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

serving

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florida Panhandle

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find insperation

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Last week felt like a whirlwind of emotions! I’ve been through hurricanes in my past, but this one was so different. I’m sharing the behind the scenes in this post, so be sure to check it out below! On a happier note, I’m finally taking these next two weeks to work on house stuff. šŸ™‚ […]

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Someone needs to figure out how to slow down time… Although, I know that mostly everyone is counting down to 2021 and get this year over with. Haha! Between the move next summer and expecting our first baby in December, I am finding that the days, weeks, and months are FLYING! I’ve been counting down […]

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I hope everyone had a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!!! I’m at it again with a Coffee Talk “Monday” post … Except, it’s Tuesday! šŸ˜‰ Alex had some time off which was SO nice from the crazy, long shifts he worked. šŸ™‚ Even though we didn’t go anywhere, it was a nice staycation!!! And […]

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What an eventful week!!! It’s so nice being back in Florida because I’m slowly but surely getting back into a good routine again. šŸ™‚ My computer is LOADED with thousands of images from the past few weeks, but I’m able to dedicate my afternoons to editing (hello, block-scheduling!!!)! Even though I have a lot of […]

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I spent all day yesterday driving back to Florida, but I made it safely!!! šŸ™‚ Only one more Virginia road trip planned for this year in October ā€” I CANNOT wait to come back in the fall!!! My favorite season, and something I miss in Florida!!! The mountains… pumpkin everything… boots/cute fall layers! I’m counting […]

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I don’t have a lot to share from this past week in this post below, but I’ve been out and about photographing sessions! šŸ™‚ Coronavirus cases are on the rise as Florida is now claimed to be the new epicenter of the pandemic, but I’m taking every precaution to socially distance myself from my couples/families. […]

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MAN. What a WEEK!!!! I did not want the weekend to end. <3 I’m very grateful for this time with Alex, but now that vacation time is over, I’m back to work behind my computer AND camera this week!!! I have some exciting and beautiful blog posts to share with you all, and I cannot […]

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Gosh, I cannot believe I went an entire week without blogging last week! Fortunately, things are picking back up a little bit so I have some VERY fun and beautiful posts to share with you all in the coming weeks!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I’m SUPER excited! But this week, I’ll be celebrating EIGHT years in […]

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JUNE. Wow. How is it already half way through 2020? It has been one bizarre year in this world and it unfortunately doesn’t seem to improve. My heart aches for this world, but I’m also reminded to seek gratitude! This month is an eventful one with plenty to be grateful for… 1) My business is […]

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Can you believe it’s summer?! Or I guess, basically summer? It sure feels like it with our 90-degree temps here in Florida. We feel like old farts as we try to make our plans around the hottest times of the day… Even venturing out to the beach! Gosh, I remember visiting Florida as a tourist […]

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