January 12, 2015

Weekend Recap

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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Stephanie Messick PhotographyAfter the Creative @ Heart Conference last weekend, I felt that PUSH I needed to start off my 2015 year! This past week was a little busy โ€ฆ okay, it was actually VERY busy but I knew once it was over, my slow season has arrived. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll admit that I have been anxiously waiting for my slow season so I can start my personal projects! That season starts next week for me! Wohoo! This past weekย I finished designing my friends website ( Katelynn Tilley Stylist ), helped a friend of mine with organizing her office space, deep cleaned my house and took down Christmas decorations, finished my website design, photographed an engagement session at the Homestead, finally had new head shots done (!!!), met some amazing vendors and potential brides at the FSCCย bridal tasting and photographed my first wedding of 2015 at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast! Whew! Talk about a busy week! Cannot wait to share with you all what I have planned for the blog this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

So here are some highlights from this weekend!

Finally! I had new head shots taken by my lovely second shooter (aka my sista, Amanda)! Loved how they turned out! AND I’m super excited because I finally found the trick to make my hair STAY like this after I curl it! Sorry, it may be old news for those who curl their hair often, but I’m still a newbie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ After I curl my hair, I gather the curl between my pointer finger and thumb,ย pin it to my head to let it cool off, then hair spray it and let that dry before taking down! I had these curls stay like this all day! I haven’t had that happen since the day my hair stylist told me how to do it! I’m going to make this a goal to do this for weddings. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephanie Messick Photo Head shotsStephanie Messick Photo Head shots

My new website is LIVE!!! Be sure to check it out HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚
I thought it would be interesting to see what my viewers thought of my website, so I asked what is the first word that comes to mind when looking through my site. This was important to me because I need to know that my viewers see what I intended for them to see. ๐Ÿ™‚ Most said, “elegance”, “classy”, “modern”, “authentic”, “mature”, “romantic” and “tasteful”. This is spot on! I want my brand to embody “classy”, “romantic” and “personal”. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to have something put together that feels right for where I am in my life/business!

Stephanie Messick Photography Website DesignSneak peek of an AMAZING session at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA! More coming tomorrow!!!
Stephanie Messick Photography | Homestead, Hot Springs Engagement SessionSneak peek from yesterday’s over the top in love wedding at the beautiful Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast! ๐Ÿ™‚ More of this to come on Wednesday!!!
Stephanie Messick Photography | Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

  1. Katie Nesbitt says:

    Gorgeous sneak peeks!!!! Can’t wait to see more of these!! PS, your hair looks AMAZING!!!!!

  2. Ashley Herrinton says:

    LOVE this Steph!!! So excited for some slower times coming your way ;]

  3. Sami says:

    Ahhhhhh I am seriously so excited to see that engagement session it’s not even FUNNY!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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