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P52: He makes me smile

Week 30

Bradley has always had a special love for his stuffed animals. He sleeps with a pile of them every night. It’s one of those quirks that makes me love his little personality even more. Lately it seems the animals around this house have needed a little slip-stitch loving to keep them alive :) He was a little worried while I stitched his lion friend…

and by morning they were back to normal♥

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I have something important to say…

and this will probably get a bit personal, but I hold my clients & followers close to my heart. I think you can take it ;) Some of you know already, some don’t, but either way it’s time for me to make an official announcement!

This girl right here…

{Yep, that’s me!} … will officially be taking time off for a very special reason ♥ Look close!

No, cloooser!

Okay, I’ll show you ;)

In this very beautiful time in my life, I’m proud to announce that I am 5 months (and some odd numbers) pregnant with twins! One perfect little boy and one perfect little girl. These two little buns I’m buttering up are baking for a special mommy and daddy who are all the way on the other side of the US. I’m so blessed to have the opportunity and joy of helping them grow their family!

In light of this news, it’s time that I close up shop for a bit. I’m going to miss you all so so much, but I will be leaving you in good hands with referrals to my favorite photographers here in Bakersfield! Starting Sunday, July 22nd I will not take on any new sessions until early winter. I’ll be taking the time for maternity leave and also for my family to make a big move from our tiny apartment to our new home (yay!). I’m already very anxious about not working for the next few months and very much looking forward to seeing you all again! I will be updating on my blog regularly with posts of my own personal photos though. I hope you stay tuned during that time!

I just wanted to say thank you ahead of time for your understanding while I’m away and all the love you’ve given me over the last few years! I’ll be back and running again soon!

♥Jess Cadena

{Photography by Carrie Anne Miranda. Thank you so much Carrie!}

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  • IpekJuly 21, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Jess, you are such a pretty pregnant! Hope you deliver the babies with health and happiness.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah EmbreeJuly 22, 2012 - 1:36 am

    I love you! Have a good break!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie YuanJuly 22, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Yay!!! The IPs are very lucky people. Enjoy your time off with your family. BTW, the photos are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • SarahJuly 22, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    Congratulations to you!!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee LashleyJuly 23, 2012 - 5:03 am

    You are absolutely gorgeous! And I think it’s so amazing what you are doing for the other family! Enjoy your time off with your family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ava LikeLavaJuly 24, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    You are an angel for doing this. Bake ’em babies good, and we’ll see you back soon :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa StottmannJuly 24, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    What a perfect gift to give to a deserving family <3ReplyCancel

  • Sarah AlexanderAugust 3, 2012 - 6:56 am

    How amazing!!! Beautiful photos :) enjoy your time off!!ReplyCancel

P52: Best Friends | Bakersfield Photographer

Week 29

He loves to teach her new things, and she listens to every word♥

I’m so obsessed with these two!

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  • Stephanie BowdenJuly 25, 2012 - 7:25 pm

    Love this! These simple moments make the best images. :)ReplyCancel

P52: Take 5 | Bakersfield Child Photography

Week 28

I’m cheating and straying from black and white this week too! 5 months pregnant with twins, it’s getting a little harder to be as flexible and active for long shoots. I’m not as mobile, so my 5 minute mini shoots are keeping me alive and kicking ♥

My 5 minute shoot with Abigail yesterday as the sun was setting. I’m the luckiest mommy alive :)

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  • CarlyJuly 16, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Abi looks beautiful! What amazing photos you took Jess! So fun and playful.
    Love CarlyReplyCancel

Lina | Bakersfield CA Photography

A quick post from a HOT shoot last week! Lina braved the 107℉ weather for this mini shoot.


I’m excited to see where she will go with her modeling ♥ You’re beautiful inside & out Lina, I wish much success to your future!

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P52: Workman’s hands

Week 27

Daddy’s hands are dirty and rough, working hard to support his family.
Good enough for his baby girl.

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