Layne Baker

About Me - Documenting Your Pageantry with Pixel Dust

Welcome to my little corner of the electronic world. I'm a well-traveled, ex-geek with a passion for photography (and everything wedding/historically related!). If I'm not capturing people with my Nikon, then I'm shooting beautifully appointed homes with my Olympus. I'm totally addicted to romance, beauty, order and fairy tales. Are you? If you absolutely love Beauty and the Beast in at least one of its forms, then we'll work great together. I secretly wish I was Belle! I think that's because I grew up in a neighborhood of all boys playing with Matchbox cars instead of Barbies. I'm compensating by Disney adulting. Which fairy-tale princess do you relate to? 

I love my job so much I rarely take a day off, but when I do... evenings are spent enjoying wonderful, dry Cabernets, cuddling with my dog Bevo, and binge-watching the Arrow, Flash or Legends of Tomorrow on Netflix. It's gonna' suck when I catch up to the new seasons. I haven't yet taken a look at Game of Thrones, but my daughter tells me it's fabulous. Maybe you'll be the one who convinces me to take a day off to check it out. 

How'd I get into photography you ask? Truth be told, I always felt awkward at events. I discovered that taking photos was my way of fitting into the crowd. It gave me purpose. Now, many, many years later, I still can't imagine what it would be like going somewhere without my camera. Capturing candid moments and beautiful souls is my joy. 

Testimonials

<Eric H.> September 15, 2017 "I hired Layne for a photoshoot for a magazine. Since I could not attend the shoot, it was totally self-directed on her part--Layne captured plenty of great images so we had plenty to choose from. She coordinated with the person being photographed and was very professional in dealing with that person. Thanks Layne!"

<Deborah W.> August 15, 2017 "We had so many special requests for certain photos and Layne created the best ever pictures!!"

<Diana F.> July 15, 2017 "Layne was a consummate professional. She kept me informed of scheduling, responded promptly to my questions, and provided me with excellent photos to showcase the features of the listing. She was very patient as we learned each other's processes."

<Tanhita H.> July 11, 2017 "My family and I are all extremely happy with the photos that we received from Layne. She was there at our event for around 3 hours and took over 200 amazing photos of our friends and family. She captured every important moment of the night. When the kitchen staff accidentally cut my graduation cake before we had all gotten a chance to get pictures around it, Layne immediately reassured my parents and told them that she would try her best by photoshopping it. When we got the photos back, we couldn't even tell that the cake was photoshopped! It was just amazing. She turned what felt like a disaster, into a beautiful picture of my cake. My parents have already said, "without a doubt, she would be our first pick as a photographer, the next time we have an event". Thank you so much for keeping us all calm throughout the night and capturing these very special moments. We are all very grateful."