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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 IN COLORADO & VIRGINIA
since 2012.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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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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Ryan & Brittany | The Manor House, Colorado Wedding

As I was driving to Ryan and Brittany’s wedding, I had all of the excited butterflies in my stomach. Sure, it was the middle of the wedding season, but this wedding at The Manor House was different because it was my first (and hopefully many more) wedding in Colorado! Their wedding exceeded my expectations, as you’ll see […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

I have a LOT to share with you all on my blogging calendar, but I want to sprinkle in some fun adventures we’ve enjoyed these past summer months! One of them was checking out the Rocky Mountain National Park when my parents visited. I hope you’re inspired to check out this beautiful part of the country! […]

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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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Casey & Mary | The Garden of the Gods, Colorado Engagement

I know Mary back from good ole Liberty High School … over ten years ago? Crazy. We were on the swim team together, and she always seemed to be the cool chic in her high school class! She was tall, gorgeous, down to earth, and an all-American girl! I can see how these two are […]

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The Toves Family | Palmer Park, Colorado Springs Photographer

Let’s first talk about this family … Before they were a family, I knew them as Frankie and Chris. We met back in 2017 when they were looking for a wedding photographer. After getting to know them over a cup of coffee and then their engagement session, I felt a genuine connection! Fast forward to their wedding […]

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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 IN COLORADO & VIRGINIA
since 2012.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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weddings

engagements

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