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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During my last business trip to Virginia, Curtis, Rachel, and I got together on one beautiful evening in Old Town Alexandria!! I love when couples have a place in mind for their engagement portraits that has significance to their relationship. šŸ™‚ They loved the cobblestone side streets and the water, so it’s a beautiful mixture […]

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Where to even begin with this couple … Let’s start off by saying that Debbie wore that Blush by Hayley wedding gown as if she was hired to model it! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to update my website this winter and sprinkle these photos of Zack and Debbie in my portfolio!!! Haha! šŸ™‚ […]

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Jonathan and Mary Sheldon, or together known as “The Esby’s”, reached out to me months ago excitingly telling me their plans to get married this December! šŸ™‚ Just through our short conversation via email, I was very excited to chat with them! After conversating over the phone … Which really felt like catching up with […]

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Alex and I are back from the other side of the world!!! YAY!! Although, jetlag is kicking our BUTTS. We just got back yesterday morning so sleeping last night at midnight when it’s Noon in Thailand was harsh… Let’s just say that hopefully tonight will be much better. šŸ™‚ There’s a lot on our minds […]

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I think this is the first “Coffee Talk Mondays” post actually featured on a Monday instead of a Tuesday from the past month. Haha! I’m at Panera in Tennessee on my drive down to Florida as I type this blog post. šŸ™‚ I decided to take a break halfway through my trip to get Ollie […]

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As Alex and I prepare for our Thailand honeymoon next week (EEEEPPPPPP!!), I thought this would be a great opportunity to reminisce and FINALLY share some photos from the “other side!” šŸ™‚ I cannot believe it has already been three months since we tied the knot!! I absolutely LOVE being married to my best friend […]

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Last week, Alex and I had VERY special visitors!!! Alex’s twin brother and wife came out for a short weekend to enjoy some quality time and adventures with us around the Destin, Florida area. <3 It was so nice having Andrew and Kate because we got to share so many special places with them. Like […]

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HAPPY FALL!!!!! One of my favorite seasons! <3 Although, fall in Florida is going to look different from the beautiful fall foliage in Virginia. Should be interesting to live in a warm state during the Holidays! But I’m actually here in Virginia just in time to acknowledge that it’s fall. HA! I just finished my […]

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As I was photographing Stan and Abigail, I was thinking about how long I’ve known Stan ā€” since I was a kid!!! Crazy. I couldn’t be happier seeing him with the woman he had prayed for his entire life. His family reminded him that God had prepared him to find Abigail. She was indeed a […]

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With Alex being in the Air Force brings an entirely new community to my life. I’ve met new friends around the Destin, Florida area not just through his work, but through networking groups as well. When Alex and the first-year residents first moved to Florida from all over the country last year, it seemed easy […]

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