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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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Alex & Courtney | Richmond, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Even though this wasn’t Alex and Courtney’s original plan to get married in Virginia, it ended up being a perfect celebration! After all, they were looking for a relaxed, easy-going day with loved ones. I was so grateful they still wanted me as their photographer to photograph their backyard Richmond, Virginia wedding!!! And after talking […]

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Brick Wall Coffee Bar | Virginia Wedding Vendor

Nope… It’s not another Coffee Talk Monday post! Instead, I have a tasty treat for you all today!!! I’m sharing one of Alex and my FAVORITE Virginia vendors from our wedding day — Brick Wall Coffee Bar! 🙂 If you haven’t heard of them or a mobile specialty coffee bar, then you’re going to LOVE hearing what Ashley, the CEO, is […]

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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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You remember the GORGEOUS John Marshall Hotel wedding Paul and Megan celebrated last month … gosh, I cannot believe it has already been a month! And really, I cannot believe that we are just days away from 2014! Before I know it, I’ll be starting to think about 2015 brides! WOW! Needless to say that […]

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What a way to end the busiest season yet! Last month I had six weddings and a little over 10 sessions and then ended it with this wedding the first weekend of November! 🙂 This is my last wedding until mid-December where I have three more weddings to complete before the 2014 year comes. Fortunately […]

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I arrived in Richmond on a beautiful Saturday evening in a place that did not seem familiar to what my client described. Well, this is what happens when you listen to your GPS! Lol! Fortunately, I found my fabulous clients after discovering what wronggggg turn was made. I’m realizing that Google maps are not absolutely […]

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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

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engagements

lifestyle