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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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The Emmart Family | Airlie Gardens, Warrenton, Virginia

I’ve photographed the lovely Emmart family over the years, but it all started when Morgan and Cam married in the Airlie gardens in Warrenton, Virginia, in 2017. 🙂 Since then, they have had two ADORABLE children. It was fun taking photos with the kids, especially of their spunky little girl! She was not afraid of the camera, […]

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The Wilsons | Sky Meadows Park, Virginia Photographer

The Wilsons and I met at Sky Meadows Park in Virginia to photograph family portraits. I’ve been photographing them for YEARS, and we photographed at Sky Meadows Park before. But I love making every session unique and different from the last one. 🙂  Times look a lot different now that Carter is growing up SO fast. […]

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Evan & Britteny | Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia Engagement

I love looking through this gallery from Evan and Britteny’s Shenandoah Mountains engagement session in Virginia! We embraced every bit of golden light during their session — The range of lighting and colors were beautiful! Although, you cannot tell, but we had a SUPER windy day!!! Britteny was smart and brought a hair brush with her […]

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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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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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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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There are couples you meet and you cannot help but think, “They were MEANT to be together.” That was exactly what I thought when I met Danny and Andreea in person! Even over the phone, I knew there was something special about their story. Now they are planning to get married next year, they wanted […]

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Kaye and I go back years ago when we met during the brutally hot days of MRD camp! I can say that I’m glad those days are over, but of course I miss the MRDs soooooo much!!! It really felt like a GIANT family … no matter the year throughout college! I am determined to […]

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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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