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

Tracy Autem 2015

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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Heather and Tim – Engagement Portraits at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens & Downtown

Tracy Autem 2015 Heather & Tim are engaged and getting married next year in January!  Adored getting to know them more as we laughed and had lots of talks about leg popping during this photo shoot.  Heather and I joked that she will now forever now how to pose for selfies and such.  Tim is a sweetheart and super excited about the wedding process.  It is so refreshing to see a groom that wants all the things!  The big wedding, engagement photos and even and engagement party.  I love this guy!  We actually photographed their engagement party last month at Times Ten Cellar in Fort Worth.  It was a beautiful evening and so fun!  Looking forward to spending more time with this couple at their City Club Wedding next year!

-Tracy

To see more of this cute engagement session see their slideshow: Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015 Tracy Autem 2015

Marysa and James – Engagement Portraits at Botanic Gardens & Sundance Square, Fort Worth

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Marysa & James were one of the lucky ones this month – no rescheduling, no rain and perfect weather!  This April & May has been crazy wet so it has gotten in the way of SO many of our couples engagement and bridal photo shoots.  One one of our rare perfect days we headed over to the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth for a romantic stroll and some super cute photos of these two!  James is an absolute doll and these two just melt into each other when they are together.  You can see and feel the love!  The Fuller Garden was lush and green and we had it mostly to ourselves!

 

After some garden romance we set out to downtown Fort Worth where James proposed to Marysa in Sundance Square.  We strolled the streets, hit the ever famous and always needed courthouse for a classic photo before spending some time on the square.  The fountains are beautiful but they were being tricky with us!  Sometimes they are just a little tricky and other times they are beautiful tall towers of water – we kept waiting for just the right time to snap our photos.  Finally we got lucky, got some beautiful images and headed home.  Thanks you two for trusting me with your engagement and wedding and I can’t wait to celebrate with you next year!

-Tracy

Check out their engagement best of slide show for more of their stunning photo session!

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Rebecca & Jason – Engagement Photos at Botanic Gardens and Sundance Square Fort Worth

Rebecca and Jason are a match in every way.  Jason’s sense of humor definitely caught Rebecca’s attention and I can see why.  Together these two are not stop laughs and smiles.  The ability to laugh together is necessary in a marriage and since they have that in spades I think they could overcome a lot of hard times and really enjoy the good.  For their session we strolled the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth before hitting up downtown near Sundance Square, the site of their first date.  Jason kept her busy from dinner at La Cantina Laredo, ice cream and a comedy show that evening and I don’t think they have ever stopped.  I can’t wait for their fall wedding ceremony and reception at City Club of Fort Worth!

Here are some more faves of mine from their Fort Worth Engagement Session Highlights reel:

Lyndsay – Fort Worth Bridal Portraits the Botanic Gardens & Fort Worth Club

Lyndsay’s wedding at Robert Carr Chapel and T&P Building was a beautiful day that we were so lucky to be a part of.  If you want to see more photos of this gorgeous bride see her wedding photography blogs Part 1 & Part 2.  For Lyndsay’s bridals we met up at Fort Worth Club.  Your bridal portraits are a chance to have photos taken at a location you don’t have access to on your wedding day and the club was a perfect fit for Lyndsay’s strapless lace gown with beading on the bodice.  Lyndsay found the dress at Bridal Boutique of Lewisville.  After enjoying the wrought iron, classic furniture and amazing window light we headed to the Botanic Gardens.

Lindsay & Adam {Engaged} Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Downtown

Lindsay and Adam are getting married the coming November and last week we finally had a chance to hang out for their engagement session.  I hadn’t met Adam and he was a hoot to get to know.  Within in seconds of starting the session Lindsay asked for him to tell her a story, he said he didn’t have one BUT the rest of the session he had stories that made her laugh and that made me happy.  This man knows how to make his soon to be wife smile, and squish into him and generally glowing.  These two are definitely in love and I am so glad they both had the guts to go out on that blind date.  It was most definitely fate.

Rachel & Lee {Engaged} Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Private Ranch

This photo feels like them to me, romantic and classically sweet in every way.

Rachel & Lee will be getting married next year in June and I am super excited about their wedding.  They have a dream team of vendors lead up by their savvy coordinator, Tara Wilson.  They were my first session back from maternity leave and it felt SO good to be holding my camera again and getting to know my clients.  We started out at the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth and then headed to a private ranch in Aledo.  The ranch, a home of Rachel’s friend, was a dream and I swear I could shoot there every day because it had so many possibilities.

One of my favorite spots at the Botanic Gardens and we got SO lucky with a nearly empty garden.

Lee said his Grandmother had many Magnolia trees at her home so I love the family connection with the tree and the idea of them starting their own family.

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I just adore the textures and depth in this photo (Oh, and Rachel & Lee look pretty great too!)

The lone mesquite tree

Their puppy was so well behaved and he makes them a complete family.

Avery {Sitting Pretty} Fall & Halloween Costume Portraits at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

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This little one was my very last session before maternity leave as I couldn’t turn down the chance to see this little smiling face.  Avery is a doll and just smiles, smiles, smiles.  Her Mom and her were in town for a few days and wanted to get a few quick fall portraits and of course Avery as a little chicken.  Mini sessions are ideal for capturing milestones, birthdays or holiday photos.  Last time I saw Avery she was just starting to push up so seeing her sitting pretty was exciting!  Since photographing her Mom & Dad’s wedding almost 2 years ago I have been blessed to document this little one grow.  She made an adorable chicken and is cute as pie.

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Eugenia & Michael {Married Part 2 – First Look & Portraits} Fort Worth Modern Art Museum & Botanic Gardens

There are two things I  LOVE, love, LOVE to photograph.  Breathtaking romantic portraits and moments that happen once and give me goose bumps.  First looks make both these things happen and are there fore my favorite thing.  NOW, they are not for everyone.  In fact most of my brides and grooms are quite traditional and opt to see each other for the first time when her Daddy gives her away.  For my brides that are a bit modern and don’t feel married to tradition it is an opportunity like no other.  Complete privacy when she is unveiled as a bride and time to talk, hug, kiss and be excited with no prying eyes (except my lens.)  Eugenia and Michael choose to see each other behind the Rose Garden at the Botanic Garden on a less traveled path for some intimacy.  I just glowed, almost as much as Micheal, when they embraced and cheesed it up at each other.  What happened after was ample time to play in the gardens, photograph the families and bridal party as well time at the Fort Worth Modern.  The Modern is truly a treat to photograph at, how can it not be?  Surrounded by world class architecture and modern works of art… is definitely my cup of tea.  It is also a one of a kind shoot as ONLY couples having their wedding reception are allowed to take photos in the galleries.  Come back by tomorrow to see their highlights slide show as well as their details and reception blog!

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