Category archives: Contests

Valentines 2013 Contest – Photos we LOVE to love!

We love Weddings and want to honor all of our 2012 bride and grooms today! The couple with the most likes on facebook will win a 16×20 canvas of the contest image! SO all you have to do is Like our page (if you’re not already a fan), and Like your favorite couple’s photograph. Contest ends at 5pm on Saturday Feb 16th!  View the images and choose one to LIKE on FACEBOOK HERE.

SOOOOO romantic and easy. Caitlyn Sanders McGowan & Chris Thomas McGowan had a laid back yet elegant wedding.

This private last dance between Amanda Ward & Cam Ward made me tear up behind my camera. Tears were on Amanda’s face as they savored the last few moments of their wedding reception at Arlington Hall in Dallas.

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe & Ann Travis Damele & John Damele make for one steamy photograph. LOVE!

This photo is SO classic, it could be any time and that is why I love it. Rachel Lee Johnston & Lee had a classic, elegant wedding day with the help of Tara Wilson Events.

Smiles from ear to ear as Meghan Ortowski & Cody danced their first dance as husband and wife together on the Bass Hall Stage.  Event Design by Tami Winn Events.

I don’t travel for weddings all the time but I was thrilled to fly to Tuscon for this wedding with a beautiful mountain backdrop! Sarah Ligeikis Roluffs & Brian are totally in to each other as they depart their ceremony at La Paloma.

Breanne Bouma Minefee & Jared just a few moments after their first look at The Ashton Depot in Fort Worth, Texas. Event design by Sarabeth Quattlebaum.

Tall grass, blue skies and one GORGEOUS couple make for a happy photographer. Thanks Melanie-Jane Addison Bell & Dave Bell for trusting me when I lead them to this random field.

Rachel Bennetch & Andrew Bennetch are super silly, crazy and F U N. SO I love the sweet moment we caught here at The Fort Worth Club.

Courtney West Krug & Jake sharing a private last dance at The City Club in Fort Worth. Love the intimacy and the display of their decor and fabulous room lighting.

Lyndsay Lipford Mojica & Brandon Mojica stole some moments away with me between their wedding and reception at the Fort Worth Modern for this lovey photo.

Kelsey Maurer & Matt Maurer stayed true to tradition and did not see each other before the ceremony BUT they did share notes and a few quick words around this door at Aristide Event Center in Mansfield. Loved how he spontaneously kissed his bride to be’s hand.

This photos showcases not only Ashlyn Gibbens Hobbs & Ben Hobbs love for one another but also their beautiful reception decor and design at The Fort Worth Club.

Lindsay Hubbell & Adam Hubbell holding one another tight in the afternoon light on the golf course of the Colonial Country Club.

First Dance photos always make me happy especially when a couple is totally in love as Summer Joy Okimoto & Paul M. Okimoto so obviously are here.

I made a little road trip down to Temple, Tx for Kelli O’Donnell & Dustin O’Donnell‘s wedding. It was amazing as you can tell by the smiles on their faces and the look in their eyes! Tracy Autem Photography — at Tracy Autem Photography.

We make the best of what ever God deals us on a wedding day and for Lauren Harris & Justin Harris that meant rain. We may have been forced indoors for all the festivities but we still braved the rain for this quick photo.

CUTE CUTE CUTE, I mean look at them. In love, giddy smiling and laughing and just soaking up the moment. Could not have a sweeter ceremony photo then this one between Emily Kiltz & Riley Kiltz.

Jennifer Gouldie Toppass and Chad said I DO on a very rainy day so lucky for us they were having their reception at my favorite venue for indoor photos – The Modern Art Museum! Who doesn’t wanted to be surrounded by famous artwork?

Kirsten Marcum Hood & Ryan Hood are not your average bride and groom. NOPE, they are over the top FUN FUN FUN and this photo totally captures their beautiful crazy love.

James Kress Holding his bride to be, Meghan Kress, as tight as he could when he saw her for the first time ont their wedding day.

Mallory Kirkham Towe & Ryan Towe are SO sweet and perfect for one another in every way. From the first time we met (at her sisters engagement session) I knew they were going to be hitched one day and was SO thrilled they asked me to be a part of it. This photo brings me so much joy as they stand where Mallory’s own parents were married, I love tradition!

Lauren Hood & Eric Hood tied the knot a a HOT day this past summer at Piazza in the Village but we still spent some time outside for this romantic photo.

I LOVE the Onmni Hotel in Fort Worth! I mean, look at this amazing balcony and the view and the super hot couple, Katie Neece Ricciardelli & Nicholas Ricciardelli!

Kimberly D Goodspeed & Mark Goodspeed embracing after seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day at a park near TCU campus.

