Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, 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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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, 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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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florida Panhandle

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find insperation

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TWO AND A HALF MORE WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! WOW! I cannot believe it!!! AND this week, Jack and I get to fly across the country to visit family this weekend before Alex joins us! šŸ™‚ During our quick Virginia visit, I’ll be hosting my TENTH annual Christmas mini sessions, we will be celebrating Jack’s First […]

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Dilan & Allison | Manassas Battlefield, Virginia Engagement

Dilan, Allison, and I got together in September at the Manassas Battlefield in Virginia to photograph their engagement portraits. It was a BEAUTIFUL evening ā€” I mean, look at the GLOWY light and the colors in the sky!!! Although, by our surprise, the wind picked up at the end and made it a super chilly […]

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I hope you had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!!! Can you believe we are just TWO days away from December? Where did the year go? Regardless, it’s the most magical time of the year, and I’m excited to celebrate this season with family and friends! šŸ™‚ December is going to be a crazy month between […]

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Wow! What a fun Veteran’s Day weekend!!!! I’m grateful for the time off Alex had so we could hang out with friends and adventure. We quickly realized though, that we are getting old… After staying up until midnight drinking wine with friends, we *had* to take a nap the next day! HAHA! How did we […]

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Something made me think of Alex and my honeymoon to Thailand recently. Cue the photo above! It was a time we lived life on the edge… riding a scooter up a windy Thailand mountain with crazy drivers around us… or that time we ate bugs … or ran around with elephants … Gosh. So many […]

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It has been TWO months since I last blogged… and almost a YEAR since my last “Coffee Talk Mondays” post!!! So much has happened in the past year. Wad a baby, moved across the country, went from owning just one property to now almost four investment properties (more about that later) and more to add, […]

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Lu & Erin | Washington DC Engagement Photographer

It’s an exciting time for Lu and Erin right now because they are just DAYS away from tying the knot at Great Marsh Estate!!!! What a perfect time to debut this sweet and FUN couple on the blog!!! šŸ™‚ During one of my last trips to Virginia, we met up in Washington DC to take […]

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We are Moving to Colorado!!!

We are MOVING to Colorado Springs this July! šŸ™‚ As much as we love the beaches here in Florida, we are soooo excited to head back to the mountains. Although, Colorado is just a little different from the Virginia mountains we are used to. Especially when it comes to the ski slopes… šŸ˜‰ The views […]

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Jack's Fourth Month

We celebrated FOUR months with Jack last Friday!!! He’s growing up soooo fast ā€” In fact, it’s about time for him to move into his crib! šŸ™ I’m not sure how I feel about that ā€¦ Because he’s growing so quickly, we had to swap out from our favorite Ollie Swaddle (he was too tall […]

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Jack's Third Month

We celebrated THREE months with our sweet boy last Tuesday! I cannot believe we are officially out of the fourth trimester!! This season is so bittersweet, and I am soaking it in as much as I can! <3 These photos I take every month are precious and something I’ll cherish forever as he continues to […]

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