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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Earlier this year, Brennan, Lindsey, and I met for their Harper’s Ferry engagement session. But the months FLEW by since then with a lot of excitement building up for their big day! 🙂 If you didn’t get the opportunity to read their love story and check out their session on the blog, check it out […]

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Colin and Julianne gathered with their closest family and friends on Saturday on a super warm day in November. JUST KIDDING. It was one of the coldest days, and these two proved that their military training didn’t just train/toughen them up for their work assignments, but rather their wedding day! HAHA! Fortunately, we just had […]

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John and Shannon … Talk about one GORGEOUS couple. Geez. They made my job easy. 😉 Shannon reached out to me the summer of 2017 regarding her wedding at the lovely Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia (one of my favorite venues!!)! And maybe because the owners are pretty awesome. 😉 It’s so wonderful when I have the opportunity […]

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Chris and Steph sure know how to leave an impression. Or maybe I should say they have some sort of crazy luck! If you don’t remember these two or you didn’t have the opportunity to meet them on the blog earlier this spring, it’s an engagement session I’ll NEVER forget. DC and their pups were […]

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You all are in for a treat! This reception/party was one I (and the onsite vendors) will never forget! 🙂 As I was writing this blog post I had to listen to “That was a Crazy Game of Poker” by OAR to reminisce the fun energy of the evening! Before I tell you everything about […]

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Alex and Taylor have the best luck with the most beautiful sunsets!!! I know this because their engagement session AND their wedding day had ideal glowy light. Thinking back to when Alex, Taylor, and I initially talked, I couldn’t help but love many qualities about their relationship. A) They laugh often and love each other […]

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The weddings I’ve had the privilege of photographing have been a huge pleasure to not only step back and document the moments occurring around me but also admire/witness the beauty of true love through my couple as well as their families/friends! You see on my new website that I talk about how one single photograph […]

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Since the initial phone call with Amy, we have been amazed by our coincidental commonalities. Even to this day, I keep discovering funny things we can relate. For instance, I knew Amy showed cows growing up (as did I since I also grew up on a dairy farm), but I just realized that we had […]

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WOAH. I believe you all are in for a TREAT today! There will forever be a soft spot on my heart for my hometown, especially when it involves photographing the sweetest of couples!! When Nathan and Mandi reached out to me about photographing their engagement and wedding day, I was ecstatic!! We all went to […]

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Just when Matt and Christina didn’t think online dating was for them, that’s when everything “clicked.” Back in 2013, their love story began, and they fell for each other fast because they simply knew that this was it! Fast forward four years later, Matt (finally) popped the question in OBX on a chilly day surrounded […]

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