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Christine & Andrew – Getting Ready & First Look at Winspear Opera HouseDallas, Texas

 

 

I just love this photo above!  I think it perfectly captures the joy and ease of this perfect wedding day!  After getting ready at a nearby hotel Christine & Andrew selected the arts district for their first look.  When he turned to see his bride they were full of smiles, a few tears and big hugs!  As we walked to the reflection pool outside of the Winspear these two were just laughing, talking and enjoying each other.  It is exactly what a wedding day should be like!  Thank you to all the other vendors who made this day stress free for Christine and Andrew so they could laugh and enjoy their wedding:

Stylish Soiree – Planning, Design & Floral

Winspear Opera House & Meyerson Symphony Center – First Look Locations

Shark Pig Weddings – Cinema

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Gown

Maitee Miles – Makeup

Daniel Lewis – Hair

Cherrell & Alan – Engagement Session at Dallas Arboretum & Arts DistrictDallas, Texas

I am just so excited for Cherrell & Alan’s New Years Eve wedding next year!  That’s right – I have to wait over a year to photograph this gorgeous couple again!  I don’t know how I am going to wait that long!

These two were pulled together through common friends online – Cherrell was bold and reached out and Alan was happy to get that message.  Shortly after they had their first two dates – all in one day!  These two have been doing their relationship long distance since the start due to Alan finishing medical school and now in his Residency while Cherrell is in Physician Assistant School.

Alan lights up with his gorgeous big smile anytime Cherrell is near – I can see these two are smitten for each other and that they have a solid relationship and great respect for one another.  For some fun at the end of their shoot we headed to a medical center for a few Doctor themed photos to pay honor to their professions.

Tracy

 

Nicole & Kyle – Engagement Photos in DallasArlington Hall & Downtown Arts District

Tracy Autem 2015

Nicole and Kyle will be getting married in just a few months and I can’t wait!  Their Dallas Weddings at SMU Perkins and The Adolphus is going to be one fun party!  How do I know?  Because these two keep good company, they are friends of one of my other couples and every wedding we get to photograph related to this group of friends is always dance floor packed don’t want it to end excitement.

Nicole and Kyle are super sweet together.  During their session I loved that there was lots of laughter – Kyle knows how to make Nicole smile and laugh and I can just see how she melts into his harms.  Pretty dang perfect.  This day can not get here fast enough!  Congrats you two and I will see you soon!

-Tracy

Check out more of their images from this Dallas Engagement session in their slideshow!

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Kayla & Chris – Engagement Photos at Kimball Art Museum & Sundance Square

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This couple had me cracking up their entire session.  They are the perfect example of lying and yang – complimenting one anthers personalities and strengths in every way.  Chris loves to joke and laugh and he pulls Kayla to the lighter side of life and I can see that she is is rock, she grounds him and helps him with direction.  It is always a joy to see such relationships where each is strong in their own way, together making a strong and unstoppable couple!

 

This couple met through gymnastics so we HAD to include a little spice into their shoot – scroll down to see some handstands and some jumping that is truly epic.  I am not always a fan of such shenanigans in sessions as often it is just for show but for them it made sense.  It was authentic and gave such a cute nod to how they became a couple.  NOW, do you think I can get Kayla to perform some gymnastics in her gown?

 

I was on my knees asking God for a break in the rain for this one – Kayla is studying for her bar exam in a few months and her schedule is packed tight between studying and working.  The Lord was good though and we had an overcast but rain free night for their session at the Kimball Art Museum and downtown Fort Worth & Sundance Square.  Let’s hope we get lucky again with a beautiful day for their December wedding at Fort Worth Club.

 

Congrats and can’t wait to see you both again!  (Good luck Kayla on your tests – you will ace them I am sure of it!)

