• Trent and Dara

    the husband-and-wife team behind Trent Bailey Photography create beautiful, authentic images that capture the most important and intimate moments of the wedding day in a timeless manner.

  • Christmas LOVE

    One of our absolute favorite things is the season of Christmas.  We love coming up with new ideas for Christmas cards to send to friends…in 2010 we made this stop motion to share our love of all things Christmas.

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    Most of all we love telling stories and creating a collection of imagery that will live on for years to come through our photographs
    Trent and Dara's approach is to capture the moments as they happen in a natural & candid spirit while still taking a directive course
    We focus on the connection between our subjects and the moments that will be passed down to future generations.
  • Influences
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      New York

      We’ve always felt a love for the city growing up, there is just no place like it.  We are proud to call manhattan home.

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      The South

      We both grew up in the South and love returning home regularly to be inspired by the culture and the wonderful people.

  • Reviews
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      Watlington Family

      Trent and Dara are more than photographers, they are unbelievable storytellers.  The images they captured of our family as it grew from two to three were absolutely priceless.  From the amazing maternity shoot a few weeks before our due date, to the first photo of our daughter as she entered this world, and the multiple sessions capturing the first year of her life, we could not have asked for a more beautiful way to document such a special time for our family.  Everyone tells you that 'this time will fly by', but thanks to the amazing talent of Trent and Dara, we are fortunate to have these beautiful images that will last forever.

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      Loli Events

      “Working with Trent and Dara is nothing short of amazing every single time. Trent has this incredible demeanor that instantly puts a bride at ease even in potentially intense situations like large family photos. Dara has a true sense of details and beauty and is always there to make every shot perfect. Together they create photography that is timeless, effortless and will let you
      re-live your wedding over and over again.”

      -Lauren Sozmen of Loli Events 

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      Tracey & Greg

      There aren't enough wonderful things we can say about Trent and Dara. Professionally, they are brilliant at what they do. They captured the day and our personalities better than we could have ever hoped for. The manner in which they conduct their work seems so smooth, so effortless. They made the process quite pleasant for us, our wedding party, and our family. On a personal level, they are great to be around. Their creativity is inspiring and their friendliness is infectious. We absolutely loved our time with Trent and Dara, and we consider it an honor that they photographed our special day.

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      Jooin & Mau

      "Trent and Dara have an ability to capture a moment with such beauty, honesty, and style that I cannot say in enough words how pleased we are with our wedding photos. I was initially taken with their keen sense of light and their modern eye, and as I got to work with them I found that they are not only extremely talented photographers, but also professional, easy to work with, and clear in their communication. I couldn't have asked for more-- it was such a joy to work with them!"

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      Erica & Dave

      "When my husband and I started to plan our New York wedding, my first priority was to find the perfect wedding photographer. I wanted to find someone who could capture the emotion of our wedding day in a beautiful, timeless style and you exceeded my expectations. Trent and Dara worked together seamlessly on our wedding day to produce a gorgeous collection of photographs that we will share with our family for generations. Thank you!!"

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      Desiree Spinner Events

      "It is hard to sum up in a few words how lovely, brilliant, and  engaging Trent is!  He is one of the most talented photographers in the business.  Trent's work is soft and gorgeous, he has a true natural gift for photography and impresses me every time we work together. However, most importantly whomever the clients are that we work with, adore him and his wife Dara. They are an amazing team, their chemistry with clients is infectious and we are always having fun together.  When I sent a client or bride to Trent, I know they will fall in love with his images, see his enthusiasm for what he does and adore him as much as I do!"

      -Desiree Spinner

  • Our favorites
    • preston-and-olivia
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      Preston & Olivia

      Drawing on such diverse inspiration as her childhood in the South, Paris in the past and present, and New York street styles, Dara uses her fashion forward sensibilities and her Fashion Institute of Technology millinery training to design signature accessories for fashion connoisseurs.  Her pieces are beautiful enough to elevate an outfit, fresh enough to complement any look, and classic enough to be timeless components of a wardrobe.

       

      In addition to her seasonal and bridal collections, Dara works in the tradition of a couture milliner to create custom hats and headpieces. The most recent addition to the Preston & Olivia brand is a line of neckwear for the modern gentleman.  Combining southern charm and New York sophistication in the hallmark Preston & Olivia fashion, these bowties and ties provide the boost that takes even the simplest ensemble from ordinary to dashing.

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      Loli Events

      Lauren Sozmen launched this boutique operation after years of planning events for top chefs like Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud.  Known for weddings that are simple, elegant, and unique.  Loli Events will do full planning as well as month of coordination.

      We absolutely ADORE Lauren and the entire Loli team!  Lauren is a fun person to be around both professionally and personally- she has so much knowledge of the wedding industry and will certainly be an integral part to your wedding day.

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      Poppies and Posies

      Poppies & Posies is a boutique floral and event design firm based in New York City. They believe in creating unique and memorable affairs to celebrate life’s most important moments.

      Whether you’d like to incorporate vintage, modern, or rustic elements into your design, they will search high and low for the perfect items to bring your vision to life. Fresh flowers are composed in a loose, organic, style and mixed with unexpected elements such as branches, berries, fruits and vegetables to create unique, garden inspired arrangements for your special day.

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      The Foundry

      The Foundry is a 19th Century building where originally fine varnishes were manufactured before it housed The Albra Metal Foundry. By 1906, it was one of several steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of  New York City’s riverfront manufacturers.

