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!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sneak Peek for Lesley & Chad

Had the please of shooting this gorgeous couples wedding last Friday! I shot their engagement photos a few weeks ago, you can check a few of them out  here!

   So heres a sweet sneak peek of their wedding! It was a perfectly rainy/cloudy/sunny/warm/cold day, and i wouldn't have changed a single second!  I hope to have all the images done in the next few weeks!

Teig Family, Caspers Park, San Juan Capistrano

While driving on the Ortega highway on my way to San Juan Capistrano, a few years ago, I passed this beautiful looking wildlife preserve/campground called Caspers Park. I have shot there a few times, but mostly on super sunny, open field and tall grass, kind of days and places. This last week, freezing cold and rainy, I was lucky enough to venture in a little bit further than I had in the past, with the GORGEOUS Teig family.
   Jason, the awesome dad of the clan, is recovering from an atv accident and is on crutches, but was such a good sport! They even trusted me when i literally pulled over to the side of the road, and said that we were going to shoot in the middle of the street. (the first few images below are my FAVE of the session- those overhanging trees and peeking through sunlight is absolutely gorgeous.
   Then there was the windmill in the back, a cool water tower, and some gorgeous woods for the siblings shots. Hope you love them as much as I did!!

Joie de Vivre!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Leaf family at the Chirstmas Tree Farm

While hunting around for some new locations to shoot at, I came upon a shot of a Christmas Tree Farm that wasn't too far away from me- so i decided i HAD to shoot there. This gorgeous family were my test subjects as we wandered around the farm. I couldn't love them any more!
   They were edited with a vintage film look that I am really loving these days! They have just the right look for holiday cards!!

Joie de Vivre!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

my friends... its been too long!

     So you know how when you are really behind on doing something- you keep telling yourself- "ok, TODAY i am going to do it!
   Then time goes by, then more time, then MORE> and before you know it- you are so far behind that its almost embarrassing tp finally go back and just DO it? Well thats me! and my poor old neglected little blog.
   To be totally honest, I truly didn't even notice I hadn't blogged in a while, until fall came and it was time to post my online calendar- to which the LAST post I had on there was the calendar from LAST YEAR! Totally embarrassing I know. So, please forgive me! As I'm sure you were all waiting on the edge of your seats, just dying for some beautiful eye candy of the visual arts kind.

     So, rather than start back at the beginning of the year, I thought i would post some shots from a wedding I shot less than two weeks ago! I just delivered her final images today.

   Here are some of her details!

Venue:  The Tustin Ranch Golf Club
DJ-  DJ Soto
Videographer- Jessica Robles- Robles Video
Hair- Jen Alfaro
Makeup- Danielle Evans
Second Shooter- Ashleigh Long, or - her FB page!

Ok- now on to the images!

Joie De Vivre!!!