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Welcome to my blog, where I share highlights of everything from my client's wedding days and portrait sessions, to recent features and our adventures around the world. 

Hi, I'm Alicia.

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When planning your guest list, one of the important decisions to make up front is whether or not you and your future spouse plan to invite children to your wedding. Perhaps you want them there all day or not at all. Or, some of my couples opt for a combo of the two — they […]

The Pros & Cons: Having Children at Your Wedding

Mar 4, 2020

This Washington, DC wedding photographer discusses the pros and cons to having children in attendance at your wedding celebrating.
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It’s no secret that timeline planning is one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer! That may sound crazy, but knowing I have a thoroughly detailed and vetted outline for the day helps me feel at ease on a wedding day, especially when working in Washington, DC, because most of the hiccups have […]

Planning the Order of Reception Events

Feb 26, 2020

Sparkler exit from a wedding at the Meridian House in Washington, DC
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Just like my own blog, popular wedding resources and blogs need SOMETHING to share with their readers or else their engagement will drop — that’s just logic, right? And since they post on a daily basis or more, they are constantly looking for new content, so often times they will rewrite the same posts several […]

10 REAL Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer!

Feb 19, 2020

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In my opinion, there is nothing more important than connecting with a photographer who makes you feel comfortable. Sure, it’s important you love their images and their shooting style, but you also have to consider the fact that you’re spending some of the most intimate moments of your lives with this person. They will meet […]

ALP Legacy Couple: KC & Andrew

Feb 12, 2020

A lifestyle newborn session photographed by Washington, DC photographer, Alicia Lacey.
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I am so excited to share this feature with you! One of my absolute all-time favorite engagement sessions, over the six plus years that I’ve been photographing couples, has to be Nadia and Juan’s portraits at The National Cathedral in Washington, DC. First, this is, hands down, one of the most stunning venues in all […]

UWL: National Cathedral Engagement Session Feature

Feb 11, 2020

This airy engagment session at the stunning Washington National Cathedral in DC is a featured piece on the blog, United with Love.
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As I enter my seventh season (!!) as a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I’ve seriously considered starting a list called, “Things You Hear at Every Wedding”. Okay, okay, clearly that’s an exaggeration, but there are some key phrases I hear quite a bit, including “You can photoshop that, right!?“, and “Don’t let your dress get […]

Embracing Emotion

Feb 5, 2020

PSA to all future brides: Don't avoid THIS on your wedding day!
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It’s probably not a huge secret that when it comes to shooting a portrait session, I have almost a template sort of approach. By this I mean, I control the light by shooting at sunrise or sunset only. We work around the weather. And I have a set of core poses that I’ve curated over […]

ALP Legacy Couple: Meredith & Sean

Jan 29, 2020

A lifestyle newborn session captured in Northern Virginia.
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It goes without saying that the Washington, DC cherry blossoms are a force to be reckoned with… In their beauty, of course, but also in their ability to bring tourists to the Tidal Basin region of the district. In the past few years as a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I’ve noticed a huge increase in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossom Engagement Photos in DC

Jan 22, 2020

Here is the ultimate photography guide to cherry blossom engagement photos at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC!

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