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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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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It’s that time of the year where you’re going to see a lot of family portraits on the blog as we gear up for the Holiday season. Don’t hate, but I just bought another Christmas candle this morning after a sunrise session, and I’m currently listening to Christmas music as I put together this blog […]

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I have been photographing this lovely family for YEARS. They have to be one of the most stylish looking bunch. I appreciate their attention to detail, and it’s funny whenever I compliment that, Samantha always gives credit to her husband, Michael, for putting together the look. Those boys in suspenders melted my heart!!! SO STINKIN’ CUTE. Even their shoelaces […]

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Michelle reached out to me a couple of months ago after she stumbled across my work on Instagram. 🙂 She fell in love with the work I’ve done on Skyline Drive, so we made plans to make this happen as soon as my schedule allowed it! I typically photograph mothers around their 30-week mark, but due […]

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I love accepting a good challenge from time to time. When I first shook Julian’s hand to introduce myself, I almost heard, “Hi, I’m Julian, and I cannot wait to be done with these photos.” Not really! HAHA! But as you can expect from a typical high school senior, this wasn’t something he had dreamt […]

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I think this is a first — my first time posting not just one, but TWO blog posts in one day. It’s a busy time of the year and I’m so grateful for couples like Clint and Alexis who make my “job” so much fun!!! 🙂 These two have always had a special place in […]

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Kids will do and say the darnest things. But that’s actually what I hope to document and embrace when I’m photographing families! It’s fun to think about the qualities I love about weddings and family portraits since they can be very different experiences. Wedding days are typically a controlled atmosphere. We follow a customized photo […]

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This is a very special post, and it’s very dear to my heart!! In fact, this particular blog feature involves my very own sister! 🙂 I’m so glad she was willing to share her story and these photos with you all in the hopes to inspire and encourage many. And, gosh, does she have a […]

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