Iโ€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iโ€™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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Iโ€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iโ€™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

serving

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florida Panhandle

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find insperation

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Eight Years | Business Anniversary

On June 4th, I celebrated my eight years business anniversary!!! This celebration wouldn’t be possible without celebrating all of those who have supported me throughout this journey. <3 My business has caused me to grow in so many ways, and I’m happy that you all were along for the ride, especially for those who have […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Gosh, I cannot believe I went an entire week without blogging last week! Fortunately, things are picking back up a little bit so I have some VERY fun and beautiful posts to share with you all in the coming weeks!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m SUPER excited! But this week, I’ll be celebrating EIGHT years in […]

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

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Coffee Talk Mondays

JUNE. Wow. How is it already half way through 2020? It has been one bizarre year in this world and it unfortunately doesn’t seem to improve. My heart aches for this world, but I’m also reminded to seek gratitude! This month is an eventful one with plenty to be grateful for… 1) My business is […]

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Daniel & Betsy | Destin, Florida Beach Engagement Photographer

It has been a while since I’ve posted anย engagement session! ๐Ÿ™‚ During the winter season, I was hustling through projects to gear up for the busy spring wedding season. Once COVID hit, plans changed. Betsy, Alex’s coworker, knew that I was a Destin, Florida Beach Engagement Photographer, and reached out to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Can you believe it’s summer?! Or I guess, basically summer? It sure feels like it with our 90-degree temps here in Florida. We feel like old farts as we try to make our plans around the hottest times of the day… Even venturing out to the beach! Gosh, I remember visiting Florida as a tourist […]

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Thailand Honeymoon | Railay Beach + Phi Phi Islands

If you missed the first Thailand Honeymoon blog post, this is a two-part feature! Last time, I shared our adventures through Bangkok and Chiang Mai! Today, I’m sharing one of my FAVORITE places in the entire world … Railay Beach + the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand! I hope the beauty and the magic below […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Happy Coffee Talk Monday, everyone! I’m definitely dragging today… *Where’s the coffee?!* But I’m SO excited that Memorial Day weekend is just days away!!! It’s weird thinking that if it wasn’t for the pandemic, I would be in Virginia right now… But before I head back north to photograph my first summer wedding at the […]

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4 Must-Read Marriage Books

Whether you are single, engaged, or married, there is so much knowledge out there in this world to help us connect. And when we think about our life, we just all want to be loved. But so many of us feel love in different ways! This is why opening our hearts and minds to the […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

I have to admit that this past week wasn’t very eventful. HA! I spent my days working on business tasks (blogging, emails, album design) as well as personal-life tasks like working out and home chores. It was also a challenging week because Alex is working long 13-hour shifts, 6-days a week! Whew! He’s Superman. ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

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