2016 First Looks: The Groom’s Perspective

It’s no secret that I love first looks! I’ve discussed them almost ad nauseum at this point, so instead of hearing from me, you can hear directly from past ALP Grooms — as a note, I asked them to be completely honest for the sake of future couples considering a first look! Enjoy!  Ridge and Continue Reading

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Choosing an Engagement Session Location

Wedding planning often consists of setting not one, but two very important dates – at least the photography aspect anyway! Of course your wedding date, but also your engagement session date! Save the dates are typically sent out 9-months in advance, so I advise all my couples to ensure we have a session on the Continue Reading

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Kitchen Fails | What’s Cooking Wednesday

They say, “don’t cry over spilt milk”… but what about spilt milk, butter, soup, and a kitchen fire? It’s not all beautiful filet mignon and fluffy chocolate mousse in the Lacey household! I’ve had plenty of failures along the way, including one that almost ruined a major holiday! There have definitely been some epic fails that I Continue Reading

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The Button Secret | Bridal Business

A few months back, I blogged about a little idea I picked up during my time being a Washington, DC wedding photographer – to practice bustling your dress before the big day! You can read the full post HERE, but in short, it’s a huge time saver on your wedding day when you want to Continue Reading

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VA Bride Magazine: Outer Banks Wedding | Featured

I remember being a bride like it was yesterday. You put so much of yourself into planning for this big, beautiful day with your friends and family and then before you know it, it’s over in an instant. It may sound silly, but you almost mourn the loss of the thing that consumed your life Continue Reading

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