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Britny & Aman – Wedding Reception at Mckinney Cotton Mill

Lightly Photography 2016

SOOO in love with these romantic images from Britny & Aman’s wedding.  Fall and Winter weddings pose lighting challenges so to ensure this couple had beautiful daylight images we whisked these two away from their ceremony for an intense 15 minutes stealing every moment of the days last light.  It was pretty phenomenal and I just adore the results.  We captured this soft moment in the warehouses at the Mckinney Cotton Mill.

The reception hall at the Cotton Mill was gorgeous with tall topiary floral and low textured pieces that were accented by lighting and linens.  The sweetheart table stood out with special vintage rental seating.  The soft touches and color palette in corals, soft pinks with whites and greens and a touch of gold worked so well in the space.  As Britny & Aman entered everyone came to their feet and cheered them on as they kicked off the night with their first dance.  The night was full of fun, dancing and dollar bills flying in the air!  The traditions and music of Aman’s family culture kept everyone in high spirits.

You two – thank you times a million.  It meant so much to me to share in your day, to see your happiness complete and full in one another.  I am so excited to see what the future brings you both!

Huge thanks to all the vendors who made Britny & Aman’s beautiful wedding reception so perfect and fun filled!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, design and floral

JTorry Makeup & Hair Artistry

Turquoise Video

Bliss Bridal – Bride & Bridesmaid Attire

Jupiter & Juno – Paper

Wendy Krispin – Caterer

Creme de la Creme Cakes

LeForce Entertainment – Glenn Roush – DJ & Lighting

Grand Events – Rentals

Gold Dust Vintage – Rentals

AM Linen Rental

Silver West Limousine

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Britny & Aman – Wedding Ceremony at Mckinney Cotton Mill

Lightly Photography 2016

Britny and Aman make me so happy – their love for each other is strong and full of so much life, laughter and just goodness.  I remember noticing how Aman looked at Britny when I photographed her sister’s wedding years ago.  That look hasn’t changed and he was definitely wearing that big in love grin when she walked down the aisle to him at the McKinney Cotton Mill!

We kicked off their wedding day at the wedding venue along side the girls as they were prettied by the JTorry team.  Aman and his guys hung at the hotel and joined us at the Cotton Mill for some family portraits and photos with his guys.  After dressing in her gown Britny shared a special first look with her Daddy and their eyes both filled with tears.  It was so incredibly sweet.

Finally wedding time the strings started to play and everything came together to make these two husband and wife!  I loved their sweet smiles as they exchanged vows and rings.

Can’t wait to share all the beautiful details from the wedding reception!  Shout out to all the vendors we partnered with for this wedding celebration!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, design and floral

JTorry Makeup & Hair Artistry

Turquoise Video

Bliss Bridal – Bride & Bridesmaid Attire

Dallas String Quartet

Jupiter & Juno – Paper

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Haley – Bridal Portraits at McKinney Cotton Mill

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Haley is married!  Therefore I can share these stunning pictures.  Now, if you just perused her wedding day photos you might stop and think, wait, this dress is different.  Well, it is.  Haley, like so many brides, had second thoughts.  Not about Rusty (she knew she picked right on that one) but about her gown.  The dress you see in her wedding photos was her first and RIGHT dress but she bought this one thinking she was going to switch BUT then went back to the first.  I love us ladies, we are so indecisive but to me it just means double the fun with gowns!  I liked both of them and this dress was stunning at The McKinney Cotton Mill.  LOVE!

-Tracy Autem

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Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kerri – Bridal Portraits at The McKinney Cotton Mill

Kerri and Jase were married over the weekend at Marty Leonard Chapel and Stockyards Station so I can finally share her beautiful portraits.  I am in love with the photo above, so dramatic it feels very sultry.  All of her portraits made me smile behind my camera and it was a true joy to photograph her.  Kerri knew how to work i and her dress was AH-mazing.  McKinney Cotton Mill was the perfect backdrop for her with its rustic vibe and the great sunset light through the windows.

 

Caitlyn – Bridal Portraits at McKinney Cotton Mill

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I have one word to describe Caitlyn, WOW.  It completely sums her up and her gorgeous bridal portraits at McKinney Cotton Mill.  Her eyes are piercing and she has marvelous bone structure as well as looking amazing in her gown from LuLu’s Bridal in Dallas.  In addition to her bridals we spent some extra time together at the NYLO in Plano for Boudoir photos.  One of my favorite lingere sessions ever that I wish I could share.  I had so much fun photographing her and I can’t wait to share her wedding later this week.

