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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August 21, 2013

Office Space of a Wedding Photographer

I’m not going to tell you how many hours I pondered over this office space … before I even moved into my new place, I was dreaming of what it would look like! And of course Pinterest took over my vision of what I hoped for it to look like. I mean, what girl would not look at Pinterest and see the AMAZING home decor and only wish for it to be one day their dream house! After piecing one thing after another, my office started to come together! Many trips to Ikea, Home Goods, Target … but the great thing was that in the end, it speaks to who I am in my business! That was the most important thing when I was decorating and putting each puzzle piece together was for it to embody my brand elements.

After sitting down in my office chair after placing the last photo in the picture frame, I looked around with an “awe” of having an actual office space!!! You see, I came from my parents house where I was running by business out in the hallway. Not the most ideal, but it worked for the meantime. I never wanted to bring my office into my bedroom because I truly believe that business should not mix with personal life … ESPECIALLY in a resting area of the house. So the hallway it was! Now, to think that I have an entire room dedicated to my business where I can actually have clients over to chat about their wedding day is just a dream come true! πŸ™‚Β When you walk into my office, of course you see pink, white furniture, lace, my personal and business photography … but you also will smell roses filling up the room. Finally, my business has a HOME! And pixie does too as she LOVES her cat tree! Haha!

Well, I have been ANXIOUSLY waiting to share this post with you for a long time as I have been dreaming about this space … now it is reality and can share it with you and my future clients! πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!!

In love with the ornate mirror!!! The perfect touch! … and the rug πŸ™‚

The hanging plant was probably one of the first things to go up in my office … I had no clue what else I was going to do with the rest of the space, but I was for sure going to have a hanging basket! Lol!

LOVE my computer area! Thanks to my mom and sister for helping me put together the beautiful desk!

Of course I have to have my JMU Diploma hanging to remind me how I got to where I am today. πŸ™‚ Oh, and do you like this clock?! How perfect for my brand/logo! My sister randomly found it at Salvation Army! What an awesome find!

Dried up roses from my great grandmother and my grandfather’s funerals for loving memory.

Of course I would have a photo of the man I love! πŸ™‚

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” -John Lennon
Oh yes, and don’t you love Pixie’s space?! πŸ™‚ She loves it!

My workflow space! Need to update it now that I am all moved in and back in business! Haha!

Love this! The lens is really a mug, but I don’t drink out of a mug everyday so this works great for the office!

Rug was handmade and I love it!

My mom and dad’s wedding photo on display. πŸ™‚ I value their relationship so much after they have been together for now over 25 years!
Right behind their photo is a painting my friend, Stephanie, did for me with my logo on it saying, “Moments by Stephanie Messick Photography” … She’s SO talented and it was a HUGE surprise! πŸ™‚

My siblings and I. πŸ™‚ We have such a goofy and quirky relationship that was not discovered until we grew up … after all the fighting we did when we were younger. Haha!

Love organization!!!

Thank YOU for making this office possible!!! Really, if it wasn’t for my clients I would not be here in this room doing business. πŸ™‚ I’m in love! xoxo

  1. Jennifer says:

    It is a beautiful space Steph!! I love it!! You def have a creative talent πŸ™‚

  2. Morgan T says:

    SO beautiful!! Love that there are so many unique pieces, yet everything fits together so well. Congrats!

  3. Simone Fox says:

    I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

  4. Laura Bartel says:

    You are SO creative.. I love the design and colors of your office! Awesome job!! πŸ™‚

  5. Kendal says:

    Love love love it!!! Love your work too!!!

  6. Nikki says:

    Omigoodness! I just came across your blog and I love it!! And I am in love with this office. I’m in the middle of revamping mine and I just love all of the details in yours. πŸ™‚

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  8. ashley says:

    so this is probably the 3rd or 4th time i’ve seen this post! haha. just though i should comment finally and say how awesome it is! i love it! πŸ™‚

  9. […] as you may recall, I shared my office space with you back in AugustΒ when I first moved in. Oh goodness, I remember scrambling around getting the house put […]