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“Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you gained from having one.” -unknown

Celebrate your mom and/or being a mom this year, with a beautiful portrait from The Camera Cottage!   This session is for all ages, and a chance to give a beautiful picture to the lady who you call mom!! I understand that this can also be a hard time of the year for those who have lost their mom.  Remembrance and Celebration of life can also be portrayed in pictures, and I’d love the opportunity to create something unique for you and your family!

For more information, please contact me via email at


Shannon Bonidie

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You’ve invested so much time and effort into building a solid resume for your career, but have you taken the time to update your personal image?   With so much emphasis on networking and social media sites for marketing your career or business, it is so important to have a current picture to present a face to go with the name.  When offering a service or selling a product, customers want to find someone they find relatable and approachable so they feel confident is making the next step forward in contacting you!   For individual and Group rates for business headshots, please email!


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I can’t speak enough of how important it is to have printed products from your photo session!   For high school seniors, I offer many products to choose from so that you have enough pictures for your home, pictures to pass out to friends and family and something special printed such as a collage to display at your graduation party!  Here are a few different collage styles from our class of 2018 seniors that are available with your package purchases!





The booking fee for all senior sessions is $150 and includes the following:

*your 2-3 hour session in both the studio and outdoor location

*the yearbook picture session as per the criteria of your school district, submission of the yearbook picture to the school contact prior to the due date and a .jpeg copy of the yearbook picture with a print right release

*unlimited outfit changes within the 2-3 hour timeframe

*basic retouching of the images

*online gallery for viewing and ordering

All products are purchased during the online 48 hour viewing and ordering appointment from the comfort of your own home.  The minimum purchase is $400.00

For more information on booking a senior session for the Class of 2018 and 2019, the best form of contact is via email at  

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It’s so amazing to photograph for a family that truly has a love for their family and photography!!  There are so many amazing little details that were designed to make this precious, little boy, feel so welcomed in his home.  You’ll see his custom closet designed by mom and the mountain murial of artwork by dad in his nursery!  Dad also is a musician and bricklayer which we included in some of the images you’ll see!!  One more unique detail is his name Lycan, which means wolf!



I had such an exciting experience capturing these images for baby Lycan and his parents!!  Home sessions add personalization and  some added comfort for mom and dad during a time of transition!  The Camera Cottage, Pittsburgh is offering both in-studio and at-home sessions so you can decide which is best for you and your little one!  To book a session, please reach out via email to or by phone at 412-831-0281.



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Meet Keelie, our first high school senior photographed back in June to kick off the Class of 2018 season!  Highlighted below are some of her favorite images from the session!

Keelie, Thank you so much for choosing The Camera Cottage to photograph your senior portraits. Wishing you an amazing senior year!!

Shannon Bonidie is a professional high school senior and family photographer in Pittsburgh, PA photographing in the studio and on-location. We have photographed high school seniors from Bethel Park, Thomas Jefferson, South Park, Upper Saint Clair, Peters Twp., Belle Vernon, Seton-La Salle, Canon-Mac, Mt. Lebanon, Steel Valley, West Mifflin, Baldwin and more!

The Camera Cottage has recently moved to a new location at 2957 Ridge Road, South Park, PA 15129. For more information on booking a session, please fill out the contact tab on our website, call 412-831-0281 or email– thank you!

We are currently booking for the Class of 2018!!

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