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Cortni and Jason – Wedding Ceremony at Saint Patrick’s CathedralFort Worth, TX

What a beautiful day full of joy and emotions!  Cortni and Jason are absolutely precious and I am so excited to show off their wedding day!  They were married at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Downtown Fort Worth, but started the day at their reception venue, BRIK.  Once we got Cortni in her amazing dress, we went outside for some fun bridesmaids photos.  Cortni was then given a little gift and note from Jason and she only got a couple of sentences in before she was so moved to tears that she couldn’t continue to read.  I think Jason and his groomsmen had a little more fun while getting ready then most guys tend to.  It was time for Cortni to walk down the aisle and boy, did she look stunning!  It was so sweet seeing Jason tear up as his bride walked toward him.  They were so cute up at the altar during the service, stealing little glances toward one another.  Everything was absolutely perfect and they became husband and wife!  Check out my favorites from their Catholic ceremony and be sure to check back when their reception photos are posted!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – KC Cloud:  Cloud Creative Events

Hair and Makeup Artist – Salon O

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids

Floral – En Fleur Dallas

Lounge Rentals – Vintage Sparkle

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Paper Products – Print World

Entertainment – The Spazmatics

Diana & Kylan – First Look and Wedding at University Christian ChurchFort Worth, Texas

Diana & Kylan got married on a chilly winter day at the beautiful University Christian Church.  These two met while Kylan was finishing up Grad School at TCU so of course we had to take some photos on campus.  I had a great time getting to know this couple before their wedding and was excited that their day had finally come!  Diana looked stunning in her dress surrounded by her girls who wore gorgeous purple dresses.  Check out some of my favorite moments!

-Annie

Special thanks to :

Grit & Gold

Tami Winn Events

De Ma File

DJ Jason Esquire

Fort Worth Club

Echo Transportation

Adina Wright Makeup

Morgan Perkins Hair

 

 

 

Laura Jean and Branden – Wedding Reception at Tower ClubDallas, Texas

After they were pronounced husband and wife no time was wasted and we hopped onto the party bus and headed toward the reception.  I always love riding on the bus with the bridal party, there is never a dull moment!  We arrived at Tower Club Dallas and Laura Jean and Branden were introduced and went into their first dance with Downtown Dallas behind them as a perfect backdrop.  The dance floor was packed all night long as everyone enjoyed the music from the Signed Sealed Delivered Band.  Laura Jean and Branden ended the night with a bang dancing and singing on stage with the band!  As the night ended we sent the newlyweds off on their honeymoon through a tunnel of gold pom poms to the elevators.  It was a fun day and I’m so glad that they chose me to capture their special moments!  Congratulations Laura Jean and Branden!

-Amanda

Thank you to all for the vendors that helped make the day so special!

Event Coordinator – Whitney Bailey with Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Bridal Gown – Mockingbird Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid

Hair and Makeup – The Styling Stewardess: Blakelee Sheffield

Floral: Something Pretty Floral

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered

Cake Artist – Casa Linda Bakery

Lauren and Greg – Wedding at The Renaissance Worthington HotelFort Worth, Texas

It may have been a gloomy January day outside, but inside the ballrooms of the Worthington it was the exact opposite.  Lauren and Greg spent the day surrounded by family and friends as they prepared for their marriage and new life together.  They had a few minutes to themselves during their first look before beginning all of their wedding day events.  Then it was time for the signing of the Ketubah and wedding ceremony.  Lauren looked beautiful as she walked arm in arm with her parents to her future groom.  One thing that I loved about the Jewish ceremony was that the parents stood under the Chuppah with the couple.  What a wonderful way to watch your child be married!  Once they were pronounced husband and wife it was time to celebrate!  Thanks to Jamie and the rest of the team at Tami Winn Events, the ballroom was transformed into the winter wonderland that Lauren had her heart set on and everyone enjoyed the music by one of my favorite bands, Professor D!  It was so much fun to be out on the dance floor with everyone, especially during the Hora!  After all of the fun and dancing it was time to send the couple off to their new life together.  They were sent off through a tunnel of sparklers and taken away in a horse drawn carriage.  Congratulations to Lauren and Greg!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jamie Lemke with Tami Winn Events

