By far, the coolest thing about this job is the people I get to shoot. The Clients. All of their emotions. The strength and the vulnerability. And the love. God Bless the Love!
This session was so much fun. Angela and I went to high school together and became even better friends years later through social media. She worked hard to get in shape and was ready to strut her stuff.
Engagement Sessions usually overflow with love and affection, and this was no exception. Just look at these two souls. They can hardly wait to say “I do” to each other.
Her man, Damon, is awesome. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know him better with each new photoshoot.
He’s got his hands full, for sure, but this guy’s cool and confident. No worries here.
Move along. Nothing more to see here. XOXOXO
It’s so obvious with these two – they seem to have found each other at the perfect time.
I can’t say enough about Downtown Grapevine either. How fantastic is this place?
Shop windows, brick facades, wrought iron benches, beautiful planters and festive lights galore.
This is a couple with everything in front of them. The future is their’s to create.
Now we just have to figure out how to get them to stop kissing . . .
Summer is over and only the memories remain.
Fortunately, I love capturing and preserving memories.
It’s what I do for a living, after all.
You may have noticed I took a little time for the things that matter most these past few months.
Not to worry! I’m back and ready to go.
Spring is here and in Dallas, Texas that means it’s time to go outside and have some fun. In Big “D” you gotta tip-toe through the tulips while you can, because three fat months of hotter-than-hot temperatures are just waiting around the corner.
March and April have it going on, though. Just look around Dallas and you’ll see flowers of all shapes and sizes blooming everywhere.
From the Dandelions and Tulips of “Dallas Blooms” at The Dallas Arboretum to the spontaneous spectacle of Bluebonnets that grace the fields and roadsides each year, Dallas has a love affair with Spring Flowers.
There is no better time to gather the family together and have some professional portraits taken.
Please contact me today to schedule your family’s session. The calendar is filling up and like the beautiful flowers that only hang around for a few weeks – these specialized session offerings won’t last either.
Our family recently returned from another yearly trip to the beautiful state of Colorado. Since moving from Denver to Dallas, we seem to be heading back up to Colorado as often as we can.
The natural scenery was as spectacular as ever, with wonderful weather to enjoy the entire week. A favorite past-time was checking the weather App on our iPhones and commenting on how much more pleasant the temperature was in Breck as compared to Big D.
We hiked and swam and played and walked all over town. One morning we even shared breakfast with a hungry gang of Chipmunks. Who knew that the average chipmunk can consume three times his body weight in sunflower seeds before 10:00 AM!?!
Our kids were both born in Colorado and we want them to know as much of it growing up as they can. It’s so fun exploring and discovering new wonders with them.
The beauty of the mountains is everywhere, and as a photographer, I was on sensory overload all week with my camera clicking away like crazy. This year, I made it a point to focus on shooting some of my favorite details in and around Breckenridge that I don’t normally get to photograph.
Just like any beer enthusiast, I always try to hit the Breckenridge Brewery while we are up there. But, I have never really tried to take any pictures.
This time, I walked in with my camera strapped around my neck and sat down at the bar. I laid my Nikon right there on the bar in plain sight. After exchanging a few pleasantries, the bartender asked if I was out taking pictures. Before I knew it, she had invited me behind the bar where I was able to get in close for some very cool views of the place.
Thoroughly refreshed, it was time to snap a few pics at a local Ski Shop. I love the gear associated with the snowsports industry. Every spring in mountain towns all over the country you’ll find walls of boots on sale and bins of last year’s skis marked down.
It’s like an X-Games prop department. The details were too good to resist.
After grabbing a Mocha at the uber-cool Starbucks, I stopped into the Patagonia Store. I love their clothing as well as their corporate rational and strategy.
The salesperson was really friendly and we talked awhile about the company and their aesthetic and other things such as taking days off of work to hit the slopes.
He invited me to take as many pictures as I wanted. So, I did exactly that.
Before heading back up the mountain, I popped in to Empire Burgers for some goodies. One of the waitresses let me shoot the shirt right on her back. How’s that for service?
Our view from the balcony of The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 was spectacular. It was hard not to spend all of our time out their just watching the breeze blowing through the trees.
On the drive home, we decided to visit The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Now, that is a photogenic location, if I’ve ever seen one.
The kids loved it and were even sworn in as Junior Rangers. Unfortunately, the position doesn’t pay much.
All in all, it was an amazing adventure and we are already planning our next trip back.
No matter who wanders in front of my lens, The G Man will always be my first photographic love.
My original model and still constant inspiration. The Grantster is hands down the fastest individual ever captured by Ben O’Neal Photography . . . and that only happens on rare occasion.
I love you son.
I am proud to announce that Ben O’Neal Photography is currently offering The Dallas Blooms/Spring Flower Mini-Session.
This is going to be so much fun! The flowers at The Dallas Arboretum are nothing short of spectacular. The setting couldn’t be better for your springtime pictures.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule your session.
This is the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful family memories that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
One of the aspects of my job that I love the most is all the amazing people I get to meet. At the start of the new year, the wealth management firm True North Advisors hired me to photograph their corporate party. It was so much fun.
The venue they chose was this really cool place over in the Park Lane Shops called Bowl and Barrel. Relatively new, Bowl and Barrel has done a fantastic job of combining great music and elegant food with a fun-filled evening of what they call “Boutique Bowling”.
As you can tell by the pictures, everyone really enjoyed themselves. I was having fun taking pictures, but I also found myself really liking these people. They just seemed like a bunch of totally cool people relaxing a bit after a hard season of work.
They had special bowling shirts made up and were pretty competitive, although I’m not really sure who, if anyone, actually won.
The food looked and smelled amazing and it was a real treat to photograph everyone having fun in such a unique location.
When True North first contacted me about the session, I was told that the goal was to hopefully get everyone out of their comfort zone so that they could really bond and enjoy a fun-filled evening together.
I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what happened. Thanks for letting me mix and mingle with you guys.
It was an honor to be invited to the party . . . even if it was just to shoot a few pictures.