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Jennifer & Stephen – Engagement Portraits at Winspear Opera House & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation for this wedding next Spring.  Stephen and Jennifer and super fun together and I had a blast photographing them last week.  These two met in high school but started dating just a few years ago.  Now they find themselves living in Dallas and getting married in San Antonio next year.  These two together are pretty much the best.  I love Stephen’s silly faces and how he knows exactly how to make Jennifer smile.  We explored the Winspear Opera House area near downtown Dallas and Jen rocked a statement cobalt blue dress that made her eyes and hair pop!  After a little city we went for a total opposite vibe near White Rock Lake.  With their sweet golden pup in towe we snuggled up in the grass and had some fun with gorgeous sunset light.  Congrats Jennifer & Stephen!  So excited for you two!

-Tracy

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Laura & David – Engagement at Texas Christian University Campus & StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

TCU is a part of this couples story even if they didn’t meet there.  They both attended Texas Christian University but met after Laura graduated playing sand volleyball.  We kicked off their engagement session at the stadium and around campus to give a nod to their pasts and that because of that connection and mutual fiends and interests these two were destined to meet.  With Laura’s California roots and David’s feet firmly planted in Texas we headed over to the stockyards for some laid back photos that give a nod to their home, the place they have placed their roots together as a couple.  Loved hanging out with you two and can’t wait of your wedding this Fall at Classic Oaks Ranch!

-Tracy

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

Tracy Autem 2015

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

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Allie and Kane – Engagement Photos at Mitas Vineyard in McKinney

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I just don’t know where to start – this session made me so happy, when I came home my face was hurting from smiling so much.  Allie and Kane are just the sweetest and kindest couple.  Their Momma’s raised them right and raised them together – these two have know each other pretty much as long as they can remember.  Kane was always good friends with Allie’s twin sister so as they grew up and he pursued Allie everyone was pleasantly surprised.  They are perfect opposites, complimenting one another in every single way.  Also they push one another – I love to see that!  During the session Kane was egging Allie on singing “Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you.”  It was hilarious but man it worked!  That push is what helped me get this AMAZING photo above.  I suggested we find a way into the creek and Kane’s determination infected Allie and she bravely scaled a incline to get this image.

 

Allie picked out some adorable outfits – loved her butterfly skirt!  The Mitas Hill Vineyard was a beautiful backdrop for their session and was so diverse in spots to photograph.  To end the session they both threw on  their college t-shirts for some silly casual photos.

This session was fun in every way and when it ended I hated to say goodbye, I just wanted to hang out with them more!  I am looking so forward to my next chance to spend time with Allie & Kane at their wedding next year!  Congrats you two!

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Madison & Holt – Engagement Portraits at Dallas Arboretum & White Rock Lake

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Madison & Holt are getting married next July in Fort Worth at TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel and The Modern.  Although this couple attended Texas Christian University and met there they live in Dallas so we met up on a beautiful day for some engagement portraits at The Dallas Arboretum & White Rock Lake.  I had some scrumptious light, especially for mid day and we overcame the wind for one of my favorite fall photo shoots.  Madison looked amazing in her plaid and classic cape sweater and was pretty perfectly complimented by Holt’s sweater.  These two are easy in front of the camera, sweet to one another and just perfectly matched.  I am so excited for their wedding and to see what DFW Events pulls together for their special day!

-Tracy

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Lara and Derek – Fort Worth Engagement Portraits

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I am so in love with this couple and their Fort Worth engagement session!  I have been shooting almost all of my sessions in Dallas lately so it was awesome to be back over in Cowtown at some of my very favorite locations last week.  These two will be tying the knot in March and since I am expecting  my little one right around their wedding date I co-shot this sessions with Amanda from my associate team with Lightly Photography.  I wanted them to be completely at ease with her and get to know her as well as myself since depending on baby I may not be able to photograph their wedding myself.  It was so much fun to shoot along side Amanda, I could totally do that more often!  Lara & Derek met while at school at Hardin Simmons and from this first picture above you can see these two are totally into each other and that their relationship is full of laughter.  Mia, their pup, came along for their session and she was perfectly matched with little bows for their city photos.  I think she may have wanted the entire session to be about her.  They will be having their wedding at Piazza in the Village, it’s classic beauty but casual feel totally fits with their personalities and it sounds like they will be having quite the party!

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Yasmin and Scott – Engagements in Highland Park, Dallas

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Scott and Yasmin were a lucky couple a few weeks ago as after a big rain storm temps dropped and we did a very rare mid day session in July!  It was beyond perfect and I am so glad the weather was so kind to us as Scott had flown in that weekend so we could get together!  We met up in Dallas in Highland Park for a classic and timeless backdrop for their engagement photos.  We visited three parks and Lakeside pictured above was definitely my favorite!  Scott and Yasmin were easy in front of the camera, being playful, laughing and cuddling up together.  Scott says it helps that they live in different places, he just wanted to hold his beautiful bride to be since he hadn’t seen her in a few weeks.  Must say if absence makes the heart grow fonder AND makes for fabulous pictures I don’t have a problem with that!  Luckily though in a few weeks these two will be calling Houston home together and I know they can’t wait to be in the same zip code again!  Scott was a hoot joking and putting Yasmin at ease.  I loved this cream lace dress with see through back, so fun!  Their wedding next year at Fort Worth Club is going to be beyond fun with 2 ceremonies, one at TCU where the couple met and a Persian ceremony at the club.

-Tracy

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BreAnne – Bridal Portraits at Bass Hall and Private Ranch with Horses

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Today BreAnne is getting married so I can reveal this super fun bridal session I photographed for her earlier this month. Although I am not a part of her wedding day I was so privileged to be asked to photograph a maxed out bridal session – 4 hours and 2 very different looks that just make me smile, grin and well honestly, a happy dance!  BreAnne is a dream to photograph and knows how to move and rock her fabulous Vera Wang gown.  Thanks to Tami Winn Events for sending this doll my way and for providing a gorgeous floral bouquet and headpiece.  At her families ranch we hit the pasture with their horse, Gray.  Mom and Dad came along for the ride and served as dress and horse wranglers.  We may have picked the windiest day in May for this photo shoot but we worked it and used to our advantage.  Gray was a good sport but then after we let him loose we had one of those God moments where he and his fellow horses were all lined up eating grass RIGHT behind BreAnne.  In addition we photographed inside Bass Hall for some luxe glamour to give a little balance.  With some dramatic light and the naturally amazing backdrop of the theater it was perfection.  Thanks BB and your family for including me in your wedding journey!

-Tracy

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Allison & Michael – Engagement Portraits in Fort Worth Nature

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014SWOON times ten is about how I feel about this fabulously organic and nature filled photo shoot.  When Allison told me they just wanted light and fun nature shots I knew immediately where we were going and this new favorite spot did not disappoint.  I like to do a little scouting from time to time and a few weeks ago my Lightly Photo team and I explored a little trail and found this gem of a field alone side some amazing calm waters.  Oh how fabulous it is.  It is a trek, a 20 minute walk from the car to this spot but worth every single step.  It fit them to a T and I am in love with this session and this cute couple.  Allison is the sister of one of my family portrait clients so I was super exited to meet more of the family and snag this awesome wedding.  They will be getting married this fall at The Orchard in Azle and after this I am even more on edge for their wedding!  Thanks you two for trusting me and for wearing sensible shoes for your session so we could explore!

-Tracy

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Tracey & Luis – Engagement Photos at White Rock Lake, Dallas

2014 Tracy Autem PhotographyTracey and Luis are getting married this coming November and I can’t wait!  Number one, she has a really cool name.  Now it might have an extra “E” in it but I won’t hold that against her.  These two are darling and sweet together and I had a great time with them for their Dallas Engagement session at White Rock Lake.  We explored some new spots and some old faves for their nature inspired shoot.  The relaxed and classic feel worked perfectly with their attire and personalities.  Best part, Luis loves her.  Yep, totally.  See you two soon!

-Tracy

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