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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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Details | Pippin Hill Vineyards in Charlottesville

Let’s talk about RECEPTION DETAILS today!!! I’m sharing my personal favorite Virginia + Florida reception details. šŸ™‚ I hope you’re inspired today by the DIY projects, venues, the TREATS (yum!), color pallets, and the arrangements/setups! I know how challenging it can be to visualize everything before the big day. But when everything comes together, it’s […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Portraits | Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

I am slowly but surely going through the entire 2019 wedding season and sharing some of my FAVORITE photos! So many great memories with my couples. <3 And today, I am sharing my favorite Virginia + Florida bride and groom wedding portraits!!! I don’t know how I was able to curate it down to just […]

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Brick Wall Coffee Bar | Virginia Wedding Vendor

Nope… It’s not another Coffee Talk Monday post! Instead, I have a tasty treat for you all today!!! I’m sharing one of Alex and my FAVORITE Virginia vendors from our wedding day ā€” Brick Wall Coffee Bar! šŸ™‚ If you haven’t heard of them or a mobile specialty coffee bar, then you’re going to LOVE hearing what Ashley, the CEO, is […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Ceremony Photos | Keswick Vineyards

By far, my favorite moment from my own wedding day was walking away from the ceremony hand in hand with my HUSBAND! You can ask Alex… I have that photo printed and used everywhere! Haha! A flood of feelings comes back seeing the joy and excitement on our faces. šŸ™‚ So this blog post is […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits

We are slowly but surely getting through the “Best of 2019” series! šŸ™‚ And today, we are tackling some of my MANY favorite Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits!!! If you want to know why it’s important to have the wedding party photographed, check it out HERE! Because the wedding day is a joyful occasion, […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Prepping Moments | Raspberry Plain Manor

I enjoy this part of the day so much! The bride and groom have their details together, and now it’s time to bring the vision to life!!! It’s the first time everyone sees the entire look come together… Hair, makeup, jewelry, and the outfit ā€” Even for the bride and groom! I can say from […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Bridal Details

Last week, you saw some of my favorite engagement portraits from 2019. Today, I’m continuing the “Best of 2019” by covering my favorite Virginia + Florida wedding bridal details! šŸ™‚ It’s so fun looking back through last year’s photos as I gear up for the 2020 wedding season. It’s coming quickly ā€” Hello, next month!! As […]

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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. šŸ™‚ 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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You might remember these two from their garden engagement session last year, but I cannot help but think back to our coffee date when I first met Colin and Nicole. I love any chance to connect with my couples, and over a cup of joe, count me in! I adored their story as well as the sparkle […]

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What a beautiful way to cap off the 2019 year! Jonathan and Mary Sheldon’s wedding was an absolute DREAM come true to this couple, as well as everyone involved. Mary Sheldon said in an Instagram post that she had dreamt this very day since she was a little girl and couldn’t have dreamt of a […]

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