I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether I’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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUSBAND!!!! <= I keep pinching myself that I get to say that! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Please help me wish him the happiest of Birthdays today!!! Alex, I am looking forward to growing gray and old with you! But before that happens, let’s enjoy our long, colored hair. 😉 Ha! I look […]

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And you were expecting a “Coffee Talk Monday” post … SIKE!!!! As Alex and I prepare for big changes NEXT WEEK (is this REAL LIFE?!), I want to share a quick thought. This isn’t just a reminder that I’ll be out of the office for a while as I prepare to marry my best friend […]

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It’s Monday and I’m feeling recovered from this past weekend. 🙂 Or mostly recovered after 10 hours of sleep last night! I’m getting so so so excited thinking that June isn’t that far away and I get to marry my best friend SOON!!! We have been finding ways to make the long distance easier on […]

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I cannot believe I’m typing this post right now… My house is officially FOR SALE!!! If you missed the other post leading up to this one, read more HERE regarding why I’m moving!!! There is a handsome, soon-to-be-hubby calling my name down south this summer!!!! <3 <3 <3 About the house: Located in a friendly […]

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This winter season has me in the winter blues. I miss watching sunsets, hiking, outdoor activity… Really, cabin fever is NO joke! 😉 And not just because it’s cold, but it has been SO rainy and gloomy in Virginia AND Florida. As I sat in my favorite coffee shop yesterday sipping on a warm cup […]

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This is the cutest, fluffiest feature I’ve posted in a while!!! This is a special post because I’ve had Ollie for a little over a year now and it’s time to share and celebrate the moments we have experienced together! I cannot believe it has been a year already, but I’m so impressed by the […]

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Three years. I cannot believe almost three years ago, I was handed a key to a house I called my own. So many memories with family and friends! Wine nights, craft dates, sleepovers, game nights, small group gatherings, The Bachelor binging, cooking adventures, girl talk… It has always been a safe place for my fur […]

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We are switching things up from the “Coffee Talk Mondays” today! I’m currently designing our wedding website and thought the blog was a great place to share the start of our story. Having the beginning documented/recorded will be a great reminder for us to reflect in the future when we need to be reminded of […]

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There’s NO WAY I’m turning 3-0. No way. This was my mindset all last week. You see, turning 30 has been a big deal since I turned 20. I’m not kidding, for an entire DECADE I’ve been dreading this number. I remember making an original joke back then saying, “Oh my gosh, ten more years […]

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So, you might have seen a lot of photos of Ollie on my blog, Facebook, and Instagram, but Pixie was my original SMP mascot!!! Recently, she celebrated her SIXTH year in this world! Thinking about where these past six years went, I’ll never know. It was around this time when I was seriously considering officially opening […]

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