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Callie & Ryan – Wedding Portraits at Marty Leonard Chapel & The ModernFort Worth, Texas

 

Our time for romantic portraits with Callie and Ryan was amazing!  We had little pockets of time throughout the evening allowing us to make the best of all their wedding ceremony and reception locations!  At Marty Leonard Chapel we caught the beginning of some lovely golden light before heading to The Modern to get those last moments right before sunset.  I love the area behind the museum as the reflecting pool and unique architecture make a spectacular background.  Then after some dancing and dinner we swept these two into the galleries for some unique images with the artwork.  It was so fun!

 

Thanks to the vendor team for making these two look so sharp and being so fabulous to work with:

Tami Winn Events – Floral, Planning & Design

Marty Leonard Chapel

The Modern Art Museum

Warren Barron – Gown

Splendor Films

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer – Makeup

Katrina Johnson – Hair

 

 

 

 

Kaycee & Joseph – Engagement Session at White Rock Lake & SkylineDallas, Texas

A little while ago Joseph made a big move in his life – as he packed up his life in St Louis and moved to Texas he had no idea what God had in store for him.  Shopping for a new home in Texas brought him more than a place to hang his hat – it brought Kaycee into his life.  Kaycee is a realtor and as luck would have it – she was Joseph’s!  I love that life brought them together at a time when neither expected it but both needed it!  These two are adorable together – their joy and laughter are contagious when in each others arms.  God has truly put them together and I am unbelievably excited to be a part of their journey.  Congrats Kaycee & Joseph!!!

-Tracy

 

 

Ashley & Jim – Engagement Portraits at Dallas Arboretum & Klyde Warren ParkDallas, Texas

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday I headed out to Dallas to meet Ashley & Jim.  These two met and started dating in 2015 through an online site and will be getting married next year.  I love how Jim proposed – such an amazing proposal story. Ashley tells it best though:

“He did a fabulous job!! We were staying at the most amazing hotel in Amalfi, Italy and Jim had the whole staff in on the plan. Our friends, Courtney and Todd, were traveling with us so Jim had them come over from their hotel in Positiano and we did a spa/pool day at the hotel. He told me we were taking them down to the town of Amalfi that night for dinner but that was never really the plan. Jim leaves to “go check on the shuttle” and leaves me a card in the door hinge. Todd says, “Hey Ash, what’s in the door.” I walk over to it thinking it is a bill or memo from the hotel but it turns out to be a card leading me on a scavenger hunt to several different spots on the property. Todd has disappeared at this point and I later learn that he has been photographing the whole event. When I arrive at the outdoor garden, Jim is there with our favorite song playing and he gets down on one knee. Of course, I cried and said YES!!”

Their wedding at Room on Main and Highland Park United Methodist is going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to work along side Hitched Events & Marc Roberts Video!

-Tracy

Sarah & Derek – Engagement Portraits in Lake TahoeSpooner Lake & Kings Beach


Sarah & Derek love the outdoors.  While dating they took a trip to Tahoe and so as it came time to select a location for their wedding they  knew immediately they wanted to go to Tahoe.  With this space having such a value to them we also waited to photograph their engagement session until the eve of their wedding.  They love to hike so we set out to one of the trails they enjoyed on their first trip to the Lake Tahoe area – Spooner Lake.  We had a great 2 mile hike and took SOO many photos, chatted, laughed and talked about life.  It was truly so special to spend time with them!  All that hiking worked up an appetite so we ended our session in Kings Beach for a few lake photos and some ice cream!  Yum!  This woodsy fall photo shoot was absolute perfection.  I love when I get the opportunity to travel with my clients and adventure along side them. Thanks Derek & Sarah for inviting me into your lives and trusting me with your special moments!

-Tracy

Kristin & Michael – Wedding Reception at Dove Ridge VineyardFort Worth, Texas

Kristin & Michael’s wedding was so much fun!  I love how they used the entire space at Dove Ridge Vineyard as guests danced, mingled under the stars and enjoyed delicious food!  They were adorable as Michael spun Kristin and held her tight through out their first dance.  As the sun set, God painted a fabulous backdrop for them outside that guests and the couple enjoyed as they drank cocktails and mingled under the setting sun.  The amazing views are even visible inside with the floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the hall.  These two really value their friends and family and they took so much time to really connect with everyone at their wedding.

