Readers Respond: Where are your Favorite Family Photo Locations in Bakersfield?
by Callie Collins
Jun 27, 2024
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Q. Where are your favorite family photo locations in Bakersfield?

Summer is a beautiful season in Kern County. We asked our readers to share some of their favorite locations to take portraits in Kern County.

  • “We have made exploring Kern County a must-do family activity this year and one of our favorite places is Lake Ming because we get the best photos of my nephew Jeremiah, usually with quacky photo-bombers and amazing views.” - Lisa Keosouphanh


  • Fox Theatre - Michael Cushine




  • Every summer, our family takes a photo at the top of a hill at the Park at River Walk. It’s a silhouette that poignantly shows just how quickly our kids have grown. - Nina Ha




  • “We loved Hart Park to take photos for graduation of my son, Zane” - Vaun Thygerson




​​​​​​​Photo by Tessa Warner

  • Hart Park - Amanda Prado
  • The Bluffs - Stephanie Johnson
  • Almond orchards - Caitlin Haviland
  • Lake Ming - Megan Whaley
  • CSUB - Lori Murphy
  • Windwolves - Sherry Coontz
  • Dewar’s Ice Cream and Fine Candies - Sophie Zavala
  • The wings on the wall off F St. and Hart Park - Tonya Eagle
  • Mill Creek Park - Shannon Snyder
  • Derrel’s Mini Storage-"They have bushes for a background and a water element. There’s also no shade in the front entrance making it great for family photos." - Lindsey Panick


(Editorial note: Nearly half of all respondents chose Hart Park, a first in our submissions.)
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