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, May 30, 2014

newborn sneak peek- baby J San Clemente Newborn Photography

meet baby josie! Only 5 days old. It took a little while for this bright eyed little girl to want to take a nap (there was just SO much excitement going on around her!)- but when she finally closed those little eyes- she was a perfect little angel!
   Hard to believe that its been over 2 years since i photographed her older sisters newborn pictures!!

Enjoy the sneak peek, Cassandra!
joie de vivre!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kate's Maternity session Temecula Maternity Photography

So, i had the hardest time choosing images for this blog post! i actually shot this session just last night (and im already done with them- hooray! i LOVE being caught up on editing!)- and CLEARLY this couple isnt photogenic AT ALL. holy smokes! Kate and her sweet husband were smokin, and all around ridiculous cute and excited about their soon to be baby boy.
  We started shooting at some of my favorite spots in old town temecula, and then headed to my very favorite field off the 79. gorgeous light, gorgeous couple, gorgeous images! hope you love them, kate! cant wait to meet your sweet baby B in about 7 weeks!!

joie de vivre!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Jeanette & mark- Family sneak peek! Old Town Temecula Family Photography

Heres a quick sneak peek of this gorgeous family i got to photograph tonight! I was just so excited to look through their session, i edited a few right after i imported, and couldnt stop! there are just too many gorgeous (and sweet) kiddos!  I was playing with  new matte film style with these ones- and i love how natural and organic it looks! what do YOU think?

joie de vivre!

Monday, May 19, 2014

wedding season has begun! Alexa & Matt sneak peek... San Diego Wedding photography

technically, this was my 4th wedding so far this year, but this was the first one in official wedding season! i LOVE wedding season! pretty flowers, gorgeous brides, happy families, whats not to like!
heres a sneak peek of my wedding from this last saturday. Alexa & Matt were married in the San Diego LDS Temple in the morning, then had an intimate luncheon for their family and friends in Rancho Bernardo. I have known this girl for her entire life! I even have this cute pic of her at my wedding reception (she was like 9 years old!) dancin on the dance floor. I cant believe how grown up she is!
hope youre having a fabulous honeymoon in Lake Tahoe this week Matt and Alexa! congrats!!

joie de vivre!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

B family Old town Temecula Family Photography

I finally got to take some family photos for my sweet friend Jen~ her studly husband, and two gorgeous kiddos. i thought id share a couple of my favorite shots!


joie de vivre!