Recently I modified my 5D for infrared and have been anxiously awaiting the spring foliage so I could test it out. I took it with me for Coleman & Catherine’s pre-wedding session that we did at the Japanese Gardens a couple of weeks ago and wanted to post one of my favorites since I’m so enamored with infrared photography and wanted to share.

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Last month we had the pleasure of photographing Angela and John’s wedding at the Robert Carr Chapel on the TCU campus. Angela and John both graduated from TCU and they had so many fond memories there that they decided it would be the perfect place for their wedding. They are such a fun couple and they surprised everyone at the reception with an unexpected visit from the TCU mascot SuperFrog. Everyone was having such a great time and no one wanted the night to end.

Wedding Coordinator: Kristen Knight, Shenanigans Weddings & Events

Photography: Phase 3 Photography

Cake: Opulent Cakes

Ceremony: Robert Carr Chapel

Reception: Hilton Fort Worth

DJ/Videography: Randy Ro Entertainment

Florist: Signature Productions







Earlier this month I was invited to the unveiling of the new issue of McKinney Magazine. I was excited that they were going to feature McKinney weddings in the new issue since there are so many great locations and venues for weddings in McKinney and was told they had chosen one of my photos for the story. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that they had chosen one of my bridal portraits of Megan at the Grand Hotel for the cover. It is a great honor to be on the cover this month! Thank you McKinney Magazine.

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Wow! 2012 is gearing up to be an amazing year for Phase 3 Photography! Not only is one of our weddings featured in the newest issue of D Weddings (I’ll post more about that later) but the fashion editorial that I photographed for Texas Wedding Guide is now out on newsstands. One of the photos even made the cover which is a huge honor and a wonderful surprise!

I want to give a huge thanks to Unique Unique Design and Gather for letting us use their amazing spaces for the shoot. I am always inspired when I walk into Unique Unique Design and it has quickly become my favorite store in McKinney, which is saying a lot because there are a lot of amazing stores downtown.

I was in awe of the rest of the team that day. Shannon Caldwell with Something You…Make Up Artistry and Stephen Jaime of Toni & Guy were there all day doing hair and make up. Everything they did was flawless and they were having so much fun while they worked their magic! And of course a huge thank you to Shannon at the Texas Wedding Guide for asking me to be the photographer for this amazing project.

Now for some photos!

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Flowers: Dr. Delphinium, Magic Moments
Gowns: Stardust Celebrations, Stanley Korshak, Rosa Clara
Jewelry: Bachendorf’s, Patsy’s Bridal Boutique, Stardust Celebrations
Makeup: Shannon Caldwell – Something You…Make Up Artistry
Hair: Stephen Jaime of Toni & Guy







My last post was from Sara and Ryan’s beautiful wedding in Sonoma California and there were so many more photos that I wanted to post so I decided to make a slideshow of my favorites from the wedding to share. The slideshow is displayed below or you can view the slideshow at www.phase3photography.com/ryanandsara. Thank you for watching!







Last month we had the pleasure of travelling to Sonoma for Sarah & Ryan’s wedding at the Kenwood Inn & Spa. I could not have imagined a more amazing place for their wedding! The Kenwood Inn was rated the top small resort in the United States by Conde Nast the past two years and it’s not hard to understand why the second you arrive there. Since it was a destination wedding it was a small intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends and everyone enjoyed every second of their special day. We went into the vineyards to take photos just before sunset with Sarah and Ryan and had an amazing time! I will be posting their slideshow soon as well as photos from their reception that took place at the Filter building in Dallas a few weeks later.
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Nicole & Josh were married almost two weeks ago in McKinney at the historic chapel at Chestnut Square and had their reception at the ever so cool Flour Mill. They are such an adorable couple who have an amazing circle of family and friends who came together on to celebrate their wedding day.

I was excited to work with some of my favorite vendors, Sarah Halterman with Sweet Art Bakery and Pamm Myers with Bridal Blooms & Creations. I had to share photos of the amazing work that they did with the cake and flowers for the wedding.

Pink has been very popular this spring and summer and I can understand why. It is such a fun color that really stands out and adds a fun element to a  wedding and reception.

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I was so excited to see Ashley & Luke’s wedding featured in the newest issue of the Texas Wedding Guide! Their wedding was this past Fall at the Swingin D Ranch in Parker, TX which was the perfect setting for their sunset wedding.

 

Outdoor Sunset Wedding

 

Prior to their wedding I photographed their engagement session out in the country roads of McKinney. They both love horses and my friend Shannon with Happy Trails Carriages let us use one of her beautiful white horses for the session.

 

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We are pleased to announce that Phase 3 Photography made Momentville.com’s 2011 Hot List! Thank you to all of our couples and clients who gave us such wonderful reviews. We couldn’t have made this list without you!

13 Jan, 2011 – MomentVille.com, one of the worlds leading wedding websites, has just announced that Phase 3 Photography has been selected for the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List.

The annual Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes excellence within the wedding industry, as determined by reviews from tens of thousands of brides and grooms. Phase 3 Photography was among the best reviewed vendors in their area in the past year.

“The Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes best of class wedding professionals.” said Geoff Evason, MomentVille’s CEO. “Highlighting the success of the top wedding professionals is an exciting way to spread the word and help newly engaged couples find the right professionals for their own weddings.”

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In July we traveled to New Orleans to photograph Marisa and Steward’s wedding at the Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter. We had a blast walking through the city streets with Marisa and Steward using the French Quarter’s bold colors and amazing architecture as backdrops. Susan with Classic Weddings and Events did an amazing job as their event planner and the day was perfect! They had a courtyard ceremony in front of the fountain and at the end of the night we all were in for a real treat with the second line parade which is a wonderful New Orleans tradition. At the end of the reception a jazz band escorted the bride and groom and all of their guests out onto the streets of New Orleans. Everyone was marching and dancing in the streets and having a great time. It was day that we will never forget!

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