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Welcome, and thank you for visiting my daily blog! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a wedding + lifestyle portrait photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Feel free to browse around and check out some of my recent work!

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Author Archives: Stephanie Messick

Born and raised on a family owned dairy farm in Fauquier County, along with two siblings, Amanda and Eric. Graduated Liberty High School and went to James Madison University, where I participated in Kappa Pi Honors Fraternity as well as the Marching Royal Dukes! GO DUKES! Graduated in May of 2012 with my B.F.A. in Graphic Design. I worked as a graphic designer in the D.C. area for almost a year after graduating college and then resided in Warrenton, VA to work for the Piedmont Press & Graphics as one of four graphic designers :) Currently, I am managing to balance my full time graphic design job along with my photography business! It's a hectic lifestyle, but I enjoy it!!! About my photography business: I have learned in the world of photography that it is not just about pretty photos, it is all about the EXPERIENCE the photographer gives to the client. And that is what I am out here to do! Give YOU the best experience that you will not forget! From the moment we schedule the session... to the laughs/smiles we share the day of the shoot... to the moment I hand over the package of your images... I make sure that every step of the way leaves my client smiling :)

Time to Catch Up!!!

Well, it has been over a week since my last blog post, and it was definitely not by choice… I had a jammed-packed week of posts to share with you all, and I felt helpless! FINALLY, I have access to my blog again to pick up where I left off!!! I’ve dealt with hacking issues…

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AJ & Marina | Airlie, Warrenton, Virginia Anniversary Portrait Photographer

It has been an absolute privilege getting to know AJ and Marina over the past couple years! Cannot believe the time flew by so fast since our first meeting. Looking back on our time together, we’ve had so many beautiful and fun moments! Let me start off by saying that their love comes effortlessly. The…

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Weekend Recap

Where in the world did 2017 go?! I know to many, it’s a relief!!! I cannot wait to sit down and sum up the year on the blog — All of the highs and lows! Before we dive into that, let’s play a little catch-up!! This week on the blog is crammed packed with personal…

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Eric & Ashley | Downtown Warrenton, Virginia Christmas Anniversary Photographer

Eric and Ashley celebrated their Great Gatsby themed wedding last year — Cannot believe a year has passed! They had a beautiful October celebration with family and friends. You have to remember that incredible cake topper made out of brooches! What a fun day! Since then, they have kept busy with job changes and settling into…

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Weekend Recap | Christmas

Well, this was the quickest Christmas season I’ve ever experienced! Did December feel like it was on fast forward for you?! As soon as I got back from Paris, it seemed like it was like, “BAM!,” full-throttle Christmas mode. And yet, I failed again to continue posting this “Weekend Recaps” consistently on my blog. It…

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European Adventures | Paris, France International Photographer

Back in 2010/2011 (New Years), my friends and I had the opportunity to experience Paris, France for a couple of days. I wish I could say it was the best time, but I was left with the impression that the French really don’t like Americans! Which, could still be true. ;) Plus, we JAM PACKED…

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