfect lighting, and you're so fast too!  You got so many great shots and I'm absolutely obsessed with my wedding pics. Perfect


Q&A With the Bride

Ben and Mandy's wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres was a dream beach wedding. I've photographed weddings at Excellence Playa Mujeres multiple times and know the property extremely well and can always get unique, gorgeous beach wedding images.

Beach Wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres

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About Benfield Photography

Dale started Benfield Photography in 1998 as a way to pay for college. After earning his Master's Degree and teaching college photography, he decided to transition into a full-time photographer.  Since then, he has photographed more than 500 weddings all over the country and abroad. He has also published two books on photography and business.

Dale loves cooking, entertaining, Hallmark Christmas movies, Jesus, kittens, and his two daughters, Cece and Ellie.

Benfield Photography photographs weddings in Arkansas, California, and worldwide. He's photographed weddings in Rome, proposals in Paris, New York City weddings, Dallas weddings, Memphis weddings, Austin weddings, Los Angeles weddings, Napa Valley weddings, San Diego weddings, Aspen weddings, and many more.

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