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!

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Now that time has passed, and Brett and Shelby had the chance to tell their family and friends the big news, I can finally share these pretty photos!!! Last month, I had the opportunity to go undercover and photograph a proposal at the beautiful Barboursville Vineyards. Going undercover to shoot a proposal is as nerve-wracking […]

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As people in Northern Virginia know, we got snow last week!! Definitely an early ‘hello,’ despite the talks about it being a mild winter!! Bryan, Meghan, and I had plans to meet up last week for their engagement session on top of Skyline Drive but came across that it was CLOSED because of the destruction from […]

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Every so often I book an engagement session with a couple who is looking to do local portraits with the intention to have a wedding back in their hometown. I loved hearing why Washington, D.C. meant so much to Ben and Melissa when they grew up in New York! So it was so appropriate to […]

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I had met Curtis and Emily back in March 2017 before Curtis deployed. After celebrating Veteran’s Day this past weekend, it was appropriate we celebrated with these engagement portraits!!!! Curtis, thank you so much for your service!!!! But honestly, we weren’t sure this session was going to happen last Friday. We had planned to meet […]

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Don’t let these two fool you… It was FREEZING when we met up for their engagement session on a bright and early morning in Washington, D.C. last week. While Lacey wore a flowy, sleeveless gown, I had my winter gear on (the entire getup: snow boots, gloves, coat, and a scarf). But you would have […]

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I am SO excited to share today’s blog post!!! There’s cute, and then there’s Taylor and Sarah cute. I met these two through my sweet boyfriend, Alex, almost a year ago at the same Christmas party Taylor and Sarah met years back. I remember thinking, “Oh, these two are precious! And Sarah is gorgeous and […]

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Remember Michaela and David’s gorgeous Stone Tower Winery wedding this past summer? If you missed it, check it out HERE! I had the privilege of connecting with Michaela’s sister, Crystal, during the day, and I’m so glad we met!!! Crystal reached out to me after the wedding interested in fall engagement portraits with her fiance, […]

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Together, Jarrid and Jen make a beautiful couple! A fun fact about these two is that Jen’s brother played a MAJOR role in connecting these two. You’ll have to read their adorable love story below to find out how, but I adore Jarrid and Jen and their love story! Not only are they are sweet […]

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From the first interaction with Colin and Jules, I immediately picked up on their playful sense of humor. And, boy… When I met these two on Skyline Drive, they were not afraid to show off that fun spirit in their relationship! Love that!! We had been anticipating this gathering for so long because we were excited […]

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I have known Stan’s family for YEARS. Gosh, I cannot really remember a time I didn’t know them! We grew up in the same hometown, and his family owns The Corner Deli (YUM!)! I believe I heard that Duck Dynasty visited their deli not that long ago? So fun!! When Abigail reached out to me […]

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