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Jessica ~ Birmingham Portrait Photographer ~ Stacy Richardson Photography

I had such an awesome time taking pictures with Jessica. I love when people want to surprise the ones they love with the gift of photography.  Jessica & Ed were celebrating a dating anniversary and she wanted to surprise him with some pictures of herself and his dog.  The two most important “people in his life”.  Needless to say he loved the pictures and she surprised him well!

Laura McPhail -

What a beautiful session, the images of her with her dog are so beautiful. Love your work! :)

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Birmingham Engagement Session ~ Stacy Richardson Photography ~ Bicycle Built for Two

It was super fun to photograph this engagement session with Arrington and Clay in Birmingham.  Arrington is a forth grade teacher at Grace’s school and so it was extra special to be able to photograph her and Clay.  I am so sad that I am not available for her wedding date, but glad I was able to do their engagements! I had a blast with them on their bicycle built for two! Congratulations to you both!

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Wedding Cakes ~ Dreamcakes Bakery in Homewood ~ Behind the Scenes with Jan and Katie Moon ~ stacy richardson photography

It has been so fun to get to know Katie and Jan Moon from Dreamcakes Bakery in Homewood.  When we first moved to Birmingham 6 months ago I found myself  spending a lot of time in Homewood and Mountain Brook for work.  Being a new wedding photographer in Birmingham, I really wanted to spend time getting to know wedding vendors in the area. My youngest daughter Abigail (4) is still at home with me  and we like to go exploring together. Dreamcakes Bakery is literally the “sweetest” spot in Homewood.  Dreamcakes specializes in specialty cupcakes, customized special occasion cakes and  wedding cakes. The list of flavors is INCREDIBLE. They have flavors like the “plain jane”, the “maple bacon” (picture bacon dipped in maple syrup on a cupcake), the curious george (banana flavored),”over the moon”, and my new favorite (I change my mind every week) “Caramel Sea Salt Mocha”.  They also offer a glueten free cupcake which has become a very popular sweet for families with allergies.

The best part about Dreamcakes has got to be the people, hands down.  I have a very soft spot in my heart for family run businesses and Katie & Jan (a mother daughter dream team) are absolutely the best.  Abigail and I made frequent stops at the “tuptake” shop while in Homewood and got to meet Katie during a television interview that ABC was doing during one of our many visits. You can see Abigail and I being interviewed here.  It wasn’t long after meeting that I started to work on a special project for them, taking photographs of the cupcakes, the store, the merchandise and my favorite part THE PEOPLE.  I loved being in the bakery and photographing this team in action.  They laugh a LOT and keep things moving at a fast pace, while taking extra note of all the intricate details that go into each and every specialty cake.

If you have been living under a rock and have never heard of Dreamcakes until now, you must drive to Homewood tomorrow and grab yourself a cupcake (or 12), but go early because these things are fresh and they sell fast!

Until then, enjoy a handful of my favorites…

My Abigail digging into the box.

Don’t you just want to eat this straight from the bowl? Jan and Katie working on a cake. I wish I could make a cake look this smooth.
Get the gear! Yum.

My new favorite cupcake. Seriously just looking at this photo makes my mouth water. A S’more cupcake.  Seriously people? Get in my BELLY. The store is always packed so you better go quickly!




Mary Anne Federle -

Fabulous pictures of oh so tasty cupcakes!

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Real Cover Girls ~ The heart of the Issue ~ stacy richardson photography

I was thrilled when the talented graphic designer Holly Hollon asked my to collaborate with her on a project called “Real Cover Girls, the Heart of the Issue”.  A spring runway show by MACY’s  with speaker Elizabeth Ellerbee addressing issues around “REAL” (Relentless, Essential, Ageless Lifestyle) Beauty.  This is the final promo piece that came out of our fun shoot. I loved working on this project.  Be sure to come March 29, 2012 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church to check out this FREE event.

Stacy Hansen Richardson -

Loved shooting this…come join us on Thursday night for the Macy’s Spring Fashion show and speaker Elizabeth Ellerbee.

