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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I was asked by several followers to post about the recent barn door I hung in Alex’s house!! šŸ™‚ Although, I wish I had professional photos and a staged room to share with you … But hey! This is real life! šŸ˜‰ His bed is on the ground and there isn’t one photo hung in […]

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Oh, these two. <3 When I got together with Alex and Taylor a couple of months ago in downtown Culpeper regarding their exciting news, I was excited about the opportunity to hang out since their wedding last year!!! I was also THRILLED and honored they asked me to take maternity announcement portraits! We got together […]

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Looking through my points below, it doesn’t look like a very productive week but it was a pretty jam-packed seven days! I’ve been working so hard on making my house brand new again as well as staging/decluttering every room! It’s a very time-consuming task, but worth it!! Now that my house is done for now, […]

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When I arrive wherever the girls are getting ready, it’s fun walking in and witnessing the enthusiasm around the room! The months of prepping finally led to this. The beautiful bride FINALLY gets to step into her dress and share the special moment of being a BRIDE with her closest family and friends! While there […]

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I’m currently sitting in a coffee shop hiding… I’ll admit that I’m not good with people or animals going through pain. Maybe I’m too empathetic, but I got a phone call an hour ago from the vet saying that Ollie is done with his procedure. He’s officially gender-neutral! HA! I’m trying to make light of […]

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When I have a couple who lives out of the state, sometimes it is easier for me to fly to them for engagement portraits! That was the case for Anthony and Kathryn. Between their crazy schedules making a session happen in Virginia was veryyyy limited! Not to mention, their careers are pretty demanding on time. […]

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This winter season has me in the winter blues. I miss watching sunsets, hiking, outdoor activity… Really, cabin fever is NO joke! šŸ˜‰ And not just because it’s cold, but it has been SO rainy and gloomy in Virginia AND Florida. As I sat in my favorite coffee shop yesterday sipping on a warm cup […]

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I’m running around this morning after I tried to take Ollie into his neuter appointment. More about that in the “Espresso Moments.” :/ I have a lot to catch up with today (including my emails from Friday and over the weekend), so I’m going to enjoy playing catch up in my favorite coffee shop later. […]

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This is the cutest, fluffiest feature I’ve posted in a while!!! This is a special post because I’ve had Ollie for a little over a year now and it’s time to share and celebrate the moments we have experienced together! I cannot believe it has been a year already, but I’m so impressed by the […]

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I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!!! I cannot believe March is just days away. WEIRD. Time is just flyingggg by! I’m coming back to VA this week for a month and I guess it will be a good thing I plan on being around because there’s a LOT to do between business, prepping my […]

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