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This Boho Festival Senior Session was so much fun to shoot.  As you can see, we got to hang out with the sweetest, fluffiest alpacas ever! They definitely felt as soft as they look. Senior Natalee and sisters Madi and Ashlyn were great in this......

Natalie G.’s Senior Photoshoot has been in the making for several years now, because her sister Danielle was my senior client back in 2015! This gorgeous gal has style, and I could not wait to work with her. Natalie wanted a mixture of urban and......

Studio Headshots for Seniors always provide an opportunity to shoot some fun looks. In this session, we have Sophia who is a 2020 Senior. Sophia is an aspiring teen model. Sophia is with Cast Images and I wish her so much success.  She is so......

We are coming upon Fall Fashion Season! I love this time of year. It is all about the cute boots, sweaters, and jackets.  Not to mention the changing leaves, cooler weather, and warm drinks. For this photoshoot, we went to various areas in Folsom, CA.......

In this Teen Model Development shoot, I took Nadia around San Francisco for some amazing shots.  Nadia is a ballerina, contortionist, and all-around BAMF!  Seriously she is incredible and incredibly beautiful! For the first set of photos, I styled Nadia in window-pane pants, our shoot......

As a Sacramento Headshot Photographer I have worked with so many different types of people. Simple, clean headshots are useful when applying for all types of jobs or promoting your own business. A pro headshot is great for giving your resume that extra edge. Also......

Model portfolio development is important for building a successful modeling career.  The portfolio should show variety and versatility. This makes the model more desirable for a wider range of jobs. When I did this shoot for Nyree aka Slimm she was relatively new to modeling,......

Family Portrait Sessions are so much fun but I don’t have the time to do them as often as I would like. Although my focus is typically on High School Seniors & Commercial Fashion, I still take a handful of family portrait clients on every......

Model Portfolios are important to have and maintain. For this shoot Alison Church was looking to update her model portfolio.  Alison is a natural beauty with a unique look.  She also happens to be a posing goddess.  For her session I chose to style with......

My Model Development Package is a great option, whether you are just starting out or looking to grow your portfolio. In this shoot Christa came to me from Cast Images – Sacramento, looking to update her portfolio. For this shoot I wanted to have a variety......

Senior portraits in Sacramento is some of the most fun work I do. I love to work with teens eager to try new looks and are not afraid to have some fun on the way. Kelsey signed up for her senior portraits early, as a......

Shooting editorial beauty is a passion of mine. And you don’t have to be in New York, London or Los Angeles to be an editorial beauty photographer. You can shoot for global magazines right here in Sacramento if you put the work in. Furthermore, editorial......

Another Senior Photoshoot!  Brendan just graduated from Rio Americano High and wanted Senior photos to mark the occasion. Brendan’s older siblings have done senior shoots around Old Sacramento, but he wanted something a little different.  I decided to take us out to Old Folsom, giving......

Setting up a pool photoshoot isn’t as simple as one, two, three!! Let’s break down the first two shots on this blog post to show the preparation to get the perfect shot. These images were shot outdoors. I had the intention of using direct sunlight,......

A class of 2020 cutie! We did Senior Portraits for Paige in my studio.  Paige attends Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, CA and came in for a mini-session! We had a blast going through some fun clothing from the LMCSTYLECLOSET and coming up with......

Orla is incredibly beautiful so it was a thrill to do a photoshoot with her. She’s signed with JE Model and it was so fun creating these looks with this team. The colors on this boho style dress look amazing on Orla!  The colors compliment......

Some of the work I do includes commercial Beauty Portraits.  This means I do shoots meant for ads and magazines. These are fun shoots because I get to explore with more interesting style choices that people typically wouldn’t choose. For this shoot I worked with......

Natelee’s Senior portrait session was such a blast.  I loved the looks she chose from my style closet.  We went from edgy studio looks to beautiful florals and ended up with a vampy glam look. After heading from the studio we went to a park......

