I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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July 25, 2013

Jeremy & Hope | Rosemont Manor, Berryville Virginia Wedding Photographer

Gosh, it feels like forever since I have known this lovely couple! Since high school actually … after all, they are high school sweethearts. πŸ™‚ What was so great about their wedding day, everyone is 100% confident in their marriage. That is a hard thing these days to wonder if a marriage is going to last. Well, Jeremy and Hope truly love God and one another that nothing will get in between them! That is all that counts. As her father, Pastor, said during the ceremony: “You have to make the choice of loving one another as you make the choice of loving God”. It is not just a simple feeling of love that will make a marriage work, you have to make an effort to love and make selfless choices.

I remember meeting with Hope and her mom for dinner and talking about her wedding details a couple months back. When I heard her colors were pink and navy … of COURSE I got excited hearing pink was involved! πŸ˜‰ I love clients who not just fit into my personality but also fit my business branding! Business branding is the style that represents my business. When you look at my brand, you should see romance … personal … classy. But better yet, if you know my branding, whenever you see pink and gold or a rose/peony/floral print or dainty china like a vintage teacup and think of my business, THAT is branding. And of course, not only was I excited about their wedding plans, but I was excited to photograph my friends and family. πŸ™‚

THANK YOU Jeremy and Hope for giving me this wonderful honor of photographing your special day!!! I love you both and wishing you two the best and happiest marriage! xoxo
If you have not read their love story and how Jeremy popped the question, be sure to check out their engagement photos here! πŸ™‚ And even better, their proposal video is there to watch as well! Seriously … a fairy tale! πŸ™‚ Enjoy this preview of their special day!!!

Jeremy and Hope, thank you for a FABULOUS wedding! Such a pleasure to photograph you two and your family/friends! Love you both!

Seriously, I died when I saw her dress! LOVE IT!

Beautiful bouquet by the awesome Sweet Root Village! πŸ™‚

Awwww! πŸ™‚

Hope, you are STUNNING!!!!

One of my favorites!

Loved the set up! Everyone was so excited to watch from above!

My heart just melted!


BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Canvas print right here!

Rock it out!

Oh my goodness HOPE!


Love this shot!

Isn’t she precious?!

This is so cute!

Siblings! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Such an emotional praying moment!

Recognize the S from their engagement session?!

The way a father looks at his daughter… :’) He is so proud!

Receiving Christ!


All generations. πŸ™‚

Welcoming their guests. What a perfect spot! πŸ™‚


Ohhhh yes! They had BREAKFAST! How awesome!

I have never laughed so hard during the speeches as I did for this wedding!

How sweet! πŸ™‚

And then the dancing begins…

Oh yeah! Mr. Phipps out on the dance floor learning the WOBBLE!

The beautiful mommas! πŸ™‚

The amazing DJs!!!

I believe every bride and groom should do this … once everyone leaves, they dance ALONE. How perfect … romantic … and personal is that?!


Planner: Lisa Coles
Photography: Stephanie Messick Photography
Second Shooter: Megan Chase Photography
Hair and Makeup Artist: Carissa Thornsbury
Caterer: Celebrations Catering
Florist: Sweet Root Village
Baker: Kathi Davis
DJ: Perfect Fourth Entertainment
Video: InCandelaΒ 

  1. Courtney McCartney says:

    Isn’t Rosemont GREAT?? I just got married there on June 16th. Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures! πŸ™‚

  2. Treche says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Stephanie you captured the day, the beauty, the fun & the emotion! Love you!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! Stephanie, you did an amazing job!! πŸ™‚

  4. Charity says:

    Steph you are brilliant!!! <3


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