Dianna has always loved photography. She bought her first camera, a Russian Zenith, from her childhood friend and neighbour Brian when she was just 9 years old. She immediately began to experiment and take exciting photos.
Dianna traveled abroad at 19 and lived for a couple of years in Tenerife. She is fluent in Spanish as her father is from the Canaries. She lived in Madrid working for the leisure division of First National Bank during the year Madrid when was voted “Cultural Capital of Europe”, Spain hosted the Olympics and the Expo was held in Seville.
After spending a few months in South Africa and toying with the idea of emigrating to Brazil she eventually returned to the UK and worked for PMI (a direct subsidiary of British Aerospace).
Whilst she was representing the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in India In 1999, she was asked to take some sport shots of the tennis matches and her tennis photos were used in their publications and magazines. It was at this point she decided to make her passion her life’s work.
Dianna set up World Vision Photos, although at the time she was not aware of the charity with the same name. Once she knew of their existence she immediately became a sponsor for one of World Vision’s orphaned children.
Simon, who is now 7 years old, lives in a small rural village in Uganda. He recently recovered from a bout of malaria and at school he has now learnt to write. Dianna always looks forward to receiving his hand written Christmas cards and drawings.
Her two sons aged 3 and 6 also love to get involved and find it hard to believe that some children do not have the luxuries they have. They can’t believe that to some children clean water and even school books are a luxury! If you would like to help sponsoring a child please check out World Vision http://www.worldvision.org/
Dianna set up her own studio and began taking portraiture photographer doing corporate head-shots, musicians, models and actors portfolios as well as family portraiture. She also began to cover corporate events, marketing seminars and award ceremonies.
Dianna has been working with a number of charities covering their fund raising events including a fund raising event for Galapagos Trust where she photographed HRH Prince Phillip & David Bellamy. She was very disappointed when the WWF shoot “creating corridors for Tigers in India” was cancelled due to delegates’ fear of travel after September 11th. Dianna hopes to get more and more involved in charity photography in the future.
Over the years Dianna Bonner has gained plenty of experience photographing venues, interiors and exteriors, styled food and events, and works with a number of production, event and catering companies including Ultraviolet, Square Meal, Canepeum, ESC Events and The Recipe to name but a few.
“On behalf of my client and ESC Events, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you and your teams hard work leading up to and during our event at Hampton Court Palace on Thursday. It's safe to say that the client and his guests have been absolutely amazed by the venue and the entire evening.
It was a delight to work with all your team but in particular you Dianna and your second photographer, Sophie were only too happy to help and accommodated any last minute requests without a second thought, working with such professionals has made this whole experience an enjoyable one! The pictures look absolutely amazing and you’ve managed to capture not only the beauty of the venue, but the essence of the party and illustrate wonderfully what an excellent time was had by all!
We look forward to doing it all again soon, Many Thanks again, “
- John Wickens - Managing Director - ESC Events
Take a look at her stunning portfolio images and recent shoots on her website http://www.worldvisionphotos.co.uk/
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Dianna Bonner has also covered a number of events for the Financial Times including the FT Sustainable Banking awards 2007, the Environmental Awards 2007, Lawyers Awards 2008 and more recently in March 2009 the FT Bold in Business Awards at The Tate Modern. Kevin Spacey was giving out the awards and cracked a joke about Ryan Air probably being stuck on the runway in Madrid - they couldn’t be bothered to collect their award! He did have a vested interest, however, as he is now to be the face of American Airlines!
Dianna also works with ITOPF (a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world's ship owners to promote an effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other hazardous substances) covering their events including their 40 years anniversary and just last week was at London’s stunning venue the Gherkin photographing a retirement dinner for Tosh Moller, MD for ITOPF.
“Her warm personality and endless energy and enthusiasm is infectious and she certainly knows just when to press the shutter to capture that decisive moment”
Tosh Moller – MD ITOPF
Recently Dianna Bonner took some portrait shots for author Erin Pizzey’s new book jacket. Erin was the founder in the 70’s of Refuge for battered Women. Erin will be talking at another event to help women in business where Dianna will be the official photographer. For more information please see http://www.women-unlimited.co.uk/
Official photographer for Ecademy and Success Track, Dianna Bonner, owner of World Vision Photos has been spending more of her time in recent months during the so called “recession” doing the official photography for a number of marketing & how-to-make-your- business- successful seminars which have been taking place throughout the UK.
To see some samples of her work & recent shoots http://www.worldvisionphotos.co.uk/
She is the official photographer for marketing genius Jonathan Jay owner of Success Track who organises excellent seminars, business club workshops, weekend networking and marketing events in London - soon throughout the UK. Try out his amazing business club http://www.jonathanjay.com/free.html
Dianna is also photographer for Penny & Thomas Power @ Ecademy (11 year old established online network) taking photos of the events, delegates and speakers for them. http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=308076
“Wonderful person, powerful photographer, proactive net-worker. Great combination. Highly recommended! “
Thomas Power, CEO Ecademy Network
“Such a beautiful lady with a wonderful energy, an amazing photographer and a fantastic person, I truly hope that Dianna has the success and happiness she so clearly deserves in life.”
Penny Power, CEO Ecademy Network
Dianna ‘s photography work has also developed in to high-end food photography and one of her recent clients was Net-jets, the private hire jet company. Her brief was 100 good quality food shots to promote their in-flight a la carte menu. Passengers can order in from Selfridges and the like. Dianna created some stunning images working with a chef and food stylist, Lisa Harrison who had has also worked with both Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey on Ready Steady Cook and Hell’s Kitchen. Take a look at the mouth-watering food at http://www.worldvisionphotos.co.uk/food_portfolio.html
If you need to look good or need images for your website, mouth-watering food shots, corporate brochures or reportage style coverage for your event Dianna would be pleased to talk to you about what you need.
Call her on 0208 580 1652, 0208 58 1 2376 or 0771 8818 768 or email Dianna@worldvisionphotos.co.uk
- to see some samples of her work and recent shoots http://www.worldvisionphotos.co.uk/