May 21, 2014

Travis & Megan | Hume, Virginia Disney Inspired Wedding Photographer

Iโ€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iโ€™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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First, I would like to acknowledge a vendor who really stepped up to the plate in time of need to make this wedding happen, Samy’s Rentals! It was Thursday night when that HUGE storm came through. I remember waking up around 2 a.m. with an alarm going off on my phone saying there was a flash flood warning. I could hear the rain pouring down SO hard and of course the following day, I saw the results as roads were closed down and bridges were flooded. Well, over at Megan’s house there was a different concern. The tent crew finished putting up the tent around 1:30 a.m. that night (crazy!) and had just left. The family went to sleep and was suddenly woken up around 3 a.m. for some reason. Megan’s father went to the window to find the huge tent jumbled together and had crashed into their pool fence. This is something you don’t want to see only just 48 hours from the wedding. Megan was completely calm and had no fear that everything would come together. And it did! By 6 a.m. there was another crew with a completely new tent ready to put back up! Talk about customer service! They had the new tent up and ready to go by early afternoon and fortunately were able to put everything together to make this a successful and GORGEOUS day!

I remember sitting down with Megan in my office not too long ago and chatting about life, her relationship and the wedding. We were there for 1-2 hours just talking! I immediately could tell that she was a genuine sweetheart! We set up their engagement session and that is when I really fell in love with this couple! Capturing their love on film was a beautiful sight to see! At this point, I was reallyyyyyy excited for their special day. Their wedding was everything and more than I expected! I love that she developed her own theme of creating this fairytale with a twist of Disney inspiration done up in a classy way. The Tiffany blue paired with the sunflowers by the amazing Designs by Teresa were a perfect spring combination that carried through the entire wedding scheme. They even had Disney music playing during dinner time! Love it! And it related so much to this relationship as well, fun and bubbly! Well, I know that Travis doesn’t want to be said he’s bubbly, but this is how they are TOGETHER! ๐Ÿ™‚

Travis and Megan, I am SO happy for you! It was a true honor photographing your beautiful day for you and your families. Thank you for welcoming me into your home with warm hearts. Love you both! xoxo


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1_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-9_webGorgeous sunflowers!
1_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-12_webLoved her lace invitations. ๐Ÿ™‚
1_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-15_web1_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-17_webHow perfect!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-7_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-10_webGetting excited that the dress is almost together!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-12_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-13_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-1_webLove her something blue!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-14_webHer mom stood back to see her dearest daughter completely dressed up โ€ฆ couldn’t help for all of us to tear up!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-16_webHer dad seeing her for the first time. Absolutely speechless!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-19_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-20_webThen the girls came in and were all overwhelmed with tears. ๐Ÿ™‚ She has some sort of power to make people tear up!!!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-22_webWHAT A STUNNING BRIDE!
2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-25_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-32_web2_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-33_webA little prayer time between the bride and groom before walking down the aisle. ๐Ÿ™‚
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3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-5_webDesigns by Teresa did an amazing job putting this together on the arbor! Gorgeous!
3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-7_web3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-8_webLook at that mini bouquet!!!
3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-10_web3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-13_webLove capturing these little moments of the father looking over at his beautiful daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚
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3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-28_webPutting together the cross.
3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-24_web3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-26_webHusband and wife!!!
3_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-32_web5_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-1_web5_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-4_webDon’t you love these colors?!
5_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-7_webThe ring bearer decided to lift up her dress train over his head. Lol!
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6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-2_web6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-4_webLove her smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s our little buddy again! He was definitely my assistant! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha! Thanks Amanda for the photo!

stephaniemessick_photography-1_web6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-12_webThis is so sweet! Haha!
6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-23_web6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-26_web6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-33_web6_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-35_webGosh Megan!!!! You’re STUNNING!
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8_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-2_webThen the father came up to state the significance of their father daughter dance. When she was younger, he would play this song when she would go to sleep. I can only imagine being the father playing this song through his head with all of the memories of her as a little girl. ๐Ÿ™‚
8_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-5_web8_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-8_webDancing time!
8_disney_blue_sunflower_virginia_wedding_photographer_-30_webAmazing photo, Amanda!!!


Thanks again for honoring me with photographing your special day! Truly a fairytale come true!

Venue: Megan’s home
Planner: Lynne Jones
Tent Rental: Samy’s Rentals
Hair: Lisa Jean from Classic Hair Design Salon
Makeup: Brooke Williams
Caterer: Cafe Torino
Florist: Designs by Teresa
Baker: Debby Vernon
DJ: Davis Deejays


  1. Lauren Swann says:

    Aww!! This is such a sweet wedding!! The bride is GORGEOUS! I love the sunset photographs too!

  2. Lindsay says:

    LOVE your father/daughter shot! And those sunflowers!! gorgeous!

  3. These are all amazing!! The ring bearer under the dress shot – AWESOME. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Karen Thoden says:

    What a beautiful depiction of a fairy tale!!!

  5. Latisha Marie Beavers Brooks says:

    Omgosh! I loved every minute of this wedding! Absolutely beautiful! Sweet Sweet couple. Thanks for allowing us to share it with you. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos….WOW!

  6. […] ADORABLE mini boutonniere and bouquet for the ring bearer and flower girl!!! Travis & Megan Wedding […]

  7. […] You might recognize this environment that his photos were taken because it is the exact place where Travis and Megan got hitched a few months ago! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, Megan’s younger brother is going off to college with a […]

  8. […] isn’t the first time where I had Disney details involved in a wedding day. If you remember Travis & Megan’s wedding back in May, they had Disney themed details as well! My couples must know that I listen to Disney […]

  9. […] could not help but to think of two perfect models for this shoot. If you remember, I photographed a classy Disney themed wedding for Travis and Megan a couple years ago so I thought Megan would be excited about this fun shoot! […]

  10. […] could not help but to think of two perfect models for this shoot. If you remember, I photographed a classy Disney themed wedding for Travis and Megan a couple years ago so I thought Megan would be excited about this fun shoot! […]

  11. […] Credits: Photo 1,2,3viaย Stephanie Messick/via […]


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