Hello! I am Melissa Bonar. I take great pride in being a portrait artist. Blessed wife to my handsome husband and mother of three  amazing little boys.  We have happily made our forever home in Gallatin, Tennessee, where I am always finding artistic inspiration for creating a breathtaking look in photographs. Serving my clients is what fills my heart with joy.


I specialize in beautiful custom wall art for your home and timeless albums showcasing  heirloom quality family and pet portraits. There is nothing better than delivering custom portraits and albums that you can display in your home forever. I would love to have the honor of photographing your family and pets.


I have extensive experience photographing family portraits and over a decade of animal training. With these combined skills you are definitely going to be amazed at the beautiful artwork we can create together. I take pride in providing a full-service luxury experience like no other for your family and your pets, all while creating  enchanting memories you will never forget.

My photographs have been in several competitions, including the International Pet Photographers competition where my work made the top 100 and top 25 shortlists with several of my images.

Now reserving 2020 sessions. A portrait session with me is a truly heartwarming experience. I make every effort to respond promptly to inquiries during business hours. I except a limited number of commissions each month to ensure my attention to detail to each one of my sessions.

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The number one question is how much does it cost, and for good reason. But I can't write what makes hiring me special on a price sheet. I can't communicate on paper how great you will feel seeing your images up on the big screen for the first time.  How you will cry just seeing the first three seconds of your slideshow.  How seeing yourself in pictures with your family and pets takes your breath away.  How excited you will be to display these portraits in your home for generations to come.  I want to show you all of this in person. So I would like to introduce you to my investment pricing guide.

All Session retainers are $400 for pet or family session.

At your ordering appointment you receive a product credit of $200.

Print sets start at  $99.

Products available range from matted prints to framed metal and heirloom quality albums.


Additional custom products are available.


Digital images are available as an ad on item priced on a sliding scale depending on the cost of your final package.

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Nashville Family and Pet Photographer

Gallatin tennessee

Serving Nashville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Brentwood, Goodlettsville, Portland, White House, Mount Juliet, Bellevue, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Franklin


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