Friday, June 27, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Christine Bonnivier Photography

We love working with Christine Bonnivier! In one of her many client reviews I once read the most perfect statement about how she exudes joy and brings out that vibrance in others. Her photographs always look so natural and so JOYFUL because they have that same thing behind the camera. Enjoy learning a little more about Chris and her business and getting a sneak peek at some of her photos. 

To contact Christine about using her services, check out her website!

How long have you been in business and why did you decide to start?
We just celebrated 5 years this past April & I couldn’t be more proud! My husband Levi & I opened Christine Bonnivier Photography in 2009, shortly after our move from Pennsylvania and a year after my graduation from the Antonelli Institute for Art & Photography. After years of working as a second shooter, I knew that photographing love stories was my passion. I am thrilled & incredibly blessed to have been able to work with such amazing couples over the past 5 years. We recently celebrated with our clients and loved ones at the Veridian & it was a wonderful evening of catching up! I am so thankful that CBP is a community of loving & kind people, rather than ‘just a business’. It is certainly special and we always have so much fun!

Tell us one thing that sets your business apart!
One thing that sets CBP apart is our client loyalty, care & loving service. We value each & every one of our couples and strive to give them and their families, the best experience possible. This includes, collaborating with each couple, so they have a unique & fun engagement session, connecting them to other vendors who can help their visions come to life, creating a photography itinerary for their wedding day, sharing their images on social media for friends & family to enjoy and so much more! 

What’s your favorite aspect of your job?  
I get so excited when I think about this! My favorite aspect of my job is connecting with people! The positive effects from connecting with others, whether they are clients, family members, wedding guests or vendors, are immense & have a lasting impact. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am for the people who have blessed Levi & I (in ways they don’t even know)!! The personal connection I have with CBP couples, results in organic & intimate images that represent them & their story. It is a wonderful creative process that not only benefits my clients but the generations that come after them. 

Give us a run down of your typical day.
A typical weekday for Levi & I, starts when the alarm sounds at 6 am, I feed our pup Buddha and prepare Levi’s lunch. When hubby is off to work, I drink my morning cup of coffee and head to the office! If we are in peak wedding season, I do a ton of post production, blogging & album design and in the ‘slower’ months (there isn’t such thing, really), I am shooting engagements, preparing itineraries, meeting with clients & prepping for Bridal Shows. In the evenings Levi & I exercise, enjoy dinner together, wind down & get plenty of rest for the day ahead. Life is good! 

Any crazy wedding stories you want to share?
Haha! I don’t have just one that comes to mind but I’ve definitely had some memorable experiences! I’ve toured St. Louis with a Bridal Party via bicycle, fixed many wardrobe malfunctions and I’ve even cut the cake, to name a few.

What is your main mission in business that you want your clients and followers to get? 
Christine Bonnivier Photography’s mission is to provide couples & their families with an exceptional experience & a collection of images that represents their story. Levi & I strive to nurture a business based on client loyalty, care & love and it wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our couples & loved ones!