Lifestlye Newborn Session | The Rabinovich Family | Stevie Dee Photography


OLIVIA & EVELYN


We get so excited when families want to do an in home lifestyle newborn session. Don't get us wrong, we love the cute little baskets and baby bonnets, but we also love to document the family as if we are just a fly on the wall. This is why we mix our newborn sessions! We bring backdrops, baskets and props for the cute posed photos but we also incorporate a lifestyle style.

We have been photographing this sweet family since their oldest daughter, Olivia's, newborn session a few years ago, and were thrilled to hear about their new addition, Miss Evelyn.

Congratulations on your beautiful (& growing) family!

XO,

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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

Shooting My Passion | Amanda- Studio 31 Dance | Temecula, Ca

I think most of you know by now my passion for photography, but what most don't know is my passion for dance! I started dancing as a Tiny Tot a local dance studio at the young age of 2 years old. Growing up I was involved in many other sports including T ball, soccer, golf and beauty pageants but nothing ever compared to the adrenaline rush of performing on stage. I no longer compete or perform on stage but dance is still a big part of my life. These days I am thrilled to hold title of "Miss Stevie"- a teacher at Studio 31 Dance in Murrieta, Ca. This is where I met this talented young lady, Amanda. She is a student and an assistant teacher for the Tiny Tot classes.

We went to Old Town Temecula and had so much fun!  Here are just some of our favorites from her session!

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I can't believe it's taken me THIS long to finally do a dance session. Definitely one of my favorites and I  can't wait to shoot another one! Thank you for totally rocking your session Amanda!

XO

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A Sweet Sister Session | Glen Arbor Park Murrieta, Ca | Temecula, Ca Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

This year for Christmas my sister and I were trying to rack our brains to find the perfect gift for my parents. We had talked about doing a sister session together for a while now, but since she goes to school in Oregon and only visits a few times a year, it has been nearly impossible for us to be in the same place at the same time. Well, last Saturday proved differently.  My Fiance' Ryan (also our newest second shooter!) took us out to the park and took these beautiful photos for us! He has been training for the last few months and this was his first session on his own. I am so unbelievably proud of him and his work! SISTER-50

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I have to admit, being in FRONT of the camera is most certainly a weird feeling for me, but we had so much fun! Lots of laughs and reminiscing about things we used to do when we were little and old memories. We had our favorite photos printed from one of my professional print labs and replaced all my mothers empty picture frames around the house. She screamed, and then cried when she finally took notice. I think this one takes the cake for best holiday gift! Merry Christmas Mom & Dad, we love you!

 

Until next time,

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Auburn University | Toomers Corner |Aubrurn, AL | History of Toomers Corner | Photos by Stevie Dee Photography

Toomer's Corner

Anyone who knows Auburn knows the significance of Toomer's Corner, but for those who don't, let  me give you the cliff notes version.  Located at the intersection of Magnolia and College, Toomer's Corner is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Alabama. In 1872 Sheldon L. Toomer, Jr. graduated from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) and later returned for a pharmacy degree. It is said Judge John Harper, the founder of the city of Auburn, planted "Toomer's Oaks" in 1880, directly adjacent from Toomer's Drugstore which was opened by Sheldon L. Toomer, Jr. in the late 1800's.

Since Toomer's Drugstore was home to the only telegraph machine in the city, employees found a signaling system to notify the community of  AU football wins at away games by throwing the ticker tape from the telegraph machines onto the power lines outside the store.

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Since 1962, Auburn fans have been rolling the power lines outside Toomer's Drugstore with toilet paper after every away game victory. The tradition continued as an away game celebration until 1989 when the Iron Bowl came to Auburn, AL for the first time. The post AU victory celebration resulted in fans blanketing Toomer's Oak trees with toilet paper.

In the early 1990's the power lines were moved underground resulting in a new tradition of "Rolling the Oaks". This 20 year tradition continued until Auburn took the Iron Bowl over long time rival Alabama State in December 2010.

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Self-proclaimed Alabama Crimson Tide fan, Harvey Updyke, poisoned the oaks following Auburn's 28-27 comeback win over the Tide in December 2010. The trees were poisoned so bad and were forced to be cut down. Hundreds gathered around the poisoned Oaks after the AU game on April 20, 2013 and celebrated one final victory with Toomer's Oaks. One final roll before the trees were removed, one of the most devestating moments in the history of  Toomer's Corner.

The city has since installed wire cables that cross the intersection at Magnolia and College. giving Auburn fans a place to continue a new version of a very old tradition, but nothing will ever be able replace those Oak trees.

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Although Toomers Oaks can no longer be found on the corner of Magnolia and College, tiger fans still roll Toomer's Corner (and the entire block) after every AU football victory.

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And the clean up crew is still out there with their fire hoses the morning after. Cleaning up the signs of yet another Auburn victory.

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To this day, Toomer's Corner remains a gathering place for the community to the celebrate AU football wins, even though it may look a little barren without the soaring oaks. Alabama didn't win this either, Auburn did.

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WAR EAGLE.

 

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The little red camera...

It was September 14, 2012. My 22nd birthday.


I didn't know it at the time, but that day that would end up changing my life forever.

 Let's rewind a little. You see, the weeks leading up to my birthday I  dropped a few not-so-subtle  hints about what I wanted as a gift. I wanted a camera. Not just any old point and shoot camera, but a REAL camera. A camera with manual settings and different lenses. A camera I could capture beautiful photos of, well, anything really! So my parents invited my boyfriend Ryan and I over for dinner to celebrate my birthday. After dinner, my mom presented this long rectangular box, I asked "Is this what I think it is?" She replied,"Just open it." I opened my gift, and there it was; a beautiful, shiny, candy apple red Nikon D3100. I had never seen a camera so pretty, so perfect! I immediately took it out of the box and, well...

The rest is history...

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