Bakersfield CA Newborn, Maternity & Wedding Photography | Jess Cadena » Wedding & Portrait Photography for Lovers, Expecting Moms, & Newborns.


“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – anonymous

I’m Jess Cadena, a wedding and portrait photographer in Bakersfield CA. I’ve documented my life and family through photography for five years, and have had the joy of photographing several weddings & families in and around Bakersfield, CA since the summer of 2010.

I’ve always been a fairly shy person. I like hiding inside my house with my own comforts while eating salsa and wearing pajamas most days. Photography has opened up my quiet place and introduced me to the beautiful world around me and all the wonderful people in it. I’m married to a man who is equally as dorky-fun-awesome as I am and loves photographing people just as much as I do. David and I have two children, Bradley & Abigail (who you’ll see now and then on my blog, Facebook & Instagram feed) and two {very} spoiled dogs (also found on my IG). I love to Netflix binge while knitting soft little baby hats and newborn props for photographer’s in my free time. You can view/purchase them in my Etsy shop here!

My photographic journey began with my family and continues with you. I love documenting life just as it is. Organic. Beautiful. Silly. I’d love it if you welcomed me into your life to photograph the people and moments that mean the most to you.

I’m a proud member of the Clickin’ Moms photography forum. It’s a wonderful place to learn and make friends with others in the photography community! If you have the burning passion for photography please come over & join us, we have a lot of fun!

{My family photos courtesy of Erin Pasillas Photography}