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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January 7, 2014

Top 10 Best of Family Moments in 2013

Today starts the “2013 Best of” series! I laughed when I thought to do this posting, top 10 best family moments, because there have been so many priceless moments throughout this year and I LOVE it! Why not share the smile on this COLD day?! Let’s get this post started with some of my favorite funniest moments of 2013!

Abigail was holding her new baby brother for a shot when he decided he needed to pee … Naturally, she went into shock and soon after this freaked out. Lol!


The perfect family shot!


Liams reaction to them kissing … making silly faces at the camera when they aren’t looking! Haha!


The true meaning of JOY! 🙂


And this one is definitely the perfect Christmas card! 😉


Ethan couldn’t let his parents have all of the fun! The hat looks very fitting on his dad! Lol!


I was asking Sabrina and her husband to kiss when all of the sudden Ryan leaned over to grab his baby brother for a kiss instead. Lol!


Clearly, he was very amused at Lindsay and I trying to get him to smile for the camera … lol! Something tells me we weren’t satisfying him.


A brothers love never dies … especially when one of them cannot get up on his own.


This is true love between sisters … especially when they are dragging their baby sister across the field. Lol!

stephaniemessickphotography_2013family_portraits_funniest_moments_10Hope this brightened your day! 🙂

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