NICE TO MEET YOU

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unique cities & countries where I have photographed couples & families

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professional images captured since 2016 (and counting)

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professional cameras used since 2016 (3 Canon, 2 Fujiilm)

My priority with all of my photography is celebrating the emotions and connections in the moments we share together. It drives my approach to our time together, my editing style, and my imagery composition. I want you to cherish these images as the legacy they are, chronicling a milestone chapter in your love story for generations to come.

These days my life revolves around caring for my clients, co-working with my puppy Nora, cooking meals with my husband Vince, marking things off my stickie note to-do lists, researching new additions to Fun Fact Friday, and micro-managing the succulents in my office. Thank goodness Instagram can make this look 10x more glamorous than it really is! My endless curiosity is most often satiated by listening to podcasts while I edit (got any suggestions for new ones for me?) and being introduced to new books through my book club. 

When we’re not at home, Vince and I are usually off on some weekend trip or adventure abroad. Next up - España!

MEET BAILEY

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fun facts

I use military time on all of my watches and devices so I don’t have to worry about setting the AM/PM wrong on an alarm.

my bedtime is at 22:00

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My current podcast favs include:
Invisibilia, Radiolab, Hello Internet, 99% Invisible,
Bokeh, and The Indicator

listening to podcasts is my favorite editing ambience

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To keep myself on track, I make daily (and weekly, and quarterly)
stickie note to-do lists and I still use an old-school paper planner
to hold the rest of my lists.

if i don't write it down, it won't happen

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On average, my husband Vince and I travel 10 weekends per year.
Traveling is our favorite kind of quality time away from the 
distractions of everyday life.
So far, we've visited 8 countries and 23 states!

traveling is one of the pillars of our marriage

How long have you been a photographer?

I began professionally photographing in 2016, when two dear friends asked for me to capture their engagement photos. 

I began professionally photographing in 2016, when two dear friends asked for me to capture their engagement photos. Before then I'd never really photographed people except for the occasional snapshot! From that one session, I finally realized what portraiture photography is all about: capturing and celebrating real love and real lives to help people remember important life milestones for decades to come. 

what types of photography do you do?

Do you travel for work?

do you edit your own photos?

how would you describe your photography style?

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

How long have you been a photographer?

what types of photography do you do?

I primarily capture weddings, engagements, and families. I also provide branding/corporate photography services. Check out more here!

My bread and butter expertise is natural light portraiture, which is a fancy way of saying I love capturing people in beautiful outdoor settings. I put this love to use photographing weddings, engagements, and families.
In a previous life I was a marketing strategist and I still like to scratch that itch by creating custom brand and commercial imagery.
Find out more about all of my photography services here!

Do you travel for work?

do you edit your own photos?

how would you describe your photography style?

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

How long have you been a photographer?

what types of photography do you do?

Do you travel for work?

I love traveling for work! Travel is a huge part of my life and getting to photograph in new-to-me places ignites my creativity.

I love to travel for work! Travel in general is a huge part of my life and having the opportunity to photograph in new-to-me places ignites my creativity.
I've captured weddings and portraits in Alaska, the Bahamas, Washington DC, and Denver. In 2020 I'm excited to be returning to DC and I'll be capturing two weddings in Pennsylvania this year!

do you edit your own photos?

how would you describe your photography style?

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

How long have you been a photographer?

what types of photography do you do?

Do you travel for work?

do you edit your own photos?

Yes I do. I believe that culling and editing my own photos is one of the best ways to continue learning and growing as a photographer. 

Yes I do. I believe that culling and editing my own photos is one of the best ways to continue learning as a photographer. 
As I work through the images I capture at a wedding or session, I'm reliving our time together and culling the images to recreate the story. My goal is for anyone who sees the finished images to be able to feel like they were a part of the moment.
As I edit, I continue to learn new things about my work and creativity, which helps me grow and better serve my clients and couples.

how would you describe your photography style?

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

How long have you been a photographer?

what types of photography do you do?

Do you travel for work?

do you edit your own photos?

how would you describe your photography style?

I describe my style as bright & classic. I want you to be able to look back on your photos in 5, 10, even 50+ years and recognize yourselves!

I describe my style as bright, classic and lively. I want you to be able to look back on your photos in 5, 10, 50 years and recognize yourselves - not some over-posed, over-edited version of yourselves. This goal guides my editing style, focusing on realistic and flattering skin tones, my image compositions, and my approach to guiding you into flattering and confident scenes that capture your true selves and emotions.

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

How long have you been a photographer?

what types of photography do you do?

Do you travel for work?

do you edit your own photos?

how would you describe your photography style?

will you be our photographer at our session/wedding?