Venue – The Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Bridal Gown – Ivory Bridal – Houston

Bridesmaids – Nordstrom

Hair Stylist – Dallas Hair and Makeup

Makeup Artist – Amy Rose

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Cookies – Tiff’s Treats

Band – Professor D

Videography – Elixir Entertainment

Lighting – Absolute Lighting

Photobooth – My Event Is The Bomb

Hailey and Ted – First Look and Wedding CeremonyWarwick Melrose & Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Dallas, TX

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I cannot even describe how excited I am about this wedding!  I have been ooooing and awwing over it ever since I got to the hotel that day.  I loved working with Hailey and Ted after their engagement session and I knew their wedding was one to look forward to!  Hailey was absolutely stunning in  her dress and Ted couldn’t have looked more dapper.  They just look like they stepped right out of old hollywood or something.  They are such a glamorous couple and just as sweet as they can be.  They had their first look out on the balcony at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas, where their reception was to be held later that evening.  We then headed down the street to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and they were married!  I can’t say enough how much I love this sweet couple and their families.  It is always a wonderful thing for me to experience when I can just feel the love that my couples have for each other throughout every moment of the day and I, without a doubt, got to experience that with Hailey, Ted and their family.  Please check back for their fun reception photos!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Bridal Gown/Bridesmaids – Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Hair Artist – Carley Russell

Makeup Artist – Makenna Banner

Floral – The Garden Gate

Entertainment – DJ Brian Prescott – Simply Music

Cake Artist – Panini Bakery

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Autumn and Joe – First Look, Wedding Ceremony and ReceptionArborlawn Methodist & Stonegate Mansion - Fort Worth, TX

Lightly Photography 2016 http://lightlyphoto.comAutumn & Joe were married just a couple of weeks ago at Arborlawn Methodist Church in Fort Worth.  Although both Autumn and Joe are very go with the flow, laid back kind of people, you could tell that the nerves were flowing that morning.  All was pretty quite and calm while hair and makeup was going on, so I think that gives you a little more time to let everything sink in and hit you.  Autumn was so sweet as she sat preparing to get into her gown, finally seeing everything start to come together and all of a sudden it all became very real.  The day is here and they would be getting married in just few hours!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is why I love first looks!  Once Autumn and Joe saw each other for the first time, you could just sense a calming feeling come over them.  There is something incredibly romantic about another person being able to completely wipe away your nerves just by seeing them.  I love getting to witness that connection between two people.  Once the ceremony ended, they were announced husband and wife and it was on to Stonegate Mansion for the party!  You could tell how loved and admired Autumn and Joe are as individuals and as a couple not just by the beautiful toasts given, but also by the way they mingled with their guests.  It was an honor to work with such a sweet couple and their families.  Please enjoy a few of my favorite images from their big day!

-Amanda

Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Lori Jones

Hair & Makeup Artist – Irene Mendoza

Entertainment – Ed Petty with LeForce Entertainment

Bridal/Bridesmaids Gowns – David’s Bridal

Floral – Blooms Forever

Cake Artist – Bluebonnet Bakery

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Jenny and Spencer – Wedding Ceremony at The Omni Hotel Fort Worth

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Jenny and Spencer were recently married at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth.  Jenny was stunning in her Anthropologie gown and her mother’s veil added just the right touch to perfect her wedding day look.  The gorgeous floral provided by Kelly Norvell of Bridal Blooms made the ceremony space feel like you were sitting in a luxurious garden and complemented the travel theme of the reception.  Before the ceremony began all of the guests were encouraged to hold the wedding rings while thinking good thoughts and prayers toward their marriage.  It was a very sweet idea that I have never really seen before.  In the warm glow of the candlelight in front of their closest friends and family,  Jenny and Spencer made their vows to one another.  They happily walked arm in arm down the aisle to the music of John Williams as husband and wife!  Check back soon for their fun travel themed reception!

