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 27, 2013

Andrew & Ashley Day After Wedding | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

It was the day after Andrew and Ashley tied the knot when we met up right before taking off on their pre-honeymoon vacation! This might be one of my new favorite types of sessions! What I end up doing is changing up the bridal session into a day after session where the bride and groom get dressed back up in their wedding attire for more fun and RELAXED portrait time! No stresses of guests waiting … no stress of time (except for the lighting) … I have nothing bad to say about it! 🙂 Looking for a place nearby to do the session, the farm was the perfect set up! We ran around for 1.5 hours taking photos in the fields and with the cows. Who wouldn’t like the baby calfs in their photos? Well, in this session we were not necessarily looking to have the calfs in the photos, especially in their attire … but somehow the cows just KNEW we didn’t want to be messed with, so of course that gave them more incentive to photo bomb. Lol! They were successful, but fortunately I allowed it for the meantime only because it made for a great laugh! 😉

Andrew and Ashley, you two are absolutely adorable and I wish you a happy marriage! Congrats again and enjoy the preview!!! 🙂

Love your smile Ashley!

Gorgeous!!!!

One of my FAVS!

GAH! You two are gorgeous!

WHOA GUYS! SERIOUSLY?!

You two are so cute together!!!

Let me reemphasize … can you two be any CUTER?!

Gorgeous!

LOVE!

Oh yes … this is Andrew threatening the cows. They were warned!

Beautiful!

Here they are … yet again messing with Andrew! Pay back. Haha!

LOVE!

One of my favs!

So darling!

Gorgeous!

CONGRATS you love birds!!!! 🙂 xoxo
  1. […] exactly are “Day After Portraits”? It started last year with Andrew and Ashley’s session and ever since then, I have loved it when I have the opportunity to do this with my couple! […]

  2. […] In my higher packages, I offer a “bridal session” that can be basically used for more wedding portraits if they were to wait until after the wedding day to use their session. I love this because there is […]

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