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Iron Chef Winner ~ Rob McDaniel Spring House Restaurant Lake Martin ~ Wedding Photographer Stacy Richardson

What an amazing opportunity to photograph one of the most amazing restaurants in Alabama, the Springhouse.  I was thrilled when SHOP280 Magazine called to ask if I would photograph a food review they were doing on the famous restaurant.   Chef Rob McDaniel was part of the amazing team that won Iron Chef and the Springhouse is where his heart and soul is.    After sitting through a 5 course meal, I now see why they won. The food was delicious, organic and they atmosphere was divine.  It was a royal treat to dine with the creator of the hand made pottery that Springhouse uses for their dining services, Earthborn Pottery. Please enjoy a few of my favorite images from the event.

After our meal we were able to tour the grounds with Rob and I couldn’t help but envision a beautiful bride and groom having a wedding at the Springhouse on Lake Martin. Sign me up. Thank you again Rob for the incredible meal and for pouring your heart and soul into this fine dining establishment. 

Stacy Hansen Richardson -

Must shoot a wedding here…

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Engaged, A Wedding Library ~ Vendor Spotlight ~ Stacy Richardson Photography

Since I have just recently opened an office in Birmingham Alabama, it has been such a joy getting to know the local vendors in the area.  When researching good wedding photographers in the Birmingham area, I would frequently land on a website called The Perfect Wedding Guide.  The Perfect Wedding Guide is a website and publication designed for newly engaged couples  and it highlights local Birmingham Vendors.  It was a no brainer that I needed to connect with them.

Engaged, A Wedding Library is a complimentary wedding resource boutique designed for the newly engaged bride and groom. They also publish the Perfect Wedding Guide.  It is a stress free environment where you can go an review local wedding vendors work.  They have resources information on Photographers, Planners, Invitation Specialists, DJ’s, Wedding Dresses, you name it they can tell you about all things weddings in the Birmingham Area.

As of mid January, Stacy Richardson Photography is now a part of the Engaged Family and will be highlighted in their next publication.  I wanted to highlight a few images from the store.  If you have not stopped by to visit them, please do and tell them I sent you their way.  Katie and Stephanie are a complete joy to work with.

Don’t forget to enter to win a free engagement session over on their blog! Contest ends Friday!

Kate (Bayside Bride) -

The store looks great!

Save Special Snapshots from Stacy Richardson Photography! — Engaged Wedding Library | Birmingham Alabama -

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Birmingham Newborn ~ Stacy Richardson Photography

What a fun treat to be able to photograph this sweet little bundle of joy.  I wouldn’t classify myself as a newborn photographer, but I do enjoy the opportunity to photograph them when I am able.  I absolutely loved that I we were able to “play” with this sweet little one. En”joy”.


erin -

not fair. my little bundle of joy never looked that peaceful. maybe with #2?!?

Rebekah -

Wish you could be here to photograph our newest in May! My youngest still asks about your oldest! Miss ur family!

admin -

WHAT!? NEWEST!! That is fantastic news congratulations!
I will be in Annapolis twice in May, we can make it happen! The weekend of the 12th and 27th :)

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Photo~booth by birmingham wedding photographer stacy richardson

Ok so the photo~booth has got to be one of my favorite Wedding Photography add ons. I like to set up a backdrop with a camera and one light and  a whole bunch of goofy props and let the party begin. I have never laughed so hard in my life this past weekend at the Campus Outreach National Conference, these folks know how to work the booth.  It was hilarious.  Here are a few of my favorites from the evening. 

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Abigail Kate

I love this shot cause I feel like it shows the detail of her face. I feel like there will be a time when I will look at this photo with my old withered hands and reach out as if to touch the softness of her face. For now I will enjoy her while she is still this age. Isn’t photography a beautiful thing!

Erin, because you asked…shooting details: Nikon D300. 50mm 1.4 lens @ f2.2, 1/640. ISO 800. Natural window light.


She is looking so beautiful!!! What lovely children you have. I am anxious to see you all in April.

Lisa -

My goodness….I can even smell her sweet little self with this one. She’s beautiful. I LOVE THIS SHOT!

Stacy -

thanks mom and lisa, you are my faithful comments fans! Love ya! Wouldn’t that be cool if we could capture their smells….

erin -

can you give your shooting details :) … learning minds want to know.

Lisa -

Maybe not all of the smells…

admin -

erin- i posted them for you up top!

erin -

amazing what shutter speed can do for you…. :) thanks teach!

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