Portrait artist Bonnie Mercadante has been taking pictures since she was a young child. She has always loved the emotion in a photograph; the way it expresses the relationships between people. Whether they are portraits, memory albums, or video montages, Bonnie’s creations become priceless keepsakes, to be passed down through the generations.
With two daughters and a wonderful husband, Bonnie knows and understands the joys of family, and this comes across in her personality and her art. Described by friends and clients alike as warm, vivacious, and attentive, Bonnie is able to quickly make her subjects comfortable. Portrait sessions are relaxed, stress-free, and fun – essential for creating images that capture the essence of your personality and your relationship. She will take the time to find out what you are looking for in a photograph. “It’s important to me to create images that please my client, even if that may be different than my own perception of a good image. Photographs are very personal.”
Bonnie’s video montages are timeless works of art, inspired combinations of photographs and music that bring back emotion and memories every time they are viewed. She brings together her photographs, treasured family images from your own collection, carefully selected music, and a variety of artistic techniques in a unique and wonderful way to remember special events and family histories.
Bonnie is continually working to improve her art through workshops, classes, and seminars. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Professional Photographers of California, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association. She is involved with community activities through association with the Oxnard and Ventura Chambers of Commerce.