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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November 5, 2020

Pat & Tara | Manassas, Virginia Maternity Announcement Photographer

Pat & Tara | Manassas, Virginia Maternity Announcement Photographer

You might recognize these two!! Pat and Tara got married on the most beautiful fall day last year at Raspberry Plain Manor! Some of my all-time favorite photos. 🙂 Tara told me when the time came that she would love to have their future pregnancy documented. Well, little did they know that they would find out they would be expecting soon after!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I squealed behind my computer when I got her email and couldn’t wait to celebrate with them! It’s so fun following my couple’s life/exciting announcements beyond the big day! So as their maternity announcement photographer, we met in Manassas, Virginia, during the prettiest time of the evening to document the news!!!

Pat & Tara | Manassas, Virginia Maternity Announcement Photographer

It was so great taking the time to catch up with these two after life got crazy in 2020! They were radiating excitement in the shoot, despite the tiring pregnancy symptoms!! Tara and I got to chat about our pregnancies, and it was fun seeing the similarities… I wonder if that means they are having a boy? 🙂 I guess we will all find out!! It was so fun to celebrate the news and photograph them again with the prettiest golden light, during my favorite time of the year! I cannot wait to watch this journey unfold for Pat and Tara. <3

Thank You!!!!

Thank you, Pat and Tara, for having me photograph this exciting news!!!! My goodness, you two are going to be amazing parents! I can hardly wait!!! And it is so fun to be on this pregnancy journey with you two. <3 CONGRATS!!!!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Florida Panhandle Beach Family, Wedding, Engagement, and Maternity Photographer, also serving Northern + Central + Manassas, Virginia. 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!