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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December 29, 2021

Tenth Annual Christmas Minis | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Tenth Annual Christmas Minis | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

This is a FUN and festive tradition! For the past TEN years, I’ve hosted Christmas mini sessions!!! TEN YEARS! WOW. One of my favorite years was when we got our first snow coincidentally the day of our scheduled minis!!! But that was a one-time occurrence that I would be happy to welcome back. 🙂 I typically photograph around Christmas tree farms in Northern Virginia, but this year, I decided to switch things up!! I was honored to be the photographer to these beautiful families/couples and photograph them in Warrenton, Virginia! Mostly every one of these couples/families is returning clients! 🙂 So fun!!

The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. I love nostalgic traditions and creating new ones! If anyone else feels the same way, you’ll have to check out Korie Herold’s memory books!! I recently splurged and bought her products (LOVE THEM and appreciate her design work). 🙂 One other reason why I love this time of the year is photographing couples and families! I love the festive decor, props, and outfits. But what I love most of all is when my clients use their photos on their Christmas cards!!! It’s an honor to document memories they will hold on to forever. <3 And I look forward to continuing this tradition for hopefully another 10 years!! 🙂 Check out the fun morning we had this month!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tenth Annual Christmas Minis | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Thank you!!!

Thank you to everyone who supported these annual Christmas minis for the past TEN years!!! Absolutely amazing. <3 I’m honored to have been a photographer to so many couples and families in Warrenton, Virginia! And I cannot wait to return to continue this fun tradition from year to year!!!

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Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Warrenton/Northern and Central, Virginia + Colorado Family, Wedding, and Engagement Photographer. Learn more HERE or contact her HERE!!



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