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A Reason to Smile Local photographer finds success as a bakery owner



During the first few weeks and months of Covid-19 when much of the United States population was on some form of lockdown, in addition to disinfectant wipes and toilet paper, simple kitchen items like yeast and flour were also in high demand.

The world, it seemed, was nesting.

But Brittany Bailey-Cline has never been a fan of downtime.
“It started with sports, multiple sports, at a young age,” the 25-year-old Mount Hope native said. “And then in high school, I started working two or three jobs, so I always had something to do every evening.”

When she discovered photography – and realized she could make a career of it — during her senior year at Woodrow Wilson High School, her free time became nonexistent.

“That was a totally different ballgame of busy,” she said.

But in late March of 2020, when Covid brought Cline’s flourishing photography business to a screeching, albeit temporary, halt, Cline found herself at a loss.