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get to know me

My philosophy

Whether you are getting married, getting the family together, engaged, pregnant, or graduating, there is always a need for a documented memory. It’s an incredible honor to document something so unique and personal to you! Your story is inspiring, and I want to reflect that in your photos by catching those in-between, unscripted, heartfelt moments. Not only will your photos inspire family, friends, and strangers, but even yourself.

As you hold on to your photos for years down the road, those precious laughs, smiles, tears captured in just one photograph will remind you of why you love, why you battle your battles, and why the people in your life mean the most to you. A single photograph can grasp an emotion that is capable of flooding back that tingly feeling every time you take notice of the print hanging on your wall. That is an invaluable treasure to pass on for generations to come so that you may continue inspiring others, even beyond your lifetime!

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happy brides

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different states

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press releases

225k+

edited images

165k+

miles driven

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serving my brides with love

The Process

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Engagement session

It’s time to play dress up with your sweetheart! I provide a style guide to help couples figure out what looks the best for the camera as well as location suggestions! Just like your wedding day, I will guide you through flattering poses and capture those genuine, in between moments that show off your love and personalities. :)

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let's connect!

After filling out the contact form and confirming that your date is available, we will set up a time to meet and see if we are a good fit for one another! If we both share the same enthusiasm to move forward, you will sign a contract/pay a 25% deposit to reserve your date!

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Final Meeting

I will send a questionnaire form a month before the big day for you to fill out asking for 5-10 must have shots and other special details I need to know about. From your answers, I will develop a detailed, customized timeline so everyone knows what to expect, and we will plan to go over it together so all of your questions are answered!

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Image Delivery

Just days after the wedding, you and your wedding guests can expect to see a featured blog post, along with a gallery to download/print any desired photo from the feature. Within weeks, you will have the entire finalized gallery along with a customized USB drive package to print the photos wherever you desire!

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Ring the Bells!!!

Finally!!! After months of planning, the day has arrived! I will be right alongside you two, smiling and tearing up over those raw moments that occur throughout the course of the day. Nevertheless, we will be celebrating and enjoying the day together, while I help as much as I possibly can with anything to make your day stress-free and fun!

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Beyond the wedding day

One of the biggest reasons why I love what I do is connecting with so many friends! My couples have impacted me in so many ways and I love staying connected over the years through social events like watching the Bachelor or running a 5k Fun Run or a Wine and Design evening. :)

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serving my brides with love

The Process

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let's connect

After filling out the contact form and confirming that your date is available, we will set up a time to meet and see if we are a good fit for one another! If we both share the same enthusiasm to move forward, you will sign a contract/pay a 25% deposit to reserve your date!

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Engagement Session

It’s time to play dress up with your sweetheart! I provide a style guide to help couples figure out what looks the best for the camera as well as location suggestions! Just like your wedding day, I will guide you through flattering poses and capture those genuine, in between moments that show off your love and personalities. :)

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Final Meeting

I will send a questionnaire form a month before the big day for you to fill out asking for 5-10 must have shots and other special details I need to know about. From your answers, I will develop a detailed, customized timeline so everyone knows what to expect, and we will plan to go over it together so all of your questions are answered!

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Ring the Bells!!!

Finally!!! After months of planning, the day has arrived! I will be right alongside you two, smiling and tearing up over those raw moments that occur throughout the course of the day. Nevertheless, we will be celebrating and enjoying the day together, while I help as much as I possibly can with anything to make your day stress-free and fun!

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Delivery

Just days after the wedding, you and your wedding guests can expect to see a featured blog post, along with a gallery to download/print any desired photo from the feature. Within weeks, you will have the entire finalized gallery along with a customized USB drive package to print the photos wherever you desire!

