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Martha Stewart Weddings ~ Wedding Calligraphy Suites ~ Holly Hollon Design & Calligraphy ~ stacy richardson photography

Since moving to Birmingham Alabama I have gotten to know some incredible Wedding Vendors in the area.  Holly Hollon, from Holly Hollon Design & Calligraphy is one of the most incredible designers I know.  Her fine attention to detail and fine art style is is gaining her an internationally known status. All of her work is hand done by Holly herself, and customized for each individual client.  It has been a privileged to get to know her and an honor to photograph her work. Please enjoy this “Napa Suite” I photographed for her a few months ago.  Her work can be seen in more detail at Holly Hollon Design & Calligraphy. UPDATE: This suite was feature on Martha Stewart Weddings!

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Birmingham Engagement Session ~ Ashley & Bret ~ stacy richardson photography

I am so excited to share a few images with you from Ashley & Bret’s engagement session.  Ashley and Bret have been dating since the eighth grade.  Their love is so evident in the way they relate to each other.  One thing that was such a blessing to watch was not only their love, but the loved shared between families.  Both of their families have essentially grow up together as well and watched their relationship grow for many years.   Their wedding is going to be amazing and I can not wait to be a part of their special day.  I loved that we did some last minute “house divided” photos in their engagement session.  Roll Tide…War Eagle…

Becky Dion -

As always I love your pictures Stacy!

Gayle Cool -

Stacy, what sweet, precious words you said about Ashley, Bret and our families. Thank you. Your pictures are amazing! What a gifted photographer you are!

Stacy Hansen Richardson -

Thank you LOAB!

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Engagement Session ~ Botanical Gardens ~ Mountain Brook, AL ~ stacy richardson photography

Being a Wedding photographer is such an amazing job because I get to meet people at one of the happiest times in their lives.  A time when they are completely head over heels in love and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together. I had a blast getting to know Jake and Lindsay while taking engagement photos at the Botanical Gardens and in Mountain Brook Village.  I was so excited to have found the Old Mill House right in the heart of Mountain Brook, the beautiful backdrop for some of these photographs.  It was a beautiful day and we could not have asked for a better weather. Jake and Lindsay are incredibly hilarious, we laughed a LOT the entire session.  You can tell these two are best of friends and will have good times ahead.

Thanks for being so wonderful I am so excited for you both! Oh and Jake…thank you for the MANY laughs over the “outakes”. Be thankful I am keeping those to myself… Lindsay does have 2 of them in case you step out of line, just sayin’.




Lindsay Johnston -

Thank you Stacy! We had such a good time and are so excited about all these pictures!

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Gibson Island Wedding ~ Annapolis Wedding Photographer ~ Stacy Richardson

I can not tell you how much I loved this wedding.  No really, this wedding was amazing and I believe it was because of who I was photographing.  Kristy & Josh have got to be two of the most laid back, sweetest, easy to be around people.  Kristy looked absolutely stunning (don’t worry Josh you looked good too but I gotta say Kristy was kind of take your breath away pretty). Kristy started out a little nervous about taking pictures because as she would say “I don’t like being the center of attention”. Well I can assure you she did an amazing job and we were able to quickly get her having fun on her wedding day.  We went down to the docks on Gibson Island for some fun relaxed portraits and the dock master said “Hey you want to go for a ride?” I could tell Kristy was a little hesitant at first so I didn’t want to push at all and wanted to let her decide. After a few minutes she turned to me and said “If I don’t do this I just know I am going to regret it.” So off we went on the boat ride and it was FABULOUS.  I am so excited to share these pictures with you.  When we got off our boat ride I turned to my assistant Heather and said “Do we REALLY get to do this for a living?” As the evening went on the day just kept getting better and better.  Sweet toasts, fun dancing and very yummy “sweet light” as the sun was setting. Congratulations again Josh & Kristy, and thank vyou for letting me photograph you on your special day.

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Southern Living Christmas at the Caroline House

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.

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

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