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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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. šŸ™‚ 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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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!! šŸ™‚ 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! šŸ™‚ I had a jam-packed schedule with weddings/sessions in Virginia earlier in October, cutting it close to […]

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Olympic National Park, Washington Adventures

It feels fitting to share some of our recent adventures around the Olympic National Park in Washington after featuring Brendan and Caroline’s Seattle engagement session! šŸ™‚ We started our adventures in Seattle and then drove a rental car out west to escape the city and get into nature. Worth it!!! Check out our travels below!!! […]

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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! šŸ™‚ And […]

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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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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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Iā€™m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether Iā€™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

Gallery images

get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle