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

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits

We are slowly but surely getting through the “Best of 2019” series! šŸ™‚ And today, we are tackling some of my MANY favorite Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits!!! If you want to know why it’s important to have the wedding party photographed, check it out HERE! Because the wedding day is a joyful occasion, […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Miracle Morning

What a week!!! So much happened and I know that this week will be the same as I prepare for friends to visit this month!! šŸ™‚ So excited!!! COFFEE TALK MOCHA MOMENTSTHE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK 1BONNIE + KYLE ARE MARRIED!!!! As I put this post together, I realized I didn’t take any […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Prepping Moments | Raspberry Plain Manor

I enjoy this part of the day so much! The bride and groom have their details together, and now it’s time to bring the vision to life!!! It’s the first time everyone sees the entire look come together… Hair, makeup, jewelry, and the outfit ā€” Even for the bride and groom! I can say from […]

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How to Build a Fire Pit for $75

Want to know how you can make your backyard cozy during those chilly nights? I have an affordable and straightforward guide on how to build a fire pit for $75! I’ve shared many indoor DIY projects, but I’m taking this blog post outdoors. šŸ™‚  Alex and I share the love for the outdoors, especially campfires. When […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Bridal Details

Last week, you saw some of my favorite engagement portraits from 2019. Today, I’m continuing the “Best of 2019” by covering my favorite Virginia + Florida wedding bridal details! šŸ™‚ It’s so fun looking back through last year’s photos as I gear up for the 2020 wedding season. It’s coming quickly ā€” Hello, next month!! As […]

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Happy Coffee Talk Monday! We are wondering how it’s already March over here in the Schloe household. It’s a big month! My dad is turning 60 years old next week! SAY WHAT?! It’s my last chance to get ready for the 2020 Virginia wedding season (that kicks off next month) and I have some friends […]

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Now that we have covered my favorite engagement ring shots from last year, it’s time to share my favorite Virginia + Florida engagement portraits! And actually, this goes even beyond Florida and Virginia! I see quite a number of other states/cities/countries represented in these photos below. šŸ™‚ Hello, Washington D.C., Charleston, Raliegh, Harper’s Ferry, and […]

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You don’t realize how much you miss the fall leaves until you move south. Alex and I both come from Virginia, where mountains are within an hour’s reach. Now that we live in Florida, we don’t see those pretty colorful mountains during the fall season. So we decided to head north for a little adventure […]

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Now that I covered some of my favorite lifestyle portraits from 2019, I’m continuing the “Best of 2019” series today with Florida + Virginia engagement ring photos!!! Get ready for some eye candy! I had the privilege of photographing many couples engagement portraits in Florida and Virginia this past year. And during each session, I […]

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This “Coffee Talk Mondays” doesn’t appear super eventful, but the winter season is one of my FAVORITE seasons of the year!!! And not because of the cold temps. I would much prefer the summer beach days. šŸ™‚ But I LOVE working on projects!!! Whether that is for business for personal purposes, I love dreaming and […]

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