I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Ceremony Photos | Keswick Vineyards

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The Adventure Box Tradition

I’m excited to share one of my FAVORITE traditions Alex and I started on our first dating anniversary. I hope this inspires YOU to carry on this meaningful tradition too. As you must guess, photography plays a huge part in my life! But I think this idea can be special to anyone who appreciates a […]

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Dating Your Spouse | Pizza Night

Before getting married, I had heard over and over again the importance of “dating” your spouse. ESPECIALLY when kids come into the picture! When you think back to the dating life before engagement, marriage, and kids, there’s no doubt the excitement of “newness.” Naturally, as time unfolds, the newness starts to wear away. But this […]

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

For anyone who knows Alex and me, we are money-cautious with our spendings. When it came to planning our wedding, we tried our very best to stick with our means of spending. So we got creative (more DIY posts to come about that!)! I want to share a little tip on how you can save […]

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Beach Sunset

I feel like the world is living in a weird dream right now … Feelings of confusion and numbness. As the government continues to close down businesses, schools, beaches, parks, cities, and in some cases, the entire state, we have to wonder when will this nightmare end? Or how will we navigate through this? I […]

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Happy Eighth Birthday, Pixie!!!

Today is ALL about Pixie!!! And for those who didn’t know, I also have a cat … I do! Haha! Her actual name is Pixel (hehe!), but she goes by Pixie! For those who have been wondering where she has been, it’s her time to SHINE on the blog! 🙂 Ollie dominates the spotlight, but […]

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We may have celebrated Ollie’s second birthday on Christmas Eve, but it was two years ago when Ollie came home. 🙂 Hard to believe he was once a little pup. Now he’s an 85/90 pound dog who thinks he is still a little pup. HA! Just ask Alex or see the photos below. 😉 I’ve […]

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When the clock strikes midnight to ring in the New Year, our minds cannot help but think “this is my year!” We get the chance to “start over” again with a clean plate and fill it with things we want to do that year. Then a wave of excitement dawns on me as I start […]

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What a YEAR. Going through 2019 has me questioning how did I manage… It was for sure the best year yet, but I can also admit that I don’t want to do it again. HAHA! Planning a wedding in six months while running a full-time business, packing up a house, and trying to sell was […]

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I have a feeling that during this season of “catching up” with personal posts, there’s going to be a lot of, “Well, I guess it’s better late than never!” And this is definitely one of those posts I wanted to share with you all BEFORE June 21st, but as you can imagine, June was a […]

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