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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!

Enthusiastically capturing authentic connections
since 2012.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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Olympic National Park, Washington Adventures

It feels fitting to share some of our recent adventures around the Olympic National Park in Washington after featuring Brendan and Caroline’s Seattle engagement session! 🙂 We started our adventures in Seattle and then drove a rental car out west to escape the city and get into nature. Worth it!!! Check out our travels below!!! […]

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Caroline & Rhett | Great Falls National Park, Virginia Engagement Photographer

My heart eye emoji is at max capacity with this sweet couple. Rhett and Caroline have the natural ability to be completely them in front of the camera. <3 Love and joy radiates from within and I love how well that was documented. I cannot wait to photograph them again on their wedding day! 🙂 […]

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Ten days at the beach flew by in just a snap of a finger. So many incredible sunsets, laughs, and good times. But I really think that the beach can leave that impression because it’s so soothing to the soul. Even better? I unplugged and left my computer at home and used my cell phone […]

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Last year I did the “Best of 2013” and it was a huge hit! This year, I planned to continue this series with the “Best of 2014”! Starting off this series with engagement portraits today! I completed 46 engagement sessions this past year (holy moly!) and found my personal favorite photo from each session to share […]

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HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Kyle & Courtney! What a wonderful way to celebrate the big 1 year! So much to celebrate in this session, which is why I LOVE anniversary sessions! I believe in a solid love. Relationships that can make it through the years of marriage is worth celebrating! Marriage is a beautiful thing in […]

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During my vacation time at the beach with Kyle and his lovely family, his brother and sister in law requested for a sunrise session one morning during our stay. Can I just say that I WISH the beach was closer to home?! I know that there are several of my clients who would love this […]

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It was Bethany Beach where Clint, Alexis, her family and I met at the wee hours of the morning for a beach sunrise session. I absolutely LOVE the beach … and obviously I LOVE photography … so those two put together equals a fabulous session! 🙂 Too bad the beach has to be so far […]

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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!

Enthusiastically capturing authentic connections
since 2012.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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