Yes I will! I am the owner and sole employee of Bailey Pianalto Photography. (Well, unless you count my puppy Nora...)

Yes I will! I am the owner and sole employee of Bailey Pianalto Photography. (Well, unless you count my puppy Nora...)
I love owning my own business, and one of the best perks is getting to know and admire the couples and clients I serve. That's why I limit the number of sessions and weddings I take on each year. I want to ensure that all of my couples and clients receive my full attention during our together.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE ON OUR SESSION DATE?

In the days leading up to our session together, I will be monitoring the weather. If need be, we'll discuss relocating or rescheduling.

In the days leading up to our session together, I will be monitoring the weather. If it looks like it’s going to be rainy or too cold I’ll contact you to discuss our options. We can either relocate to an indoor backup location or reschedule.

Help! I’M OVERWHELMED WITH IDEAS FOR LOCATIONS & OUTFITS!

DO I HAVE TO SPEND AN ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK GOOD IN OUR PHOTOS?

WE FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. CAN YOU HELP?

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE ON OUR SESSION DATE?

HELP! I’M OVERWHELMED WITH IDEAS FOR LOCATIONS AND OUTFITS!

Let’s talk about all of those ideas! I’m here to offer expert advice to help you look and feel your best throughout your session.

Let’s talk about all of those ideas swirling around in your head! I’m here to help you and offer expert advice on what outfits, accessories, and locations will look best for your photos. Seriously, don't hesitate to contact me with alllll the questions. No question is too small :)

DO I HAVE TO SPEND AN ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK GOOD IN OUR PHOTOS?

WE FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. CAN YOU HELP?

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE ON OUR SESSION DATE?

HELP! I’M OVERWHELMED WITH IDEAS FOR LOCATIONS AND OUTFITS!

DO I HAVE TO SPEND AN ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK GOOD IN OUR PHOTOS?

Absolutely not! All of my tips are meant to help guide you through the planning and styling process. By no means are they mandatory :)

Absolutely not! All of my tips are meant to help guide you through the planning and styling process before your session. By no means are they mandatory or required :)
Let’s talk about what tips you like and don’t like and we’ll create the perfect session plan for you!

WE FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. CAN YOU HELP?

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE ON OUR SESSION DATE?

HELP! I’M OVERWHELMED WITH IDEAS FOR LOCATIONS AND OUTFITS!

DO I HAVE TO SPEND AN ARM AND A LEG TO LOOK GOOD IN OUR PHOTOS?

WE FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. CAN YOU HELP?

My dear, I photograph people for a living and even I feel awkward in front of the camera!
But that’s why I’m here to help you navigate your session, from start to finish so you'll be able to focus on each other while I focus on capturing your milestone moments.

My dear, I photograph people for a living and even I feel awkward in front of the camera. Every! Single! Time! Taking our 5 year anniversary photos this past summer was a perfect example of my own awkwardness in front of the camera.
But that’s why I’m here to help you navigate your session, starting with my style guide. During our session I’ll walk you through different prompts and games that bring out your most natural laughs and emotions so you won’t have to second-guess yourself for a second. My goal is to keep things feeling energized throughout our session so it feels effortless and fun!

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

The number of images delivered to you will depend largely on the complexity of the day and the amount of coverage time.

The number of images delivered in your final gallery will depend largely on the complexity of the day and the amount of coverage time. At the very least, you can expect to receive 500 images in your final gallery. 

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

You can expect a sneak peek of the day 48 hours after your celebration, and your final gallery will arrive just 2 weeks after your wedding day! 

You can expect a sneak peek of the day 48 hours after your celebration, and your final gallery will arrive just 2 weeks after your wedding day!  I want you to be able to relive every amazing moment as quickly as possible :)
You'll receive your images in a private online gallery that you can use to share with friends and family, download high-res images (ALWAYS download your images and store them in a safe backup location!), and order prints.

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

I deliver nearly every image in full color. Select images will be delivered in both color and
black & white.

I deliver nearly every image in full color. Select images will be delivered in both color and black & white if I feel the image is better represented in black & white. Very rarely will I deliver an image in just black & white. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

All of my wedding collections include pre-wedding consultations, my onsite coverage of your wedding day, & image editing and delivery. 

All of my wedding collections include pre-wedding consultation meetings, my onsite coverage of your wedding day, and the editing and delivery of your final image gallery.
All Kansas City-based wedding collections include an engagement session and assistant photographer. These services are available a la carte for all destination weddings.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

I'm happy to offer my recommendations for pros across all categories that match my level of quality and professionalism. See the list here.

I've worked with a wide variety of Kansas City-based wedding professionals, and I'm happy to offer my recommendations for pros across all categories that match my level of quality and professionalism. You can see the full list here.

