Just me and my camera capturing beautiful wedding stories

Hi there! I'm Linda. Life's been a bit of an adventure so far. I grew up in Auckland, spent 4 years in London, 6 years in California, then moved here to Hawkes Bay in 2011. Whether it's a long leisurely lunch at a favourite vineyard or a hike up Te Mata Peak, I love everything this region has to offer. It's no surprise it's such a popular wedding destination for so many couples.

As much as I love adventure I'm not a fan of the cold, so in the winter and the wedding season lull, if we're not escaping to a sunnier climate, I'm happy snuggled up on the couch with some reality TV and a glass of wine.

Linda Baylis Photography Hawkes Bay Wedding Photographer

the team approach

While I'm the girl behind the camera and can guarantee you a set of stunning images, I believe the most incredible and stress-free wedding days come about when you surround yourselves with like-minded vendors who trust each other, love working together and share the same standards of professionalism. Over the years I have developed some strong networks and relationships with some of Hawkes Bay's best wedding professionals and would love to share my recommendations with you. I know who can be relied on to apply a flawless makeup finish, who does the best florals in town, who is consistently on time and who genuinely cares about their couples and their wedding day experience as much as I do. 

On your wedding day - and the build-up to it - I work incredibly hard to make sure your story gets told. As well as working closely with your vendors, I also rely on my assistants and right-hand girls, Carmen & Karina. While they alternate roles depending on our various schedules (and more recently who's having babies) I can always rely on one of them to have my back.

We go into a wedding day knowing that at some point, Carmen or Karina might be lacing your dress, helping the guys with their buttonholes or pulling out the sewing kit. Along with this, they are gathering guests and family members for group photos (think herding cats), carrying gear and liaising with key vendors to ensure your day runs smoothly and on time. They've even been known to change the odd nappy, so trust me, they've got your back too!

Working with a trusted assistant and a team of vendors I can rely on, gives me the ability to focus solely on telling your story, carefully observing and anticipating events as they unfold, and capturing those precious candid moments I know you will treasure.