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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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Kate & Josh – Wedding Ceremony at St Patricks Cathedral

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

Kate & Josh had a beautiful wedding day and we were so lucky to be with them to capture it.  From their ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral to their reception at Fort Worth Club.  It was a perfect day!  We met up with Kate and her maids at the club for some getting ready photos in the Camellia room.  I loved the soft neutral bridesmaids gowns!  During getting ready Josh spent most of his time trying to tie his bow tie – with little luck they traded out for a simpler style but it made for some funny getting ready moments.  After the ceremony the couples family and friends waited outside the cathedral to greet them as they exited, it’s a Northern tradition that I think we should bring on down to the South, it was so pretty and special!  Then we headed out around town for some romantic portraits.  Catholic weddings often take place earlier int he day with a later reception so with a break in-between it gives us a chance to really play!  Kate and Josh selected a few city vibe’s and a park for their couple alone portraits.  We pulled the bridal party out for a few too!  Read on for their ceremony, prep and the first half of their romantic images.  Check back tomorrow for their reception and the remainder of their portraits.

Thanks to all the vendors who helped make Kate & Josh’s wedding day perfect:

The Fort Worth Club – Prep, Reception Venue & Catering

Halo Brides

Glenn Roush Entertainment

Tami Winn Events – Flowers

Stardust Bridal – Brides Gown

LuLu’s Bridal – Brides maids attire

Jos A Banks – Grooms attire

Carey Transportation

-Tracy

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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.

Carley & Drew {Engaged} Fort Worth Urban Locations & Trinity River

Has this weather not been fantastic lately?  Today it is feeling a bit like winter but the last few weeks we have had unheard of warmth for January and February!  That is completely fine with me as we have been busy photographing engagements for some of our 2012 couples.  Carley & Drew live near Houston so we had to plan around one of their trips up to Fort Worth to see Carley’s family.  We explored a few of my favorite locations and one new spot.  Carley requested some photos near the Trinity river and I have been eying these tall reeds by the river off Beach Street for some time so I was excited to finally check them out.  It is actually a part of a larger park and bike trails that connects to the park that is home to the Fort Woof Dog Park.  Definitely a new favorite spot.  Favorite moment during their session, Drew’s awesome eyebrow raise.  Maybe I should say moments because I caught him doing it more than once.  Love clients that can express them selves.  See you two later this year for your wedding in November!

Summer & Paul {Engaged} Private Residence, The Modern and Downtown

These two are my ideal clients: Smart, fun, lovers and collectors of art, planning a killer wedding at one of my favorite locations and well, gorgeous.  With all that in their favor I wanted them from the moment I met them and I was ready jump over the moon when they hired me.  I was also really excited to shoot the first part of their engagement session at their soon to be home in the Monticello neighborhood of Fort Worth.  They haven’t moved in yet but you can see by the outside what a beautiful space it is and I promise the inside is even better.  Summer and Paul laid their trust in me and we ran around town, played and I got to do some things I have been wanting too for awhile.  Summer and Paul met at Times Ten Cellar and Paul was very persistent in courting Summer, he sent her a list of possible first dates that I don’t think any woman could turn down so she accepted.  I know she was glad she did, he is a great catch and a very loving man.  He proposed in Istanbul so he may win the prize for coolest spot ever to pop the question.  Their wedding is only a few short months away in February at The Modern.

Lyndsay & Brandon {Engaged} Downtown Fort Worth, Water Gardens & Urban Spots

Love the energy in the photo with their expressions and the wind kicking up Lyndsay’s hair!

Lyndsay and Brandon are two of the sweetest people I have ever met.  From the moment I picked up my camera Brandon was loving on her, fixing her hair and I can see that he is such a source of strength for her.  Affectionate grooms make my heart sing.  We went for a downtown city vibe for their shoot from hitting some historic buildings with an art deco vibe to some bright urban walls and a quick stop at the Water Gardens.  They will be getting married next April at Robert Carr Chapel & T&P Station, can’t wait!

Perfect kiss photo (once again helped out by the awesome wind!)

Lyndsay is all smiles when she is with Brandon

One of my faves from their shoot.  🙂

Morgan & Jason {Engaged} Fort Worth fields and old farmers market

Morgan and Jason are one unique couple.  They are fun and loving and I know their wedding will be a killer party.  How do I know?  They selected to ring in the new year with their wedding and we will be celebrating with them at midnight on December 31st at the Fort Worth Club  and I can’t wait!  They are getting married earlier in the day at First United Methodist in down town but their friends and family have no excuse not to have fun since they have selected a great band and the best venues for thier special party.

This weekend we met up for some engagement photos and hanging out.  Morgan definitely knows the way to Jason’s heart and she found mine too as she came to the session with home baked goods and everyone knows that I love yummy things.  They wanted locations that were relaxed so we headed to one of my favorite oasis’ in down town, Heritage Park right on the Trinity river.  We had beautiful sunrise light and it was absolute perfection.  After we hit up the old farmers market building which with all its burnt red accents perfectly picked up the blue in this couples eyes as well as made Morgan’s waterfall dress pop!  We also ran by a few other favorite spots like the Modern and a warehouse by downtown.  It was great getting to know them, finding out about Morgan’s impressive cooking skills and how Jason is a pro at eating her delicious cuisine.  I love that this couple has been friends for years and that they fell in love at the oh so perfect time and I can’t wait to see them start their lives together and hope to be there for them with future mile stones (Morgan you already promised so expect calls in the future about babies or doggies!)

Happy Thanksgiving {& a sneak peek: Bethany & Rob!}

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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