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!

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I am excited to share these sweethearts on the blog today! After officially meeting Garrett and Lacey for their Washington, DC engagement session last year, I knew I was in for a TREAT on their wedding day in Charlottesville, VA at the beautiful Keswick Vineyards. They are not only personable and so dang sweet, but […]

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You have to recognize these cuties on the blog today after seeing their stunning Sky Line Drive engagement portraits and their Market at Grelen wedding! 🙂 Oh, they know the way to my heart with pretty views!!! And the sunsets they had — GOODNESS. Unreal. They need to tell us what their secret is to having […]

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No way it has been OVER a month since I’ve last written a blog post… Yikes! You see, I have a good reason why as you’ll see below. 😉 It has been a BUSY one!!! Even though I haven’t been 100% present online via social media or blogging, I have been back to work for […]

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And you were expecting a “Coffee Talk Monday” post … SIKE!!!! As Alex and I prepare for big changes NEXT WEEK (is this REAL LIFE?!), I want to share a quick thought. This isn’t just a reminder that I’ll be out of the office for a while as I prepare to marry my best friend […]

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I cannot believe Johnny and Amanda’s wedding day is already done! It wasn’t that long ago when we were getting pumped up for June 1st. After their fun engagement session at Stone Tower Winery, I knew they were going to show that same joyous attitude on their wedding day. 🙂 Even though Amanda said there […]

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Tara and I had a phone meeting months ago and during that meeting, we figured out that we were both engaged on the same exact day … December 15th!!! Right then, I knew I would adore Pat and Tara. 🙂 Although Pat proposed to Tara on a VERY cold day, I think they knew that […]

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Well, it has been a hot minute since I last wrote a “Coffee Talk Monday” post… To be honest, it has been a pretty tough, stressful season only because I set the bar for myself HIGH. The great thing, though, is that every time I step behind my camera, my energy is refueled!!! I passionately […]

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Codey, Anna, their adorable pup, and I met on what it seems to be a pretty expected hot/humid May day. Is this a sign of what is to come this summer? GOODNESS!!! Although, these two made it look like a piece of cake to run around, climb rocks in heels, and avoid distraction from people […]

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Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was another BEAUTIFUL one!!!! <3 I told you that you would see Dylan and Theresa on the blog again shortly after their engagement portraits were featured last week. 🙂 And here they are! All dressed up and HUSBAND AND WIFE! And boy … The party they threw for their guests […]

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Colin, Nicole, and I met at one of my favorite downtown Warrenton coffee shops earlier this year to talk about dreams, plans, and get to know each other. 🙂 They originally wanted a winter shoot with potential snowfall, but obviously, we decided to go the way opposite direction and find the prettiest flowering location in […]

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