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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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Category Archives: Portraits

The Ballantines | Manassas, Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

You might recognize this beautiful couple from their maternity session earlier this year! :) Not only are they super photogenic, but they are as sweet as can be!!! It’s funny because, on the way to the session, I thought to myself, “Oh, I cannot wait to photograph Joanna Gaines’ twin!!” ;) Haha! I adore this…

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Fagan Family | Sky Meadows Park, Virginia Portrait Photographer

Oh, guys. This session might have been one of the rainest portrait sessions I’ve ever done, but you would never be able to tell that from the bliss captured below!!! :) We arrived at Sky Meadows Park early last week and had no choice but to bear the elements while Kayla and her family were visiting…

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The Leonards | Stone Tower Winery, Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

This week has been the week of rain!!! Haha! But that’s okay because I love the even lighting, anyways!! :) When planning a portrait session, if the weather forecasters are predicting rain, we talk about a backup rain date. I mean, if you have the option of not photographing portraits in the rain, the majority…

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Dustin & Brooke | Maternity Announcement, Skyline Drive Photographer

I cannot believe it has been over 2 years since Dustin and Brooke got married! I was writing this blog post and could have sworn they got married early last year. I need to get my years straight because it’s almost 2018! Yikes!!! This is an exciting post for many reasons! Brooke and I have…

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The Baers | Sky Meadows Park, Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

Gosh, the years fly by faster than I can keep track. I met Jennifer at Morais Vineyard back in 2014 after working a JMU wedding with Jared and Brittany. We immediately hit it off from the getgo because we were JMU Alumni. Not just that, she’s SO easy and fun to work with during a…

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  • Gail E Custer

    These are beautiful, loved them all, Nana hopes she gets one or two of these for Christmas!

The Smiths | Warrenton, Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

I met the Smith family for the first time last week, and despite the fact that we had to postpone their original session date due to rain, I could not have imagined a prettier day for their first family portraits! :) As we were situated against the stone wall half way through our time together,…

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  • The Smith Family

    Thank you so much Stephanie for the awesome photos and kind words! It was a pleasure getting to know you as well and thanks for making it such a fun and relaxed portrait session :) We got the final photos today and love them! It’s been a wonderful experience all around and we can’t wait to do it again in the future!