About Us

The Bellababies Experience

Bringing a child into the world is a beautiful experience. Tiny feet quickly turn into pattering footsteps heard across the kitchen floor. There are only a precious few months to capture the newness of your baby’s life. Bellababies Portrait Boutique specializes in photographing the spirit of your growing family.

We want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so that your portraits look naturally beautiful. With that in mind our portrait sessions allow plenty of time for extra feedings, hugs, and diaper changes. Our attentive staff are trained specifically to get your child happily engaged and interacting with the photographer to capture those adorable smiles and giggles that you will want to treasure forever.

The Photographer

Kristi Zontini picked up her first camera when she was twelve years old and photographed everything she could. When her high school began offering photography classes, she signed up immediately. Kristi was utterly fascinated with how the photographed image appeared on paper. She loved photographing friends and was thrilled when one of the photographs she took of a friend ended up in their high school yearbook as her friend’s chosen senior portrait. This was Kristi’s first published image, and she was hooked!

In the beginning Kristi photographed weddings exclusively and loved to tell the story of a couple’s wedding day. Eighteen wonderful years later Kristi is finding joy photographing babies, children and families.

Professional Photographer Certification

Kristi earned her Professional Photographic Certification through the Professional Photographers of America, the leading certifying agency for imaging professionals in the world. When you see a photographer displaying Certified Professional Photographer seal, you can be sure that he or she is among the less than 3% of all imaging professionals who have successfully completed and maintained the requirements. Those who have earned the Professional Photographic Certification have passed a comprehensive written exam measuring their technical expertise, and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval.

 

PPA-certified

The Studio

The studio is located in a historical home in Montrose with a welcoming front porch, beautiful studio garden, and several stunningly designed rooms and nooks perfect for portrait sessions. Instead of using backdrops, we prefer to capture you and your family in a more comfortable setting to create natural looking portraits. A portion of the house has been converted into a viewing room with a large television and a comfortable sofa where you can sit and relax while viewing the images from your session. Here you will be surrounded with beautiful samples of our portraits and specialty boutique items.