Category archives: Studio News

Lightly Photography Short Film by Turqouise Video

Tracy Autem Photography & Lightly Photography from Turquoise Video Productions on Vimeo.

We are SOOOOOO excited to finally share this amazing film by Adrienne and Aytek of Turquoise Video Productions.  They are a fan favorite of ours and we love working with them every chance we get.  Working with them on this short film about myself, my wonderful team and most importantly my family was awesome.  They totally got me, the studio and my love for relationship and photography.  I’ll be honest, when I watched it the first time I teared up because it was so perfect.  Seeing my photographers laughing, my sweet dog and most of all my loves, my boys, JW, Alex and Gideon.  Thank you so much Turquoise team for making this happen for me.

So if you want to know more about me and my studio watch on.

Side note:  This video showed me how truly blessed I am, I give all praise to God.  I am so thankful.

-Tracy Autem

Baby Perfection from My Newborn is Art Workshop

I love babies!  Every time I am chosen to photograph the squishy perfect newness of a little life my heart gets a little soft.  It has become one of my favorite types of sessions and as more of our past bride and grooms choose to lay their trust in us for the next big step in their lives it was time for me to lay myself in some one else’s hands for some one on one training.  Education is a key aspect in all professions and I hope I never stop learning as it keeps me in love with what I do.  I began the search for a newborn photographer to train beside over a year ago and finally settled on My Newborn is Art out of Salt Lake City.  So I packed my bags and caught a plane, leaving lovely warm Texas to arrive in a snow filled landscape with mountains!  I spent one full day with Chelsea in her tiny, hot studio and two families with their precious ones.  I learned so much from her and she confirmed so much of what I already knew.  She encouraged me and inspired me.  Here are some images of one little man and two twin boys that I created along side Chelsea and some photos of her in action posing and teaching me.

-Tracy Autem

We Are a 2013 Best of Weddings Knot Pick in Photography!

Tracy Autem and Lightly Photography named top pick in photography for

We are pleased to announce we have been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.
This is the 2nd year in a row we have been voted this top honor in photography for The Knot Best of Weddings.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

To view our Knot Profile see below!

2013 Pick - Best of Weddings on The Knot

Valentines Themed Mini Portraits – Saturday Jan 26th

 It’s time for Valentines Themed mini sessions on January 26th starting at 2pm in studio.  We will have a LOVEly set with sweet valentines inspired props.   Think bold, bright, red chevron with sweet little things and a pop of green.  It will be perfect for children starting at infants that are sitting up through elementary.  Each child is $59 for 15 minutes and one digital image file is included.  For siblings you will receive one additional file of them loving on one another.
To book please inquire at 817.810.9282 or email  Limited spots available.

Studio Open House {Sip, See, Savor} New Location Reveal

Thanks so much to all of our friends, past clients, wedding professionals and Fort Worth South business owners for joining us for our Sip, See & Savor grand opening party 2 weeks ago.  We had a fabulous turnout and enjoyed meeting so many new people.  I’ll be sharing soon our renovation photos so you can see how truly amazing the transformation on this little bungalow has been.  We still have many things to do to make it perfect but we are so happy with it.  A very special thanks to the following vendors who made our open house such a success!

– Tracy Autem

President & Photographer

Tami Winn Events

Creme de la Creme Cakes

Randy Ro Entertainment

Rent My Dust

Yes! Taco

LiLi’s Bistro

Celebrations Event Rental

Two Bucks Liquor

Join us this Thursday from 530-930 for our new studio open house!

We have been hard at work since May of last year renovating what once was a some what dilapidated old bungalow home into a beautiful revamped historic building we now call home for our studios, Tracy Autem & Lightly  Photography.  We would love for all of our friends and clients (and prospective ones too!) to join us next Thursday from 5:30 – 9:30.   Join us for treats by Creme de la Creme Cakes, Yes Taco Truck & Lili’s Bistro.  Floral and party planning by Tami Winn and decor by Rent My Dust and Celebrations Event Rental.  Mood music is to be provided by Randy Ro EntertainmentRSVP online here.  Hope to see you!

