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!

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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!

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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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The moment I met these two at their Homestead engagement session in Hot Springs, I knew that they were destined to be with each other. The way that Jacob pulled Felicia in for kisses on her forehead or even a simple hug, those little genuine moments were 100% sincere. It was as if they never 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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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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I had no idea when going into this wedding that I would absolutely fall in LOVE with the atmosphere! My mom and sister have been to this venue for wine tasting and came home RAVING about Morais Vineyard! Immediately, they knew that I would go crazy when I saw it in person … and they […]

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To think where this couple and I started … their first meeting at Starbucks to their downtown engagement session downtown Culpeper to Turks and Caicos for Ashley’s brothers wedding to finally their very own wedding day … I cannot say enough how much fun this has been to get to know not just them but […]

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I drove up to Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast just remembering driving past this place years ago thinking that was a gorgeous venue … well, sure enough I was photographing a wedding Saturday! I was stoked! I met up with Breanne and started running around taking prepping shots and loved the little spaces I was […]

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It was not that long ago when Marcelo, Christina and I met for their engagement session and then their wedding day arrived out of nowhere! I believe this is because August has always been that month that pops up out of nowhere … if you remember being in school and did not want August to […]

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Gosh, it feels like forever since I have known this lovely couple! Since high school actually … after all, they are high school sweethearts. 🙂 What was so great about their wedding day, everyone is 100% confident in their marriage. That is a hard thing these days to wonder if a marriage is going to […]

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Gosh, I am SO sorry guys … when I thought I had this post all ready to go, the internet bombs out the night before. 🙁 Now that I just got home from my vacation at the beach and out to Jeremy and Hope’s wedding today (YAY!), I finally can show ya’ll Brian and Tara’s […]

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