bailee + john | the clifton inn


In 2005, John was a student at Tulane University in Louisiana. In August of that year, New Orleans was devastated when Hurricane Katrina hit the area, and John evacuated the state and was relocated to UVA until his school and the area could be rebuilt. And that’s where he met Bailee.

Their story is such a beautiful picture of the beauty that can be found in the midst of devastation and grief. I love so much that found each other after John was forced to leave his home. And their story gets even more beautiful because Bailee and John both ended up going back to New Orleans, and that’s where they were living in the months leading up to their wedding day. Just amazing.

Bailee and John are both so laid back, kind, and genuine. It was so fun (and easy!) to capture the love that they have for one another. And did I mention that they were married at The Clifton Inn? I absolutely LOVE this venue, and working with Crystal Whittaker of The Event Company made the day even more amazing. Here are just a handful of my favorites…

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Such a sweet first look.

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Their sweet dog, Texas, had to be included in a few as well! Such a cutie.


Bailee, you’re gorgeous!

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One more…


Bailee & John: Thank you so much for inviting me to capture this part of your story! What a gorgeous day. I wish you both all the best!

Venue | The Clifton Inn

Wedding Coordinator | Crystal Whitaker with The Event Company

Flowers | Flowers by Natalie

Dress | Romona Keveza

Band | Another Level

Hair | Kimberly White of The Salon Art and Hair Center



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5 responses to “bailee + john | the clifton inn”

  1. Katie says:

    i don’t know how you outdo yourself each time, but you do. i love the sneaks of the film photos as I am currently obsessed but the last image with the moon and the tent is stunning!

  2. Kaitlyn Hoy says:

    I loved every minute of working with Bailee + John! They are the sweetest couple and we loved having them at Clifton! All of your photographs are stunning but the last shot of the tent on the front lawn is insane .. We will 100% have that on out new website once it is launched!


  3. Eight years ago, I watched the live feed as the hurricane hit NOLA from my desk in the Office of Admission at UVa. I was feeling helpless until my Dean called the staff together and said that we were going to offer students at NOLA colleges a dorm room and spots in classes until their schools were back open. I even wrote about it:

    I haven’t thought about that day in a very long time. Seeing this gorgeous wedding made my day! Thank you for sharing these lovely images. Congratulations, Bailee and John!

  4. […] in March, Bailee and John’s incredible wedding at The Clifton Inn was featured on Artfully Wed! You can see the full featured HERE. I absolutely […]

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