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Gibson Island Wedding ~ Hurricane Irene ~ Stacy Richardson Photography

Meggy and Alex were married on Gibson Island in Maryland.  If you have never been to been to Gibson Island you must check in out here.  Unfortunately, there was a uninvited wedding crasher the day of their wedding named Hurricane Irene.   You would never had know there was a full blow Catagory 4 hurricane occuring during their special day because inside things were going along perfectly, just as any other wedding day.  It was only when you went outside that you could see and feel the storm taking its course on the Island.  Meggy and her friends and family got ready in a small beach house right on the water, it was perfect for getting ready.  It was so homey and warm. We then headed over to the church that was built in 1923 right on the water. I walked in and prayed “Lord please protect each and ever guest as we prepare to celebrate this marriage” It was that kind of scary.  The ceremony was getting ready to start but just as she prepared to walk down the isle the power went out and their was one faithful candle guiding her way to her groom.  Her friends and family started humming the bridal march as she made her way down the isle with her dad. I thought it was so sweet of their friends and family to be so thoughtful. I love the shot I captured of her and her Dad walking down the isle in the dark.  Once the ceremony was over the bus was loaded up and everyone headed back to the club house for the reception.  I thought to myself, how will they keep the food warm? how will the band play? But that did not stop the party, the band sang acapella and the food was delightful. I am highly impressed with the staff at the clubhouse.  Just as their first dance was starting the weather started to get really bad, there was talk of the roads being closed and that power lines were down.  That was it, the word had come we were trapped on the island and would probably be spending the night. As you can imagine a mommy of 2 small children I was sad I couldn’t be with my girls as they weathered the storm back home, but thankful that they were kept safe. You can read more about the wedding here on Meggy’s fathers blog. We are so thankful to a sweet family that lived on the Island for housing us and allowing us a warm ned to sleep in.   We will be forever Grateful. Even though the storms raged outside, this wedding was still a union of 2 people who were completely in love.  Enjoy a few favorites from their crazy yet still beautiful day.

Here is a photo of the clubhouse the morning after.

Matt Ethan Photography -

CAN’T believe that Hurricane Irene was going on! The Bride looks so chilled and happy. Really nice images, thanks for sharing :)

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Southern Christmas ~ Christmas at the Caroline House Details

Can you say yummy southern goodness. Last week I had the privilege of photographing a very fun event called Christmas at the Caroline house.  Christmas at the Caroline House is an event that is put on by the Woman’s Ministry team at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.  They start the event with a delicious brunch accompanied by a performance from the Briarwood Ballet Performers. They also have a guest speaker come and share about the Joy of Christ in Christmas. Following the speaker and Performance they have a tour of the woman’s ministry house that has been decorated for Christmas. A talented team of woman share their talents by decorating the house, and when I say “decorate the house” I mean serious business.  When walked into the house it was as if you had stepped into a Southern Living Magazine, or the Pottery Barn Catalog itself.  Not only was it pretty to look at but there was a sweet reflection of all these woman who poured their talents into this beautiful home, allowing us all to get in the Christmas spirit by sharing creative ideas for the Christmas Season. I will have to make sure when my friends from Extreme Makeover are in town again they make sure to grab some of these talented woman for the show.

Here are a few details that I enjoyed from around the house.

This was the little girls room.  I showed my daughter this room and she woke up the next morning and said “mommy I had the best dream last night, I dreamt that this was my room”

Julie Howard -

Hi Stacy,
My daughter and her dad had their picture taken by you at the Purity Ball in February and I wondered if those were still available for purchase.
Your website is lovely and your work is beautiful!
Sincerely,
Julie Howard

admin -

Yes Julie they are, please email me and I can get you the log in information!

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Mansion at Valley Country Club Wedding~ stacy richardson photography

  Ann and Tom are such a sweet couple.  They were married at the beautiful Mansion at Valley Country Club which is a gorgeous venue with an elegant feel surrounded by natural beauty. It was a beautiful day and I was so thankful they chose me as their photographer. Congratulations Ann and Tom.
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Shirley -

Stacy, these are stunningly beautiful.

Deivid Ribeiro -

Beautiful job man, love the color. Well done.

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Carly ~ Senior Portraits

I love the occasional senior portrait that I get to do.  Carly and her friend Megan were so fun to work with.  They are best friends and it was fun to watch them plan out their outfit changes, and have fun posing together. What a fun way to do your senior portraits with your best friend.  They also happen to be the best lax players ever!

Jeff Weeks -

Just love your work.

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Antrim 1844 Wedding ~ stacy richardson photography

Mark and Meredith were an amazing couple to photograph.  Their story is deep and intimate, and it is theirs to share.  I am just thankful for that I was able to be a part of their wedding.  Not only to photograph it, but to experience the incredible bond between two people who have experienced real life “in sickness and in health” I love you both and am so thankful that you have been given the gift of true love.  Amazing testimony of sacrificial and undying love.

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Kent Manor Inn ~ Stacy Richardson Photography

Ok, I know I say this a lot but it is true. I get to work with some of the most amazing people.  Paul and Samantha booked me back in February of 2011 and I knew from the moment I met them I was going to love them.  Samantha was so incredibly easy to talk to, we talked about so many different things over coffee, weddings, raising daughters and life in general. Paul was so incredibly sweet to Samantha it was so fun to watch them interact with each other.  The whole time they were planning we would chat via facebook and keep up with each others lives so when I showed up to photograph their wedding it was like photographing old friends.  I even knew where Paul was taking her on her honeymoon before she did (It was a surprise and oh was it good).  After all the planning was said and done it was incredible to watch this couple (and her daughter) not only become a husband and wife, but become a family.  It really was a perfect day.   Not only did I get great clients, but I get to make new friends! Love you guys and I wish you all the best!

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