April 8, 2019

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™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

I’m surprised I’m so “with it” right now after waking up at 4:20 AM to photograph a DC sunrise session followed by a workout! It might be because photographing Keith and Lauren’s cherry blossom session was unbelievably magical?! Or because the DC traffic was soooo horrendous that it shook me awake? HA! I’ll take the first option and brainwash myself to believe I didn’t experience I-66 shut down in front of me… This is why I don’t take DC weddings. šŸ˜‰ Anyways, I hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend! Finally, the weather decided to turn and the flowers/greenery are showing that!!! YAY! Time is ticking away and so are my “free” weekends before wedding season picks up the end of this month. This weekend will be fun because I’m celebrating my Bachelorette party with my favorite gals! It’s going to involve friends, adventures, jamming out to the classic 90s hits, and wine ā€” My favorite!!! CANNOT WAIT. Until then, let’s catch up with coffee talk!!! <3

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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SO MUCH PRETTY!!!

Whether I’m packaging gifts for my couples, receiving sweet gifts from them, or photographing in the dreamy cherry blossom fluffiness, business is looking like eye candy every day!!! <3

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THE SLOW LIFESTYLE

Ollie and I went for an afternoon hike on Saturday afternoon. <3 I’m trying to incorporate my activity into my daily lifestyle and what better way than a hike with my furry best friend? And … I said furry … Not slithery friend … EW.

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WEDDING PROJECTS!!

The wedding signage is done and now I’m working on sewing them so I can check that off the list! šŸ™‚ I’m also working on little details and just finished sending invites!!! WAHOO!!!!! When I was licking the envelopes, I couldn’t help but think of the Seinfeld episode ā€” Know the wedding invite licking reference??? HAHAHAHA!!!!

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ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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OPEN HOUSE!

To put together an Open House is a lot of work because I’m a perfectionist and made my house look like a model home. I was so proud of it too!!! Haha! And I even made the yummiest cookies for everyone. šŸ™‚ Although, it was very difficult working on my laptop in between visitors right next to this temptation! The results from yesterday? No buyer yet! YET! It’s still early, and it only takes ONE person to say YES. šŸ™‚ Thanks to the friendly faces who popped in yesterday to eat some of my cookies!!! Haha! On the plus side, everyone RAVED what they saw so I know there is someone out there who will want to buy! šŸ™‚ Gotta stay optimistic!!

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HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

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