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Jordan | Bakersfield Newborn Photographer

A head full of soft, wispy strawberry blonde hair and a sweetness you can’t help but snuggle. Jordan was quite the charmer for his newborn session. I didn’t even want to put him down, just wanted to steal all of his cuddles! I know he’s at home right now totally working mom and dad over ;) The love they have for him was so strong I had to fight back my own tears during his session.  As I pick through my favorites to share with you, I remind myself, this is my job! I am so blessed ♥

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Lina & Brady Engaged | Bakersfield Wedding Photographer

My husband and I have this saying of sorts and it rings true for us more times than I can count.

“If you make plans, count on them to be ruined.”

Which is pretty hard for me because I’m a planner. My calendar is my lifeline! Well, on this day, the rain attempted it’s very best at trying to ruin us, but we held out and we won. It literally (no, really) down poured right until we all pulled into location for Lina & Brady’s engagement session. The moment it stopped, we were greeted by the most beautiful light, bright sunshine peeking through glorious puffy gray clouds.

David and I have known Lina & Brady through the Bakersfield photography community for a few years now. We’ve had the pleasure of having Lina (and on occasion Brady too) in front of our cameras a few times. When they reached out to us last year during their wedding planning, we really couldn’t be more excited and happy to work with them. Lina is the sweetest, genuine soul I’ve ever met. She’s kind, generous and has a strong love of family. It makes you feel good just being around her. Brady is her perfect other half. I’m pretty sure his life’s ambition is to make her happy & soak in her laughter because he’s really great at it. These two make it so easy to fall in love with love!

Lina & Brady, we’re so happy to see you two start a new chapter in your love story ♥

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  • Robert BejilApril 4, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    wonderful work Jess!
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  • Christine Marie HamiltonApril 4, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Beautiful! And congratulationsReplyCancel

Nathan & Rochelle Engagement | Bakersfield Photographer

Have you ever been so completely happy for someone else that you felt like your own heart was going to burst? That’s pretty much exactly what I feel when I think of Nathan & Rochelle ♥ I’m only just getting to know Nathan, but Rochelle has been in our lives for a while now and right now I cannot get over just how happy I am for these two!

We’re so excited to be able to stand beside you as you make your vows to each other in just a few months!

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2013 | A Year in Review

I had one goal for the year 2013, and that was for it to knock my socks off. That it did ♥ Just like everyone else at the end of the year, I sit back and feel so gracious for all the beautiful people I’ve met, worked with, made friends with. Thank you for making this year exactly what I dreamed of. Here’s to a wonderful year, and blessings for the new one!

♥ Jess Cadena

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Britnie & Drew | Christmas Tree Farm Session Bakersfield Ca

Earlier this month Britnie, Drew & Embug met me at a Christmas Tree Farm for a quick mini session before they picked out their perfect tree! Just a few of my favorites ♥

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Johnston | Fall Family Photographer, Bakersfield CA

My favorite Johnston Family ventured out for their fall family session just last month, and I love them for it! I cannot believe how much little guy has grown!

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This guy is so full of awesome. Don’t believe me? I dare you to give him your best gorilla impression and just see how he lights up! Plus, he doesn’t judge if you completely suck at being a gorilla ;)

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