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Jessica & Jake – Engagement Session at Japanese Gardens & Trinity ParkFort Worth, Texas

These two get married next year and I am so excited.  They were so sweet together during their session while we explored the Japanese Gardens and Trinity Park.  They chose to wear Oklahoma University shirts for the second part of of their session which is really fun.   A cool fact about these two is that they are both high school Band teachers!  I love it!  I think I have always been amazed at people who are musical and secretly wish I was musically inclined!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session.


Celine & Wesley Engagement – Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, TX

These two made the drive from west Texas to do this morning session!  We went to the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake for some nature which is perfect since they will be saying “I Do” at the Texas Discovery Garden.   These two met at Texas Tech and wore their jersey’s for the second part of their session.  How fun!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session!


Leah & Grant Engagement – Botanic Gardens and Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth, Texas

Leah and Grant met while at Texas A&M (gig’em!) and are now living in the DFW for work.  These two were simply sweet together on our shoot.  We explored some of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens before heading downtown for the second part of their session.  Can’t wait for their wedding next year!



Brooke and Justin – Engagement at Botanic GardensFort Worth, TX

These two drove in to town for a sunrise session at the Botanic Gardens!  You wouldn’t be able to tell it was early though!  These two had so much chemistry and love for each other, I couldn’t get them to stop smiling even if I wanted to!  I can’t wait for their at the Lonestar Mansion this summer.  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session.


Amanda & Aaron – Engagement Pictures in Downtown Grapevine & Botanic GardendsGrapevine, Texas

Amanda & Aaron were such a fun couple.  These two met while teaching, but it gets even better…she is a music teacher and he teaches band!  I love it!  We had fun taking photos around Grapevine and exploring new places.  Check out some of my favorite moments!


Stephanie and Patrick – Engagement Session at The Dallas Arboretum and White Rock LakeDallas, TX

I am so excited to share Stephanie and Patrick’s engagement session!  I met up with these two at the Dallas Arboretum for the first part of their session.  We thought we were going to have bad weather, but luckily the sun started to pop out as we started and it was absolutely gorgeous by the time we got to the lake.  Stephanie is a TCU Horned Frog like me and Patrick has just moved here to Texas from New York, and I have never been so aware of how many times I say the word, Y’all.  I love when I can joke and poke fun with my couples.  It makes everything just a little bit more fun!  Stephanie and Patrick will be getting married in September and I can’t wait!


Sarah & Matthew – Engagement Session in Deep Ellum & Klyde Warren Park

This couple!  Sarah & Matt met through family a while back, and started dating after Sarah moved to Dallas.  We explored parts of Deep Ellum to get some fun shots and then headed over to Klyde Warren Park for some more photos.  These two had so much chemistry and laughed during the whole session.  We finished our session with the evening Dallas skyline in the background!  Take a look at some of my favorite shots from this engagement session!


Brigit & Lucas – Engagement SessionKlyde Warren Park & The Arts Bishop District

Brigit and Lucas are such a fun and sweet couple! They are having an intimate wedding next month at Reata (yum!).  I enjoyed getting to know them as we walked around Dallas and explored the areas around Klyde Warren Park.  Brigit has a great smile and looked great (shout out to Fallon from Love + Pout Makeup).  For our second location we went to the Bishop Arts District and Brigit wore a fun pair of red shoes!  I can’t wait for their wedding!  Check out a few of my favorite moments from their shoot.


Annie & Josh are Engaged – Proposal PhotographyFort Worth, Texas

I love documenting proposals, there is nothing like the surprise and secrecy of waiting for that moment when he FINALLY goes to one knee  and out comes the ring – the tears, the laughter, the YES!!!!  This proposal was super near and dear to my heart though – this lovely bride to be is our very own Annie – my associate photographer and dear friend.  When I heard the whispers of the proposal and their coming engagement I knew that Amanda and I had to be a part of this very special day.  A little message on Facebook to Josh led to us helping document this emotionally charged proposal and doing some sneaking around to make sure Annie looked gorgeous.  I was so tricky I even had a reason for her to have her makeup professionally done by Fallon Farmer with Love & Pout Makeup and made sure she was super fancy!

Along with Thirteen Media we followed Annie on and adventure around Fort Worth where she visited spots that were tied into Josh & Annie’s courting and at each spot she had a surprise!  Josh is a big hearted guy (I am really super happy he is marrying my girl – I am in tears writing this!!!) and he exposed all of his softness for this day.  Not only did he take her on a scavenger hunt but at each location he had a married couple that they are friends with there to greet her, give her a gift and ask her a question.  Before hand Josh had Thirteen Media record him answering the same questions.  It was pretty freakin sweet and romantic!!  If you like crying happy tears for someone you don’t even know – you have been warned – watch the video below!  Our photos show the fun and the emotion and the highlights but the video that Thirteen Media created along side us really reveals the love that Annie & Josh have for each other, the Lord and their community.

I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation to watch my Annie marry Josh on April 30th!  Love you guys and congrats!!!!


-Tracy Autem

Annie & Josh from Thirteen Media on Vimeo.

Diana & Kylan – Engagement SessionTCU Campus & Bass Hall

I had the pleasure of photographing Diana’s bridal before her engagement, so I knew I would have a great time getting to know her special guy, Kylan.  These two met at TCU so of course we had to take some photos on campus.  We had some beautiful weather and were able to snap some photos with their sweet pups, Dottie and Dash.  After, we went to the Bass Hall that was beautifully decorated for Christmas.  Diana wore a gorgeous red dress the complimented her surroundings.  I can’t wait for their wedding!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their session.