My golden retriever, Murphy, is my pride and joy and I'll definitely share stories of his goofy antics during a photography session. My husband, Ryan, and I adopted him in December of 2020 and he has brought so much joy into our home. He's definitely one of my all time favourite models, check out my Instagram and you'll see plenty of pictures of my sweet boy. If you have a dog, or any kind of pet, that you would like to include in your photos I would love to hear about them. When it comes to pets and photo sessions, the more the merrier! 

I love to travel! Ryan and I have been to 27 countries together, and I have an insanely long bucket list of destinations I'd love to visit. In fact, I first got started in photography because I wanted to be able to capture amazing photos of all the places I visited. Any time I get a chance to travel the first thing I pack is my camera. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I've definitely forgotten to pack essentials like toothpaste or my hairbrush, but I've always remembered all my camera gear! And I'd love nothing more than to photograph a destination wedding! My dream would be to shoot a wedding at a European castle (perhaps one with a vineyard attached-wink wink), but I'm happy to follow my couples anywhere in the world!

I know I've made myself sound like an adventurer, but at heart I'm quite the homebody. I love to curl up with a nice cup of coffee and a good book whenever I have free time. My favourite things to read are romances and mysteries, and I always have plenty of recommendations! If I sound like the kind of person you'd like to have behind the camera, I'd love to hear from you!

Hello! I'm Bailea, owner of Bailea Shivaun Photography. Thank you so much for checking out my website! I am a self-taught photographer who specializes in weddings and boudoir. I know these seem like two very different types of photography, but what I love about both types is how they're such a beautiful reflection of love. There is so much love flowing at weddings between the couple getting married and all their friends and family, it's such a joy to be around! I love capturing all the quick but meaningful looks, the big hugs shared by family members reuniting after a long time, and of course all the drunk-on-love kisses shared by the newlyweds! Boudoir, on the other hand, is amazing because I get to capture images that make a person fall in love with their bodies, or enhance the love they already have. It is so rewarding watching a client become more confident throughout a session!

I'm a big believer that in order to fully trust your photographer and enjoy your time with them you have to get along. Keep reading to see if you and I can have a great time capturing memories together!

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