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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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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. 🙂 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 Fagans | George Washington's Mount Vernon, Virginia Family Photographer

The Fagans wanted to hire a family photographer to celebrate their last pregnancy at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. When we talked about taking photos around the estate, Kayla knew McKenna would love it! And she was right — McKenna was glued to the estate map as we wandered around the property. Of course, I took a […]

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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 Mareans | Manassas, Virginia Family Photographer

The last time I photographed Jessica and Gary was on their wedding day back in 2014! Since then, they have had two precious little boys! Fast forward to this year, Jessica reached out wanting professional portraits of her family. We met at the Manassas Battlefield in Virginia to photograph her darling family. Although, we didn’t […]

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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!! 🙂 YAY!!! I was so honored to be their photographer and take some updated portraits and announcement photos at […]

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Brendan & Caroline | Seattle, Washington Engagement Photographer

Guys. I’m dying over these photos from Brendan and Caroline’s session!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 When they wanted to fly me out to Seattle, Washington, to be their engagement photographer, I had NO idea it would look like this. I enjoy photographing couples in a meaningful place, and Seattle is so special to Brendan and Caroline […]

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The Hinz Family | Manassas, Virginia Family Photographer

I’ll just start this blog post by saying, if I didn’t love Baby Shark, I don’t think their son would’ve approved of me. HAHA! I met with the Hinz family back in June to photograph their family, but it wasn’t my first time photographing Gabby and Stephen. I actually photographed their engagement and their wedding […]

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Tom & Jenn | District Wharf, DC Engagement Photographer

This was my first time photographing around the District Wharf in Washington DC. Tom and Jenn made it so much fun that I cannot wait to come back! 🙂 This part of DC holds a special place in their heart. Not only because they live there, but all of the memories they’ve had together dating back to […]

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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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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