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Meet Shannon and Shaye!

The Camera Cottage Shaye Kennedy and Shannon Bonidie

Welcome! We are Shannon and Shaye, a Mother/Daughter team with a photography studio located in Bethel Park, PA. We specialize in photographing weddings, newborns, high school seniors, and families.

 [About Shannon] Hello!  I’m Shannon Bonidie. My love of photography dates back to my own high school years, where I learned to photograph with a film camera and developed my own portraits in the dark room. I loved the challenge of capturing that perfect moment and seeing the image come to life as I envisioned it behind the scenes.

[Why I love photography] It’s all about preserving memories of what once was.  Lets face it, although we’d love to freeze the moments of our children forever at times, we can’t stop them from growing up.  We photograph your children to have an everlasting story of their life you can always look back on and can be shared for generations. Your senior year is a stepping stone from being a kid to growing into an adult and making important life decisions. Life can be so fast-paced and those little important things that evolve you into the person you are [such as sports, hobbies/interests] can quickly be forgotten.

[These are a few of my favorite things] My Family, Sweet Tea, The Color Blue, Sunshine, The Voice, Chocolate,Singing anything on the radio, Softball, Pizza, Target/Ikea/Kirklands Shopping Trips, Elephants, Old Cameras

[About Shaye] Hi there! I’m Shaye Kennedy. I discovered my love of photography almost five years ago after being severely injured as a college cheerleader – which changed my whole world! As I struggled to recover from a head, neck, and eye injury, I needed healing. My camera became my passion and I wanted to create art as a career and have the freedom that comes with working for yourself!

[Why I love photography] I believe that these memories are some of the best days of your life! Your photographs will only become more valuable as your family grows from husband & wife to a family of three (or more!), your baby grows into a toddler, and changes into a teenager, and eventually a young adult. These photographs will tell your story, your beautiful, incredible, one-of-a-kind story of some of the best moments of your life!

[These are a few of my favorite things] My husband, Vera Bradley, Starbucks, trips to Target or HomeGoods, Pigs, Canvas Wall Art, Warm Weather, Vacations, Timeless Weddings, Canon photography equipment, and my sweet lab named Mila.

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