July 8, 2020

Jessica + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

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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Jessica + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

Jessica and I connected all thanks to the Virginia wedding industry! She owns a successful wedding planning business in Northern Virginia called, Jessica Ashley Events! šŸ™‚ And while planning a visit to see her dad and family, she reached out to see if I would be their Destin, Florida Beach Photographer. I loved getting together 1,000 miles away from our hometowns! šŸ™‚ It’s a weird season for both of us because June is typically a crazy month for Virginia weddings. But with the pandemic, our schedules look very different than anticipated. So I’m grateful that we were able to get together for a quick session in Destin! And the exciting part was hearing that they are expecting their third little one this December, just a couple weeks before my due date! I’m so glad she’s feeling better during this pregnancy because it can be so challenging to run a business when you feel like you’ve been hit by a bus! Haha!

Jessica + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

We got together at the beautiful Henderson State Park in Destin, Florida just missing a storm earlier in the day. šŸ™‚ And thankfully, before the Holiday crowds came in… Although, they weren’t very far from our meeting location (10-miles away) and were in traffic for an HOUR! That’s DC talk… right? Haha! We had to battle the winds and the sun setting, but everyone worked efficiently to deliver a variety of photos… Which is impressive with little ones involved. šŸ™‚ I love the results and I hope you enjoy this little preview from our time together!! Aren’t they all so photogenic?!

Thank You!

Thank you, Jessica and to your family, for having me photograph you all! I know it’s not very often to have everyone together in one spot. So this was a very special gathering worth documenting!! Especially with the news that you’re expecting a new addition to the family! CONGRATS to you all!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Destin, Henderson Beach, Okaloosa Island, Navarre, 30A, and Florida Panhandle Beach Engagement + Family Photographer, also serving Northern + Central Virginia. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE and ask about the Destin, Florida Portrait Photographer Special!



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