I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, 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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Steven & Kara | King Family Vineyards, Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer

This couple melts my heart to pieces every time I hang out with them or chat over the phone. They have some of the most caring, genuine hearts! We instantly connected during our first meeting together months ago, and I loved hearing that both Steven and Kara were finishing up med school at UVA. It […]

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Dilan & Allison | House Mountain Inn, Lexington, Virginia Wedding Photographer

LOVE and SPRING are in the air!!! 🙂 Dilan and Allison couldn’t have chosen a better day to get married. That week leading up to their wedding at House Mountain Inn, the grass turned green, and the flowers blossomed! Between the flowers outside on the trees and the flowers decorated inside the venue, I was in […]

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Matt & Allie | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Wedding

Do you want to see the party of a lifetime?!!! I’m not kidding when I ask that rhetorical question. I’ve seen and documented HUNDREDS of weddings… But this party was unique and one I’ll never forget! And what a great way to conclude the wedding season? Matt and Allie hosted family and friends from all over to […]

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John & Caitlin | Early Mountain Vineyard, Virginia Wedding

Who doesn’t love a good mountain view? You might recognize John and Caitlin from their fall Shenandoah Mountain engagement session last year!!! It was definitely one of my FAVORITES!!!! So to go with the mountain theme, their wedding was at Early Mountain in Madison, Virginia. Another favorite wedding venue!!! In fact, my husband and I seriously considered getting married […]

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Curt & Rachel | Raspberry Plain Manor, Virginia Wedding

Curt and Rachel FINALLY had the wedding of their dreams!! After the pandemic brought a lot of stress on their original plans last year, they were put in the unfortunate circumstance to postpone. I was so sad that I wasn’t available to photograph their new wedding date — But we worked together to have Michelle […]

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Nick & Khea | 48 Fields, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Nick and Khea waited a very long time for this celebration – And not necessarily by choice! After many postponement announcements, I thought they were about to toss in the towel on their dream wedding day. But I’m glad they didn’t give up! 🙂 Back in March, they decided to gather with their immediate family […]

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Matt & Briana | The Great Marsh Estate, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I’m kicking off the September wedding season with this beautiful wedding day!!! I was looking forward to Matt and Briana’s big celebration, especially after hanging out with them last year! And after photographing Bri’s sister, Gabby and Stephen’s wedding years back, I knew that this family was ready for another reason to get back together! […]

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Jeff & Brandy | Richmond, Virginia Wedding Photographer

My girl, Brandy, is MARRIED!!!!! Back in August, Jeff and Brandy tied the knot in the most beautiful and intimate way. They had their wedding in Richmond, Virginia, and asked me to be their wedding photographer — DUH! I wasn’t going to miss this day for the world! And their day was perfect because it […]

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Rob & Samee | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I was going to publish this wedding on the blog tomorrow … But I couldn’t wait another day!!! This wedding is one of my favorite Stone Tower Winery weddings, as a photographer, for many reasons. Rob and Samee went through so much to get to this party. They fought through the 2020 craziness. Even though […]

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Robby & Meghan | Airlie, Virginia Wedding Photographer

I remember leaving Robby and Meghan’s engagement session last year thinking about how I loved that they were down for anything! I mean, Meghan wore heels and managed to climb over rocks during our session! That’s a skill! Fortunately, this time around, she decided to ditch the heels and sport some comfortable shoes. 🙂 Smart choice for […]

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