Reviews

Where do I start…Lori is awesome! I went in for a shoot because I was going through a break-up and needed quality time for myself. I decided to do the "white sheet" photo shoot! OMG they made me look like a model! Haha, well at least that's what I told myself.  The pictures were amazing! No joke! Also, keep in mind the shoot was totally nude! I had never done anything like it but I admit I felt at ease and it was a great experience!!! I will definitely go back....It's a bit far from where I live but worth the drive! - M.R I have taken a lot of photos but hands down the images I just shot with Lori are the best ones I have even taken. She is such a gifted artist! She has an eye for composition and she knows how to capture images that are the ultimate expression of beauty and sensuality. Thank you Lori! - Rejoy G Hard to believe it's been almost 20 years since meeting Lori and finding Brystan Studios! What a BLESSING in our lives to have Lori capture new LOVE between my husband and me all those years ago. We treasure the photos that make time stand still and bring us back to the essence of that Love that has carried us through. Lori doesn't just snap a photo, she peers into your Soul and actually brings that into FORM through her incredible GIFT as a photographer. She has continued capturing our treasured moments through the family photos with our daughter throughout the years. From the precious Angel picture at two, to the magical fairy girl in the tree at four, all the way to her Senior Portraits and our Holiday Cards. Lori's photos grace the walls of our home and our coffee table. THANK YOU LORI for all you do to enhance the lives of everyone who comes to Brystan Studios! I'm so Grateful! - Michelle A Lori Brystan is a professional photographer, and she is incredible!  I had portraits done to celebrate my birthday and I'm glad I found her studio. She does everything herself - hair, makeup, styling, lights, etc. She directs you but takes into account anything specific you want or are looking for.  If you want the standard cookie-cutter photographs that you would get at Sears, then go to Sears. If you want incredible photos that you never imagined anyone could take of you, then go to Lori. She is amazing! Like I said at the beginning, she is a professional photographer, which means that you pay for the sitting and you pay for each photo you buy separately. You do not get any of the negatives or digital photos - those belong to her.  So the entire thing is likely to be very pricey, but you get timeless photos in exchange, which to me is worth it. -D.W Wonderful place, great work, highly recommend!!! -Mary K

Lori Brystan does amazing work. I had a great photo shoot with her (even if my bulldog destroyed her studio). -John Reiss Lori has taken my white sheet session and other professional photos...they are my most cherished photos and always will be! The photos that Lori takes can be as risqué or conservative as you wish. She has a way of making women look and feel so incredibly sexy. And the man in your life, well let's just say he will love the photos too! And that is an understatement! -Kathy O'Kelley Lori, my pictures came today. I think they look so amazing...and so does my husband. Thank you for this wonderful gift that will last forever -Tera Walker I wanted to do a very specific boudoir shoot for my husband so I went ahead and gave it a shot. OMG!!! First off, the staff is so welcoming and professional. I'm SUPER self conscious about my body and doing a boudoir shoot was SO out of my element, but Lori made me feel so at ease, comfortable and I actually started having fun! I usually hate every picture taken of me, but out of the 50+ photos Lori took, I could barely narrow down ANY I didn't like. I can't WAIT to see my album and I'll definitely be coming back for more portrait sessions in the future! -Kimberly Mounsey Your work stirs the soul! - Lisa Lori Brystan is a true artist, a Da Vinci. She uses her palette to bring out the best in her subject and then she captures their essence, heart and soul in her photogtaphic work. Lori did my headshots in 1997, 2002 and now again in 2010. Lori also gently guides her subject in a relaxed atmosphere and the results are always remarkable. She also sees the inner beauty of her subject while framing the external aesthetic. After working in the Hollywood industry for over 25 years, I was thrilled to find an exceptional photographer here in South Orange County. -Maria M I was referred to Brystan Studios through a coworker to have some pictures taken for my Engagement. I am not a "girly-girly" so to speak, but Lori made me look & feel like a Super Model!!! They were very warm and friendly from the moment I came in the door. I would definitely recommend Brystan Studios. -Lisa B Wow, I love my headshot! Branding myself in a new career is so important. My office was directed to another photographer but I couldn't use them! Then I went back to the person who has captured my familys moments. Lori Brystan is the best - Laurie Brooks    One of the greatest gifts I have ever received was a recent photo shoot at Brystan Studios. I have heard for years that Lori is the best photographer ever but not until I got to experience her did I know that it so true. First of all she makes you totally comfortable and has a special gift of finding the beauty of every client she photographs. The whole experience made me feel like a princess for a day and the photo's are a true work of art that I will cherish forever. Thank you Lori....you are not only kind and caring you are an artist!! -Terry M I felt it was one of the best things I ever did I am still in love with every picture! Lori is a wonderful photographer, she makes you feel so special! I want to go again!
