About Brooke

Brooke has been working image magic full-time for the last six years. With a cheeky sense of fun and creative style, combined with her excellent technical ability and friendly people skills, Brooke is more than just a geek with a camera.

Photo thanks to Clare Gordon

Photo thanks to Clare Gordon

With more than eighty weddings to her credit, Brooke's wild creative brain is never short on dazzling image inspiration, helpful insights and handy hints for even the most unique occasion. She has worked her magic on beaches, in churches; in sunshine, in rain; in winter, in summer; laidback events and chaotic ones. She has dealt with every crisis, sweet-talked the drunkest uncle, and shared a laugh with the most sober bridal party.

Cutting her teeth with Where the heart is Photography, Brooke has clocked up hundreds of hours photographing weddings & events, honing her craft. While she continues to be involved in training & management with Where the heart is, Brooke is now available for wedding booking solely as Brooke Baker; Photo Taker Magic Maker.

Details + Pricing

Brooke shoots just 20 weddings each year (limited Saturdays for Summer 2012/13 still available) and is happy to travel. Collections start from  $2,800


I am Brooke Baker, Photo taker, Magic Maker wedding photographer based in Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia ora! I'm Brooke.

I love to take photos & make magic for interesting, creative people who revel in life & celebrate their love.

My home is in the Waikato, in beautiful Aotearoa, New Zealand. I work regularly throughout Auckland, the greater Waikato & Bay of Plenty. I love working with people to create & capture meaningful images of connection & closeness.


I do same-sex marriage photography, civil union photography, same-sex wedding photography, queer, gay & generally fabulous celebrations of love...  

Whomever you love,

However you mark the occasion

I'm a fan of Love! I count it an honour to photograph celebrations of love between interesting, creative individuals. I look forward to getting to know you as we chat, work towards your wedding day & get to know each other.


I'm a wedding photographer based in Aotearoa New Zealand. I do not charge for mileage if your wedding is in the pink zone: Auckland, Orewa, Matakana, Waiheke, Hamilton, Waikato, Raglan, Kawhia, Pirongia, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, King Country,  Rotorua, Taupo      

No mileage charge...

For local weddings

If your wedding is within 2-3 hours drive of my place there's no extra charge... a rough guide to the borders of my neighbourhood are Matakana & Coromandel in the North, New Plymouth - Taupo - Kawerau in the South. I'm happy to travel throughout beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand & abroad but there's likely to be an extra cost.



Brooke Baker is the prime instigator and sole creator of Where The Heart Is Photography. She started this wonderful business five years ago and is still managing it. Vibrant and full of zest for life, Brooke lives every day to the full. While not photographing her surroundings she can be found singing opera, dancing, laughing, scheming and dreaming.