Category archives: Engagement

Mary Katherine & Wes – Engagement Portrats at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Mary Katherine and Wes met at Texas Christian University in business class.  Wes caught her eye as he was giving a presentation and now, 7 years later, they are getting married this December.  After college these two and their dog Cash moved to Dallas.  We visited the Dallas Arboretum and the Lake for their engagement session.  They spend lots of time with their pup at White Rock Lake – Cash LOVES the lake!  He was such  good boy for us during their photo shoot.  In January Wesley popped the question on Mary Katherine’s birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate with them on New Years Eve Weekend!

-Tracy

Morgan and Todd – Engagement Portraits in Fort Worth7th Street Bridge & Japanese Gardens

Morgan & Todd are the cutest!  They literally JUST got engaged this last weekend we followed up the proposal in Dallas with a session 2 days later!  I can’t wait for their wedding later this year in Fort Worth so we used some of my favorite spots in Fort Worth for their engagement session like the Japanese Gardens, 7th street bridge and downtown near Sundance Square.

These two were brought together by mutual friends and have since started life with some big adventures.  Todd is in the military so Morgan has followed him to an out of state assignment and is ready to be a military wife.  I know their life will be full of fun and lots of love and laughter.  They started planning their wedding pre-engagement during Todd’s last deployment.  It’s hard to actually propose while living countries apart so when he returned he proposed.  It may not be the traditional order of things but as a Air Force brat myself I totally understand having to do everything on the governments time.  What is obvious is how happy they are together.  I had a great time getting to know Todd, talking video games, military life and his travels and finding out about the things they love to do together.  I am inspired to sign up for Hello Fresh after photographing these guys – sounds like they have lots of good meals and laughter at home together thanks to this meal service!

I will see you two in the Fall for the wedding!

-Tracy

Katie and Allen – Engagement Portraits in Fort WorthTrinity Park & Downtown

Katie & Allen are adorable!  They have made their home in Arlington with their two pups that could not be a better reflection of themselves.  They met through mutual friends – best friends that married each other brought these two into each others lives!  Could not be a better way to meet and be sure you have life in common.  Katie & Allen love to adventure and can be found playing top golf or attending a game – especially the Rangers!  After 4 years these two will say I Do this summer at Piazza in The Village and it is going to be one FUN party with DJ Andy Austin there to bring the party!

See you both in a few months!!!

-Tracy

Jacqueline & Matt – Engagement Portraits in a Natural ParkFort Worth, Texas

This session just makes my cheeks hurt – I am smiling so much and haven’t really stopped since I photographed these two lovebirds!  Jacqueline and Matt met in college in Tulsa and were a perfect match.  Together these two just melt into one another and I love the way Matt looks at his bride to be, he knows he is a lucky guy!  These two are doing the long distance dance right now as Jacqueline travels allot from her home locally to Houston to be with Matt.  My prayer for them is that she soon finds that perfect job down in Houston so she can be close to her guy!  I adored the long formal frock that Jacqueline paired with this natural location – it made the two of them the stars of the photos!  The light we had was perfect for their afternoon session – look at that amazing light!  Recent rains had the waterfall full of water and these brave souls barred their feet and walked through it to reach my perfect spots.  So thankful for adventures and love filled clients!  Can’t wait for their Fall wedding at Robert Carr Chapel and The Ashton Depot!

-Tracy

Annie and Josh – Engagement Session in Fort WorthNature & Fairmount District

I am CRAZY excited for this wedding.  In just 4 short weeks these two are saying I do and kicking off a new life together at MOPAC here in Fort Worth.  If you are a bride of mine this sweet lady will look familiar – she is my amazing associate photographer Annie Norvell!  I love her sweetness, silliness and passion for photography, Christ and life.  I have always thought she was pretty amazing from the first time I photographed her – for her High School Senior Portraits!  But, when she met Josh this last year I watched her grow deeper in love with Jesus, focus her life and fall head over heels for a Man that fulfilled her.  It has truly been the best to see her mature along side him AND I have really loved getting to know Josh.  From Facebook messages and texts to plan a surprise proposal (see it HERE) and being at his side as he nervously awaited the moment he would ask Annie to marry him – Joshua has impressed me with his honesty, fun spirt and desire to serve God and the woman he believes was set apart for him.

