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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Wow! What a fun Veteran’s Day weekend!!!! I’m grateful for the time off Alex had so we could hang out with friends and adventure. We quickly realized though, that we are getting old… After staying up until midnight drinking wine with friends, we *had* to take a nap the next day! HAHA! How did we […]

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Nick & Khea | 48 Fields, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Nick and Khea waited a very long time for this celebration – And not necessarily by choice! After many postponement announcements, I thought they were about to toss in the towel on their dream wedding day. But I’m glad they didn’t give up! 🙂 Back in March, they decided to gather with their immediate family […]

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Matt & Briana | The Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I’m kicking off the September wedding season with this beautiful wedding day!!! I was looking forward to Matt and Briana’s big celebration, especially after hanging out with them last year! And after photographing Bri’s sister, Gabby and Stephen’s wedding years back, I knew that this family was ready for another reason to get back together! […]

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Sunflower Mini Sessions | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Why am I posting about sunflowers in November? HAHA! We are working through August sessions/weddings, and this wraps it up!!! During my visit to Warrenton, Virginia, one of my photographer dreams was to photograph my clients in a sunflower field! I originally had plans downtown but plans quickly changed. While I was heading to my […]

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Something made me think of Alex and my honeymoon to Thailand recently. Cue the photo above! It was a time we lived life on the edge… riding a scooter up a windy Thailand mountain with crazy drivers around us… or that time we ate bugs … or ran around with elephants … Gosh. So many […]

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Kayla & Brad | Colorado Springs, Colorado Maternity Photographer

Back in August, I had the honor of photographing one of my Florida friends in Colorado Springs!!! How did I end up in Colorado Springs taking maternity portraits as her photographer all the way from Florida? Well, when I made the announcement that I was moving to Colorado Springs this summer, Kayla couldn’t wait to […]

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Jeff & Brandy | Richmond, Virginia Wedding Photographer

My girl, Brandy, is MARRIED!!!!! Back in August, Jeff and Brandy tied the knot in the most beautiful and intimate way. They had their wedding in Richmond, Virginia, and asked me to be their wedding photographer — DUH! I wasn’t going to miss this day for the world! And their day was perfect because it […]

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Andrew & Caitlin | Palmar Park, Colorado Springs Family Photographer

Back in August, we welcomed our friends, Andrew, Caitlin, and their precious little girl, Leah, as our first official overnight visitors! We were so grateful for this quality time with them. It was so great seeing them as parents — They are seriously rocking it! I laughed and said that Caitlin was a pro when […]

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It has been TWO months since I last blogged… and almost a YEAR since my last “Coffee Talk Mondays” post!!! So much has happened in the past year. Wad a baby, moved across the country, went from owning just one property to now almost four investment properties (more about that later) and more to add, […]

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Rob & Samee | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I was going to publish this wedding on the blog tomorrow … But I couldn’t wait another day!!! This wedding is one of my favorite Stone Tower Winery weddings, as a photographer, for many reasons. Rob and Samee went through so much to get to this party. They fought through the 2020 craziness. Even though […]

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