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

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It’s that time of the winter season when I have the honor of sharing some of my favorite memories from the previous year. From Virginia to Florida, 2019 was quite eventful!! I managed to book portraits during my trips in two different states, which made traveling very busy, but also rewarding. When I look at […]

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When Kaitlyn initially reached out to me saying they were pregnant, my heart could have burst! šŸ™‚ Two thoughts went through my head. I was so excited that Josh and Kaitlyn were going to be parents!! The other thought was how honored I was that they wanted me to photograph their maternity portraits at Marriott […]

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The Lowe Family and I got together in Sandestin, Florida to photograph cherishable memories while the entire family was in town

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Every time I see Brennan and Lindsey, I feel as though a ray of light shines from within them. They radiate joy and happiness! It might be obvious in the photos below. šŸ˜‰ And when I think about their wedding day in 2018, I can see how God was a part of their stories. The […]

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I have to start this post by disclaiming that newborn photography is not my specialty, which is why you primarily see couples and families on my website. šŸ˜‰ HOWEVER, the gift of life is by far the most beautiful gift from God. So, of course, I had to make an exception for my niece! Amelia […]

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You never know how your story could impact others unless you’re willing to share your story. šŸ™‚ This session was a very special one to Matt and Briana and definitely a reason worth celebrating! They had a very trying year after they had a little angel join the Heavens early 2019, but little did they […]

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I was happy when the Faulkner family reached out to me to have fall family portraits done and celebrate their little one’s first Birthday! šŸ™‚ I am sure her sweet parents realized that the time with her was going by way too fast. What better time to capture this current stage of her life than […]

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Oh, man. These two make pregnancy look like a BREEZE. Really, though. Jules told me that she was going to run a race just weeks after this session if the Doc 100% clears her! Talk about impressive!!! Nothing stands in her way and I admire her determination. I’m sure that is just one of many, […]

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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. šŸ˜‰ 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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