I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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March 21, 2024

Boulder Flatirons, Colorado Photos | Maternity Session

Kenzi and Jack are SO excited to start their little family here in Colorado. I might be biased, but my husband and I believe this was one of the best places for us to raise our son. There’s so much to do in the mountains to raise an adventurous boy! I’m excited that Kenzi and Jack will also experience the boy life SOON! And better for them, they have some family here in Colorado to enjoy the baby snuggles. 🙂 To celebrate this season, we met at the Boulder Flatirons near Denver, Colorado, to photograph their maternity photos.

Admittedly, I got a little nervous because the Colorado weather is SO unpredictable. Even when the forecast seems sunny for the entire day, a random rainstorm will come out of nowhere (I now trust Kody the Denver weatherman, and not my apps!). That actually happened on my way to meet Kenzi and Jack. Fortunately for us, the rain disappeared, and the sun came out just in time for their session! It was very chilly, though, and they made these photos look like we were photographing on a warm spring day!

Boulder Flatirons, Colorado Photos | Maternity Session

This world is so big, yet so small. I couldn’t believe it when Kenzi and Jack told me they went to the SAME high school as me! I guess it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise considering our connection with Jack’s mom (Hi, Karen!!!). But for all of us to come from the same small town in Virginia and now live in Colorado isn’t common. 🙂 Since they moved here under a year ago, I cannot wait to see them enjoy what Colorado has to offer, especially with their baby! The best is yet to be… 🙂

Jack & Kenzi’s Early Spring Maternity Portraits at the Boulder Flatirons near Denver, Colorado

Thank you!!!

Thank you, Kenzi and Jack, for having me document these sweet and precious photos at the Boulder Flatirons in Colorado! It was so fun hanging out with you and hearing about our small-world connections. 🙂 I’m SO thrilled that you are here to experience the life of Colorado (along with your family), and I cannot wait for you to enjoy parenthood! No doubt you two will make incredible parents!! Enjoy this time before your baby boy arrives. 🙂 CONGRATS!!!!

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!!