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Erin & John – Mini Engagement in Fort Worth

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

Erin & John popped in for a mini engagement session a few weeks ago before their April wedding with me!  I was excited to see Erin again, catch up on all that has happened since we originally met and get to see this couple together in front of my camera.  Sometimes our couples have had engagements done prior to working with us or in another city/state but we still love to hang out with them camera in hand for a short session to get to see their on camera chemistry!  For their first session they had selected very nature inspired locales so for this  mini we headed to one of my favorite classic downtown Fort Worth spots to go with their very city wedding!  The columns of the old post office and the city side walks were perfect and I loved seeing this couple laugh and smile.  See you two in a short while for your wedding at The Modern!

-Tracy

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Karolina & Roger – Engagement Portraits at Eagle Mountain Lake Park

Tracy Autem 2014

I am SO excited to share these – Karolina is our studio assistant so if you are a client of ours you have chatted with this lovely lady by phone or email countless times.  Well, in just a few weeks she is going to be the bride!  We can’t wait to photograph her big day and to see her and Roger joined as husband and wife.  It is fun to photograph someone you see every day, it forces me to stop and really observe and what I saw is how really stunning Karolina is.  She has killer eyes, full hair and flawless skin.   She is going to make a beautiful bride in her Bliss Bridal dress! Last week we met up at Eagle Mountain Lake Park for some engagement photos at this beautiful and rustic park. It perfectly complimented their personalities and Roger’s easy going vibe.  Can’t wait to see these two become a family as when they marry they will become an instant house of 6!  Roger has there gorgeous little girls and Karolina has an adorable little son. Congrats!

-Tracy

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Kayla – Bridal Portrait at Aldredge House, Dallas

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Kayla is one of the sweetest and most genuine girls I have ever met.  She is excited about life, quick to laugh and so loving.  I can’t count how many times this girl has hugged me or expressed gratitude – It is kind of hard not to love her!  Her laid back outdoor wedding will be hitting the blog soon.  For her bridal portraits we choose a more formal look and feel at the Aldredge House in Dallas.  This historic vintage home is grand and beautiful and brought out Kayla’s sophisticate side.  Her lace gown and elegant cap sleaves from Brides and Beaux in Colleyville were perfectly paired with the feeling of this venue.  Kayla’s classic ivory and white bouquet with texture was created by Todd Events.  We were blessed with a great day so we were able to explore the grounds as well.  So very excited to share her wedding later this week!

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Krista – Bridal Portraits at the Historic YWCA in Fort Worth & Trinity Park

Photo by Tracy Autem of Lightly Photography 2013 http://lightlyphoto.comKrista was married in November so I think it is about time I get to sharing her bridal portraits!  Her wedding was at the T&P Station in Fort Worth so the classic vintage look of the YWCA was the perfect compliment.  They have fabulous big windows that provide some pretty sweet light for portraits.  To add in a little natural flair we also visited Trinity Park.

-Tracy Autem

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Haley – Bridal Portraits at McKinney Cotton Mill

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Haley is married!  Therefore I can share these stunning pictures.  Now, if you just perused her wedding day photos you might stop and think, wait, this dress is different.  Well, it is.  Haley, like so many brides, had second thoughts.  Not about Rusty (she knew she picked right on that one) but about her gown.  The dress you see in her wedding photos was her first and RIGHT dress but she bought this one thinking she was going to switch BUT then went back to the first.  I love us ladies, we are so indecisive but to me it just means double the fun with gowns!  I liked both of them and this dress was stunning at The McKinney Cotton Mill.  LOVE!

-Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Haley Rusty Wedding Bridal Portrait Session McKinney Cotton Mill warehouse industrial columns rustic vintage light large big windows beautiful sweetheart Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

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:

Kerri – Bridal Portraits at The McKinney Cotton Mill

Kerri and Jase were married over the weekend at Marty Leonard Chapel and Stockyards Station so I can finally share her beautiful portraits.  I am in love with the photo above, so dramatic it feels very sultry.  All of her portraits made me smile behind my camera and it was a true joy to photograph her.  Kerri knew how to work i and her dress was AH-mazing.  McKinney Cotton Mill was the perfect backdrop for her with its rustic vibe and the great sunset light through the windows.

 

Ashley & Travis – Romantic Wedding Portraits at Penn Farm

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Ashley and Travis were married earlier last year and unfortunately I was unable to photograph their wedding but I was lucky enough to be asked to capture their engagement portraits as well as these fun day after “romantic” style portraits in their wedding attire.  It is always so much fun to get to spend time with a couple after their wedding day with no time constraints or limitations.  Penn Farm at Cedar Hill State Park was the perfect location for their portrait with it historic vintage barns and rustic country feel.  It was great to hear all about their wedding and their adventures since tying the knot, can’t wait to see what they have ahead of them!

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

 

Ashley Travis Wed Portraits Penn Farms Tracy Autem Photography

Kelli – Bridal Portraits in The Hill Country at a Country Church

On a VERY hot day earlier this year I trekked down to Temple, Texas to meet up with my bride Kelli and her Mom for her bridal portraits.  We headed out into the hill country to a ranch owned by a family friend where this tiny little church sits.  It was so little only about 20 people could fit comfortably inside but it was perfect for her bridal portraits.  I have been dying to share them and now that these two are married I finally can!  Look back soon for their wedding photos.

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