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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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Eight Years | Business Anniversary

On June 4th, I celebrated my eight years business anniversary!!! This celebration wouldn’t be possible without celebrating all of those who have supported me throughout this journey. <3 My business has caused me to grow in so many ways, and I’m happy that you all were along for the ride, especially for those who have […]

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Why You Should Print Your Photos | Living Room TV with large wall prints

How do you see yourself looking back on your photos 5, 10, 20 years from now? I had to ask myself this question too. As we have seen, floppy disks, videotapes, DVDs have phased out. I cannot believe I’m admitting my age when I noted “floppy disks!” HA! But the truth is, soon USB drives […]

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I’m back after being out of the office for over a week of travelling/moving Alex into his new home in Florida. I would be lying if I said it was an easy past week… I’m not typically one to cry, but gosh, I had so many episodes because of the changes happening all around me. […]

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Earlier this month marked my FIVE year anniversary in business!!! I’m not sure where the time has gone, but this is a pretty big deal to see this day/year. 🙂 According to a recent USA Today article, 20% fail within the first year, and HALF of all businesses no longer exist after five years! This makes me humbled […]

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I’m still in disbelief the Second Annual Runaway Brides 5k Fun Run is over!! The past six months I must have poured at LEAST 250+ hours to make this event happen. I can admit … even some sleepless nights — But trusting God was key since this is all to serve Him and His mission […]

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GUYS!!! We are just DAYS away from the Second Annual Runaway Brides 5k Fun Run!!! It’s your last chance to sign up, as registration ends on Friday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m.!!! We are working so hard behind the scenes to make this event the best yet!!! We cannot wait for you to experience the […]

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Some of you might have expected a decorating post, like the chair upholstering tutorial I hinted last week (that’s coming next week!!!), but I have something different for my photographer/creative friends! Every artist should have a system to everything and systems are GOOD. Today, I’m sharing one of my FAVORITE systems that seriously save my booty throughout […]

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We are in the final countdown to the Second Annual Runaway Brides 5k Fun Run!!!! One month away! 🙂 We cannot WAIT to see you all on April 1st at the beautiful Marriott Ranch!! Once you arrive at the venue, you will see why I chose this scenic spot for the 5k event. If you […]

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After countless hours of gluing my eyes to my computer, my new website is LIVE! Since sketching out my design on paper, I have been anxious to get this new look published online. It’s funny how certain things inspire/motivate us. Recently, I was with some photographer friends for dinner talking about websites when I realized how […]

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January 18, 2017

I hope you all have taken the time to reflect the 2016 year. Was it just me or did it seem like 2017 swooped in faster than any year in the past? I’m ready for time to slow down, please!!! Let’s see how I did in 2016… 2016 was a whirlwind of a year. As […]

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