Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™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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Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™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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During my last business trip to Virginia, Curtis, Rachel, and I got together on one beautiful evening in Old Town Alexandria!! I love when couples have a place in mind for their engagement portraits that has significance to their relationship. šŸ™‚ They loved the cobblestone side streets and the water, so it’s a beautiful mixture […]

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Jonathan and Mary Sheldon, or together known as “The Esby’s”, reached out to me months ago excitingly telling me their plans to get married this December! šŸ™‚ Just through our short conversation via email, I was very excited to chat with them! After conversating over the phone … Which really felt like catching up with […]

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With Alex being in the Air Force brings an entirely new community to my life. I’ve met new friends around the Destin, Florida area not just through his work, but through networking groups as well. When Alex and the first-year residents first moved to Florida from all over the country last year, it seemed easy […]

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You saw on my “Coffee Talk Mondays” post this past week that my best friend got married at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia!! It was literally the most beautiful September day, and I’m glad that Liz and Luke got to experience that considering the entire wedding was outdoors. šŸ™‚ Timing really worked in their favor […]

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There are couples you meet and you cannot help but think, “They were MEANT to be together.” That was exactly what I thought when I had the opportunity to meet Danny and Andreea in person. šŸ™‚ Even over the phone, I knew there was something special about their story. Now they are planning to get […]

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Tara and I had a phone meeting months ago and during that meeting, we figured out that we were both engaged on the same exact day … December 15th!!! Right then, I knew I would adore Pat and Tara. šŸ™‚ Although Pat proposed to Tara on a VERY cold day, I think they knew that […]

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Codey, Anna, their adorable pup, and I met on what it seems to be a pretty expected hot/humid May day. Is this a sign of what is to come this summer? GOODNESS!!! Although, these two made it look like a piece of cake to run around, climb rocks in heels, and avoid distraction from people […]

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Colin, Nicole, and I met at one of my favorite downtown Warrenton coffee shops earlier this year to talk about dreams, plans, and get to know each other. šŸ™‚ They originally wanted a winter shoot with potential snowfall, but obviously, we decided to go the way opposite direction and find the prettiest flowering location in […]

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I remember running errands one afternoon last year when I received a phone call from Theresa’s SWEET momma! She was so excited because Dylan proposed to her daughter which meant they were starting to dream and plan their big day. On a side note ā€” This is crazy typing this and realizing how the time […]

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I’m excited to conclude the week with this session on top of the mountains of Virginia! One of my favorite spots and it was the ideal backdrop for David and Megan’s engagement session. šŸ™‚ Of course, we couldn’t forget to include their fur baby, Savannah!!! She totally hammed it up in front of the camera […]

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