We are so excited that you are inquiring about being a Mermaid in the Project Mermaid Okanagan Protect our Waters Awareness Campaign!

This is a once in a lifetime experience that you will cherish forever! Your purchase of a beautiful leather album or wall art will be something that you will always treasure and share with your children and your children's children. These will be some of the BEST portraits of you in your life! We encourage you to take the time to have them made while you can!

You will also be part of a very unique project/campaign that will be helping to raise awareness about some very serious environmental issues that could destroy the Okanagan Lakes and our economy. You have the opportunity to be featured in some beautiful wall art displayed around our city venues to bring awareness, and to be featured as an Okanagan Mermaid in the campaign's one minute commercials on social media, in print ads, magazines, or in a coffee table book that will come out next year. If you just want to have your portraits taken for your own personal use, and keep them private, that's ok, too. You will recieve a certificate of involvement and appreciation printed on pearl paper with your purchase of an album or other products of your portraits. Every public portrait has the authentic Project Mermaid Okanagan stamp lightly on it, showing that it is an authentic part of the campaign, and an original photograph by the founder and artist, Bonnie Donovan. Posing as a mermaid is a fantasy fulfilled for a woman of any age!

Mermaid shoots are done from May to September.

"Bonnie is a true artist! During my mermaid photoshoot I didn't have to worry about not knowing what to do or how to pose, Bonnie knew exactly what would look good and I was able to relax. After seeing my photos, I was so glad I did them! They were so much better than I ever imagined and looking at them makes me feel truly beautiful! These photos are my own "mermaid treasure" that I will have for the rest of my life. Thank you Bonnie!" -Elyssa Johanna

As a boudoir photographer, I specialize in bringing out your best by posing you to flatter any size or shape. I pose you from head to fin, so you don't have to worry. Trust me, you are beautiful!

Photo sessions are always a lot of fun and we have lots of laughs in between shots!

"The mermaid shoot was a fantastic experience. It was so cool to fulfill that fantasy that I feel like so many girls grow up having if they've ever seen The Little Mermaid! The photos were absolutely stunning; it made me feel like I was the star in my very own grown-up Disney movie! I will 100% do it again if I was ever given the offer. It was so amazing and I had the most wonderful time." -Amanda Niicole


$250. (limited time offer)

The creative session fee is a non-refundable retainer and must be paid in full in order to book your mermaid photo session. If the weather is too wet and cold the day of your shoot, we will reschedule to the next available day.


  • Fulfilling your dream of being a beautiful mermaid for a day and the and the lasting joy of having portraits of yourself that you are going to be in love with! for always!
  • Up to a 2 hour photoshoot (we take our time to make sure we get the best shots ever!)
  • Costume rental fee includes mermaid tail, crowns, bras, jewelry and props,
  • Professional guidance with posing and looking your best
  • Professional editing and retouching on all your images
  • A separate, private reveal/ordering session, where you see a video of your day, and your photos on a big screen (usually within a week or so after your shoot). You will have the chance to choose your favourites and look at samples to choose how you want to have your portraits printed. See a few examples below.
  • All taxes are included

Note: The creative session fee does not include any prints or products.


We used to hire a professional make up artist to come to the studio, but it was almost $100 just for the application. So in order to keep your cost down, We’ve discovered that you can get your makeup and lashes done, less than a block away from the studio/apt at Shopper’s Drug Mart, 101- 3327 Lakeshore Rd. for $25. and YOU GET TO KEEP $25. WORTH OF MAKE UP FREE! That’s a terrific deal! This must be booked well in advance, with Jamie or Taylor. Tell them you want Mermaid make up. When your makeup is done, just come over to the studio and we will suit you up and head for the beach!

Note: The photoshoot is a private session just between the photographer and the subject. No others allowed on set. No cell phone photos are allowed to be taken during photoshoot.

'Bonnie left no detail unattended to and she made me feel like the most beautiful mermaid and woman on earth. Bonnie was able to capture my deep passion for open water swimming and she was able to accentuate my physique and sensuality in a way that made me feel proud of being a 61 year old female. Most of all, Bonnie made it possible for my dream to be a mermaid to come true. Bonnie is an extraordinary artist and photographer and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to create an image that reflects their passion and inner-self. Thank you Bonnie.’ -Jennifer Leach-Trask



You are going to LOVE your portraits! Here are some ways you can have them printed. These are of the highest quality and will last a lifetime.

A la Carte printed products begin at $600 and Packages begin at $800.

Various products include thick paged leather albums, large wall art on metal or canvas, acrylic blocks, heirloom glass box with all your images printed on either metallic pearl photographic paper or deep Fuji matte photographic paper, and a slideshow/video of your day with music, leather three photo folio. personal Mobile App of your photos, and more.

Glass heirloom box, handcrafted by local artisan These hand-crafted photo boxes are perfect to display your signature 5x7 prints. You will receive your full gallery of prints in a glass box, tied with a silk ribbon for easy removal. Full galleries average approx 60 images.

Mobile App

Your very own customized, personal Mobile App to share your gorgeous websized photos from your phone! Each photo opens so you can see it closely.

Acrylic Block

8x10 Acrylic block, made in Canada


These unique, limited edition USB’s have a copy of your purchased prints on them. They are “Message in a Bottle’ style. Each one has unique antique jewels or decor and can have a mermaid picture of you in it as well! The perfect souvenir of your 2016 Mermaid Adventure!

Your favourite mermaid photo can be put on a design like this and put inside your little USB bottle!! These are so adorable!

"Bonnie was a wonderful photographer to work with. The shoot itself was so much fun and I would recommend her to anyone. The photos came out beautifully and I would love to do another photoshoot with her! It was such a fun day, and who doesn't dream about being a mermaid!" -Ashley Erickson



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That's right! Payment plans are a great way to get EVERYTHING you want in an affordable monthly payment!

Bonne Belle Photography will provide FREE financing for you so you can get what you want. A down payment is required and you get to choose a 2, 4 or 6 month payment plan! Once we're paid in full, your beautiful images will be ordered, so make sure you plan for a little waiting period for your products. If you are planning for a birthday, grad, Valentine’s gift, planning in advance is the perfect way to pay it off before you need your products! 2 credit/debit cards are required.

100% of the profits go back into Project Mermaid Okanagan’s campaign!

Prices are subject to change without notice, You secure your pricing when you book your session.

Call for more info or to book your session!!

Bonnie: 250-717-1662

Email: info@projectmermaid.ca

" Always be yourself, unless you can be a Mermaid, then always be a Mermaid".


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