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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November 2, 2023

Catherine & Robert | The Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Family Portraits

Catherine & Robert | The Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Family Portraits

Catherine reached out to me with the vision to document her family portraits at the Great Marsh Estate. When she’s not working, her passion is competitive horseback riding. Despite not having horses at this venue, it reminded her of a Ralph Lauren ad. Catherine and Robert wanted to achieve the look of attending a polo match ā€” They did this through their stylish outfits! Roman, their sweet and adventurous toddler, sported linen with the cutest leather loafers. I walked away from this session wanting to buy this outfit for my son. šŸ™‚

Catherine & Robert | The Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Family Portraits

We met on a beautiful evening at Great Marsh Estate, and I prepared Roman with games to play to keep him entertained! But low and behold, a toddler loves the simplest things like rocks and grass, and watching for trucks on the road. Haha! So we embraced his adventurous, sweet side. He ran up to his parents with flowers, brought them rocks, and played a little chase. I loved how these turned out thanks to a happy toddler and a beautiful couple!

A Ralph Lauren Polo Inspired Family Session at the Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, Virginia

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Catherine, Robert, and Roman, for a super fun, relaxed, and beautiful time!! Can we just say… #modelstatus?! You all were made for the camera. šŸ™‚ I loved documenting your sweet family moments at the Great Marsh Estate! A perfect backdrop for your Ralph Lauren vision!

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!