September 30, 2020

Joey + Family | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Photographer

I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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Joey + Family | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Photographer

Joey and her beautiful family met me at their gorgeous condo, just days before selling it. After a decade of memories in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, they decided it was time to hand the keys over to the next owner. I can tell that it wasn’t an easy decision after they shared some beautiful stories of countless family trips! And even though they parted ways with this property, they have plans to return to 30A in the near future. 🙂 After all, who couldn’t love this emerald coast “squeaky” white sand, blue water, and the sunsets?! This stretch along the emerald coast is one of my favorite places to capture the sunsets — SO dreamy!!!

Joey + Family | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Photographer

I loved my first meeting with this family! As they approached me, they were living out the vacation life with care-free attitudes and drinks! Ummm … Can I join?! 😉 If Alex didn’t have to get up so early in the morning, I would have stayed and hung out with them. 🙂 They were one fun bunch!!! Although, what wasn’t so fun were the biting flies! Yikes!!! Where the beach is situated, the woods close by brought in flies. So despite the unexpected bites, you cannot even tell in these photos!!! 🙂 Although, I will say that there were MULTIPLE biters on legs during the session… Ouch!!! They were all troopers as we took these beautiful photos, and I love the results!!! 🙂 Especially the sunset portraits!!! Check it out below!

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Joey and family, for having me photograph you all one last time here at your second home. <3 What a special way to celebrate family!!! And I’m so glad the pups even joined in for a few photos too. I hope to see you all again along 30A in the future!!!

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

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