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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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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Last year was a whirlwind of a year, and it seems like 2018 is indicating the same deal! Ah! So before January completely escapes me, I want to share a personal post about my 2017 season! 🙂 It was an adventurous, exciting, busy, and honestly bumpy ride, but very rewarding!! God shook me and the […]

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Well, it has been over a week since my last blog post, and it was definitely not by choice… I had a jammed-packed week of posts to share with you all, and I felt helpless! FINALLY, I have access to my blog again to pick up where I left off!!! I’ve dealt with hacking issues […]

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Well, this was the quickest Christmas season I’ve ever experienced! Did December feel like it was on fast forward for you?! As soon as I got back from Paris, it seemed like it was like, “BAM!,” full-throttle Christmas mode. And yet, I failed again to continue posting this “Weekend Recaps” consistently on my blog. It […]

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Hola!! Oh my gosh, if you haven’t visited Hawaii, I’m going to somehow convince you to go in the near future! Although, I heard that with an increase in flights will come cheaper fares next year. Let’s keep an eye out for that! 😉 Now that I’m back, I’m excited to dive back into a […]

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!! It’s funny to see how timing can work out in our favor. 🙂 My friends in Hawaii invited me to visit them while they are living on the beautiful island, so a few months ago I took the offer seriously when I saw the plane ticket prices! I was supposed to visit […]

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I didn’t think I was going to share this on my blog, but I built up the courage to press “publish” because I know there are others who can relate and can appreciate honesty/vulnerability. I was worried by sharing these words today that it might show that I’m “weak,” but I also realized that by sharing […]

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I cannot believe it’s the end of March! Where did the last three months go? I started planning the Second Annual Runaway Brides 5k Fun Run back in November, and the planning hasn’t stopped since then. There’s SO much that goes into planning a big event like this. From locating volunteers and coordinating them to figuring […]

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Wow. Where did FIVE years go?! If you’re new around here, Pixie is basically my business mascot. 😉 If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll see her on my Instastories from time to time. Not one day that goes by that I make sure I don’t take her for granted. 🙂 I cannot imagine what life […]

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January 30, 2017

Happy snow day!!! 🙂 Especially to those who are out of school, both kids and staff members. Waking up to snow on a Monday made me want to stay in bed. I know I’m not the only one who felt this way. 😉 I have no excuse to not work today since my office is […]

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