November 19, 2018

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iโ€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iโ€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right 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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Coffee Talk Mondays

This photo above takes me back to Paris almost a year ago… Crazy how time has flown by since that trip! I’ll never forget how dang cold it was! HA! But Krysta and I were brave souls. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I cannot wait to travel back but in warmer temps! Speaking of colder weather, can you believe we got snow last week!?!? I thought Iย heard we were anticipated to get a mild winter?! I love snow, but when there is a wind chill making it brutal to go outside, it’s not as fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I miss the good ole days of “no school!” โ€” Still gotta work! ๐Ÿ˜‰

On a quickย side note … It’s Thanksgiving week!!!!! AHHH!!! The Holidays are here! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this time of the year! I only have two more sessions and a day of mini sessions until Christmas! Crazyyyyy!!! I’ve been working hard to cross off my to-do list so I can enjoy family and friend time this Holiday season. <3 This week is going to be busy-ish as I finalize a lot of edits, and I’m praying to not get sick!!! Lots of vitamins, water, and rest for me to ensure a sick-free Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also hope you all are staying healthy this sick time of the year!!!

Let’s catch up from this past week!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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FRIENDSGIVING!!

I loveeeee this time of the year!!!! A time to slow down and be intentional with family and friends. It’s so easy to take time for granted which is why it’s important to make it a point and gather! Yesterday, some of my high school friends and I were able to get together for some great conversations, laughs, and food!! I’m so grateful for everyone!

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I felt so fancy because I let my wine breathe in a decanter I’ve never used before! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I wanted to stick with a semi-low carb menu (of course I just caught a glimpse of the big bread basket front-centered in the photo below! HAHA!), so I made bacon wrapped asparagus, pecan/feta/strawberry salad, ham, chicken, and a homemade keto pie!!! It was delicious!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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FAMILY + FRIEND TIME

GUYS. I’m so so so excited that my schedule is starting to show signs of slowing down!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ As much as I love the busyness of my business life, I have been going HARD and nonstop!! Since September 30th, I’ve had FOUR days off. That is no exaggeration. And during those days off, I believe I still put in at least a couple hours of work. But I love what I do soooooย much, and I also know it’s the time of the year!! This past week, I made sure to swing by and see a couple of friends, including little babes! <3

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LOTS OF COFFEE + MUSIC

My everyday work life involves lots of coffee and music (recently Christmas music!!).

Ohhhh man. I LIVED off this coffee this past week. No joke. I about finished the entire bag in seven days! It’s SOOOO good and doesn’t include the heavy sugars since it’s grounded coffee beans. ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM.

Also, on a side note, Alex and I LOVE the Greatest Showman! When Alex sent me the new playlist random artists put together, I don’t think we are convinced. As much as I love a lot of the super talented artists who put together the album, nothing beats Hugh Jackman!

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ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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SNOW?!

It’s November and we had a snow storm?!?!!? WHAT?! I typically loveeee the snow, but with walking a dog who can be picky about his potty spots … It was a pretty brutal experience outside last week. ๐Ÿ˜‰ HAHAHAHA! We will find a system to make it not so painful in the future!!

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Happy Thanksgiving Week!!!!

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