Rustic {Styled} Backyard Bridal Shower | Temecula Valley Wine Country |

My Fiance' Ryan and I had been dating for 10 years and finally tied the knot in May of this year! Now that the craziness of running a business and planning a wedding are over... I can finally post photos from my bridal shower!

A couple of my favorite wedding vendors came together and helped me style a rustic vintage chic bridal shower in my parents' backyard. The rustic farm tables, mix matched chairs, pops of pink florals and personal elements (which were my fav!) really brought the design to life...and of course I was there with camera in hand to capture it all!

 

My sister and my cousin (both my Maid of Honors) put together a "Meet the Maids" table since most of my bridesmaids live out of state and couldn't attend the bridal shower. Complete with photos and funny stories of how the bridesmaids met me (the bride) and why our friendship is special was the perfect way to include them in my special day!


Everywhere you looked there was a sweet note from my husband to be telling me why he loved me in a picture frame. This was one of my favorite elements added to the day; totally caught me by surprise!

Venue: Private Estate

Makeup: Bella Faces Design Studio

Florals: Soiree Design and Events

Vintage Rentals: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals

Justine + Allan | Beautiful Backyard Wedding | Temecula Valley Wine Country Wedding | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography


Mr. + Mrs. Montgomery

May 16, 2015

Private Residence

Temecula, Ca


Justine + Allan were married on a beautiful day in May at their home in Temecula, Ca. A rainstorm rolled in the week leading up to their wedding but the morning of their big day the clouds parted ways, the rain let up and it was gorgeous! Justine rode her horse up to the ceremony site and her and Allan wrote their own vows (our fav!). It was super sweet and simple, and that's just the way we like it!

The new Mr. + Mrs. entered the reception dancing to "Red Solo Cup". It was so much fun to see a refreshing spin on the bridal party entrance and definitely a great way to get the party started! Shortly after, the couple began their first dance and then came the speeches. Dad's speech gets us every time! Justine's dad was so sweet and said one of the most heartfelt speeches we've ever heard, bring on the water works!

One of our favorite parts about a wedding day is the romantic portrait session. We love to whisk the bride and groom off for their portraits, it's a great time to take a breather and enjoy an intimate moment as Husband and Wife alone. Justine + Allan are such a perfect fit and their love and happiness is infectious, which made it so easy to capture their love on camera.

Congratulations Justine + Allan and thank you for letting us share your special day! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

XO,

Baby Isla | Newborn Photography | First week | Temecula, Ca Newborn Photographer

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 Isla Avery | March 28, 2015 | 1:27 PM | 6 Pounds 8 Ounces & 18 Inches

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 Complete with pink striped walls, white distressed furniture and incredible detail, this Alice in Wonderland nursery by far is one of the best I've ever seen! We may or may not be just a little bit jealous...

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Richard and Jessica, thank you for letting me into your home, your family and your hearts! It truly is a blessing to capture these precious moments in time for you to enjoy forever. Wishing you all the best in your new journey together as a family and am looking forward to working with you again in the future!

With Love,

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Boomer Class of 2015 | Murrieta Senior Photography | Outdoor Senior Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

We had a blast with Boomer and his mom during his Senior session a few weekends ago, which he rocked by the way! They live right next to this awesome park so we decided to shoot his session there. It was pretty cool (probably my new fave)  plus I had never been there before and I'm always looking for new places to shoot! Here are just a FEW of our favorites from his session...

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Boomer plans to graduate this Summer and attend college in Washington where he'll earn his degree in Economics.

It was such a pleasure meeting you kid, best of luck to you and all your future endeavors!

XO

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A Little bit Country | Family Session at the Murrieta Equestrian Center Murrieta, ca | The Dittenber Family | Stevie Dee Photography

DITTENBERCOLLAGE Ryan and I actually met the Dittenber Family Back in November when we were in the park shooting the Holiday Mini Sessions. Christina loved our styled scene so much she approached Ryan and asked for our information. Her step mom contacted me shortly after and purchased a gift certificate for them for Christmas.  Fast forward a few months and we meet the Dittenber Family again, but this time for their own session!

I had been in contact with Christina for weeks leading up to her session talking about locations, style, wardrobe, props etc. and WOW! We love the way it turned out! They wanted to go with a rustic/country style so I sent them a few locations in town and decided on the Murrieta Equestrian Center. We've gotten quite a bit of rain this season so the open fields, which are normally dirt, were covered in luscious natural grass. Perfect backdrop and perfect pop of color for their portraits.

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Christina and Mike... thank you for "stalking" us in the park back in November :) You guys are so sweet and little Shyanne was a doll (and a great model too!). I can't wait to work with your family again!

 

XO

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