{Styled} 1st Birthday Pie Smash | Award Winning Myrtle Berry Pie | Myrtle Creek Bontanical Gardens Fallbrook, Ca | Stevie Dee Photography Fallbrook, Ca Photographer


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHYANNE


We met the Dittenber Family back in December of last year when Christina saw us out in the park during our Holiday MIni Sessions. She ran up to us and asked for a business card and scheduled her family photos in the new year when Shyanne was only 6 months old. We had a blast working with them so naturally we were so excited when they called and scheduled a photo session for Shyanne's 1st Birthday! It's amazing how much these kids grow in such a short amount of time. Shyanne is such a gorgeous little girl, the camera just loves those blue eyes of hers!

Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens is located in Fallbrook, Ca and is such a neat little place to visit on the weekends! We thought this would be the perfect setting for Shyanne's photo session. Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals came in and set up two different styled scenes for us, first this sweet little teepee. And seriously, that birthday hat though. Love!

Shyanne's birthday theme is "Country Fair" so instead of smashing a traditional birthday cake, we bought an award winning Myrtle Berry Pie from the Bloom Cafe and let her rip into it!

And of course the pie stand from Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals was just too darn cute!

Happy 1st Birthday Shyanne!

XO

{Styled} Family Session | Owl Creek Farms - Temecula, Ca | Stevie Dee Photography - Temecula Photographer


GEORGE + IVANA + ALEX + COSTA


Earlier this week we met this adorable family at Owl Creek Farms and had an absolute blast! Our session was full of running, swinging, riding bikes, investigating bugs and basically anything that could help keep our little man Costa occupied. He did so well and did a fantastic job of keeping us all on our toes!

We absolutely love our vendors and love a good ol' fashioned styled scene. Nancy and Kelly from Touched by Time Vintage Rentals go above and beyond every time for our clients and we absolutely loved the pieces they brought for us!

Thank you Ivana + George for choosing us to capture your family photos, we can't wait to work with you again!

 

Venue: Owl Creek Farms

Styling: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals

Photography: Stevie Dee Photography

Temecula Maternity Session | Two Sister's Farms | Temecula Maternity Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography


THE TAYLOR FAMILY


We met the Taylor Family back In November when we took their Holiday Photos and instantly fell in love with their son Nathan. He has the most vibrant blue eyes and a smile that can light up a room! They are such a sweet (and growing) family and we were thrilled when they called us up a few months ago and told us they were expecting baby #2!

We took them out to one of our favorite rustic venues in town, Two Sister's Farms, which is a real working farm in town.

I had a blast with you guys and can't wait to see you in September to photograph the new baby!

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

Nautical Newborn Session | {Styled} Newborn Session with Stevie Dee Photography | Temecula, Ca Newborn Photographer

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Congratulations Correra and Ryan on your beautiful baby girl Kensington! She is gorgeous and I can't wait to work with you again!

 

XO

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Kyle + Jessica | 1st wedding anniversary | Two Sister's Farm Temecula, Ca | Temecula Wedding photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

This week we headed out to Two Sister's Farm in Temecula, Ca. This adorable little farm is nestled in the heart of Temecula Valley wine country, perfect for our country styled anniversary session with Kyle + Jessica. DEE-109

Actually, Jessica and I had our hearts set on this venue for a styled session with her and Kyle almost a whole year ago when they were first married. It seemed like it was one thing after another that kept us from scheduling their session, and we never made it out to the farm. But here we are, one year later! And it was definitely worth the wait!

Sisters, Jenny and Alisa, own the farm and are the sweetest people! They are so easy to work with and  have made their property a photographers dream come true!

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Happy 1st Anniversary Kyle + Jessica, cheers to 100 more!

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Venue: Two Sister's Farm

Cake: Vintage Cakes by Erica

Photography: Stevie Dee Photography

Hair: Rochelle Wall

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Richie's Real American Diner | Featured: My Temecula Magazine October 2014 | Murrieta & Temecula commercial photographer | Stevie Dee Phottography

Richie's Real American Diner

Celebrating 22 years!

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting Jack and Linda Williams, owners of Richie's Real American Diner in Murrieta and Temecula. Jack and Linda, married 60 years, started their careers in the food industry some 57 years ago. The patriotic duo helped develop a concept for a well known steakhouse chain and quickly became their largest and most successful franchisee. Along the way they also became friends with Colonel Sanders of KFC and Carl Karcher from Carl's Jr. before opening their first Richie's Real American Diner establishment in 1991 in Temecula, Ca.

The "Richie" from Richie's Diner is named after Rich Snyder, who started working in his family's In-N-Out restaurant at  early age. He soon became president and CEO of the company at the age of 24. He was also a close, personal friend of Jack and Linda, and they admired the high standards he maintained in every one of his restaurants. As a tribute to the accomplishment and excellence Rich contributed to the restaurant industry, Jack and Linda named Richie's Real American Diner in his honor.

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Between the fresh food and great service, it didn't take long before the neighboring community of Murrieta, Ca demanded a Richie's for themselves. Today, Richie's Real American Diner can be found in Temecula, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Palm Desert, although it still remains a family owned and operated business. Jack and Linda opted out of franchising for fear that it would compromise the quality and personality which is what made the Richie's experience so unique. Today, they remain a privately held, family run business and plan to keep it that way.

While dining in a mint green leather booth, don't be surprised if you are paid a visit from Jack or Linda themselves, they love to stop by each table and greet their guests.

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"It's not about the cheapest  ingredients, it's about the best... and we serve the best." Jack and Linda pride themselves on maintaining the highest quality product they can. Their concept is simple: old-fashioned country cookin', using only the best ingredients, served by a friendly, courteous staff member devoted to "pleasin' people." 

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Stop in to Richie's Diner, order a root beer float and say hello to our friends! Jack and Linda wold love to meet you! You can read more about their cover story in the October issue of MyTemecula Magazine.

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Until next time,

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RP Olive Oil & Gourmet Gifts | Temecula, Ca Olive Oil | Temecula Commercial Photographer | Stevie Dee Photography

A few weeks back we drove out to De Luz and did some product photos for  RP Olive Oil & Gourmet Gifts.  The owner, Barbara, has about 250 olive trees on her property. The olive tree grove proved to be the perfect backdrop for our session! Barbara is one of the sweetest people I know...and her olive oil is to die for! I love supporting local businesses, but love it even more when local businesses support other local businesses. RP Olive Oil & Gourmet Gifts is proud to be  a California based company. Everything is handcrafted in California, from the crushing of the olives to the bottling and packaging. In fact, almost all the packaging materials are reusable & recyclable and made in a California based facility who employ developmentally disabled people.

RP Olive Oil & Gourmet Gifts has a variety of items and gift sets, making each one unique. The holidays are quickly approaching, whether you need a gift for teachers, your boss or family, don't give the expected bottle of wine or chocolates this year. Give a unique gift, a gift everyone can enjoy.

 

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"Your search for the perfect gift ends here." -Barbara Rubin

http://www.rpoliveoil.com/

 

It was an absolute pleasure working with Barbara and I can't wait to submit my holiday order! (Friends and family....act surprised! hehe)

Until next time,

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My new Business cards from {The LL Studio}

   

I started working with Lindsey over at The LL Studio last year after another photographer recommended her. She designed my website, blog and now these awesome business cards! I love the fun shape and all the different prints on the back. Totally me!

Lindsey is based out of Oklahoma and does awesome work, so be sure to check her out here: {The LL Studio}

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Thank you Lindsey for all your hard work! I am looking forward to working with you on projects in the future.

Until next time,

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