December 1, 2020

Benny & Megan | Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 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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Benny & Megan | Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Photographer

Don’t you love Shenandoah National Park? I’m a big fan, especially when it’s during the fall season!!! Well, actually, any time during the year, it’s pretty spectacular! And when I’m able to catch the sunrise or sunset, it’s the best time to photograph my darling couples. Absolutely breathtaking!!! And it’s not very often I get the chance to photograph sunrise sessions, but I’m glad that Benny and Megan were up for it (literally)! 🙂 You might recognize these two! Not only was I their wedding photographer, but we also happened to be in Thailand at the same exact time last year for our honeymoons!!!! 🙂 It was the BEST time!!! And recently, I got together with them at Shenandoah National Park as their photographer once again to celebrate their anniversary. Hard to believe it has already been a year since their wedding day!!!

Benny & Megan | Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Photographer

Despite their session being a quick one, I loved having the opportunity to hang out and catch up with these two! A lot has changed since our first meeting two years ago, and Megan is CRUSHING it with her skin rejuvenation business!!! And Benny is hard at work protecting and saving lives around the DC area. 🙂 So proud of them and what they have accomplished over the recent years. I look forward to seeing where their lives continue to take them over the years ahead … and HOPEFULLY more adventures if we ever get to travel again. 😉 Haha! I know they had big plans to travel this year, but hopefully soon!!! In the meantime, I love that we get to enjoy local adventures like Shenandoah National Park! There’s a lot of beauty just a drive away. 🙂

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Benny and Megan, for waking up for this sunrise session!!! 🙂 I loved starting my morning in the mountains, especially right before heading back to Florida! It was so great catching up with you two, and I’m so glad that you’re doing well despite the craziness of 2020!!! I wish we could go back to Thailand and play with the elephants again! Memories I’ll never forget with you two. <3 As well as the other adventures we experienced together like the numbing seeds at the bar, watching Thai boxing, and motorcycling up the mountain!!! So many great memories. <3 I’m so glad we got to celebrate your anniversary together.

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Florida Panhandle Beach Family, Wedding, and Engagement Photographer, also serving Northern + Central + Shenandoah National Park, 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!

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