Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey is an award-winning, boutique wedding and event photography studio specializing in storytelling. We’re inspired by real moments and document your celebration as it organically occurs. We are passionate about taking great care to beautifully capture all of the details, emotions and events all while letting you stay in the moment and truly enjoy one of the best days of your life. We have documented in this unobtrusive approach for over 26 years and have stayed true to our philosophy:
Let our Passion Tell your Story
Let us share our passion with you! We offer the industry’s most skilled team of wedding and event photojournalists, who are awarded for their insane talent of preserving your wedding story through their artwork. We also believe that your photography process should be easy and enjoyable – we are here to take great care of you and to provide gracious and attentive customer service.
Meet our Team
Rodney Bailey is a photojournalist in the purest sense. He does not manipulate his surroundings, orchestrate his subjects or distract the moments he is capturing. He has documented over 900 weddings in this unobtrusive approach and is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Washington DC and beyond. He often works internationally reaching destinations such as Paris, Rome, Korea, Toyko, Bermuda, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Rodney’s work has been featured in many of today’s top bridal magazines and blogs including O Magazine, Modern Bride, The Knot, “I Do” for Brides, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Engaged, Elegant Bride, Wedding Dresses, Wedded Wonderland, United with Love and more. Washingtonian Magazine has named Rodney the “Top Wedding Photojournalist” since 1999 (that’s sixteen consecutive years), Rangefinder Magazine contributed a five-page article to Rodney’s unique style and career, and ABC Nightline’s ‘Sign of the Times’ featured him as a “leading trendsetter in wedding photography.”
Rodney is also commissioned for social, corporate, political, fashion and commercial photography projects, though weddings still remain his passion. Rodney is the exclusive photographer in published wedding textbooks and coffee-style books including, Wedding Planning & Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients by Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless, Beautiful Weddings and Wedding Style by London-based Carole Hamilton and A Breath of Grace by Dedra Faine.
During downtime, Rodney can still be found behind the camera; however, his subjects are sharks and sea life as he is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer.
Meet Rodney Bailey
On Location at a Georgetown Engagement Session
At a Destination Wedding in Cabo San Lucas
Guru of all things weddings, Darcy is in charge of studio operations and, most importantly, our client service. Which means she is here to help you every step of the way, from your first inquiry to wishing you a “Happy Anniversary” (and anytime you need her in between). Looking for a custom jeweler or make-up artist? Need recommendations for the perfect dinner rehearsal venue? Want a hug or high-five after seeing your wedding images? However and whenever, Darcy is here for you with her amazing customer service and a smile! Plus, she has lots of great advice as a former wedding planner and events director at one of DC’s top wedding venues.