I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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Whew … Is there enough coffee to get us through today? It’s the first Monday after the Holidays and I’m struggling to get back into my routine after Alex and I snoozed through many alarms this morning. I had a wonderful and relaxing Holiday season with family, friends, Alex, and Ollie. So sad it’s done, […]

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What a beautiful way to cap off the 2019 year! Jonathan and Mary Sheldon’s wedding was an absolute DREAM come true to this couple, as well as everyone involved. Mary Sheldon said in an Instagram post that she had dreamt this very day since she was a little girl and couldn’t have dreamt of a […]

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You never know how your story could impact others unless you’re willing to share your story. 🙂 This session was a very special one to Matt and Briana and definitely a reason worth celebrating! They had a very trying year after they had a little angel join the Heavens early 2019, but little did they […]

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Howwwwww is it that next week is CHRISTMAS?! It’s my favorite time of the year and it doesn’t even feel like it with all of the traveling this season. But I’m hoping to go into Christmas mode ASAP with fun annual Christmas traditions!! 🙂 I just got back from a trip last night which means […]

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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But […]

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Are you still stuffed from Thursday? I feel like my body is saying so… I want to be active and work off the extra weight of food consumed, but why is it that I just want to curl up in bed and take a nap instead? Haha! I’m going to need that extra caffeine today, […]

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So I’ve been drinking a LOT more tea than coffee lately. Does that mean I need to change the blog series title “Coffee Talk Mondays”?! I found out how to make a very yummy keto-friendly chai tea latte at home and I’ve been obsessed since then! So how about an alliteration like “Tea Talk Tuesdays!” […]

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It has been a while since I’ve shown you all a DIY project, right? After Alex moved into his home last year, he realized that the movers misplaced an essential part of his table that held the entire thing together. Basically, the heavy tabletop was balancing on two pillars with minimal security. He was going […]

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I have a feeling that during this season of “catching up” with personal posts, there’s going to be a lot of, “Well, I guess it’s better late than never!” And this is definitely one of those posts I wanted to share with you all BEFORE June 21st, but as you can imagine, June was a […]

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I’ve been working so hard to clear off my computer and I’m only one wedding away from being 100% done with the fall season!! 🙂 So proud of myself because I’ve been spending countless hours in front of the computer during the weekdays trying to deliver photos to my sweet couples/families. This week will be […]

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