Bridget Baker

One of the greatest pleasures of photography for me is when I look through the lens of my camera and see the beauty of the person and capture that natural moment. When you see my photos you will know what I mean.

I was born and raised in Timaru and moved to Auckland in 1998. I have always enjoyed photography and I am self taught. I have so many photo albums from growing up, so many special memories and shows at an early age, the love I have for photography.

My family moved to Valencia, Spain in 2005, and while raising my 2 boys and supporting my husband with his career, I launched my photography business. In Valencia I worked with many international families involved with the America's Cup and local Spanish families. Like Auckland, Valencia has many beautiful backdrops which I utilized in my images.

Now living back in Auckland for 7 years now, I am so excited that I can continue my business and have the opportunity to work with families in this beautiful place I call home. I have had the pleasure photographing 100's of families, lots of children at daycares and many companies. More recently, I have been really enjoying photographing weddings, about 70 to date so far, with more booked in the next 14 months. I love my job! So many of my clients are regulars and because of my affordable sessions, I see them every year.

When I am not clicking away on my camera, you will find me keeping fit so I can run around with my children at their sports practices and games. I coach a few sports including Softball and I play 2nd Division Woman's Softball. My team won the Div1 North Harbour Champions in 2013. I complete the Auckland half marathon every year. In 2014 I took up road cycling and in November 2014 my challenge was to cycle around Lake Taupo - Cycle Challenge which was 155km. I have completed it every year since and loads of other cycling events. and this year my biggest challenge yet is to complete the Taupo 70.3 Half Iron Man. I am so excited but it also means I have to learn how to swim properly! I also have my Level 2 in Football Refereeing and belong to NFF (Northern Football Federation) so I referee different grades over winter including my 2 son's teams. Next season I hope to get my Level 3.

I am also proud to have supported The Christie Marceau Charitable Trust (see their Facebook Page), Albany 16th Grade Conference Football Team, Torbay Sailing Club when they host the Sir Peter Blake Regatta and have donated a few sessions along the way to various fundraisers.