January 22, 2019

Coffee Talk Mondays

I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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

Okay, I promise that “Coffee Talk Mondays” will not become “Coffee Talk Tuesdays” … 😉 After taking the Holiday yesterday to catch up with meetings, family, and photograph one of my favorite couples, I had to take a day away from my computer. So today will be catch up day with yesterday’s blog post and emails! 🙂 And there might be a quick wedding dress shopping trip in the midst of catching up! AH! Now that I’m back from Florida for the week let’s catch up over a cup of coffee what I was up to the past seven days!!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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ALL EDITING DONE.

Now that all editing is off my plate, I’m trying to allow myself to take grace days or time away from the computer to do things for myself!!! Although I still have a blog to upkeep, emails to clear, albums to design, packages to assemble… The list continues. 😉 Believe me, this winter season will not be “vacation time!” HA! But it’s nice to put my camera away to enjoy quality time with loved ones while working on crafty side projects (like you’ll see later in this blog post)!

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2
SURPRISES!!!!

I got in late Sunday night from driving 14-hours and found three surprise packages waiting for me!!! 🙂 I LOVE MY couples/friendors!!! THANK YOU for the sweet engagement gifts!!!! SO incredibly thoughtful! <3

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HOUSE PROJECTS

If you have been following me for a while, you know I love myself a GOOD house project! Dreaming how to make a space functional and pretty is something I really enjoy doing. So walking into Alex’s house is a canvas and I cannot wait to conquer more projects in the future!!! The next thing to figure out is a bench/shoe storage next to the front door under the hooks. 🙂 I’ll be sure to share a blog post how you can do this quick, easy, and affordable project yourself!!

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FEELING DOMESTIC

Sometimes, I like to think I can be superwoman and do it all … Until a flame ignites from oil on the stove. You can forget that I said that. 😉 But I’m feeling domestic when I visit Alex and creating yummy dishes for us, including quiche and banana bread. I am looking forward to more opportunities to cook for others, other than just myself! 🙂

Coffee Talk Mondays

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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THE NEVERENDING PINE NEEDLE TAKE OVER

While visiting Florida, I kept myself busy at Alex’s house between business work, wedding planning, and networking! 🙂 Any excuse to complete my Apple Watch exercise ring, right? 😉 HA! We will have to spruce up this yard a little bit… Just wait till I move in and make things happen! But what I discovered is that this yard is almost impossible to keep pine needle-free for longer than three months! It’s crazy how fast the yard piles up!! I’m feeling ambitious to keep it clean, but something tells me this will get old after a few more times. 😉 HA!

Coffee Talk Mondays

On a side note — After driving back and forth from VA/FL, I’m grateful to be back safe and sound! It’s going to be an exciting week of wedding planning because my grandmother is visiting from FL to go dress shopping!!! AH! Things are coming together! <3

I hope you enjoyed a day off yesterday!!!! XOXO!

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