Hey there, I'm Bailey! I'm a wedding 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 have over a decade of experience in shooting weddings and capturing families professionally. As your wedding photographer, I vow to make the entire planning process as easy and smooth as I can. Past the wedding day bliss? I love photographing a family at home, where they’re most comfortable and living out their daily lives. I also love finding the perfect, overgrown, golden field to create stunning portraits for your walls. I can’t wait to talk with you and work with you soon!

 

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. 

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