This year Kimberly & Bryce decided to treat themselves to a special anniversary photoshoot to celebrate their relationship. I love this idea! It’s a perfect way to document the growth and deepening of love between each other. As a result you can look back as......

IT’S TIME TO BOOK YOUR PROM & GALA PORTRAITS! No Worries! I’ve got you covered! Are you excited it’s Prom Season? I am. Attending with your high school sweetheart? A Group of Friends? Your BFF? Or going stag?  All are welcome to book and it’s......

MOD SETTING PERSONAL GOALS: As a photographer, we always hope to one day achieve accolades in some way or another. Publishing photos is one way to get the recognition you want. Therefore, one of my goals this year was to be published more. In 2015,......

One of the main concerns I get as a Senior Portrait Photographer is “I’m awkward in front of a camera/I don’t know how to pose… how should I stand?” One of my absolute favorite things about being a professional photographer is making sure my clients......

These are top of the line, luxe grad cards, with 26 unique designs… All Lacey M. Carroll Photography senior clients are able to order cards April – June! If the package you ordered included Grad Cards please fill out the order and email Lacey when it’s......

Beauty Revived is an organization that chooses 50 photographers per campaign to find and highlight deserving women, teens and children who have triumphed through hardship, or given back to their community. ...

The Lacey M. Carroll Photography Senior Team ’19 members don’t just take pretty pictures. In order to be a member, you must show you are a great member of your community. We will work together as a team, and vote on dates for our events and......

Holiday Cards Are Here! I’m so excited to show off this year’s designs. I’m offering a mix of simple contemporary as well as some fun, colorful, modern designs. There is a 25-card minimum for flat & folded cards. For orders of 125 cards and under S+H......

If you want luxe, top of the line grad cards, with unique designs… look no further! All Lacey M. Carroll Photography senior clients are able to order cards beginning in April – June! >>CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST HERE <<  ...

Heather and Paul’s couples photoshoot was awesome. True Story: Heather is my hairstylist and she also collaborates with me on photo shoots for my clients styled session packages. YOU CAN CHECK OUT HEATHERS WORK HERE! Heather came to my studio for some photo shoot prep......

My goal for all of my clients is to put forth the very best YOU in the images we create together. My editing style reflects my experience with natural and studio lighting through the camera and my years of editing knowledge while maintaining the integrity of whats......

Jason & Lola contacted me in the fall about their upcoming April wedding at Putah Creek Lodge located at their alma mater; UC Davis. They met while attending there, and what better way to be joined together officially than doing so in the place they met!......

My photoshoot with Mikky was amazing! She won my ‘LMCStyleCloset’ contest. This is a session with free wardrobe styling by me, plus professional hair and makeup! Hair for Mikky was done by Tatianna of Evergreen Salon and Spa  and her makeup was done by Sara Garcia......

Ok, you’ve read through the welcome guide, right? If not, go back and check it out!   What to expect and how to prep: Spanx are the best invention ever! They help smooth any lines and creases your under garments can cause. Make sure your......

Traveling in Iceland was so amazing I just had to share my experience.  I realize this is not a travel blog… BUT I would be remiss if I didn’t write an in-depth blog post about my amazing time and beautiful wedding in Iceland. This post......

Sweet 16 Party only comes around once so why not make sure to capture the fun forever? Turning 16 is a special time, shared with special friends. It is a time when you are experiencing so many new things and growing into the person you......

A #LMCSeniors Session is great way to get more personalized senior photos. The standard senior portraits everyone gets in school can often be stiff and uncomfortable looking.  They also lack any personalization.  A senior session with me can include multiple looks and locations, professional hair......

  Your couple/engagement session is the perfect way to show off your love and commitment to one another. For years, I have photographed couples ‘just because’ sessions, engagement announcements and anniversary sessions. Here is a little guide on how to prepare for your session: Go......

So the big day is nearing and you’re wondering how best to maximize your time with your photographer and what you should be doing before the big day! I have a few tips as a 2-time bride (same husband we just had 2 weddings on......