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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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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Best of 2020 | Virginia Wedding Portraits

This post has to be one of my favorites when it comes to the “Best of” series!!! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ So much joy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the new title of “Mr.” and “Mrs.!” And when it comes to my 2020 couples, there’s a reason for the enthusiasm more than ever before!! So many obstacles […]

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Best of 2020 | Virginia Wedding Party Portraits

Today is all about the Virginia wedding party portraits!!! šŸ™‚ I love sharing some of my favorite captures from last year ā€” Especially when looking through a collection of images like this below. So much joy and laughter!!! Not to mention, I love seeing the trends of 2020 reflecting in these images … Hello, VELVET! […]

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Best of 2020 | Virginia Wedding Ceremony Moments

Wedding ceremonies last year looked a lot different than years prior. Some couples cut down their attendance, nixed the wedding party, provided hand sanitizer/masks for guests, and/or distanced chairs. Every wedding had something that wasn’t really visioned for their day. BUT I love seeing that they made it work and they walked in with a […]

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Best of 2020 | Virginia Wedding Prepping Moments

Moving forward from some of my favorite prepping details from last year… Time to share my favorite Virginia Wedding Prepping Moments from 2020! šŸ™‚ So much love and beauty from this part of the day!! Hair and makeup is done, and it’s finally time to assemble the entire look! Sometimes it might also mean an […]

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Best of 2020 | Virginia Wedding Bridal Details

It’s about that time to share my favorite 2020 wedding photos before the 2021 wedding kicks off in April!! šŸ™‚ If you want to check out other “Best of 2021” blog posts, see more portraits HERE! To start the wedding segment of this series, I’m sharing my favorite Virginia wedding bridal details! You get to […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Photos

I started the “Best of 2019” blog features a few months ago, and I’m finally concluding the series!! Wahoo!!!! I’ll have a full recap below in case you want to check out other features, But today, I’m sharing my favorite Virginia + Florida reception photos!!!  As I look through these photos below, I am transformed […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Details | Pippin Hill Vineyards in Charlottesville

Let’s talk about RECEPTION DETAILS today!!! I’m sharing my personal favorite Virginia + Florida reception details. šŸ™‚ I hope you’re inspired today by the DIY projects, venues, the TREATS (yum!), color pallets, and the arrangements/setups! I know how challenging it can be to visualize everything before the big day. But when everything comes together, it’s […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Portraits | Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

I am slowly but surely going through the entire 2019 wedding season and sharing some of my FAVORITE photos! So many great memories with my couples. <3 And today, I am sharing my favorite Virginia + Florida bride and groom wedding portraits!!! I don’t know how I was able to curate it down to just […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Ceremony Photos | Keswick Vineyards

By far, my favorite moment from my own wedding day was walking away from the ceremony hand in hand with my HUSBAND! You can ask Alex… I have that photo printed and used everywhere! Haha! A flood of feelings comes back seeing the joy and excitement on our faces. šŸ™‚ So this blog post is […]

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits

We are slowly but surely getting through the “Best of 2019” series! šŸ™‚ And today, we are tackling some of my MANY favorite Virginia + Florida Wedding Party Portraits!!! If you want to know why it’s important to have the wedding party photographed, check it out HERE! Because the wedding day is a joyful occasion, […]

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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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

find inspiration

Gallery images

get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle