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Darby & Justin – Proposal Story at Studio SabkaFort Worth, Texas

I love weddings!  But the wedding starts with the proposal and I am always so excited to get the opportunity to photograph the moment when He says will you marry me and she says YES!!!!

A few weeks ago Darby’s Dad called me about photographing the upcoming engagement of his daughter.  I photographed one of his other daughter’s weddings a few years ago so I was so happy that I was available and able to work with this family again.

Darby is a budding artist, she loves to paint.  Her fiancé Justin orchestrated one of the most touching and thoughtful proposals.  He told her they were going to be attending a painting class together at Studio Sabka in downtown Fort Worth.  Little did she know while they had a delicious dinner their family and friends were transforming this gallery into a showing of her paintings!  When they walked in she was surrounded by her very own art and Justin dropped to one knee as he asked her to marry him.  She said YES! Then their family and friends cheered and enjoyed a lovely eating toasting champagne, admiring her new bling and telling her all the times they had to lie to her that week to keep the secret.

Before taking the party to her parents house Darby & Justin headed over to the Modern Art Museum with me to take some engagement portraits with the holiday lights.  It was gorgeous!  Thanks Darby & Justin for letting me tell you story and best of wishes in all your wedding planning and your marriage!

Katherine & Ben – Wedding Reception at Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Texas

Katherine & Ben know how to have a good time.  When planning their wedding they wanted to provide an amazing party and an unforgettable night for their loved ones.  Tami Winn events designed an elegant space and highlighted the white dance floor with a floral halo above – there was no doubt where all the action would be.  Bringing Jordan Kahn and his band in ensured that almost every guest would squish on to that dance floor and never leave.  It was a super fun night and Katherine & Ben hardly left each other’s side – I can’t even count how many times they shared kisses and sweet embraces among the crowd.

 

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your day, get to know you both and be witness to your love and zeal for life.  Love you guys!

 

Katherine & Ben’s Wedding was everything she hoped for – elegant, fun and unforgettable thanks to the following wedding vendors:

Tami Winn Events

Jordan Kahn Band

DFW Dance Floors

Bella Acento

LeForce Entertainment – Lighting

Marc Roberts Videography

Randy Ro Entertainment – Draping

Custom Bridal Gown by Mackenzie Brittingham

Stageworks

Fort Worth Club – Reception venue, location & cake

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer

Bella Bridesmaids

 

 

Katherine & Ben – Wedding Ceremony at Christ ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Katherine & Ben are married!  I had such a fabulous time with this couple and their families and friends.  One of the best parts of my job is seeing past clients at weddings and we had a few of our past couples and some parents at this one – so nice to catch up and see their smiling faces.

We kicked off their day getting ready at Fort Worth Club.  You know it’s a good wedding when I am crying behind my camera before the ceremony even begins.  I LOVE Katherine’s Grandma, when she walked in to see her granddaughter it was one of the sweetest moments ever!  To see 3 generations together just connecting with joy about the day that was about to unfold was priceless.  Katherine wanted to have a special moment with her Daddy before heading to the church so we did a reveal in the gorgeous mirrored hallway at the club.

Katherine and Ben wanted their faith and focus on Christ to be apparent in their marriage and the ceremony.  The ceremony at Christ Chapel was beautiful and Ben totally made me cry a second time when Katherine walked down the aisle.  Ben was overwhelmed seeing his beautiful wife – I caught him wiping his tears before taking her arm.  During the ceremony Katherine’s sister sang a special song while the couple shared their first communion as husband and wife.

Thank you to everyone who made this emotionally charged wedding beautiful:

Tami Winn Events

Marc Roberts Videography

Custom Bridal Gown by Mackenzie Brittingham

Fort Worth Club

Christ Chapel

Love + Pout – Fallon Farmer

Forte Strings

Bella Bridesmaids

 

Cherrell & Alan – New Years Eve Wedding ReceptionFort Worth Club

Happy New Year!  Cherrell & Alan’s wedding was my last of 2018 and the first of 2019 as we rang in the new year together!  Having a New Year’s wedding is special – you gather your family and friends for a celebration they will be talking about every year to come.  It’s definitely special.  As a photographer it is a recipe for fun!  DJ Nate Nelson and Vibe the Band made sure the party didn’t stop until the confetti fell.

Thanks to all the vendors who helped us countdown to Cherrel & Alan’s New Years wedding reception:

Stylish Soirée – Floral & Planning

DJ Nate Nelson – LeForce Entertainment

Bella Acento – Rentals

Vibe the Band

BA Beauty

Marc Roberts Videography

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Attire

Fort Worth Club – Getting Ready Locations

Georgio’s Bridal – Brides Gown

Premier Transportation

Paper Planet

Nate

Cherrell & Alan – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, Texas

Cherrell and Alan had an elegant nighttime ceremony at Marty Leonard Chapel.  The chapel is such a gorgeous venue that really transforms at night.  Their candlelit wedding was so sweet.  Alan has the most beautiful smile and when Cherrell walked the aisle with her Daddy his face lit up the room.  After the ceremony we played in the dark inside and outdoors to take advantage of the gorgeous architecture of the chapel.

