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!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

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Saturday, I was in flower + farm + sunset HEAVEN. You will see exactly why below. I don’t think I have ever seen so many flowers in one place!!! 🙂 The reason being is that Peter’s mom does this for a living and she is SUPER talented!!! I’m still in awe… I was also in awe […]

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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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To say it was FREEZING is an understatement! It felt as if the temperature dropped from 28 degrees at the beginning of the session to the negatives by the end of the session! Anna was such a trooper standing in the unbearably cold temps in her adorable sequin dress! I don’t know how she did […]

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Chris and Hayley … where do I even begin with these two?! I fell in love with their adorable little family last year from the moment I met them! Let’s be honest, I stalk all of Hayley’s Instagram for her ADORABLE pup photos and not to mention her awesome sense of home decorating! You remember […]

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First, I would like to acknowledge a vendor who really stepped up to the plate in time of need to make this wedding happen, Samy’s Rentals! It was Thursday night when that HUGE storm came through. I remember waking up around 2 a.m. with an alarm going off on my phone saying there was a […]

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Meet April! One of my dear college friends from JMU and the MRDs! We met in our flute/piccolo section back in 2007 and have stayed connected ever since! 🙂 After catching up at her session, it was a true testament as how fast time flies as they have now been married for 3 years! Now, […]

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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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Where do I even start with these two… I met them at the Fauquier Springs Country Club spring season and immediately hit it off! I found myself talking to Natasha about anything and everything like we have been friends for YEARS! These two are so wonderful and I feel absolutely blessed and honored to have […]

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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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