June 22, 2020

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels 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

MAN. What a WEEK!!!! I did not want the weekend to end. <3 I’m very grateful for this time with Alex, but now that vacation time is over, I’m back to work behind my computer AND camera this week!!! I have some exciting and beautiful blog posts to share with you all, and I cannot WAIT! But for now, enjoy some of my FAVORITE memories from this past week/weekend!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!

Now that we are officially out of the first trimester, we made a public announcement yesterday (on our first anniversary AND Father’s Day) that we are expecting!!!! Ah! So surreal!!! šŸ™‚ We will be sharing more on the blog this week, but we are so grateful and humbled by your enthusiasm!!! THANK YOU!!!

Coffee Talk Mondays

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OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY! <3

WHAT A SUPER FUN LONG WEEKEND!!! I cannot believe a whole year flew by since our wedding day. UNREAL. So much happened the past 365 days, and I fall more and more in love with my best friend as our relationship/marriage deepens and grows every day. <3

We originally planned to go to the Smoky Mountains for our anniversary, but the pandemic had different plans for us! So we had to improvise… And when I say, “we,” I mean Alex! Haha! He took Ollie and me on a fun 5-mile hike along the Blackwater River… Ollie LOVED it! Over the weekend, he surprised me by road-tripping to some SUPER cute southern Alabama towns, Magnolia Springs and Fairhope, with a reservation at a very popular restaurant, Jesse’s! We had the absolute BEST time exploring new areas that transformed us back to our Charleston mini-moon. šŸ™‚ To cap off our little anniversary vacation weekend, we spent time at the prettiest beach in our town and walked 3-miles talking about the past year. I love doing life with Alex and cannot wait to start a new adventure as parents in December!!!

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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TRAVEL BAN

Well, I might have complained about this a time or two on the blog, but this is DEFINITELY a “bitter memory.” Haha! The Air Force has active-duty members here on base restricted to not sleep outside of our own home. Despite the restriction, this didn’t stop us from exploring news areas for our anniversary adventure weekend! šŸ™‚ But we REALLY hope the ban is lifted on June 30th with no plans to extend!!! Here’s to hoping!!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!!

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