Category Archives: Engagement

Derrek & Caitlynn, Morro Bay Engagement Shoot, Morro Bay Photography, J.Michelle Photography, Bakersfield Engagement Photography

Ahh had so much fun in Morro Bay for Derrek and Caitlynn’s lifestyle session. They were so natural and comfortable together, I am in love with how their photos turned out. Caitlynn and Derrek met over a year ago through mutual friends. Derrek was a Marine at the time and had a friend who just happened to know Caitlynn and through a few visits to California the pair hit it off and the rest is history. I always like to chat and get to know my couples during their engagement sessions so I have to know the details of how the proposal went down.

Derrek is originally from Indiana and took Caitlynn back home to meet his family. While out on a hike overlooking the beautiful Indiana scenery he popped the big question and Caitlynn said YES. I am so thrilled to be apart of their wedding next fall! Enjoy a few sneak peeks from their E shoot!


Location: Morro Bay

Keenan & Lana, Bakersfield engagement photography, Hart Park engagement session, Bakersfield Wedding Photography, J.Michelle Photography

Over ten years ago Keenan asked Lana to be his girlfriend which has now blossomed into an amazing love story, they are getting married this fall at Rio Bravo Country Club. During our session the dark clouds hung over us with sunlight peeking through somewhat making our lighting perfection. I just love how colorful the day became for their engagement session, they totally rocked it too, I can feel their love in these images.


We look forward to being a part of your big day, enjoy some previews from our session.



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!

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!