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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Last week, Alex and I had VERY special visitors!!! Alex’s twin brother and wife came out for a short weekend to enjoy some quality time and adventures with us around the Destin, Florida area. <3 It was so nice having Andrew and Kate because we got to share so many special places with them. Like […]

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The mountains will always hold a special place in my heart … Even though I’m loving the beach scenery too in Florida. 😉 But I LOVE that I have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and photograph them on top of the Shenandoah mountains in Virginia when I come back for business trips! With the […]

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I’ve been photographing this sweet family for YEARS. It’s an honor for sure, but what’s even more humbling is seeing the love they have for each other. As the kids continue to grow, so does their purpose in life. They have a very strong foundation built on faith and family, which is evident every time […]

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I loved kicking off my first business trip back to Virginia with this session in the mountains! I love my new Florida home with my love, but my heart and soul is also brought alive in the Shenandoah Mountains. I cannot wait for fall sessions to start soon, but one thing that surprised me when […]

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I am SO excited to be an official Floridian! Just days after Alex and I tied the knot in June, my stuff was moved into our home perfect distance from Destin, Navarre, Pensacola, and 30A beaches. What a DREAM. I never in my wildest dreams thought that a vacation destination would be our home! It’s […]

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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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