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Leigh & Evan – Wedding First Look at FUMC CourtyardFort Worth, Texas

This first look had me crying!  When Evan walked out the door to see his bride, Leigh, he was all smiles and they immediately embraced.  First looks are the best!  They shared sweet moments together and Leigh showed off her stunning illusion back dress before they exchanged gifts.  Evan gave her a beautiful jewelry box so that over the years to come she can keep all the future gifts he might give her safe.  Leigh had been writing notes to him in a  journal for 2 years!  That book along with some stunning cuff links were her gift to him.  We also took advantage of the gorgeous architecture around the church and photographed these two alone.

 

Thank you to all the vendors that made their first look so beautiful:

First United Methodist Church in Downtown Fort Worth

Melanie Tatum – Event Planner

Turquoise Video

Branching Out – Floral

Julian Gold Bridal Dept in San Antonio – Brides Gown

Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Dresses from Bella Bridesmaid

The Black Tux – Menswear

Jericho Hair Salon – Beauty

Lip Service – Beauty

Madison & Holt – Wedding Portraits at Robert Carr Chapel & The Modern Art Museum

Robert Carr Chapel TCU The Modern Art Museum Wedding photos DFW Events The Garden Gate Tracy Autem Photography elegant classic timeless Madison Holt-79 In love with these first two images.  The top photo perfectly captures the unique reception location of The Modern.  The treat of your guests (and yourselves) strolling through the galleries on your wedding day is pretty special.  Below is a fun one with a different composition showcasing these two cuties but also the classic architecture of Robert Carr Chapel on the Texas Christian University campus.  When you pair such a timeless wedding ceremony location with a space like The Modern for your wedding reception you get a fabulous balance of photo backdrops.  So excited to share Madison & Holt’s romantic couple portraits! -Tracy

Thank you to their vendor team:

DFW Events – Planning

The Garden Gate – Floral

Warren Barron – Madison’s Carolina Herrera Gown

The Knot Standard – Holt’s Suiting

Maitee Miles – Hair & Makeup

Lynn Films

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Bree & Craig – First Look and Romantic Portraits at Dallas Private Ranch

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This post is all about the couple!  I am kicking off Bree & Craig’s big wedding reveal with all of their romantic portraits and their first look from their private residence ranch wedding outside of Dallas.  After a day of prep and a little side of nerves this couple FINALLY got to see each other.  I love this couple because they are raw and honest and pretty amazingly in love.  We hopped on the old golf cart and headed out into the pasture for some photos with hay bales and the spot where he proposed.  At sunset the light glowing behind the trees near Bree’s family pond was pretty much the most perfect thing ever! I am so glad, due to the first look earlier in the day, we had time to focus on some killer photos when that sun hit the sweet spot.    Scroll on to see some pretty hot pics with a side of silly thrown in.  Enjoy!

 

Huge thank you to A Stylish Soiree for making this wedding so much fun and beautiful to boot!

 

-Tracy

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Clare & Blaine – Wedding Portraits at The Four Seasons in Dallas / Las Collinas

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This crowd was FUN!  Can you tell?  I loved this couple and their wild and crazy friends.  After a sweet ceremony at Clare’s home church in Colleyville we headed to the Four Seasons in Las Collinas for their wedding reception.  Before kicking off the party though we had to take portraits.  We took SOOO many that I loved at this wedding that I am giving them their very own blog post!

Check out Blaine and his men.  They are a dapper group and were all ready to cut up for the camera.  They looked well put together in their gray suiting and fun socks!  Blaine definitely owned his look and had a good time with his friends.

Claire and her ladies look completely classic with a kick of energy in their coral and bright summer  bouquets.  Their pale grey silver gowns with sheer necklines looked light and soft along side the yards of toulle of the brides gown.  She rocked a completely chic top knot bun that looked flawless all night long.

Oh – and the kids.  Look at those minis!  Even they were enjoying their wedding day roles.

If that isn’t enough awesomeness, there are some killer romantic portraits of the bride and groom too!  Clare and Blaine have playful spirits so some picking up, walking and some silly faces were a must! The golf course at this Dallas venue is the perfect wedding photography location as you can see from these stunning portraits.

Thanks to the wedding vendors that helped make these photos beautiful:

Tami Winn Events – Planning, Design & Floral

Warren Barron Dallas – Brides Dress

Nordstroms – Bridesmaids Attire

Men’s Warehouse

Kaylie Biggs – Hair & Make Up

Lynn Films – Video

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Ashley & Matt – A Dallas Wedding Reception at City Club

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem City Club Downtown Red Sculpture

Fun shot outside the downtown Dallas high rise where they had the reception at City Club.

After Ashley and Matt tied the knot at Maple Manor in Dallas we switched up locations completely from garden to downtown high rise at City Club Dallas where they had their reception.  I always love working at City Club as their staff, food and service are just phenomenal.  They really saved the day actually as just days before the wedding Ashley realized she had told City Club Sunday’s date for her reception instead of Saturday!  All was taken care of though, the reception  moved to Saturday and it was gorgeous.  The night was jam packed with fun from Matt & one of his groomsmen singing “Gold Digger” by Kanye to the crowd, Oklahoma University Pride, and non stop dancing.  I know that everyone had such a good time and we did too!  Here are some photos from their Dallas Wedding Reception!

Dallas Wedding photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bride Groom Ceremony Romantic

A romantic image at Maple Manor after their ceremony

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Garden Photos

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bridal Party

The front of the Maple Manor and Ashley and Matt's crew!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem maple manor front bride groom

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love the look of happiness on Ashley's face as Matt whispers in her ear

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Couple Walking Parking Lot

Off to the reception!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown High rise sculpture red

Another fun one outside of City Club's tower

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Downtown City Club entrance

Here come the bride and groom, ready to dance!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club first dance

Adore how she is squishing her face up against his in this first dance photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Father Daughter

I love the father daughter dance at every wedding but this shot of Ashley's Mom with her own Dad during the dance just made me melt.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sunset kiss

A private moment as the sun set behind the couple

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Laughing at their own toasts, it was funny.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Toasts

Ashley looking on and listening as her sister shared some wisdom and funny stories

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song

Ashley's Dad gave a beautiful toast about the "happy dance" and followed it with her Grandpa joining him on the dance floor, ripping off thier Tux jackets to reveal soem fabulous OU shirts that were super festive!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club OU Fight Song Shirt

They went all out on these shirts complete with this embroidery on the back.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake cityscape

I love where they put the cake at City Club Dallas, such a great view and a pretty cake!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club White purple Cake

Have some cake Matt....

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

These two and all their guests had such an amazing time dancing, the floor was packed ALL night!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Reception Dancing

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club showing off ring

Ashley showing off her ring

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Garter Toss

Matt was not shy going after that garter.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Holding Hands

Love this shot of them holding hands as they kicked their guests out of the reception hall so they could have a private last dance.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance Bride

I just LOVE this shot and the next one from the last dance. They both are just holding each other ever so tightly, loving being in each others arms and taking the day in.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Last Dance

ahhhhh

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Elevator

Not sure how she ended up with his tie on so for fun we took this photo

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem downtown City Club Sparkler Farewell Exit

Farewell and Congrats!