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The offices of Tracy Autem and Lightly Photography will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday through Sunday. Before I left for the long weekend I wanted to give you a sneak peak of the wedding I am working on.  Bethany & Rob you truly melted my heart, made me cry all day and editing your images I am doing it all over again.  Here are 4 of my FAVORITE moments from your fabulous wedding.  Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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I just LOVE this image. Bethany’s expression through the veil and the spontaneous moment of it coming in front of my camera is dreamy goodness.

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Just married and Bethany instinctively rests her head on Rob as they walk down the aisle. Perfection.

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Their first moments alone as husband and wife were the most romantic I have ever been privileged to photograph. They grasped onto one another SO tight.

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I love City Club Fort Worth and this balcony shot is why. LOVE, love. LOVE!!!!

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SarahSymonWedBlog 0024 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

On October 30 Sarah & Symon were married at St Andrews Episcopal in down town Fort Worth.  I had a great time sharing their wedding day with them.  Sarah wore a stunning gown from Bliss Bridal and her bridesmaids were decked out in cocktail length frocks from Bella Bridesmaid.  After the ceremony we headed to The Colonial Country Club where everyone enjoyed the entertainment of Trey & The Tritones.  Here are some favorite moments and photos from their day!

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I just adored all the little things Sarah selected from her gown to her sweet purple boots and her bright and patterned invitations.

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Getting into the gown!

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Sarah and her Mom after she became the bride.SarahSymonWedBlog 0006 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

Love this shot of the rings on Sarah & Symon’s invitation.

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Sarah and Symon purchased cowboy boots as a gift for all of their bridal party and family.  Here are Sarah and her girls showing them off at the Colonial.
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Many brides don’t have time to take bridal portraits.  Sarah is a busy girl so we took our time on the wedding day to make some beautiful portraits of Sarah.

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Symon preparing. (photo by Sarah Halferty)SarahSymonWedBlog 0013 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

LOVE this shot of the flower girl.  She had just given him a kiss on the cheek but I like this one better.  Such a typical little girl.

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I adore this.  As Sarah entered the church she looked over her shoulder to try to catch a glimpse of the sanctuary.SarahSymonWedBlog 0018 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0019 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0020 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0021 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

That is how a wife is supposed to look at her husband.

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Trey with Trey & The Tritones is an amazing crooner and singer and he kept the floor packed all night at The Colonial.SarahSymonWedBlog 0026 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

First Dance!SarahSymonWedBlog 0027 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

Sarah hugging on her Daddy during their dance.SarahSymonWedBlog 0028 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0029 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 00301 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0031 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0032 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0033 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0034 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

Symon’s Dad was worn out at the end of the night!SarahSymonWedBlog 0035 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country ClubSarahSymonWedBlog 0036 Sarah & Symon {Married} Fort Worth Weddding at St Andrews Episcopal & Colonial Country Club

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DuffinWedBlog 00171 Holly & Jason   A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in Kennedale

As Fall begins and the weather cools we also get unexpected rain.  For Holly & Jason’s wedding lots of prayers went up to God asking for the rain to cease and move out.  It may have rained all morning, not the nice misty rain but full out pouring, but in the afternoon the sun came out, the sky was filled with puffy stormy clouds but not a drop of rain fell on their celebration.  It was really a perfect day and I pray the luck and blessings that found them that day follow them every day of their lives as husband and wife.  Everyone got muddy and Holly and her bridesmaids even wore rain boots after the ceremony to keep dry but I believe everyone had an amazing time celebrating with them.  I know we did.  Congratulations you two and thank you for allowing me and Sarah Rizy to be there for your day.

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Holly has a great sense of style and that was evident in all the do it yourself details with a classic black and white theme.

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Jason’s beautiful daughter, Samantha, watching Holly prepare to marry her Daddy.

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Samantha had a little bit of make up to for this special day.

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Holly’s maid of honor zipping her into her gown

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Enjoying a pre-wedding shot

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A moment of happiness and laughter right before the kiss to seal their marriage.DuffinWedBlog 0015 Holly & Jason   A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in Kennedale

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Why I like stormy days:  Killer Clouds

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So happy.

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Now a family, being toasted by Jason’s Dad.DuffinWedBlog 0027 Holly & Jason   A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in KennedaleDuffinWedBlog 0028 Holly & Jason   A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in Kennedale

Fun with sparklers and a S L O W shutter.

