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

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

Ahhhhhhh!!! I cannot believe this, but Zach and I have already been married for FOUR YEARS! Time has zipped by faster than either one of us thought. It truly does not feel like it has been four years, and yet, we have joked about how it feels like we’ve been married a lifetime. I guess […]

June 1, 2021

Balboa Park Anniversary | Sarah + Zach

Life with Sarah

By Cindy Tomlinson. Today, JD and I are celebrating our five year wedding anniversary. For those of you that don’t know, we took our wedding pictures in an almond orchard here in Bakersfield. I’ve always loved these beautiful white blossoms that only come once a year. I knew if we were going to take anniversary […]

February 20, 2021

Bakersfield Almond Orchard Anniversary | Cindy + JD

Life with Cindy

By Sarah Barrett Years ago, my brothers and I attempted to gift family photos to my mom for Mother’s Day. That year, we had three weddings in our family, and needless to say, the family photos never happened amidst the planning. Three years later, Cindy and I were determined to find a way to make […]

November 3, 2020

The Tomlinson Family 2020

Cindy + Sarah

People thought we were crazy when JD and I got a puppy while I was 11 weeks pregnant—and they were probably right. For pretty much our whole marriage, I’ve asked JD for a dog. I found myself looking up Breeders in Bakersfield and pictures of puppies online often even though I knew JD’s answer would […]

October 18, 2020

Levi the Golden | 1st Birthday

Life with Cindy

by Cindy Tomlinson One of my favorite things about being pregnant was getting the nursery ready for baby girl. I wasn’t sure what theme or what look I was going for but I knew one thing—I wanted it to be bright and white.  First things first, white paint! My sisters-in-law came over to help me […]

July 29, 2020

How I Flipped a Drab Spare Room into a Light + Airy Nursery

Life with Cindy

By Cindy Tomlinson When I was thinking about what to write about being a new mom, there was this one phrase that specifically stood out to me. “Being a mom is heart work.” Cliche—I know. It’s so true though. No one really explains the emotional rollercoaster it is to have a newborn. You’re so overjoyed, […]

July 3, 2020

Being a Mom is Heart Work

Life with Cindy

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Cindy + Sarah Photography blog. We are going to be posting all of our sessions here for you to view and get to know the amazing people we get to photograph. For our first blog post, we thought we would tell you a little bit about us. Cindy and I […]

June 22, 2020

Welcome to the blog, friends

Cindy + Sarah