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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February 27, 2024

Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs Family Session

Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs Family Session

In the photography business, word of mouth is powerful. Thanks to a mutual friend (heyyyy, Jess!!), I was connected with one of her best friends who lives in Colorado. šŸ™‚ Claire reached out wanting updated family portraits with their toddler and wanted fall vibes AND greenery. After recently photographing at Bear Creek Park in Colorado Springs, it had a great mix of what Claire was looking for. And looking through this gallery, we achieved two different seasons in one session (thanks to the scenery and their outfits)!

Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs Family Session

We met on a gorgeous evening! For anyone who knows the temperament of Colorado, it’s unpredictable. We were grateful for the warm sunshine! Of course, it got chilly during the second part of the session ā€” The fall outfit came at the right time with additional layers. šŸ™‚ Little Nellie enjoyed the open space and took advantage of her adventurous curiosity. I loved documenting her personality as well as her love for their pup! Oh, the joy! šŸ™‚ Check out this darling family below!!

Freddie & Claire at Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado

It wouldn’t be a family session without chasing down an active toddler… HAHA! Just more excuses for kisses and those sweet in between moments. šŸ™‚

Thank you!!!

Thank you, Claire and Freddie, for coming out to Bear Creek Park in Colorado Springs and creating these beautiful family memories! I kept thinking how much fun my son would have with your sweet Nellie ā€” Toddlers are adventurous and spontaneous!! Haha! I loved every minute and I look forward to hanging out again in the near future. šŸ™‚

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!!