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

serving

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florida Panhandle

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find insperation

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Out of the Office until October 27th!!!

HAPPY OCTOBER!!! One of my FAVORITE months of the year. šŸ™‚ I’m loving all of the fall vibes happening in Florida! But I’m really looking forward to visiting Wyoming and Virginia for the full “fall experience.” Bring on the campfires, hot cocoa, apple cider, fall boots, cute layers, and the COLORFUL foliage! I cannot WAIT! […]

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September 28, 2020

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What a weekend!!! šŸ™‚ It wasn’t quite as productive as I expected, but it was FUN!!! Hopefully, this week will be productive as we prepare for a little vacation to Wyoming on Friday. šŸ™‚ **I’ll be out of the office starting Friday with no intentions of doing any business work during this last big getaway […]

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The Downs Family | Warrenton, Virginia Portrait Photographer

I’ve been privileged to know the Downs family for years!! Not only as a wedding + family photographer but as a friend throughout my time in Warrenton, Virginia. <3 They have a special place in my heart that continues to overflow with joy every time I catch up with them. And what a journey it […]

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We are Having a Baby | Second Trimester

It has been about ten weeks since we shared with you all that we are expecting. šŸ™‚ So it’s time to share an update now that the second trimester is quickly flying by!! The first trimester seemed like an eternity whereas the second trimester seems like we cannot grasp time. You’ll see below why we […]

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Happy National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day!!! I am taking a “paws” (you see what I did there?) from sessions and dedicating this blog feature to Ollie and all dogs out there. <3 Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but they really are a man’s best friend! Or I guess … man is a dog’s best friend! […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Obviously, it’s not Monday, BUT I spent the day traveling 14-hours on the road earlier this week! šŸ™‚ We (Ollie and I) made it to Virginia!!! Because I’m here on a business trip to photograph two weddings and some portrait sessions, I won’t have normal business hours checking emails, etc. I’ll resume back to normal […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

What a week! It might not look like it was busy, but I was busy photographing vacationers. šŸ™‚ If I’m not photographing weddings, I’m at least grateful to photograph portrait sessions in the meantime. A nice way to stay busy during this season! But… That is changing NEXT WEEK!!! šŸ™‚ I’ll be heading up to […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

I took last week away from blogging because I hit the road and ventured north to see my SIL and sweet niece!!! šŸ™‚ After my trip, I realized how much I miss personable interaction with family and friends… This quarantine season is HARD, and with things not getting better here in Florida means that I’m […]

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Coffee Talk Mondays

It’s TUESDAY but I’m making up for not posting a blog feature yesterday. šŸ™‚ I took a long weekend with Alex to celebrate the Fourth of July. As you’ll see below, I ran up to Cheaha State Park for a little hiking adventure over the weekend!!! It was so much fun getting out with my […]

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We are Having a Baby!!!

Now that the news is OUT, I can finally share photos, stories, and random things I learned about the first trimester! šŸ™‚ As soon as I typed the title for the blog post, I thought… “Did I really just say that?!” Mentally, it hasn’t sunk in. Physically, though, it has in so many ways!! No […]

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