Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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 28, 2022

The Emmart Family | Airlie Gardens, Warrenton, Virginia

The Emmart Family | Airlie Gardens, Warrenton, Virginia

I’ve photographed the lovely Emmart family over the years, but it all started when Morgan and Cam married in the Airlie gardens in Warrenton, Virginia, in 2017. šŸ™‚ Since then, they have had two ADORABLE children. It was fun taking photos with the kids, especially of their spunky little girl! She was not afraid of the camera, and I loved capturing her personality in these photos! But really, both kids had the sweetest smiles and were so well-behaved! 

The Emmart Family | Airlie Gardens, Warrenton, Virginia

We met on a BEAUTIFUL day at Airlie ā€” After discussing location possibilities for their portraits, Airlie was obvious because this was where they got married. šŸ™‚ The property has SO much to offer for photos, making every session fun and different! But we wanted to hit some favorite spots from their wedding day. 

I have several favorite memories from our time together, but one fond memory was when I asked their daughter what her favorite dancing song was ā€” Semi-Charmed Life <= You know they are raising her right listening to classic rock! šŸ™‚ Naturally, a little dance party happened in front of my camera. HA! My photographer’s heart bursts to document cherishing memories like that! And of course, her love for her baby brother … My heart melted. Check out our time running around the Airlie gardens Warrenton Virginia!

Fall Family Session at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Emmart family, for having me document these very precious memories for you all! You all made my job easy with these personalities!!! I loved every minute! Morgan and Cam, you two are doing such a great job raising your children!! Elouise is a very smart little girl with a fun spirit while Theodore is so easy going and happy! šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to see your little family grow over the years ahead!!

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!