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Caroline – Bridal Portraits at the Historic 512Fort Worth, TX (formerly historic YWCA)

Tracy Autem 2015

Caroline is married and off in Hawaii celebrating her marriage to Taylor.  She truly looked stunning on her wedding day – like a Hollywood Starlet.  Her gown just is the epitome of classic, I don’t believe anyone will ever be able to pin point the year of her wedding.  Her gown embodied the classic feelings of people like Grace Kelly and the  mantilla veil (borrowed from her sister) was the perfect accent.  Caroline truly looked like a modern day princess.  Bouquet is by Tami Winn Events.

 

My favorite part of her bridals though was a reveal of her look to Dad, Eric.  Often Daddy’s show up at bridal portraits and I always want to capture them seeing their daughters and make it special.  I had Eric wait outside then brought  him in for the big reveal.  It was magical.  When Eric walked her down the aisle Saturday and Taylor saw her for the first time it was just as perfect as he totally cried at the sight of his bride.  Congrats Caroline!  Enjoy the honeymoon!

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Bree & Craig – Getting Ready & Ceremony at Dallas Private Ranch

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After a kiss to seal their marriage Craig and Bree were all smiles as the turned to their family and friends.  Those infectious smiles made it easy and fun to photograph these two.  As the couple arrived at the family ranch a few hours before the I Do’s they prepped is separate homes on site.  Bree was stunning in her Pronovias gown with a  lace caplet that made her look.  I love a girl that knows what she likes and Bree knows.  She wanted some type of sleeves and by adding this little lace bolero she achieved exactly what she wanted. It was sophisticated with her high top knot style bun and a the textured mermaid skirt.  Her ladies shined in dresses from Nordstrom.  The guys went classic and relaxed in gray suiting with suspenders and no jackets to keep cool on this hot summer day.  Craig’s jacket however pulled his look tighter and made him a polished groom.

 

As guests arrived they were greeted by the family dog complete with a flower wreath of baby’s breath.  I love that they turned everything around and kicked off the day with a cocktail hour.  So guests enjoyed the shade, cold drinks and light snacks before the wedding.  During the ceremony as the sun began to set vows were said and this to were married!  Lots of laughs, big smiles, and sweet moments.  Check back tomorrow for their energy filled party and of course thank you to the following vendor team who made this day such a sucess!

 

A Stylish Soiree

Turquoise Video Productions Associate Team

Gown by Pronovias

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Attire

Savor Gastropub – Cakes

Limelight Band

Gils Catering

Beauty & The Blush – Hair & Makeup

M&M Event Rentals – Tenting

Suite 206 – Rentals

Leeson Images – Paper Products

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Bree & Craig – First Look and Romantic Portraits at Dallas Private Ranch

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This post is all about the couple!  I am kicking off Bree & Craig’s big wedding reveal with all of their romantic portraits and their first look from their private residence ranch wedding outside of Dallas.  After a day of prep and a little side of nerves this couple FINALLY got to see each other.  I love this couple because they are raw and honest and pretty amazingly in love.  We hopped on the old golf cart and headed out into the pasture for some photos with hay bales and the spot where he proposed.  At sunset the light glowing behind the trees near Bree’s family pond was pretty much the most perfect thing ever! I am so glad, due to the first look earlier in the day, we had time to focus on some killer photos when that sun hit the sweet spot.    Scroll on to see some pretty hot pics with a side of silly thrown in.  Enjoy!

 

Huge thank you to A Stylish Soiree for making this wedding so much fun and beautiful to boot!

 

-Tracy

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Brooke & Cody – Weatherford Engagement Session

Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.comBrooke & Cody will be getting hitched this summer in Aledo with a reception at Ashton Depot.  I met up with them at Brooke’s family home in Weatherford for their engagement session. We totally lucked out as it was predicted to rain and we dodged them some how.  During our session we had some distant Thunder and ominous clouds rolling in but they didn’t really break open until right at the end.  I think as we said our goodbyes and jumped in the cars it started pouring about 2 minutes later.  That was some luck!  These two met through some mutual friends and got engaged last June.  I could seriously have photographed at their home all day, between the amazing stormy cloud filled sky and the landscape I was in photographer heaven!  We also headed down into Weatherford for some photos in the historic downtown area.

