November 16, 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

This is an exciting post!!! I’m officially DONE editing for the year!!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Countless hours spent at my computer finalizing the beautiful sessions and weddings I was so humbled to still photograph this bizarre year. <3 It wasn’t quite as busy as I expected since 18 weddings turned into SIX, but I’m so glad that the six who pushed through the year made it!!! They conquered the battle of the pandemic and made it happen. <3 I cannot wait to share the last bit of sessions/weddings on the blog in the coming weeks. It was the perfect way to wrap up the year!! Now I’m switching gears to albums and packages before the Holidays. šŸ™‚ My FAVORITE time of the year!!!!

In the meantime, check out what happened this past week!!!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!!

I wish I could say that I celebrated Veteran’s Day with my hubby, but he worked a very long day at the hospital! But we honored the day in spirit. <3 I’m grateful to know so many who are currently serving our country as well as those who had served. So much respect for those who devoted their lives. We should honor them every day, rather than just one day a year! <3

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WEEKEND ADVENTURES!

I feel like it has been since Wyoming since Alex and I have been able to enjoy a little adventure together! Between my trip to Virginia and Alex’s crazy work schedule, it appeared to be that way. So we took this first weekend off together and enjoyed some outdoor time while it’s nice!! šŸ™‚ Realizing that we are just a few weeks away from meeting our little one, we talked so much about our marriage and upcoming family. We cannot WAIT and I am getting a little nervous!!! Haha! I guess that’s normal. šŸ™‚

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EDITING DONE FOR THE YEAR!!!!

After weeks of hibernating with my computer, I’m DONE editing for the YEAR!!! šŸ™‚ I had the goal to finish my mid-November so I can switch gears to work on prepping for the baby since he will be here in a MONTH! GAH!

I have a photo of a grapefruit below because it can be challenging to eat healthy 100% of the time while sitting still at your computer for HOURS. HAHA! So this was a little healthy treat that wasn’t Raisin Bran or Brookside Chocolates. šŸ˜‰ #letsbereal

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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!

My sweet, bubbly, joyful niece just turned ONE yesterday!!! It’s absolutely crazy to think how quickly the time past since the day she was born. <3 She brought so much joy and happiness into this strange year. šŸ™‚ I love watching her personality shine at such a young age and I cannot wait to watch her blossom over the years to come. <3 I love you, sweet Amelia!!!!

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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TIME IS TICKING!

The reality of a baby coming in the coming weeks is starting to kick in full gear. My nerves of laboring are starting to creep in, but I trust that God will take care of me as well as my amazing husband and team! šŸ™‚ I look forward to the time I get to hold our little guy in my arms!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!!

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