      By the 1970′s The Foundry was essentially an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the Du Val family purchased the property. The family restored and renovated the space to reflect its original industrial character, and began hosting events in 2001. It is the only foundry in the area still standing today.

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      Desiree Spinner Events

      Desiree’s signature style combines a crisp eye for detail with a modern flair for color and texture. While bringing her trademark aesthetic to her events, Desiree never loses sight that it’s the client’s own taste, history and experiences that make a celebration truly special. Desiree works closely with her clients to bring forth what makes each event personal and unique. Desiree’s passion for styling and planning guide her through any situation and ensure a flawless experience from start to finish.

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      Gabriella New York

      Prior to opening her bridal boutique in 2008, Gabriella Risatti spent a decade working in the buying offices of world renowned fashion labels including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

      Her experience and knowledge of the fashion industry coupled with her desire to create a unique and personalized shopping experience for brides led to the opening of Gabriella New York.

      The belief at Gabriella New York is that shopping for a wedding gown should be memorable, personal and genuinely enjoyable.

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      The Metropolitan Building

      If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate your wedding, the Metropolitan Building has so much to offer.  This former electrical parts factory from 1909 offers four beautiful floors filled with the owner, Elenor Ambos', vast antique collection.

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      Circa 1799

      If there’s one thing better than a Hudson Valley wedding it’s a Hudson Valley barn wedding. The Circa 1799 Barn, which is situated on 10 acres and surrounded by a 300-acre dairy farm, offers you the best of both.There are any number places on the property to hold your wedding ceremony but a favorite spot for many is under the large, shady maples in front of the barn. An enclosed kitchen garden makes a serene spot where you can slip away from the crowd. The barn has running water, electric, and plenty of room for a large dance floor

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      Rock Paper Scissors Events

      Rock Paper Scissors Events specializes in event styling, making them a little different than a traditional planner.  Their philosophy is that your guests should leave your wedding having learned something about you as a couple, and they take every opportunity with decor to tell your story.  They are one of the most creative in the industry and create truly gorgeous events.

       

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      Blossom & Branch

      Blossom and Branch is a boutique floral design studio from Sarah Brysk Cohen located in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in weddings and events in the New York City area. At Blossom and Branch, Sarah knows that creative inspiration can come from anywhere — brightly colored fabric, a treasured vintage necklace, autumn light through trees. She believes that clients have a vision to articulate and is here to do that with flowers. Sarah works in any palette and on any scale to manifest a gorgeous look. Blossom & Branch’s commitment to beauty and fabulousness is unparalleled. Prepare to be inspired.

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      Rountree Flowers

      Rountree Flowers pairs the beauty of classic, lush flowers with unexpected – but subtle – natural elements. Whether you are seeking flowers for a small occasion or a large event, Rountree Flowers is committed to combining your vision with our passion for beauty and inventive design. In a city full of florists on all points of the quality spectrum, Rountree Flowers focuses on providing floral arrangements that are unique, alluring, and inspiring. We design arrangements for events ranging from the most intimate dinner to a dazzling wedding, to a festive holiday celebration or an important corporate event.

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      Facetime Beauty Concierge

      Face Time Beauty Concierge is a team of beauty professionals dedicated to making women look and feel their very best. It is our pleasure to accommodate our clients in the comfort of their own home, in our studio, or any other convenient location. Our artists and stylists are the finest in their fields, and are ready to use their expertise and talent for any occasion in which beauty calls. From gorgeous makeup and stylish hair for a stunning bride to our signature “Makeup and Mimosas” beauty class, we are here to serve your needs. We relish our relationships with our clients and we look forward to meeting you soon.

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      Glitter + Rye

      A girl with a love of all things funky and found, Molly Hartman foundedGlitter + Rye to corral her talents into one lovefest of a business. Since then, she’s taken the skills she once freelanced in the world of film and TV and used them for the greater good by producing cheerful events, artful installations and creative collaborations.

      Glitter + Rye has become a culmination of inspiring elements: happy couples, vintage finds, fresh-faced visions and innovative artistry. Though harboring a soft spot for weddings, Molly loves to be a part of all kinds of creative dreams, both big and small, whether it’s your business, your home or your ‘big day.’

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      Merci New York

      Merci New York is a boutique styling house providing “chic style for the busy city bride.” Their expert team of fashion and event stylists strives to make your wedding (and all the events surrounding it) their beautifully styled best.

      Let them:
      - Help you find “the” dress, as well as perfect, sought after accessories.
      - Dress, bustle and pin you to perfection on the big day.
      - Guide the choice and coordination of all bridal party attire.
      - Manage your engagement session wardrobe, locations and aesthetic.
      - Make sure your reception décor is perfectly styled down to the last detail.

       

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      Onteora Mountain House

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      kat flower

      kat flower is a boutique full-service floral and event design firm whose approach is simple and personal — using fresh, seasonal elements to create thoughtful and natural designs that captures each bloom’s natural charm, grace, uniqueness and beauty.  as a result, designs are loose but lush, organic, textural, colorful, with notes of romance and whimsy. whether it be a bridal bouquet, a centerpiece or a single stem, we want clients to count on kat flower for creativity, style, the highest quality and memorable flowers that delight their hearts and make them feel happy and super special.

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      The Green Building

      The Green Building is an elegant multi-use space located in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood
      of Brooklyn, New York. Previously a brass foundry, The Green Building has been transformed into a unique raw space featuring original brick walls, soaring exposed beam ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers, and newly renovated restroom and food-staging facilities.