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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January 4, 2023

Brian & Jenn | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Maternity

Brian & Jenn | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Maternity

I met Brian and Jenn years back on one of the coldest December days for their engagement portraits in Washington D.C… Read their engagement blog post, and you’ll see how adorable these two are together! <3 When we were figuring out the ideal backdrop for their engagement photos, they also mentioned Old Town Alexandria but went for the city/memorial vibe! Flash forward to this year when they announced they were expecting a baby girl in early 2023 (YAY!!!)! They emailed me wanting maternity portraits in Old Town Alexandria. After all, their love story started when they met at O’Connell’s Irish Pub for their first date. Naturally, we met there to kick off their session!

Brian & Jenn | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Maternity

I loved visiting Old Town Alexandria during the Christmas season! Buildings decorated with greenery, red bows, and twinkly lights. Brian and Jenn were all about the look too! It was a pretty wet day considering rain clouds were moving in and out. But we managed to squeeze in their portraits before the next wave of rain came through! Jenn’s dress was perfect for the season colors (and the sleeves were so cute!). Fortunately, it wasn’t quite as cold as their December engagement portraits! Regardless, I had them stay cozy with all of the snuggly photos! Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!!!

Christmas Winter Maternity Portraits in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Brian and Jenn, for having me document these precious maternity portraits for you two in your favorite place, Old Town Alexandria!!!! I’m SO excited that you’re expecting a precious little girl!! And I cannot wait to see when she makes her big debut! I’ll be praying for a healthy and safe birth experience. <3 And, Jenn, you make pregnancy look EASY! CONGRATS!!!!

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!