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Emilee & Jeff – Engagement Portraits in Fort WorthJapanese Gardens & City Backdrops

Tracy Autem 2015

This session was so much fun!  Emilee and Jeff grew up together in a small Oklahoma city and were friends but never close.  As they grew up, moved away and the internet stepped in the reconnected online and as they did they quickly fell for each other.  Now these two are living in Arlington and planning a Fort Worth wedding in just a few months.  These two were a dream to photograph.  So lovable, cuddly and laughing the entire session.  Jeffery knows just how to wrap his arms around her and whisper sweet silliness into Emilee’s ear that make her light up.  Her eyes are gorgeous, and when you combine that with her killer smile it is a fab combination.  Jeff was awesome and helped pick out our downtown locations where we concentrated on a more city urban vibe before heading over to the Japanese Gardens.  As a lover and teacher or literature Emilee of course has a heart for the Lord of the Rings and she adores the garden for that ethereal vibe.  I am on the edge of my seat waiting for this wedding!

-Tracy

oh – see more fun from their highlight slide show!

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Abbey & Dustin – Dallas Arboretum & Old Red Courthouse Engagement Photos

Tracy Autem 2015

Right before Christmas on one fabulously warm day I spent some time with Abbey & Dustin at the Dallas Arboretum & downtown Dallas.  These two met working at the same law firm in Dallas.  Their paths were meant to cross!  They attended the University of Texas Austin together yet never met, after working for awhile though finally their paths crossed and they will be getting married in just a few months!  Can’t wait for their wedding at the Adolphus.

-Tracy

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Alesia & Gee – Dallas Engagement Session at the Winspear & Klyde Warren Park

Tracy Autem 2015

Alesia and Gee are just too adorable.  I love their fun personalities, how completely in love they are and well, everything!  From the moment they walked into my studio for our first meeting I was just taken with how much Gee loves Alesia.  She wants to make sure that Alesia has everything that matters to her, all her wedding dreams and more.  It was just refreshing to see a couple that really is serving one another, putting the other before themselves.  For their session we had to do the Winspear Opera house, they loved the reflecting pool there and so do I, it was awesome!  Alesia was totally channeling Audrey Hepburn in her classic black dress and pixie haircut and Gee rocked her fuchsia top and suiting.  After the arts district we headed to Klyde Warren Park for something a little more relaxed and so that Max, their puppy, could join the fun.  Klyde Warren is a total oasis in the middle of the city and such a fun spot to do photos.  The light was awesome, their love was awesome, it was amazing!  Can’t wait to see these two say I Do in April next year at The Milestone.

-Tracy

Still want more?  Check out their engagement highlight slideshow!

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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

Erin & John – Mini Engagement in Fort Worth

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

Erin & John popped in for a mini engagement session a few weeks ago before their April wedding with me!  I was excited to see Erin again, catch up on all that has happened since we originally met and get to see this couple together in front of my camera.  Sometimes our couples have had engagements done prior to working with us or in another city/state but we still love to hang out with them camera in hand for a short session to get to see their on camera chemistry!  For their first session they had selected very nature inspired locales so for this  mini we headed to one of my favorite classic downtown Fort Worth spots to go with their very city wedding!  The columns of the old post office and the city side walks were perfect and I loved seeing this couple laugh and smile.  See you two in a short while for your wedding at The Modern!

-Tracy

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Cristina & Eric – Fort Worth Engagement Photos in Trinity Park & Downtown

Ahhhhhh, Ok, SO I am in LOVE with the above picture.  Cristina is all about the big city, loves New York and Eric is all about down home and relaxed.  I feel this photo so fuses those two looks and I adore it.  The rest of their Fort Worth engagement session was pretty spectacular too as we ran around town to some of their favorite hang outs and Trinity Park.  To put a bit of a bonus spin on their shoot we also took photos in front of Cooks Children’s Hospital (where Cristina works as a RN) with Eric’s patrol car.  It was a fun nod at who they are in their professional lives and how they mesh as a couple.  Loved their out of the box idea!  Can’t wait for their wedding next April!

-Tracy Autem

For more of their awesome session check out their slideshow:

Kelley & John – Engagement Portraits in Fort Worth

Kelley & John are awesome.  I had such a great time hanging out with them and I am so looking forward to their intimate wedding at Robert Carr Chapel and Artspace 111 later this year.  Kelley is originally from Houston and John is a native North Texan but their paths crossed at TCU through mutual friends.  These two are full of laughs and I can see how much John cares for her because his eyes light up and he smiles HUGE when he looks at her.  Thanks guys for exploring some rustic and some not so rustic urban locales with me around Fort Worth!

Kelly & Aaron – Engagement Portraits at Historic Post Office & Trinity Park

Kelly and Arron are perfect.  When I met with them I just instantly liked them and I was SO thrilled when the choose me to photograph their wedding.  They are getting married later next year but the Fall is so perfect for engagement portraits so we spent a little time together a few weeks ago.  We checked out a few of my favorite spots near the Historic Post Office downtown and Trinity Park, always a favorite of mine.  I have to admit Aaron is pretty awesome, he put up with my cruelty through out the session as I poked fun at his “modeling” career.  I know we are going to have even more fun at their wedding next year.  2013 is going to be pretty cool.

For more photos check out their engagement slide show:

Yolanda & Eddie – Engagement Portraits at Trinity Park, Field and College Street in Fort Worth

 

Yolanda and Eddie will be getting married in a few years when he finishes he commitment with the military and Yolanda completes college.  This session was very special to me as I have know Yolanda since she was a freshman in high school.  She was a member of my drill team when I was a teacher and has always held a special place in my heart.  I photographed her quinceanera portraits and when she asked me to be there for her engagements I was beyond thrilled.  I am so proud of the woman she has become and it brought me such joy that she has found a strong and supportive man to stand besides her.  Congrats you two and  I know you have great things ahead of you!


Jennifer & Chad Engagement Portraits in Fort Worth Fields, Train Tracks and Rustic Urban Locations

Jennifer and Chad met up with me on an early morning for their engagement session.  Chad is currently living and working in Seattle while Jennifer is living in Texas and preparing for their wedding and her move out West to join him.  I think it was a wise choice to move our session to morning as Chad is used to high temp’s in the 70’s and well, I think we started out the day at 80.  They were great with lots of laughs and it was good to get to know Chad.  I think we accomplished some amazing Fort Worth, Texas memories for them to look back upon as they make a new home in Seattle.  Looking forward to seeing Jennifer again soon for her bridal portraits and then their wedding at Arborlawn Church and reception at The Modern.