 

Big shout out to all the vendors who made this day beautiful!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, design & floral

Dove Ridge Vineyard

Marc Roberts Videography

Love + Pout Beauty – Fallon Farmer

Bliss Bridal Salon

Absolute Entertainment – The Project Band

Magdalena’s – Catering

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Beyond Lighting

DFW Dance Floors – Stage Facade & Backdrop

Grand Events – Rentals

 

Kristin & Michael – Portraits at Dove Ridge VineyardFort Worth, Texas

Check out those sunset hues!  This is why Kristin & Michael selected Dove Ridge Vineyard for their wedding – the stunning hilltop views at this ranch like location are stunning.  These two are so sweet together and were ultra lovey and cute on this rather blustery day.  As the sun set we stole away a few moments for sunset photos twice!  The sky slowly changed and as it did we had to get a photo with these golden and blue hues.

I can’t wait to photograph out here again as the vines in the vineyard below begin to mature and grow!  This place is perfect already and it is only going to get better!

Tami Winn Events – Planning, design & floral

Dove Ridge Vineyard

Marc Roberts Videography

Love + Pout Beauty – Fallon Farmer

Bliss Bridal Salon

Bella Bridesmaid

Brooks Brothers

 

Laura & David – Wedding Portraits at Classic Oaks RanchRomantics in Mansfield, Texas

Lightly Photography 2016

Laura & David are not just super beautiful people on the inside they are also pretty amazing to look at and photograph!  I mean look at these two!  If the sun had not been setting and I had unending perfect sunset light I  might have photographed them for a hour more.  Take a peek at their romantic couples portraits on the Classic Oaks Ranch property.  We scaled a cattle guard for some gorgeous photos and it was so worth it!  I love every part of Classic Oaks from the outdoor chapel, the barn and pastures.  Can’t wait to share this fun reception tomorrow!

 

Thank you to the wedding team that Laura & David selected and helped make this day so magical (and big shout out to David who helped with ALL the wedding planning!!!)

Classic Oaks Ranch

C&C Entertainment – Planning

Turquoise Video

Lip Service Makeup

De Ma Fille Bridal Salon

JOS A Banks – Menswear

Justine’s Flowers

Nordstrom Bridal – Bridesmaids Attire

William Bruce Salon – Hair

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Jillian & Brady – Wedding Portraits in the Vineyard at Mitas HillMcKinney, Texas

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Mitas Hill Vineyard is so beautiful and I was so excited to steal a few moments away with Jillian & Brady among the vines.  Loved every second of this 15 minutes.  Mitas Hill truly is the most beautiful vineyard wedding location in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  Fields of grapes, a stream, dirt paths and beautiful trees.  A photographer could not ask for more – but I got it!  I had these two love birds in front of the camera too.  I am a lucky girl!  Check back tomorrow for their fun reception!

 

Thanks to the following vendors:

Turquoise Video

Oliver Davis Events – Wedding planning, design & floral

Bella Bridesmaid – Bridesmaids Attire

Mens Warehouse – Mens wear

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville – Brides Gown

TC Makeup

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Britny & Aman – Engagement Photos at White Rock Lake and Dallas Arboretum

Tracy Autem 2015

This wedding has me on the edge of my seat – September can’t get here fast enough so I can celebrate for 2 days with this amazing couple.  Britny is the sister of one of my past brides and I have loved her ever since.  When she called to say she was getting married I was over the moon.  She is funny, bright and just a joy to be with.  I can see why Aman chased after her.  Aman is just as fun and a complete gentleman.  He is in love and is such a genuine and kind person.  When we first got to talking Britny told me how when they were first talking they would do some fishing down at the pond so we incorporated a little bit of fishing into their session for a nod at their story.  I loved this beautiful and warm quilt that Brit brought along – we pretended it was cold and snuggled up since it was a 70 degree kind of December day!  For a taste of a more formal look we also visited the Dallas Arboretum.  I will see you both in Sept for a traditional Indian ceremony and a full fledged american celebration and wedding!  It is going to be awesome!

For more beautiful moments and photos from their Dallas engagement session check out their highlight reel:

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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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