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!

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Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was another BEAUTIFUL one!!!! <3 I told you that you would see Dylan and Theresa on the blog again shortly after their engagement portraits were featured last week. πŸ™‚ And here they are! All dressed up and HUSBAND AND WIFE! And boy … The party they threw for their guests […]

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I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!!! Kyle and Lauren’s classic and timeless wedding at the Mill at Fine Creek kicked off this long holiday weekend on Friday. πŸ™‚ The last time I got together with Kyle and Lauren was from their engagement session at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens last […]

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Gosh … I continue to photograph stunning weddings one after another this spring season! You’re going to LOVE looking through this eye candy today. <3 Kevin and Briana’s beauty shines from within! They don’t just enjoy making each other laugh and smile, they are truly best friends β€” That will be VERY evident below!!! I […]

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Welp! This wedding is a hefty post!!! Only because I had wayyyy too many favorites and have to share the entire story of Saturday with you all to show you only a glimpse of their fairytale day! πŸ™‚ It’s so funny to admit this, but after photographing Graham and Meghan at their engagement session last […]

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I’m still on cloud CINCO DE MAYO after photographing this super fun celebration over the weekend in Cancun, Mexico at the GORGEOUS Royalton Riviera resort!!! Sand in between my toes while photographing Taylor and Ashley’s wedding was exactly what my soul needed β€” Although, let’s talk about how much of a work out it is […]

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Gosh, I’m not even sure where to start?! Lindsay has been a dear friend of mine since ninth grade … I don’t even want to count how many years ago that was. πŸ˜‰ HA! Countless sleepovers … screaming at the top of our lungs to Backstreet Boys … plenty of boy talk … And all […]

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You might recognize these two because they were recently on my blog from their April engagement portraits at Airlie! πŸ™‚ I adore these two for several reasons. 1) Their love story is unique, personable, and perfect. 2) They give all thanks and glory to God for bringing them together. 3) The way they look at […]

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When I arrive wherever the girls are getting ready, it’s fun walking in and witnessing the enthusiasm around the room! The months of prepping finally led to this. The beautiful bride FINALLY gets to step into her dress and share the special moment of being a BRIDE with her closest family and friends! While there […]

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Today’s post is all about the pretty!!! πŸ™‚ I was going to blog about my first year with Ollie, but I’m going to save that fluffy cuteness for next week. πŸ˜‰ Now that I’m prepping for my own wedding this summer, I see even more reason why to have these little details documented before diving […]

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Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m (this is Alex, it was 3:15). Alex picked me up from his house after “working” a couple of hours (one of many lies told that day…) so we could head to the beach for our favorite Florida tradition β€” Sunset, sand, and Mi GenteΒ tacos (yum!). After driving past our typical […]

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