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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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Luke & Valerie | The Broadmoor + Garden of the Gods Elopement

When Luke, Valerie, and I talked about their elopement plans, not once did we think that they were going to elope in a snowstorm!!! Although, the weather quickly changed the day of, and I secretly hoped for magical snow photos. 😉 Maybe not the low, frigid temps… but it was Colorado in December, so we […]

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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 & Katie | Antrim 1844, Maryland Wedding

Let me start off by saying that I don’t think these two could’ve found a better matched soulmate. Andrew and Katie were meant to do life together — It was obvious during their ceremony and the final dance together. <3 I enjoyed getting to know them during their engagement portraits last year, but I feel like […]

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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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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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Ryan & Brittany | The Manor House, Colorado Wedding

As I was driving to Ryan and Brittany’s wedding, I had all of the excited butterflies in my stomach. Sure, it was the middle of the wedding season, but this wedding at The Manor House was different because it was my first (and hopefully many more) wedding in Colorado! Their wedding exceeded my expectations, as you’ll see […]

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Casey & Mary | Private Estate, Warrenton, Virginia Wedding Photographer

When Mary and Casey reached out about photographing their backyard estate wedding in Warrenton, Virginia… Excited was an understatement! I went to high school with Mary, and she was an American beauty. Photographing Mary and Casey during their Colorado Springs engagement session was EFFORTLESS (as you would imagine). So after that warm-up in front of the camera, […]

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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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Dilan & Allison | House Mountain Inn, Lexington, Virginia Wedding Photographer

LOVE and SPRING are in the air!!! 🙂 Dilan and Allison couldn’t have chosen a better day to get married. That week leading up to their wedding at House Mountain Inn, the grass turned green, and the flowers blossomed! Between the flowers outside on the trees and the flowers decorated inside the venue, I was in […]

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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