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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November 22, 2021

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family + Maternity Session

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family + Maternity Session

You might recognize this beautiful family as well as this backdrop from last year! The Dalton family and I gathered to celebrate their little family with Evelyn last summer. But this year, they wanted to gather at the Sylvanside Farm again to celebrate their little growing family and maternity! 🙂 Eeeeppp!!! Isn’t Claudia just the most beautiful mama?! So envious of how easy she makes pregnancy look! Haha! Between the baby due date and Peter just days away from a surgery, we were hopeful this session could happen. It obviously worked out in our favor — It was a BEAUTIFUL morning!!! And even though we met at the same location as last year, it was a completely different ambiance! Lighting changes everything in a photo, especially meeting at sunrise — It stirred my creative juices coming back to the farm!

I adore my time with this darling family!! Every time I hang out with them, I feel like we are friends catching up. 🙂 They are so down-to-earth and humble! I especially enjoy their sense of adventure!!! I follow them on Instagram and it is so fun seeing their family adventures around the country. They aren’t afraid of camping with a baby — Talk about inspiring!!! 🙂 I’m ready to buy a car camper and go around the country with my little family! HAHA! Evelyn is going to grow up with a passion for the outdoors between their family vacations and their little farm! I love seeing this family dream big and I’m excited to see where the future takes the Dalton family!!!

The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family + Maternity Session

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Dalton family, for having me photograph this special time for you all!!!! I enjoy any chance of hanging out with your beautiful family! And I’m happy that the Sylvanside Farm is the perfect backdrop to gather your family around for photos of this maternity session! Thank you for having me and CONGRATS on your newest addition!!!! XOXO!!!

Venue: Sylvanside Farm in Virginia
Hair/Makeup: Best Face Forward

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Colorado Springs, Colorado Wedding, Engagement, Maternity, + Family Photographer, also serving Northern at Sylvanside Farm + Central Virginia. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE!



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