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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since 2012.


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November 7, 2023

Michelle & Peter | Burke Lake Park, Virginia Family Portraits

Michelle & Peter | Burke Lake Park, Virginia Family Portraits

Michelle and Peter reached out with the exciting news that they were expecting baby number three! The last time I photographed them, they were expecting their sweet little girl, Lauren! That was back in 2018… Time flies. šŸ™‚ So this was my first time meeting Lauren and seeing how much their son, Jorden, has grown! We met on a cloudy morning at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, Virginia, but the even lighting worked in our favor.

Michelle & Peter | Burke Lake Park, Virginia Family Portraits

Fortunately, we did not meet at sunrise for their session because it turned out to be a super foggy/dreary sunrise! We had to work around the boaters (there was some sort of competition going on), but you would never guess looking through these photos. šŸ™‚ Instead, we had geese photobombing in the photos, which was welcomed! Haha! Lauren enjoyed throwing rocks into the water or finding feathers left by the geese, so Burke Lake Park was a great backdrop for side entertainment. šŸ˜‰ Which we all know is important for children! This session turned out super cute ā€” Check it out below!!

A Morning Family Session at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, Virginia

Thank You!!!

Thank you, Michelle and Peter, for having me document this season of waiting by the water. I loved catching up with your family since the last time I photographed you all! Best wishes and 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!


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