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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January 12, 2023

Mechelle Family | Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Portraits

Mechelle Family | The Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Portraits

It was a busy fall/winter season in Colorado and Virginia. šŸ™‚ I was excited to conclude my season in Colorado with this sweet family at the Air Force Academy!! Really, you cannot go wrong with any location around Colorado because there is so much beauty all around! Mechelle and her family were so easy-going. Her sons + daughter-in-law were visiting in town all at one time for the Holiday, so it was the perfect opportunity to gather them for professional photos. It was so meaningful to Mechelle to have nice family portraits of her family.

Mechelle Family | Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Portraits

During our time, I loved getting to know them! One son is in the Army and stationed in Texas while the other son and his wife know Colorado very well! They were all so much fun and laughed through 90% of the session. I really felt like we were all friends just hanging out together. šŸ™‚ Mechelle and her husband connected with me through their neighbors who are mutual friends of ours (thank you, Lana Rodriguez!!!). šŸ™‚ Despite it being a pretty chilly day, this family was down for anything! And other than the coats in the first part of the session, you would have no idea that I was dressed in gloves and a coat taking photos! Haha! Check out this session that wrapped up my 2022 season in Colorado below!!

Family Portraits at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

Thank you!!!

Thank you, Mechelle and to your family, for bringing the FUN to this session!!! šŸ™‚ I genuinely loved our time together and it was a blast getting to know you all! I hope to see you again in the near future… Maybe when it’s a little warmer outside too. HA! Thank you!!!

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