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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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florida Panhandle

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You saw on my “Coffee Talk Mondays” post this past week that my best friend got married at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia!! It was literally the most beautiful September day, and I’m glad that Liz and Luke got to experience that considering the entire wedding was outdoors. šŸ™‚ Timing really worked in their favor […]

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There are couples you meet and you cannot help but think, “They were MEANT to be together.” That was exactly what I thought when I had the opportunity to meet Danny and Andreea in person. šŸ™‚ Even over the phone, I knew there was something special about their story. Now they are planning to get […]

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Whew! What a weekend! I was in Virginia for a short trip to stand by my best friend on her wedding day. šŸ™‚ I flew in late last night (Fortunately I made it back in time for a networking event this morning ā€” You’ll see why below.), so I am looking at my to-do list […]

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The mountains will always hold a special place in my heart … Even though I’m loving the beach scenery too in Florida. šŸ˜‰ But I LOVE that I have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and photograph them on top of the Shenandoah mountains in Virginia when I come back for business trips! With the […]

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I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend!!! Is it really September?!!?! No way. It’s a short work week for me as I only have today and tomorrow to work before I head to VA for my best friend’s WEDDING! Eeeeppp!!! Cannot wait! This past week was busy mostly because I spent […]

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I’ve been photographing this sweet family for YEARS. It’s an honor for sure, but what’s even more humbling is seeing the love they have for each other. As the kids continue to grow, so does their purpose in life. They have a very strong foundation built on faith and family, which is evident every time […]

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This is a short and sweet post because last week involved a lot of editing, but also a nice sense of adventure!! šŸ™‚ This week will be a week of more editing, more settling into our house (we have our first official guests staying with us in a few weeks!!!), and a TON of client […]

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I loved kicking off my first business trip back to Virginia with this session in the mountains! I love my new Florida home with my love, but my heart and soul is also brought alive in the Shenandoah Mountains. I cannot wait for fall sessions to start soon, but one thing that surprised me when […]

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I cannot believe it’s Monday!! But you know what that means on this blog … It’s Coffee Talk and I’m currently sipping a half cup of vanilla latte as I prepare to publish this personal post. šŸ™‚ Looking at these moments below from this past week looks like I had more playtime ā€” Well, partially […]

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Jarrid and Jen. <3 Where do I even begin? Just as I was getting ready to head back down south, they reminded me yet again why I love my “job!” I photographed their engagement session for what seemed like a real-life J. Crew photo shoot ad back in October on a sailboat (I think J. […]

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