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Sarah {Bridal Portrait} McKinney Cotton Mill and Fields

Last weekend I traveled to Tucson for the wedding of Sarah and Brian.  It was SO beautiful and I completely enjoyed my backdrop of Mountains.  BUT since they are finally married I can share some of her stunning bridal portraits taken here in Texas when she visited me a few months ago.  We photographed at the Mckinney Cotton Mill as well as some fields and it was the perfect setting for my very artsy friend.

This photo was the image she chose to display as a canvas at the wedding and her groom cried when he saw it and hugged me until it hurt. It made me so happy.  It is everything I know Sarah is and it is just a perfect photo of her.

This photo is sweet and I like it.

Repetition of line and patterns = one happy geeky artist plus a beautiful bride makes for insane joy.

I don’t want to know what trick Amanda was performing behind me to get this laugh but I love it.

Brides of North Texas {Fall/Winter 2011 Issue Gown Shoot} Dreamy dresses, elegant bride, handsome groom and vintage detailing

I do have a true love story with brides and wedding dresses.  One of the main reasons I am passionate about shooting weddings is that I love the fairy tale, the excitement and the uniqueness that surrounds each wedding gown and the bride that chooses it.  When the owners of Brides of North Texas Magazine approached me about this dreamy vintage shoot I was on board from the  moment I saw the inspiration board.  It was completely up my alley as I love all things that are soft, natural, vintage and romantic.  It stood out to me as different as well from other gown editorials as we were going to throw into the mix a good looking young man, some designer suiting, a table-scape, detail shots and a boudoir look!  I was completely taken a back as well as I thought, little old me, shoot a gown editorial?  I knew I could do it but I also think that a degree of humbleness and wanting to improve is essential to any artists growth.  This shoot humbled me, wowed me and when I finally held the magazine in my hands I was in awe of what I created.  I actually looked at my staff and said I can’t believe these are my photos!  I am so in love with each image and the Brides of North Texas staff so blessed me with this opportunity.  I can’t wait for the projects I will shoot with them in the future!  Later this Fall I will share some more images from the shoot that are not in the magazine as well as a few behind the scenes moments.

Tiffany & Matthew {Romantics Session} McKinney Cotton Mill

Lord knows that the wedding day is tight, between getting ready, getting married and having a killer party many things have to happen.  Sometimes my couples don’t get to spend as much time getting romantic photos of themselves taken as they would like.  No problem there!  A romantics photo shoot after the wedding is the perfect solution and it means we get to go some where super fun and different from your wedding day locations.  Tiffany and Matthew did just that with me last month right before Christmas at the McKinney Cotton Mill.  I know Tiffany was excited to wear her gown from Bliss Bridal one more time and I was stoked to hang out with them and catch up since their October wedding.

Williams Family {McKinney Cotton Mill}

We have been doing a TON of family sessions lately for the holiday season.  Check out my most recent, the Williams family.  We did their session at the McKinney Cotton Mill.  To see more head on over the Lightly Photography Blog where you can always find my non-wedding related portrait work as well as my fabulous associate team.

-Tracy Autem

Rebecca & Mark {Enaged} at the McKinney Cotton Mill

Rebecca & Mark are getting married in Dallas next year and I can’ wait for their wedding!  Last Friday we got together at the McKinney Cotton Mill for their engagement session.  This time of year the weather is unpredictable (well, it is Texas so maybe I should say all year) and we couldn’t risk cold or rain as Mark lives in Washington DC and Rebecca lives here.  He flew in for the weekend so he could meet me and get close and cuddly with his woman in front of the camera.  It was awesome to meet Mark and we hit it off right away as we both have something in common, photography!  Mark loves photography and learned using film and the darkroom (like me!) so we were chatting it up from the very beginning of their shoot.  Their relationship has pretty much always been long distance with each of them taking turns flying across the nation every other week to spend time together.  They met years ago but sparks didn’t fly BUT when Mark came back for a visit he remembered Rebecca and asked his friend to invite her out.  It is history after that as these two are a perfect match, their families love them and so do I!  He is so sweet on her and her beauty is even more stunning when she smiles looking at him.  So lucky to photograph people in love.