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER FROM A WEDDING?

WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES AFTER MY WEDDING?

DO YOU DELIVER IMAGES IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING PROS TO WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPROACH ON A WEDDING DAY?

Mostly, I’ll step back taking a more photojournalistic approach. For more formal portraits, I’ll guide you and your crew!

On your wedding day, I don’t want you to worry about a thing except the champagne-to-OJ ratio in your mimosa! I’ll be there to watch our timeline and keep us on track. Most of the day, I’ll step back, allowing the day to unfold in front of my camera. For more formal portrait moments, I’ll guide you and your wedding party to make sure everyone is looking their best.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

I offer wedding, portrait, family/lifestyle session, and branding/commercial services. All services are available in Kansas City and nationwide.

I offer wedding, portrait, family/lifestyle session, and branding/commercial services. All of my services are available in Kansas City and nationwide.
Got a crazy cool idea cooked up? I want to hear about it!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RATES?

DO YOU OFFER PRINT AND ALBUM SERVICES?

WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING?

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RATES?

All of my sessions include pre-session consultations, my onsite time, and the editing and delivery of your final images.

All of my sessions include pre-session consultations, my onsite time, and the editing and delivery of your final images.
All Kansas City-based wedding collections include an engagement session and assistant photographer. These services are available a la carte for all destination weddings.

DO YOU OFFER PRINT AND ALBUM SERVICES?

WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING?

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RATES?

DO YOU OFFER PRINT AND ALBUM SERVICES?

I absolutely do! I offer direct print ordering services through your private online gallery. All albums are designed by you and me together.

I absolutely do! I offer direct print ordering services through your private online gallery. All albums are collaboratively designed by you and me.
I firmly believe that swiping through pictures on a screen isn’t quite like holding a print in your hand or turning the crisp pages of an album. In today’s digital world, images are easy to come by, and easy to get lost on your phone. The images we make together are chronicling milestones in your life and they deserve a prominent place in your home.

WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING?

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RATES?

DO YOU OFFER PRINT AND ALBUM SERVICES?

WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING?

Any sessions outside of the Kansas City metro area require a travel stipend that covers all mileage (if near KC) or airfare and hotel fees. 

Any sessions outside of the Kansas City metro area require a travel fee. Together we'll create a travel stipend that covers all airfare and hotel fees. This way, you won't have to chase receipts or worried about meal per diems :) Any driving travel fees will be calculated by the current IRS standard mileage rate.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR RATES?

DO YOU OFFER PRINT AND ALBUM SERVICES?

WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING?

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

I do not. I prefer to specialize in still photography and leave videography to the talented folks who specialize in that craft.

I do not. I prefer to specialize in still photography and leave videography to the talented folks who are far better at that than me.
If you are looking for a videographer to capture your event, I'm happy to refer several professionals to you.

So, what ARE WE

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families

marriage

brands

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Working with Bailey was a true pleasure! The best choice we made for our wedding day. You can tell Bailey has a true love for what she does. Bailey isn’t like other photographers. She doesn’t overload herself with a wedding every weekend. Due to this she gets to know the couple she works with, takes her time to get the best photos, and produces quality work. After working with her for the past year it is like she is part of the family.

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maggie & devin

We cannot say enough good things about Bailey. Not only did Bailey take the time to get to know us as a couple but also checked on us throughout our planning process and gave us great vendor recommendations. She has an incredible eye and such a timeless, natural style. The photos she gave us were incredible. We have received SO many compliments not only on the photos but about Bailey and her assistant.

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ashley & brandon

From start to finish Bailey made everything so easy! I planned my wedding from another state/time zone but she was always available when I reached out. She helped our true personalities come out in all of our pictures and that’s just the engagement photos! I had no idea what to expect for my wedding but once again, she was ready and made everything so easy and FUN!!! She even sent me a sneak peeks the next day! Bailey is the sweetest person ever and I’m so sad my wedding is over because I LOVE working with her!

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natalie & justin

Words cannot express how happy we are to have chosen Bailey for our wedding photographer! Having great pictures to remember our special day was our #1 priority. As a mixed couple, lighting for pictures can be tricky, but now for the first time we have amazing photos together! We were also impressed with the time Bailey took with us prior to our engagement photo shoot, and our wedding. She also created a timeline for our wedding day centered around what we wanted to capture. We are, without a doubt, going to hire Bailey for every big event and family photos in the future!

bpp couples HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY

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Bailey's WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED 
IN THESE PUBLICATIONS:

FEATURED

EA BRide (wedkc)

How they Asked

The Independent