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Jennifer & Shane Engaged! A Dallas – Bishop Arts District Session

This shot is SO perfect. Love the colors and them just chilling out on the iron bench. Happiness.

This week has been a busy one but it has been SO much fun to hang out with all my couples.  So often we shoot our engagement sessions in Fort Worth but Shane & Jennifer elected to do their shoot in Dallas.  It was cool because it gave me the chance to check out a few new locations like the Bishop Arts District and the Avanti Fountain.  We of course also hit some of my old but good spots in and around Deep Ellum.  Shane & Jennifer and getting married in September at The Piazza in the Village and I am so excited to be working with them.  Jennifer and her Mom totally impressed me at their consultation and man do these girls have it together.  They have done some wedding and party planning in the past so when it came time for Jennifer to tie the knot I think her and her Mom were full of an abundance of ideas.  I didn’t get to meet Shane until the engagement session but he is a super sweet guy and totally in love with his girl.  Here are some images from their fun Dallas Engagement Shoot!

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Love how her hair is blowing ever so slightly as they almost kiss.

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Dallas Engagement Session Deep Ellum Tracy Autem Photography Taxi Cab

We found a cute old taxi cab and played a bit, love finding hidded treasures.

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Dallas Engagement Session Deep Ellum Tracy Autem Photography Taxi Cab

Dallas Engagement Session Deep Ellum Tracy Autem Photography

Dallas Engagement Session Deep Ellum Tracy Autem Photography

something about this images just captures me.

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Dallas Engagement Session Avanti Fountain Tracy Autem Photography

Sunkissed perfection at the Avanti Fountain.

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Dallas Engagement Session Bishop Arts Tracy Autem Photography Shane Jennifer

These two were so cute, the kept getting closer, and closer at every location and had their hands all over each other!

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One of my Absolute Faves! I just adore how he is holding her hand with both of his and they are both just beaming.

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The bright pinks and purples just went fabulously with Jennifers hot pink shoes.

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Love the bright colors we found all over the Bishop Arts District.

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serene perfection

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Mr & Mrs Robert Haslam – City Club Fort Worth Wedding

Veronica & Robert were married last weekend and Sarah Rizy and I just had an amazing time with them.  They had a mid-afternoon wedding at St Andrews Episcopal followed by a sit down dinner at City Club Fort Worth were everyone had a great time.  I think by the end of the day we had all cried just a bit as it was such a touching day with beautiful and funny toasts, parent dances and just an amazing amount of love between these two families.  Veronica and Robert were high school sweethearts and have been together about 8 years so it was most definitely a day all had looked forward to for a long time.  Many of my couples have late afternoon and evening weddings but I always love early weddings as it allows for very different light through out the day.  Because of the timing we had plenty of time to snag some photos outside the church and off Lancaster by a historic building before heading to the reception.  We ended their day with a few photos as the sun was starting to set in a field in Fort Worth after the getaway.  Then Robert whisked Veronica off to a secret location for their first night as husband and wife before heading out on their honeymoon.  Here are some beautiful moments and romantics from their daytime wedding!

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Sarah Rizy captured both these amazing shots while I was out shooting the family formals. I love her for being so great and taking such amazing images of my couples.

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Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Bridal Party
I love this park in down town Fort Worth so me and the guys strolled across the street for a few fun photos.

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Robert looked very handsome

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I love this church from the rafters to the great stained glass. Couldn’t ask for a better location.

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The ceremony was so pretty and elegant, just loved it!

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 Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem St Andrew's Episcopal Ceremony

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St Andrew’s Episcopal has such beautiful stain glass windows that we had to get a few of them into the romantics.

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 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Downtown Warehouse Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Downtown Warehouse Romantics

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception First Dance
I think they kised half a dozen times during the first dance and you know I am a fan of that!

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Just love the way he is holding her….ahhhh.

 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Parent Dance

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 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem City Club Reception Rings

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This cute couple is how I met the Haslam’s! Veronica’s sister was in their wedding last year and I was the photographer. Thanks Holly & Michael for the referral and being so darn cute!

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These girls REALLY wanted it.

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Robert didn’t wait for a count and just went for it but Sarah Rizy was ready and got it anyways! Sometimes the grooms get a little zealous and don’t wait for directions. 🙂

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A last few photos before they were off to be alone and married!