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After the guests left we played under the Christmas lights and the amazing moon for some available light only photographs (no flash here folks!)DuffinWedBlog 0030 Holly & Jason   A Private Residence Black and White Wedding in Kennedale

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DavisWeddingBlog 0024 Jennifer & Shane Married! at Piazza in the Village

Jennifer and Shane were married on September 11th at the Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.  It was a beautiful day and Jennifer was a stunning bride in her Watters gown.  We started the day at a local hotel form some primping before heading to the Piazza.  We had such a great time with Jen, her family and bridesmaids laughing and hanging out as they were being beautified by the awesome hair and make up team Jennifer brought in.  Once at the Piazza it was wedding time before we knew it and when those double doors opened Shane was just beaming to see his bride.  During the ceremony they did a unique unity candle lighting where after lighting their one candle they passed the flame on to their parents and across the congregation of the chapel.  I always love to see new and different things at weddings and this was a first for me.   Then it was on to the party!  Here are some favorite photographs that tell the story of their Dallas Fort Worth Wedding day with moments, details and portraits.

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Jennifer's fabulous shoes. I LOVE them.

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I love these two photos, I couldn’t decide between them so I am sharing them both.  Jenn’s Dad has been the guy with the camera all his life and he was running around taking photos as the girls got dressed.  I didn’t mind, it made him feel comfortable.  I did let him know he could trust me and I feel that he did.  In these moments you see him relaxing, watching his baby girl become a bride and the pride and love is clear.  I am a Daddy’s girl myself so these make me melt.

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Jennifer’s HOT Watters gown (Have I mentioned how much I love them, yeah, one of my favorite designers.)

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Double the fun with two of Jennifer!

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The chapel’s door and awesome blue sky

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Finishing touches.DavisWeddingBlog 0011 Jennifer & Shane Married! at Piazza in the Village

The wait was over!  Jennifer revealed at the chapel entrance with her Daddy.

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Shane’s Dad wiping a tear by Sarah Halferty

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That was SOME KISS!  WHOOO!  Married!

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First Dance Twirl

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Scrumptious cake and lighting, the room looked perfect.

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A moment to themselves before the toasts began.

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Jen and her Dad cracking up at Shane’s Father’s toast.

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Dancing with Dad & Mom.

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One of their friends brought these fabulous cut out faces for the photo booth and we had to steal them for a fun photo.  I love it.

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Last moments alone before the big farewell!

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NicewongerWedBlog2 00271 Stacy & Brent Married!  {Part 2 Moments} Ashton Depot & Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth

The above photo defines this couple for me.  Stacy and Brent are so loving and sweet and in this moment I saw.  After their first look in which Stacy cried and they were both so happy to finally see each other this happened.  Sarah Rizy had gone out into the chapel entry to invite the family inside so we could begin formal photos.  Concerned her make up was smeared, Brent took it upon himself to oh so carefully blot her eyes.  I just love the calmness and confidence Stacy had that he would not further smear it and the complete concentration Brent took to ensure his bride looked perfect.  That is love and why I do what I do.  Every day I shoot people I get to see, really see, who people are.  Here is Stacy & Brent’s wedding day, the moments that mattered and their highlights slide show.  Congratulations guys!  You know I love you  and am so glad I was there to share in your day.

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Stacy and some of her girls arriving at Marty Leonard

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Stacy reading Brent's note as she opens her gift.

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Stacy wore her friends ring for something borrowed.

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Brent awaiting his bride alone in the chapel.

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Stacy broke out in tears the moment she passed the threshold of the chapel.

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Together at last. This moment is why first look's bring me joy. This is what I believe all couples want to do when they finally see each other on the wedding day but most don't because they are in front of a crowd. Alone there is honesty in every action and I love it.

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Ready to walk the aisle and her last moments as a Ms.

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Her Dad is so proud. (photo by Sarah Rizy)

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Mr & Mrs!

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Moments after the ceremony are awesome and often I am the only one around to see. Here Brent sweetly kissed Stacy on the forehead and seconds later they were yelling and celebrating. All the emotions a wedding brings in just seconds.
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In a loud parting limo I love this stollen quiet glance.

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First dance as husband and wife at the beautiful historic Ashton Depot.

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These two photos I love. Brent watching his bride with her father and then Stacy watching her groom with his Mom. Sometimes the best moment isn’t what every one is watching, it is what no one is.

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Stacy's two best girls, twin sisters, giving a toast.

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Love this sad face while her step Father said a few words.

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Dancing the night away!

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Have some cake!

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