I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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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Well, it has been a hot minute since I last wrote a “Coffee Talk Monday” post… To be honest, it has been a pretty tough, stressful season only because I set the bar for myself HIGH. The great thing, though, is that every time I step behind my camera, my energy is refueled!!! I passionately […]

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The days are flying by at this point. How can we add more hours to the day?? I wish I could feel more on top of my game, but on the other hand, I’m SO excited that the days are flying by because it’s one more day closer to seeing Alex!!! <3 I cannot WAIT. […]

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Since I spent all day yesterday trying to get back to VA (I say trying because there was a delay at the airport that took us forever to get back home), so I’m starting my work week today as if it was Monday. 😉 There’s a LOT to catch up as I’m diving into a […]

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Gosh, I feel like it has been FOREVER since I’ve last been on here… There’s a good reason for that too! As the week of Easter approached, Alex and I kept playing with the idea of me visiting. I was so convinced that I should stay in VA to relax and take care of wedding […]

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I’m surprised I’m so “with it” right now after waking up at 4:20 AM to photograph a DC sunrise session followed by a workout! It might be because photographing Keith and Lauren’s cherry blossom session was unbelievably magical?! Or because the DC traffic was soooo horrendous that it shook me awake? HA! I’ll take the […]

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Time is FLYING. It’s APRIL? Really??? Things are about to get crazier too with wedding season just weeks away! Once the end of April hits, I’m sure things will be a blur … Until then, I’m looking forward to warmer temps, sunshine, and times with family and friends!!! <3 I was just looking at my […]

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Looking through my points below, it doesn’t look like a very productive week but it was a pretty jam-packed seven days! I’ve been working so hard on making my house brand new again as well as staging/decluttering every room! It’s a very time-consuming task, but worth it!! Now that my house is done for now, […]

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I’m currently sitting in a coffee shop hiding… I’ll admit that I’m not good with people or animals going through pain. Maybe I’m too empathetic, but I got a phone call an hour ago from the vet saying that Ollie is done with his procedure. He’s officially gender-neutral! HA! I’m trying to make light of […]

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I’m running around this morning after I tried to take Ollie into his neuter appointment. More about that in the “Espresso Moments.” :/ I have a lot to catch up with today (including my emails from Friday and over the weekend), so I’m going to enjoy playing catch up in my favorite coffee shop later. […]

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I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!!! I cannot believe March is just days away. WEIRD. Time is just flyingggg by! I’m coming back to VA this week for a month and I guess it will be a good thing I plan on being around because there’s a LOT to do between business, prepping my […]

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