Professional Photographers of Louisiana would like to congratulate Bonnie Matassa on being awarded the 2018 PPLA Photographer of the Year. Bonnie is the owner of Bonnie Matassa Fine Art & Portrait Studio, located in Lockport, Louisiana. She has been capturing images of her clients for more than 10 years. Bonnie is a mother of two who understands the importance of capturing her a baby’s milestones.

Bonnie is a graduate of Nicholls State University where she studied art and business. After graduating from college,  she worked in the corporate world for nearly 8 years. Her love for art pulled her away from a desk, and she decided to open a photography studio. By mentoring and studying under the top photographers in the world, Bonnie strove to offer the best to her clients.

Her studio has won numerous awards and has been nationally published in the photography industry. She is currently working towards her Master of Photography degree as well as a Master of Artistry degree with Professional Photographers of America.