Where I've Been and Where I'm Going

I know I've been quiet on this blog this summer but I'm finally ready to tell you why- I've been dealing with finances, insurance companies, mortgage lenders and fun stuff like that because *drumroll please* we bought a house! It's amazing how much of your free time that takes up but we're finally near the end and closing next week (!!!) so I decided it was safe enough to announce it.

The move is not without some sadness as I will be leaving the city I've been a resident of all my life. We are moving to Cohasset which is 20 miles south on the coast (not on the Cape, not in Rhode Island, as some people have asked me) so I won't be going far. If you're wondering why we chose this area, I will show you this map which is the walking distance from our house to one of the prettiest beaches in the area:
Other than the beach, the main reason this property appealed to me is what is behind the house- a beautiful, relatively new carriage house/barn/garage (the house was built in 1870 but the barn was just built 10 years ago). It gets gorgeous light and has an open layout so I'm turning it into a studio! It's move-in ready, all I need is some gear and I'll be ready to start shooting-
There's a cupola up there too which you can only get to my climbing that ladder/post in the middle.

The back yard which has some fruit trees and a little orchard. Looking forward to shooting here too!
The creek behind the barn. You better believe we'll be getting some kayaks asap.
Roses next to the house
So that's my news! While I'm sad to be leaving Boston, I'm beyond excited to start exploring the South Shore and spending more time doing outdoor activities. I'd love to hear any recommendations for things to do or places to see in the area if you happen to know any! Stay tuned for updates, I can't wait to start sharing more when we are all moved in and setting up the place.

How has your summer been? Any big things on the horizon?

Photos at Lululemon Newbury St!

You're invited!

Recently, I was approached by Lululemon on Newbury Street about having some of my work on display at their location for the month of March. Of course I jumped at the opportunity! The show will be up all month and there will be an opening reception at the store on Sunday, March 3. For more details or to RSVP, please click the link below. I would love to see you there!

Event link:
Location: Lululemon Athletica, 337 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02115 

A New Leaf

"Autumn Leaves"

Big changes are underway over here at Lucie Wicker Photography... as some of you know, for the past almost 5 years, I have had a full-time job in customer service at a financial magazine. When I got the job, my first "real" job out of college, I knew that it would not provide any creative opportunities. I started my photography business since I realized early on that I desperately needed a creative outlet of some kind while working for the magazine. Doing photography part-time worked for a while but recently I decided that the time had come to "take the leap" as they say and devote myself to my art full-time.

Scary, right? The first step I decided to take in this venture is to apply to the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. They offer a nine month certificate program in professional photography that, as my mom put it, has "me" written all over it so I applied and was accepted into the next session which starts in January.

Why go back to school you ask? I still believe I have a lot to learn in photography and also the business of being a photographer. This program seems to offer a great deal in getting working photographers not only out into the world, but truly successful in their professional goals. Networking opportunities, equipment rentals, learning from other pros, all of these factors played into my decision. I see it as not only a learning opportunity but an investment in my career.

Whew! That felt good to get out there. I've been bottling all of this up since the end of the summer and I'm excited now to share the news. Keep your fingers crossed for me and I'll keep you posted on how it goes!