I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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I’ve been photographing this family for years, and I cannot tell you how much of a joy it is to watch returning clients grow from the previous time together. Not only is it fun catching up, but it’s also an honor that they want to use my services again! It means more than they will […]

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Every so often I book an engagement session with a couple who is looking to do local portraits with the intention to have a wedding back in their hometown. I loved hearing why Washington, D.C. meant so much to Ben and Melissa when they grew up in New York! So it was so appropriate to […]

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Colin and Julianne gathered with their closest family and friends on Saturday on a super warm day in November. JUST KIDDING. It was one of the coldest days, and these two proved that their military training didn’t just train/toughen them up for their work assignments, but rather their wedding day! HAHA! Fortunately, we just had […]

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I had met Curtis and Emily back in March 2017 before Curtis deployed. After celebrating Veteran’s Day this past weekend, it was appropriate we celebrated with these engagement portraits!!!! Curtis, thank you so much for your service!!!! But honestly, we weren’t sure this session was going to happen last Friday. We had planned to meet […]

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Looking back on this past week was another jammed-packed week of work. Tis the season? Absolutely!!! I promise I do more than just work. 😉 It’s just on mute right now while I focus on being on top of my business tasks so I can be 100% present during the Holiday season with family and friends. […]

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It’s that time of the year where you’re going to see a lot of family portraits on the blog as we gear up for the Holiday season. Don’t hate, but I just bought another Christmas candle this morning after a sunrise session, and I’m currently listening to Christmas music as I put together this blog […]

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I have been photographing this lovely family for YEARS. They have to be one of the most stylish looking bunch. I appreciate their attention to detail, and it’s funny whenever I compliment that, Samantha always gives credit to her husband, Michael, for putting together the look. Those boys in suspenders melted my heart!!! SO STINKIN’ CUTE. Even their shoelaces […]

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John and Shannon … Talk about one GORGEOUS couple. Geez. They made my job easy. 😉 Shannon reached out to me the summer of 2017 regarding her wedding at the lovely Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia (one of my favorite venues!!)! And maybe because the owners are pretty awesome. 😉 It’s so wonderful when I have the opportunity […]

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Michelle reached out to me a couple of months ago after she stumbled across my work on Instagram. 🙂 She fell in love with the work I’ve done on Skyline Drive, so we made plans to make this happen as soon as my schedule allowed it! I typically photograph mothers around their 30-week mark, but due […]

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You know when things are so crazy that time slips away from you? That’s how I feel right now. On the flip side, I’m GLAD time is flying by because I’m that much closer to seeing Alex!!!! Oh my gosh, I cannot WAIT. This month, we celebrate our one year together, and then next month […]

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