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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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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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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I had no idea when going into this wedding that I would absolutely fall in LOVE with the atmosphere! My mom and sister have been to this venue for wine tasting and came home RAVING about Morais Vineyard! Immediately, they knew that I would go crazy when I saw it in person … and they […]

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It was the day after Andrew and Ashley tied the knot when we met up right before taking off on their pre-honeymoon vacation! This might be one of my new favorite types of sessions! What I end up doing is changing up the bridal session into a day after session where the bride and groom […]

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To think where this couple and I started … their first meeting at Starbucks to their downtown engagement session downtown Culpeper to Turks and Caicos for Ashley’s brothers wedding to finally their very own wedding day … I cannot say enough how much fun this has been to get to know not just them but […]

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Kevin, Alyssa and I met in Fredericksburg a few months ago with their ADORABLE puppy. Of course I LOVE animals … so immediately, they stole my heart! Haha! From our wonderful meeting to their adorable spring engagement session to their wedding day last Friday, I know Alyssa was busy at work with her planning. I […]

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I drove up to Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast just remembering driving past this place years ago thinking that was a gorgeous venue … well, sure enough I was photographing a wedding Saturday! I was stoked! I met up with Breanne and started running around taking prepping shots and loved the little spaces I was […]

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