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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

Megan & Dylan – First Look & PortraitsWedding Day in Fort Worth

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Just look at that!  See!  I am in love with this day and all the feelings that just bubbled over from start to finish.  Megan and Dylan chose to see each other before their TCU Robert Carr Chapel wedding ceremony.  We set up Dylan on the deck at The Omni Hotel Fort Worth as he awaited his bride.  He was so ready to see her and just before he turned around to see Megan I asked him what he thought her dress looked like, he nailed it!  Dylan knows his sweet Megan well, he said her gown was big and sparkly.  🙂 Love that!  When he turned these two both just burst out in tears of joy – their day had finally arrived!!!

After some emotion, hugging it out and catching up on their day we took some romantic portraits before heading over to the Kimbell Art Museum with the bridesmaids and groomsmen for some fun photo ops.  The clean lines and bright light colors of the architecture outside there perfectly balanced the reception space at The Modern Art Museum.  I really could just photograph these two for hours alone – they were so adorable.  But, they kind of needed to get to the chapel and get married so I had to let them go.

All the pretty made possible by:

Tami Winn Events

Robert Carr Chapel

Omni Hotel Fort Worth

Love & Pout – Fallon Farmer (Makeup)

Nordstrom – Brides Gown

LuLu’s Bridal Boutique – Bridesmaids Gowns

Jos. A. Banks – Menswear

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Jessica & Anthony – Getting Ready & Wedding First LookDallas Wedding

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Jessica & Anthony have that head over heels, passionate, full of laughter and lots of kisses kind of love that girls dream of.  These two are seriously so much fun to photograph and it was so special to share their wedding day with them!  We met up at their hotel in Dallas for some getting ready before their first look.  It was HOT outside and these two were hot together too – from the moment Anthony turned around to see his bride he was glowing.  I can’t blame him – Jessica was gorgeous in her pink textured gown with a corset styled bodice.  Anthony looked so GQ too in his blue tailored suit.  We headed out to brave the temperatures at Addison Circle Park for some romantic portraits and bridesmaid and groomsmen photos.  Huge props to this entire bridal party for being up for anything, trusting me and the result is beautiful!  I’m swooning over here!

-Tracy

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Sarah & David – Wedding Ceremony & First Look at Omni Hotel & Robert Carr ChapelFort Worth, Texas

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So absolutely in love with his day and this couple!  Sarah and David are sweet, genuine and so very kind to everyone around them.  I felt as though I was part of the family as I celebrated along side them and captured the most important day of their lives.  These two prepared for their wedding at The Omni Fort Worth before a first sight on the garden deck.  But before David could see Sarah – 1st she had to see her #1 man since birth – Daddy.  Her Father was all smiles seeing his little girl dressed in white and they both cried as she gave him a precious gift.  It was incredibly sweet.  She got out all the tears and was all smiles and laughter when she finally saw her groom.  Her dress was stunning and I know David agreed!

 

Upon arrival at Robert Carr Chapel at TCU (Texas Christian University) we did some final preparations and these two said I Do!  Their wedding rings were gorgeous in gold – so fun to see gold making a comeback in engagement rings and bands!

 

This day was pretty flawless and I have to say it was in part to an amazing team I got to work along side (Thanks Sarah & David for picking the best!)

Sarabeth Events – Rachel Burrow, Planner

Justine’s Flowers

Blush Bridal Lounge, Austin – Wedding Gown

David’s Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

Robert Oberg Wedding Films

Omni Hotel Fort Worth – Accommodations

Robert Carr Chapel – Ceremony Location

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Katie & Jason – First Look at The Omni HotelFort Worth, Texas

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Katie & Jason are so freaking adorable!  I mean, seriously!  Look at them!  Their first look brought tears to my eyes.  Standing in the garden at The Omni Fort Worth with Jason just waiting for Katie he was so excited.  When he could finally turn his reaction was priceless and what followed was great hugs and precious, tender moments. I am so glad I got to share in this special reveal with the two of them.  It was the perfect peaceful moment before their ceremony and reception.  Katie is gorgeous (I know Jason agrees!) and did you see her dress?  It is phenomenal, that back just makes my heart skip a beat.  LOVE!  Feast your eyes on all the pretty from their first sight and some romantics on the rooftop at The Omni Hotel!

