About Me

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Hey I’m Lacey! I’m a photographer based in Northern California. I mostly work in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. I love working with High School Seniors and Fashion and often incorporate my knowledge in Fashion photography into my Senior Shoots! I discovered photography in high school, and at the time, I shot with film and created my own prints in a darkroom.  While I now work with digital cameras, my background in film provided me with a solid education with composition and exposure that has since influenced my current work.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved up north in 2009. I was working as a marketing director and events manager. Needing to document my events re-prompted my love for photography, which as I mentioned earlier began in high school and continued throughout college working for the newspaper. When clients and friends saw my work, they asked me to photograph their families, and events. Eventually I had unintentionally built a solid client base, and when friends of friends inquired about working with them, I realized I was on to something.

Eventually settling in Sacramento in early 2013, photography was something I could no longer deny. Since I had come back to it on 3 occasions, and it’s work kept me fulfilled. Realizing I could no longer keep a career in photography on my list of ‘pipe dreams’ I set out to start a small business and dove head first into full-time photography!

Since then I have fallen in love with the whole process. From working with clients; coordinating clothes, props and accessories. To scouting out wonderful places to shoot, making my clients feel great in front of the camera and the post-session editing that gives my photos a personal touch. My business and knowledge has grown so much in such a short time and I adore every minute of it. I love the challenges photography presents and the constant learning curve it provides.I work hard at learning the latest trends in photography as well as providing workshops for fellow photographers who may want to expand their knowledge.

I recently purchased a beautiful home in Sacramento with my partner Kyle, niece Kat, 3 dogs, an orange tabby cat and 1 spunky guinea pig. I spend my free time volunteering at the local animal shelters, hiking, traveling as often as I can (and luckily my job in photography means I can travel AND work) and watching far too much Netflix… seriously, how did we live without Netflix for so long?

  • Photos of me courtesy of Margarita Karenko Photography, London, UK

Meetings and consults are by appointment only. Please contact me at

INFO@LACEYMCARROLL.COM so we can set up a consult at MY STUDIO OR HOME.