I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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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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This past week was my first “real week” back to the swing of things! I’m finally in one place and I’m feeling settled back in with Alex, and I’m loving it! Although towards the end of this week I’ll be heading back to VA for a quick trip to photograph a wedding, I’m looking forward […]

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Whew … Is there enough coffee to get us through today? It’s the first Monday after the Holidays and I’m struggling to get back into my routine after Alex and I snoozed through many alarms this morning. I had a wonderful and relaxing Holiday season with family, friends, Alex, and Ollie. So sad it’s done, […]

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Howwwwww is it that next week is CHRISTMAS?! It’s my favorite time of the year and it doesn’t even feel like it with all of the traveling this season. But I’m hoping to go into Christmas mode ASAP with fun annual Christmas traditions!! 🙂 I just got back from a trip last night which means […]

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Are you still stuffed from Thursday? I feel like my body is saying so… I want to be active and work off the extra weight of food consumed, but why is it that I just want to curl up in bed and take a nap instead? Haha! I’m going to need that extra caffeine today, […]

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So I’ve been drinking a LOT more tea than coffee lately. Does that mean I need to change the blog series title “Coffee Talk Mondays”?! I found out how to make a very yummy keto-friendly chai tea latte at home and I’ve been obsessed since then! So how about an alliteration like “Tea Talk Tuesdays!” […]

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I’m currently typing this blog post on a VERY chilly day in Florida. Ollie is awaiting his daily morning walk, and I’m currently on hold until the heavy rain stops. In fact, we are under a “freeze warning.” Believe it or not, it can be COLD in Florida. 29-degrees in November doesn’t seem to be […]

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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. 🙂 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. 🙂 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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