I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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Casey & Mary | The Garden of the Gods, Colorado Engagement

I know Mary back from good ole Liberty High School … over ten years ago? Crazy. We were on the swim team together, and she always seemed to be the cool chic in her high school class! She was tall, gorgeous, down to earth, and an all-American girl! I can see how these two are […]

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TWO AND A HALF MORE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! WOW! I cannot believe it!!! AND this week, Jack and I get to fly across the country to visit family this weekend before Alex joins us! 🙂 During our quick Virginia visit, I’ll be hosting my TENTH annual Christmas mini sessions, we will be celebrating Jack’s First […]

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The Toves Family | Palmer Park, Colorado Springs Photographer

Let’s first talk about this family … Before they were a family, I knew them as Frankie and Chris. We met back in 2017 when they were looking for a wedding photographer. After getting to know them over a cup of coffee and then their engagement session, I felt a genuine connection! Fast forward to their wedding […]

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Matt & Allie | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Wedding

Do you want to see the party of a lifetime?!!! I’m not kidding when I ask that rhetorical question. I’ve seen and documented HUNDREDS of weddings… But this party was unique and one I’ll never forget! And what a great way to conclude the wedding season? Matt and Allie hosted family and friends from all over to […]

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Dilan & Allison | Manassas Battlefield, Virginia Engagement

Dilan, Allison, and I got together in September at the Manassas Battlefield in Virginia to photograph their engagement portraits. It was a BEAUTIFUL evening — I mean, look at the GLOWY light and the colors in the sky!!! Although, by our surprise, the wind picked up at the end and made it a super chilly […]

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I hope you had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!!! Can you believe we are just TWO days away from December? Where did the year go? Regardless, it’s the most magical time of the year, and I’m excited to celebrate this season with family and friends! 🙂 December is going to be a crazy month between […]

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The Perez Family | Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs Photographer

Erica and her husband, Toby, gathered her parents together while they were visiting Colorado, and took some family portraits at Red Rock Canyon. 🙂 We originally connected through her sisiter-in-law, Kayla, and I’m SO glad we did!!! I loved hearing that not only is Erica originally from Colorado Springs, but her and Toby currently live […]

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John & Caitlin | Early Mountain Vineyard, Virginia Wedding

Who doesn’t love a good mountain view? You might recognize John and Caitlin from their fall Shenandoah Mountain engagement session last year!!! It was definitely one of my FAVORITES!!!! So to go with the mountain theme, their wedding was at Early Mountain in Madison, Virginia. Another favorite wedding venue!!! In fact, my husband and I seriously considered getting married […]

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The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family + Maternity Session

You might recognize this beautiful family as well as this backdrop from last year! The Dalton family and I gathered to celebrate their little family with Evelyn last summer. But this year, they wanted to gather at the Sylvanside Farm again to celebrate their little growing family and maternity! 🙂 Eeeeppp!!! Isn’t Claudia just the most beautiful mama?! […]

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Corbin & Sara | Washington DC Monument Engagement

While it’s November, I’m still getting through sessions I photographed in August! Can you tell it was a busy time?! Haha! Corbin and Sara’s Washington DC engagement session with the iconic monuments was one of the last sessions of the summer. Being that it was DC in August, I’m SO glad we chose to meet […]

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