Rodney Bailey - Photojournalist

Rodney Bailey of Wedding Photojournalism by 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 1000 weddings for 26 years 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 and Amalfi Coast, 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 and professional photography magazines including Modern Bride, The Knot, “I Do” for Brides, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living, Engaged!, Elegant Bride, Wedding Dresses, Wedded Wonderland and more. Washingtonian Magazine has named Rodney the “Top Wedding Photojournalist” from 1999-2017 (that’s eightteen consecutive years!) and Northern Virginia Magazine featured Rodney as the region’s “Best Wedding Photographer” in 2016. 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.