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 Fort Worth Wedding Photography by Tracy Autem Couple Field Sunset

Mr & Mrs Matt Hensley – A Dallas Wedding at Maple Manor

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This day was all about the moments.  I love documenting what happens at weddings and for Ashley and Matt that is what I did.  The day started off at the Warwick Hotel in Dallas where we photographed Ashley and her girls getting ready.  Ashley is absolutely stunning but when I met her Mom and Grandma I could see not only where she got her looks but her amazingly sweet personality.  Her Grandma had me just grinning ear to ear because she was so full of joy!  Ashley had a drop dead gown by Pronovias, one of my favorite designers.  Sarah Rizy headed off to Maple Manor where the ceremony was held to catch some getting ready photos of the guys before we sequestered Matt away as Ashley arrived leading up to the ceremony.  It may have been hot last weekend but everyone braved it and it was well worth it as we had a pretty blue sky and a touching ceremony.  Matt is all about dipping Ashley so I was ready for it and captured it right after their first kiss as man and wife and before Ashley threw up her arms in victory at becoming Mrs. Hensley!  Here are some photos of their Dallas Wedding with part 2 coming soon highlighting their non-stop dance party reception and highlights slide show.

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Loved Ashley's purple shoes and the bright vibrant colors of the make up artist's tool kit.

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Laughing with her girls and having fun as hair and make up made her into a bride.

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An amazingly simple ring shot that speeks volumes of the day Ashley is begining as her make up was being done.

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Matt had to do some primping too, photo by Sarah Rizy

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Ashley's sister and Grandma going over her toast

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Detail Custom Wire Name Hanger

One of her girls gave her this thoughtfull gift to hang her dress on and I just loved it! Want one for your wedding day? They can be found on Etsy.com, the hanger for your dress is one of the most overlooked details that I wish all brides would think of.

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Ashley's amazing Pronovias gown hanging in the bridal suite at Maple Manor

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LOVE this photo of Ashley being buttoned into her gown by her sister

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Matt's guys made sure he looked S H A R P, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Love Notes Crochet Hook

They agreed not to get each other wedding gifts but wrote love notes to one another. Ashley broke the rule a bit and included a crochet hook so he could help her out of her dress later that night. Those buttons can be a nightmare with out one!

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Matt reading his note, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bath tub Bridesmaids

Splish, splash....having fun in the awesome tub at Maple Manor.

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The back of Ashley's ah-mazing gown and Matt and his men looking awesome! (guys photo by Sarah Rizy)

Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Wedding Ceremony Garden

I just love how her Dad tried to help her with her gown as she reached the bottom of the stairs and the look she steals at him as she walks down the aisle.

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Garden Looking

I loved that as the minister welcomed everyone these two had to sneak a peek at one another.

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Bright purple brides maids bouquets and Ashley's elegant white bouquet

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Ring Exchange

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Ring Exchange Detail

A close up of Ashley placing Matt's wedding band

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony Laughing

A stolen moment between the two during a reading by a loved one, by Sarah Rizy

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Ceremony The Kiss

Pronouncement of marriage and kiss!

Dallas Wedding Photographer Tracy Autem Maple Manor Bridal Suite

Seconds after being married, Mr & Mrs Matt Hensley getting to chat for the first time. Ah, love.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Russell

Last weekend I had so much fun with Laura and Jeff at their wedding at the Ashton Depot.  We really lucked out and my streak of no rain on outside weddings stayed true as DFW dodged the storms.  I think that Laura & Jeff need to throw an outdoor party every year the weekend of Mayfest in Fort Worth as we seem to have broken the Mayfest weather curse.  Laura saw a wedding show with fuchsia and greens and it inspired their bright colored and beautifully designed decor.  Tara Wilson Events coordinated and made Laura’s vision come true.  Lovely lighting by Beyond, formerly light Dallas, scrumptious cake by Sublime Bakery & flowers by The Enchanted Florist.  I love, love, LOVED the romantics and that we had ample time to get some beautiful shots of the two of them while her guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio.  Here are some of my favorite images, their slide show and of course their fabulous details!

Loved the Fushia & Green! So bright and fun!

Yummy food by the Ashton Depot and lighting by Light Dallas

Jeff wrote Laura the sweetest note and a grabbed this ring shot on the evelope it was delivered in. He is talented with the written word.

Getting gussied up

Longhorn Pride by Sarah Halferty

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Seeing Laura for the first time and just grinning from ear to ear. Love it!

Giving Laura away with a kiss. So sweet.

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I was walking backwards and they were walking forward resulted in this perfect shot with everything a bit blurry except for them. Love when things go right!

This is why I follow the bride & groom after they exit the ceremony. For that moment when they realize they are married. One of my favorite parts of EVERY wedding.

Bridal Party outside Ashton Depot

He grabbed her waist right at the last second and that connection just makes this shot for me.

First Dance

Laughing during the toast by the best man

mmmm, cake. Best part the fun background that Tara Wilson made for the cakes.

The eyes of Texas are upon you.....Hook Em!

Garter time

Mine! by Sarah Rizy

Dancing the night away by Sarah Rizy

Off to St. Lucia!

