I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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September 11, 2020

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family Photographer

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family Photographer

What a great way to celebrate this precious little girl by taking family portraits! After all, the last time this family and I got together for pictures was when Claudia was pregnant with Evelyn. 🙂 We took photos nine months in, and now these portraits mark nine months out! How special!!! And I’m glad Herman, the pup, was able to make his appearance again. 🙂 He LOVES Sylvanside Farm and loves having his photo taken!!! And when we were brainstorming location ideas for their family shoot, this venue became the most obvious choice! Not only are the Daltons friends with the owners of the farm, but the farm also serves as a GORGEOUS wedding venue in Northern Virginia! I was excited to be their family photographer and photograph around Sylvanside Farm, Virginia!

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family Photographer

I’m so grateful for the Dalton’s flexibility because we had to go back and forth on a date (no thank you, COVID). And despite the humidity the day of their session, they all looked amazing and made it look like a breeze!!! <=As much as we wanted a breeze in the air. 😉 HA! I also loved how the greenery showed off around the Sylvanside Farm property. 🙂 We even had a butterfly visit Evelyn during her portraits! *See below the photo of her on the ground with the butterfly on her bow!* Speaking of the most precious little girl, she was a happy clam for these portraits!!! Well, until she showed us how she really felt about this shoot … *See the photo of her on top of Peter’s shoulders in front of the pond!* HAHA! I love her personality and how it shined during this session, as well as her beautiful parents! They love her like something FIERCE and love seeing them as her parents. <3

Evelyn is incredibly blessed, and I know they feel the same way about having Evelyn in their lives. 🙂 So honored that I was able to document these memories for them!!!

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Dalton family, for giving me another excuse to see you all and photograph the beauty of your spirits!! <3 I adore you all so much and love how this bundle of joy has brought so much life into your lives! I look forward to watching you all grow together over the years to come. 🙂

Thanks to the Vendors!!!

Venue: Sylvanside Farm in Virginia
Hair/Makeup: Best Face Forward

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is located on the Florida Panhandle, but also serves Northern + Central + Sylvanside Farm, Virginia as a family, and wedding photographer. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE and ask about the Destin, Florida Portrait Photographer Special if you’re visiting! Or contact her for information when she will be in Virginia for weddings/sessions!