-Tracy

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Sarah – Bridal Portraits in a Private Residence

Sarah’s bridals were truly special even if things didn’t go as planned.  We had hoped for a beautiful May day where we could take advantage of her parents ranch property.  Well, it rained.  Yeah, it was not ideal BUT luckily the inside of her Mom & Dad’s home is just as beautiful as the outside as we took advantage of its nooks and crannies.  Love this girl, her hubby and their families and I am so happy that I got to go on this journey with them.  Congratulations again Sarah!

Summer & Paul {Engaged} Private Residence, The Modern and Downtown

These two are my ideal clients: Smart, fun, lovers and collectors of art, planning a killer wedding at one of my favorite locations and well, gorgeous.  With all that in their favor I wanted them from the moment I met them and I was ready jump over the moon when they hired me.  I was also really excited to shoot the first part of their engagement session at their soon to be home in the Monticello neighborhood of Fort Worth.  They haven’t moved in yet but you can see by the outside what a beautiful space it is and I promise the inside is even better.  Summer and Paul laid their trust in me and we ran around town, played and I got to do some things I have been wanting too for awhile.  Summer and Paul met at Times Ten Cellar and Paul was very persistent in courting Summer, he sent her a list of possible first dates that I don’t think any woman could turn down so she accepted.  I know she was glad she did, he is a great catch and a very loving man.  He proposed in Istanbul so he may win the prize for coolest spot ever to pop the question.  Their wedding is only a few short months away in February at The Modern.

Vickie & Rocky {Married 43 Years} A sweet styled anniversary shoot

I have a very good job and I get to be a part of so many couples start at life together.  Working with Vickie and Rocky was such a rare treat because I got to see the other side, 43 years into marriage and still most definitely in love.  Best part of the shoot hands down is when Vickie said to Rocky “you’re supposed to kiss me now!”  Can’t tell you how often I hear that at engagement sessions.  One day I hope to photograph my clients at their 15, 25 and more anniversary’s but I was honored these two trusted myself and Lindsey Price of So Glamorous photo styling to put this session together.  When I arrived at their home I immediately fell in love and I was so glad we had chosen to shoot there.  They live int he quaintest little cottage feeling house that is actually not true vintage but built from reclaimed wood and is filled with fabulous treasures.  Lindsey actually found most of the items in their shoot within their own house.  All though I love the images individually if you really want a glimpse at this story watch their slide show, it’s the best.

Jennifer, Max & Avery {Family Portraits}

I love this family and this darling little girl.  Earlier this month I took photos of Avery Elizabeth solo but we had to get Dad and the grandparents in for some family photo action so we did another session last week.  It was great seeing Max, who I hadn’t seen since the wedding, and catching up with Jennifer’s parents.  They are just amazing people and I really enjoy their company.  Avery was a doll and showed off her new tricks.  In just 3 weeks it is amazing the changes a baby makes, now she was doing little baby push ups and rolling over like you wouldn’t believe.  Can’t wait to see her sitting and crawling around!  To view more photos and a slide show of their session head over to my sister studio and portrait brand, Lightly Photography.

Holly & Jason – A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in Kennedale

As Fall begins and the weather cools we also get unexpected rain.  For Holly & Jason’s wedding lots of prayers went up to God asking for the rain to cease and move out.  It may have rained all morning, not the nice misty rain but full out pouring, but in the afternoon the sun came out, the sky was filled with puffy stormy clouds but not a drop of rain fell on their celebration.  It was really a perfect day and I pray the luck and blessings that found them that day follow them every day of their lives as husband and wife.  Everyone got muddy and Holly and her bridesmaids even wore rain boots after the ceremony to keep dry but I believe everyone had an amazing time celebrating with them.  I know we did.  Congratulations you two and thank you for allowing me and Sarah Rizy to be there for your day.

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Holly has a great sense of style and that was evident in all the do it yourself details with a classic black and white theme.

What girl doesn’t love shoes?

Jason’s beautiful daughter, Samantha, watching Holly prepare to marry her Daddy.

Samantha had a little bit of make up to for this special day.

Holly’s maid of honor zipping her into her gown

Jason’s preparation photos by Sarah Rizy, my fabulous associate and second photographer.

Enjoying a pre-wedding shot

Holly and her Father

Holly smiling and looking on at her Husband to be.

A moment of happiness and laughter right before the kiss to seal their marriage.

Married!

Why I like stormy days:  Killer Clouds

So happy.

First Dance

Now a family, being toasted by Jason’s Dad.

Fun with sparklers and a S L O W shutter.

After the guests left we played under the Christmas lights and the amazing moon for some available light only photographs (no flash here folks!)