I've been a dabbler in the arts most of my life, from drawing lessons at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to writing for a magazine in Sydney, Australia. Photography came much later.
I paid the bills by following a career path which led me from one opportunity to another. After graduation from Washington State University with a BA in Education and a minor in Language Arts, I became a grade school teacher. Before long, my desire to travel took me to New York City where I worked as a computer programmer. A year later, I found myself working in Sydney, Australia as teacher, banquet sales officer and later as a wedding consultant.
Returning to Washington, I found more open doors as a recreation director, marketing specialist, city, county and state administrator, owner of a dating service, a workshop presenter and public speaker. Somewhere between county and state administrator positions, I earned my master's degree in Whole Systems Design (organizational development) from Antioch University, Seattle.
My proudest accomplishments are my daughters, Courtney and Kendall. Courtney is a registered nurse working at Children's Hospital in Seattle and Kendall teaches science at Kallas Junior High in Puyallup. Both are married to wonderful men and I now have grandchildren. I am so blessed.
I was able to pursue my artistic interests, thanks to my husband Scott Haverly and retirement from public service in 2008. Scott had been engaged in videography and photography for over 17 years. He recently opened a studio specializing in vocal and instrumental recordings. In 2008, I followed his creative lead and Bonnie King Photography was the result. Together, we have state of the art photographic equipment. Our in-home studio is well equipped to produce wonderful results. And we can take photos on location, whether it's in your home or elsewhere.
My specialty areas include family and event photography, whether it's capturing a memorable individual pose, the dynamic of an entire family, or photographing one of life's most important events - a wedding.
My other areas of interest are glamour and tasteful boudoir photography. It's not always about makeup, hair and clothes, although that's great fun too! My goal in this specialized photography genre is to tastefully produce an image showing a woman's softer, playful, sometimes sensual side. Most importantly, it’s about showing her inner beauty.
I hope to see you soon!