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Meet Shaun Baker of Shaun Baker Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shaun Baker.

Shaun, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in New York, about an hour from New York City. My dream growing up as a kid was to be on SNL and then later become a film/television director. I’ve always been interested in making something, telling a story.

I graduated from college with my degree in film/television production. I moved to NYC and quickly started working for HBO and 20th Century Fox. As I was the newbie in the business, getting coffee and opening the stage wasn’t really what I had in mind. I was fresh out of college with so many ideas and stories that I wanted to tell and I just felt like the job was holding me back. I was posting ads on Craigslist, trying to find other “creative types” so I could begin making something. Instead, I received an email asking me if I was available to photograph an event that very night. I was curious about what it was all about so I accepted. It was a themed “prohibition” event in a real NYC speakeasy.

At the time, it was the coolest thing that I’ve ever seen. I got to photograph that event because their main photographer called out sick. They were so happy with my photographs, that they asked ME to be their main photographer! I worked with them for many years. I had so much fun. I got to make great photographs and meet so many wonderful people. That side job was my “gateway” to photographing weddings. I left the film/television business and started “Shaun Baker Photography” in 2008. Since then, I have photographed over 200 weddings and family sessions all over the world! I’m an artistic, documentary photographer. I tell YOUR story.

Has it been a smooth road?
Of course, there are obstacles and challenges. But I’d have a lot more fun driving down a long winding road than a smooth straight one. The biggest struggles that I have are with myself. I am my toughest critic. It’s never good enough. It’s what keeps me going.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Shaun Baker Photography is your premier wedding studio located in San Diego, CA. We take pride in true documentary coverage. Shaun Baker Photography tells YOUR story. We are “moment seekers”. Moments are so precious. We capture them. NOT ruin them and ask you to look at the camera with your” biggest fake smile”. We don’t want you to feel weird on your wedding day. Everything sets us apart from the others. From our attention to detail to having a great understanding of people as well as being able to problem solve. We are your friends.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
San Diego is an excellent location for a wedding photography business. The climate makes for a 52 week wedding season! Because it’s so beautiful, it’s a highly desirable place to visit. Many proposals and destination weddings take place in San Diego.

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