-Donna Smallwood "I love, love, love my maternity pictures and I am so glad I did them. I think I am beautiful and am very grateful that you made me remember myself that way." -Karen "How did you do it? I didn't feel pretty, but you captured me and my belly in such a pure and timeless moment. My maternity portraits will hang in my house to remind me of how I felt on the inside, but didn't think my outside matched! It does. I feel beautiful!" -Laura If you want to awaken your inner Goddess..get in front of Loris camera and let her transform you. -Tera Walker To say that Lori Brystan is just a photographer, is an understatement. Serving her community with such a great purpose. Time spent with her does the soul good... a magical experience filled with love & laughter. Blessed to me a client of 20+ years. -Dawn Marvin Tucker I had a viewing yesterday and the maternity shots came out amazing. I'm very excited to surprise my husband! =) Thanks Brystan Studios! -A.M Lee Hello my friends - I had the distinct HONOR to meet one of the BEST Photographers in Southern California. She really captures the SOUL like no other! BRAVO LORI!! -Jason Michael Henson I absolutely hate having my picture taken!!! This is the only time I have ever enjoyed and they came out fantastic!! Lori is amazing! -Angela Pruitt Just picked up my photos from they turned out better than I could havd ever imagined. -Cathy Sims Trench Where do I begin? I was so nervous to see my images but you made me feel so comfortable and confident. I love looking at my pictures that I have hung on my wall and could not have done it with out your advice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Wow-Wow-Wow. I never thought in a million years that I could take a good picture. They are beautiful and timeless of me. After 20 years of marriage a spark with my husband was re-lit! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate you sharing your amazing talent! Thank you! -Debbie A warm Thank You for making my wife and I feel so comfortable. We will cherish our portraits in years to come. -Bill What a great studio! I felt extremely comfortable with Lori and she did my makeup and hair. I loved the actual shoot-painless, quick and the pictures are all artwork! I went back for my viewing and everything was wonderful. So kind and helpful and wasn't afraid to give her opinion when I asked which ones she liked. The WHOLE experience was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat! The pictures came out UNREAL! That's all I can say! You PAY for what you get in life and let me say the price you pay for these shots, is nothing when you see the reward in the work she does! - Carrie A   Lori Brystan and her staff go out of their way to give you the ultimate in a professional photo shoot, whether in her well appointed studio or on location. I was very happy with my photos and the selections she helped me make. She did my hair and makeup and offered me clothing to wear from her personal boudoir collection. I've spent good money having my hair and makeup done and I can honestly tell you that she is perfect in her execution. So much so I wish I could use her as my makeup and hair artist for special occasions. I felt like queen for a day. She also taught me how to pose and this has helped me with photographs from friends and family ever since. (To me that's priceless). I've never felt comfortable in front of a camera and always seemed to blink or move at the wrong time, now I have renewed confidence and some great memories to have forever. -Loraine A Brystan Studios is the best! Jackie was the photographer for my shoot. She was great. She did a great job touching up my make-up and she made me relax. It showed in the photos. I was expecting maybe to like one picture as a gift for my husband. But when we went for the viewing, my husband like the pictures so much, we ended up purchasing a 40X60 canvas for our living room! My husband and I are planning to have Brystan Studios do a couples portrait for us next. If you want truly special photos, Brystan studios is the place to go!  -Vicki Lasky
I just wanted to say thank you for doing my headshots for my 50th birthday! I have gotten so many compliments on this shot that you cannot imagine. As I embark on launching my new speaking and coaching career website I am overwhelmed with clients and associates I network with how amazing this shot is and how professional. The flexibility of the shot allows me to use parts of the shot for whatever the need is for waist up or head only and so many more options. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have made this part of my professional presence a no brainer!!! Ready for more...
- Dia Matteson Oliveira
Really there is never a person that comes into my home and doesn't mention the great portrait of my kids...It was a moment in time captured foreverLaurie Brooks