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.

"Every child is unique and that needs to be celebrated. I love to explore the personality of the people who I have the privilege to photograph; it's what drives me creatively." - 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. 

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 uses 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!