Iโ€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iโ€™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 24, 2021

Colin & Jules | Navarre, Florida Family Photographer

Colin & Jules | Navarre, Florida Family Photographer

You might recognize Jules and Colin on the blog โ€” Not only have I photographed their engagement and wedding portraits, but also their maternity, and now these family portraits!!! Jules emailed me months ago letting me know that they were moving to the Florida Panhandle. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was so excited that I felt the need to share all of my favorite things about the area… HAHA! During our conversation, she asked if I would be their family photographer and photograph them in Navarre, Florida. I was so sad to realize that they were moving the same exact weekend that we were heading out to Colorado! And during our conversation, it seemed like we were going through the same stressors at the time… Crazy military life!!! Obviously, we made it work and they came out a couple of weeks early for a quick visit to their new home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Colin & Jules | Navarre, Florida Family Photographer

Fortunately, we had a BEAUTIFUL June evening in Navarre with barely anyone around us. ๐Ÿ™‚ My kind of backdrop!!! Austin was a little **too** excited at the beach, but we managed to keep him somewhat entertained and “focused” for the portraits. ๐Ÿ˜‰ <= No such thing as a “focused” 18-month old. HA! And after Colin and Jules believed that Austin didn’t make any attempt to smile for the photos, they were surprised seeing the results! And the colors from the beach were showing off that evening too โ€” Check out these beautiful family portraits as well as the beauty of Navarre Beach below!! I will for SURE be back!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ From the Virginia mountains to the Florida beaches, I am honored to have documented their journey as a family of almost four!!!

Thank You

Thank you, Colin and Jules, for coming out to Navarre, Florida and have me as your family photographer! It was a PERFECT evening playing in the sun, water, and sand! Your little one is the CUTEST little thing and I cannot wait to see an update when your little boy arrives!!! <3 CONGRATS to you all!!!!

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Colorado, Virginia, and Navarre, Florida Family Photographer. Learn moreย HEREย or contact herย HERE!


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