it’s a funny thing how our lives stumbled across one another and became so intertwined. i knew her only as the cutie that kept my little ones at church until one day i got an email from her:
hi allison – this is lacey from the nursery. i know you dont normally do weddings but would you at all consider shooting my wedding this year?
at that point i had been doing children’s and family photography for years and to be completely honest, my heart started racing and i thought i might throw up as i read her request. does she know i’ve never shot a wedding in my life? we spent the next week talking through what she was looking for in terms of her wedding day coverage, and finally it was settled…
i had my first wedding on the books.
their wedding day was beautiful and despite the fast-paced, behind-the-scenes flurry, i found myself hooked. over the next few months i accepted a couple of other weddings and within a year, allison lewis photography was making the move to full-time wedding photography.
while i was falling in love with all things bridal, lacey was on an adventure of her own. she had seen the flexibility and benefits of owning your own business and with a love for photography herself, she set out to learn everything there was to know about the business. we talked through equipment, lighting, exposure, and composition and before i knew it, lacey was a bona fide photographer. she dabbled in all kinds of photography, but just as i instantly fell in love with working with brides, grooms, their family, and friends, lacey quickly fell in love with the littlest of clients.
i’m not sure i’ve ever seen someone go from merely a thought to immense success in such a short time as lacey has. the lord has truly gifted her in this area, and it’s been a joy to work with and watch her grow on this journey.
here’s what this will mean for you, our fantastic fans: you’ll probably be seeing more of us on each other’s facebook pages as we promote and encourage one another in this journey called photography. also, you’ll have increased access to resources and ideas as our businesses work together. PLUS, we’ll be doing our best to fill in when the other is unavailable for a client request.
what this does NOT mean is that a) LB studios fans have to use allison lewis photography for anything bridal-related or that allison lewis photography clients must use LB studios for any and all baby photos. honestly, sometimes you just prefer one girl’s style over another! this also does NOT mean that b) you’ll need to find another photographer unless you’re getting married or you weigh 7 pounds. we’ve each spent a good bit of time developing relationships with our clients, and we wouldn’t trade that for the world. so while lacey will shoot the occasional wedding and i’ll shoot the occasional newborn (and we’ll both do work with children and families), this partnership will allow us to spend the majority of our time focusing on our specific areas of interest and gifts – and hopefully YOU’LL receive the benefit through a cycle of continual improvement and fresh ideas!!
thank you all for your continued support and for keeping us busy at work. we appreciate you more than you can know!!!