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Heirlooms and Lace

What a year it has been. Honestly I really thought 2020 was going to be one of the most difficult years, but this past year blew that out of the water. It wasn’t due to extensive travel, or too heavy of a workload or true unbalance of life & work. It was the absolute hardest […]

January 4, 2023
Self Love and 2022
Heirlooms and Lace Studios in Europe over looking the walls of Pena Palace

I wear the title CEO and founder, my name is Ashley. I started Heirlooms and Lace Studios, as a family photographer, now found over on Smitten Mitten Photography, by absolute accident. Let me give you a quick story of how I got here. It’s a weird story of family history, a love of photo & […]

October 4, 2022
Who is Heirlooms and Lace Studios?
Ashley owner of Heirlooms and Lace Studios in a blue dress outside a wedding venue in Santa Barbara California

2021 Recovery and The Future 2021 WHOA friend! You were INSANE! I can’t remember being so busy, since 2019. Yea how comical looking back to my start of the year post in January. I wasn’t sure we were even going to be working or when we could. Well the answer was April and I officially […]

December 28, 2021
2021 Recovery and The Future
Bride and groom walking along the cart path at Foh Hills Summerhouse

2021 Goals Hello 2021! What will you bring us? It’s honestly all I can think about as we start a New Year. It’s January 2nd and right now the state of Michigan is still under restrictions. Which for me means no weddings allowed. These wedding restrictions are supposed to remain in effect for a while, […]

January 2, 2021
2021 Goals
a bride and groom stand in the courtyard at the Saint Johns Resort in Northville Michigan.

2020 the year of uncertainty… beyond that you have sucked hard core and at the same time have been one of the biggest blessings since I started my business. You brought me times where I needed to be frugal and times where I evaluated the future. Most importantly you gave me TIME. I was given […]

December 28, 2020
2020 The Year of Uncertainty
Heirlooms and Lace Studios on the beach with her family in Jacksonville.

Covid in summer It’s July! We have survived almost 4 months of closures and we are officially living through Covid in summer. Just this week we decided to stop wiping down our groceries. We also decided to start walking regularly. So far I have slowly been able to go back to work with a few […]

July 5, 2020
Covid in Summer
Bonita and Mark during their covid wedding ceremony

Covid and my small Business Where to start? It is April 8, 2020.  Here in Michigan we have been in lock down for almost a month. Adelaide’s last day of school, in a school classroom was March 11th. We had scheduled her for a surgery and she was already being excused from class the 12th. […]

April 8, 2020
Covid and my small business

My 2020 goals. I am feeling so blessed l survived 2019. What a brutal year of “hustle” to survive. Looking back the phrase I continue saying, never again! Never ever again! Its funny to think how much I am still learning even though I’ve been at this for almost 8 years. However I’m also a […]

January 18, 2020
My 2020 Goals
Bouquet photo taken at a Styled Shoot in the winter by Heirlooms and Lace Studios

Whew 2019… the best definition… hustled TOO hard. This is a personal post I am simply labeling 2019, A Year of Reflection. 2019 brought one of the most successful years for my business. Something I will look upon with so much gratitude. More gratitude than words to paper will ever express. Each year more people […]

January 17, 2020
2019 A Year of Reflection
The Know best of weddings hall of fame that Heirlooms and Lace Studios earned in 2019!

At the start of every new year, I like to pull out my little notebook to review what goals were achieved and what I missed. Equally important to reviewing my goals, I also like to review the items I wrote down to see how far I came from the year before. If you didn’t know […]

January 5, 2019
2019 Year in Review
Bride and Groom standing close together outside the front of Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan

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