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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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When Kaitlyn initially reached out to me saying they were pregnant, my heart could have burst! 🙂 Two thoughts went through my head. I was so excited that Josh and Kaitlyn were going to be parents!! The other thought was how honored I was that they wanted me to photograph their maternity portraits at Marriott […]

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Saturday, I was in flower + farm + sunset HEAVEN. You will see exactly why below. I don’t think I have ever seen so many flowers in one place!!! 🙂 The reason being is that Peter’s mom does this for a living and she is SUPER talented!!! I’m still in awe… I was also in awe […]

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Last year I did the “Best of 2013” and it was a huge hit! This year, I planned to continue this series with the “Best of 2014”! Starting off this series with engagement portraits today! I completed 46 engagement sessions this past year (holy moly!) and found my personal favorite photo from each session to share […]

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To start out a beautiful October day … it was sure HOT! Regardless of the weather, everyone kept the positive and joyful attitude like it wasn’t 90 degrees! Just what we all needed for an outdoor wedding day. 🙂 And gosh, was it beautiful! Many tears shed before, during and after the ceremony … of […]

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It was the day after Andrew and Ashley tied the knot when we met up right before taking off on their pre-honeymoon vacation! This might be one of my new favorite types of sessions! What I end up doing is changing up the bridal session into a day after session where the bride and groom […]

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This session … a session I won’t forget! Let me just start off by saying that I try to be fully under control from beginning to end, but there came a moment in Kenny and Natasha’s session where I just freaked! We were in a field when I asked them to lay on the ground […]

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Not only is this triathlete amazing in sports … but she is one of the sweetest girls you will meet! Very outgoing, smart, obviously athletic, talented and very sweet! I am soooo glad that Leann and I had this time together to run around Kyle’s farm to take portraits because we had an absolute blast! […]

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Today, you should recognize this lovely woman from her wedding back in February! 🙂 And if you have kept up my blog since last summer, then you should also remember Jess and Derek’s engagement session! Now, it is time to reveal Jess bridal session! Andddd a trash the dress to end off the beautiful sunrise […]

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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