Category archives: Studio News

Join us February 25th at City Club Fort Worth

Ever year this event is fun & filled with all the newest trends in decor.  A must see for any bride.  Plus the best vendors in the Fort Worth area so if you are still looking for a killer DJ, scrumptious food or cake there will be vendors in ever category on hand to answer your questions.

Both Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography will be present and ready to answer your photography questions & schedule appointments.  We still have availability for select summer dates and are continuing to fill up for fall/winter and on into 2011.  Give us a call today at 817-810-9282 to check availability for your date and we hope to see you at the Tablescapes & Trends 2010 event!

The info you need to know to attend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010
6:30 – 9p.m.
Please RSVP by emailing or call 817.878.4051
RSVP Required to attend

City Club Fort Worth
301 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Complimentary Parking at 200 Block of Commerce in Sundance Square’s Parking Garage I

Sara Gabriel Veils at Bliss Bridal!


A few weekends ago Bliss Bridal in Fort Worth hosted a trunk show for Sara Gabriel Veils and accessories. Wendy, the owner of Bliss, invited me and a couple of my brides to come in and take some vintage pin-up inspired shots of this fabulous line of veils.

Sara Gabriel’s bird cage veils are just to die for and can add a fun and classic twist to any gown. The line also includes some amazing jewelry and hair pieces from feathery flowers to delicate bling. I have never seen such perfect pieces to compliment any look.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot. Thanks a bunch to my models: Alicia, Stephanie, Kristen and Shannon!

Thanks for coming out!

A big thanks to everyone that made it out a few weeks ago for our open house. It was great to meet all our neighbors and see some familiar faces. We will be completely moved in and operating out of our new space by May. Once we are in we will be posting some images of the interior.

Right now we are waiting on final finishing and the flooring. Still can’t decide on what I want for the floor! Man are we picky.

We Are Moving!

This new year is bringing tons of great things to Lightly Photography and we wanted to let all of our clients and fans in on the biggest and most exciting change….our new studio!

We have been at 1612 Park Place for awhile now and have enjoyed sharing the space with other fabulous vendors but as we have grown (a new associate coming soon!) and also the addition of Tiffeny our studio assistant plus some things we are still keeping under wraps it was time to get a place all of our own.

We will be moving into our new location at the beginning of March but our lease was up at our current location so we will be working from my home over the next few weeks as the build out is completed on our new space. We will post some photos soon as the construction is under way and will definitely be hosting a get together towards the end of March to show off the new digs.

Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award!

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Lightly Photography is a winner of the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Lightly Photography is one of the very best Photographers on Wedding Wire.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

Sarah and Myself would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

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Mr & Mrs Devin Wilbourn


One of our own, Tiffeny, the studio assistant for Lightly Photography was married earlier this month to Devin and I was lucky enough to capture it for them. They were unconventional and were married on a Wednesday at the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth. This move saved them a ridiculous amount of money and the weather was perfect so it worked out great! Tiff and Devin are a great couple and I really am blessed to have her taking care of both me and all of our clients.

Here are a few favorites from their day!


WOW! Thanks for coming out!

I cannot put into words how much it meant to me to see so many of my amazing clients, friends and members of the wedding industry out tonight at my opening. It was a pleasure to visit with all of you and if I missed you it is only because it was so packed! Tray Chic and Couture Cake Studio had fabulous food and everyone went crazy over all of it. Rafe & Jessica Grigar were the most perfect touch with their harmonic vocals and music. Our Artists work looks great on the walls and it will be hanging until the end of November if you missed us tonight.

Thanks again and I look forward to parties we hold in the future!

Models in the Making


This week I had the privilege of donating my time and services to a local YMCA. One of the classes at their summer day camp was a fashion class where they learned to pose, rock the runway and about the fashion industry. I took some head shots for these budding stars and I had a great time doing it. These kid brought it and then bombarded me with hugs and thank yous. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying a holiday full of family, fireworks, homemade ice cream, and barbecue. While Tracy is on her honeymoon I just wanted to take a moment to remind all of you to stop by our new and improved studio! It is located in the hospital district of downtown Ft. Worth at 1612 Park Place Ave.

Sarah Bunyard
Associate Photographer