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!

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@stephaniemessickphoto

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Thailand Honeymoon | Railay Beach + Phi Phi Islands

If you missed the first Thailand Honeymoon blog post, this is a two-part feature! Last time, I shared our adventures through Bangkok and Chiang Mai! Today, I’m sharing one of my FAVORITE places in the entire world … Railay Beach + the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand! I hope the beauty and the magic below […]

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Thailand Honeymoon | Bangkok + Chiang Mai

This is a two-part blog post, and I had to split it up because I have so many favorite memories to share with you all!!! Back in October, Alex and I went on our honeymoon to Railay Beach (coming soon!) + Bangkok + Chiang Mai, Thailand!!!! Believe me, the pasta, wine, and cheese were also […]

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You don’t realize how much you miss the fall leaves until you move south. Alex and I both come from Virginia, where mountains are within an hour’s reach. Now that we live in Florida, we don’t see those pretty colorful mountains during the fall season. So we decided to head north for a little adventure […]

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Nothing like blogging great vacations six months after it happened … HA! Charleston is one of my favorite places and I’m excited to share our mini-moon with you!!! šŸ™‚ Whether you have been or not, I hope you find this post as exciting as it was for us exploring. Give me pimiento cheese everything, fun […]

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Let’s pause my own photography and spotlight another photographer’s work! That other photographer is someone VERY special to me. <3 In fact, when Alex asked me on our first date, I remember scrolling through his Instagram with a friend of mine admiring all of his travel photography work! I thought that he had a natural […]

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Las Vegas, Nevada Adventures | Red Rock Canyon, Calico II Hike

Well, I’m kind of embarrassed to say I never posted about my trip out to Las Vegas back in April!!! And it was one of my favorite adventures!!! I feel a little behind on blogging because not only is this post SO overdue, and I haven’t even finished sharing my favorite 2017 photos!!! HAHA! Please […]

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Dopes & Nopes | Niagara on the Lake, Canada Family Reunion

I’m back from a long weekend family reunion in Canada! šŸ™‚ I woke up early this morning to dive right back into work. You don’t get to see everything I do behind the scenes, but I have a lot going on. All exciting things, though! I’m finalizing ideas/content for my new website (debuting the end […]

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Alys Beach | 30A South Walton, Florida Photographer

Have you heard about the famous 30A drive? I actually did not know about this incredibly charming place until Alex introduced me a couple months ago when I took his mom and grandmother down to Florida! The scenic drive consists of small towns that each have their own personality. Besides Aly’s Beach, Rosemary Beach was […]

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I’m BACK!!!! And this isn’t just a “weekend recap”, I have so much more to share with you from my recent road trip down to Florida. <3 After seeing how heartbroken Alex’s grandmother was when Alex graduated medical school, knowing that he was about to move to Florida, I knew I needed to create an […]

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Ollie and I are back from Florida!!!! Gosh, it was the BEST trip! Mostly because Ollie and I got to hang out with Alex for over a week, but we really enjoyed our adventures on and off the road. šŸ™‚ Looking at these photos below, you would have thought this trip was a road trip […]

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