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Gisele Bonds established Positive Images in 1989 in order to formally pursue her passion for photography. Positive Images is a full service studio offering portraiture of families, High School Seniors, children, executives, weddings and other special events. With the introduction of her Signature Series, Gisele marked a the beginning of a new story telling style that captures mood and emotion with heirloom finishing. It is Gisele's intent to create a piece of custom art that preserves the heritage of her clients, for future generations.
Ms. Bonds' photographic education began at San Jose State University where she earned a BS in Advertising. However, continuing education is a commitment Gisele makes in order to bring her clients fresh and exciting portraits. Gisele has traveled to Atlanta, New Orleans, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas & Pasadena in order to train with the leaders in the Photography industry. Gisele is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA). In 1998, Gisele was appointed Far West Regional Director of the Professional Photographers Minority Network (PPMN). She was a founding member of the Association of Minority Professional Photographers, (AMPP), and is currently serving as President. Gisele is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Outstanding Service to Profession from Fuji Film 1997
Women of Excellence, Inc Community Service Award 2000
PPC Service Award 2002
PPGBA’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2004