About me



So, a little about me... 

Hi, I'm Deanne, I'm 33 and live in the quiet Melbourne bayside suburb of Seaford, with my adorable little dog Molly... yes I'm a dog person... and yes I'm slightly obsessed with Molly



I'm all about connection.

It's what makes me tick, and is the reason why I do what I do. My personal values of authenticity, connection and inclusiveness form the basis of how I live my everyday life, as well as run and operate Bonavita Photography.


Comfort zones are made to be broken.

We all feel fear. If you don't, you are either not human or you are lying. I used to think I had my life all mapped out, I was 'comfortable.' Some unexpected life challenges over the last few years have turned all of that on it's head. I was pushed so far out of my comfort zone that I began to appreciate being in that space. I lean into fear and embrace it, for me, it's a reminder that I am growing and that I am human.

I have recently taken the very exciting leap of running Bonavita full time. 


I feel so lucky.

I feel so very lucky that I am able to share with you the happiest day of your life, and that in, decades to come my images will still bring a smile to your face. 

My background is in fine art photography and education. When I completed my degrees I turned down the stable career prospects of teaching to pursue whole heartedly my passion for photography and people. Each wedding commission I take on is held very close to my heart. I love what I do. It's my passion. The day I wake up and view what I do as "just business," is the day I will stop doing what I do.


I love coffee

This one is rather self explanatory! 

I'm a little quirky (but aren't we all?)

I'm a perfectionist- which is great for you, it means the best imagery and albums for you and your partner! 

I have a thing about clouds, and light, I'll sometimes pull over my car just admire the show the sky is putting on.

I have a slight obsession with house plants, so far I'm at 35 and counting :)



I'm down to earth.

I can almost guarantee that this will be one the first things you notice when we meet. I recognise that every wedding is different and everyone has different needs. I'll always capture you and your partner as you really are in a professional, fun and friendly way and make you feel comfortable in front of my camera. I believe that love is love, regardless of your gender, ethnicity or religious background- and I love nothing more than being able to capture all the anticipation, the love, the loud moments, the quiet moments, the fun and the giddy exhilaration that is your wedding day.

I'd love to hear a little about you, your other half and your wedding, you can drop me a line via the contact page.

Deanne xo