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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July 6, 2022

Chris & Rachael | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Maternity

Chris & Rachael | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Maternity

Hello Baby Hue and Hello COLORADO! This view of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs will never get old!!! 🙂 And photographing friends makes any session that much sweeter, ESPECIALLY when they are celebrating a pregnancy! I had the honor of meeting Chris and Rachael through Alex after we moved here a year ago. We are incredibly grateful for our military/work family here because having great friendships makes transitioning to a new area that much easier. Chris and Rachael are so easygoing, funny, and on top of their game! Just hearing how well prepared they are to meet their sweet little girl had Alex and I impressed!! I guess more so after we got together for a picnic and we found that they brought everything that we accidentally left behind. 😉 They are going to rock parenthood!!

I love Chris and Rachael’s story — Fate ultimately led them to each other. They are incredibly cute and have mutual respect and admiration for each other! Chris is a gentleman opening the door for Rachael (and even me!), and takes care of her. And now they are expecting their baby girl, it’s going to be so fun to raise our babies over the years ahead! I cannot wait to meet their bundle of JOY! <3 CONGRATS, Hue family!!!

Chris & Rachael | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Maternity

Thank you!!!

Thank you, Chris and Rachael, for having me document your Colorado maternity session at the Garden of the Gods! What a backdrop for your photos!!! And you two rocked it too — Beautiful! I cannot wait to hang out again soon!! Alex and I are SO excited for you to embark parenthood — Diana is already so lucky to have you two as her parents!!! XOXO!!!

LOL! I was swapping out lens and looked up to see this! They are cute! 😉

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