March 4, 2021

Chris & Julie | Fort Walton Beach, Florida Anniversary Photographer

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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Chris & Julie | Fort Walton Beach, Florida Anniversary Photographer

During my maternity leave, I received an inquiry from Julie regarding a very special photo shoot. Chris and Julie celebrated their 32nd anniversary!!! Amazing!! So Julie surprised Chris with professional photos during their stay on the emerald coast. I cannot imagine how much has changed since the day they vowed to love each other forever … Between moving around, having children, and now being grandparents to many beautiful grandchildren, they have experienced a LOT over 32 years. Despite many stressors they have embarked throughout their marriage, one thing was clear through my lens, their love is unwavering! What an honor it was to be their photographer while they visited the Fort Walton Beach area! Not to mention, they haven’t had professional photos done together since their wedding day!!!

Chris & Julie | Fort Walton Beach, Florida Anniversary Photographer

I enjoyed seeing their laughter in front of my camera as they played with their pups and snuggled into each other. They definitely needed all of the snuggles because it was a chilly evening!!! I was a little skeptical of the dark clouds that lingered above us… But as you’ll see below, it was the PRETTIEST sunset!!! Definitely the prettiest sunset I’ve photographed on the emerald coast. šŸ™‚ Not only did Chris and Julie come out to make this photoshoot an unforgettable one, but their pups also joined us too! Looking at a few of the photos below, it looked like they brought their model game. HA! Especially the ones that look like an album cover. šŸ˜‰ Hilarious! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them!

Thank You!!

Thank you, Chris and Julie, for giving me the pleasure of photographing these very special photos for you!!! šŸ™‚ Your pups are absolutely precious and your happiness was infectious! I think that is evident in these photos too. šŸ˜‰ May God Bless you all!!!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Navarre, 30A, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Florida Panhandle Beach Engagement + Family Photographer, also serving Northern + Central Virginia. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE and ask about the Destin, Florida Portrait Photographer Special!

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