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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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Corbin & Sara | Keswick Vineyards, Virginia Wedding

After photographing Corbin and Sara’s engagement session in Washington DC last year, I couldn’t wait for this day to come! I knew they were going to host a classy, fun wedding — But there is a lot of eye candy to look through below!!! 🙂 They gathered family and friends from all over to come to celebrate […]

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Andrew & Kelsey | Early Mountain Vineyards, Virginia Wedding Photographer

It’s not unusual to have the chance for rain on a wedding day in Virginia. But it’s not every day I photograph an event during a HURRICANE (and thank goodness). Last Friday, Andrew and Kelsey hosted their wedding celebration at the beautiful Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia. Hurricane Ian posed some complications leading up […]

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Michael & Laura | Early Mountain, Virginia Wedding Photographer

When I first talked with Michael and Laura, Laura was getting ready for her twin sister’s big day! And it seemed like the months FLEW by quickly after that initial conversation! Soon after, we were together photographing their Christmas tree farm engagement session and she was able to switch gears to plan her wedding! I had plans […]

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Steven & Kara | King Family Vineyards, Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer

This couple melts my heart to pieces every time I hang out with them or chat over the phone. They have some of the most caring, genuine hearts! We instantly connected during our first meeting together months ago, and I loved hearing that both Steven and Kara were finishing up med school at UVA. It […]

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Matt & Allie | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Wedding

Do you want to see the party of a lifetime?!!! I’m not kidding when I ask that rhetorical question. I’ve seen and documented HUNDREDS of weddings… But this party was unique and one I’ll never forget! And what a great way to conclude the wedding season? Matt and Allie hosted family and friends from all over to […]

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What a beautiful way to cap off the 2019 year! Jonathan and Mary Sheldon’s wedding was an absolute DREAM come true to this couple, as well as everyone involved. Mary Sheldon said in an Instagram post that she had dreamt this very day since she was a little girl and couldn’t have dreamt of a […]

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What thought to be a rainy day turned out to be a sunny and bright Saturday! … and thank goodness! I can only imagine having an outdoor ceremony and having to worry about rain. It worked out to be gorgeous! I can say that I absolutely fell in love with this wedding because of the […]

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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

Gallery images

get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle