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Sarah & Derek – Destination Wedding at Lake TahoeTahoe, Nevada

Sarah & Derek were married at a private residence on Lake Tahoe.  This spectacular location had amazing views, lake front access and the perfect little green to say I do!  This rustic elegant wedding was so beautiful!  Sarah and her Mom, Ima Jean, did an amazing job pulling together every single details for this intimate affair.  This couple knew they wanted to keep it small and it was so sweet because just their closest family was in attendance.  Sarah prepared upstairs while Derek got ready downstairs – with just a staircase between them I had to make sure they stayed in their places!  Sarah’s airy skirt and gorgeous detailed bodice was beautiful on here and her cascading curls and unique headpiece made the look!  Derek was dapper in winter suiting with textured layers and colors.  During the ceremony, officiated by Sarah’s sister in law, everyone was smiling – including me!  Tears were totally shed by this lady behind the camera as they vowed to love one another – and all of Sarah’s animals and even Derek’s ducks!  These two are so perfectly suited for each other – it just warms my heart they found one another.  Over an intimate dinner they danced with each other and their parents as the sun set.

-Tracy Autem

Sarah & Derek – Engagement Portraits in Lake TahoeSpooner Lake & Kings Beach


Sarah & Derek love the outdoors.  While dating they took a trip to Tahoe and so as it came time to select a location for their wedding they  knew immediately they wanted to go to Tahoe.  With this space having such a value to them we also waited to photograph their engagement session until the eve of their wedding.  They love to hike so we set out to one of the trails they enjoyed on their first trip to the Lake Tahoe area – Spooner Lake.  We had a great 2 mile hike and took SOO many photos, chatted, laughed and talked about life.  It was truly so special to spend time with them!  All that hiking worked up an appetite so we ended our session in Kings Beach for a few lake photos and some ice cream!  Yum!  This woodsy fall photo shoot was absolute perfection.  I love when I get the opportunity to travel with my clients and adventure along side them. Thanks Derek & Sarah for inviting me into your lives and trusting me with your special moments!

-Tracy

Shannon & Geoff – Engagement Portraits at Las Colinas Canals & Grapevine Gardens

Tracy Autem Photography 2013 http://tracyautem.com

This couple rocks my socks off!  From the moment I met Shannon & Geoff I knew, knew I wanted to photograph their wedding.  They are such sweethearts and I adore their relationship with each other and God.  They are getting hitched on a Thursday (I Know, crazy?  Nope, smart.  Did you know most vendors including me give discounts Mon-Thursday on weddings?).  Their wedding will be in June so for engagements they wanted to incorporate the fall.  We got super lucky with some perfect weather before all this coldness rolled in.  Light was AHmazing, turning leaves, cute puffy vests and plaid made for woods engaged perfection.  For the first part of their shoot we wanted it to feel very Gothic European so we hit up the Canals of Las Colinas and the couple rocked some classic attire.  Thanks guys for picking me!  I can’t wait until next time!-

-Tracy

Want to see more?  Check out their engagement portrait highlight reel!


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