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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florida Panhandle

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find insperation

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Wow… Tomorrow is DECEMBER! Can you believe it?! We are almost done with 2020!!! Despite the craziness, I’m counting my blessings. <3 Thanksgiving looked a LOT different this year since we weren’t able to travel back to Virginia and spend it with our families. But we were able to celebrate with friends here in Florida […]

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WOW! It’s THANKSGIVING week!!! We weren’t sure when this week would ever arrive after this crazy year! HA! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to all of the Thanksgiving food, even though we won’t be in Virginia with family this year. A little baby in my tummy is keeping us on lockdown […]

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Robby & Meghan | Great Falls National Park, Virginia Engagement Photographer

Robby, Meghan, and I got together at the Great Falls National Park in Virginia to photograph their engagement session last month! I love any excuse visiting a National Park, especially during Virginia’s fall season! šŸ™‚ And ESPECIALLY with a super sweet couple, like Robby and Meghan!!! Oh, we cannot forget about their adorable pup, Daisy, too. šŸ˜‰ […]

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Kevin & Laura | Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I think these two love the fall season, and I would have to say I’m right there with them!!! After getting to know them during their engagement session last fall, I could hardly wait to hang out again. <3 From the first meeting, we quickly made SO many connections!!! Like the fact that we were […]

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Alex & Lu | Washington DC Engagement Photographer

It may have been a very foggy morning in Washington, DC, and as Alex and Lu’s engagement photographer, I hoped for a beautiful sunrise for them! But that October week seemed to be foggy every morning, and because our time was a little limited, we went for it and made the best of the time […]

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This is an exciting post!!! I’m officially DONE editing for the year!!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Countless hours spent at my computer finalizing the beautiful sessions and weddings I was so humbled to still photograph this bizarre year. <3 It wasn’t quite as busy as I expected since 18 weddings turned into SIX, but I’m so […]

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John & Caitlin | Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia Engagement Photographer

You might think to yourself as you go through these photos, “are John and Caitlin models?!” Well, from our conversations, that is not their main profession, but I never asked if they did it as a side gig!! šŸ˜‰ Haha! When John and Caitlin reached out to me, I was… A) Excited that I was […]

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Alex & Courtney | Richmond, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Even though this wasn’t Alex and Courtney’s original plan to get married in Virginia, it ended up being a perfect celebration! After all, they were looking for a relaxed, easy-going day with loved ones. I was so grateful they still wanted me as their photographer to photograph their backyard Richmond, Virginia wedding!!! And after talking […]

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Zack & Debbie | Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia Anniversary Photographer

Oh, sweet Zack and Debbie!!! I’m soooo glad our schedules aligned so I could be their photographer once again and document their anniversary portraits on Virginia ‘s Shenandoah Mountains!!! One of my favorite places in Virginia to not only photograph, but enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful world. <3 And Zack and Debbie made it […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Happy Monday, ya’ll! <= It takes a lot of coffee to think of Monday as “happy.” So drink up! šŸ˜‰ Going into last Monday, I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of “to-dos” on my list. After all, not only do I have deadlines for my business to meet before I go on maternity […]

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