August 12, 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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12 days.

56 hours on the road.

3,245 miles driven.

6,776 photos taken.

4 portrait sessions + 2 weddings.

Sounds like I just conquered my first Virginia business trip!!! I’m currently on the road heading south to go HOME to my hubby. šŸ™‚ After thinking about the hustle I did in just about a week, it was an exhausting experience BUT it’s relieving to know that it’s not my every week lifestyle. Thank goodness!!! šŸ™‚ And my Virginia business trips won’t always look like this, fortunately! It was just a busy time with a lot of special occasions to celebrate. In the next month, I have three different flights set to Virginia … which sounds insane, but one of my best friends is getting married! It’s going to be a busy fall season with lots of travel plans, but as soon November arrives, things will slow down for the winter season. šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to be home full-time with my hubby, but I gotta work hard in the meantime! Let’s catch up with what happened this past week!!!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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MOUNTAINS!!!!!

I haven’t been in Florida for very long, but mountains are the one thing that I miss about VA! <3 I’m so glad I have business trips that give me the excuse to see/visit the mountains. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ In fact, I had TWO sessions on Skyline Drive last week so my heart was very happy (despite the hours of driving! HA!)! I mean… LOOK AT THAT VIEW!!!!!!

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OLLLLLLLLIE!!!!!

He’s been a great sport traveling back and forth to and from FL for over a year. When I took Ollie up to VA this past trip, I am sure he thought, “What the heck, MOM! I thought Daddy was going to be my full-time DAD!” But this trip was very different from our typical VA lifestyle because we didn’t stay in my house (since we are getting ready to slap a big SOLD sticker on it soon!), but we stayed with my parents as guests! Ollie enjoyed his stay with LOTS of sleep and outdoor time. šŸ™‚ And he loved hanging out with his grandma!!

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MY COUPLES

My couples are the reason why I strive to go over and beyond! They bring so much joy to why I do what I do. And when they leave raving reviews … OH BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 To my couples, thank you for giving me a reason and purpose for my business! I love you all!!! SO SO SO MUCH!

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FAMILY TIME

Even though this past week was pretty crazy, I built in some time to see family, including my new family!!!! <3 I look forward to seeing more family and friends during my next visit to VA!

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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TAKE ME BACK TO FLORIDA! šŸ™‚

I didn’t like being away from my new home so early into the settling/newlywed stage, but it makes my time with Alex even more precious! It’s a great reminder to not take our time for granted. <3

Till next time… Happy Monday!!!!

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