Category archives: Moments

Caitlin & Jordan – First Look & Portraits at The Mansion on Turtle CreekDallas, Texas

I can’t even – I mean – ahhhh.  This first look is beyond perfect.  We met up at The Mansion on Turtle Creek where we had Caitlin & Jordan see each other on the balcony of the hotel.  Gorgeous fall day and a couple that looks this good and just melts into each other.  There could not have been a better way to end my 2016 Weddings!  When Jordan turned both of them were jaw dropping excited to see each other.  She sweetly showed off her dress and they embraced and snuggled up together.  These photos are why I love first looks – all the emotion and pretty rolled into one amazing moment!  After we used photographed their family, bridal party and romantic portraits at this classic Rosewood Hotel property.  I love the architecture, the green scapes and even the sidewalk there – I don’t think you can select a more iconic Dallas hotel location for photography.  Enjoy all the pretty and as always thanks to the vendors who made it all possible:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

The Mansion at Turtle Creek – Rosewood Hotels

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Dress

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Dresses

Bryan Long Flowers

Premier Transportation

 

Caitlin & Jordan – Wedding Day PreparationsDallas, Texas

Can’t believe I have come to the end of my 2016 weddings!  To put a cherry on top of a fabulous year of amazing couples I ended with Caitlin & Jordan – a couple that is gorgeous, had AMAZING locations, a great vendor team and was perfect in every way.

We kicked off their day with preparations!  Caitlin had an emotionally charged getting ready as her Mommy & Sister helped her dress and she revealed her look to Daddy and opened gifts from Jordan.  So perfect!  This is just the beginning because I had to split this one up into 4 posts as they had 3 very different locations and a super fun and beautiful reception!

This wedding had some of my favorite vendors on site and we had so  much fun creating a beautiful day for Caitlin & Jordan:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

-Tracy

Laura & David – Wedding Reception at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, Texas

Lightly Photography 2016

Laura & David have a great love story. Their wedding day is a perfect picture of them and it was filled with such beautiful moments.  During their wedding reception at Classic Oaks we had a blast!  When they descended the grand staircase into their first dance you could feel their love and it pretty much never stopped.  Hearing their parents and friends toast them you could see the intimacy of their relationships but what I heard over and over was what good people Laura & David are.  They were described by every person close to them as kind, compassionate, giving, serving and pretty funny too.  I think these two have a great future ahead of them if they love each other like their families described them they can’t fail.  After some yummy eats and sweets it was time to hit the dance floor!  David and Laura – thank you so much for allowing me to be with you.  I am so happy that I was able to hear and see your love!

Weddings come together for my couples with fabulous teams of people, pulled together to make their vision come to life.  Thanks to Laura & David’s Vendors!

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning & DJ

Turquoise Video

Sugar Bee Sweets

Hired Gun BBQ – Catering

May I Serve You – Rentals

Hers2 Photo Booth

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

William Bruce Salon – Hair

Gene’s Charters

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Laura & David – Wedding Portraits at Classic Oaks RanchRomantics in Mansfield, Texas

Lightly Photography 2016

Laura & David are not just super beautiful people on the inside they are also pretty amazing to look at and photograph!  I mean look at these two!  If the sun had not been setting and I had unending perfect sunset light I  might have photographed them for a hour more.  Take a peek at their romantic couples portraits on the Classic Oaks Ranch property.  We scaled a cattle guard for some gorgeous photos and it was so worth it!  I love every part of Classic Oaks from the outdoor chapel, the barn and pastures.  Can’t wait to share this fun reception tomorrow!

 

Thank you to the wedding team that Laura & David selected and helped make this day so magical (and big shout out to David who helped with ALL the wedding planning!!!)

