January 28, 2021

Best of 2020 | Virginia + Florida Engagement + Couples Portraits

Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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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Best of 2020 | Virginia + Florida Engagement Portraits

I kicked off the “Best of 2020” series last week with engagement ring photos. Naturally, next on the list is to debut my favorite Virginia + Florida engagement + couples portraits from last year! šŸ™‚ Despite cutting back my workload due to the pandemic, looking at these images below looks as though it wasn’t an issue. That was because these darling couples didn’t let the pandemic steal their joy from celebrating!

Last year, I split my time photographing couples + engagements in Florida and Virginia. I enjoyed the variety it offered between the PRETTIEST beaches and mountain views. And of course, the different seasons. šŸ™‚ I mean, who doesn’t love Virginia during the fall season?! I couldn’t help but appreciate the backdrop more so now that I live in Florida. But despite any epic backdrop, my couples stand out with their beaming smiles!

From couples celebrating a big move to surprise proposals and engagement sessions, last year kept me busy between photographing and editing sessions. I know this year will also look very different from the “norm,” but I’m hopeful that couples will push forward!! I cannot wait to photograph some of these couples again on their big day this year. <3


Be sure to check out ā€œBest of 2019 engagement portraits!ā€œ

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Virginia + Florida Panhandle Engagement, Lifestyle, and Wedding Photographer. Learn more HERE or contact Stephanie HERE and ask about the Destin, Florida Portrait Photographer Special!



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