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Katherine & Mason – Engagement Photos at Trinity Park & StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Katherine & Mason met while attending Oklahoma State.  They first crossed each other’s paths as Katherine utilized Mason’s frat house kitchen to bake up some killer s’mores cookie bars.  He felt that it was best not to leave a pretty girl unattended in the kitchen and he then had first dibs on those cookies too!  Later on as they joined the same group of friends to study it clicked and these two started dating.  They have been together 6 years and life has taken them on many adventures together.  Right now Katherine is finishing up Law School before the wedding and Mason is working with his family business out of town.  Soon though, they will be married, together and living a “grown up” life as Mason calls it.  I know the adulting they have ahead of them will be fun, blessed and full of laughter because these two are darling together and full of giggles – especially when Mason gets close to Katherine.  She was getting tickled all session by him!  For their shoot we really embraced the Fort Worth vibe hitting up the Stockyards and Trinity Park for some nature photos.
Can’t wait for the wedding at the Ashton Depot in September!

 

-Tracy

Kim & John – Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Classic Oaks RanchMansfield, Texas

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Kim and John had a perfect spring wedding at Classic Oaks Ranch.  These two met at work and as they became friends, then buddies that spent time at Texas Country concerts it grew into something more – romance.  I love the simple beginnings of their relationship and I can see their love for each other is deeply rooted in that friendship.  With their love for a laid back life and music the ranch in Mansfield was a great backdrop to their day.  I loved how they included their sweet doggie in the wedding day and their nieces and nephews.  It was definitely all about family and friends.  Thanks guys for letting us share in your day and be by your side.

 

Thanks to Kim & John’s vendor team who made the day so perfect for them:

Classic Oaks Ranch

DiFiori Floral

Mockingbird Bridal – Brides Gown

J. Crew – Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Attire

Mens Warehouse

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rudy’s BBQ

May I Serve You

Sunny Looper – Day of Coordination

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Caelan & Jake – Engagement Session at the Stockyards and Fort Worth Park

Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-7This lovely lady is  my niece and I am kind of excited that she is getting married next July!  Although I will be at her wedding my fabulous associate Amanda McCollum with Lightly Photography will be photographing her day so that I can just be family!  Now I might help a little with some of the photos but I honestly just can’t wait to celebrate with these two.  It was actually the first time I have ever met Jake and I instantly fell in love with him and his fun personality.  I can see why Caelan fell for him.  These two met while attending college and living in the same building.  During one of their first meeting Jake jokingly got down on one knee and asked Caelan to be his bride.  Little did he know that years later he would be doing it for real in front of her parents and grandparents on a cruise ship.

 

Jake is a musician and is a member of a country band so we had to get some western vibes going for their photo shoot.  After a show in Austin and before a music festival in North Texas we met up in Fort Worth at the Stockyards for their engagement session.  After playing there we headed to one of my favorite nature spots with a beautiful pond and open fields.

 

Congrats and I can’t wait for your San Antonio wedding next year!

 

-Tracy

 

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Karolina & Roger – Engagement Portraits at Eagle Mountain Lake Park

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I am SO excited to share these – Karolina is our studio assistant so if you are a client of ours you have chatted with this lovely lady by phone or email countless times.  Well, in just a few weeks she is going to be the bride!  We can’t wait to photograph her big day and to see her and Roger joined as husband and wife.  It is fun to photograph someone you see every day, it forces me to stop and really observe and what I saw is how really stunning Karolina is.  She has killer eyes, full hair and flawless skin.   She is going to make a beautiful bride in her Bliss Bridal dress! Last week we met up at Eagle Mountain Lake Park for some engagement photos at this beautiful and rustic park. It perfectly complimented their personalities and Roger’s easy going vibe.  Can’t wait to see these two become a family as when they marry they will become an instant house of 6!  Roger has there gorgeous little girls and Karolina has an adorable little son. Congrats!

-Tracy

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Kayla & Neal – Relaxed Ranch Wedding at The Orchard

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Kayla and Neal are one of the warmest couples I have ever worked with.  Super sweet, totally in love and they pale a high value on relationships with all those around them.  They made me feel like I was part of the family, a close friend and an honored guest.  It was so much fun to share in their wedding experience.  On a perfect first Saturday in May this couple tied the knot at The Orchard in Azle.  Not a typical ranch wedding the aesthetic was elegant yet relaxed and organic.  Kayla selected Navy and Yellow for her wedding colors.  Perfectly complimented and funnily enough the school colors for Michigan where they met.  I am sure Neal’s family never pictured their son would fall head over heals for a Texas nurse and chase her down south and drag them along for a full on Southern wedding.  Looking above you can see as these two smile at each other in during their ceremony that they are enamored with one another.  Their day was perfected by the Todd Events team providing design, floral and planning for this couple.

