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Megan – Bridal Portraits at Chandor GardensWeatherford, Texas

Megan was a GORGEOUS bride and as her wedding just hit the newsstands in the newest Brides of North Texas Magazine I thought it was perfect timing to share her garden bridal session from last summer.  Megan is a sweetie and oh so fun to be around – her dress definitely showed off her personality with it sweet and sparkly detailing and volume filled skirt with attitude!  This  mixture of classic and modern clean lines complimented her wedding to Dylan at Robert Carr Chapel on the TCU campus with a reception at The Modern Art Museum.  The open back dress with sparkly straps was purchased at Nordstrom Wedding Suite.

You can see more of Megan and her purple wedding here.

Nicole – Bridal Portrait at Dallas ArboretumDallas, Texas

Nicole was a gorgeous bride with a big heart, lovely smile and a happiness that is infectious.  Her wedding last year at the Adolphus was fun filled and I so loved getting to know her parents and Kyle’s family.  I always get the blues after weddings are over because I really build such a closeness with my brides that I want to have excuses to see them forever.  Today I am revisiting this lovely lady and sharing her bridal portraits.  Photographed last spring at the Dallas Arboretum.  Nicole found her dress at the Bridal Boutique of Lewisville and her flowers are by Fleurs & Events.  It was super HOT this day and she brought the best crew of ladies to help her out.  With cousins and bridesmaids at her side they brought mini fans to keep Nicole cool, carried things are cracked us al up.  A wedding is made special by the couple but it is furthered by those close to them that they choose to include – Nicole definitely has great people in her life and that mad her bridal session a day I will not forget!

-Tracy Autem

Bethany & Tyler – Engagement Photos at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

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Bethany & Tyler met in Dallas through mutual friends and they are already having BIG adventures together as they prepare for their June wedding next summer.  Bethany packed up her life here in Dallas and headed to North Carolina so that these two would not be apart while Tyler pursues his MBA.  I had such a great time getting to know Bethany & Tyler – they are super sweet and I can tell that this time in their life is so good for them.  While at school it is allowing them to have lots of quality time since Bethany is telecommuting to her job here in Texas.  I am so excited for all their future holds and their wedding next year.  Can’t wait!

-Tracy

Check out more of their engagement session in their highlight reel:

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Kyndall & Cole – Engagement Photos at Botanic Gardens at TCU CampusFort Worth, Texas Christian University

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Kyndall & Cole are getting married next summer at TCU!  Yep, ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel and the reception overlooking the stadium at the TCU Champion’s club!  Texas Christian University is a huge part of this couples story, it is where it began so it makes so much sense that they will be saying I do there too!  They met as freshman and were friends thorough out college.  Cole knows he was firmly place in the friend zone and he worked hard to get out of it and eventually Kyndall came around and fell hard for this sweet and loving man.  He is a little soft spoken but I think Kyndall’s bubbly and outgoing personality make them a perfect pairing.  So complimentary!  This past summer both of their families vacationed together in Hawaii where Cole proposed 0 so special!  I had so much fun hanging out with them and loved Kyndall’s deep purple lace dress and her adorable “game day” outfit for the football stadium.  So much fun!  Can’t wait for the wedding!  Rah Rah TCU!


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

Lightly Photography 2016

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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Katie & Jason – Wedding Ceremony at St. Patricks Cathedralwith preparations at Omni Fort Worth

Lightly Photography 2016

This wedding had all the feels – laughter, tears and some super funny faces (see above!)  Katie and Jason had a pretty perfect day in my books and I was blessed to document it for them.  We kicked off their Fort Worth wedding at The Omni Hotel for some preparations and a first look (check out their first look blog post here!).  Mom and sister were at her side as she slipped into her gorgeous gown before seeing Daddy for the first time – He wrapped his arms around her in a huge hug and she totally got teary.  🙂

After some fun photos on the rooftop garden we headed over to St Patricks Cathedral so these two could finally get married!  Their ceremony was full of sweet moments and I had the best seat in the house!  Churches all have rules about where we can stand and what we can or can not photograph but at St Patricks I have the best view – I get to see their faces!  While the audience sees their backs I get all the stolen glances, quirky looks and smiles.  Hidden behind the altar I really get to see how much these two love one another.

And just like that they were married!  Check back for  their awesome reception that actually started the moment they walked outside the church!?!  It was legendary!

Shout out to the entire wedding vendor team that pulled off a fantastic day for Jason & Katie:

Turquoise Video

Arrangements by Mary Parks

De Ma Fille Bridal

St. Patricks Cathedral

Omni Hotel Fort Worth

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

Lightly Photography 2016

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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Courtney & Miles – Engagement Portraits at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock Lake

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This session just makes me giggle and grin.  Courtney & Miles met in Dallas and currently live there with their puppy dog – Finley.  I had the privilege of taking these two to the Dallas Arboretum and being their tour guide as we took some stunning photos.  I can’t believe they have lived in the area so long and had never been!  It was the perfect backdrop through – a bit of nature and a touch of elegance to go with their night on the town outfit.  Courtney’s dress had the most fabulous sleeves with a  peek a boo checkered design.  Courtney works at an ad agency and Miles practices corporate law.  Although their lives may have them in Dallas today she is a Fort Worth girl through and through so their wedding will be at The Fort Worth Club next summer.  Finley – their Husky – joined us for a few photos at White Rock Lake (thanks to Courtney’s Mom for playing dog wrangler!)  We found this beautiful pocket of red and yellow autumn leaves and it was just amazing!  I love these guys and I am so looking forward to their wedding and working the fab team of Sarabeth Events!

-Tracy

For more check out their Dallas Engagement Portrait slide show:

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Chelsea – Bridal Portraits at Chandor Gardens

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As I am finishing up this gorgeous ladies wedding right now I had to show off her beautiful spring bridals at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford.  The classic and timeless lines and greenery of the garden complimented her lace overlay gown with endless layers from De Ma Fille Bridal.  Her gown’s unique silhouette made me so happy!  Chelsea reminds me of Snow White with her stunning skin, rich dark hear and especially with that fun bright lip from Lip Service Makeup.  Bouquet by Tami Winn Events.

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Meredith & Michael – Engagement Portraits in Dallas Highland Park

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Loved this fun and casual session in Highland Park a few weeks ago!  Everything was so lush and green from all the recent rains and these two just added to it with their sweet love shining through.  The way he looks at her, the way her face lights up when he is close – makes me pretty happy.

These two met through some mutual friends and slowly they grew into a couple.  Meredith didn’t take much notice of Michael at first – as he put it he was rocking out to some rad 90’s jams when they first met.  I am sure that just made her have to know more about this cool guy!  I love them, their sweet spirits and I can’t wait for their wedding this coming winter, it is going to be FUN!

More pics?  Of course!  Check out their slideshow:

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