Ashley and Chance had an intimate wedding at Aristide Event Center in Mansfield with the help of their planner, Lucia Bitnar.

Carley Brewer Furgerson & Drew Furgerson inside University Christian Church near TCU before headign to their reception at Petroleum club. I love how the light behind them is accentuating her veil.

Congrats to Lauren & Ryan! You won a 16×24 Canvas!

Wow!  There were a ton of votes and if it wasn’t for the beauty of plugins for word press blogs counting them might have been a beast of a task.  Thankfully with a simple click and an export into Excel I was able to sort easily to remove those pesky duplicate votes (sorry, only one per email counted) and then count out the votes.  Lauren and Ryan won with an amazing 150 votes!  They win a 16×24 canvas wrap of an image of their choice!

I adore canvas wraps.  I have them all over my home from the entry way to a collection of images on my fire place mantle.  They really are the perfect way to display your photos.  Seamless and simple they can be hung anywhere, they are light weight and easy to hang.  Medium size canvases start at $325 and large options that will fill a wall above your sofa or fire place are $725.

Our runner up, Sarah & Symon, put up a good fight of 133 votes.  I was so impressed with her facebook campaign and even counting her own votes to see where she was in the contest that I am giving them a $50 print credit with out online proofing company, pictage!

Thanks to all that voted and for all my 2011 brides, you will get your chance to win one next year!

Best of 2010 Contest! {16×24 Canvas Wrap}

2010 was a super fabulous year.  I watched my first little man grow into a big 1 year old, laughed allot with my sweet clients, enjoyed my supportive husbands company every step of the way and took A LOT of photos.  January is a time of reflection and preparation for the wedding and portrait season to come because lets face it,  no one wants to take photos in this unpredictable Texas winter.  Today it felt like spring and by the weekend we could have some sleet or snow!

I wanted to take some time to celebrate my clients.  SO, if you were a wedding or portrait client of mine in 2010, here is your chance to win a 16×24 canvas of a photo of your choice from your event!

RULES:
1) Send my blog link tracyautem.com/blog to all of your family & friends to help win a beautiful canvas. You are more than welcome to post the link on facebook.

2) You must leave a comment below with your favorite image # and why (any comments left on facebook will not count.)  The image number is above the image with the clients name.

3) ONE COMMENT ALLOWED PER PERSON (PLEASE honor this rule and help make this a fair contest..if I feel the voting gets a little fishy, I will end the contest)

4) Voting ends Wednesday January 26th at 11:59pm. The image with the most votes will be announced by Monday, January 31st.

1 – Stacy & Brent

One of my most favorite moments from the year, Brent gently wiping her tears.

2 – Laura & Jeff

Bright colors and a very bright future for this sweet couple.

3 – Baby Owen

I adore his squishy-ness.

4 – Allison & James

The mood in this last shot from their wedding day was an AHHHH moment.

5 – Jessica

Love my seniors with attitude!

6 – Tiffany & Matthew

Love this dramatic bridal shot of Tiffany on her wedding day at Hotel ZaZa.

7 – Kendall & Jason

Some of my favorite things, downtown Fort Worth, a gorgeous couple & the balcony at city club  at night.

8 – Creel Kids

These sweet cousins are two peas in a pod.

9 – Lindsey & Jaon

Hot-ness.

10 – Sarah & Symon

I have a thing for kisses, especially the hands on face kind.  Swoon.

11 – Lacy & Gabe

Country perfect wedding day with a great sunset, open spaces and a really fun time.

12 – Veronica & Robert

From Jr. High to walking down the aisle as adults, these 2 steal my heart.

13 – Bethany & Rob

I cried more at their wedding than any other, the way Rob loves Bethany is just beyond perfect.

14 – Holly & Jason

We beat the rain and had perfect blue skies with a touch of mud.

15 – Colton

Oh, what a rascal.  We have been watching this guy grow up and it has been fun!

16 – Lauren & Ryan

Sneaking in some photos as the sun set quickly gave me some fun light with a touch of ambiance from the building.

17 – Jennifer & Shane

Shane, you never looked so good….Having fun with photo booth props!

18 – Chelsea

Piercing blue eyes.

19 – Ashley & Matt

Now that is how you celebrate!

20 – Jennifer & Max

A quiet moment in the limo before the party.

21 – Ruth & Andrew

The almost kiss, a moment I adore.

22 – Caelan

College bound and a super great girl.

23 – Callie & Jason

I love this couple and lucky me their wedding was the first of MANY I have gotten to see them at.

24 – Brennan

A real cowboy with some lasso skills that almost took me out.

REMEMBER:  ONE comment per person (I will not approve repeat comments from the same email address & will not count them in the final count)

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