 

Thanks to all the vendors who made Cherrel & Alan’s wedding ceremony beautiful:

Stylish Soirée – Floral & Planning

Marty Leonard Chapel

Harpist – Jenny Glass

BA Beauty

Marc Roberts Videography

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Attire

Georgio’s Bridal – Brides Gown

Premier Transportation

Paper Planet

Cherrell & Alan – Wedding Preperations at Fort Worth ClubFort Worth, Texas

I have been waiting for this New Years Eve wedding for almost 2 years!  Cherrell and Alan are super sweet together and they have spent almost the entirety of their relationship apart – both pursuing medical degrees and now they are finally able to marry their lives together.  For their wedding we ended the last day of 2018 with them at the Fort Worth Club.

 

After dressing in her gorgeous gown from Georgio’s Bridal she had a reveal with her Daddy that was so sweet.  Cherrell has a close relationship with all the men in her life.  Her Dad and Grandfather both had special moments with her pre-ceremony but her little brother hid, turned around and shielded his eyes every time she was nearby so that he would see her for the first time when Alan did.  He just melted my heart.

 

Thanks to all the vendors who made Cherrel & Alan’s wedding day a New Years Eve to remember:

Stylish Soirée – Floral & Planning

BA Beauty

Marc Roberts Videography

Nordstrom – Bridesmaids Attire

Fort Worth Club – Getting Ready Locations

Georgio’s Bridal – Brides Gown

Premier Transportation

Paper Planet

Caroline & Rob – Engagement Session at Winspear & Highland ParkDallas, Texas

Caroline and Rob are getting married next year at Holy Trinity Church and The Four Seasons.  I can’t wait for their wedding after getting to know them a little better last week during an early sunrise session.  This time of year beating the heat by waking up early is the best way to keep cool!

These two met through a dating ap and after a first date they kept in touch.  A few months later Robb asked her for a second “first date” and they have been together ever since.  These two are fun and love quality time with friends, family and their pup (who they brought along to their photo shoot!)

Congrats Caroline & Rob!

-Tracy

Megan & Casey – Mini Engagement at Eagle Mountain Lake Park

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Megan and Casey were married last weekend and the day before I  met up with them for a quick mini engagement session.  Casey hasn’t been back to the area since he proposed to Megan in May and as he is stationed with the military out of state the day before the wedding was the only time we could find so we could meet, get to know each other and create some engagement portraits for them.  We had so much fun with them last weekend, they are super easy going and totally in love.  You can see by the way Casey looks at Megan they are head over heels!  Can’t wait to put the finishing touches on their wedding and share those in just a few days.

-Tracy

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Richelle Bridal Portrait Session- Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

This beautiful lady married her prince a few weeks ago so I can finally show off her bridal portraits.  Richelle and Travis’ wedding at St. Patricks Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth and Van Cliburn at Bass Hall was so much fun!  I loved these two and I loved her dress!  For the wedding day she donned sleeves that we don’t see in her bridal portraits for her ceremony.  It was so classic but I love her dress this way too! We spent one very HOT afternoon at the Botanic Gardens for these photographs, we were all melting but she looked amazing through it all.  I love my girls and their dedication and fearlessness in the face of Texas summers.

-Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Richelle Bridal Portrait Session Botanic Gardens Fort Worth arbor vine gate green trees chair veil bouquet Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley & John- Reception at Artspace 111

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

I had SOOOO much time with these two for photos and that makes me one very happy photographer.  The fact that they are smitten for each other is just a bonus!  Love this sweet and intimate image above showing off the beauty of Robert Carr Chapel on the campus of Texas Christian University and of course their sweetness.  After these two were pronounced man and wife we headed over to Artspace 111 for their wedding reception.  That had an intimate party with their closest friends and family.  Over delicious food from Reata and cakes from Creme de la Creme everyone enjoyed chatting and connecting with one another.  I truly am so blessed to get to be apart of peoples lives and participate in their wedding days.  Congrats you two and I know you will have a long and happy life together!

Kelley & John’s wedding was perfecting by their vendor team:

Enchanted Florist

Ocone’s Bridal

Creme de la Creme Cake Company

Paper Planet

Le Force Entertainment

The Reata Catering

Halo Brides

Robert Carr Chapel

Artspace 111

Want to see more?  Check out their wedding day highlights slide show!

 Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

First Dance as husband and wife!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

So cute with their custom chair signs at the reception!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Toasts!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

As I mentioned in my first post for their wedding – they are all about HUGS!  Love this photo of Kelley and her Daddy.

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Bouquet Toss

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

She got it!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

John is WAY too cool.

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Always good to do a little Wobble at a wedding.

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Air Guitar?  Yes please!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Private last dance!

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

FAVORITE Photo from their reception for sure.  Love, love, love how happy Kelley looks.

Kelley John Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel Fort Worth TCU Artspace111 LeForce Post Office Tracy Autem Photography by Tracy Autem

Farewell!

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