Hey there, I'm Bailey. I'm a portrait and wedding photographer based in southeast Missouri.
When I shoot, I strive to capture the moments that can't be posed or forced: a child's laugh, the smile after a bride & groom's first kiss. I want every session and wedding that I shoot to feel natural, fun, and beautiful. My shooting style is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional styles, and I work hard to capture each moment as it happens naturally. I've been told multiple times by wedding clients & their guests that I'm a "wedding ninja" -- you'll often find me close by, but out of the way, so I can watch for the perfect candid moments that truly tell the story of your big day. During the portrait portions of each wedding, I'm happy to pose and direct the parties, families, and bride & groom through each shot, as well as look for those candid moments I mentioned above.
I studied commercial photography at Southeast Missouri State University and have ample training in both natural & artificial lighting.
My husband, Jacob, and I got married in November 2016. I was so thrilled to finally share in the same planning process that the brides I work with every year experience. As a wedding photographer and a recent bride, I hope to make the planning process for all of my clients as easy, fun, and enjoyable as possible. Jacob and I welcomed our first child, a daughter named Blaire, in February of 2018, and we're excited to welcome a son to our family in January 2020. We are so blessed!
Some fun, useless tidbits about Me
Coffee is the way to my heart. Not to sound like your stereotypical girl, but I could honestly drink a pumpkin spice latte everyday (or a toffee nut mocha, when PSL is out of season).
Photography is my full-time job, however, I'm also blessed to work part-time as a media department staff member for my church. I get the fun opportunity to photograph concerts, banquets, and other events that the church holds. I also edit our weekly sermons into a television show that's broadcast through the tri-state area. I worked as their main videographer full-time for three years before taking on a part-time position after getting married in the fall of 2016. Don't worry -- this job allows me to have weekends off, except early Sunday mornings, and doesn't interfere with me shooting weddings ;).
I'm an Amazon addict. Our local UPS man must get so tired of dropping packages off to our house every few days, but Prime just makes online shopping too easy.