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, Proposals, + More, 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

Anniversaries + Maternity, Life with Sarah

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, Proposals, + More

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, Proposals, + More

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

Families, Proposals, + More

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

Families, Proposals, + More

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

Families, Proposals, + More

A path of rose petals, a sunset, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri ringing through the breeze–the perfect setting for a surprise proposal. On their 7th anniversary, Matt caught his girlfriend, Sarah Taylor, totally by surprise. While she thought she was being surprised with a concert, he was really bringing her to Frontier High School […]

August 23, 2021

Surprise Proposal in Bakersfield | Sarah Taylor + Matt

Families, Proposals, + More

Oh, boy, am I excited to share this blog post with you! These bridal portraits have the dreamiest, most romantic feel to them, and I am in LOVE with the way they came out. It was hard not to oo and ah the whole session while I was clicking away. Every shot felt like magic, […]

August 21, 2021

Bridals at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch

Wedding Blogs

Zach and I are SO EXCITED to share our very special news with you all…we’re expecting our first baby!! We’ve been dreaming of starting a family since we started dating, and it’s so amazing that our dream is finally coming true. So, here’s the story about how we found out about baby Barrett! I had […]

June 25, 2021

Surprise! I’m PREGNANT!

Life with Sarah