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Child and Family Portraits in Pittsburgh

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This lovely young woman happens to be my daughter. So very proud to be her mom.

 

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Newborn Portrait Photographer in Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

From my blog posts, it may appear that senior portraits are all I photograph. But my roots are actually in Child and Family Portraits. Photographing newborns will always be a great love of mine, although I will admit they are a bit more challenging than a 17 year old. This week, I had a 1 week old at the studio for some pictures. 7 pounds of sweetness and love.

 

 

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Senior Portrait Photographer in Pittsburgh, September Update.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Just a quick update with some recent senior portrait shoots. Senior season is in HIGH GEAR and I am out shooting sessions almost every day. September is full, but I do have some openings left in October.

 

First up Shelby. I photographed Shelby’s sister Kady 2 years ago when Shelby was a little tenth grader following us around. So great to get to know Shelby and see what a beautiful young lady she has become. LOVE, love, love the sun here. I will call 2013 the year I finally mastered sun flare. 


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Yes, I do photograph boys! Will the the younger sibling of previous senior portrait seniors Luke and Lainy. He wanted something “different” so we did a twilight shoot in Pittsburgh.

 

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Angela! Wow her eyes were amazing and this girl knew how to pose. Loved her hair, her clothing. Loved everything about her shoot!


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Hannah wanted studio, urban, and natural settings. I love sessions with tons of variety. She texted me pictures of her clothing selections ahead of time, and I knew the vintage suitcases would work great with her chevron dress. I am planning on purchasing this image as a HUGE canvas and hanging it in the studio.

 

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Brittany is majorly talented. We photographed her with two different instruments, and her in ballet clothes. Love these dreamy, amazing, Disney-esque shots.

 

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So I don’t really ride (well a little), but I am a huge horse lover. I have dying to photograph a senior with a horse. This image is pure serendipity for me. Beautiful girl. Perfect dress. Gorgeous horse. And amazing light. It makes my heart happy.

 

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Another boy! Had to get up early for this one but I loved working with Ryan and visiting with his mom who I met last year when I photographed her older son, Cole.

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Ok, I will sneak in a couple of non-seniors. Kelsey was one of my seniors 4 years ago and we got together over the summer to photograph her before law school. You can plan on seeing this one enlarged and in my senior as well.

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And finally, Megan, my beautiful niece came to visit me for the entire month of July before she moved to Florida.  Of course, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have her model for me.

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Senior Portraits in Pittsburgh: Hadly, 2014

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

A few weeks ago a I shot a photo session with Hadly in Pittsburgh. Ever since my senior portrait session with Paige last year, I have been getting a lot of requests for “the bridge shot”. Please note, I only photograph people on the bridge when it is CLOSED. A lot of people have asked me how I managed to stop the traffic. Please use good sense when taking pictures!

 

Hadly was a lovely person, inside and out, and she had the most amazing blue eyes. It rained the entire drive to the session and I was worried we were going to have to reschedule. But the skies cleared, and while we didn’t have any sun, I was actually in love with the overcast day. As much as I love the backlighting and fun shadow play you can get on sunny days, colors tend to be more deep and vivid on overcast days.

 



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Love the light!

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This one has an almost Grecian feel.

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Check out a slideshow of my entire senior portrait session with Hadly!

Pittsburgh Photographer: Senior Portrait Slideshow

Friday, July 5th, 2013

I had such a fun time exploring a few Pittsburgh neighborhoods with Rupali and her Mom!

 

Pittsburgh Photographer: First Shoot in the New Studio

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Well, I had my first photo shoot in the new studio. Emily, who has worked with me before, came over and let me play around with the light. She is sooo pretty and a really lovely person.

 

We started out in the natural light area of the studio.

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The seating area with a view of the large natural light shooting area beyond.

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I call this corner my light pocket.

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Next we moved onto some studio lighting. The studio is 2700 square feet so there is a lot of room! I set up a studio lighting area on “The Dark Side” , AKA the opposite end of the room from the windows. If there is one thing I want to convey to my clients this year it is that studio lighting does not have to equal old school and boring!

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Finally we headed outside for some sunshine. The studio is surrounded by plenty of great urban shooting areas. Emily rocked a retro look here which I absolutely love!

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The studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Heritage Building (middle row of windows) above Benjamin Beetle clothing.

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Pittsburgh Senior Portrait Photography: Introducing the Class of 2014. . .

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Yay! I am so excited to start photographing senior portraits for the class of 2014. First up. . .Slippery Rock High School student Heather who braved the unusually cold May weather for her photo session. I am in love with her smile, her beautiful long hair, and the wonderful clothing choices she made. The studio is still under construction, but we had some fun doing part of the shoot in one of the nearby alleys.

 

Coral and turquoise is such a great combo. Notice how the wind cooperated for this shot? It doesn’t always work out that way, but I sure love it when it does.

 

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Sunflare like this makes me so happy!

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I told Heather: I want you to pose in this pocket of light because it is magical. Later, one of her friends said she looked like a forest fairy.

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Isn’t this wall awesome? It’s very close to the new studio. There are many great places for urban senior portraits right around the studio.

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Everything about this works. At the beginning of each session, I go through all the clothing with my clients and then formulate a plan for where we are going to wear each outfit. As soon as I saw Heather’s shirt, I knew this location would be perfect.

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If you are thinking about senior portraits, I highly recommend you schedule them before the peak heat of summer. July can be very humid. June is filling up fast.

Maddy, Class of 2013, Shady Side Academy

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I had a really fun portrait session with Maddy earlier this week. Maddy is a rower and she works with special needs kids in her spare time. Wishing her all the best of luck this year as she heads of to Columbia.

 

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Thank you for a wonderful 2011!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

It seems a little early to be posting my end of of the year slideshow, but Christmas is just around the corner. I will be closing down from Thanksgiving through New Year’s in order to spend time with my husband and three wonderful kids who sacrifice a lot for me during the busy portrait season of summer and fall. I’m looking forward to baking cookies and doing all of the traditional “mom” things. This also gives me a chance to refresh and recharge. During my winter break I put together my goals and inspirations for the coming year, and I must say, I think 2012 is going to be AMAZING.

 

A reminder that I will be offering studio mini sessions for seniors on January 16th 2012. Studio does NOT equal boring. It’s going to be a fun day and many local schools are closed, so check your calendars and give me a call!

And now. . .the faces of Bonnie Burman Photography, 2011 (scroll down and click the little white arrow in the box).

Special Offers

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Just wanted everyone to know I put up a new page with some special offers for 2012. Check it out!