I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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August 11, 2021

Camille + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

Camille + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

I met with this lovely, sweet family at their vacation house on 30A just before moving to Colorado! 🙂 They had one epic set up with their iconic 30A style home situated on a private beach! When they searched for a Destin, Florida beach photographer, I’m so glad they reached out to me!!! What an honor — I mean, you see how gorgeous this family is, but the beauty definitely shines from within. <3 It was so easy to chat with them about motherhood while also enjoying this beautiful evening together!!! When I mentioned to them that I was moving to Colorado, they said they occasionally go up there to vacation around the Holidays! So I hope we reconnect again because I loved gushing over their little babe — Maybe we can introduce our babies together in the near future. 😉 Hehe!

We fortunately had one amazing evening on the beach. This was one of my last beach sessions before moving. As sad as it was to leave, I’m so happy to look back at photos like this to remember my sweet time there!!! These beach portraits were SO much fun, and I’m honored Camille had me document these memories during their vacation. <3

Camille + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

Thank you, Camille and to your family, for such a FUN time with you all!!!! I hope we reconnect again in Colorado in the near future. 🙂 Your family is beautiful INSIDE AND OUT! Thank you for having me document this time for you all!!!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Colorado, Virginia + Destin, Florida Beach Photographer!. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE!!



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