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Sara & Brock – Engagement Session at Botanic Gardens & Art MuseumsFort Worth, Texas

Brock and Sara have known one another a long time, they met in high school youth group but never really hung out.  Later though as they both choose University of Texas at Austin for college they were reconnected at one of Brock’s fraternity parties.  He asked her to the Texas – Oklahoma game sophomore year and now they have been dating 7 years!  They were engaged on their 7th anniversary, here is their proposal story:

“It was our 7 year anniversary and Brock told me we were going to get drinks and then go to dinner. So we were all dressed up and we show up and what I discovered was an apartment complex, and he said we were getting drinks on the roof. When we get to the top, he had pictures of us throughout the years lined up on the railing, and an aisle of candles with a sign at the end that said Brock and Sara. We were on top of South Side lofts, so we had a perfect view of the Dallas skyline, and he hired a photographer to take pictures while he was talking. Once he proposed our families popped out from hiding behind the side of the building!”

 

Their wedding next year at the Omni in Dallas with Meredith Commender of Significant Events is going to be amazing and I can’t wait!  This weekend 1 year to the day before they say I Do my team will be photographing their engagement party!

-Tracy

 


Bethany & Tyler – Wedding First Look and Wedding Party PortraitsTrinity Park, Fort Worth

Look at how cute and excited these two were to finally see each other!  Bethany knew she wanted a location that was green and lush for her first sight with Tyler.  We selected Trinity Park for just that reason and it was gorgeous!  Right before he turned I asked him what he thought her dress might look like and he may have been a little off on his expectations but he was not disappointed when he turned to see Bethany.  After some photos of the two of them alone they were joined by their bridesmaids and groomsmen for wedding party photos.

Bethany & Tyler’s wedding vendor team:

Sarabeth Events

A Stylish Soiree – Flowers

Thompson Pictures – Video

Pronovias Flag Ship Store – Brides’ Gown

Kiss & Makeup

Trinity Park

Jenny Yoo – Bridesmaids Dresses

The Black Tux

Men’s Warehouse

Leigh & Evan – Engagement Portraits at Botanical GardensFort Worth, Texas

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I have missed engagement sessions!  The summer is so hot that many couples put of portraits until fall temps hit.  Leigh and Evan though were brave and woke up early for a sunrise session with me at the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth.  It was so worth the early time though for some scrumptious light and some less than 100 degree temps (not going to lie – it was still warm!!)  These two are just adorable.  They have been dating for 3.5 years and will be getting married next April.  I can’t wait!  These two are so sweet together, they have an ease to them that is just so simple and perfect.  I always enjoy watching my couples together as all have unique ways they interact.  Pretty much every time Evan wrapped his arms around Leigh she flashed that killer smile – she is so gorgeous and even more so happy snuggled up next to Evan.  Leigh & Evan are going to have a great wedding!

-Tracy

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Caroline & Taylor – Engagement Portraits in Sundance Square & Botanical Gardens of Fort Worth

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Caroline and Taylor are completely adorable and I can’t wait for their wedding next spring.  These two just stole  my heart when I met them for their sunrise session this month.  We had some beautiful light, bearable summer temperatures and a great time walking around a nearly deserted downtown Fort Worth.  These two just packed up and moved to Austin for Caroline to finish medical school.  Life is going to be a little busy in these months leading up to their wedding but they are together and I think that is all that matters.  Caroline is sweet and a little serious while Taylor has the funny bone – together they make a pretty perfect pairing.  Thanks for trusting me and allowing me to share in your lives!

-Tracy

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Rachael & Colin – Wedding Reception at Marie Gabrielle

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After these two said I do it was time for some romantic portraits!  Marie Gabrielle Restaurant in downtown Dallas really is a stunning place to get married and I was so thankful the rain stayed away so we had time to capture these two love birds in the gardens.  Rachael’s lace gown and all white bouquet were simply elegant next to Colin’s traditional tuxedo.  We used up every last little bit of light before heading on inside to the party!

Gro Designs knocked it out of the park with the fabulous floral chandelier hanging above the dance floor.  It made the space feel extra special for Rachael & Colin.  Their reception was full of good food, laughter and fun as these two celebrated with their closest friends and family.  From getting down and dancing to the sparkler send off everyone had a fantastic time.
Congrats to the newlyweds and I can’t wait to hear about your Greece honeymoon!

 

All the pretty happened due to this awesome team of Dallas wedding vendors:

Gro Designs – Floral, Planning & Design

Marie Gabrielle

Lulu’s Bridal Boutique by Stardust – Brides Gown

Lasting Bridal Couture of Addison – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse

DJ Jeff Hickok

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Romantic Remembrances

Dallas Limo Services

Samantha Alvarez Hair

Simply Beautiful by Meg – Make Up

Kendra Scott – Brides Jewelry

Because blog photos are never enough – see more of this beautiful Dallas wedding in their highlight slideshow:

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Kayla & Neal – Relaxed Ranch Wedding at The Orchard

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Kayla and Neal are one of the warmest couples I have ever worked with.  Super sweet, totally in love and they pale a high value on relationships with all those around them.  They made me feel like I was part of the family, a close friend and an honored guest.  It was so much fun to share in their wedding experience.  On a perfect first Saturday in May this couple tied the knot at The Orchard in Azle.  Not a typical ranch wedding the aesthetic was elegant yet relaxed and organic.  Kayla selected Navy and Yellow for her wedding colors.  Perfectly complimented and funnily enough the school colors for Michigan where they met.  I am sure Neal’s family never pictured their son would fall head over heals for a Texas nurse and chase her down south and drag them along for a full on Southern wedding.  Looking above you can see as these two smile at each other in during their ceremony that they are enamored with one another.  Their day was perfected by the Todd Events team providing design, floral and planning for this couple.

Todd Events pulled together a fabulous team of vendors including:

Floral & Design by Todd Events

Southern Fried Paper – Invitations

The Orchard – Wedding and Reception Venue

Brides & Beaux in Colleyville – Wedding Gown

Mens Wear House – Groom & Groomsmen Attire

Glenn Roush Entertainment

G Texas Catering – Dinner and Desserts

Moments in Time – Joel Brooks Video

My Live Photo

Wedding Cake by Gina Wilson

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

 

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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!