Lacy & Gabe Engaged

Adore this shot.  Men that like getting kissed on rock!

Adore this shot. Men that like getting kissed on rock!

February was a cold month here in Texas but Lacy & Gabe met up with me on one of the nicer days for their engagement session at the Fort Worth Stockyards.  These two are getting married in May out in Sulphur Springs and are having a very relaxed and fun Texas wedding.  Here are some favorites from their shoot along with their engagement slide show.

So I like it when guys snuggle on girls too.  So sweet!

So I like it when guys snuggle on girls too. So sweet!

Some close up action

Some close up action

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I think this photo says so much about these two and it is just thier mid sections!

I think this photo says so much about these two and it is just thier mid sections!

A good laugh

A good laugh

Orange, glowy, warm light is yummy

Orange, glowy, warm light is yummy

These two laughed allot and I LOVED it.

These two laughed allot and I LOVED it.

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Love the texture of the suroundings on this shot and they are sweet as well.

Love the texture of the suroundings on this shot and they are sweet as well.

My favorite camera aware shot of the session, amazing light and great grins with some fab depth of field.

My favorite camera aware shot of the session, amazing light and great grins with some fab depth of field.

The Ring!

The Ring!

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Hernandez





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Krista & Marc are a sweet couple who got dealt one monstrously rainy day for their wedding but they smiled on and we all had a blast no matter what was going on outside.  From their church to the fabulous City Club Dallas it was a perfect day.  Some of my favorite moments of the entire day though were from the ceremony.  Weather it be the bride cracking up, the sweet way Marc looked at Krista or all the flower girls passing out asleep on a pew it was an AMAZING ceremony.  It made me excited for these two and the journey that is ahead of them.  I really am privileged to share in these intimate moments with my clients.  Here are some of my favorite moments of their wedding day.

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Marc is a golf pro so these golf ball favors were the perfect touch for thier day.

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These girls captured my heart all day long.

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Time to get into the dress!

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There is that sweet smile as he waits on his bride.

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Marc had to help her down the aisle, it was big and scary in there. Uncle Marc took care of his niece.

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Love, love, love moments of laughter during the ceremony.

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3 little princess' out cold, it was just too much for them. They had to take a nap right in the middle of the ceremony (although word was the bigest one was faking for the camera.)

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she fell asleep just barely holding on to that bouquet by a gloved little finger.

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Once awake the flower girls wanted to get in on all the action, even the bride's dance with her Dad.

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May the rainy day be a ton of luck to Marc & Krista, off to their honeymoon where hopefully it was sunny and perfect.

 


Mr & Mrs Robert Rinn





Cutest Favors with some Hawaii feel

Cutest Favors with some Hawaii feel

On July 10th this couple were married at the fabulous Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki in Hawaii.  It was a beautiful day and sharing it with them makes me feel truly blessed.  Doing a destination wedding I become even closer with my couples and spend allot of time through out the wedding process preparing for their day.  These two had perfect weather, looked amazing and I loved the details and intricate touches.  Here is their day and I can’t wait to see the memories they make in the future.

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I love love love this.

I always love when the groom sees her for the first time.

I always love when the groom sees her for the first time.

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Hot first kiss!

Hot first kiss!

Through out the ceremony her viel just wouldn't stay put so one of her girls picked it up an dI just love this shot I got of the two bridesmaids with the flowers and her viel.

Through out the ceremony her viel just wouldn't stay put so one of her girls picked it up an dI just love this shot I got of the two bridesmaids with the flowers and her viel.

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Proof that my amazing husband didn't just come to Hawaii to sit on the beach, he was a big help as you can see here with everything from gear to flowers.

Proof that my amazing husband didn't just come to Hawaii to sit on the beach, he was a big help as you can see here with everything from gear to flowers.

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Stephanie looking up at Rob during their first dance.  Love.

Stephanie looking up at Rob during their first dance. Love.

Watching the sunset and some fireworks way off over the city

Watching the sunset and some fireworks way off over the city

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After an amazing night of fun and dancing it came to an end but their local reception is coming up next weekend so I know they will have a blast then as well.


Mr. & Mrs. Brent Craft





Craft06.12.09Blog_0015Meredy and Brent had some serious luck on their wedding day.  From moments before their outdoor ceremony the clouds were rolling in, thunder was overhead and we all knew rain was just moments away.  It held off so that these two could say their vows and squeeze in a few quick romantics before the rain fell and it was beautifull!  Then the sky even stopped pouring at sunset so we could steal a few more moments outside with an awesome sky.  It was a beautiful day and I am excited to share thier photos and I know Meredy has been on the edge of her seat waiting.  Enjoy!

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