How to Create and Buy Greeting Cards through your Gallery

You've got gorgeous photos in your galleries. Turn them into beautiful cards!
All cards come with matching white envelopes. All you have to do is sign, seal, and stamp.

What Are They Like?

4x8 cards are printed on high-quality card stock and are available in matte, felt, and pearl stock.
5x7 cards come printed on luxuriously thick card stock, folded in the middle. They're matte with a UV coating that gives the outside just a hint of sheen. The inside is smooth enough to pen a personal message.

Make Your Card!

1. Find your first photo.

Browse your gallery until you spot the photo you want. From there, click the Buy button, then choose "Create a Card."

2. Choose your card type.

Pick whether you want a 4x8 or a 5x7 card, then scroll through the carousel at the bottom to select a design. When you see one you like, click it and we'll open it bigger.
Don't forget to click "Designs" at the bottom if you want to narrow down your choices and browse designs for specific occasions.

3. Customize it!

The little "headshot" icons indicate the spaces where you can drag and drop photos from your photo pool on the right. Once you've assigned the photos a spot, you can click them again to zoom, rotate, scooch around, or even convert to black and white!
When you're finished zooming and scooching, click the little "X" in the corner to close the edit bubble. You can always undo your changes and start over.
The "T" icons indicate areas where you can click and enter text. 

NOTE: Some cards will let you customize the font size, type, and other options, but not all designs offer that choice.

4. Make it yours.

When your card's perfect, click the Save button at the bottom to keep your changes. 
Choose the quantity of cards you want from the section on the right, then click the Add to Cart button at the bottom. Now you're ready to check out!

Make a mistake?

You won't have the ability to correct your saved cards yourself, but I can do it for you. When it's ready, I can share the link to the corrected card so you can click the Buy button and check out from there. Simply hit the familiar Buy button. We'll display your available options:
Tip: Need to make more than one card? Exit the card builder and start a new session.
FAQ: What about the Watermark? They'll show in your online previews, but your cards won't print with them, don't worry.

Here's a quick video that shows you how easy it is to build your own cards:


It's my birthday!!

...and I'll have a sale if I want to!

I've never been one to be bothered by my age. I honestly have no problem saying I'm 45... my brain just doesn't always remember how old I am. In fact, since I started taking better care of myself following a two-surgery-summer three years ago, I feel more like I did when I was in my early twenties! In fact, I just went to my first concert, Sia, with my husband! Next we are going to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers this spring thanks to a gift from one of our daughters! So I really have no complaints when it comes to age. I just have no idea where the time went, and how in the world my kids got so old.

So to celebrate, I've got something special for YOU!
Till midnight tonight, Oct 29, 2016, receive 29% OFF ALL PRINT ORDERS of $29 and up, through your online gallery at
Simply enter the coupon code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout!

Need to regain access to your gallery from years past? 
Just EMAIL ME your session info and I'll send you a new private gallery invite.

The Santa Experience 2016 [Western Washington]

                                                               IN A WAY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET...

Kick off your Holiday Season with a full-on, memory making EXPERIENCE that will fill your hearts with joy.
The Santa Experience is a timeless fantasy concept that's sure to excite children of all ages...
even the biggest of kids (Mom & Dad).
It will be a very special, interactive experience, documented through professional photography all within the gorgeous, privately owned, historical, Hoquiam Castle.

During your Private Santa Session, your children will be able to warm up naturally to Santa and
enjoy activities such as…
  • Spending 1 on 1 time with Santa – no lines, no wait, no pressure. 
  • Santa may read your child a book 
  • Tug on Santa's beard 
  • Give Santa a letter or read him a wish list
  • Santa will help your child find their name on his "Nice List" 
  • Maybe even help Santa decorate his tree!
  • You even have the option to bring a personalized gift that Santa can give to your child! (We will schedule a gift drop-off day ahead of time.) 

******** BONUS GIFT ********

Pre-Book before October 16th, to receive a complimentary, Special Edition, Photo Ornament.

If you book one of our Fall or Winter Mini Sessions AND a The Santa Experience, you will receive
TWO Complimentary, Special Edition, Photo Ornaments 
(Your choice of images from either session.)


First, review the available times below:

Then CLICK THIS LINK, to view pricing, what's included, available times and to book your time choice. Following your paid booking, you'll receive an email from me within 24 hours containing your prep details and your Portrait Agreement to complete the process. 


2016 MINI SESSIONS [Pumpkin Patch, Seabrook, Tree Farm, Studio, Santa]

Mini Sessions are here! 

We have EXTREMELY LIMITED spots this year! Don’t miss your chance to come hang out and have fun getting some super gorgeous photos with Juli! This is an affordable way to get some great lifelong memories of your family that we only offer once a year!

>> MINI  $99 << 
|| 20 minute session || 1-2 people || Online Gallery || Coupon Code for 20% off your print order ||

>> BASIC  $150 << 
|| 20 minute session || 1-4 people || Online Gallery || Coupon Code for 20% off your print order ||
Plus 5 high-res images delivered online with full printing rights  

>> PREMIUM  $200 << 
|| 50 minute session. 1-8 people || Online Gallery || Coupon Code for 20% off your print order ||
Plus the full image gallery of (15+) high-res images delivered online with full printing rights  



Fill out the form at the bottom of this article, to sign up with a first and second time choice. You will receive an email from me with your secured spot date and time, and links to your Booking Deposit Retainer payment and Portrait Agreement. If deposit is not received with-in 3 days, your spot will be re-opened up.