It is a come and go party and if you are looking to fill your dance card for the evening you can also head across town to Camp Bowie where our good friends, Bliss Bridal, is also hosting their grand opening.

New Studio Location {We have moved!}

Love our Instagram Ap – it makes cell phone pictures pretty when you are on the go!

We have been working hard for almost 7 months doing some major renovation to our new studio location and today we made the BIG move!  We are excited to have found the most perfect place for our business.  Our new 1920’s studio home at 1215 6th Avenue in the Fort Worth Southside neighborhood is beyond what I even hoped.  The transformation has been miraculous and after the holidays I will share some before, during and after photos of all the work!

At our new location we now have 2 consultation areas, a dressing room/shooting room (perfect for indoor baby, toddler and boudoir photos), separate office, play room (for my children) and a kitchen!  Not to mention a backyard that when we get around to all the plans I have brewing in my head will be fabulous for children’s portraits!  Oh, and did I mention our HUGE front porch.  It is just dying for some cute siblings to hug on each other while sitting on the steps.  Today we broke in our new space with a 2 month baby session (had to get right to work!)

It was sad to say good bye to our Daggett location as it was so perfect when we moved in but we definitely outgrew it.  I can’t wait to see how it turns into the perfect place for it’s new tenant, Stir Crazy Baked Goods!

-Tracy Autem

Fall 2011 Arts Goggle & New Location Preview this Saturday from 4-10pm

Looking for a free and fabulous night out this Saturday?  Then come on out for the bi-annual Arts Goggle in the Fort Worth Southside!  We are excited to be previewing our new studio location at 1215 6th Avenue right off Magnolia.  We are the first house behind Lili’s Bistro & Spiral Dinner.  Renovations having been moving right along and the interior is near completion and the front facade is starting to take shape and about to go a major remodel in the upcoming weeks.  We want to share our journey with you as well as our art work.  I am blessed that every photographer on my staff is a fine art photographer in addition to working with our clients.  Sarah Rizy, Sarah Halferty and myself will be sharing our film work that we shot collectively while on a trip to New Orleans late last year.  Our newest addition, Amanda McCollum, will be showing a piece from college as she recently graduated from TCU’s photo program.  We would love to see you so stop by for some wine and then take in the neighborhood and all the other venues have to offer.

For more information check out to view the map, list of venues, artists and more!

-Tracy Autem

President & Photographer

Tracy Autem & Lightly Photo – We bought a new studio this week!

This week marked a major milestone in my life and the studio.  We purchased a building!  That is right, a brand new place of our own that we will be spending many years to come creating beautiful images in and servicing our clients.  Want to know more?  Well, I’m being a bit stingy with the details at the moment as we are hard at work on renovations but we will be sharing photos through out the process.   What I can tell you is that it is a bungalow style home built in the 1920’s in the Fort Worth South Side very close to Magnolia Ave.  It is the perfect vintage home for us to hang our hats (and our camera straps.)  At the new studio we will have a room set aside for shooting boudoir and babies, a fabulous claw foot tub, a HUGE porch to photograph toddlers and small children and will be able to walk to some of the best eats in Fort Worth.  If all goes as planned with just minor hiccups we will be in the new space by late October.  Here is a sneak peek at just a few parts of our soon to be home!

-Tracy Autem



We are Green.

Happy Earth Day!  As the world celebrates ways to be cleaner and kinder to the Earth this week I thought I would take the opportunity to share with our clients how we are GREEN.

This year Lightly & Tracy Autem Photography made the decision to go paperless.  Ok, so we are digital photographers and obviously clients still want prints (on paper) so we are not talking about cutting that out.  We have been phasing in an online studio management system that allows all of our correspondence, contracts and invoicing to be completely paperless.  We are happy to announce that as of 2011 booking year all of our clients will be fully integrated to this system and producing no paper with us!

We love things that make life easier for our clients by having all their account information available anywhere they go on their phone or at home and better yet we can leave one less thing behind on this Earth.  How are you GREEN?