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Bradford | Wedding Photographer Bakersfield CA

Nick & Carrie’s beautiful (I mean really, my jaw dropped!) wedding took place in the backyard of a private family estate in Bakersfield, CA. Every single elegant detail was thought of. Champagne, navy, fall leaves, romantic light, white pumpkins and special love signs throughout decorated their evening. The best part is, is that it was completely a surprise for Carrie, made memorable by Nick’s mom. I could have spent hours photographing just the details!

Nick & Carrie, we wish you endless years of happiness together! Thank you for inviting us to experience your day!

These are our favorites from their wedding!


Vendor Details:
Hair: Amanda Schmidt
Makeup: Ande Castaneda
Cake: Tastries Bakery
DJ: Peter Wonderly

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Beaman | Wedding Photography Riverlakes Ranch Bakersfield CA

Courtney & Dan were married at the Riverlakes Ranch here in Bakersfield CA. When I first met the two of them I knew that David and I were going to have one heck of an amazing time working with them! They’re fun, hilarious and so much in love with each other! Every meeting we had I was left laughing and excited about every detail they had planned for their day. Down to every last detail, the lucky sock, left shoe pennies, a very sentimental bouquet and heartfelt personal gifts for their loved ones.

Courtney & Dan, we’re so happy for you and wish you so SO many blessings for the many beautiful years ahead of you!

These are our favorites from their day!


Vendors Details:
Venue: RiverLakes Ranch
Hair: Amanda Schmidt


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Ruiz Family | Bakersfield Photographer

The seasons have finally changed around here! Thank goodness too because I was starting to get anxious and crabby about it. Fall is my favorite time of year! It also means the sun sets earlier and I’m not interrupting your dinner dates as much, woo!

Ruiz family, it’s always a joy having you!

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Pasillas Family | Bakersfield Photographer

Erin & family, I’m still gushing over here, seriously! I loved meeting all of you and letting our littles play together. I’m putting in a request for another meet up in the near future, just so you know ;) Your family is beautiful in so many ways, especially in how much love you have for each other. Thank you for inviting me up to visit!

Erin is a photographer friend who I love and admire with all my heart, she’s incredible ♥ We met through my favorite photography community, Clickin Moms. After some planning through the year we met up just a few weeks ago in Kingsburg for session swapping!

{See our session with Erin here: Erin Pasillas Photography.}

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and just because we are THAT awesome, Erin & me looking our best :)

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  • Kate DensmoreNovember 15, 2013 - 6:33 am

    Beautiful work, Jess!!!!! Erin Pasillas you are gorgeous! Love seeing you and your sweet family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin PasillasNovember 15, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Jess!!!! I love these so much, I can’t even tell you!! I cannot wait for them to be on my walls<3!!! It was more than awesome meeting you all- and YES, we must meet up again soon!!ReplyCancel

  • […] I glad it did.  Not only did she make beautiful images of my sweet family —> seen here: Jess Cadena Photography <—- but she and her family poured out all their love in front of my lens and let me capture […]ReplyCancel

Ellie | Bakersfield Baby Photographer

Oh Ellie! You sweet little lady ♥ I love having you over to play with! Anytime you want to come over for a camera play date you just let me know ;) We can play dress up and you can just be your silly little self!


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  • Charisse WestfallNovember 3, 2013 - 4:17 am

    Love these! You can’t look at these without having one ‘huge’ smile!!! ReplyCancel

Taniva & Family | Bakersfield Family Photographer

While visiting in California this summer, Taniva booked a session for her, her fiancé, & her two beautiful girls. I think most of my time shooting was spent giggling over the littlest lady’s personality! She would sneak up on me, run off giggling, then she and her sister made beautiful little bouquets. I’d say it’s good practice for the Taniva & Ryan’s wedding :)



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