September 17, 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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Welp … At this point, this “Coffee Talk Mondays” post should be “Coffee Talk Tuesdays.” šŸ˜‰ I just dropped off my brother-in-law and sister-in-law at the airport and despite the editing/emails/blogging on my plate, I was happy to put everything aside for family knowing that our time together was precious. It went by way too fast, but we shared and created so many new memories. Alex and I are so grateful they came out to spend time with us before our little niece makes her grand entrance in a couple of months! We couldn’t be more excited for them and this new adventure. <3 I’ll chat more about that when I share photos from their maternity session!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Since it’s Tuesday evening, I’ll make this Coffee Talk short and sweet since I have a half-day to catch up with tasks!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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FAMILY TIME!!! <3

Like I mentioned above, family time is so precious!!! Alex’s twin brother and wife came out to visit us in Florida, and we are so grateful for the time!!! Alex and I shared some of our favorite spots with them to give them the best “experience” while they visited. šŸ™‚ We even managed to make a quick session happen at the beach!!! It was so much fun and absolutely PERFECT! We are all so very excited to meet the newest addition to the family in November/December!!! Eeeeepppp!!!! <3 I loved celebrating with them while they visited!!!

Ollie LOVED the attention … But it also seemed as though he was confused who was his Daddy! HAHAHA! Either way, he was spoiled… as you can tell. šŸ˜‰

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FEEDING MY SOUL.

Taking time to feed the soul can mean putting things other priorities to the side to build on self-growth. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do this season! Personal growth is important, whether that means spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, etc. I’m really enjoying this season of learning and pushing myself to the next level. šŸ™‚

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BUSINESS TRIP TO VIRGINIA!!!

I got to enjoy another business trip back to Virginia to photograph Stan and Abigail’s wedding this past Saturday. šŸ™‚ Despite the fact that I flew on Friday the 13th, it was actually a very restful flight with a lot of legroom. YES!!!! And I got to work with some of my favorite people, including my DJ friendor, Craig Wood!!! This past weekend was another success! Now I’m preparing for my next business trip next week to photograph three portrait sessions and two weddings. šŸ™‚

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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MINIMAL HUBBY TIME

I’m enjoying the start of the crazy fall season, but with more work comes less time at home with my hubby. Alex has been working his booty off at work with the long days so time with him is limited. I know it comes with the job, but I cannot WAIT for us to go on our honeymoon in two weeks!!!! I’m going to soak in every minute of relaxation and adventure with him. <3

I’m looking forward to sharing all of my recent work on the blog the coming weeks!!! <3 Happy Tuesday, everyone!!!

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