Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™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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Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™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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Where to even begin with this couple … Let’s start off by saying that Debbie wore that Blush by Hayley wedding gown as if she was hired to model it! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I cannot wait to update my website this winter and sprinkle these photos of Zack and Debbie in my portfolio!!! Haha! šŸ™‚ […]

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Jarrid and Jen. <3 Where do I even begin? Just as I was getting ready to head back down south, they reminded me yet again why I love my “job!” I photographed their engagement session for what seemed like a real-life J. Crew photo shoot ad back in October on a sailboat (I think J. […]

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I remember the first time Curtis, Emily, and I got together years ago for their deployment portraits. Nooooo way that was back in 2013?! Since then, we got together for their engagement portraits and eagerly planned for their big day! šŸ™‚ Worth the wait!!! You could really tell that this day was the best day […]

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Let’s talk about THIS wedding for a minute … or maybe forever. šŸ˜‰ Not only is this “AWE” worthy … Well, actually, it is all “WOW!” worthy!! Because I had to take a break away from these photos while I married my best friend just days after Rhett and Caroline, coming back to this wedding […]

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When Cindy got on the phone with me months ago talking about how Matt and her met as well as their EPIC proposal story that happened at an Apple Store (yes, you’ll have to read about it below!), I couldn’t help but think that this couple was one I needed to get to know! And […]

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I am excited to share these sweethearts on the blog today! After officially meeting Garrett and Lacey for their Washington, DC engagement session last year, I knew I was in for a TREAT on their wedding day in Charlottesville, VA at the beautiful Keswick Vineyards. They are not only personable and so dang sweet, but […]

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I cannot believe Johnny and Amanda’s wedding day is already done! It wasn’t that long ago when we were getting pumped up for June 1st. After their fun engagement session at Stone Tower Winery, I knew they were going to show that same joyous attitude on their wedding day. šŸ™‚ Even though Amanda said there […]

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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. šŸ™‚ 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. šŸ™‚ 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 ā€” That will be VERY evident below!!! I […]

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