The Min Family || Temecula Maternity Session || The Humphrey's Estate, Temecula,Ca || Stevie Dee Photography

THE MIN FAMILY


I met the Min family out at one of my favorite venues to shoot at (also where Ryan and I were married!) The Humphrey's Estate. The landscaping and unique architecture was the perfect backdrop for this families' simple maternity session. 

Congratulations!! We can't wait to meet your baby girl soon!

The Schied Family || Owl Creek Farms || Temecula Family Photographer || Stevie Dee Photography

The Schied Family


Last Christmas I decided to make  "separating work from home" my new years resolution. It was something I so desperately needed to do, but anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love interior design and I love my home (but especially workspace) to be pretty! I like to think a pretty workspace inspires me, and maybe it does, but ultimately I think that may just be an excuse to buy pretty things. So I started doing some research of how I was going to renovate one of our extra bedrooms into my office. I fell in love with the look of the white "Bedford" corner desk from Pottery Barn but didn't love the price tag so much. Although worth every penny, this particular desk was SO out of my budget so I started scanning my local Craigslist in search of a used one. To my surprise, The Schied Family had just the one I was looking for! They helped me stay in budget with the funds I had set aside for my dream desk and graciously accepted the rest of the payment with a Stevie Dee Photography gift certificate! Turns out they were also in desperate need of updated family photos! So...that is how I met this sweet family! Crazy small world, huh?

We made the trek to Owl Creek, a quaint farm located on the outskirts of Temecula Wine Country. I absolutely adore this venue and think it made the perfect scenery for their natural, rustic style!

I feel so fortunate to have met this family and feel blessed to have the opportunity to create memories that will be a part of their family forever. 

An Enchanting 2nd Birthday || The Humphrey's Estate Temecula, Ca || Temecula Family Photographer || Stevie Dee Photography

PRESLEY

It's not everyday we have a toddler who loves working with the camera. This not-so-shy two year old Presley, and her teddy bear Rupert, enjoyed every minute of her birthday photo session! In the heart of Temecula, a secluded and private estate nestled near wine country, provides a picturesque glimpse into the old English Country.

Next Stop: Parentville || Baby Annoucement || Temecula Photographer || Stevie Dee Photography

 Next Stop: Parentville

Alicia and Chris were married in 2014 and began their newlywed life together traveling the world. Chris is a local real estate agent and Alicia works in administration for a local college, currently residing in Temecula, Ca with their two dogs, but they couldn't wait to start a family! We met them at the French Valley Airport for a travel themed baby announcement to surprise their friends and family with the big news! Now, they embark on a whole new adventure, parenthood.

Congratulations Alicia + Chris! We are so happy for you and can't wait to watch your family grow!

 

STYLING // Touched By Time Vintage Rentals

PHOTOGRAPHY // Stevie Dee Photography

The Witt Family | Wickerd Farms | Temecula Family Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

Would you ever guess this photography session took place at a local Christmas tree farm?

After wrapping up our 2015 Holiday Mini Shoots only weeks prior, we returned to this location to photograph the Witt Family-- a mere 2 days before Christmas! Despite the seasonal timing and festive location, this heartwarming family session will have you smiling year round. This charming family was a pleasure to work with; their candid humor and infectious laughter is reflected in nearly every frame.  

Of notable mention, Kyle Witt has been crowned Miss Murrieta. We were none too surprised to learn this! Her photogenic nature and natural poise made our job easy! But more than her accolades and accomplishments, we loved seeing her as her favorite title, 'Big Sister', most of all.   

William is a child with special needs whose fiery red hair matches the vibrancy of his spirit. His affectionate nature and nearly tangible energy added so much raw emotion to this photography session. The sweet interactions between the two siblings made for amazing candid shots.

The Witt's had to postpone their original session date to accommodate scheduling conflicts. They had originally intended for this shoot to be a styled, Christmas session but life happens and thankfully they rolled with it!  

Personally, we loved the opportunity to return to the Christmas tree farm and to explore the property's diverse surroundings. We managed to shoot around multiple sections of this spacious farm without nary a fir in sight! (If you look closely in the photo below, you will in fact, spot some Christmas trees. Did you find them?!)

