I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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It has been a while since I’ve last shared a DIY project, right?! I think it’s time to pick up where I left off and share another idea with you. 🙂 What’s a thought out, polished, pretty way to take a plain door and make it into something eye-catching? A barn door!!! I’m actually going […]

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I remember sitting down with Ryan Homes two and a half years ago signing paperwork to build my house. I was excited and nervous, but yet, confident with my decision. Between my first time hearing about an available lot to the initial contact with the sales rep regarding my interest to then signing paperwork, all […]

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A day late on this post, but I’m catching up with the “Weekend Recap!” A lot is going on at the moment, all great things of course, but I’m trying to soak in every last minute of the “summer break” before the fall wedding season begins this weekend. 🙂 I’ve been able to take a […]

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It has been a while since I have shared a DIY home project with you all! So today, I’m sharing how YOU can really jazz up a room with some wood, nails, caulk, and paint! When I was designing my home, I wanted the walls to have personality, but it had to blend with the atmosphere. […]

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When I moved into my house last year, I was more concerned about exterior details looking situated. I knew going into the 2017 year, I wanted to focus on organization, especially in the kitchen! In January, I went through every cabinet and drawer and listed general kitchen utensils, appliances, plate ware and everything in between […]

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It has been a year of sharing fun DIY projects and decor ideas, and I’m continuing the series today! I have shared teasers of this room, but this is the first time I’m sharing the entire space on the blog. 🙂 It’s time to give you a tour of the guest bedroom, one of my […]

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This is the last and final post for the series, “DIY Farmhouse Repurposed Table!” I have shown you the big transformation as well as how to repurpose a table, now I’m sharing how you can repurpose dining room chairs! Typically, dining room chairs are wood/upholstery. Of course, though, there are different styles, but I hope […]

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I have had many family members, friends and viewers ask how did I transform a plain table to the farmhouse look. If you missed the blog post where I showed the before and after photos, you must check out THIS blog post before reading the information below. 🙂 It’s one of my all time favorite projects […]

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I cannot believe, this time a year ago, I had just bought my first home! I have posted many projects over the past year, but this post is fun seeing everything together! Believe me, the projects haven’t stopped. 😉 I’m currently in the midst of creating custom kitchen drawer dividers for my utensils, and I […]

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When I was envisioning a space to gather family and friends in my home, a big and pretty wooden dining room table was exactly what I hoped for. What came to my surprise was the price of purchasing a brand new eight-person table with eight chairs! Yikes! We are talking at least $1,000 … And […]

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