A New Orleans Wedding

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!


Texas Wedding Guide Feature – Courtney and Phil

Texas Wedding Guide’s newest issue has featured Courtney and Phil’s wedding! Their ceremony was at the beautiful Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church and the reception was at the ever so cool W Dallas – Victory. I am so happy for them both and their exciting new life together with their super cute dog Jules!


Wedding Coordinator: Chelsey Dane, Bride Associates
Cake: Icing on the Cake
Caterer: W Dallas – Victory
Band: Blind Date
Stylist: Mitzi Merritt
Bridal Boutique: Bridal Portfolio and Mockingbird Bridal Boutique

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Dallas Wedding Planner Feature

This week one of our couples is featured on the Dallas Wedding Planner Blog for their series called “Love Gives Me Goose Bumps.” It has been such a joy getting to know and work with Erin and Craig this past year and they are such a sweet couple! You can view the feature at the Dallas Wedding Planner Blog which is a great blog for anyone planning a wedding in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Grapevine Wedding

A Garden Wedding

What a beautiful day it was for Megan and Juan Carlos’ Wedding at Katie’s Garden at the historic Heard-Craig House in McKinney. I’ll start off with a couple of photos from Megan’s bridal session.

















































After the ceremony they took a carriage ride through the square to the reception which was at the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hotel. They were literally stopping traffic!

Carriage Ride

Winter Wonderland

This winter has brought an unusual amount of snow, but our puppy Ollie has been enjoying it as much as he can. Here is a photo of him having fun. I think there’s more snow on him then there is on the ground!


Texas Wedding Guide Feature

Melissa & Trey’s wedding at the Dallas Arboretum is featured in the newest issue of the Texas Wedding Guide. It’s a wonderful magazine that is a great resource for anyone planning a wedding and we are excited to be in the newest issue. I know Trey & Melissa are too!


Bride’s Choice Award


We are very excited to be honored with WeddingWire.com’s Bride’s Choice Award for the second year in a row! This award recognizes the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire Community. We want to say thank you to all of our clients who helped make this award possible. Here’s to another great year!

Arboretum Weddings

We photographed so many beautiful weddings at the Dallas Arboretum this year and I wanted to post some of the photos from the two most recent weddings. First is Lisa and Brent’s vintage garden themed wedding in the Sunken Garden. And since we had such a blast with their engagement session in historic downtown McKinney I had to share a couple of photos from that session as well.

Dallas Arboretum Outdoor Fall Wedding
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Coordinator: Kathryn Thomas
Florist: Kevin May – May Flowers & Gifts
Cake: Radford Cakery
Caterer: Two Sisters Catering
DJ: Complete Music
Dress: Brides by Demetrios
Limo: Romantic Remembrances

Erin and Craig

I am so excited for Erin and Craig’s wedding in Grapevine this Saturday at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church! We had so much fun with the engagement session at the McKinney Cotton Mill so I had to post some images. When they are together it’s undeniable how much they adore each other and I am so happy for them. Two days and counting until the big day!

Cotton Mill McKinney

Cotton Mill McKinney

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The Knot Market Party at the W Hotel

I had the pleasure of photographing the 2009 Market Party for The Knot at the W Hotel in Dallas earlier this month and what a wonderful party it was! Dana Carroll with Social by Dana Carroll is a wedding and event coordinator that designed the event along with the wonderful gals at The Urban Blossom, who also did the floral arrangements for the event. This year was a circus theme as you can see by the photos below. I am including a list of all the vendors who worked to make the event so special.

the knot party at the w hotel dallas

Event Coordinator – Social by Dana Carroll
Floral and Event Design – The Urban Blossom
Photography – Phase 3 Photography
Venue & Catering – W Dallas -Victory
Entertainment – Specialty Sound
Photo Booth – PicStrips Photo Booth
Flip Books – GladTower Live Productions
Rentals & Linens – Ducky Bob’s
Drapery & Props – Lilands Special Events
Spandex Linens – TR Vivid Group
Audio Visual – PSAV

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