Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right 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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Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right 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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The days are flying by at this point. How can we add more hours to the day?? I wish I could feel more on top of my game, but on the other hand, I’m SO excited that the days are flying by because it’s one more day closer to seeing Alex!!! <3 I cannot WAIT. […]

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I’m excited to conclude the week with this session on top of the mountains of Virginia! One of my favorite spots and it was the ideal backdrop for David and Megan’s engagement session. šŸ™‚ Of course, we couldn’t forget to include their fur baby, Savannah!!! She totally hammed it up in front of the camera […]

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Somehow, we managed to photograph these portraits on one of the hottest days in May. But it was worth the trade off after postponing their initial engagement session date from the threat of rain! I mean… I don’t know anyone who would willingly want to photograph a session in the rain if we had a […]

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Welp! This wedding is a hefty post!!! Only because I had wayyyy too many favorites and have to share the entire story of Saturday with you all to show you only a glimpse of their fairytale day! šŸ™‚ It’s so funny to admit this, but after photographing Graham and Meghan at their engagement session last […]

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I’m still on cloud CINCO DE MAYO after photographing this super fun celebration over the weekend in Cancun, Mexico at the GORGEOUS Royalton Riviera resort!!! Sand in between my toes while photographing Taylor and Ashley’s wedding was exactly what my soul needed ā€” Although, let’s talk about how much of a work out it is […]

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OH MY GOSH… My heart eye emoji is at max capacity with these photos!!! Not only are Rhett and Caroline incredibly sweet, but they are absolutely stunning together and not afraid to show off their love for life and each other in front of the camera. <3 The joy is evident in every photo, and […]

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Since I spent all day yesterday trying to get back to VA (I say trying because there was a delay at the airport that took us forever to get back home), so I’m starting my work week today as if it was Monday. šŸ˜‰ There’s a LOT to catch up as I’m diving into a […]

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Gosh, I’m not even sure where to start?! Lindsay has been a dear friend of mine since ninth grade … I don’t even want to count how many years ago that was. šŸ˜‰ HA! Countless sleepovers … screaming at the top of our lungs to Backstreet Boys … plenty of boy talk … And all […]

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You might recognize these two because they were recently on my blog from their April engagement portraits at Airlie! šŸ™‚ I adore these two for several reasons. 1) Their love story is unique, personable, and perfect. 2) They give all thanks and glory to God for bringing them together. 3) The way they look at […]

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I feel very grateful Sam and Brandon were introduced in my life in 2015! Since then, they tied the knot, started a family, and built one of the prettiest homes! A lot has changed, but I’m glad that we have stayed connected over the years. <3 Sam and Brandon are some of the sweetest, kindest […]

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