 

For more photo fun from this shoot see their engagement slide show:

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Tiffany & Chip – Engagement Session in Dallas Bishop Arts District

dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-28 SO excited to share this one!  Tiffany and Chip were one of my first couples to book for the 2015 calendar year and I have to wait all the way until October for their Southern wedding at Lone Star Mansion.  I have been waiting ages to hang out with these two and take their engagement photos so we were stoked when the weather of this very wet May cooperated with us for their Dallas session.  Tiff & Chip wanted a very urban, city vibe to compliment their laid back yet elegant outdoor wedding.  I loved the locations we selected as it gives a nod to where they live and work at this time.  Hanging out in Bishop Arts we stopped in for a quick bite of pie at Emporium Pies (haven’t been?  Run, not walk, immediately to get your self  a slice.) They dived in to a slice of red chess pie and shared some cute moments in the oh so sweet shop.  After running around the arts district we headed out to accomplish a killer shot of the Dallas skyline (seen above.)  This bridge was the perfect vantage point but it was a good thing we had a spotter (Tiffany’s Mom) to watch out for some very fast driving cars!  Congrats you two and I am over the moon about your upcoming wedding! -Tracy Oh, not enough?  Check out their slideshow: dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-1 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-2 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-3 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-4 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-5 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-6 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-7 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-8 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-9 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-10 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-11 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-12 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-13 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-14 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-15 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-16 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-17 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-18 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-19 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-20 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-21 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-22 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-23 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-24 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-25 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-26 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-27

Ashley & Derek – Dallas City Engagement Session

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SO super excited to share this session!  From the moment Ashley walked into my office to meet my I just fell in love with her smile, her heart and just sweet disposition.  I was even more excited to see her in her loves arms at this session in Dallas and get to know Derek as well.  These two met in high school and were friends first before Derek began his pursuit of Ashley.  The attended Ol Miss for a little while together before Ashley finished up here at UNT.  These two are inseparable though and I just loved watching them together.  Derek is very laid back, go with the flow and low key while Ashley brings adventure and a fun loving spirit to the table.  Seeing such a well matched couple makes me excited for their wedding and what the future holds for them.  Congrats you two!  Can not wait for your May wedding at the Ritz Carlton!

-Tracy

OK, so you want to see more?  Check out their highlight slideshow with more faves from their Dallas Engagement photo shoot!

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Lindsey & Christian – Dallas Engagement Photos

Lindsey & Christian have known each other their entire lives almost, attending the same church growing up and probably playing together and being typical little kids they don’t even remember.  They have photos to prove it but until these two finished college and found themselves living back in the same area they never really “saw” each other.  When they did it was obviously God’s perfect timing because if you spend any time with these two you see how much they love one another and how they perfectly compliment one another.  Christian is an opera singer (I know, a very uncommon career path) and Lindsey is a lover of litle ones and teaches school.  To propose Christian took Lindsey on an across country adventure where they ended in New York where he proposed.  Love a guy with a plan!  For their engagement session we explored the Dallas Arboretum and then the Winspear Opera House and Myerson Symphony neighborhood.  We got some golden light and I got to know these two more.  Can’t wait for their wedding next summer!

-Tracy Autem

 

 

Krista & Aaron – Dallas Engagement Portraits

Krista and Aaron and I hung out the other day and hit up some of my favorite Dallas locales at Whiterock Lake and the arts district near The Winspear Opera House.  It was a hot day but these two warmed me up more with their awesome personalities and laughs.  This couple met in college at Tarelton University and have been together ever since.  They are so well suited for each other and I can’t wait for their amazing Fort Worth wedding with planner, Kristyn Hall of Event Elements.  See you guys soon (in November, when it sure to be a heck of allot cooler)!

 

Kristy & Jarred – Engagement Photos in Dallas at Sand Volleyball Courts, White Rock Lake and the Arts District

OH my goodness.  I am SOOOOOO in love with this couple and their session.  I had a blast running around Dallas with them and didn’t want the session to end, unfortunately it had to as they were prepping to jet off to Mexico the next morning for a friends wedding.  These two have a great story, they met playing sand volleyball!  Don’t you love that?  I do so we met up at a bar that hosts sand volleyball games every week and where they often play for some fun photos showing off one of their passions.  I loved their “POOK” balls (so named as Jarred took up jokingly calling Kristy Pookie when they started dating.)  Then we headed off for some nature and white rock lake then some glamour in down town Dallas.  We hit up some of my favorites in the arts district near Winspear Opera House and Nasher Sculpture Center before ending with the Skyline at dusk.  All in all an awesome session and I am stoked for their October wedding!

-Tracy Autem