*** Deposit of $50 is due to secure your time slot. Non – Refundable unless able to fill time.
*** Remaining balance + tax is due in full 1 day prior to the session.
*** Locations will all be in the Grays Harbor Area – addresses will be emailed out about 5-7 days prior to the session.



Pumpkin Patch / Corn Maze Mini Sessions

Seabrook Mini Sessions

Studio Mini Sessions (Neutral/White/Holiday)

Tree Farm Mini Sessions


And don't miss out on our newest, most anticipated Mini Session...

 click here  >>>  THE SANTA EXPERIENCE  <<< click here



To get started on booking your Fall or Winter Mini Session, please fill out the form below and Juli will email you back within 24 hours. Booking requests will be responded to in a first come, first served basis and times will be reserved in the order that the retainer deposit was received.
Mini Sessions require a $50 booking retainer to reserve your spot - this deposit is non-refundable unless your space is able to be filled.
Remaining balance must be received 1 day prior to session date.

Feel free to drop me an email with any questions at

>>  If you are on your cell phone and cannot see or access the form below, CLICK HERE. <<
Questions? See the Mini Session FAQ's below the form.


Why should I book a mini session?
Mini sessions are an affordable, fast & super fun way to get great professional images without sacrificing quality or creativity, and without investing a significant amount of time or money. Whether you book a session every now & then or several times a year, you’ll always have the opportunity for fresh, beautiful, affordable photos whenever you want them.

Can I use a mini session to get a family portrait?
Absolutely. Mini Sessions are a perfect way to quickly update your family portrait and update photos of your children. Sessions are available for couples, families or just children.

How long will a mini session last?
Your mini session will last about 20 minutes depending on your package. Typically between 5-8 sessions will be scheduled back-to-back, depending on the time of year. Because these sessions are scheduled back to back, it is extremely important you arrive at least ten minutes before your scheduled time. If you are late to your session, it will be cut short to not cut into the next family’s session.

How many photos do I get from my mini session?
You will receive at least 15 edited images in a private online gallery from your mini session. Please refer to the specific package for all the details on your mini session.

What if it rains?
If it rains, or we have bad weather, I will make the call to reschedule the mini session no later than 10am the day of the session.  We will likely still have the session if it is cold outside, but if it’s terribly windy, or raining, it is likely we will need to reschedule. I will contact you via the email address you provide, to inform you of the necessary reschedule, and the date. If we have to reschedule the session, I will do my best to reschedule them as soon as possible.

Can we bring any outfit changes for our mini session?
Because the mini sessions are less than 30 minutes each, we want to be shooting the entire time. Therefore, only one outfit will be allowed during mini sessions. Please come dressed in that outfit and ready to have some fun! If you want to change things up, dress in layers: a jacket, scarf or sweater that can be simply removed, works well for this. But keep it simple. Adjustments will cut into your session time.

Can we bring props? 
You are welcome to bring a few props, if desired. Personalized signs, pre-written chalk boards, a special book, or other meaningful items are always a great idea! But I would recommend limiting it to three items as again, this will cut into your session time.

Can we bring our pets?
Due to the shortened timeframe, pets are not recommended, but also not refused either. I know furry family members are super important to many of us, but for mini sessions. time is limited and we want to make sure we get as many photos as possible in the time you have reserved. So please keep in mind that bringing your pet may impact the number of images in your gallery.

How many different posing/setting options will we have?
I try to always select locations that offer different setting options. During each session, I will guide clients into multiple settings, and natural interactions. We will move around for variety in photos as much as we can, and I do my best to offer you as many options as possible, but my primary focus will be in capturing true personality & interactions in your images.

Can I request a specific photo?
Mini Sessions do not allow the same flexibility as a full session & as with all our photography sessions, no shot is guaranteed because there are too many factors to consider.

How long until I receive the photos from my mini session?
I will send you 2 emails roughly 2 weeks after your mini session. One will give you the details depending on your chosen package, and the other will be your "private invitation" to set up your personal password to access your online gallery of completed images. I do everything in my power to finish editing photos as soon as possible, however some sessions do tend to have longer wait times due to being during a high-demand time of the year.
While all the mini session packages include a coupon code to receive 20% off you initial print order through your online gallery, a print order is not required. If you are ordering a package that includes digital images with the print release, I am happy to refer you to a consumer-level professional lab, although I am not able to guarantee print quality through outside labs for prints not ordered through Bonell Photography.

*All Sales are subject to sales tax.

Hey there!

I'm Juli Bonell - Beauty Photographer.

You could easily say that I'm a bit eclectic; an outgoing introvert who's obsessed with vanilla chai lattes, travelling, forensic science & zombies. I see beauty in urban decay, and I love yoga just as much as I love singing loudly in my car with the windows down. (Let's just say that last one's not pretty.)

Thanks for visiting my blog. Feel free to take a look around and connect and chat with me about your photography needs. Enjoy!

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