Hi, I’m Bonnie! On this page I used to tell you all about my passion and love for photography. While I still LOVE what I do, and hope you love what I create for you, I also want you to get to know me. The real person behind “the lens.”
I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia although I was born and raised in Virginia. So, even though I’m living up in PA, I still find myself to be a southern girl at heart. (I have a faded accent to prove it.) My Pinterest page says: I’m a country girl with city girl tendencies. I’d say that describes me to a T.
I’m a mom. If you asked me 15 years ago if I wanted children, I can honestly tell you my answer was probably something like….”hmm maybe. I don’t know.” Now, I could not imagine a life without them. I have 2 adorable and silly little girls and one super, sweet son — he’s my sidekick.
I was a corporate girl for many, many years–15 to be exact. I worked in the newspaper industry in advertising for 8 years after college. I then met my future husband at a friends wedding on Solomon’s Island in Southern Maryland. That Maryland boy somehow convinced me to move to the Philadelphia area. I remember the day I moved so clearly. t was 10 degrees when we arrived with our U-haul truck from VA Beach to Havertown. 10 degrees!!!!!!! I left the beach for the love of my life and don’t regret that decision. I miss living there and my friends of course. I’m a total beach girl! It’s heaven to me. My total happy place. But I digress.
After moving to PA I worked in the Property/Casualty Insurance industry for 7 years. All of those 15 years in corporate/small company/sales has helped shape and develop me today. I’m thankful for my career path and so many I have met along the way.
There are so many things I could say to help you understand me. It’s a daunting task to think of what to write down for you. But here goes…..
~I wear my heart on my sleeve.
~I spend my days chasing the kids and running a photography business and my husband’s business card says he’s a Scientist. He works to cure the world of disease. I so admire him.
~I’m a glass half-full kind of person. Although, I do sweat the small stuff too sometimes. But I just have to remind myself to keep my chin up. Life really is good!
~I have lost many great people in my life including my dad. I don’t even know how to elaborate on losing a parent or a close family member. So, I hug those I love a little tighter these days. And, life continues to move on day by day. I’m thankful for that.
~I love to dance. Boy, do I LOVE. TO. DANCE.
~I’m addicted to coffee. And brussel sprouts.
~I’m a planner. I like lists. Post it notes. And I’m a collector of pens. If you have one in your office or store I will likely take one.
~My 88 year old grandmother e-mails me most everyday. Her notes make me smile and she often cracks me up. I hope I’m as cool as her one day. (Sidenote: she has since passed. I can’t bring myself to delete this part so I”ll keep it.)
Do you care to know more? I told you earlier I wear my heart on my sleeve. So pick up the phone and call me. Let’s schedule a session. You will get to know me and I will get to know you. And I promise, I will do everything in my power to deliver a session and images for you that you will cherish forever.