Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Studio News: Coming this Spring

Well, I'm finally ready to announce it on the blog - a tiny assistant (maybe more like a boss?) will be joining the Lucie Wicker Photography family this spring! Due at the end of May, we could not be more thrilled. Apollo has no idea what he's in for... (ok, neither do we!). 

I plan to take some time off but don't worry! I'm still booking shoots through the end of April and plan to pick back up again in the summer, stay tuned for updates on that. In the mean time, I will be working away and also adding some new concepts to my portfolio and blog including what I'm calling "FitMoms" - women I know in the fitness industry who are completely dominating their chosen professions and just so happen to be moms too. I find them so inspiring and would love to share their photos and stories with you! So keep an eye out for that. 
I am also still doing a lot of photo sessions with kids, either with a sports/athletics slant or just playing around in my studio. If you or anyone you know would be interested in one of those sessions, please get in touch
I'm so excited to share this next chapter and see what will happen in the next few months. Stay tuned!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

#Instagram Round-up: January 2016

I love how 2016 started out. I had a quiet month compared to December so I was able to take some time, regroup, look back at the past year and start making plans for the new one. I also had some fun revisiting shoots from the fall and sharing some favorite shots to instagram. I am so lucky to work with so many amazing people!

Cheers to 2016 and all that it brings. What are you looking forward to this year?

Friday, January 22, 2016

Reach for the Sky: Turkish Get-ups from Above

Trying to figure out a different way to photograph the various stages of a Turkish get-up, I decided to try an aerial view! My studio has a large support post in the middle of it which usually gets in my way but this time it worked to my advantage - I climbed up and got to see things from a whole different perspective. Thanks to Kim Venti of Swell Fitness for modeling!



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#makeitheard with ivivva Derby Street

 This fall I had a chance to work with a local ivivva store in Hingham, MA on their #makeitheard campaign asking girls what they're thankful for. We gathered some local kiddos at the studio, talked to them about who and what they are grateful for and then took some awesome photos! Here are a few of my favs:
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know about you but I'm thankful for a lot of things this year. For this post, I'll keep it brief and just say I'm thankful for this guy (who can't wait to get into some turkey). 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What I Wore for My First Triathlon

This post is long overdue but hey, better late than never! When I was preparing for my first triathlon this past summer, I did a lot of research online regarding what to wear. There are so many options but I was looking for the bare essentials- what would work well without breaking the bank. Since I found other triathlete's blogs so helpful, I wanted to share what worked for me:
1. Wetsuit: Unless you're competing in the tropics, even in the summer it's a good idea to have a wetsuit (some races require them). For my first triathlon (that got rained out) I rented a suit from Tri Wetsuit Rentals who I'd highly recommend. Quick to respond, good lead time, and you get the suit well before your race so you can try it out a few times. I liked the suit they gave me so when it was time to do the second tri, I bought the same one which is a Zoot Z Force 1.0 Fullsleeve Wetsuit from OneTri.com

2. Swim Cap and Goggles: I brought the swim cap I used during my training with Portside Athletics but I wound up using the one given to use at the race which is color coded for the wave they put you in. My race was in August but if it had been in a colder month, I probably would've worn both for warmth.

3. Sports Bra and Shorts: For me, exercising without a sturdy sports bra is not an option so I opted to wear one under my wetsuit as opposed to a swimsuit. Same for the shorts - I wanted something tight but not too short that I could swim, bike, and run in. I found the right pair at lululemon and it's the same style/fabric as my favorite running crops from there so I figured they would work well (they did!).

4. Nike/Heartbreak Hill Singlet: I love this singlet - it's light, a little long on me (which I like), and perfect to run in. Plus, Heartbreak Hill Running Company is local and I am happy to support them. Since I was already wearing the shorts, all I had to do was toss this baby on and I was ready to ride.

5. Hat and Hand Towel: I had another towel to dry off with but it was handy having a smaller one to wipe my face off quickly. I always run in a hat so I made sure to have this one ready the second I got my helmet off.

6. Backpack: All of these items fit nicely in my North Face backpack, very handy.

7. New Balance Sneakers: Not Pictured (oops). I wore my brand new New Balance Vazee sneaks and they were awesome. I even had a guy yell from the sidelines "nice sneakers!" during the bike portion of the race. Love them.

I didn't wind up wearing the second pair of shorts in the photo, I just didn't find it necessary. Overall, I'm happy with how I packed - light but I had everything I needed and my transition times were pretty short! I definitely credit the extensive planning ahead, trying out the gear, and being prepped and ready to go the morning of the big day.

Have you done any triathlons? What did you wear for them? 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#Instagram Round-up: October 2015

So many awesome shoots this month mixed in with some family travel (a cousin wedding in Indiana) and of course a beagle photo or two. After the bad weather earlier in the month cleared up, October turned out to be pretty gorgeous! So far, November has been pretty stunning as well. Knock on wood, we're all enjoying it while it lasts...

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

@NewBalance Head of the Charles Photo Shoot

Back in August (on a lovely 95 degree day) I did a quick shoot for New Balance featuring two Olympic rowers modeling attire for NB's Head of the Charles line. The race was a few weeks ago and here are a few of the images that popped up online:

The athletes, Gevvie Stone and Elliot Hovey, were sweltering in the fall-weather outfits but they were good sports about it and we tried to move quickly! It was fun following them up and down the Charles. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Taste Test: A New (Allergy Friendly!) Dessert

Even though I'm lucky enough to not suffer from any food-related allergies, I know a lot of you out there do. Also, I've noticed when I'm feeling my best, it's with a reduced the amount of dairy (and gluten for that matter) from my diet. That makes finding a quality dessert a little tricky (can't eliminate dessert completely, it's just not going to happen!). 

I'm always intrigued when I see seemingly tasty-looking things at the grocery store with "gluten-free" or "lactose-free" labeling - could they really be as good as they look? From what I've tried, a lot of them tend to fall flat. I still find myself trying them though! I've had some success with coconut ice cream (vegan and lactose-free) so I'm definitely more open-minded whenever coconut is involved. Most recently I picked up two boxes of these guys: 
With so many things "missing" from these desserts, I was skeptical but I love salted caramel anything (and who doesn't love chocolate?) so I gave them a whirl. And they were good! Light but still rich and flavorful, I was pleasantly surprised.

Initially a bit icey when I first tried them, I left them out for a few minutes to thaw and that made the difference- the flavor came out a lot more and were a little more creamy. I especially liked the salted caramel!
Ready to try them out for yourself? I found these at Star Market but check here for availability in your area (and a coupon!): Incredible Innovations

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Incredible Innovations®. The opinions and text are all mine.