Welcome to Joie de Vivre Photography! I'm Stefanie, photographer extra-ordinaire, and mastermind behind the scenes. Take a minute, take an hour, and look around the blog! If you want to view my full portfolio, please visit This is where I like to post pretty photos of recent photoshoots, ideas, helpful hints, occasional features, and all kinds of other randomness!


Friday, February 28, 2014


Hello all!!
   I am, in fact, still alive and kicking! The end of last year was a CRAZY one for me! In the last couple months of the year, i had ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX photoshoots and SEVEN weddings!

   So, needless to say, January was a recovery period for me! A little rest and relaxation, quality time with the kidlets and all, I even went on a mini vaca with the hubs to vegas- oy yay!  Now that life has resumed its normal chaos, as opposed to the 'chop my own head off' kind of chaos. I finally had some time to go through the last hundred or so photoshoots and pick out some of my favorite images of the season! Lots of families, a few babies here and there, and lots of kiddos! I am so lucky to have so many amazing families return to me year after year- and it is wonderful to see them grow, change, and add to their families!

    A word to prepare you- there are a LOT of great images here!  Some perfectly posed, many not so perfect! But my main goal during a photoshoot is always to capture a family as they are- smiling, crying, laughing, and everything in between. Keep your eyes out for a couple of my favorites (HINT- its the sour puss faces that get me every time!).

   Which ones are your favorite? Did YOUR family make it on the BEST of post?? Leave a little blog love at the bottom!