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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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Corbin & Sara | Keswick Vineyards, Virginia Wedding

After photographing Corbin and Sara’s engagement session in Washington DC last year, I couldn’t wait for this day to come! I knew they were going to host a classy, fun wedding — But there is a lot of eye candy to look through below!!! 🙂 They gathered family and friends from all over to come to celebrate […]

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Andrew & Kelsey | Early Mountain Vineyards, Virginia Wedding Photographer

It’s not unusual to have the chance for rain on a wedding day in Virginia. But it’s not every day I photograph an event during a HURRICANE (and thank goodness). Last Friday, Andrew and Kelsey hosted their wedding celebration at the beautiful Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia. Hurricane Ian posed some complications leading up […]

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Michael & Laura | Early Mountain, Virginia Wedding Photographer

When I first talked with Michael and Laura, Laura was getting ready for her twin sister’s big day! And it seemed like the months FLEW by quickly after that initial conversation! Soon after, we were together photographing their Christmas tree farm engagement session and she was able to switch gears to plan her wedding! I had plans […]

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Steven & Kara | King Family Vineyards, Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer

This couple melts my heart to pieces every time I hang out with them or chat over the phone. They have some of the most caring, genuine hearts! We instantly connected during our first meeting together months ago, and I loved hearing that both Steven and Kara were finishing up med school at UVA. It […]

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Michael & Laura | Belmont Christmas Tree Farm, Virginia Engagement

There isn’t a more romantic story than the Notebook. Don’t you agree? Well, we lived that iconic movie scene during the final minutes of this engagement session when the rain started to fall! Perfect timing!!! I mean, by that point, I was almost showered with champagne! I cannot think of a better way to end […]

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Kyle & Lauren | Veritas Vineyard, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Kyle and Lauren hosted their BEAUTIFUL Virginia wedding at Veritas Vineyard. It was a timeless, classic, and romantic wedding with some of their favorite people in one room! And I’m excited to share this wedding with you today!!! It’s noticeably different from what you’re used to seeing on the blog. But it was too beautiful […]

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What a beautiful way to cap off the 2019 year! Jonathan and Mary Sheldon’s wedding was an absolute DREAM come true to this couple, as well as everyone involved. Mary Sheldon said in an Instagram post that she had dreamt this very day since she was a little girl and couldn’t have dreamt of a […]

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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

find inspiration

Gallery images

get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle