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The Portrait Project | Stephanie

Feb 1, 2017

Stephanie is the crazy talented wedding photographer behind Stephanie Messick Photography. Before I first met her in person, I was certain there was no way anyone that beautiful AND talented could be as sweet as their online persona. But sure enough, Stephanie proved me wrong in a second; she is truly a kind soul that genuinely cares about those around her. As a woman of faith, she practices what she preaches and is just a breath of fresh air to be around. I always enjoy myself when I’m with Stephanie, so take a moment to get to know a little bit more about her below and then dive into these gorgeous images! Stephanie, I’m pretty sure you NEVER need to wear makeup! 

Name | Stephanie Messick
Age | 28
…I always get complimented on my smile, and that’s actually my favorite feature too!
…I haven’t always been proud of my chest, but I’m learning to embrace it. 
…I feel most confident when I have something new in my closet! Who doesn’t feel fantastic in a cute, new dress!?
The last time I felt truly beautiful was…
When I was on my way to have these photos taken, Kyle, my boyfriend, told me I looked beautiful. Typically, I don’t feel comfortable leaving the house without makeup, but after my session, I ran errands around town, embracing the “naked” look.
What is something that has been a challenge for you over the past year?
Staying active, for sure! During the busy wedding season, I find myself in my home office for at least 10-hours a day creating the common excuse, “too busy to work out.” I’m currently working on this and learning a new, healthier routine for the 2017 year. 

Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project. Alicia Lacey, a Washington, DC wedding photographer, promotes self-confidence and inner beauty through black and white film photos for The Portrait Project.

Film was scanned and developed by The FIND Lab.
If you’re interested in going makeup free to be photographed for The Portrait Project, please e-mail Alicia at Alicia@AliciaLaceyPhotography.com — sessions are typically around 45 minutes and all images are shared with you! 

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  1. Abby Grace says:

    I really, really love these ones, Alicia! Stephanie, you’re stunning. I’m 1,000% envious that your brows look that good without makeup, and your smile lights up the entire room!

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