July 29, 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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Since last Monday’s “Coffee Talk,” I feel like I’ve conquered a lot! Our home is starting to really come together (at least the first floor is!) β€” No more living out of boxes!!! YES! My office still has some work to be done, but I’m hoping to work on that soon. πŸ™‚ I also delivered SIX weddings the past few weeks after photographing them within weeks of Alex and my wedding. It feels good to be caught up as I don’t like to sit on edits too long. πŸ™‚ I also managed to have some personal time over the weekend. It feels like my personal time has been consumed by boxes to unpack, but I decided to take a step away and enjoy FLORIDA! Between doing life with my husband, the friends down here, and the activities/atmosphere, I am going to love it!

Let’s catch up with what happened the past MONTH!!! πŸ™‚

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

1
SETTLING IN

Like I said above, things are starting to come together!! πŸ™‚ Wedding edits are DONE and our home is starting to really feel like HOME! No more living out of boxes (YAY!)!

2
BEACH DAYS

These two guys … Cannot get enough of them! Ollie couldn’t be happier living life with his Dad! Absolutely OBSESSED with him! Haha! We took Ollie to the beach to have his first experience with the Gulf of Mexico. He loved it although, nervous at times by the waves. HA! He had a nice bathing session by Alex and I afterward which was not only rewarding for him but US! πŸ˜‰

3
BEACH SESSIONS!! πŸ™‚

I photographed my first beach session since moving down here and I am already obsessed!!! I cannot wait to share the results from our time together, and I especially cannot wait to photograph more sessions/weddings here in the near future!!!

4
ALEX AND OLLIE … OLLIE AND ALEX

Didn’t I tell you Ollie was obsessed?! It’s no joke … Even when Alex and I try to kiss, Ollie gets in between us. It’s crazy!!! But I cannot be too upset at Ollie when I see that BIG smile on his face. πŸ™‚

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FLORIDA VIBES

I’m loving the outdoor lifestyle here outside of doing computer work. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to take full advantage of it while we live here for the next two years! And why not learn something new? Beach volleyball and tennis are quickly becoming some of my favorite sports right now!

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

1
WHILE ALEX IS AT WORK…

While Alex is at work, I have to run the household which might mean some scary bugs might sneak in! I put on my battle armor if the Bugzooka isn’t an option and let Alex take care of the rest. πŸ˜‰ HAHA!

ALSO. This is the look Ollie gives me when I come back from running errands. You know how Ollie is when Alex gets home? He LEAPS over the backside of the couch and jumps all over Daddy! … And this is the look I get from him. HA!! Guess this is what I get for taking him to the vet and being the disciplinary one. πŸ˜‰

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WASN’T PLANNING FOR THIS…

After going “balls to the wall” with my last house and customizing almost anything and everything, including building a California closet, I decided this time around that we will only do what is necessary to get by the next couple years. Well, until this happened… After hanging up my clothes, the entire rod fell down! YIKES. After living out of suitcases the past few weeks, I was ready to settle in which meant I needed to make something happen ASAP. I ended up installing a closet unit and found this storage cubie system for $25 on the Facebook Marketplace. πŸ™‚ I was trying to get by without spending a lot, which I partly managed to do before the entire closet fell a part. HA! But this will function nicely while we live here. πŸ™‚

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

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