I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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Steven & Kara | King Family Vineyards, Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer

This couple melts my heart to pieces every time I hang out with them or chat over the phone. They have some of the most caring, genuine hearts! We instantly connected during our first meeting together months ago, and I loved hearing that both Steven and Kara were finishing up med school at UVA. It […]

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Tom & Jenn | District Wharf, DC Engagement Photographer

This was my first time photographing around the District Wharf in Washington DC. Tom and Jenn made it so much fun that I cannot wait to come back! 🙂 This part of DC holds a special place in their heart. Not only because they live there, but all of the memories they’ve had together dating back to […]

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Dilan & Allison | House Mountain Inn, Lexington, Virginia Wedding Photographer

LOVE and SPRING are in the air!!! 🙂 Dilan and Allison couldn’t have chosen a better day to get married. That week leading up to their wedding at House Mountain Inn, the grass turned green, and the flowers blossomed! Between the flowers outside on the trees and the flowers decorated inside the venue, I was in […]

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Now Serving Colorado Springs and Colorado | Portrait + Wedding Photographer | Palmer Park

Hello, Colorado!!!! I’m so excited to plant my business roots here! I moved to Colorado Springs last summer, but it’s been a whirlwind since the move. Eight months later and we are still trying to settle in! Haha! My goal this year is to take on more Colorado portrait and wedding photographer events so I […]

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Traveling baby

2022 started on an interesting note… For the first time this calendar year, I was able to unpack my suitcases yesterday and move back into my house! Time to settle back into a routine!! YES. It feels SO good to know that I’m not rushing in between places this weekend … for once. 🙂 To […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

I know it’s Tuesday, but I was too excited to make the time to finally blog a “Coffee Talk Mondays” post since December! 🙂 And after one week of being home, I’m feeling myself again! As you know from my last post, this calendar year started a little rough. I was convinced that my break […]

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Tenth Annual Christmas Minis | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

This is a FUN and festive tradition! For the past TEN years, I’ve hosted Christmas mini sessions!!! TEN YEARS! WOW. One of my favorite years was when we got our first snow coincidentally the day of our scheduled minis!!! But that was a one-time occurrence that I would be happy to welcome back. 🙂 I […]

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Michael & Laura | Belmont Christmas Tree Farm, Virginia Engagement

There isn’t a more romantic story than the Notebook. Don’t you agree? Well, we lived that iconic movie scene during the final minutes of this engagement session when the rain started to fall! Perfect timing!!! I mean, by that point, I was almost showered with champagne! I cannot think of a better way to end […]

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Casey & Mary | The Garden of the Gods, Colorado Engagement

I know Mary back from good ole Liberty High School … over ten years ago? Crazy. We were on the swim team together, and she always seemed to be the cool chic in her high school class! She was tall, gorgeous, down to earth, and an all-American girl! I can see how these two are […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

TWO AND A HALF MORE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! WOW! I cannot believe it!!! AND this week, Jack and I get to fly across the country to visit family this weekend before Alex joins us! 🙂 During our quick Virginia visit, I’ll be hosting my TENTH annual Christmas mini sessions, we will be celebrating Jack’s First […]

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