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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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Brian & Jenn | Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Maternity

I met Brian and Jenn years back on one of the coldest December days for their engagement portraits in Washington D.C… Read their engagement blog post, and you’ll see how adorable these two are together! <3 When we were figuring out the ideal backdrop for their engagement photos, they also mentioned Old Town Alexandria but went […]

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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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Caroline & Rhett | Great Falls National Park, Virginia Engagement Photographer

My heart eye emoji is at max capacity with this sweet couple. Rhett and Caroline have the natural ability to be completely them in front of the camera. <3 Love and joy radiates from within and I love how well that was documented. I cannot wait to photograph them again on their wedding day! 🙂 […]

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Lauren & Keith | Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Photographer

I’ve been obsessing over this magical session since photographing Lauren and Keith on Monday! It had been two years since I last photographed the beautiful cherry blossom season in Washington, DC. When Lauren told me that she dreamt of having their portraits with the cherry blossoms, we stalked the predictions on a monthly basis. 🙂 […]

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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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engagements

lifestyle