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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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florida Panhandle

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I feel very grateful Sam and Brandon were introduced in my life in 2015! Since then, they tied the knot, started a family, and built one of the prettiest homes! A lot has changed, but I’m glad that we have stayed connected over the years. <3 Sam and Brandon are some of the sweetest, kindest […]

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Warrenton, VA is a small town — Especially growing up in the area. When I met Josh and Brittney, it felt as though we were able to bounce connections back and forth which is always fun! It turned out Josh is also a fellow Duke (#godukes!), but besides that exciting discovery, I LOVED getting to […]

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I love how business connects and reconnects me with new/old friends. <3 I photographed Emily and George’s maternity session years ago and it’s hard to believe seeing their little ones running around now!! And what a darling family! This session happened rather quickly since I planned to visit Richmond this past week. Since they moved […]

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Oh, these two. <3 When I got together with Alex and Taylor a couple of months ago in downtown Culpeper regarding their exciting news, I was excited about the opportunity to hang out since their wedding last year!!! I was also THRILLED and honored they asked me to take maternity announcement portraits! We got together […]

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I am so excited to share this post!!! Not only because I adore this family, but because this was the first lifestyle session booked outside of my Florida network! Ashley found me through an online search, and I’m soooo glad my business connected us!! Planting a business in a new area can come with its own […]

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I cannot believe it’s 2019!!! With the new year means lots of changes ahead, personally and business-wise! 🙂 But before there is change, I love taking this time of the year to reflect on the past twelve months. I like to see what I can improve, but I also really enjoy seeing the positive results […]

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Oh, these two. Chris and Chanel stole my heart years ago when we got to know each other during their exciting engagement season. Since then, we celebrated their wedding back in October 2016 (it was a fun day I’ll NEVER forget!!), and now we celebrate the coming of Baby Liquido!!! Seeing Chris and Chanel share their […]

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I had the honor of connecting with Alexia and Nate before Milo was born. Since then, they have been a burst of sunshine in my business!!! They have the most gentle, warmhearted, caring souls. I have really enjoyed getting to know them and watch them grow their photography business!!! They are based in Maryland (so […]

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My sweet, sweet, SWEET Wyatt! I’ve been excited to feature these photos for a while, but my blog was SLAMMED for the past weeks with weddings and portrait sessions. When I had the first opportunity to meet Wyatt right after he was born back in September, I had to bring my camera and document his […]

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I’ve been photographing this family for years, and I cannot tell you how much of a joy it is to watch returning clients grow from the previous time together. Not only is it fun catching up, but it’s also an honor that they want to use my services again! It means more than they will […]

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