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

serving

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florida Panhandle

&

find insperation

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I hope you’re enjoying these final days of 2020 so far!!! I cannot believe the New Year is just around the corner. But I pray that you all stay safe and healthy during this season. This year has surprised all of us in so many ways, but it has reminded me to not put our […]

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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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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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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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WOW. It has been a MINUTE since I’ve last blogged. šŸ™‚ But this past month was a busy, adventurous, and fun one as you’ll see below. After pushing through the hardest weeks of business work a couple of weeks ago, I’m so glad to dedicate the next couple of weeks to edit so I can […]

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Last week felt like a whirlwind of emotions! I’ve been through hurricanes in my past, but this one was so different. I’m sharing the behind the scenes in this post, so be sure to check it out below! On a happier note, I’m finally taking these next two weeks to work on house stuff. šŸ™‚ […]

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Someone needs to figure out how to slow down time… Although, I know that mostly everyone is counting down to 2021 and get this year over with. Haha! Between the move next summer and expecting our first baby in December, I am finding that the days, weeks, and months are FLYING! I’ve been counting down […]

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I hope everyone had a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!!! I’m at it again with a Coffee Talk “Monday” post … Except, it’s Tuesday! šŸ˜‰ Alex had some time off which was SO nice from the crazy, long shifts he worked. šŸ™‚ Even though we didn’t go anywhere, it was a nice staycation!!! And […]

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What an eventful week!!! It’s so nice being back in Florida because I’m slowly but surely getting back into a good routine again. šŸ™‚ My computer is LOADED with thousands of images from the past few weeks, but I’m able to dedicate my afternoons to editing (hello, block-scheduling!!!)! Even though I have a lot of […]

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I spent all day yesterday driving back to Florida, but I made it safely!!! šŸ™‚ Only one more Virginia road trip planned for this year in October ā€” I CANNOT wait to come back in the fall!!! My favorite season, and something I miss in Florida!!! The mountains… pumpkin everything… boots/cute fall layers! I’m counting […]

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