Category Archives: Events

The Bradshaw Family, 15 year anniversary session, Hart Park Sessions, Couples Session, Bakersfield photographer, Bakersfield outdoor photography

I had the privilege of capturing a 15 year anniversary session this week. Ryan and Lynn said I do June 18, 2000 at Lynn’s Father’s Ranch in California surrounded by family and friends. Their love and faith in the Lord is inspirational and it was such an honor capturing these photos for them. They are now a family of four and their children took part in this memorable session, Lynn’s daughter wore her wedding dress to remember her parents wedding day, so cute!


I wish you both a life time of blessings, and happiness Bradshaw family!

Thank you!

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)


Courtney’s Padre Bridal Shower | Padre Hotel Bakersfield, Ca

Courtney’s chic themed bridal shower was held at The Padre ‘Prospect Lounge’ in Bakersfield,Ca. Her sister Lindsay (maid-of-honor) did an amazingggg job organizing this event! From the delish hor dourves , desert bar (had a three tier chocolate fountain!)  to the games, lavish prizes and lastly karaoke made for a perfect afternoon! I had a blast capturing Courtney’s bridal shower, Lindsay made sure every guest was made felt at home, there was such a happy vibe at the Padre that day as you can tell from the photos, the guest’s were all smiles! Congratulations Courtney on your new life as a married woman best wishes!

(For Family and Friend’s who are interested in purchasing prints or a disc from this event please visit this proofing page to view all images edited and email photographer Janaye Joyner at for order details, thanks!)


lacie’s princess party | spoiled rotten

I am so behind on blogging it’s not even funny! With weddings every weekend until June (say a little prayer for me to stay on top of it all! :) lol) I haven’t posted every session, just don’t have the time it seems..anywhoo- this is an adorable post with photos from Lacie’s 5th birthday party. Her Mom contacted me and said she wanted some pictures of  her daughter’s party (which is such a good idea, it’s hard being a party host along with making sure things go perfect for your childs party and playing photographer) and I about died when I walked into Spoiled Rotten Boutique and saw all the costumes sparkles and lavish goodies they had for Lacie and her friends! It had everything my 5 year old little self would of loved! I was a total girly girl as a kid and this place hosts princess themed birthdays! Lacie and her friends were pampered all evening. They started with getting their  hair and make-up personally done by a stylist, visited with Cinderella, ate pizza, than kariokked and danced the night away to Justin Bieber , Katy Perry and Kidz Bop…this party was adorable and such a cute idea for little girls-too bad they don’t have something like this for boys! I would be their number one client! ha  (Photos were taken on location at Spoiled Rotten Boutique in Bakersfield, Ca) enjoy! :)