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Taylor & Keaton – Engagement Photos in Fort Worth at Urban Walls & Trinity Park

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Oh, HOTNESS is about the only way to describe this couple.  I just fell in love with them from the moment they started interacting during this session.  Taylor & Keaton selected some fun urban walls and a more city cool style for their locations and I LOVE it!  It was great to get to check out some of my favorite local spots just down the street from my studio.  After some steamy romantics and some general silliness (these girl cracks me up!) we met up with Keaton’s kiddos at Trinity Park for a mini family shoot.  When a couple is getting married with kids it is so important to include them in all the festivities, even engagement photos.  Can’t wait for the wedding next year at The Piazza!  It is going to rock!

-Tracy Autem

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Williams Family {McKinney Cotton Mill}

We have been doing a TON of family sessions lately for the holiday season.  Check out my most recent, the Williams family.  We did their session at the McKinney Cotton Mill.  To see more head on over the Lightly Photography Blog where you can always find my non-wedding related portrait work as well as my fabulous associate team.

-Tracy Autem

Creel Grand kids – Children’s portraits in San Angelo, Texas

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I am often out west in San Angelo, Texas.  It is my home town and most of my family still lives there.  I love my San Angelo clients and it is always fun to shoot in some of the cool urban locations that the city offers.  Peggy is a good friend of my Mom’s and I was excited to meet her 3 adorable grandchildren.  She had all 3 of them in town for the weekend so she wanted to capture them together at these great ages.  Macie & Camden are brother and sister and Hazel is their little cousin.  These kids were all completely unique and we had a ton of fun playing together in the morning heat.  Here are some of my favorites!  Can’t wait for my next chance to shoot some San Angelo portraits!

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Macie was so gorgeous and a ham for the camera, watch out world she will be ready to be America's Next Top Model before long.

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Camden was a whoot and a complete boys boy. From baseball to his cowboy outfit he was so much fun to play with.

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Hazel is a cute toddler that was just a doll to photograph.

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Camden attempted to love on his big sister, if she hugged him he cryed but he was all about hugging her.

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The girls reading.

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Camden is a cowboy, completely and totally.

Family & Kids Portraits in Atlanta!

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Love this little girl, I could just pinch her.

Most of my clients and readers know I was out of town last week. Nope, not a end of summer vacation.  It was a business trip.  I am super lucky that for me a business trip is the most fun thing in the world because I get to do what I love.  No, I wasn’t shooting a wedding in some super cool place.  I was taking time out to exercise my brain, learn from some fantastic photographers and shoot some kids and families!  I am a firm believer that education can never end and that in order to continue loving what I do and ensuring that you love it too I have to continuously learn new things.

Weddings are most definitely the cornerstone of Tracy Autem &  Lightly Photography but we also love to do portraits.  This year I fell in love with photographing families because my husband and I had our first baby.  It has thrown an entire new dynamic into my life and into the way that I see children and parents.  This workshop in Atlanta allowed me to see portraits in some new lights with some great photographers including: Liana Lehman, Amber Horlitz, Heather Essian, Garrett Nudd & Alice Park.  Each were so different, some very far from what I do and others really close to how I approach my clients.  We had some classroom time and then the best part, shooting!  We had “models” that were real life families from all over the city.  They came to one house with 30 photographers and these kids did great.  I don’t do well with one camera pointed at me so I was super impressed with them and their parents.  Here are some favorite photos from the model sessions.

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Even in Georgia they are all about the boots!

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This little angel was just days from turning 1 and just precious. I adore the light kissing her face in this shot.

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This little boy is a few weeks old and is his Mommy's first baby.

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Would you like some tea?

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The little one was not that into hearing any secrets but it sure is cute.

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She is ready for her birthday party!

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reading a book together makes for special moments.

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The little one just steals the show from her also adorable older siblings.

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These little girls were not my "models" but they stole my heart and were not really wanting to coperate with their photographer. I captured this on the fly when the older sister was not that into hugging. I really like it though.

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pretty smile and super blue eyes!

Dillion Family

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A few weeks ago I met Owen for his newborn session at the Dillion house.  Dad and sister were out that day so I was so excited when Mom, Jessica, called wanting to do a family session before the holidays.  Owen has grown and gotten even cuter and kept those baby blues like I hoped he would.  Big sis, Laura, is ah-mazing.  She is cute as a button with the freckles, curls and a huge heart for her baby brother.  This session was also really fun for me because we did something I have been wanting to for awhile, we shot right out side the studio!  For many of our family sessions we shoot at their home or at a locations through out the area but I have been dying to do a more urban looking shoot like we do for so many of our engagment session.  Jessica and her family trusted me and I think it turned out awesome.  Here some favorite shots, it was hard to narrow them down!

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Lopez Family

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These two little girls steal my heart every time I photograph them. I can’t believe little Lucia has gotten so big, I have been photographing her since birth! Valerie & Sal have the best 2 girls and they are expecting a third child early next year, I can’t wait to get to meet the new addition and I think Aurelia has got the big sister thing down by now. Here are some favorites from their family session this year at the art museums in Fort Worth.

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LOVE those baby blues. She has had these amazing eyes since birth and man they wow me.

Aurelia decided it was time to play with Tracy, not have her photo taken but I still got her!

Aurelia decided it was time to play with Tracy, not have her photo taken but I still got her!

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Playing at sleeping

Hugging on Mommy

Hugging on Mommy

A portrait of the children, Lucia, Aurelia and baby on the way!

A portrait of the children, Lucia, Aurelia and baby on the way!

Thanks Lopez Family and I can't wait to see you guys again!

Thanks Lopez Family and I can't wait to see you guys again!

Hill Family Portrait

HillFamilyBlog_0005Every Fall I have the chance to hang out with some great families and document their year of growth as the holidays approaches.  The Hill family is one of my first sessions I have completed this year and I just had to share a few cute pics as thier little Colton stole the show.  Maybe I am partial to little boys right now as I am expecting my own but man is he cute!  If you would still like a family session in time for the holidays please call us at 817-810-9282 as soon as possible.  Although I am going on maternity leave and not currently accepting any more Fall sessions both my associates would love to photograph you and your loved ones!HillFamilyBlog_0001

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