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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When Kaitlyn initially reached out to me saying they were pregnant, my heart could have burst! πŸ™‚ 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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February. For REAL? This winter season is going to FLY by so quickly. I just know it! Which I guess isn’t so bad for those who love the warmer temps (like me!). It’s already warming up so I’m staying hopeful that means spring will come early. πŸ™‚ And if you didn’t hear, Groundhog Day was […]

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To My 2019 Couples: Can you believe this year you will be celebrating your First Anniversary?! The fun part is my husband and I will be celebrating alongside you. πŸ™‚ We are on this journey together!! I love that! So I want to share a little something that I plan to do for every anniversary […]

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When the clock strikes midnight to ring in the New Year, our minds cannot help but think “this is my year!” We get the chance to “start over” again with a clean plate and fill it with things we want to do that year. Then a wave of excitement dawns on me as I start […]

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What a YEAR. Going through 2019 has me questioning how did I manage… It was for sure the best year yet, but I can also admit that I don’t want to do it again. HAHA! Planning a wedding in six months while running a full-time business, packing up a house, and trying to sell was […]

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I’ve been working so hard to clear off my computer and I’m only one wedding away from being 100% done with the fall season!! πŸ™‚ So proud of myself because I’ve been spending countless hours in front of the computer during the weekdays trying to deliver photos to my sweet couples/families. This week will be […]

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Welp! I haven’t blogged a “Coffee Talk Monday” since Alex and my return from Thailand, so it’s about “Thai-me!” Okay, I’ll stop. πŸ˜‰ HAHA! It has been a crazier fall season than anticipated. It feels like I took on eight weddings in one month, but only because traveling caught up to me. In reality, I […]

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You have to recognize these cuties on the blog today after seeing their stunning Sky Line Drive engagement portraits and their Market at Grelen wedding! πŸ™‚ Oh, they know the way to my heart with pretty views!!! And the sunsets they had β€”Β GOODNESS. Unreal. They need to tell us what their secret is to having […]

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We watched the weather like it was our job every day leading up to the final hour before Eric and Rae tied the knot! Crazy storms were in the distance, but our prayers were answered because the rain just started as I drove away from this ceremony!!! So blessed. πŸ™‚ The rain worked around our […]

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I cannot believe it has been THREE years since Brian and Courtney said ‘I do’ to forever. <3 When we got together last week for their maternity portraits, we reflected on their wedding day and a flood of memories came back! <= Good thing we actually didn’t deal with any flooding on their wedding day, […]

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