As always, the most rewarding part of this job is capturing memorable moments for our clients. Often however, it's our clients who impart memorable, lasting moments with us. It was a joy to photograph the Witt Family. May they treasure these memories for years to come!  

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The Hecht Family | Temecula Family Photographer | Old Town Temecula Family Photos | Stevie Dee Photography

We met the Hecht Family out in Old Town Temecula a few weekends ago and had a blast with these guys! This was my first time doing a morning session in Old Town and I forgot how crazy this little town can be. The Farmers Market was in full swing with vendors and booths set up everywhere, meanwhile an outdoor event was happening at the Theater (usually my go to spot!)

I always like to meet my clients at the Old Town Theater because it's a landmark everyone knows and is easy to find. Because of the event going on at the theater my favorite spots were not available. I think most photographers would be freaking out on the inside if they were in my shoes but I actually like when this happens. It forces me to get really creative and use new areas I may not have used otherwise.

Lisa mentioned that she wanted an urban/industrial look to her photos so after we took one set of photos on the side of the theater I went around the back to find an open area with no vendors...and I think I found the jackpot!

Thank you Lisa, Sean, Landon and Brooklyn for an awesome shoot, you guys rocked it! Can't wait to photograph your family again sometime soon!

 

XO,

Stevie

Baby Joshua | Newborn Session with the Taylor Family | Newborn Photography by Stevie dee


Welcome Baby Joshua


We love connecting and creating relationships with our clients so we can be there to document every life event. It is my favorite thing to watch families grow and capture their favorite memories along the way...It was no different with The Taylor Family!

We met the Taylor Family back In November of last year when they joined us for a Holiday Mini Session and were so excited when they called us wanting to schedule a maternity session a few months ago! You can see their maternity photos here

We have a traveling newborn studio and set up a small work space in our clients' home. We create a hybrid newborn session, mixing posed newborn photos with lifestyle photos around the home.

Our clients love our hybrid newborn session because they can sit back and relax in the comfort of their own home while we create beautiful memories that are completely unique to them!

Congratulations Taylor Family! You truly have a beautiful family and we can't wait to capture the next milestone!

XO,

Stevie

Miranda + Taylor {MARRIED} 8.13.15 | Temecula, Ca Wedding Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

Miranda + Taylor

8.13.15

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Miranda + Taylor said "I do!" during an intimate ceremony at Hearts Home Farms in Hemet, Ca. We absolutely loved the pops of mint and coral and the bridesmaids dresses were so unique and gorgeous!

We caught a glimpse of the bride right before she walked down the aisle with her brother Forrest. I just love Miranda's face in these photos, you can see the pure joy and excitement. And of course, the grooms face as he sees his bride for the first time. Ugh...makes us tear up every. single. time.

I think this is one of the BEST first kisses we've seen. The Bride + Groom's oldest son Logan wanted to make sure he was right up there mom and dad for their first kiss. So sweet.

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The wedding party piled into a stretch Cadillac limo and headed to the reception at RJ's Sizzling Steer where they enjoyed a mellow BBQ dinner and cake!

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Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Pillow! Thank you for sharing your day with us, we were honored to be a part of it! Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness!

XO,

VENDORS:

VENUE + OFFICIANT: Hearts Home Farm

DRESSES: Bride- Beverly hills Bridal Exchange | Bridesmaids- fillyflair.com

FLORALS: Sweet Stems Florals

HAIR + MAKEUP: Rayni Cohn

PHOTOGRAPHY: Stevie Dee Photography


A Sweet Downtown Murrieta Engagement Session | Murrieta Wedding Photography | Stevie Dee Photography

I first met Rocky last year when I came to his auto shop in downtown Murrieta to take photos for a magazine I work for. He kept my information and after he proposed to his high school sweetheart Sarah, he gave me a call. We met a few months ago for their consultation I instantly fell in love with their story.

You see, this isn't your typical "high school sweetheart" story. Rocky and Sarah dated for 4 years when eventually (and unfortunately), it came to an end. Fast forward fifteen years or so and Rocky just couldn't stop thinking about Sarah. He finally decided to get in touch with "the one that got away" and the rest is history.

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We had an absolute blast with you both and cannot wait for your wedding in October! Santa Ynez here we come!!

XO,