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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It has been a while since I’ve shown you all a DIY project, right? After Alex moved into his home last year, he realized that the movers misplaced an essential part of his table that held the entire thing together. Basically, the heavy tabletop was balancing on two pillars with minimal security. He was going […]

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I have a feeling that during this season of “catching up” with personal posts, there’s going to be a lot of, “Well, I guess it’s better late than never!” And this is definitely one of those posts I wanted to share with you all BEFORE June 21st, but as you can imagine, June was a […]

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I’ve been working so hard to clear off my computer and I’m only one wedding away from being 100% done with the fall season!! šŸ™‚ So proud of myself because I’ve been spending countless hours in front of the computer during the weekdays trying to deliver photos to my sweet couples/families. This week will be […]

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Today’s feature is very dear to my heart and I’m excited to share this celebration with you all! This darling couple, Anthony and Kathryn, is very special to so many. When I think of them, 1 John 4:19 comes to mind. The way they love, not just each other, but to everyone around them is […]

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Kevin, Laura, and I met for their engagement session exactly one year until their wedding day! What a better way to celebrate?! When I picture the fall season, I think about the mountains and the beautiful and colorful foliage. Kevin, Laura, and I started planning their engagement session months ago and while thinking about a […]

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I’m currently typing this blog post on a VERY chilly day in Florida. Ollie is awaiting his daily morning walk, and I’m currently on hold until the heavy rain stops. In fact, we are under a “freeze warning.” Believe it or not, it can be COLD in Florida. 29-degrees in November doesn’t seem to be […]

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When I first met Nick and Khea, I wasn’t so sure Nick was excited to have his photos taken. I mean, I don’t know many men who really love it. But I reassured him that we were going to have fun! šŸ™‚ Just a couple of days before their session, we found ourselves still finalizing […]

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Since photographing Pat and Tara’s engagement session, I had been looking forward to seeing them again. Not only are they beautiful, but they are so personable and as SWEET as can be! <3 One trait I quickly picked up about Tara, even from our first meeting, is her skill to organize. It makes me think […]

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I was happy when the Faulkner family reached out to me to have fall family portraits done and celebrate their little one’s first Birthday! šŸ™‚ I am sure her sweet parents realized that the time with her was going by way too fast. What better time to capture this current stage of her life than […]

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Welp! I haven’t blogged a “Coffee Talk Monday” since Alex and my return from Thailand, so it’s about “Thai-me!” Okay, I’ll stop. šŸ˜‰ HAHA! It has been a crazier fall season than anticipated. It feels like I took on eight weddings in one month, but only because traveling caught up to me. In reality, I […]

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