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!


Monday, March 27, 2017

B Family

All family photoshoots are an adventure- and when you have 7 month old TWINS and a TWO year old- its an adventure and a half!! But I am loving the light and bright, spring green images We got from this adorable family.
   I also got to try out a new location- Marion Bear Park, in San Diego. It was GORGEOUS!  Why can't it rain like this every spring??? Enjoy these favorite few images from their session this last weekend!

Joie de Vivre!! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hazel + William, engagement in the almond fields TEMECULA ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Hello everyone! Long time no see! My apologies for that! I have recently been spending a lot more time in instagram and on my Facebook page. If you happen to want to follow either one of those, here are some links for you!

  SO... WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO?? This latest 2016 Holiday season was a DOOZY. Over 150 portrait sessions, and 5 weddings just in the last three months of the year alone. WHEW! I tried to hibernate once January started, but that hasn't worked out well either- i just can't seem to shake all you amazing clients!
    I did give my website a facelift, with some new colors and branding, as well as all new portfolio images- so if you have a few minutes and want to check it out- click HERE!

    Just this last week, I had a REALLY special session, I wanted to share on here. One of my lovely 2017 brides, Hazel, contacted me about going to a very special location for her engagement shoot. As soon as she told me, I immediately agreed! We went to the Almond Groves in Bakersfield, Ca. We had a very specific window in which to shoot, and we timed it perfectly, so we could get all the amazing white blossoms on the trees.

   William & Hazel are a beautiful couple, who have been together since they were only 16! They are the sweetest. Here are a few (or a LOT!) of my favorite shots from their day! Also, at the bottom, ill post the instagram link to a little ENGAGEMENT VIDEO I made!

And if you made it all the way to the end of this- YAY! Good for you! I hope you love these images as much as I do!
   Here is the link to their short little engagement film!


Joie De Vivre!!