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!

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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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Since last Monday’s “Coffee Talk,” I feel like I’ve conquered a lot! Our home is starting to really come together (at least the first floor is!) ā€” No more living out of boxes!!! YES! My office still has some work to be done, but I’m hoping to work on that soon. šŸ™‚ I also delivered […]

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No way it has been OVER a month since I’ve last written a blog post… Yikes! You see, I have a good reason why as you’ll see below. šŸ˜‰ It has been a BUSY one!!! Even though I haven’t been 100% present online via social media or blogging, I have been back to work for […]

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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. šŸ˜‰ 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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