Carrick’s adoption at Bakersfield’s Juvenile Justice Center was a shoot I’ll never forget. The Hepp family have been going to my church, Crossway Baptist, and I knew Carrick when we all called him “baby” in the church nursery. This was before they had the adoption set and name picked out, of course. Although he didn’t […]

June 1, 2022

Bakersfield Adoption Photos | Carrick Hepp

Adoptions

Glitz and glamour have nothing on Marissa and Mason’s luxury Kern County Museum wedding. From the Badgley Mischka heels (my fav!) to the sparkler exit, they had every detail perfectly in place. It really is the details that make a wedding special. On April 23rd, I got to witness vows being said, kisses being shared, […]

May 20, 2022

Luxe Kern County Museum Wedding | M&M

Weddings

While photographing couples is what I primarily photograph, senior sessions are actually some of my favorites to shoot! Senior girls, in particular, are always SO MUCH FUN. They’re full of energy, beauty, and they’re some of the most excited clients I get to work with. We celebrated Taya’s graduation in downtown Bakersfield during sunset. With […]

March 14, 2022

Bakersfield Senior Photos | Taya Brey

Graduates

Jensen Elias Barrett was born on Christmas night at 11:05pm. Zach and I are overjoyed that he is here, and the love we have for our son grows each day. While giving birth to a child was far more intense than I ever could have prepared for, I am amazed that God gave me the […]

January 4, 2022

Jensen Elias Barrett | Our First Family Photos

Families, Life with Sarah

I can’t believe how quickly my pregnancy has flown by. As I’m writing this, I’m over 35 weeks pregnant. It’s so amazing to think that our baby boy will be here soon! Zach and I talk about our son every day, and even still, the words “our son” aren’t natural yet. We are so beyond […]

December 4, 2021

Our Maternity Photos | Hart Park Bakersfield

Life with Sarah, Maternity

Fall is such a fun season, and my favorite part of fall is the gathering of family for Thanksgiving. It was great to be able to photograph an extended family session the week of Thanksgiving for the Palmers while they were all in town together. I’ve known Rod and Margaret Palmer for as long as […]

December 2, 2021

Bakersfield Extended Family Photos – The Palmers

Families

Friends, it has been a while since my last blog! While I have still been regularly photographing various families and couples during my pregnancy, I have not been posting regularly to my social media pages. It feels good to be typing again. Last weekend, in the crisp, Bakersfield fall air, The Sturdevant family met me […]

November 22, 2021

Bakersfield Fall Family Photos – The Sturdevants

Families

Pismo beach, a setting sun, family and friends gathered together–all the perfect things needed for a surprise proposal. Seeing the look on Michelle’s face as she descended the stairs down to the beach was absolutely priceless. She first met one of her best friends halfway down the staircase where she was greeted with flowers and […]

October 11, 2021

Pismo Proposal | Michelle + Matt

Engagement

A perfect sunrise rising above Hart Park was ready for Marissa and Mason as they arrived for their engagement session early Sunday morning. With their wedding getting closer, anticipation for this session was definitely high. I was so excited to get to know them more during our shoot. Marissa and Mason are so comfortable with […]

September 15, 2021

Romantic Hart Park Engagement | Marissa + Mason

Engagement

Kate and Christopher Rhoads are the first couple of the 2021 Fall and Winter season, and it’s hard to contain my excitement. While Bakersfield is still pretty warm, I’ve found that most of my friends are happily pretending fall is in full swing. With the holidays coming up around the corner, there is no better […]

September 11, 2021

Fall Photos at Riverwalk Park | Kate + Chris

Couples