Meet our staff! Each member of our team is excited to meet you and capture lovely memories of your fur baby and family! Learn more about us and what we do below. 

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! 

Sean – 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.

Hannah – Post Production Lead

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 interest in Photography and her love of pets. 

Hannah is the mom of a cat named Sadie, and she loves treats and cuddles in that specific order. Whenever she wants food or attention she won’t meow, she will yell at you for it.  Hannah recently adopted a one eyed tortie cat named Bambi. She has the sweetest meow and her favorite food is tuna. 

“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.”

Joe – Post Production

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.

Kate – Portrait Designer

Kate was born and raised in Virginia. Her favorite place to be is at the beach and loves all types of animals, especially the ones that come to Bonilla Pet Studio!

Supporting a full family of pets at home, Kate cares for Khalia , Jade, and Romeo. Khalia is a 4 year old Rottweiler mix who loves cuddles and going to the beach. Jade is a 15 year old pitbull who loves to lay out in the sun all day and still runs around like she is a puppy. Lastly, Romeo is a 10 year old Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund) who loves to wrap himself in blankets and will lick your entire face. 

“Seeing our clients reactions to their amazing portraits and being able to create beautiful designs for their homes! As well as meeting all the adorable fur babies really makes this job special to me.”

Blake – Animal Handler

Blake is a Texas born, Virginia raised animal enthusiast. She has worked with animals for almost 4 years now and for her there is no going back. She likes to consider herself a jack of all trades when it comes animals. When she’s not posing animals at Bonilla, she is grooming, training, and pet sitting pups and cats, and even in school to be a Veterinary Technician!

Her partners in crime are cats Nagisa and Uraraka, my lizard boys Kenji the bearded dragon, and Chong the leopard gecko.

“My favorite part of this job is getting to meet and work with your fur babies while helping encourage them to be comfortable and showcase their awesomeness.”

Tati- Phone Operator

Tatiana is a Washington and California native, who has a passion for animals and helping people. After moving to Norfolk, she found Bonilla Pet Studio, a place where she could meet adorable fur babies and help their parents as well!

“My favorite part of my job is getting to give pet parents happy news, as well as helping to make these lasting memories!”

Tati is the proud mom of 2 cats, Shelby and Gemma. You will always find Shelby snuggled up next to you wherever you are sitting, and you can find Gemma by listening for the sound of her meowing by her already full food bowl, demanding more food and treats.

Shelby – Photographer & Post Production

Shelby was born and raised in New Jersey. She studied at a University of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. She is very fond of animals, and is completely obsessed with photography. She fell in love with Virginia, and with the promise of an exciting, new future at Bonilla Pet Studio!

She is the proud mom of Zuko, an all black one year old kitcat with giant yellow eyes. He’s very affectionate and playful, but is shy with new humans. However, he absolutely loves other animals and always wants to make new friends.

“I love getting to meet new furry friends everyday. Also getting to stare into those adorable faces while editing the photos is such a beautiful pleasure!”

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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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