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning

Turquoise Video

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

William Bruce Salon – Hair

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Laura & David – Wedding Ceremony at Classic Oaks Ranch

Lightly Photography 2016

I LOVE an emotional couple and Laura & David are like my dream clients – these two love each other and are not afraid to show it.  David is such a cutie – I mean – look at his reaction (above) as he watched his beautiful Laura walk down the aisle to him!  What more can you ask for in a man?  Well, that was just the start.  This loving man had sweet words and nice gestures all day for his beloved – it made me cry SO many times!!!  During the ceremony the vows they had for each other were heartfelt and true and during the ceremony David was SO excited to be marrying his bride he couldn’t stop talking.  He wasn’t afraid to speak up and say how beautiful she was, lucky he was and in love with her he was.  Their ceremony had me crying, smiling and with goose bumps!  Laura was so thoughtful in all she did – from fun custom boots for her groom to perfect gifts for all the parents.  During the ceremony and every time she was near him, she was just glowing.

It was a pretty amazing day!

Thank you to all the vendors who made this wedding so beautiful:

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning

Turquoise Video

Love Notes – Officiant

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

Dot the I – Paper Products

William Bruce Salon – Hair

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Emilee & Jeff – Wedding Reception at the Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

These two – swoon!  This painting so perfectly explains them – they may have opted for a classic and elegant black and white color palette but Emilee & Jeff have such colorful personalities and when they are together they are so much in balance – just like this artwork!

During their wedding reception at The Modern Art museum in Fort Worth everyone had a ton of fun!  The grand hall was beautiful with tall white topiary floral with a mixture of low centerpieces accented by silver and clean lined black chivari chairs.  The statement in the room was the dance floor though – the custom black and white dance floor by DFW Dance Floors was cool and really brought the room together.  As the couple walked the catwalk and entered the reception by the grand stair case they went straight into their first dance.  Jeff held Emilie close and embraced her with his hands on her face as they shared that first dane as though they were the only ones in the room.  After dinner and some toasts that brought everyone to laughter (and a few tears) it was time to party!

I am so excited for what the future holds for you two – Emilee and Jeff – Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.  I loved every moment with you and was inspired by your love for each other and all those around you.  Congrats!

-Tracy

 

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All the pretty can’t happen without this amazing list of vendors, they made everything look like the dream Emilee hoped for and more:

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Glenn Roush & LeForce Entertainment – DJ & Lighting

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Grand Events – Rentals

Silver West Transportation

DFW Dance Floors – Custom Black & White Dance Floor

Angie Williams – Hair and Makeup

Bliss Bridal Salon – Brides Gown

Mister Tuxedo

The Bridesmaid Boutique

Prime Limo – Transportation Exit Vehicle

If you are like me and can never get enough pretty photos then check out their highlight slide show for more fun moments and emotional images.

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Emilee & Jeff – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

Emilee & Jeff’s black and white wedding was not just super pretty – it was full of emotional moments that made me get goose bumps and cry happy tears behind my camera.  After an sweet first look at the Omni hotel we headed to Marty Leonard Chapel for their wedding ceremony.  Emilee got her bridesmaids super fun black and white polka dot umbrella’s by Kate Spade so we had to use them for a photo – so cute!  After some photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen outside the church it was time for their fall nighttime ceremony. The chapel has bright light during the day but at night it is moody and dimly lit and I think it feels very romantic.  During the ceremony I don’t think Jeff stopped smiling for an instant – I love his smile – so bright and contagious.  Even now I am smiling as I type thinking about his face.  🙂  After the I do’s we were able to capture some night time portraits showing off the architecture and space that makes the Marty Leonard Chapel so beautiful and unique.

Weddings are awesome but they are sure made better by a fab vendor team!  Thankfully Emilee had one great team:

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Marty Leonard Chapel

Silver West Transportation

Forte Strings – Ceremony Music

Angie Williams – Hair and Makeup

Bliss Bridal Salon – Brides Gown

Mister Tuxedo

The Bridesmaid Boutique

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Emilee & Jeff – Getting Ready & First Look at the Omni HotelFort Worth, TX

Tracy Autem 2015

Where do I even begin?  This couple is just the sweetest most silly in the perfect ways kind of in love that makes my life better.  The way they look at each other, how they melt into each others arms and their willingness to enjoy life and laugh is refreshing and inspiring.  Emilie & Jeff met in High School, kept in touch, and eventually fell hard in love as you can see by these photos.

