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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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Top 10 Colorado Springs Engagement Portrait Locations | Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs has some of the most beautiful and romantic locations to capture your engagement portraits! From the mountain views, rock formations, spectacular sunsets, quaint parks, and downtown settings, there are plenty of amazing places in Colorado Springs that are perfect for engagement portraits. As a wedding and engagement photographer, I know the importance of […]

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Mechelle Family | The Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Portraits

It was a busy fall/winter season in Colorado and Virginia. 🙂 I was excited to conclude my season in Colorado with this sweet family at the Air Force Academy!! Really, you cannot go wrong with any location around Colorado because there is so much beauty all around! Mechelle and her family were so easy-going. Her […]

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Lofthouse Colorado Springs Proposal

Rey and Caitlin were visiting from Texas to enjoy an unwinding, relaxing trip after Christmas. After 12 hours of driving, they arrived just in time for a snowstorm to create a winter wonderland! Rey knew he wanted to propose to Caitlin during their mini vacation but wanted to wait for the perfect moment. That moment […]

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Luke & Valerie | The Broadmoor + Garden of the Gods Elopement

When Luke, Valerie, and I talked about their elopement plans, not once did we think that they were going to elope in a snowstorm!!! Although, the weather quickly changed the day of, and I secretly hoped for magical snow photos. 😉 Maybe not the low, frigid temps… but it was Colorado in December, so we […]

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The Hu Family | Colorado Springs Family Photographer

Hey, look! An indoor portrait session! I don’t typically photograph indoor photo shoots, but this was a special request. <3 Our friends, Chris and Rachael, had their baby here in Colorado Springs and hoped to have a family photographer take lifestyle portraits. The newborn season goes by so fast! 🙁 I could hardly wait to […]

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The Franks | Ute Valley Park, Colorado Family Photographer

Now that we are approaching the end of fall here in Colorado, no better time to share this wildflower session! The Franks had been holding a secret … Until now!! They are expecting baby number two!! 🙂 YAY!!! I was so honored to be their photographer and take some updated portraits and announcement photos at […]

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Colorado Springs, Colorado Fall Minis

I was so excited to host my first Colorado Springs Fall Minis in Colorado this year! Typically, I host annual Christmas minis, but with the aspens peaking, it was the perfect opportunity to document the mountains and color all at once! 🙂 I had a jam-packed schedule with weddings/sessions in Virginia earlier in October, cutting it close to […]

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The Fagans | Colorado Springs Family Photographer

When Kayla emailed me saying they were visiting Colorado Springs and wanted to hire a family photographer, I could hardly wait to reconnect with her family! Thinking back to the last time I saw the Fagan family, I remembered photographing their little girl who was by far the happiest baby I’ve ever photographed! 🙂 And […]

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Chris & Rachael | Garden of the Gods, Colorado Maternity

Hello Baby Hue and Hello COLORADO! This view of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs will never get old!!! 🙂 And photographing friends makes any session that much sweeter, ESPECIALLY when they are celebrating a pregnancy! I had the honor of meeting Chris and Rachael through Alex after we moved here a year ago. We […]

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Now Serving Colorado Springs and Colorado | Portrait + Wedding Photographer | Palmer Park

Hello, Colorado!!!! I’m so excited to plant my business roots here! I moved to Colorado Springs last summer, but it’s been a whirlwind since the move. Eight months later and we are still trying to settle in! Haha! My goal this year is to take on more Colorado portrait and wedding photographer events so I […]

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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

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get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle