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Laura & David – Wedding Ceremony at Classic Oaks Ranch

Lightly Photography 2016

I LOVE an emotional couple and Laura & David are like my dream clients – these two love each other and are not afraid to show it.  David is such a cutie – I mean – look at his reaction (above) as he watched his beautiful Laura walk down the aisle to him!  What more can you ask for in a man?  Well, that was just the start.  This loving man had sweet words and nice gestures all day for his beloved – it made me cry SO many times!!!  During the ceremony the vows they had for each other were heartfelt and true and during the ceremony David was SO excited to be marrying his bride he couldn’t stop talking.  He wasn’t afraid to speak up and say how beautiful she was, lucky he was and in love with her he was.  Their ceremony had me crying, smiling and with goose bumps!  Laura was so thoughtful in all she did – from fun custom boots for her groom to perfect gifts for all the parents.  During the ceremony and every time she was near him, she was just glowing.

It was a pretty amazing day!

Thank you to all the vendors who made this wedding so beautiful:

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning

Turquoise Video

Love Notes – Officiant

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

Dot the I – Paper Products

William Bruce Salon – Hair

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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!

Check out more fun moments from their session in the slideshow:

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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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Kristen-Bridal Portraits at Fort Worth Club

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Ah, the dress!  No really, the dress.  Kristen is a beautiful girl, sweet and funny and so exciting to spend time with AND she has some pretty immaculate taste don’t you think?  This gown just makes me fall over it is so pretty.  I loved the classic ball gown styling all grown up with layers of delicate lace, a little sparkle and a belt that just pushed it over the edge.  As I am putting the finishing touches on Kristen & Preston’s wedding images today I just had to share her bridals we took back in the winter during one of our icy weeks.  After some Fort Worth Club photos we headed out to a wooded area for a few outdoor shots.  We spent about 8 minutes outside before this girl froze but we got to showcase a fun fur and the winter landscape.  Her luscious bouquet was designed and created by Tami Winn Events.  The gown was purchased at Stanley Korshak and hair and make up services were provided by Angie Williams.

 

 

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

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Karolina & Roger – Engagement Portraits at Eagle Mountain Lake Park

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I am SO excited to share these – Karolina is our studio assistant so if you are a client of ours you have chatted with this lovely lady by phone or email countless times.  Well, in just a few weeks she is going to be the bride!  We can’t wait to photograph her big day and to see her and Roger joined as husband and wife.  It is fun to photograph someone you see every day, it forces me to stop and really observe and what I saw is how really stunning Karolina is.  She has killer eyes, full hair and flawless skin.   She is going to make a beautiful bride in her Bliss Bridal dress! Last week we met up at Eagle Mountain Lake Park for some engagement photos at this beautiful and rustic park. It perfectly complimented their personalities and Roger’s easy going vibe.  Can’t wait to see these two become a family as when they marry they will become an instant house of 6!  Roger has there gorgeous little girls and Karolina has an adorable little son. Congrats!

-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

Still need more of this oh so perfect shoot?  Check out their slideshow:

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Sarah – Bridal Portraits on Private Property with Horses & Dogs

On the day of Sarah’s bridal portraits earlier this year it was a very rainy, blustery day.  She envisioned outdoor portraits on her parents property accompanied by one of their horses and her doggies.  Well, since we didn’t get the perfect weather then we scheduled a post wedding session to allow Sarah to have her dream photos and I am so glad we did.  The horse was beautiful and such a compliment to her look and feel.  Loved it!  I think these photos are the perfect compliment to the indoor photos we took earlier this year, want to see?  Check them out here.  Sarah I am so glad I had a chance to photograph you again, your wedding was a blessing and I adore you and Michael families and friends.  Can’t wait for the next adventure so I have an excuse to photograph you again.  (Have I mentioned I have the best job – I get to hang out with the most amazing people!)

-Tracy

Nikki {Model Bride} Chandor Gardens in Weatherford

Nikki was married earlier this year at Graystone Castle out in West Texas in a tiny town called Thurber Mingus.  For her wedding she wore a Bliss Bridal Gown with small floral appliques on the bodice.  I adored her birdcage veil and feather fascinator.  We photographed her bridal portraits at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford.  It is the perfect location if you want the feeling of an old English garden.

Summer is Over – Back to school and Fall means Family & Senior Photo Time!

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My little guy enjoying summer swimming in the buff! There is no other way when you are this little. 🙂

This summer was amazing.  The Lightly Photo and Tracy Autem team had some amazing weddings, fabulous new babies, cool seniors and great families this summer and we are looking forward to all this new school year and fall will bring.

Fall is a great time to update your family portraits for the holidays and we will be rolling out NEW specials this year starting in September so stay tuned over the upcoming weeks as we announce them.  There will be special incentives for booking and shooting early!  If you (or some one you know) is a 2011 graduate now is the time to start planning for senior photography.  This year we are vamping up our senior packages and will be releasing them soon!

No post is complete without photos so here are some of my favorite summer moments of my little boy, Alexander.  So  many firsts for him and Daddy stayed home with him every day so it was a good time for both of them.

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I took some time out earlier this month to take some portraits of Alex.

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4th of July wouldn't be right with out Watermelon so Alex had his first piece and LOVED it.

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Hanging at home, to HOT to go outside!