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

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Cup of Coffee with Cookie on saucer

It’s another week of Coffee Talk Mondays, and despite this season being slower, I’ve managed to make it a busy one! I’m working on a few projects behind the scene (business and personal) and plan to pre-package a bunch of client gift/packages this coming week. This late summer/fall season is going to be a crazy […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Coronavirus Quarantine

This is not a typical Monday for me. I’m not sure if it’s because Alex is currently switching his schedule to the nightshift? Or maybe this Coronavirus has me on a completely new timeline now that my spring weddings are postponing. My typical 5:30 AM wake up call turned into 8 AM. And I’m finally […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays | Fort Walton Beach, Florida

I just dropped off some friends at the Destin airport so now it’s time to play a little catch-up Coffee Talk on the blog! šŸ™‚ I love hosting family and friends in our Florida home. And the beach days this past weekend has me craving for more!!! This month is going to fly by quickly, […]

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Happy Coffee Talk Monday! We are wondering how it’s already March over here in the Schloe household. It’s a big month! My dad is turning 60 years old next week! SAY WHAT?! It’s my last chance to get ready for the 2020 Virginia wedding season (that kicks off next month) and I have some friends […]

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This “Coffee Talk Mondays” doesn’t appear super eventful, but the winter season is one of my FAVORITE seasons of the year!!! And not because of the cold temps. I would much prefer the summer beach days. šŸ™‚ But I LOVE working on projects!!! Whether that is for business for personal purposes, I love dreaming and […]

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It’s Wednesday and I’m posting a “Coffee Talk Mondays” post… It might not be correct, but today is my Monday as I catch up from a long weekend away. šŸ™‚ Meaning, I’ll be spending a lot of my day behind my computer while I get everything in order. This morning was a real struggle getting […]

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This season is so good for the heart and soul. <3 I’ve had editing off my plate for two weeks now after photographing Colin and Nicole’s wedding last month, so it’s the season to work on behind the scenes projects. My favorite!!!! Except taxes … they are never fun … BUT I finished balancing out […]

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February. For REAL? This winter season is going to FLY by so quickly. I just know it! Which I guess isn’t so bad for those who love the warmer temps (like me!). It’s already warming up so I’m staying hopeful that means spring will come early. šŸ™‚ And if you didn’t hear, Groundhog Day was […]

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How is it Monday already? Because Alex just started a new two-week rotation today with a very early wake-up call of 4 a.m. (instead of our typical 5:30 a.m.) I decided to sleep in until 6 a.m. Ironically, I feel even more tired! Maybe I got too much sleep considering we went to bed at […]

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I’m currently typing this blog post at my parent’s house in Virginia, but tomorrow, I’ll be home sweet home with my Alex until April! YAY! This will be the longest stretch of time we have spent together as husband and wife and I. CANNOT. WAIT. It has been a long time coming with many days […]

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