Meghan – Studio Manager

Meghan is a Florida native who has loved both dogs and photography her whole life. After moving to Chesapeake, she was thrilled to find Bonilla Pet Studio – somewhere that she could put both of her passions to work!

“My favorite part of my job is getting to experience the excitement of the portrait sessions themselves! Nothing is better than watching the pets and their parents enjoy the fun of having their portraits made.”

She is the pet parent of a “cranky” Shibu Inu, named Miya

Kara – Assistant Studio Manager

Kara is a Virginia Beach local who has had fur babies her entire life. She was so excited to start a career with Bonilla Pet Studio, a place where she can meet new furry friends and their pet parents! 

“I love seeing our clients reactions to their beautiful portraits! People are SHOCKED by what we are able to create in the studio, and I love getting to watch as they fall in love. (There’s often tears!)” 

Kara has 4 domestic shorthair cats named Mac, Phillip, Lotte, and Scarlett, a Shiba Inu/Lab mix named Hanabi (Japanese for fireworks!), and a “spare parts” dog (mutt) named Riley! 

Brandie – Phone Associate & Animal Handler

Pets (If any) – Brandie has no pets of her own but would love to meet yours!

Brandie holds an Associates Degree in Social Science and Certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Tidewater Community College. Bonilla Pet Studio is the perfect place for her to work passionately with both people and animals. 

“I love the diversity of our clients; I never know what kind of pet we will create memories of next! Dogs, Cats, Bunnies, and the list goes on! Additionally, I love that everyone who works here shares the same dedication to helping create portraits for families that will last a lifetime.”

Brandie has no pets of her own but would love to meet yours!

Sean – Associate Photographer

Sean is a military brat and marketing professional that loves to get behind the camera and capture beautiful images in and out of the studio. He has been photographing subjects for several years and calls Chesapeake home.

“I love seeing pet parents walk away with beautiful portraits and full smiles – constantly saying they’ve never had artwork of their fur babies like this before.”

Sean is the parent of a chihuahua mix named Pixel and an orange tabby named Cheeto.

Joe – Photo Editor

A post production enthusiast from Fredericksburg, Joe is a George Mason University alumnus and has worked in both film and photography. He has been around cats his whole life, but is excited to meet more dogs since joining the team at Bonilla Pet Studio!

“Taking the chaotic energy from the raw images and turning them into beautiful portraits is my favorite part of the job.”

Joe cares for Charlie, a tuxedo cat with the brain of a toddler at home.

Hannah – Photographer & Editor

Hannah was born and raised in Virginia. No matter where she was in Virginia, she always took the passion for photography with her. Photography started as a hobby, but quickly changed into a fulfilling career here at Bonilla Pet Studio where she gets to combine her long time interest and her love of pets. 

“My favorite part of working here is getting the chance to create art while also meeting so many wonderful pets and pet parents! We get to capture a moment in time for our pet parents and fur babies to look back on and smile knowing they got to include the whole family in their family portraits.”

Hannah parents a cat named Sadie who loves treats and cuddles in that specific order. Whenever Sadie wants food or attention she won’t meow, she will yell at you for it.  

Autumn – Phone Associate

Autumn was born and raised in Maine. She once mistook a small moose for a horse. Eating lobster every summer is a true tradition, not a myth! She’s an animal-lover and a true cat whisperer. 

“I love guiding pet parents through the booking process and hearing their excitement as they gush about their fur babies. The memories we help create for clients are absolutely priceless!”

Riku & Ramona cuddle with Autumn at home. Riku is an orange tabby boy who has a lot to say and loves to play! Ramona is a small, spooky, black kitty and is as sweet as can be.

Sade – Phone Associate

Sade was born in Virginia but moved around often due to her stepfather being in the Navy. She is a Business-Entrepreneurship major who has a passion for performing arts and creating new ideas and projects.

My favorite part about working here is building rapport with clients, making each conversation personable, while also hearing their stories and love for their fur babies. My love for animals and photography led me to Bonilla Pet Studio.”

Sade has a fur nephew named Rocky who they love dearly. Rocky is a 9 month old Pitbull and Labrador mix. He is so sweet and loves to follow Sade around everywhere when she visits him in Maryland. 

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Pet Photography in Norfolk, Virginia


300 Monticello Ave,
Norfolk, VA. 23510
Suite 144B.

Weekends by Appointment Only.

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