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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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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Somehow, we managed to photograph these portraits on one of the hottest days in May. But it was worth the trade off after postponing their initial engagement session date from the threat of rain! I mean… I don’t know anyone who would willingly want to photograph a session in the rain if we had a […]

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OH MY GOSH… My heart eye emoji is at max capacity with these photos!!! Not only are Rhett and Caroline incredibly sweet, but they are absolutely stunning together and not afraid to show off their love for life and each other in front of the camera. <3 The joy is evident in every photo, and […]

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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. šŸ˜‰ 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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