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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

Alex & Rosie | Skyline Drive, Virginia Maternity Portrait Photographer

Alex and Rosie’s maternity session had to have been one of the coldest sessions I have photographed to date!!! And I have shot many cold sessions in my past… So that’s saying a lot! My car read the outside temps in the 20s… However, the wind chill on top of the mountain made it incredibly…

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The Masts | Downtown Warrenton, Virginia Family Portrait Photographer

Gosh, I love this family so much! I have had the privilege of photographing the five of them for YEARS! In fact, I believe they were one of my first clients! :) They have seen my business start from scratch to living this dream! I’m so fortunate to have their support from year to year,…

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Ayers Family | Great Marsh Estate, Bealeton, Virginia Portrait Photographer

I love switching up locations that match my couples’ ideal backdrop. They mentioned the farm look, which immediately made me think of my parent’s place, but I had another idea in mind. :) My great-cousin once owned a GORGEOUS estate right around the corner from my house growing up. It’s funny because my sister and…

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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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