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Beyond the Wedding Day

One of the biggest reasons why I love what I do is connecting with so many friends! My couples have impacted me in so many ways and I love staying connected over the years through social events like watching the Bachelor or running a 5k Fun Run or a Wine and Design evening. :)

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mary sheldon

PIPPIN HILL, Virginia

When my fiance proposed, I knew I wanted Stephanie to photograph our special day. Stephanie is professional, responsive, so very gifted and SO thoughtful! She makes you feel like you are the only couple in the world and helps make you feel special and ease your anxiety throughout the wedding planning process. She is SO good at what she does and captures emotion in her photographs that is palpable, you can feel the overwhelming emotions of a wedding day through her photographs. She is easy to connect with and genuine which will help you to feel like your best friend is taking your photos and not a random person. I was impressed with her throughout the process as a person, as a professional and as an incredibly gifted photographer!

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caroline

MORAIS VINEYARD, VIRGINIA

I found Stephanie by pure luck when I searched local wedding photography on Facebook. I kept clicking on all my favorite pictures (the ones where everyone looked the most happy and relaxed) and the same name was on every one – Stephanie Messick Photography! I’m so thankful we booked her because she is an absolute dream to work with! Stephanie is such a professional and is extremely experienced in this field. For the wedding, after I was already fully confident in all of Stephanie’s abilities, she somehow exceeded my expectations with how many amazing moments she captured that day. Whether it was pictures of my Granny with her great grandchildren, sweet hugs after the ceremony, killer dance moves, or quick moments of my husband and I – she caught everything! I will cherish these photos FOREVER!

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debbie

BLUEMONT VINEYARD, Virginia

Stephanie is an absolute gem. From our first call together, my husband and I knew she was the wedding photographer for us. She's incredibly experienced, professional and a pleasure to work with. It was SO easy being behind Steph's camera-- she made us feel like we could just be ourselves, and happily gave us some pointers if we needed!

Our engagement shoot was a dream. We were comfortable and confident behind her camera. Fast forward to our wedding last month, Stephanie was great about connecting with us ahead of time to confirm final details. On our wedding day, she kept us on track with our tight timeline while still managing to capture so many great photos!

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Jess

brandy hill farm

Everyone dreads the camera to some extent. You tend to worry about your angles, pudges, sour faces and blinking eyes. I have never felt so at ease and so beautiful with a photographer as I have with Stephanie. Her positive energy and enthusiasm are contagious and you never worry about what your hair is doing or if she is catching your good side.

She has the amazing experience with light (both natural and unnatural) and can capture a side and angle that you didn't even realize you had. Stephanie's strongest asset is the fact that her photography shows you from the inside out. Her photos evoke emotion and it is as if you can see directly into the heart of the subject she is photographing.

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megan

STONE TOWER WINERY, VA

From the moment we had our first meeting we just fell in love with her! Stephanie is such a genuine person and took so much time to make our entire experience with her incredible. From the countless emails planning our perfect engagement shoot and wedding details, to answering every question I had, to sending us sweet care packages, Stephanie was just amazing. When our big day finally came she took everything we mentioned to her and made all of our photo dreams come true!! All of our photos just add to the memories from our day and are so special we want to frame them all!! Steph just took such amazing care of us and she was one of the best decisions we made when when picking our vendor team!! Stephanie always made us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera and was such a calming presence with her knowledge and perfect photo timelines! 

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anna

Heritage Hunt Country Club

Choosing Stephanie as our wedding photographer was one of the easiest and best decisions my husband and I made while planning our wedding! She was recommended to us by our venue and after checking out her photos, we knew she was extremely talented and would do a beautiful job capturing our wedding. What we didn’t know is that she’s also the SWEETEST person ever! She really took the time to get to know us during our initial phone meeting and then at our engagement session. My bridesmaids and family all commented on how wonderful she was to work with and how genuinely happy and excited she was to be part of our day. And it totally shows in the photos—only a person who loves love and truly cares about their clients could possibly produce such beautiful work! We have the most beautiful photos of the best day of our lives and a lifetime of memories to share with our family as it grows!

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natalie

brandy hill farm

Stephanie created an experience we will never forget and that truly made the whole wedding process so much less stressful and more enjoyable. She worked well with our other vendors and with us to manage expectations and timelines so we were clear on everything for the wedding day.

We were also extremely impressed with her as a person and a business owner. She is so talented in many ways and we were blessed to have her as our photographer and even more as a friend now! We loved how special she made the process!

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