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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Stevenson

It's me Bonnie:)

Hey everyone!
My name is Bonnie, I am 19 years old, I am currently living at home in Ohio with my family but when I'm at school you can find me at Grand Canyon University in Arizona!
I was originally studying forensic psychology but, I realized I didn't want to go to school for 4 years and end up stuck doing something I may or may not love on the other side.
I decided to switch to entrepreneurship with a minor in digital design. This will hopefully equip me with a good amount of knowledge to better run my business, Bonnie Ann Photography:)


Soooo, some things about me... I guess we can start with the things I like to fill my time with.
That would include reading, writing, (really anything art related), being in the company of friends and loved ones, whether that is binge watching a show or doing our own separate things, I really just appreciate their presence. I also loveeee nature, so being outside gardening, going for a walk, bike ride or a hike are a few ways you can find me filling my time.


Why I do what I do
And of course I love photography, I love getting those detailed and intimate shots that really express a feeling or emotion, those photos that make you take a step back and think about what you are looking at and how it might relate to your life.
That's where my passion comes from, thought, deep emotion and wonder. The idea that my art can spark someone else's interest, spark an idea or thought or memory... that alone is why I love doing what I do.

Life is art, I have this tattoo on my chest and many people question me about it or laugh at it when they see it and I laugh with them, my response is always, "art is in everything, everything is art if you look at it the right way".
Some people just shake their head and go on about their day but, others pause and smile, " you know what, your right".
And those few people are why I love doing what I do.

I often have to remind myself of that very thought process, never really with the physical things of life, i'll cry real tears looking at the sky or trees which may be a bit dramatic but the beauty of life sometimes catches me off guard and, I never fail to appreciate it.
It's the hard parts of life, the learning curves and movement of people within my life and out of it, that I find myself resenting most often. This is where I have to step back and remind myself that this is the story that was written for me, or the story that I am writing myself.
Life is going to happen in ways that teach me lessons, gift me things, or take them away and the beauty of it all is that it's my very own experience and no one else's, it is my life story and stories are beautiful in their twisted ways.
Life is consatntly shaping and shifting me (and us) into the people we were made to be. Actively taking a step back and reminding myself not to get caught up in the bad and negative, reminding myself of the good and beauty (art) of each and every lesson, not only keeps me sane but, keeps life worth living and loving.
Art isn't just a painting on the wall, it's the wrinkles around your eyes when you smile, it's the full belly at the dinner table, it's the way you fold perfectly into your lovers arms, the way your pet comes to greet you at the door when you return home, the vines growing up the side of your house, the family of rabbits eating all your tomatoes (eye roll).
Yes, even the stupid rabbits, eating my tomatoes. They do it to fill their bellies and their babies bellies, it's a beautiful part of life.
My point is that the way life works may not always seem amazing and beautiful but you can almost always find a way to see the other side, find the meaning, find the art in life wherever you are.


In conclusion I got carried away
If you haven't noticed staying on track is a very difficult thing for me lolll. But in photography this normally translate to, "OH I ALMOST FORGOT" or "I HAVE AN IDEA" or "what's over hereeee?". You can catch me constantly trying to find the new angles, backdrops and finding the best new poses :)
My brains constant need to be on the move keeps things interesting and works in all of our favors because it keeps me from becoming repetitive. Each shoot I am wanting something new, more and different. Making each shoot unique to the vibes is the best way to go about photography in my opinion.
Now this doesn't mean be inconsistent and "never let them know your next move" but, more so, I have my moody, filmy vibes and I like to let that translate into each session however it sees fit. I will neverrrrr try to force a vibe onto a shoot or people for that matter, it just never comes out good on the other end;)
Anywaysss that's the little spiel about me and my vibe and photography, hopefully you were able to keep up through most of it and most of all, hopefully it changed your mind or perspective about a few things :) Hopefully it made you remind yourself of the beauty of life and you no longer let it go unnoticed.

Bonnie :)


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