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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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Keith & Lauren | Glass Hill Venue, Virginia Wedding Photographer

After not photographing a wedding since the start of COVID, I was SO excited to kick off the wedding season with Keith and Lauren’s wedding! You might remember their absolutely STUNNING cherry blossom DC engagement portraits!!! I thought I couldn’t adore them more, but then they proved me wrong last week! I’m so grateful they had […]

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Gosh, Bryan, Alisha and I started talking wayyyy back in June of last year discussing their wedding for May of 2013. At that time, I thought how far away it was from that moment of the initial email to the engagement session and now it has already passed?! What?! I loved talking back and forth […]

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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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