OUR COUPLES ARE...
WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS
If this sounds like you, then we must be kindred spirits!
Based in Duluth, MN, we currently serve couples for weddings, elopements, engagement & couple sessions throughout Minnesota & Wisconsin.
I'm Chelsea: Lover of tall pines, peanut butter, eucalyptus, and plaid.
I'm a firm believer in sleeping in on Sundays, not taking yourself too seriously, that it's always a good time to go to Target, and that bread is good for you. Nice to meet you!
I've been part of the Bailey Aro team for nearly three years, and am currently booking
I'm Bailey: Dog mom, adventure-seeker, and bonafide beer nerd.
I started this little business nearly a decade ago, and still have the same heart for connection, whether it's with couples eloping in the woods, or the amazing women who grace my boudoir studio with their beautiful selves.
I'm currently booking a select number of Elopements and Couple Sessions for 2019, along with Boudoir Sessions!
She makes you feel so comfortable and is fantastic at making you laugh, while handling any stressful situations beautifully. I think of her as more of a friend than a vendor now! And her assistant for our day, Chelsea, was just as awesome. Bailey communicated very well before the wedding and was an overall superhero the day of, between pinning on the guys' boutonnières for us or being a dog whisperer and getting our distracted puppy to look her best for our pictures. Wedding photography is an investment, and we are so happy to be looking at Bailey's photos for the next 60+ years.
Bailey is so authentic, kind, and hard working, and the love she has for people and photography are displayed through all of her personal, handmade touches and images. I never worried...and when things didn't go quite as planned the day of (which is almost inevitable) she was one of the first people there to check on everything. This just shows how she goes way above and beyond the camera. I could never thank her enough for all of her time and the incredible experience. My husband and I were blown away by how special she made us feel and how interested she was in our love story. Her images have helped us to relive our special day over and over and will continue to be one of the greatest gifts we have ever received.
She captured the love, joy, light, and happiness of our relationship in a way that brought me to tears...Bailey truly lives through her philosophy to “have a marriage more beautiful than your wedding” and was so much more to us than just a photographer or vendor. Among many things, she is a fielder-of-questions, a source of laughter (which was much needed to get my somewhat-shy husband to let loose), a shepherd to the masses during family photo time (NOT an easy task for our large groups), a fellow doting dog-mom (VERY important if you plan to include your pup; she’s a dog-whispering genius!) and truly, overall, an artist. I never once doubted that she would produce artistic, meaningful photos of the most important day of our lives thus far, and she delivered with thoughtfulness, professionalism, organization, and grace. Bottom line? You NEED her.
She braved the polar temperatures for us to capture our winter wedding and the beauty of the season. Her warm and bubbly demeanor enhanced the experience; we barely even felt the cold! Bailey knows how to photograph pure and simple joy; she has a true appreciation for the magic of the moment, and it shows in her photos. She makes the experience enjoyable and special; your wedding photos can either be a line item to cross off the day's schedule, or it can be one of your favorite parts. For us, our time with Bailey resides along with our best memories of our wedding day. I'll look back on our photos for years to come and always be reminded of the giddiness and exorbitant happiness we felt that day. Investing in an amazing wedding photographer is one of the best planning decisions you can make; Bailey appreciates beauty and detail, but more importantly she appreciates you, your story, and the uniqueness you bring as a couple.
From the moment we met her, we knew she was our match. We fell in love with her philosophy of wanting a marriage more beautiful than our wedding day. Bailey was our go-to girl for just about everything throughout our planning process, thank God for Bailey! On our wedding day her eye for photography shone with her attention to detail and her ability to capture the perfect moments. After recently receiving our wedding photos we couldn't have been more ecstatic. Every image was beautifully captured, carefully edited and gorgeously delivered to our home. We cannot thank Bailey enough! She is a true gem
with incredible talent.
Not only does Bailey have the ability to capture the essence of who you are, but her ability to tell your love story so perfectly is pure magic! Bailey is one of the most genuine, kind-hearted, and detail-oriented individuals my husband and I have ever met. Bailey is so much more than a photographer; she helped us along the entire journey to make our special day everything we could have ever dreamed of. Bailey is a true Northwoods girl who craves adventure; if you are willing to join her, you will not be disappointed! It is certain that our paths will cross once again with Bailey as my husband and I continue on this journey of marriage with her behind the lens capturing even more memories to last a lifetime!
Apart from delivering gorgeous heirloom images, we create truly handcrafted experiences for our couples. By getting to know you & your story, we capture full-of-life images that endure far beyond the day itself.
In the decades to come, your images will only grow in value. Because of this, it's important to find someone you can fully trust.
If our work + philosophy speak to you, we would love to connect with you!