“I first met Antoinette back in 2009 when my daughter was born. We had scheduled a new-born photo shoot and my daughter who was premature was very unsettled with severe colic. Naturally being a first time mum I was worried about Antoinette’s time and the fact that I was not the mother of a sleeping baby which make those gorgeous baby photos we all coo over! Antoinette makes you feel relaxed in your own home, she was patient, easy going and not flustered at all about a tricky customer to photograph. She went about clicking away and caught the most incredible moments, moments of my actual time with a new born that I now will never want to forget. Antoinette has since photographed my now “2 “children a few times. The package she offers is such fantastic value and the children adore her and are always ready (sometimes too ready) to strike a pose! I love that our photos are always of the children doing what children do and clearly projects the emotions they are feeling at the time. There is something incredibly special about the way Antoinette goes about her work and the results that she gets. I can only think this comes from a passion of loving what she does and her natural ability to relate to the children/adults so well. She really is such a wonderful person to welcome into your home. We always know what to expect when we receive our photos from Antoinette yet she still seems to blow us away every time!!”
Sunita & Johnno Inkster | Christchurch, New Zealand
“It was great working with Antoinette! Pippa was only 10 days old and Ella 19 months, so I was a bit worried it would be a too big of a challenge to catch some good moments. But Antoinette came in with her coffee, not worried at all and gave us (most important: Ella!) a good and relaxed feeling. She captured a lot of great moments and Ella absolutely loved being a model and standing in the spotlight! To make photo’s of a newborn can be quite challenging but I’m very, very, VERY happy with the results! I just love her natural approach and style! Great value for money and very smooth and quick service!”
Marieke Van de Vegte | Tai Tapu, New Zealand & Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Antoinette Baker has photographed both of my daughters a number of times since and including their births.
On all occasions, her photos have aesthetic honesty and balance as well as capturing the unique magic of a moment whilst being sympathetic to the context of the situation and environment in which the photo was taken.
Antoinettes relaxed and humorous yet confident nature puts my children at ease and in a responsive and positive frame of mind. Not an easy feat when photographing children.
I am sure I will call upon Antoinette for all future milestone moments without hesitation.”
Rona Scales | Christchurch, New Zealand