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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September 7, 2022

The Johnson Family | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

The Johnson Family | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

This is one FUN family! Just glancing through these photos, you’ll see their personalities shine. 🙂 Not only are they the kindest family around, but you never know what is going to happen next. So as you would imagine, the Johnson/Nichols family made this time hilarious to photograph! I made sure to throw in some behind-the-scenes photos in the mix of this post so you see what it’s like to photograph young boys and a grandfather who is a kid at heart. 😉 I think they had just as much fun as I did too, despite the amount of running they had to do chasing three kids around. Good thing we had the manpower to manage. HAHA! I’m so glad we were able to get together during one of my trips back to Warrenton, Virginia to be their photographer again!! 🙂

I originally met this family when Brooke and Dustin got married back in 2015! Goodness. That seems SO long ago!!! Since then, I’ve photographed them many times over the years between senior portraits and mini sessions. And every time I get to hang out with them is a TREAT because they radiate God’s love, and I leave our time feeling so loved by them! Check out our fun time together on the blog!! I’m blessed to know this family and call them friends. <3

The Johnson Family | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Johnson and Nichols Family, for having me document your precious families. I love every opportunity reconnecting with you all! Thanks for the laughs, smiles, and catch up conversations with each of you. It made my time in Virginia so special to conclude my trip photographing these sweet memories. Bless you all!

#reallife … Always bring snacks for the kids! HAHA!

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