Anchor & Lace Photography

Our story as a husband & wife wedding photography studio.

Anchor; to find stability & security.
Lace; interweave.

Anchor & Lace Photography was built around these very definitions.

As a husband & wife ourselves we have a relationship that is based on love, stability, and security. It was when we met online years ago that we had the same nervous energy and anticipation that you might have had when you first met one another. We fell in love, and quickly. Shortly after meeting we talked about photographing weddings together. It was when we moved in together a few short months after meeting that we really decided to go for it and be equal partners in this venture. We were both on the same page and were committed to running a business that was equally personal as it was professional. About nine months after we had met we were on the fast track. It was evident that we were doing things right. It was time to get engaged, and we did. We were already living together and it felt SO right. Our wedding photography business was booming and the reviews were coming in and they were ALL glowing (and still are). We take so much pride in the relationships we were building and it was really showing. It was time to take it to the next level. We started browsing around town and in the real estate sections for a property that would be the home base for our business. Then right before our eyes, the most perfect location popped up for rent. A building that was part of the Miller Place Historical Society and was built in the 1700’s. This is what we were all about. We love history and all things rustic so we gave it a go. Today, that studio is the very heartbeat of what we do. Our dedication to our craft was finally coming to life.

Now, years later, we are furthering our dedication and commitment not only to one another but our business as well. We were a team, a perfect team, and we needed a name that represented us as a couple. We needed something that represented strong and delicate…you know an opposites attract kind of dynamic. So, out with Alexis Stein Photography (no offense) and in with Anchor & Lace Photography. Now, there is no telling what this will bring us. This is a gamble but one we have all our faith and confidence in. Nothing about our style or level of service is going to change, at all. We will continue to be ourselves…just better. Most importantly we will continue to do this together as we interweave our very different styles of artistry and creativity to capture the most beautiful photographs possible.

This is just a little part of our story and where we are today.

We would love to hear from you and have the great pleasure and opportunity to tell you more, get to know you both better, and hear all about how you met, and finally…what you have planned for your wedding.

 

Our Services

All couples who invest in our photography will be receiving not only our unmatched level of commitment and dedication but also all of the following:

Keith & Alexis as Your Photographers

  • No bait & switch, we are the only two photographers who work for this studio.

Full Day Photography Coverage

  • yes, a full day…or whatever your wedding calls for.
  • sorry, no after parties.
  • we will cover getting ready (for both of you), your first-look/reveal, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and more.
  • yes, there will be formal family photos done as well.

Beautiful Online Image Gallery Presentation

  • link your family & friends who can also order museum archival quality prints right from your page.

Post-Processed Digital Negatives

  • Each digital negative comes in color, black & white, and vintage (see above 3 photos for example).
  • All color corrected, exposure correction, blemishes removed.
  • No, we can not make you look like a unicorn or put dinosaurs in your photos.
  • high-resolution for printing (we want to see our photographs on your walls)
  • low-resolution for web use (optimized for use on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.)
  • no image branding, logos, or watermarks to get in the way of you enjoying your memories.

Personal Usage Rights

  • remember the no image branding part…yes, we want you to order prints, use, and enjoy your photos.

We also give every couple that invests in our services will receive a complimentary 1 hour engagement session.

Also, we have talked about dedication and commitment. When investing in us you will gain access to oodles of information and expertise that can help you with your wedding. Including but not limited to the execution of your timeline/itinerary, aesthetic or decor decisions, and connecting you with some of the best wedding professional business.

So, if you are ready and want to learn more about our services click on the contact page and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you, getting to know you, and telling your story in the most beautiful way possible.

About Alexis & Keith

Alexis Stein

Keith says “When I first met Alexis I had no idea how much we would bond over photography.  It was when I observed her photographing a wedding that I saw just how truly passionate she was about her craft.  This made me love her more and made me want to be the best photographer I could possibly be.  She is an inspiration to me every single day and I love being by her side at weddings.”

Alexis was born and raised in Connecticut and has always been artistically inclined. When it came time to pursue an education she dedicated herself to her talents and attended one of the most prestigious art schools in the world. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is where she honed in on her craft and earned a degree in photography. She is technically trained and focused on travel, lifestyle, and portrait photography in the early part of her career. Upon moving to California she met a wonderful photographer who introduced her to the world of wedding photography. She has been committed to wedding photography ever since. What she learned in California certainly shows in her work today on the east coast in New York. Embracing this different style has helped her stand out amongst the traditional stylings of New York wedding photography. It has earned her respect, loyal friendships among her peers, and accolades and recognition within the wedding photography community.

When Alexis is not behind the camera or working hard on couples photographs you can find her enjoying classic films, indie radio broadcasts, yoga, and music (she really loves Talking Heads, who are also RISD alumni). She also really loves to pack her bags and take in the world and all it has to offer. Her feet have seen the likes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, and all over the United States. When she travels she always tries to find the time to enjoy food & wine from the local region (Italy, Finger Lakes, Napa, and more). Fingers crossed, she will be able to continue to travel and enjoy the local food & wine for many years to come. With camera in hand she will likely document it all. Her family is everything in the world to her and with her wonderful and talented hubby, her step-daughter, 3 beautiful kitties, and handsome dog she plans on enjoying all life has to offer and eventually growing that family with more family members and more fur babies.

Keith Stein

Alexis says “One thing I noticed about Keith upon meeting him was his magnetic personality. I was attracted to this from the very beginning. It was throughout the years that I noticed how essential of a role it would play in different aspects of our lives together. This trait of Keith’s drives him creatively through conversations, jokes, and artwork of many kinds (especially photography). Just by spending time with him you will find his personality is the very thing that keeps his gears turning.”

Keith is a native Long Island’er that since his youth was always interested in the arts. It was shortly after his fathers passing in the early 1980’s that he really focused on his talents and creativity in every medium he could get his hands on. It was back in 1984 that he really discovered his love for photography when he did a cross-country trip with his mother and grandparents. Although he did not pursue an education in the arts, he is self-taught in a variety of creative mediums including but not limited to photography, drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, and videography. Roughly 20 years ago Keith dedicated his creativity to videography and started working with musicians on their live performances and music videos. It was about 15 years ago that he rediscovered his true passion, photography. Throughout the years he has worked with multiple national music acts and celebrities and has had his work featured in numerous publications and media outlets. About 6 years ago when Keith met Alexis they pondered at the idea of merging their collective talents and starting a wedding photography business together. It only took a few weddings for Keith to realize this is where his true passion for photography would really come to life.

One of the most important facts about Keith is that he is not only a husband…he is also a father. His pride and joy is his daughter. When he is not doing photography you will likely find him spending quality time with her enjoying horror and sci-fi flicks, playing video games, board games, or walking the dog together. His relationship with his daughter has made him the man he is today. It has opened his mind to the world and all it has to offer. When Alexis came into the picture he was quick to introduce her to his daughter. He knew that Alexis was the one and that they would have a long life loving one another and being a family. Keith is an animal lover and has turned Alexis who was just a dog person into a crazy cat lady as well. When home, he likes to kick back his feet and cuddle with all of his fur babies while watching some of his favorite TV shows or movies. He also loves to travel and plans on seeing the world.

This Is Our Story

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