Tags archives: Stockyards

Abbey & Andrew – Engagement Session at the StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Abbey & Andrew started their story in Fort Worth with a chance meeting.  It is Abbey’s hometown and Andrew lived in Fort Worth for work.  Although they only knew each other briefly they kept in touch after Andrew moved on to work in California.  Sometimes though things are just meant to be and as life happened and things changed in Abbey’s life she got a call for a job in California too and moved out West where she later reconnected with Andrew.  Second time was a charm but I have to say that I think they were meant to be after spending an hour with them in front of my camera.  These two are positively perfect together and just full of smiles, laughter and sweetness.  I loved that they were spending the Thanksgiving holiday together – even before they were married!  I was super happy that I got these two to sneak away from the family though for some photos!  And can I just say WOW to Abbey’s gorgeous outfit choice – so on trend and fun with beautiful coloring that just made her look stunning (don’t worry Andrew – you looked great to but can you blame me?) Can’t wait for your wedding next year!

-Tracy

Colleen & Frank – Wedding in Lewisville and Reception at The Ashton DepotFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

Colleen & Frank have been dating for 2 years.  These two met and quickly fell in love. Their quirky and brainy personalities are such a perfect match and you can really see how they complete each other.  The love to travel, their dogs and enjoy spending time together caring for their family and friends.  Throughout their wedding day I could see the strong passion they have for others and placing people before themselves.  They are kind and full of love for each other too.  🙂

 

For their wedding we started the day at Colleen’s childhood home in Lewisville before their wedding at St Phillip’s Catholic Church – where she attended as a child and teen.  They exchanged gifts before the wedding and Frank’s awesome Dr. Who cufflinks were so fun and perfectly him!  Frank gave Colleen a jewelry box (and some jewelry of course) but what caught me was his instructions and help so that she would know how to open the box just right.  During the ceremony  there were lots of smiles and laughs and it was all sealed with a kiss – poor Frank was left with a little reminder of that kiss but Colleen lovingly wiped the lipstick from his face before the were pronounced man and wife.

 

After the wedding ceremony we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards for some fun romantic photos of the couple and bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The rustic nature area (above) is so pretty and perfect for some images of the two alone before some more fun pics in the stockyards station.  We got there right as the cows were walking the streets for their daily cattle drive and had to jump into the road for some pics with the historic signage.

 

At the Depot a beautiful and lush floral filled room awaited the couple for their party.  The night was filled with great toasts, sweet dances, fun, laughter and some delicious bites!  It was such a fun night and I was so happy to be with them.  Thank you for trusting us to be part of your day and I am so excited for all the future holds for you.

 

Huge shout out to all the vendors that made Colleen & Frank’s day so amazing:

Ashton Depot

Bluebonnet Bakery

Intimate Soiree Floral

It’s Your Night Entertainment

Pence & Panache

Lip Service Makeup & Hair

See more of this elegant purple Fort Worth Wedding at the Ashton Depot in Colleen & Frank’s wedding slide show:

Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-5 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-1 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-4

Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-6 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-7colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-8colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-12

Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-9 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-10 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-11

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-49 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-18 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-19 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015
Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-16 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-17

Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015
Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-25 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-22 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-23 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-26 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-28 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-33 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-34 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-42 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-43 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-31 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-40 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-38 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-37 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-45 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-46 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-52 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-50 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-51 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-39 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-35 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-36 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-48 colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-47

Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

colleen-frank-fort-worth-wedding-ashton-depot-downtown-dfw-ideas-tracy-autem-photography-53 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

Kelly & Dale – Romantic Portraits in Sundance Square & StockyardsFort Worth, Texas

Tracy Autem 2015

Dale & Kelly were married last year and never had engagement photos taken so I got to hang out with them for a bit last week to capture some romantic portraits of these two.  They met while Dale was on the job, he is an amazing landscaper (He designed and upkeeps our studio landscaping!  Blooms Landcare) and they literally met in Kelly’s backyard!  It took awhile before he did ask her out but once they did they fell fast and hard and were married last year.  Kelly is a spicy personality with lots of smiles, laughter and a loving and talkative spirt.  She was easy and quick to get to know and connect with.  I can see how these two definitely compliment each other.  Thanks so much you two for letting me capture this time in your lives.

-Tracy

Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

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

Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

Kim and John – Engagement Session at Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth Stockyards and Downtown Fort Worth

Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com

Kim & John met at work and have been romancing for almost 6 years.  They both have a love for country music and relaxing and enjoying life.  Billy Bob’s was the perfect spot to kick off their engagement session as they spend many weekend nights attending shows at the venue.  These two just seemed at home in each others arms, cold beers in hand.  I love that they thought to include a spot that is symbolic of this stage of their lives!  After some fun honky tonk photos we headed out to a rustic nature area.  These two will be getting married at Classic Oaks Ranch, one of my favorite outdoor venues in the Fort Worth area.  We went from country to city with their second look in downtown Fort Worth.  The flat iron replica building with its classic city fire escapes and architecture were a fun connection to John’s family roots in New York.  We played until the sun set and were able to get a really different angle of the courthouse then typically photographed – by setting up all the way down main street at the convention center.

