Mels Mint Bridal Shower, Bakersfield Bridal Shower, J.Michelle Photography, Bridal Shower Photography Bakersfield, Bakersfield Wedding Photography, Bakersfield Wedding Photographer, Bakersfield Weddings

Mel’s mint shabby-chic shower was simply perfect! Melisa has such an eye for decor and creativeness, I loved being apart of her Bridal shower this last weekend. Melisa will be marrying her longtime love Eric this next month and it’s going to be fabulous! Enjoy some unforgettable photos from her girls day!

Location: Private Residence

Cake: Sugar Twist Bakery

Party Decor: Mother of Bride and Bride Melisa Carey

Photography: J.Michelle Photography (Janaye Joyner)


Eric & Cheya , Ventura Engagement session, Beach Engagement Session, Engagement Session, J.Michelle Photography, Bakersfield Wedding Photography, Coffee Bean, Ventura Wedding Photography, Ventura Beach Session

It all started a few years ago when Eric & Cheya randomly met through mutual friends,  instantly hitting it off  Eric asked Cheya to be his girlfriend soon after they met.  When Cheya’s family decided to move to Texas she relocated to a new State,  Eric stayed in Ventura, Ca for work.


Little did they know a few years later their  paths would cross again at a coffee shop (Coffee Bean)  and soon be engaged. Their love and energy toward one another shines like no other in these photos, I had a wonderful time capturing their personalities and happiness.  Eric & Cheya will be tying the knot this next year in Texas  starting their new lives together as one. Warning, your heart is about to melt! these two lovebirds are adorbs! Thanky ou guys for inviting me to Ventura, had too much fun during our shoot! Enjoy!

Erik & Kristine Engagement Session, Bakersfield Photographer, Hart Park, Bakersfield Engagement Session, Bakersfield Engagement Photography, J.Michelle Photography

Cody & Ashley Engagement Session. J.Michelle Photography, Bakersfield Engagement session, Bakersfield photography, Outdoor engagement session, Bakersfield photography

Cody & Ashley were so much fun to photograph this last weekend… I really enjoy engagement sessions because it gives me one on one time to really get to know my clients.  I always ask how the grooms to be proposed to their fiances, each proposal is so unique!  Cody shared the most beautiful engagement story. Cody decided to pop the question at calm during the Holiday Light’s season which is a magical light show if you have never been to see yourself. He had all of their closest family and friends come to photograph,witness, support him when he asked, how amazing right? Ahh so romantic. These two are tying the knot this fall and I cannot wait to be apart of their special day. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session:)session!

Mother daughter Almond Orchard session, Bakersfield Photographer, J.Michelle Photography, Almond Orchard Sessions, Almond Orchard Photography, Mother & Daughter Session

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