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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But […]

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Today’s feature is very dear to my heart and I’m excited to share this celebration with you all! This darling couple, Anthony and Kathryn, is very special to so many. When I think of them, 1 John 4:19 comes to mind. The way they love, not just each other, but to everyone around them is […]

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Since photographing Pat and Tara’s engagement session, I had been looking forward to seeing them again. Not only are they beautiful, but they are so personable and as SWEET as can be! <3 One trait I quickly picked up about Tara, even from our first meeting, is her skill to organize. It makes me think […]

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The fall theme is continuing with today’s wedding with the adorable David and Megan!!! Oh, I guess Savannah (their pup) needs to be a part of that introduction too. šŸ˜‰ After all, she loves her time in front of the camera! We learned that during their Shenandoah Mountain engagement session this year. Haha! Savannah came […]

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I’ve had the great privilege of getting to know Benny and Megan beyond the wedding day. I’m so glad that our passions for traveling carried into our friendship. šŸ™‚ We met earlier this year in Charleston, South Carolina for their engagement portraits and then later found out we were taking our honeymoons the same exact […]

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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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