Photographer, Amanda Baker was born in the UK and arrived in the British Virgin Islands as a member of a three man crew on a transatlantic yacht delivery in 1988. Falling in love with the islands she made Tortola her home. Amanda launched her photography business "Virgin Portraits" in the year 2000 and opened her first gallery in 2003. Presently she has two locations for "The Allamanda Gallery" dedicated to her collection. Home base is Soper's Hole Wharf and Marina, West End Tortola and the second gallery is located at The Moorings Marina, Road Town Tortola , British Virgin Islands.