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Kelsey & Kal – Engagement Session at the Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

Kelsey and Kal sat in cubicles next to each other at work for about a year before they started dating!  A mutual friend invited them to a concert, and that’s where there story began.  These two were the sweetest and I love their proposal story shared below in Kelsey’s own words:

We went to visit a friend and her husband in San Antonio and had planned to go to the river walk and Fredericksburg while we were down there. On Saturday morning, Kal said he knew of a neat place to eat lunch on the river walk so we drove down there. As we were walking on the river walk, he showed me a place called ‘marriage island’ (which I had never heard of at the time). There were rose petals sprinkled and our names and picture hanging from the tree. He got down on one knee and proposed. My mom, dad and sister were hiding out taking pictures and videos and surprised me. It was absolutely perfect!

Check out some of my favorite moments from their engagement session!

-Annie

Carter Ann & Michael – Engagement at the Dallas Arboretum & White Rock LakeDallas, Texas

These two met in high school but it wasn’t until Michael returned from his deployment to finish school at Texas Tech did they start dating!  I loved getting to know them during their engagement session!  Here’s how Michael popped the question:

My family used to ranch out in West Texas and I have a cousin who still lives there with his wife and 2 adorable kids. We’re all really close and go out to visit any chance we get. As a little girl I’d always go explore the sand hills and look for arrowheads. We went to go visit over 4th of July weekend and we all went out to the old ranch to drive around. We stopped at my old sand hills and decided to go hunt for arrowheads. As we climbed to the top Michael pointed over my shoulder and asked if that looked like and old Indian dugout, when I turned back around he was down on one knee! It was almost 10 years to the day after we’d met.

Can’t wait for their wedding next year!

-Annie

Celine & Wesley – Ceremony at Texas Discovery GardenDallas, Texas

I had the pleasure of getting to know Celine and Wesley at their engagement session and was super excited for their big day!  They got married in front of the fountain at the Texas Discovery Gardens with gorgeous evening light streaming through the trees.  Celine is from Hawaii so there were fun little hints of Hawaii throughout their day.  Their wedding party was definitely a fun group and I had a feeling it would be a dancing crowd.  They didn’t disappoint!  Stay tuned for their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Erin Blair – Hair & Makeup

DP Weddings

Texas Discovery Gardens

Sugar City

 

 

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.

-Annie

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!

-Annie

Jessica & Sidney – Engagement SessionFort Worth Botanic Gardens and Dowtown Fort Worth

Jessica and Sidney were such a fun couple!  We were lucky and got not only beautiful weather but also fall color in December!  We started off our session at the Botanic Gardens and then moved to Sundance Square to get some fun photos.  Their sweet dog made an appearance as well for a few photos.  I can’t for their wedding next year!  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their session!

-Annie

 

Brooke & Robby – Engagement SessionDowntown Grapevine & Grapevine Botanic Garden

Lightly Photography 2016
I just love this couple! Robby and Brooke live in Grapevine so we decided to do their engagement session over in their area. We had a lot of fun exploring downtown and then at the Botanic Garden. These two have such great chemistry and were so fun to work with! They brought along some photos they took in high school and we got some fun photos with them. I can’t wait for their wedding this next March. Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session!
-Annie

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Happy 1st Birthday Nathan!Mommy & Me Portraits

Tracy Autem 2015

Happy Birthday my little Nater!  This guy is my nephew so I was super exited to get him in front of the camera for some Mommy & Me portraits with my sister in Law and celebrate 1 year of life!  He just moved back to DFW and my family and I are so excited to have him nearby.  Nathan is such a joyful spirt, loves to explore, play and smile tons!  Can’t wait to watch this guy grow up along side my three crazies.  Love you little man!

-Tracy

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Ellis Turns 3!

Lightly Photography 2016 http://lightllyphoto.comSweet Ellis turned three this year, so of course we had to take some photos to show off how much she has grown since last year!  She has quite the personality!  She explored in the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth, looked at flowers, and even played in some water.  She had an opinion on each outfit, but loved her hot pink tights the most.  We loved getting to photograph this sweet girl.  Happy Birthday Ellis!

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Sophie is ONE! Grapevine Botanic Gardens Family Portraits

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography 2014

 

This little doll face is ONE!  I am just head over heels with her attitude and all the FUN outfits Mom always brings to her photo shoots.  On this day to celebrate turning one she had a summer time swim look, a bunny rabbit reading picnic, an adventurous Hawaiian romper, an aviator & a classic white dress.  This girl is styling!  She matches those outfits with spunk, cuteness and a sweet disposition.  I have loved watching her grow this year and I can’t wait to see what a little lady she turns into.  Happy Birthday Sophie!

-Tracy

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