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 22, 2022

Christmas Mini Sessions | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Christmas Mini Sessions | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

I’m grateful to everyone who supported my ELEVENTH annual Christmas Mini Sessions! There were so many great photos from every session during the short 15-minute timespan — It made these galleries my favorite collection of mini-sessions to deliver! New and familiar faces joined the festive occasion! 🙂 I hosted my annual Christmas mini-sessions in Warrenton, Virginia, which reminded me why I love being a family photographer during my favorite time of the year! For most families, this is the only time they take photos (especially if their littles aren’t so tolerable for longer sessions). It was an honor to create an experience for these families. For these special photos, I wanted them to leave feeling connected during and after our time together — Especially when they look through their final gallery. 🙂 I think we achieved that, considering how cold it was on this day!

Christmas Mini Sessions | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

This year, I decided to split the day into two locations. The sunrise sessions happened in Warrenton, Virginia, with a very Christmassy backdrop. The sunset sessions happened at Sky Meadows State Park for those who wanted a mixture of backdrops (neutral with a Christmas detail)! I feel like both of these worked so great for those who signed up, and I cannot WAIT to host my twelfth annual next year!! 🙂 I love the results — Check out a preview below!!!

Morning Christmas Mini Sessions in Warrenton, Virginia

Afternoon Christmas Mini Sessions at Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

Thank You!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support my ELEVENTH annual Christmas mini sessions!!! 🙂 I’m honored for new and old friends who chose me to be their photographer and photograph their Christmas portraits in Warrenton, Virginia! Boy, this might be my favorite minis yet!!! Although, it was a chilly one, I left with a full heart! Thank you all for the BEST time!!!

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

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