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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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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@stephaniemessickphoto

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Tenth Annual Christmas Minis | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

This is a FUN and festive tradition! For the past TEN years, I’ve hosted Christmas mini sessions!!! TEN YEARS! WOW. One of my favorite years was when we got our first snow coincidentally the day of our scheduled minis!!! But that was a one-time occurrence that I would be happy to welcome back. 🙂 I […]

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The Toves Family | Palmer Park, Colorado Springs Photographer

Let’s first talk about this family … Before they were a family, I knew them as Frankie and Chris. We met back in 2017 when they were looking for a wedding photographer. After getting to know them over a cup of coffee and then their engagement session, I felt a genuine connection! Fast forward to their wedding […]

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The Perez Family | Red Rock Canyon, Colorado Springs Photographer

Erica and her husband, Toby, gathered her parents together while they were visiting Colorado, and took some family portraits at Red Rock Canyon. 🙂 We originally connected through her sisiter-in-law, Kayla, and I’m SO glad we did!!! I loved hearing that not only is Erica originally from Colorado Springs, but her and Toby currently live […]

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The Daltons | Sylvanside Farm, Virginia Family + Maternity Session

You might recognize this beautiful family as well as this backdrop from last year! The Dalton family and I gathered to celebrate their little family with Evelyn last summer. But this year, they wanted to gather at the Sylvanside Farm again to celebrate their little growing family and maternity! 🙂 Eeeeppp!!! Isn’t Claudia just the most beautiful mama?! […]

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Sunflower Mini Sessions | Warrenton, Virginia Photographer

Why am I posting about sunflowers in November? HAHA! We are working through August sessions/weddings, and this wraps it up!!! During my visit to Warrenton, Virginia, one of my photographer dreams was to photograph my clients in a sunflower field! I originally had plans downtown but plans quickly changed. While I was heading to my […]

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Kayla & Brad | Colorado Springs, Colorado Maternity Photographer

Back in August, I had the honor of photographing one of my Florida friends in Colorado Springs!!! How did I end up in Colorado Springs taking maternity portraits as her photographer all the way from Florida? Well, when I made the announcement that I was moving to Colorado Springs this summer, Kayla couldn’t wait to […]

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Andrew & Caitlin | Palmar Park, Colorado Springs Family Photographer

Back in August, we welcomed our friends, Andrew, Caitlin, and their precious little girl, Leah, as our first official overnight visitors! We were so grateful for this quality time with them. It was so great seeing them as parents — They are seriously rocking it! I laughed and said that Caitlin was a pro when […]

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Colin & Jules | Navarre, Florida Family Photographer

You might recognize Jules and Colin on the blog — Not only have I photographed their engagement and wedding portraits, but also their maternity, and now these family portraits!!! Jules emailed me months ago letting me know that they were moving to the Florida Panhandle. 🙂 I was so excited that I felt the need […]

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Camille + Family | Destin, Florida Beach Photographer

I met with this lovely, sweet family at their vacation house on 30A just before moving to Colorado! 🙂 They had one epic set up with their iconic 30A style home situated on a private beach! When they searched for a Destin, Florida beach photographer, I’m so glad they reached out to me!!! What an […]

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Life Update | We Moved to Colorado!!!

We are officially Coloradans! We miss our Florida friends and the breath-taking beaches, but we have a feeling that Colorado is going to be so good to us!!! It’s still so hard to believe that we are finally here. But we are looking forward to settling in over the weeks ahead. 🙂 After all, we […]

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