Thanks so much to the amazing team of wedding vendors who made this day so pretty!

Omni Hotel

De Ma Fille Bridal

Turquoise Video

Arrangements by Mary Parks

Maitee Miles – Hair & Makeup

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Allie & Kane – Getting Ready & First LookRenaissance Worthington Hotel

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I think that this reaction is exactly what pretty much every girl hopes for.  Kane was SO ready to see Allie, and she was ready to.  Just before I had him turn around she was getting teary eyed with anticipation.  He was bouncing with excitement.  Hands down my favorite part of my job – the gut reaction of seeing his bride!  This one amazing part of this day is just the icing on the cake as the entire day pretty much rocked.  I don’t think there was a single thing that wasn’t perfect!

 

Before the big reveal Allie & Kane prepared for their day in their suites at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.  Allie and her bridesmaids played on the balcony, got all prettied up by the hair and makeup team and had us all laughing.  Kane and his gentlemen cut up and had fun together and he even tried on his spurs that were a gift at the rehearsal dinner the night before.

 

Check back tomorrow for more!  This one was a long 12 hour day with so many photo ops so it will be several posts.  🙂  Lots of photo goodness!

 

Thanks to the vendor team for making the day so beautiful:

Tami Winn Events

Lynn Films

Neiman Marcus – Brides Gown

Bliss Bridal – Bridesmaids Gowns

Angie Williams – Brides Hair & Makeup

Christy Clark – Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup

Worthington Renaissance – Hotel

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Meredith & Michael – Wedding Ceremony at Preston Hollow Church Dallas

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This day was pretty top notch – these two and their families are so sweet and loving.  They made my team and I feel like we were part of the family and it was a complete pleasure to share this day with them.

 

We met up with Meredith and her ladies at her parents home to hang out and prepare for the wedding.  Meredith has a beautiful group of friends and they looked gorgeous in their floor length black bella bridesmaids dresses.  After hanging at home it was off to Preston Hollow Presbyterian where we turned up the emotion as Meredith dressed in her gown and shared some sweet moments with her parents.  Her Daddy’s face when he saw his daughter, as a bride, just had me teary and then when they gathered to gather to give her a special wedding day present I lost it.  Every girl loves a blue jewelry box but a tiffany’s pearl necklace on your wedding day is more than a gift – it is a keepsake, an heriloom that some day her little girl may wear on her own wedding day.  So perfect!

 

Michael and the guys were hanging at his home for some classic goofing off guy style before heading to the church where he anxiously awaited seeing his bride.  His back turned, Meredith walked down the aisle to him and when he turned to see her…..wow.  These two are totally love and I could see the stress and anxiety melt as they were finally together.  It was so sweet to hear them catch up, check out each other’s duds and give some really big hugs.  It was a super cold day for their wedding but we got lucky with no rain for a brief moment to head outside for a few romantic portraits of the couple.

 

As the sun went down, the bagpiper played to welcome their guest and the church sanctuary filled.  When the doors opened Michael cried (a little) and Meredith looked perfect in every way.  🙂

No wedding would be complete without a well thought out team of vendors:

A Stylish Soiree

Stardust Celebrations – Brides Gown

Mens Warehouse

Bella Bridesmaid

Osgood O’Neil

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas

Check back tomorrow for our second part of this Dallas Wedding!

-Tracy Autem (lead photographer)

with Amanda & Annie

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Tiffany & Chip – Wedding Preparations & First Look at White Oaks Ranch

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Years ago one of Tiffany’s friends was getting hitched and I was the lucky duck who photographed the wedding.  Through that Tiffany and I became Facebook friends and when I saw she was engaged I of course gave a shout of congrats.  Little did I  know that this girl would soon be sitting on my sofa at the studio talking about her wedding and ever since I have been anticipating their big day.

