February 2, 2021

Best of 2020 | Virginia + Florida Lifestyle Portraits

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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Best of 2020 | Virginia + Florida Lifestyle Portraits

This past year was so fun photographing families in a variety of backdrops! From the valleys of Northern Virginia to the crystal clear waters on the Emerald Coast beaches. It was a dream to photograph between these two extremes!!!! The coming years will look different after we move to our Air Force station this summer. I’m going to soak in the beach views while I can … While hopefully having the opportunity to photograph many more couples and families before we leave. 🙂 As much as I LOVE the Virginia sessions, I think I have some new all-time favorite photos from the beach too! I think you’ll see why when you glance through my favorite Virginia and Florida lifestyle portraits below!!!

Even though I specialize in weddings, I also offer lifestyle portraits like family and maternity sessions! I spent a good portion of 2020 photographing the sweetest families, thanks to the pandemic. 🙂 Since I was pregnant last year, photographing these sessions made me realize even more how meaningful my “job” is! Children grow up soooo fast (I’m seeing that first hand with Jack), so taking the time to document these memories before they escape us is priceless! Check out all of the priceless moments from 2020!! 🙂 I cannot wait to document many more this year!


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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