Turning 31…with oodles to celebrate!

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When you’re on the rollercoaster of dream-chasing and dog hair sweeping and the other daily so-and-so’s, it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come.

As someone who naturally looks to the future, birthdays are that perfect kick-in-the-booty, encouraging me to slow-the-hail-down-girl and recognize how far I’ve come.

This year, I’m on a mission to savor instead of strive, and encourage you to do the same: We’re a society of go-go-go-ers, but if we keep this pace, we’ll miss the whole show.

And there’s so much to celebrate! In my corner of the world, a few things I’m happy dancing over include…


Cedar Bound, our new business adventure, is coming to life!

In case you missed it, my husband Hutch & I are starting a luxury glamping retreat in Northern Minnesota! What started as a tiny seed of an idea now has a life of its own: We are SO EXCITED to see Cedar Bound become a reality this summer!

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White Spruce Market, my curated gifting business, turns TWO today!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a festive gift box featuring some of my fave local goodies (pictured below)!


Bailey Aro Photography is in full bloom!

Ahh, so much happening with BAP! Here’s what’s on tap right now:

Mentoring Sessions: 

I am so. dang. energized by creative entrepreneurs, and love helping fellow big-dreamers see the forest through the trees so they can make BIG things happen! Part of my 2019 calendar is devoted to mentoring, and I’m currently taking on new mentees!  Learn more about mentoring here & see if we’re a good fit.


Holy cow! I am so grateful for all the incredible women who’ve entrusted me with their boudoir experience. Boudoir feels like second nature to me, and I sometimes forget about the butterflies my clients may feel before their session — thankfully, we’ve got the magic combo of mimosas + dad jokes to melt away those jitters within minutes! Check out what’s new at my boudoir studio here.

Weddings, Elopements, and Couple Sessions:

Although I’ve personally scaled back on weddings this year, I’m now booking a select number of adventurous elopements + couple sessions. Chelsea’s calendar is full of weddings and we’re so excited to serve couples together for another season! Chelsea is also booking 2020 weddings as we speak: Learn more here!

Summer Mini Sessions:

Chelsea + I are teaming up for our first-ever joint Mini Session event! These pint-sized sessions are perfect for couples, small families, all the dogs, fresh & full-of-life headshots, and more. We have spots remaining for our July Minis! Check out Mini Session details here.

Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions:

Chelsea is rocking her newborn sessions and I am so dang proud of her! I had never offered Newborn Sessions before, and it’s been so fun watching Chelsea shine & serve her amazing clients. Check out her gorgeous newborn work here!

I foresee a mountain of nachos, beer, patio time, and awesome humans in my very-near-future.

Truth: there is no greater joy.

And finally, these boys. <3

Dorks. Love them.

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Okay, your turn: Let’s celebrate those wins & take a moment to savor how far you’ve come! Comment below with one of your recent wins (it can be big or small or seemingly-silly). 😉

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