Hey there, I'm Bailey! I'm a family and portrait photographer based in southeast Missouri. My late father, Billy, sparked my love for photography when I was a child. I remember finding an old Olympus film camera that he had stored away and immediately began begging to learn how to use it. I carried disposable cameras around with me everywhere, then eventually graduated to digital point and shoot cameras. One year on yearbook staff in junior high school solidified my love for being behind the camera, and things just kind of snowballed from there. I studied commercial photography in college and gained tons of experience with shooting in natural light and studio lighting. I turned 30 years old in July 2020 and realized that I've been doing photography for well over half of my lifetime. I guess you could say it's always been my thing.
I spent the first decade of my career specializing in weddings, and now I'm focusing on my family and portrait sessions. In the summer of 2021, I opened my first studio space and have loved every second of transitioning my focus to family and portrait photography. My goal as your photographer is to make you feel at ease every step of the way, to show you your true & natural beauty, and most of all: to make your session FUN. Feel awkward in front of the camera? That's okay -- I'm awkward, too! We'll have fun and you will walk away with stunning portraits to tell your family's story through the years.
Some Extra Facts About Me
I'm a wife to an amazing husband, and mother to two beautiful children! My toddler and infant keep me on my toes 24/7.
When I’m not shooting, you’ll most likely find me at home, playing with my two kids, rewatching This Is Us for the umpteenth time (well, when my toddler allows me to turn Peppa Pig off, of course), or I can be found dragging my family through every aisle of Target — it’s kind of my happy place.
Iced coffee is my jam. No matter what season it is, I always want iced coffee.
If I'm not watching This Is Us or The Resident while editing, I'm probably playing Bailey Sarian's Murder, Mystery, Makeup Monday videos in the background. (*theme song* -- if you know, you know!)
While most of the women I know spent their 2020 Quarantine perfecting their banana bread recipes and cleaning out their houses, I spent mine teaching myself to crochet. It’s a disaster but I’m proud of the potholders I managed to create.
I'm a Canon shooter through and through. I tried to use Nikon once before, but nothing compares to Canon, in my opinion!
This was the year that my husband, Jacob, and I got married. Our wedding was truly the wedding of our dreams! We had a live jazz band for our reception that really made the entire night more fun than we could have ever envisioned.
We welcomed our beautiful daughter Blaire in February of this year. I had a difficult pregnancy and was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 35 weeks. Less than two weeks later, she made her early arrival and has been a little fireball ever since. She is our constant entertainment and source of laughter through every single day.
Our sweet, strong son named Joshua was born in January -- right before the COVID19 pandemic changed the world forever. He may be quiet, but he is mighty in everything that he does! He was the spark of light we needed in such a dark year. He is a true mama's boy and it melts my heart every time he reaches his little arms up to me and says "Mama, up!"
2021 & on...
This year has been a year of incredible growth, both personally and business-wise. I opened my
first studio space and switched
my focus to fine art family and
portrait sessions. I can't wait
to see how God continues to
grow and bless both my family
and this business as the time goes