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 21, 2023

Christmas Mini Session Photographer at Forest Bend Farm, Colorado Springs

Typically, I organize a full afternoon of Christmas mini-sessions every year. In fact, I don’t think I’ve missed one year (minus the year my son was born in 2020) since the second year of my business in 2013. But this year was a little different due to the busy season (I’m definitely counting on it next year!!!)! šŸ™‚ But I managed to squeeze in these minis for family friends of mine in between business trips. Naturally, I had to post them on the blog just in time for Christmas! There are photographer regulations when photographing at Forest Bend Farm, but this was the perfect backdrop for their Christmas portraits.

When I was researching the perfect Christmas backdrop in Colorado for Christmas photos, my local friends recommended Forest Bend Farm! The owner was so gracious to have us, and they offered so many fun activities for families of all ages. I want to take my son there to experience the Christmas magic! šŸ™‚ It was a freezing evening, but they braved the freezing temps with their 1.5-year-old, and created joyful memories! Plus, Rachael always dreamt of having snowy Christmas portraits. We unexpectedly got three inches of snow this morning that lingered around long enough for their portraits ā€” Talk about luck! Check out some of my favorites from their mini-session!! šŸ™‚

Forest Bend Farm, Colorado Springs Photographer | Christmas Mini Sessions

Thank you!!!

Rachael, Chris, and Dani, thank you all for having me document these VERY joyful photos during my favorite time of the year! Forest Bend Farm was the perfect backdrop for these festive family photos. šŸ™‚ You all looked amazing and so dang CUTE!!! Merry Christmas!!

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!!