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Photography, Bakersfield CA | Celebrating 1 year and You!

If you’re a fan on Facebook, you’ve seen my posts about yesterday being my 1 year anniversary of being in business! It’s been an amazing year and I could not have made it through the ups and downs without my God’s grace, my goofball husband, family and super amazing fans and supporters! The next year can only get better!

Yesterday also happened to be the day that you all helped me reach my first goal of 350 fans after switching everything over from “Cadena Photography” to “Jess Cadena Photography” on facebook! I had over 500 fans on the first page, and started fresh from the bottom. I promised an awesome giveaway when the goal was reached and now it’s time to get that going! So this is how I’m going to do it. The idea is to build my “fan” base on Facebook so that I’m able to market to even more people in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. I can’t do it on my own and you’ve all helped get me where I am today! So I need your help reaching the next goal. 500 fans!

The Giveaway for reaching 350 is a FREE session (excluding boudoir) and a 16×20 canvas! If you’ve never seen how amazing canvas is, I’ll have to show you mine. Simply gorgeous! How can you win this session? You have two choices to enter, choose one, have one chance at winning, do both and have two.

Entry #1: Post a comment below, tell me why you need to win this!

Entry #2: Post on your Facebook, tell all your friends to come see my fan page and then leave a comment below saying you did so. Link your post to my fan page or simply tag Jess Cadena Photography in your post!

That’s it! The winner will be selected using my favorite random picker Random.org. Let’s reach that next goal of 500 fans for another giveaway! Last chance to enter will be August 19, 2011 at midnight! Contest winners outside of 15 miles from Central Bakersfield inquire a travel fee. Contest winner may choose to pass if travel fees are not feasible.

And because a blog post isn’t fun without photos, here’s a sneak at a maternity/OpLove session from a few weekends ago :)

P.S. I announced the September Boudoir Event on my boudoir site. Book your session before they’re all gone!


Update! Winner has been announced! The numbers were submitted using Random.org and our lucky winner is comment #3! Christina Anderson! Thanks so much everyone. Next round I’m going to do it a bit different and it will be fun to see who wins!

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  • melanie scottAugust 11, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    I need this because it woukd be used as a family picture shoot and we have NO pictures of us as a family since his birth in the hospital and that was 21/2 years ago! We need a really great photo with a great photographer to put on our wall!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie ScottAugust 11, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    posted on my facebook for everyone to go check out your fan page !ReplyCancel

  • Christina AndersonAugust 11, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    We definitely could use a family photo! It’s been 2 years and my little ones are growing like crazy.ReplyCancel

  • Christina AndersonAugust 11, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    posted on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal AlonzoAugust 11, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    I would use this as a couples shot for my high school sweet heart and myself. We really need this because we are reaching our third anniversary and have yet to take ANY couple pictures. Needless to say, as college students, we really didn’t(still don’t) have that extra money to spend on a photo shoot. Which is why we would love to be the recipients of this amazing giveaway!! Going on 3 years and still strong, we would love to capture a moment in time to remember our love, as young as it is. And as a plus for us, our photos would be taken by an amazing photographer, yourself. So I KNOW they’ll be amazing.

    Please, please, please choose us for this fabulous giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Pedro SalazarAugust 11, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    What else can I say? My girlfriend said it all.
    High school sweet hearts going on three years, absolutely NO couple picture done, College students w/ no extra money to spend on them. I love her so much and know this would make her ecstatic if we won. She’d be smiling for days and every day after, evertime she looks at our picture. So please pick us as your winning contestant.ReplyCancel

  • celeste seatonAugust 11, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    I love your work and it is easy to see why you have been so successful your first year! I hope I will get to work with you someday whether it be through tis contest or not!ReplyCancel

  • Monique EdensAugust 11, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    I could used this photo shoot for a last photo shoot with my girls and hubby before we add a new life into our family this Nov. Your work is great and I would truly love them to hang on my wall.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica GibbonsAugust 11, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Hey Jessica! You shot my maternity pictures and the newborn pictures for my son, we also have a 3 month shoot set up for him next month. However we have recently hit some bumps and the only reason we can keep out shoot next month is because I already paid for it. We just learned Devin (my husband) is getting laid off September 30 and we have yet to find him a new job. To make matters worse he is in the process if enlisting and planning to be me leaving for basic And tech school at the beginning of the year. Due to our finacial problems and Devin leaving I have no idea when we will be able to get family pictures made again and would love to have a chance to do so before he leaves, it would really mean alot to us to have that memory for when he is gone for 5-8 months. Thank you so much for everything.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica GibbonsAugust 11, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Also I just linked to your website on my facebook, for some reason it wouldnt let me tag you in it but I did link to your website :) Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen WrightAugust 11, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    I actually don’t need this session( My sis-in law is a potographer) but i wanted to take this chance to say what an amazing thing you are doing for the community and thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • […] so already, make sure you enter for a free session and 16×20 canvas! You can find that over HERE! Also, the September boudoir event is just around the corner, don’t miss out! Head on over to […]ReplyCancel