Posts Tagged ‘Senior Pictures’

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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See what I mean about her eyes?? Wow.

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One of my favorite images.

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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: Recent Senior Portraits

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

It’s getting to that time of year again where I am so busy shooting I don’t have time to blog! Here are a few favorites from my recent senior portrait sessions. Hopefully, I can post more images later. Don’t forget to check out my facebook page for the most recent updates.


Brynn plans to study theater after she finishes high school. She was very expressive and was so much fun to work with!





Heather is adorable. She is also super smart. She plans to study genetics. I love learning about my seniors’ plans for the future.




Kennedy is a dancer and photographer. I’ve noticed a lot of seniors who have plans to work in the photography field book with me. I take that as a compliment! She has already shot her first wedding and plans to pursue a business degree in college, so she can run a photography business better. This is very smart thinking and a route I highly recommend.



Don’t be fooled by this serious shot of Allison. She was almost all smiles during our shoot. Allison was referred to me by one of my 2013 seniors. I hope I get a chance to post more pictures from her shoot so you can see her gorgeous red hair!




And finally Kristie, who was one of my seniors from a few years ago. She came over to the studio for a test shoot and it was wonderful to see her again. Kristie is going to be studying hair and makeup this fall and I hope she and I will be able to work together on some projects at the studio.




Pittsburgh Senior Portraits, HUGE showcase of recent seniors

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have blogged. I have a ton of beautiful senior portraits to share. I’m going to highlight some of them in this post and hopefully, share more from their senior portrait sessions later.


First up, Anna. I had been looking for a vintage bike for a while and a few days before Anna’s shoot, my husband surprised me by bringing one home. As soon as I saw Anna’s dress, I knew it was meant to be!

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Another beauty, Caroline.  I love the purple dress with her delicate coloring. So pretty!


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Yes, I photograph boys too! Here is Ed. Love the colors in this shot.

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Lauren is planning a career in fashion merchandising. She had a great sense of style and knew she wanted to use some funky, urban locations for her shoot.  I love the colors here, as well.

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Tracy, is a photographer. She studied in NYC over the summer and already has her own website. I was honored she asked me to shoot her senior portraits. Near the end of the shoot I had some fun playing with light.

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Ok, so Sarah isn’t a high school senior. She’s actually in her freshman year of college and needed some images for her modeling portfolio.  It rained the all day the day of her shoot, but we had to do it anyway as she was on a very tight deadline. We ended up having an amazing shoot and she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever worked with. I wish her the best of luck with her modeling career!

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Here’s Emily (on the left) with her older sister Hannah (right) who was one of my seniors from a few years ago. I love, love, LOVE photographing sisters. There is just something so special about that bond.

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We had so much fun on Taylor’s shoot! This girl just doesn’t have a bad angle. She wasn’t entirely sold on the idea of using her violin, but her mom and I convinced her to give it a try and I love the results.

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Finally, Alyssa. What a sweetheart. Her mom and I actually graduated from high school together and had not seen each other since. Alyssa’s eyes were mezmerizing.

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I have a bunch more seniors to share, but I need to get them all edited first. Be sure to check out my facebook page for the most current session updates. If you have not yet scheduled your senior portraits, there is still time for me to squeeze in a few more sessions before winter.



Desirae, Senior Spokesmodel, Grove City High School, Class of 2013

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Beautiful girl plus magical light equals one amazing senior portrait session!

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Hayley, Senior Spokesmodel, Mars High School, Class of 2013

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Had an amazing senior portrait session with Hayley and it was almost impossible to pick just a few for the blog. See more of Hayley’s session on my Facebook page!
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Teresa, Senior Spokesmodel, Mars High School, Class of 2013

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I can hardly believe it, but it’s time to introduce my new spokesmodels for the coming year.  I got to meet Teresa and her mom for a mini-session earlier this week (in between rain showers). Her eyes are just amazing. I’m super excited about her complete senior portrait session coming up next month!


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Saturday, May 19th, 2012

I had  the pleasure of spending some time with Kayla recently and helping her with some images for her modeling portfolio. I am loving the longer days and warm sunshine. I feel like when I am working with the sun I am really in the zone!


When I first started in photography, I often feared the sun because it can be tricky to work with. I would do just about anything to avoid it.  I remember driving to sessions literally praying for clouds! Now I feel lost without the sun. Both the image above and the image below were shot with full, hard sun. Two totally different looks!

Saved my favorite for last.

Just a reminder, senior portrait season for the Class of 2013 officially begins next month. Save yourself the stress of yearbook deadlines etc and book early! Sessions are fun, relaxed, and all about you.

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).

Molly, Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot

Monday, September 5th, 2011

A few months ago, I had a couple of ideas for shoots that I wanted to try out. Molly contacted me about being a model and since I had worked with her before doing senior portraits, I knew she would be perfect for what I had in mind. We put our heads together and came up with a bunch of ideas to try out! In the end, it RAINED all day the day of the shoot and we had to scrap some ideas and modify some others. Maybe it was meant to be. Molly looked so amazing with the red umbrella! Click on the thumbnails to see the images larger.

Abby, Senior Portraits, Class of 2012

Monday, August 29th, 2011

So behind in my blogging! I have tons of sessions to share and I am going to try and post them all in the next few days.  First, Abby! Click on any thumbnail to see the images larger.