Todd Events pulled together a fabulous team of vendors including:

Floral & Design by Todd Events

Southern Fried Paper – Invitations

The Orchard – Wedding and Reception Venue

Brides & Beaux in Colleyville – Wedding Gown

Mens Wear House – Groom & Groomsmen Attire

Glenn Roush Entertainment

G Texas Catering – Dinner and Desserts

Moments in Time – Joel Brooks Video

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Kayla & Neal- Engagement Portraits at Penn Farm

Kayla and Neal are getting hitched next year at The Orchard in Azle, Texas and I can’t wait!  I first met these two back in February and finally got together with them last week for their engagement session.  It seemed like it had been forever but before we know it will be wedding time!  Kayla and Neal met at The University of Michigan and when Kayla came home to Texas he happily followed along.  These two are perfect for each other and I so enjoy their company.  Neal brings out a glow in her that just makes me smile – I know on the wedding day she will be absolutely radiant.  To complement their ranch wedding we photographed their engagements at Cedar Hill State Park, Penn Farm – one of my very favorite places for its great light and vintage farm look.

-Tracy


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Brighton & Chad- Engagement Portraits at Cedar Hill State Park

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Brighton and Chad are getting married in September at The Four Seasons and last weekend I joined up with them and their little boy, Blaise, for a fusion of engagement and family photos.  I instantly loved these guys as we actually met for the first time at their session.  Their little guy is just 2 weeks younger than my Gideon that I totally got where they are in life and all the challenges and joy they are facing as a family.  Blaise was a smiley little man and looked OH so cute in his fedora hat.  Chad and Brighton are great parents and I can see how much they love each other, they were so sweet to one another.  I know there wedding, designed and planed by Tami Winn Events, is going to be off the chain amazing, I can’t wait!

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Ashley & Travis – Romantic Wedding Portraits at Penn Farm

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Ashley and Travis were married earlier last year and unfortunately I was unable to photograph their wedding but I was lucky enough to be asked to capture their engagement portraits as well as these fun day after “romantic” style portraits in their wedding attire.  It is always so much fun to get to spend time with a couple after their wedding day with no time constraints or limitations.  Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park was the perfect location for their portrait with it historic vintage barns and rustic country feel.  It was great to hear all about their wedding and their adventures since tying the knot, can’t wait to see what they have ahead of them!

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Kelli – Bridal Portraits in The Hill Country at a Country Church

On a VERY hot day earlier this year I trekked down to Temple, Texas to meet up with my bride Kelli and her Mom for her bridal portraits.  We headed out into the hill country to a ranch owned by a family friend where this tiny little church sits.  It was so little only about 20 people could fit comfortably inside but it was perfect for her bridal portraits.  I have been dying to share them and now that these two are married I finally can!  Look back soon for their wedding photos.

Classic Oaks Ranch – An amazing rustic wedding and reception venue

 

I love ranch weddings and I am so excited to see more and more beautiful ranch’s opening up their gates to brides and grooms.  Classic Oaks Ranch is a new wedding and reception venue in Mansfield, Texas and I fell in love as soon as I drove through the gates.  I was greeted by a few camels, rolling landscape with oak trees and some beautiful cattle.  The ranch is 230 acres and is a working cattle and equestrian facility.

Their ceremony spot is a natural altar between two towering Oak Trees.  Also on site is an 18,000 square foot climate controlled event barn with a stone fireplace, a bridal suite including a fully equipped salon, groom lounge, guest accommodations, and a 2,500 square foot party pavilion.  It is breathtaking and the perfect place for a rustic vintage ranch wedding.

I was thrilled to be invited by the owners of the ranch and Gold Dust Vintage to participate in a photo shoot to show off their recently renovated facility.  We were joined by Daniel Troupe of Lynn Films who captures our shenanigans on film and gives you a much better feel for the flow and vibe at Classic Oaks.  All of our vintage rentals were provided by Gold Dust Vintage, they have an fantastic array of items for rent for any event.  Twigs Floral provided all of our flowers.  My favorite bridal salon, Bliss Bridal, provided our two gowns.  Todd Bush, with Oliver’s Fine Foods, brought us some scrumptious items to complete our head table.  May I serve you provided table linens and other rentals and Lucia Bitnar with Foster Blue helped style the day.  Paper products provided by Inviting Ink.

Check out Daniel’s video, you can tell we had fun & that this new wedding location is perfection!  To see it full screen go HERE.

 

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