-Amanda

A special thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Bridal Gown – BHLDN by Anthropologie

Hair and Makeup Artist – The Bees Knees Hair Salon

Floral – Bridal Blooms

Entertainment & Ceremony Draping – Randy Ro Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Paper Products – Etsy

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Sarah and Patrick – Wedding Ceremony at The Orchard

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I am so excited to finally be sharing photos from Sarah and Patrick’s wedding!  These two are some of the sweetest people ever and I could not wait for their big day to arrive.  Sarah, Patrick and their families are so much fun to be around and every time I’m around them they make me feel like part of the family.  Neither Sarah or Patrick seemed like they were very nervous but I know they were anxious to finally be married.  Sarah shared a very sweet first look with her father before the ceremony.  He was so overcome that he had to walk way after only seeing her for about a minute.  It was just the cutest reaction for a daddy seeing his little girl in her wedding dress.  It was finally time for the ceremony and as I watched Sarah coming down the aisle I couldn’t help but notice how she did not stop smiling from the time she stepped out of the door to when they walked back in together as husband and wife.  The whole day was just perfect.  Perfect couple, weather, vendors and venue.  I could not have asked for a better day.  Please enjoy some of my favorite photos from Sarah and Patrick’s ceremony and check back for photos from their reception!

-Amanda

Thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Venue – The Orchard

Bridal Gown – De Ma Fille

Bridesmaids Gowns – J. Crew

Hair Artist – Couture Salon

Makeup Artist – Love Dose Beauty

Floral – The Perfect Plan Events

Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Warehouse

Cake/Dessert Artist – Hurley House

Catering – Magdalena’s

Musicians – Just Pierce Band

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First Looks – Pros & Cons

Sticking to tradition or throwing it out the window? Seeing one another before the ceremony is a big decision for today’s brides.  When asked this question by my couples, I have one simple bit of advice:  Be Authentic.  That is my answer to many questions so let me explain.

It is your day, your vision, your romance and as a bride and groom everything about your day should reflect you as a couple.  When it comes to first looks, sights, glances (so many names for this trend!) you should do what feels right and makes sense for your desired photography.

That is all well and good; but why would doing it one way over the other make more sense to you?  Here are some pro’s and con’s from a photographers perspective for you to weigh when making your choice.

Pro’s

  • Are either of you the nervous type or get flustered in front of large crowds?  At the thought of being the center of attention do your turn green?  If you (or your spouse to be) suffers from anxiety or some major nerves seeing each other beforehand takes the edge off.  Besides, you have picked this person to spend the rest of your life with!  They are probably the best cure to those anxious feelings and being apart just seems unnatural.
  • Get to the party faster! Guests can enjoy a short cocktail hour and then on to the party.  Why?  Because with a first sight most (if not all) of your formal photography can be accomplished prior to your guests arriving at the ceremony.
  • Location, location, location!  Seeing each other early sometimes means capturing daylight in the winter months before your evening ceremony, visiting a favorite spot, adding variety to your images by changing locations and having a relaxing time doing so (no rushing!)
  • Emotional responses and plenty of time to twirl in your gown and let that guy gush over your wedding day look.  Hug, smile, kiss, laugh and actually get to talk to each other when you see one another (during a ceremony you might get a whisper in – no major conversation until that ring is on!)

Con’s

  • You’re a traditional kinda girl/guy.  It’s ok – if this is you then skip right on down to saying no to this trend.  If you love all things time honored and true you may regret stepping out of your box this time.
  • You are having a BIG split of time on your wedding day (think hours between the wedding and reception.)  If this is the case, all the pro’s above are null and void – you have so much time in between to take photos that you can be leisurely about it.

I love first looks – they make MY day easier because as a photographer we get tons of time to play and take photos.  But it is YOUR day, like I said.  Be authentic in your choices and in the end you will be pleased with your wedding and your photography!

-Tracy Autem

Owner & Photography

Check out these two very different first sights.  A modern hotel balcony or the center aisle of your ceremony site – a first look is tailored to your day and your preferences.

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“I also really liked the one in the courtyard with him wrapping his arms around me from behind, I felt so happy and safe with my husband.” – Jessica

So often when we am photographing we immediately love an image.  We are right in the thick of the emotion and sometimes a photo is what will trigger that memory, moment and feeling forever.  We wanted to take some time out this Valentines Day to share some of our wedding clients favorite images from 2011.  We asked brides to tell us about their favorite images and why they love them.  It was awesome to see what they chose and to hear their kind words and fond memories.  We are excited about all the LOVELY photos we will be taking in the year ahead!

-Sarah Rizy & Sarah Halferty