The 7 Best Lifestyle Photographers In Bakersfield

Looking for the most talented bakersfield lifestyle photographers? Whether you are looking for professional artists to help you build your brand or for some wall art of your growing family, the following pros are sure to knock your socks off. We love each one for a different reason, so read on and take a peek at their portfolios to find what you love about them. 

1. Scott Ryan

Scott Grumbles has been serving clients in the region for over ten years. And as a top Bakersfield lifestyle photographer, you know he’s wowing them too! He is a one-stop shop, seemingly inspired by everything. He’s the kind of photographer you can count on to take amazing photos every time, of any subject, but it’s his portraits of individuals and families that caught our eye. Scott has versatility in his style to fit the subjects, from golden sunshine to moody shots. But the connecting thread is he always lets his subjects’ personalities shine through. Work with Scott for any photography, including weddings, elopements, especially to capture you, and perhaps your family and pets, simply being yourselves. 

2. Steph G Photo

Steph Guerrero’s photos combine a sense of timelessness with raw emotion. The result is perfect for those looking for a Bakersfield lifestyle photographer who isn’t afraid to show the authentic beauty of life. Her style is unposed — all the tenderness and laughter spontaneous and captured by her trained eye. Inspired by her own desire to capture every moment with her daughter, she wants to give you the same gift — to freeze time, to revisit special moments again and again. Focusing on emotion instead of perfect smiles and poses gives her photography a special quality unique to each family she works with. We especially love her newborn shoots. You can feel the fragile beauty of new parenthood. We also love her outdoor location shoots, showcasing the gorgeous places around the city. 

3. J Michelle Photo

Janaye Joyner (the J in J Michelle Photo) expertly mixes spontaneous moments with her more polished shots. Her work has caught the eyes of wedding blog editors, influencers, and local families at every stage, from maternity to senior portraits. She’s been working around the Bakersfield area for more than a decade. Her professionalism and eye for what makes her subjects special have earned her the trust of hundreds of clients and is a preferred vendor at multiple wedding venues. Her versatility allows her to get to know her clients at their different stages in life and grow with your family. Work with her, and you may never have to find another lifestyle photographer! 

4. Jonah + Lindsay

While their mainstay is wedding photography with unscripted flair, Jonah and Lindsay also create lifestyle photographs specializing in branding and visual content creation. They’re especially perfect if you’re a local business making a name for yourself in your field. They have worked with national and local companies, including Wells Fargo, Influencers Bakersfield, and the United Way of Kern County. They cover all aspects of personal branding, from headshots to business-specific content, and they even design websites, so they are a one-stop shop for your visual media needs. Their style is cleanly composed with a balance of gently guided and candid shots, all with timeless editing. 

5. Addison Marie Photography

Tiffany Gafford is a lover of authentic. She is especially drawn to real love stories and tender moments between parents and their children. Hence, it’s no surprise she’s one of the best Bakersfield lifestyle photographers. She focuses on the emotion of the moments unfolding in front of her camera and the in-between moments. It’s a perfect combination of her desire to make art and document her subjects in all of their raw, beautiful glory. Her sentimental side is perfect for weddings and family portraits, and anyone at a life-changing milestone. We love her use of natural light and natural editing style, and we think you will too! 

6. Sarah Barrett

Driven by her desire to give couples and families a tangible reflection of their love, Sarah Barrett creates the kind of art that can hang in a home for decades. Often using neutral colors combined with her bright and airy editing style, she ensures your portraits elegantly blend into your decor. Her style is perfectly suited for weddings, as her eye for joyful moments will bring you back to that day again and again. She’s a natural light photographer, so expect photos with a diffuse glow throughout. Taking advantage of the golden hour means no harsh shadows to distract the eye, well suited for outdoor family adventure sessions. Whatever your vision for your shoot, Sarah is sure to capture your family in an artistic way that focuses on your connections. This allows you to treasure your memories for decades. 

7. Monica Hennessee

The sheer diversity of Monica Hennessee’s work is what caught our eye. From romantic elopements in Yosemite to Bakersfield maternity sessions to events around Southern California, her versatility and consistency are impressive. She started her career after graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography as a fashion photographer. She brings the lighting expertise required for fashion work and an intuitive eye for design and composition into all of her shoots. If you’re nervous about being in front of the camera, Monica is sure to put you at ease. Her time spent learning the art of gently guided posing is well used, and she knows what will look flattering in print for a variety of people. While we love all of her work, we think her family lifestyle portraits are lovely. Check them out and see if you agree! 

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