Meet the Team

DEAN MANSBRIDGE

Owner | AIPP Master Photographer

Originally hailing from SA, Dean came to his senses and moved to Hobart with his missus back in 2004. After eight years as an early childhood educator, Dean found himself hooked on family photography and ditched the classroom for a studio.

"My love for exploring the personality of the children who I have the privilege to photograph has only grown stronger. Every child is unique and that needs to be celebrated." - Dean

Dean's passion for kids of all ages is stronger than ever and he is particularly gifted at building instant rapport with all children, especially those who face developmental differences. He gets a genuine high from capturing his clients' true personalities and being able to present them to families as artwork to be cherished. *TIP: Bring some tissues, folks.

When Dean isn't in our Hobart studio, on location, editing shoots or winning AIPP awards, it's a safe bet he is with his family. As one of the most devoted family men you could ever hope to meet, Dean loves nothing more than whisking his wife and kids away for a camping trip at the slightest whiff of a public holiday. 

JADE GORDEY

Creative Director

Years before becoming a part of the Zanzo family, Jade was a proud Zanzo client after her first Portrait Experience with her two dogs and a notoriously camera-shy husband.

These days, Jade looks after brand management and marketing for Zanzo Portraits utilising Dean's magnificent images and presenting them to the world in digital and printed format.

Jade adores joining in on shoots involving animals and is our in-house dog whisperer. This was particularly helpful with the Pooch Project in 2016 which she spearheaded in and out of the studio. She even worked on it from the hospital bed the day she gave birth to her youngest daughter.

KATIE BAIRD

Studio Manager

Katie has super powers. She is super organised, super efficient, super patient and super lovely. She is also the mother of two super-ninja boys. 

Katie studied marketing and photography however she never pursued either path as a career for herself. Instead she using her mad photography skills for her own personal enjoyment and to document her families journey and travel.

Having made the decision to return to work after spending over a decade raising her sons, Katie was snapped up by Zanzo for her wit, sensibility, and THE most personable phone manner EVERRR. She looks after everything, makes a perfect cuppa exactly when you really need it and helps keep Dean in line. Everyone needs a Katie in their life.

JAMIE SAUNDERS

Production Manager

After selling up and moving to Tasmania for the island life in 2015, Jamie is the cherry on top of the Zanzo Dream Team sundae.

With a background in graphic design and photo imaging as well as experience managing a business of her own, Jamie brings a passion and drive that belies her age and takes our client experiences to the next level.

When our beloved Jamie isn't digitally wiping snotty noses, liaising with suppliers or expertly packaging our artwork, she can be found hanging out with her partner and their fur (and feather) babies as they explore all that Tassie has to offer.

 

The whole team are here to help you get the best out of your portrait experience.

Let us know if there is anything we can do for you!