Established for over 20 years, we moved from Port Macquarie in 2014 to Tamworth to proudly serve customers from the New England community, as well as tourists and travellers who visit this picturesque region which is also Australia's home of country music.
Bay Park Photos was founded in January 1995 by Chris Harris. This venture was made, in part, due to my dissatisfaction, as a professional photographer, with the quality of service available and quality of photo printing I was receiving from other photographic shops within Port Macquarie.
At the beginning of the journey, we were told that we wouldn’t last 12 months and yet we survived 19 years by sheer perseverance and through understanding our customer’s needs. The name Bay Park Photos came about because the store was originally located on the corner of Bay and Park Streets in Port Macquarie.
In 2014, due to increasingly high rents and the desire for a more relaxed lifestyle, we relocated to Tamworth. We didn’t change the name after the relocation as the business name was already well-established and because we had a sizable clientele within the Tamworth area prior to our move making it more important to us for our customers to be able to find us easily. We found that this decision also allowed our Port Macquarie regulars to continue to visit us when in the area. Where possible, our products are sourced from local suppliers who deal directly with the manufacturers meaning that if we don’t have it in stock, we can usually source it very quickly.