I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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Well, I’m kind of embarrassed to say I never posted about my trip out to Las Vegas back in April!!! And it was one of my favorite adventures!!! I feel a little behind on blogging because not only is this post SO overdue, and I haven’t even finished sharing my favorite 2017 photos!!! HAHA! Please […]

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I had the honor of connecting with Alexia and Nate before Milo was born. Since then, they have been a burst of sunshine in my business!!! They have the most gentle, warmhearted, caring souls. I have really enjoyed getting to know them and watch them grow their photography business!!! They are based in Maryland (so […]

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WOW. It’s December!!! Where has the year gone?! I don’t have ANY editing on my plate, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself!!!! Just kidding… I have a lot of other side work to do like album designs, client Christmas gifts, packaging, and monthly duties. But this workload doesn’t compare to the […]

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Now that time has passed, and Brett and Shelby had the chance to tell their family and friends the big news, I can finally share these pretty photos!!! Last month, I had the opportunity to go undercover and photograph a proposal at the beautiful Barboursville Vineyards. Going undercover to shoot a proposal is as nerve-wracking […]

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My sweet, sweet, SWEET Wyatt! I’ve been excited to feature these photos for a while, but my blog was SLAMMED for the past weeks with weddings and portrait sessions. When I had the first opportunity to meet Wyatt right after he was born back in September, I had to bring my camera and document his […]

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It’s just about December … WHAT? What happened to the 2018 year?! Now that business is starting to slow down for the winter season, I am looking forward to reflecting on the past months of business and personal life to bring myself back to a state of humility. Don’t get me wrong, I try not […]

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As people in Northern Virginia know, we got snow last week!! Definitely an early ‘hello,’ despite the talks about it being a mild winter!! Bryan, Meghan, and I had plans to meet up last week for their engagement session on top of Skyline Drive but came across that it was CLOSED because of the destruction from […]

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Earlier this year, Brennan, Lindsey, and I met for their Harper’s Ferry engagement session. But the months FLEW by since then with a lot of excitement building up for their big day! 🙂 If you didn’t get the opportunity to read their love story and check out their session on the blog, check it out […]

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This photo above takes me back to Paris almost a year ago… Crazy how time has flown by since that trip! I’ll never forget how dang cold it was! HA! But Krysta and I were brave souls. 😉 I cannot wait to travel back but in warmer temps! Speaking of colder weather, can you believe […]

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I’ve been photographing this family for years, and I cannot tell you how much of a joy it is to watch returning clients grow from the previous time together. Not only is it fun catching up, but it’s also an honor that they want to use my services again! It means more than they will […]

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