About Lori

Lori Brystan Orange County PhotographerI believe a great photograph stops the hands of time, captures the magic of a moment, is unique from every other, and will last a lifetime.

Photography is like painting with light. Where there is light there is beauty waiting to be uncovered.  Family is the light of my life.

Beauty is found in the simple things- wind in the trees, the spontaneous smile of a baby, acts of love and kindness, and moments of sadness. Where light is removed you find depth- deep, dark and dramatic.

~ Lori Brystan

Founder and master photographer Lori Brystan has been perfecting her art for more than half her life.  After starting her career as an Elite model, Brystan found her true passion, photography.   She has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent photographers in Southern California.  Brystan has the instinctive ability to capture the feeling behind the image, the essence of the person, and the spirit of their soul through her photography.

Lori draws on her passion for the art of light and film to uncover the hidden magic of her subjects.

Lori launched Brystan Studios in 1987 and over these past 25 years has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent photographers in Southern California.  Brystan Studios is a full service studio where clients from all walks of life and business discover the special uniqueness of Lori’s work.

What makes Brystan Studios unique is the editorial style photography, attention to detail and an extensive variety of sets and props personally selected for every client as well as professional makeup and hairstyling.

Brystan’s work is included in national publications such as Elle Décor and Family Circle.  Brystan’s impressive roster includes celebrity and commercial clients.  Her photography permanently graces the homes and of thousands of loyal clients.

Brystan’s work expresses individualism, depth and most importantly inner beauty.  The photographs become unfolding stories captured forever. Her sense of style beauty and fashion earned her recognition as one of Orange County’s most influential personalities. She is Beauty Editor for the popular lifestyle blog “Greers OC”. Brystan is the creator and producer of “Show Supper Club” a music and entertainment event production company.