Iโ€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iโ€™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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Iโ€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iโ€™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’ve been obsessing over this session since photographing Lauren and Keith on Monday!!! And thanks to three different map apps (HA!), I’m SO glad I made it to this session after I-66 shut down in one spot. It had been two years since I last photographed the iconic cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. When Lauren […]

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I’ve known Emily for YEARS. And I’m afraid to count how many because then it reminds me of my age. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Her older sister, Lindsay, and I have been great friends since early high school, and because of that friendship, I was able to meet this sweet young lady!!! As soon as Emily and I […]

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When I have a couple who lives out of the state, sometimes it is easier for me to fly to them for engagement portraits! That was the case for Anthony and Kathryn. Between their crazy schedules making a session happen in Virginia was veryyyy limited! Not to mention, their careers are pretty demanding on time. […]

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When we started talking engagement portraits, these two were game for ANYTHING. Of course, I was thinking, “TAKE ME! TAKE ME!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m along for the ride as well, especially if it’s a place that is as photogenic as Charleston, South Carolina!!! Somehow, in the midst of crazy schedules, our calendars aligned! ๐Ÿ™‚ We counted […]

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Oh, today is a GOOD one!!!! I knew Iย had a lot of favorites from the 2018 engagement season, but I didn’t realize how many until I put together this blog post! ๐Ÿ™‚ It means so much to me that these couples had entrusted me to photograph this joyous occasion of their engagement. They don’t just […]

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When two equally excited, in love people come together, you have a dynamic duo!ย I guarantee you’re going to ADORE this couple as much as I do just by looking through these photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ Taylor and Sarah are simply darling, easy going, and down to earth. Sarah’s sense of humor will make anyone smile and laugh […]

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Do you love Christmas? Do you love Christmas as much as Danny and Laurie?! Just see these photos below because the Holidays are written all over this super festive wedding!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ And I LOVE it!!! This couple is something else. <3 I instantly connected with Danny and Laurie during our initial meeting after […]

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I initially met Paige’s parents before having the privilege of meeting the ever-so-sweet, Ryan and Paige months later! It was because they knew Ryan’s plans to pop the question, so they were naturally excited for their daughter!!! If you were to meet this darling couple, you would be excited for them too because they were […]

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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 Driveย but came across that it was CLOSED because of the destruction from […]

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