Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right 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 Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right 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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Alex and I are back from the other side of the world!!! YAY!! Although, jetlag is kicking our BUTTS. We just got back yesterday morning so sleeping last night at midnight when it’s Noon in Thailand was harsh… Let’s just say that hopefully tonight will be much better. šŸ™‚ There’s a lot on our minds […]

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I think this is the first “Coffee Talk Mondays” post actually featured on a Monday instead of a Tuesday from the past month. Haha! I’m at Panera in Tennessee on my drive down to Florida as I type this blog post. šŸ™‚ I decided to take a break halfway through my trip to get Ollie […]

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HAPPY FALL!!!!! One of my favorite seasons! <3 Although, fall in Florida is going to look different from the beautiful fall foliage in Virginia. Should be interesting to live in a warm state during the Holidays! But I’m actually here in Virginia just in time to acknowledge that it’s fall. HA! I just finished my […]

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Welp … At this point, this “Coffee Talk Mondays” post should be “Coffee Talk Tuesdays.” šŸ˜‰ I just dropped off my brother-in-law and sister-in-law at the airport and despite the editing/emails/blogging on my plate, I was happy to put everything aside for family knowing that our time together was precious. It went by way too […]

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Whew! What a weekend! I was in Virginia for a short trip to stand by my best friend on her wedding day. šŸ™‚ I flew in late last night (Fortunately I made it back in time for a networking event this morning ā€” You’ll see why below.), so I am looking at my to-do list […]

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I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend!!! Is it really September?!!?! No way. It’s a short work week for me as I only have today and tomorrow to work before I head to VA for my best friend’s WEDDING! Eeeeppp!!! Cannot wait! This past week was busy mostly because I spent […]

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This is a short and sweet post because last week involved a lot of editing, but also a nice sense of adventure!! šŸ™‚ This week will be a week of more editing, more settling into our house (we have our first official guests staying with us in a few weeks!!!), and a TON of client […]

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I cannot believe it’s Monday!! But you know what that means on this blog … It’s Coffee Talk and I’m currently sipping a half cup of vanilla latte as I prepare to publish this personal post. šŸ™‚ Looking at these moments below from this past week looks like I had more playtime ā€” Well, partially […]

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12 days. 56 hours on the road. 3,245 miles driven. 6,776 photos taken. 4 portrait sessions + 2 weddings. Sounds like I just conquered my first Virginia business trip!!! I’m currently on the road heading south to go HOME to my hubby. šŸ™‚ After thinking about the hustle I did in just about a week, […]

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I’m typing this blog post from Virginia! Ollie and I spent 14-hours last Thursday driving back to my home town for our first business trip after moving down to Florida. It’s a busy week with two weddings and four portrait sessions, but I am so grateful that we also get to use this time to […]

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