Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, 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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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, 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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Details | Pippin Hill Vineyards in Charlottesville

Let’s talk about RECEPTION DETAILS today!!! I’m sharing my personal favorite Virginia + Florida reception details. šŸ™‚ I hope you’re inspired today by the DIY projects, venues, the TREATS (yum!), color pallets, and the arrangements/setups! I know how challenging it can be to visualize everything before the big day. But when everything comes together, it’s […]

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Why You Should Print Your Photos | Living Room TV with large wall prints

How do you see yourself looking back on your photos 5, 10, 20 years from now? I had to ask myself this question too. As we have seen, floppy disks, videotapes, DVDs have phased out. I cannot believe I’m admitting my age when I noted “floppy disks!” HA! But the truth is, soon USB drives […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Cup of Coffee with Cookie on saucer

It’s another week of Coffee Talk Mondays, and despite this season being slower, I’ve managed to make it a busy one! I’m working on a few projects behind the scene (business and personal) and plan to pre-package a bunch of client gift/packages this coming week. This late summer/fall season is going to be a crazy […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Portraits | Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

I am slowly but surely going through the entire 2019 wedding season and sharing some of my FAVORITE photos! So many great memories with my couples. <3 And today, I am sharing my favorite Virginia + Florida bride and groom wedding portraits!!! I don’t know how I was able to curate it down to just […]

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Brick Wall Coffee Bar | Virginia Wedding Vendor

Nope… It’s not another Coffee Talk Monday post! Instead, I have a tasty treat for you all today!!! I’m sharing one of Alex and my FAVORITE Virginia vendors from our wedding day ā€” Brick Wall Coffee Bar! šŸ™‚ If you haven’t heard of them or a mobile specialty coffee bar, then you’re going to LOVE hearing what Ashley, the CEO, is […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Coronavirus Quarantine

This is not a typical Monday for me. I’m not sure if it’s because Alex is currently switching his schedule to the nightshift? Or maybe this Coronavirus has me on a completely new timeline now that my spring weddings are postponing. My typical 5:30 AM wake up call turned into 8 AM. And I’m finally […]

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Beach Sunset

I feel like the world is living in a weird dream right now ā€¦ Feelings of confusion and numbness. As the government continues to close down businesses, schools, beaches, parks, cities, and in some cases, the entire state, we have to wonder when will this nightmare end? Or how will we navigate through this? I […]

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Happy Eighth Birthday, Pixie!!!

Today is ALL about Pixie!!! And for those who didn’t know, I also have a cat ā€¦ I do! Haha! Her actual name is Pixel (hehe!), but she goes by Pixie! For those who have been wondering where she has been, it’s her time to SHINE on the blog! šŸ™‚ Ollie dominates the spotlight, but […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Ceremony Photos | Keswick Vineyards

By far, my favorite moment from my own wedding day was walking away from the ceremony hand in hand with my HUSBAND! You can ask Alex… I have that photo printed and used everywhere! Haha! A flood of feelings comes back seeing the joy and excitement on our faces. šŸ™‚ So this blog post is […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Fort Walton Beach, Florida

I just dropped off some friends at the Destin airport so now it’s time to play a little catch-up Coffee Talk on the blog! šŸ™‚ I love hosting family and friends in our Florida home. And the beach days this past weekend has me craving for more!!! This month is going to fly by quickly, […]

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