 

On Oct 10th we headed out to Pilot Point, Texas to White Oaks Ranch for their day full of Southern Charm and timeless elegance.  Upon arrival I fell in love with the property – it is gorgeous!  There is so much pretty in fact between these 2 love birds and the location that there will be THREE blogs for this wedding.  Yeah, I am kind of in love.  🙂

 

During getting ready as Mom was helping Tiff into her gown I witnessed one of the most beautiful moments in all my years of photography (it is going on the top 10 list!)  As she was fastening the dress, Mom, started to tell Tiffany everything on her heart.  Her joy, pride, excitement, answered prayers & promises and trust in Tiffany’s choice in Chip.  It was so special to hear a Mothers love, poured out for her daughter on the day she had been thinking toward ever since she held her as a tiny baby girl.  Yep – we cried, Tiffany cried and I am even crying as I remember it.

 

After some prep, a super sweet gift exchange and some celebrating with champagne it was time for the first look.  Chip eagerly awaited his bride under the arbor and when he turned around to see her his face welled with tears.  She gently wiped the tears from his face and then they were all smiles, hugs and kisses.  Read on to see these beautiful moments and check back for their wedding ceremony and reception!

 

Thanks to the following vendors for making everything so perfect:

Events & Experiences

White Oaks Ranch

Petals Couture

Blissful Sky Studio

Stardust Celebrations – A Curvy Bride

Brittany Jones – Hair & Makeup

Knot Standard – Groom’s Suit

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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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First Looks – Pro’s & Con’s

Sticking to tradition or throwing it out the window? Seeing one another before the ceremony is a big decision for today’s brides.  When asked this question by my couples, I have one simple bit of advice:  Be Authentic.  That is my answer to many questions so let me explain.

It is your day, your vision, your romance and as a bride and groom everything about your day should reflect you as a couple.  When it comes to first looks, sights, glances (so many names for this trend!) you should do what feels right and makes sense for your desired photography.

That is all well and good; but why would doing it one way over the other make more sense to you?  Here are some pro’s and con’s from a photographers perspective for you to weigh when making your choice.

Pro’s

  • Are either of you the nervous type or get flustered in front of large crowds?  At the thought of being the center of attention do your turn green?  If you (or your spouse to be) suffers from anxiety or some major nerves seeing each other beforehand takes the edge off.  Besides, you have picked this person to spend the rest of your life with!  They are probably the best cure to those anxious feelings and being apart just seems unnatural.
  • Get to the party faster! Guests can enjoy a short cocktail hour and then on to the party.  Why?  Because with a first sight most (if not all) of your formal photography can be accomplished prior to your guests arriving at the ceremony.
  • Location, location, location!  Seeing each other early sometimes means capturing daylight in the winter months before your evening ceremony, visiting a favorite spot, adding variety to your images by changing locations and having a relaxing time doing so (no rushing!)
  • Emotional responses and plenty of time to twirl in your gown and let that guy gush over your wedding day look.  Hug, smile, kiss, laugh and actually get to talk to each other when you see one another (during a ceremony you might get a whisper in – no major conversation until that ring is on!)

Con’s

  • You’re a traditional kinda girl/guy.  It’s ok – if this is you then skip right on down to saying no to this trend.  If you love all things time honored and true you may regret stepping out of your box this time.
  • You are having a BIG split of time on your wedding day (think hours between the wedding and reception.)  If this is the case, all the pro’s above are null and void – you have so much time in between to take photos that you can be leisurely about it.

I love first looks – they make MY day easier because as a photographer we get tons of time to play and take photos.  But it is YOUR day, like I said.  Be authentic in your choices and in the end you will be pleased with your wedding and your photography!

-Tracy Autem

Check out these two very different first sights.  A modern hotel balcony or the center aisle of your ceremony site – a first look is tailored to your day and your preferences.

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