Apr 01

About Baley

Hi, I'm Baley, and I'm the woman behind the lens at 715 West Photography. I want to take a moment to introduce myself to you since I prefer to have sessions with "friends" rather than "clients".

I grew up in sunny, warm southern California, and decided to go to UCLA for college because I couldn't imagine living anywhere where it snowed. I majored in chemical engineering, and developed a hatred for the Florida Gators because they always knocked the Bruins out of March Madness. After graduation, I decided to pursue graduate school, so I moved to New Jersey (where it snows A LOT) and met my future husband...who also happened to be a Florida Gator. I really think God had a sense of humor when He was planning it all.

My husband was offered his dream job, and I jumped at the chance to get away from the frigid temperatures. The next year we welcomed our son Cameron into the world, and life hasn't been the same since. Of course there were the obvious changes: stretch marks, giving up on a good night's sleep, not blinking an eye when you were suddenly covered in (insert bodily fluid here). However the most profound change to happen to me was my relationship with my camera. Up until that point I had been perfectly content with my little point and shoot camera. But when the best-looking baby in the universe (I may be slightly biased here) is sitting in your living room, you want more than just okay pictures of your kid's first smile. So I invested in a "real" camera and started practicing every chance I got.

My shooting has evolved dramatically since then, and I love continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. I love honing my craft artistically, and having 715 West Photography as my creative outlet helps me to suppress the urge to redecorate our home constantly (my husband is grateful). Additionally, the technical side of photography really excites my inner nerd, and I could talk for days about the optics of lenses or how focal length and distance affect depth of field.

All in all, I am extremely excited to see where this new venture leads. Thank you for partnering with me on this journey!

Thank you, Cameron, for getting me started on this wild ride!