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Aimee & Mikey are engaged! We had their session in the super warm month of June, which makes them champs for surviving through the heat and still wearing smiles!

Congratulations on your engagement you two!

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We had so much fun photographing these two beautiful people on their wedding day. We looked forward to every bit of it from the moment we met them. Our meetings usually lasted an extra hour or two. Between laughing, talking wedding day details and laughing a bit more… time just slipped away!

Tracy & Dee had a beautifully detailed rustic wedding at JEH Ranch on June 13th, 2015. They were surrounded by their family, life long friends & their two amazing little men. It was a killer hot summer day, the kind of hot that makes for cranky people and missing guests. Except that didn’t happen at all with these two. The guest number was large enough that quite a few were standing, and not a single one cranky :)

Tracy & Dee, we so love working with the two of you! There was never a quite or dull moment, and that’s just what we wish for in our clients! We hope your future is as amazing & exciting as the two of you!

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This is a special newborn session for me ♥ Katie first contacted me early in her pregnancy, in January of this year. She wanted to be sure to get her little man’s newborn session on my schedule. The session was booked, and we had several months to wait… then I received a very special email from Katie’s mom. I won’t retell the story again, but goodness. It’s super sweet. You can read more about what happened in the blog of her maternity session here.

Welcome to the world, Brody! You are the sweetest thing & loved by so many!

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If you’ve missed out on purchasing the digital images you really wanted, or want to grab a few more you might have passed up, now is your chance! I’m having a Summer Sale for digital files. Purchase in increments of 5, 15 or All (20+) and your total is discounted at 50% off. See details below:

Digital Sale JCPwThe Digital Sale includes only the digital files. Digital files will be provided as an instant download through the gallery & on a USB drive. 4×6 corresponding prints are not included in the sale. Discount is available only to previous session galleries who’ve already placed an order & their gallery has been archived. Discount is not available for new or currently open galleries. Sale runs through 6/1/15

If you would like to take advantage of this sale, please get in touch with me at hello@jesscadena.com so that I can reinstate your gallery & provide discount codes!

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I say it all the time, I know, but delivery days are my favorite! I love when new product comes in and I get to share it with you. My style is soft, minimal & neutral and I believe that feel flows right into my photographic style and the quality products I offer to you. I’m instantly drawn to things that are natural, organic, soft & pretty. This week my new USB drives arrived and I’m so in love. They’re made of dark fiberwood and remind me a lot of cork, but much sturdier since cork is kind of soft. Laser engraved with my logo & website makes it not just a USB flash drive, but a custom beautiful piece that you take home after your session ♥

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*USB’s were provided by USB Memory Direct in exchange for my honest product review & photos.

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I know I’m totally going to overload this blog post with photos from Katie’s maternity session in April! She is the sweetest thing inside & out and such a gorgeous mommy to be! Actually, I just photographed their handsome little man’s newborn session a few days ago, but first I have to share this one ;)

Katie’s maternity session was a surprise gift to her from her mom. After my morning routine of getting the kids off to school & grabbing myself another coffee, I sat down to read & catch up on my emails. I had a very special one waiting to be read from Katie’s mom. In it she explained that she wanted to surprise her daughter with this session to celebrate this special time in her life. I love surprises and her words were so so sweet ♥ Less than an hour later (& a few happy tears, gah!) we were surprising Katie.

I love so many from this session, Katie & Maxx are so adorable together. Here are a few (ha!) of my favorites from their session ♥
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So I also have to tell you about the crazy adventure we had near the end of our session! It all took place in one location, the overgrowth & trees were just a short walk from the beachy sand area. Since it wasn’t far, I thought it safe to leave some of my maternity gowns where we were to as we walked down to finish up the last of the session. Christine (Katie’s adorably sweet momma) went over to grab one of the gowns to use and found a group of teenaged boys pulling them down off their hangers, and taking off with them! I’m not sure what they planned to do with them, I mean… if they want to play dress up! ;) Christine shouted something at them and ran after them. She must have scared the piss out of them because they threw them and ran. She was able to retrieve both gowns, thank goodness! Of the nearly 5 years I’ve done this, I’ve never had anyone try to take off with any of our props or belongings. So strange. Christine is a gown saving super hero rock star!

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  • Brody | Newborn Photographer BakersfieldSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:07 pm

    […] This is a special newborn session for me ♥ Katie first contacted me early in her pregnancy, in January of this year. She wanted to be sure to get her little man’s newborn session on my schedule. The session was booked, and we had several months to wait… then I received a very special email from Katie’s mom. I won’t retell the story again, but goodness. It’s super sweet. You can read more about what happened in the blog of her maternity session here. […]ReplyCancel

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