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Photographer Bonnie Photographing a Wedding
Photographer Bonnie Bowman on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
Photographer Bonnie Bowman taking pictures

About Me

Hello, my name is Bonnie and I live in Southern 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 three daughters who love the outdoors, dance parties and animals. Our other family members include two Newfoundland dogs named Magi & Pearl and a coop full of lady chickens. 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.


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.

Guilty Pleasures...

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

  • A cup of tea and a sweater

  • Scuba diving 

  • I love any Latin dance and the music that goes with it. 

  • 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 and the really loud.


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