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.

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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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  Yes, I cheated yesterday and posted a personal post instead of the typical Coffee Talk Monday. 😉 But I’m making up for it today!!! This is the week of personal posts. Yesterday was all about how Alex and I met and the rest of the week will entail two other special personal posts involving […]

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I just got back to Virginia lateeeeeee Saturday night, and I’m only here until Friday, but it has already been an eventful time!!! 🙂 This past week was a busy one between wedding planning, wood-working projects, business, traveling, and networking in both VA and FL! There’s a lot to do while I’m visiting VA for the […]

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I promise I’m not trying to turn my blog into a once a week routine!! 😉 Even though my blog shows differently. Since driving down to Florida on Wednesday, I’ve been busy with album designs, emails, networking … and house projects! 😉 You’ll see what Alex and I have been up to in this post […]

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Where did this past week go?!?!!? I didn’t get quite as much business work as I wanted to get done, but I was so fortunate to spend as much quality time with my grandmother as I did while she was in town. <3 As you’ll see, the occasion was special because she wanted to be […]

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