Monday, January 4, 2016

These are Archived Blog Postings... New blog posts will be under the Journal Tab on my website

It is a new year and time to do a little website clean-up.  This blog contains old posts (2013 and earlier).

Posts from 2014 on can be found here:

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

Bonnie Baker Photography

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gloria Steinem speaks to Winsor School audience

Last Wednesday, Gloria Steinem spoke to a crowd of over 600 Winsor students, parents, faculty and friends.  She was a fabulous speaker and an inspiration to all.  Great evening!

We had a great time learning from and photographing with David Deutsch and James Churchill last week in Hyannis.  Here is some of the work created last week at the New England Institute of Professional Photography:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Remembering a Great Dog

I heard some sad news last week from a long time client.  Their amazing and much loved Bernese Mountain Dog passed away just before Christmas.  I was so saddened to hear this; Basel was such a great dog with a huge heart, silly smile, and amazing disposition.  He is missed tremendously by his brother Cody and his loving moms, Denise and Cheryl.

Gallery Wrapped canvases.  That's Cody on the left and Basel on the right.
Denise and Cheryl are currently going through photos of the dogs and wanted to share with me how they've decorated their home with photos I took of Cody and Basel a few years ago.  The first are two images printed on canvas.  These are called Gallery Wraps and are prints that actually wrap around the canvas stretcher frame.  They do not need a regular wood frame as the print wraps all the away around the edge.

The next is a beautifully framed traditional print of the two dogs on the other side of their dining area.  It looks great there. 

Traditional print with mat and frame.

Our condolences go out to the family.  Basel and Cody will be in our hearts forever.  They were so much fun to photograph and were perfect Bernese Mountain dogs with their fun-loving personalities, happy smiles, and attentive gazes.

Please give your furry friends an extra hug today and tell them how much you love them!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Helping out the library

I spend so much time at the library with my family that I jumped at the chance to photograph the staff for their annual appeal mailing.  What a great group of librarians and staff!

On Location Portraits

I'm often asked to travel to special places to photograph people.  Recently, I was asked to travel to a nursing home because someone couldn't come to my studio.  We found a quiet spot in a garden setting to photograph the 4-generation family. 

Last winter, I was asked to come to the White Mountains to photograph a college senior for his yearbook photo.  We were able to find a lovely spot, overlooking a river and the mountains.  We had to work quickly since it was so cold, but we got some great photographs!

Over Thanksgiving weekend, many families request portrait sessions.  My advice is to book early!  This family had me come to their Concord home to photograph their whole family as well as smaller groupings. 

 Last fall, I also paid a visit to a Concord family to photograph them (and their dogs!) in their backyard.  We were able to take many photographs of the whole group, as well as smaller subsets - Mom and kids, Dad and kids, kids and dogs, kids together, etc.  It was a fun morning.

Corporate work, too

While the bulk of my work is in creating beautiful candids and portraits of children and families, I do continue to do some event photography, including helping out with some corporate events.  Here are just a few images from a recent one-day meeting held in Woburn.
The Quality Festival Award the company gives to the best presentation

There were many speakers to photograph...

And many groups, as well.