Check out some more images from their session:


Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com Tracy Autem Photography 2014 http://tracyautem.com

Caelan & Jake – Engagement Session at the Stockyards and Fort Worth Park

Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-7This lovely lady is  my niece and I am kind of excited that she is getting married next July!  Although I will be at her wedding my fabulous associate Amanda McCollum with Lightly Photography will be photographing her day so that I can just be family!  Now I might help a little with some of the photos but I honestly just can’t wait to celebrate with these two.  It was actually the first time I have ever met Jake and I instantly fell in love with him and his fun personality.  I can see why Caelan fell for him.  These two met while attending college and living in the same building.  During one of their first meeting Jake jokingly got down on one knee and asked Caelan to be his bride.  Little did he know that years later he would be doing it for real in front of her parents and grandparents on a cruise ship.

 

Jake is a musician and is a member of a country band so we had to get some western vibes going for their photo shoot.  After a show in Austin and before a music festival in North Texas we met up in Fort Worth at the Stockyards for their engagement session.  After playing there we headed to one of my favorite nature spots with a beautiful pond and open fields.

 

Congrats and I can’t wait for your San Antonio wedding next year!

 

-Tracy

 

Want more?  Check out their engagement photo slide show:

Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-6 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-5 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-2 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-3 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-4 Tracy Autem 2015 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-8 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-9 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-10 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-11 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-13 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-12 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-14 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-15 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-16 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-17 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-20 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-21 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-23 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-22 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-19 Fort worth stockyards engagement session portrait photos park nature grass trees water tracy autem photography caelan jake-18

Kerri & Jase – Wedding at Marty Leonard Chapel with Reception at Stockyards Station

Kerri and Jase were married on a wintery day in the evening at Marty Leonard Chapel with their reception to follow at Stockyards Station.  It may have been cold outside but Jase kept his girl warm and we had a great time photographing them.  Their day was filled with intricate details that Kerri and a team of friends and family spent months pulling together.  There were so many sweet things I can’t begin to talk about them all but I must mention her DIY mason jar glasses.  They were adorable and a beautiful parting gift for all her guests.  On top of Kerri’s hard work the following vendors made their day possible:

Tami Winn – Floral

Stardust Celebrations – Bride’s Gown

Bella Bridesmaid

The Cake Guys

Glen Roush – Entertainment

Zach’s Catering

Susie Gray Uphues – Make up and Hair

Johnathon Link Studios – Video

Rentals by Shag Carpet Prop Rentals, Fabulous Las Vegas Casino Parties, Posh Couture Rentals, Wildflower Linens

To view more of their wedding see their highlight reel:

Lauren’s Bridal Portraits at Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel and Station with her Pup Motley

Lauren married her best friend 2 Saturday’s ago on a VERY blustery and rainy day at OW Ranch.  It was beautifully imperfect and they made me get goose bumps.  Her bridals give me similar feelings, I love them!  On another some what rainy day we headed to the Fort Worth Stockyards for some bridals with a vintage, laid back country feel.  I loved her little puppy dog Motley she brought along and dressed him for the occasion in a sweet bow tie.  Can’t wait to share their wedding photos soon!

 

Ashlyn & Ben – Engagement Portraits in Fort Worth at the Stockyards, fields & urban locations

Ashlyn and Ben were super cute and the perfect end to a great week before I headed out for vacation.  Making their session even more adorable we were joined by their 2 children, Ashlyn’s dog and Ben’s puppy.  Ben made it very clear that Buddy was his dog and I must say that he may have been the best behaved 6 week old I have ever photographed.  Ashlyn’s Mom joined us as puppy wrangler then headed off to water and feed them so that the three of us could explore.  We love the doggie helping Mom’s, without them it would be next to impossible to have our best friends in photos.  Ashlyn and Ben made me laugh allot and I am so glad I finally got to meet them as they have been living out of state before recently moving down to Austin.  Ben cracked me up with some of his posing and silly faces BUT I swooned over their sweetness and Ashlyn’s killer eyes.  She has the kind we all wish for with the dark rings around the edges, they are two toned and AH-Mazing.  I will see you two again soon in September for your wedding at First United Methodist and Fort Worth Club!

Meghan & Cody {Engagement Portraits} Fort Worth Stockyards, downtown & herritage park

Photographing Meghan & Cody’s engagement session a few weeks ago was incredible.  They were sweet, silly and Cody is for sure head over heels for this darling girl.  Meghan met Cody through his brother’s wife and I must say that she is one lucky girl to have such good friends!  Their wedding this coming July at Bass Hall is going to be a hit with the best of Fort Worth for their vendor list.  My good friend, Tami Winn, is their coordinator and helping them pull everything together.  I can’t wait to photograph these two again.  I have the best clients!