The couple and their families and friends prepared for the wedding at The Omni Fort Worth Hotel.  Emilee was full of nervous energy and laughter as she awaited seeing her prince.  She is close to her Mom and sister and I loved the connection they had to each other as they helped her dress in her textured gown.  Jeff looked so good and SO ready to see Emilee as he awaited my direction to turn around.  When he turned his jaw dropped and rightly so – Emilee was stunning!  These two laughter, embraced and checked each other out as they chatted about the day.  It was such a heartfelt first look and after we had the parents join us for a gift and one of my favorite moments of the day – Jeff’s Mom & Step Dad seeing Emilee for the first time.  Dad gave a big OK and Mom was just speechless – I love watching families become one that so deeply care for the person their child is marrying.  It sure makes it extra special.

Thanks to our vendor partners!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Angie Williams – Hair and Makeup

Bliss Bridal Salon – Brides Gown

Mister Tuxedo

The Bridesmaid Boutique

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Colleen & Frank – Wedding in Lewisville and Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

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Colleen & Frank have been dating for 2 years.  These two met and quickly fell in love. Their quirky and brainy personalities are such a perfect match and you can really see how they complete each other.  The love to travel, their dogs and enjoy spending time together caring for their family and friends.  Throughout their wedding day I could see the strong passion they have for others and placing people before themselves.  They are kind and full of love for each other too.  🙂

 

For their wedding we started the day at Colleen’s childhood home in Lewisville before their wedding at St Phillip’s Catholic Church – where she attended as a child and teen.  They exchanged gifts before the wedding and Frank’s awesome Dr. Who cufflinks were so fun and perfectly him!  Frank gave Colleen a jewelry box (and some jewelry of course) but what caught me was his instructions and help so that she would know how to open the box just right.  During the ceremony  there were lots of smiles and laughs and it was all sealed with a kiss – poor Frank was left with a little reminder of that kiss but Colleen lovingly wiped the lipstick from his face before the were pronounced man and wife.

 

After the wedding ceremony we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards for some fun romantic photos of the couple and bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The rustic nature area (above) is so pretty and perfect for some images of the two alone before some more fun pics in the stockyards station.  We got there right as the cows were walking the streets for their daily cattle drive and had to jump into the road for some pics with the historic signage.

 

At the Depot a beautiful and lush floral filled room awaited the couple for their party.  The night was filled with great toasts, sweet dances, fun, laughter and some delicious bites!  It was such a fun night and I was so happy to be with them.  Thank you for trusting us to be part of your day and I am so excited for all the future holds for you.

 

Huge shout out to all the vendors that made Colleen & Frank’s day so amazing:

Ashton Depot

Bluebonnet Bakery

Intimate Soiree Floral

It’s Your Night Entertainment

Pence & Panache

Lip Service Makeup & Hair

See more of this elegant purple Fort Worth Wedding at the Ashton Depot in Colleen & Frank’s wedding slide show:

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Charissa & Damon – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at City Club Fort Worth

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Charissa & Damon had a beautiful wedding at City Club of Fort Worth and I am so excited to finally share!  These two met over 6 years ago and through their courtship they have enjoyed lots of fun, sporting events and growing together as a team.  Now they are on to life’s next adventure – as husband and wife!

We met up with this adorable couple at City Club where they spent their day from getting ready, the ceremony and the reception.  Charissa and her girls were glammed by the Beauty and the Blush hair and makeup team.  Charissa looked stunning with her classic undo and clean lined ball gown dress.  I was completely smitten with the bodice and the ribbon detailing on the bottom.  It reminded me of a 50’s starlet on the red carpet!  Damon and his guys hung out and helped him keep calm leading up to the ceremony.

After their ceremony we slipped out onto the balcony for some fun night time shots with the city lights behind them before spending the rest of the night on the dance floor!  Damon is all smiles when he has his arms wrapped around his wife and it was so sweet watching them together.  We had such a great time celebrating with them!

This day was made perfect with a fabulous vendor team:

City Club Fort Worth

Kate Foley Floral

LeForce Entertainment

Sugar Bee Sweets – Cakes

Beauty & The Blush – Hair & Makeup

Paper Planet – Paper Products

Stanley Korshak – Brides Gown

Bella Bridesmaid

Mens Warehouse

Check out some more beautiful moments from this Fort Worth Wedding in their slideshow highlight!

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