Wedding Photography in Pacific Northwest by Anchor & Lace

Anchor & Lace Photography

Our story as a husband & wife boutique wedding photography studio

Photography is meant to be cherished for generations to come. It is meant to be artistic, romantic, and timeless. We are committed to making those memories last for you.

This is us…

Anchor; to find stability & security

Lace; to 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. Then we fell in love, and fell in love fast.

Shortly after meeting we talked about the idea of photographing weddings together. It was when we moved in together that we decided to really go for it and be equal partners in this journey together. We were both on the same page and were committed to running a business that was equally personal as it was professional. We liked the idea of breaking down the wall and allowing our couples the opportunity to get to know us, opening the door to allow us to get to know them as well. This is one of the key elements of why our portraits come across so relaxed and organic. About nine months after we had met and continued along with our commitment to so many wonderful couples, we were on the fast track. It was evident that we got it right and our boutique photography studio was a big success. It was time for us to take the next step and get engaged, and we did. We were already living together and it felt SO right. Our photography business continued to boom and the glowing reviews were rolling in (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. So, we started browsing around town 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.

Then, about 4 years later, we continued to further our dedication and commitment not only to one another but our business as well. We were a team, the perfect team, and we needed a new name or a brand that would represent us as a couple and the work that we do. We needed something that represented strong and delicate…you know an opposites attract kind of dynamic. It was time to move away from Alexis Stein Photography (no offense) and introduce Anchor & Lace Photography.

Now, we continue to be ourselves and grow as a family. We are a couple that enjoys the simple things in life. A life that is built around strong connections and relationships. We will continue to do this together as we interweave our own very different styles of artistry and creativity to capture the most beautiful photographs possible for every couple that chooses to make a connection with us.

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

If you love our story, we would love to hear from you and have the pleasure and opportunity to get to know you both better, and hear yours.


About Alexis & Keith

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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, our energetic and bright son Ansel, her step-daughter Rhiannon, 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 are his son and daughter. When he is not doing photography you will likely find him spending quality time with his kids cooking (tacos, always tacos), enjoying horror and sci-fi flicks, playing video games (Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch), board games, or walking the dog together. His relationship with his kids has made him the man he is today. It has opened his mind to the world and all it has to offer. He also loves to travel and plans on seeing the world. He is determined to see all of the National Parks in the United States and all 50 states…up to 49 at the time of writing this. Time to plan a trip to Oklahoma. When at home alone, he likes to kick back with a edge of your seat sci-fi novel, binge watch his favorite crime dramas, flip through his favorite comic books, nap with his son, cuddle his fur babies, and pick on his teenage daughter. If you do play video games, he is known to exchange gamertags with Anchor & Lace couples for some frag fests in Gears of War, Titanfall 2, PUBG, Call of Duty, and The Division. His favorite thing to do outside of being with his family is to be around people, talk, and make friends.

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