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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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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The fall theme is continuing with today’s wedding with the adorable David and Megan!!! Oh, I guess Savannah (their pup) needs to be a part of that introduction too. šŸ˜‰ After all, she loves her time in front of the camera! We learned that during their Shenandoah Mountain engagement session this year. Haha! Savannah came […]

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Oh, man. These two make pregnancy look like a BREEZE. Really, though. Jules told me that she was going to run a race just weeks after this session if the Doc 100% clears her! Talk about impressive!!! Nothing stands in her way and I admire her determination. I’m sure that is just one of many, […]

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After getting married, moving down to Florida, and months of traveling, I found myself asking every night how in the WORLD am I going to overcome this mentality of, “how am I going to get ahead?” Every night, I went to bed feeling behind. Every morning, a flood of to-dos drowned my mind as I […]

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I’ve had the great privilege of getting to know Benny and Megan beyond the wedding day. I’m so glad that our passions for traveling carried into our friendship. šŸ™‚ We met earlier this year in Charleston, South Carolina for their engagement portraits and then later found out we were taking our honeymoons the same exact […]

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During my last business trip to Virginia, Curtis, Rachel, and I got together on one beautiful evening in Old Town Alexandria!! I love when couples have a place in mind for their engagement portraits that has significance to their relationship. šŸ™‚ They loved the cobblestone side streets and the water, so it’s a beautiful mixture […]

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Where to even begin with this couple … Let’s start off by saying that Debbie wore that Blush by Hayley wedding gown as if she was hired to model it! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to update my website this winter and sprinkle these photos of Zack and Debbie in my portfolio!!! Haha! šŸ™‚ […]

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Jonathan and Mary Sheldon, or together known as “The Esby’s”, reached out to me months ago excitingly telling me their plans to get married this December! šŸ™‚ Just through our short conversation via email, I was very excited to chat with them! After conversating over the phone … Which really felt like catching up with […]

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