 

This wedding will be a little extra special for me – Annie is like my baby sister – SO, Josh – welcome to the family!  I can’t wait for you to marry one of my favorite people in the world because I know she is for sure your favorite.

 

-Tracy Autem

p.s. – HUGE shout of thanks to Amanda for assisting me on this shoot, helping with poses, making them laugh and generally being a great person.  Love you girl!

 

Taylor & Tyler – Engagement Session at Botanic Gardens & Water GardensFort Worth, Texas

 

Taylor and Tyler are getting married in Fort Worth later this year and TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel and City Club of Fort Worth.  These two may have some Fort Worth roots but life has taken them to Dallas where they met through some mutual friends.  Taylor & Tyler spend time traveling and LOVE sports!  Tyler attended TCU, although originally from California and Taylor grew up in the Fort Worth area.  For their engagement session they wanted a little nature and Tyler requested the Fort Worth Water Gardens.  It may be winter but I love the textures and tree lines at the botanic gardens this time of year.  I am excited to spend their most special day with them in August!

-Tracy

Abbey & Andrew – Engagement Session at the StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Abbey & Andrew started their story in Fort Worth with a chance meeting.  It is Abbey’s hometown and Andrew lived in Fort Worth for work.  Although they only knew each other briefly they kept in touch after Andrew moved on to work in California.  Sometimes though things are just meant to be and as life happened and things changed in Abbey’s life she got a call for a job in California too and moved out West where she later reconnected with Andrew.  Second time was a charm but I have to say that I think they were meant to be after spending an hour with them in front of my camera.  These two are positively perfect together and just full of smiles, laughter and sweetness.  I loved that they were spending the Thanksgiving holiday together – even before they were married!  I was super happy that I got these two to sneak away from the family though for some photos!  And can I just say WOW to Abbey’s gorgeous outfit choice – so on trend and fun with beautiful coloring that just made her look stunning (don’t worry Andrew – you looked great to but can you blame me?) Can’t wait for your wedding next year!

-Tracy

Jennifer & Stephen – Engagement Portraits at Winspear Opera House & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

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I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation for this wedding next Spring.  Stephen and Jennifer and super fun together and I had a blast photographing them last week.  These two met in high school but started dating just a few years ago.  Now they find themselves living in Dallas and getting married in San Antonio next year.  These two together are pretty much the best.  I love Stephen’s silly faces and how he knows exactly how to make Jennifer smile.  We explored the Winspear Opera House area near downtown Dallas and Jen rocked a statement cobalt blue dress that made her eyes and hair pop!  After a little city we went for a total opposite vibe near White Rock Lake.  With their sweet golden pup in towe we snuggled up in the grass and had some fun with gorgeous sunset light.  Congrats Jennifer & Stephen!  So excited for you two!

-Tracy

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Bethany & Tyler – Engagement Photos at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

Bethany & Tyler met in Dallas through mutual friends and they are already having BIG adventures together as they prepare for their June wedding next summer.  Bethany packed up her life here in Dallas and headed to North Carolina so that these two would not be apart while Tyler pursues his MBA.  I had such a great time getting to know Bethany & Tyler – they are super sweet and I can tell that this time in their life is so good for them.  While at school it is allowing them to have lots of quality time since Bethany is telecommuting to her job here in Texas.  I am so excited for all their future holds and their wedding next year.  Can’t wait!

-Tracy

Check out more of their engagement session in their highlight reel:

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Kyndall & Cole – Engagement Photos at Botanic Gardens at TCU CampusFort Worth, Texas Christian University

Tracy Autem 2015

Kyndall & Cole are getting married next summer at TCU!  Yep, ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel and the reception overlooking the stadium at the TCU Champion’s club!  Texas Christian University is a huge part of this couples story, it is where it began so it makes so much sense that they will be saying I do there too!  They met as freshman and were friends thorough out college.  Cole knows he was firmly place in the friend zone and he worked hard to get out of it and eventually Kyndall came around and fell hard for this sweet and loving man.  He is a little soft spoken but I think Kyndall’s bubbly and outgoing personality make them a perfect pairing.  So complimentary!  This past summer both of their families vacationed together in Hawaii where Cole proposed 0 so special!  I had so much fun hanging out with them and loved Kyndall’s deep purple lace dress and her adorable “game day” outfit for the football stadium.  So much fun!  Can’t wait for the wedding!  Rah Rah TCU!


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