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Jillian & Brady – Wedding Reception at Mitas Hill VineyardMcKinney, Texas

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Looks at these two!  Last dance for the win again!  Always my favorite part of a day as the couple gets a chance to be alone, reflect upon their day, enjoy each other and have lots of special moments.  Jillian and Brady’s private last dance as full of sweet  moments, embraces, kisses and smiles.  The end of their night was magnificent but their entire night was so much fun!  From the moment they entered to dance as husband and wife until this one everyone celebrated the lives of these two.  It is always so special to see a couple who has stuck through high school, college and into their adult life finally get married.  These two have put in a decade together before ever saying I do and I pray they have many decades ahead of them to celebrate life and to always smile in each others arms.  Thanks so much for letting me be apart of you story!

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day so fun and amazing to photograph:

Turquoise Video

Oliver Davis Events – Wedding planning, design & floral

Mitas Hill Vineyard – Catering

H&H Liquids – Bar

Frosted Art – Bakery

Blue Diamond – Transportation

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse – Mens wear

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Gown

TC Makeup

Minted – Paper Products

The Magic Pen – Paper Products

CW Designs – Paper Products

LeForce Entertainment –DJ & Lighting

Check out Jillian  & Brady’s vineyard wedding highlight slide show for more precious moments!


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Jillian & Brady – Wedding Portraits in the Vineyard at Mitas HillMcKinney, Texas

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Mitas Hill Vineyard is so beautiful and I was so excited to steal a few moments away with Jillian & Brady among the vines.  Loved every second of this 15 minutes.  Mitas Hill truly is the most beautiful vineyard wedding location in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  Fields of grapes, a stream, dirt paths and beautiful trees.  A photographer could not ask for more – but I got it!  I had these two love birds in front of the camera too.  I am a lucky girl!  Check back tomorrow for their fun reception!

 

Thanks to the following vendors:

Turquoise Video

Oliver Davis Events – Wedding planning, design & floral

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse – Mens wear

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Gown

TC Makeup

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Jillian & Brady – Wedding Ceremony at Mitas Hill VineyardMcKinney, Texas

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So excited to start sharing this beautiful vineyard wedding!  Mitas Hill Vineyard is seriously the most perfect place in North Texas to have your wedding if you want it to have that classic winery look.  The property is huge and filled with fields of beautiful grape vines.  From the ceremony you overlook the vineyard and it is pretty spectacular.  It is like a little piece of the California wine country right here!  The location is more than pretty, for this couple it is home.  Jillian’s family owns and operates Mitas Hill and Brady works on property – that connection makes it even more special.

We kicked off the day indoors at the winery for getting ready in the suites and lounge.  Jill and Brady exchanged gifts and dressed in their finest.  I love the illusion plunging neckline of Jillian’s wedding gown from the Bridal boutique of Lewisville.  During the ceremony these two were all smiles (as were their parents!) – they have been together for over 10 years having started dating while Jill was in junior high and Brady was the “older man” in high school.  I think their age difference definitely means less today but I am so glad that they have stuck through it all and by each others side so that now that can call each other husband and wife!  Congrats you two and I can’t wait to share more of this beautiful May wedding!

Every wedding isn’t complete without an amazing team and Jillian and her Mother pulled together an all star cast:

Turquoise Video

Oliver Davis Events – Wedding planning, design & floral

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse – Mens wear

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Gown

TC Makeup

Minted – Paper Products

The Magic Pen – Paper Products

CW Designs – Paper Products

LeForce Entertainment – Ceremony Music

Lorenzo Gonzalez – Harpist

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Rehearsal Dinner at The Venue at Lot 207McKinney, Texas

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This Rehearsal dinner in Mckinney at The Venue at Lot 207 was stylish and so inviting.  The family style table set up by Prop Maker set the tone and made the guests feel connected and welcome.  Beautiful paper products by CW Designs.  Check out all the pretty and then some awesomely cute moments as the couple was toasted by their family and friends.  Check back tomorrow for their wedding at Mitas Hill Vineyard.

-Tracy

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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

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

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

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

Sarah + Evan = Engaged

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I promised more photos from this fabulous session and here they are!  For those that don’t know the bride in these photos is my very own associate Sarah Bunyard.  She is marrying Evan in January in Grapevine.  Since she is a photographer we had to play around with some different ideas for her shoot and come up with something with a little more spice than a “regular” engagement shoot.  Evan and Sarah both love vintage things and spend tons of time antiquing together.  We thought it would be fun to bring that vintage feel into their shoot.  That led us to select the McKinney Cotton Mill for thier location.  The Cotton Mill is a great spot for those that want something with that open warehouse look, old machinery, doors and beautiful light.   On top of the vintage look we of course went for some classic casual shots and even explored downtown McKinney for a few shots in an antique store.  I love getting to work with fellow artists and Sarah is like a little sister too me so the shoot was very special.  Here are some favorite shots and of course their very loooong slide show (I couldn’t help it, I loved way too many.)

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