Hi, I’m Bailey!
If you love puppies, house plants, fun facts or stickie notes then why haven’t we met before? If you like all of these things, then hello new best friend!
These days my life revolves around caring for my clients, snuggling with my puppy Nora, cooking meals with my husband Vince, marking things off my stickie note to-do lists, and micro-managing my succulents. Thank goodness Instagram can make this look 10x more glamorous than it really is!
When we’re not at home, Vince and I are usually off on some weekend trip or adventure abroad. (I recently counted and on average we travel together 10 weekends every year.) It’s safe to say that travel is a major priority in our marriage! So much so that we built our budget around affording the adventures we live for. (So, I guess this is my way of telling you that your deposit is helping us fund our next adventure… thank you!)
People often ask me if I went to school for photography. My initial reaction is to feel flattered, followed by the need to sheepishly giggle. See, I am a completely self-taught photographer, and it wasn’t until 2014 that I really started exploring where portraiture and documentary photography could take me. Before then, my photography practices were reserved for vacations and the occasional family group photo.
I’m going to be honest with you. at first,
I didn’t want to photograph your wedding.
Before I built my wedding photography business, I never pictured myself capturing this kind of photography. The idea of it was intimidating and scary. I mean, these are priceless, once-in-a-lifetime images under my responsibility! And what would working weekends do to our travel plans?
It wasn’t until 2014 when two good friends asked me to photograph their engagement session that I finally realized what this type of photography is all about: capturing a couple’s real love and real selves to remember these moments for a lifetime. Since then I’ve been hooked, and rather than be intimidated by photographing your wedding, I embrace this honor and consider it a responsibility I am well-equipped for. (Ask me about how many servers back up your wedding images!)
The path that led me to owning my own photography business was long and winding, but I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. I strongly believe that I couldn’t own my own business without the lessons I’ve learned from my past lives as a non-profit fundraiser, an MBA graduate, and a marketing analyst. Each of these experiences has helped shape and strengthen the person I am today, and prepared me to own my own business.
I may take my business seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously. But seriously, what’s the point of building a business and working with awesome clients, if I’m not having fun doing it?
So I invite you to join me in the fun! Let’s grab a drink, gab about puppies or plants, create a to-do list together, and capture unforgettable moments on your wedding day!