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Ashlea & Mark – Engagement Portraits in ChicagoDestination Photo Shoot

Chicago was an amazing city to explore with Ashlea and Mark.  Ashlea is a Texas girl at heart but life and schooling took her North to Chicago where she met Mark!  Now these two have made a home for themselves outside the city they love and they invited me to experience a day with them!  These two love being home – doing some yoga, working out in their home gym and enjoying some snuggling and cooking side by side.  Even though they may live in one of the coolest cities in the US their home is their sanctuary so we had to kick of the photo shoot there.  Ashlea and Mark showed off some Yoga poses and moves before playing in their yard and just getting cozy on the sofa.  As we headed into the city we stopped off at United Center – the home of the Chicago Bulls for some sports inspired photos.  Mark loves sports but most of all he loves Ashlea – he proposed to her over the holidays with an engagement ring tied to a new pair of kicks she had been eyeing.  She was so excited about the shoes she almost missed the ring!  After some playful photos it was time to get glam at the Chicago Theater.  Ashlea has a background in dance and is a dance therapist so she is amazing at knowing her body and I loved that she threw some dance inspired poses into our session.  From the alley’s of Chicago to the beach at sunset we laughed the entire day.  These two know how to live, love and laugh together well!  At sunset we caught the lights of the city behind them and the beauty of Lake Michigan.  I loved Chicago and getting to know this fabulous couple and can’t wait for their 2018 wedding here in Texas!

Congrats Ashlea & Mark and can’t wait to see you here in Fort Worth!

-Tracy


Caitlin & Jordan – Wedding Ceremony at the Sky LobbyDallas, Texas

The Sky Lobby at Chase Tower in Dallas, Texas was the most perfect backdrop for this modern couple’s wedding ceremony.  Before heading upstairs to say I do we captured some romantic images in front of the venue.  Caitlin & Jordan’s day had so many beautiful locations that I have had to separate their wedding blogs into 4 posts so I could give each spot their own spotlight!  The Sky lobby has stunning views of Dallas and even after the sunset the room was big and spacious and elegant with the glimmer of downtown lights in the distance.  During their ceremony I loved watching their smiles, their parents and of course all the perfect little moments that made everyone laugh.  Such a special time!

Shout out to the vendor team who made this ceremony look so stunning:

Grit & Gold – Planning & Design

Sky Lobby – Chase Tower & Petroleum Club

Wendy Zerrudo – Hair & Makeup

Elle Films

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Dress

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Dresses

Bryan Long Flowers

Tiffany & Chip – Engagement Session in Dallas Bishop Arts District

dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-28 SO excited to share this one!  Tiffany and Chip were one of my first couples to book for the 2015 calendar year and I have to wait all the way until October for their Southern wedding at Lone Star Mansion.  I have been waiting ages to hang out with these two and take their engagement photos so we were stoked when the weather of this very wet May cooperated with us for their Dallas session.  Tiff & Chip wanted a very urban, city vibe to compliment their laid back yet elegant outdoor wedding.  I loved the locations we selected as it gives a nod to where they live and work at this time.  Hanging out in Bishop Arts we stopped in for a quick bite of pie at Emporium Pies (haven’t been?  Run, not walk, immediately to get your self  a slice.) They dived in to a slice of red chess pie and shared some cute moments in the oh so sweet shop.  After running around the arts district we headed out to accomplish a killer shot of the Dallas skyline (seen above.)  This bridge was the perfect vantage point but it was a good thing we had a spotter (Tiffany’s Mom) to watch out for some very fast driving cars!  Congrats you two and I am over the moon about your upcoming wedding! -Tracy Oh, not enough?  Check out their slideshow: dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-1 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-2 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-3 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-4 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-5 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-6 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-7 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-8 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-9 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-10 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-11 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-12 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-13 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-14 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-15 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-16 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-17 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-18 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-19 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-20 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-21 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-22 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-23 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-24 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-25 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-26 dallas bishop arts engagement engaged skyline bridge tiff chip-27

Rachael & Colin – Engagement Photos at White Rock Lake & Dallas Skyline

 

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

SOOOO excited to share this session I did before Thanksgiving.  The leaves were really starting to change and I adore this couple!  They hired me with out a meeting so a few weeks ago we finally got together and hung out, got to know each other and went over their wedding – it is going to be a fun one!  Then before the holiday we ordered up some perfect weather for their White Rock Lake & Dallas Skyline engagements!  This two are both Aggies but didn’t  meet while attending college, after graduation both found themselves in Dallas, attending the same church!  I love when couples meet in their place of worship, it unites them in so many ways from the very start and sets such a solid foundations for their marriage.  Rachael is gorgeous and I loved the outfits she selected for their shoot.  She even braved the dock at the lake for a few photos even though the mass amounts of birds hanging around were a little freaky.  Colin is just a love, He was so sweet to her through out the session, his smiles and snuggles say it all about how he feels about his bride to be.

Can’t wait for their May wedding in Dallas!  Want more?  Than check out some more of my favorites from their engagement portraits:

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Jordan & Jonathan – Engagement Photos in downtown Dallas and the Arboretum

Jordan & Jonathan are friends of one of my past couples so I was thrilled when they selected me to photograph their wedding.  For their engagement session we headed to Dallas where they live and he proposed.  Jonathan took Jordan to the Dallas Arboretum for one of their evening concerts and had planned to pop the question as soon as they arrived.  As they strolled the garden Jordan saw a spot that she thought would be so pretty at sunset so he decided they would come back later and then he would ask her to marry him.  As they strolled, had a drink and waited for the sunset Johnathan’s family went into panic mode as they thought he should have certainly had an answer by then.  Their worries were for nothing though as when he did finally ask she accepted.  I love this photo below in the spot where he proposed.  Can’t wait to share their wedding day with them next May.

Some of my favorites in their engagement photo highlights slide show:

Holly & Jason Engaged in Fort Worth

Old house sun flare fort worth engagement photos Tracy Autem

Loved this shot the moment I took it. So many layers with the sun, the adorable couple and the shadows on the wall.

Last week I met up with Holly & Jason at my studio in Fort Worth for their engagement shoot.  Holly called me up a few weeks ago and hired me for her September wedding so it was the first time we had ever met.  We hung out at the studio for a bit and then dived right into the shoot where I got to know both of them and Jason’s cutie pie of a daughter, Samantha.  When you get married and have kids it is about more than the couple so we always love involving the kiddo’s in engagement session, as I told Samantha, she is getting married too!  She is getting Holly and I know Holly is lucky to be getting such a beautiful young lady.  They are having fun country sheik wedding all in classic black and whites at their friends ranch south of Fort Worth.  I am so looking forward to it after falling completely for this couple, they were so genuine and tender with each other.  See you guys in September!

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Super duper ear to ear grin on Jason. I think he likes Holly.

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Holly is smoldering in this photos.

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This shot and the next were Holly's idea, I have the best clients. We were driving down the road, one I have been on hundreds of times and she noticed the old tracks and the city and wanted to stop. Glad we did.

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Holly brought this awesome letters they are using at the wedding and I love it, can't wait to see her vision come together.

purple wall Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

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This is Jason's daughter. So fun getting people having a great time together, Jason was tickling his ladies.

country urban steps Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

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A fun photo of the soon to be family.

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She is so pretty, I had to get some photos of her alone that not only Holly & Jason will love, but her Mom and the rest of the famly!

tall grass girl child Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

Country Urban  Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

Country Urban  Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

Country Urban  Fort Worth Engagement Photos Tracy Autem

I always like kisses on the forehead, it makes me smile.

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