I Believe...

  • Music is good for the soul

  • I believe in staying in the moment as much as possible. It's easy to disconnect behind the lens. I love being a part of the magic happening around me. 

  • Going barefoot when you can 

  • An all black wardrobe isn't a bad thing. I rather like not having to choose. 

  • Find what you love to do and then find a way to do it. (I don't mean to say you'll get paid or be rich doing it, but you'll be doing it.)

  • This world is made up of good beautiful people and we all could be just a little more kind to one another.

About Me

Hello, my name is Bonnie and I live in the beautiful state of Illinois. Aside from being a photographer I'm an avid traveler, yoga addict and an animal lover. I grew up in California, and moved to Lawrenceville, Illinois in 2009. I love it here! I'm married to the very smart, very cute, Peter and we have two daughters who love the outdoors and animals. Our other family members include a teacup chihuahua named Prada and one grey cat, Coco Chanel. Girl to Boy ratio on our homestead is pretty one sided. My husband has to fend for himself.  My love for photography started when I was young and only grew as I got older. After high school, I attended Brooks Institute of Photography and worked in the field of fashion photography. While my expertise lies in fashion photography, I'm passionate about documenting moments in life where people (and/or animals) are the happiest.


Guilty Pleasures...

  • Cake! (Just don't put Jam in it and I'm happy)

  • The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise (I can't explain it, I just can't look away)

  • A cup of tea and a sweater

  • Scuba diving (I love to see parts of the world few ever get to experience.) FYI Google Earth just doesn't compare.

  • I love any Latin dance and the music that goes with it. There might also be a time where I thought I was Latina. (And I might not be over it quite yet.) 

  • Animal Cuddles (for obvious reasons)

  • Night Time Bonfires (you smell all smokey but the cool breeze and the warmth of the fire is just awesome)

  • I sing out loud in the car...like really loud.


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