I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’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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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!!! 🙂 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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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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I’m back from a long weekend family reunion in Canada! 🙂 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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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. 🙂 Looking at these photos below, you would have thought this trip was a road trip […]

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Finally, Virginia has sunshine! It only took two weeks and a lot of flooding for the weather to call it quits! Oh, and apparently, a lot of snakes? Ah! I won’t get into that… But while I was appreciating this amazing weather today, I couldn’t help but think about my trips down to Florida the past […]

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April 23, 2018

It has been a good while since I’ve last been on here, but I’m back!!!! Brace yourself … It’s a long post!!! I’m not sure if I’ve told you my “word of the year” or not, but you know how I’ve developed themes throughout my business life? I’ve worked on words like … build, refine, […]

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Over the years, I’ve heard MANY friends, including Alex, rave about San Diego. Saying things like it’s the best city in the U.S.! I never really had a reason to visit, but do I really even need a reason/excuse to travel? When Kate, Alex’s soon-to-be-sister-in-law, said she was going to go to San Diego area […]

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