My Baby is all Grown Up

My Baby is all Grown Up

It feels like just yesterday, that I was giving birth to my daughter, Skyler, but then again it seems like forever. I’ve shot hundreds of senior portraits but today it’s for us. Time flies. I remember when I was younger, some of my clients would tell me how quickly their kids grew up and hearing that over and over again really stuck with me. I believe it made me more aware of when I did become a mother, that I would paid attention to every moment and was always present. I never wanted to regret the time that was passing me by. I ended up getting divorced when my daughter was just 2 years old, so I was a single parent for most of her life. We didn't have a big family but we had so much joy, love, laughter and wonderful memories. Of course, I took a lot of photos and for that I'm grateful. Now that she's turning 18 and graduating high school I get to reflect on all the wonderful years and even though she technically now an adult she will always be my baby. For her graduation gift, I am making her a beautiful keepsake album with pictures from every year of her life along with the poems that I wrote her over the years. Being her mother is one of the greatest gifts. When the album is done I will post it and share it. Fall in love with moments. xoxo-...
Spring Flowers Photo Shoot

Spring Flowers Photo Shoot

There are so many amazing Spring Flowers photo shoot locations that I love capturing this time of year.  There are dozens of magical spots within 10 minutes of the studio.  You can find purples, reds, blues, and this expansive field of yellow wildflowers.Every year this field explodes with so many blooms that I never run out of fresh and new ideas and looks. This Spring Flowers photo shoot was an individual Classic Beauty Signature Session featuring the beautiful Paige. I also love shooting Families and Kids Signature Sessions here at this location. There is something about this vast field that effortlessly reflects a person's natural beauty. Shake off the Winter blues with a bright dose of the Spring yellows provided with a bluster of love by mother nature. Schedule a Consultation for your Spring Flowers Photo Shoot today. I'd love to capture your beautiful magic before the yellow is...
Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

Here at Brystan Studios we love Valentine’s Season! Valentine’s is all about love! Love for self, love for others, and romantic love. Lori Brystan is celebrating her 30th Anniversary as Southern California’s premier photographer by kicking off her year-long celebration with a special week at Brystan Studios. For the week of January 23-29, come experience a photo shoot with Lori Brystan that will be unforgettable in every way! Featuring some insane Valentine props that you can choose from while you are sipping pink champagne, enjoying decadent chocolates and listening to your favorite music! You will not want to miss an opportunity to have a photo shoot in a bed of roses, a bouquet of heart shaped balloons or flowers beautifully placed on your body and in your hair! The Brystan Fantasy Wardrobe Collection has expanded too! Still as exotic and ever, but now with additional sizes.   30th Anniversary Special Buy One Valentine Look and Receive a Second Valentine Look Photo Shoot Free Hair and Makeup by Lori Brystan $295 Limited Space Available Week of January 23-29   Lori Brystan has been perfecting her art for 30 years. Starting as an Elite model, she has earned her reputation as a preeminent photographer.  She has an instinctive ability to capture the feeling behind the image, the essence of the person and the true spirit of their soul through her photography and expertise with lighting.   Each photo session if filled with magic by having a professional and hairstyling session with Lori, to experiencing a professional Super Model quality photo shoot.  Each set and prop is personally selected for you!   Gallery photos by Lori Brystan grace the homes of clients throughout the world. Her client list is impressive and she makes friends with everyone she meets. This Valentine’s photo shoot will be a signature experience to a heightened level! You will not want to miss this one-time opportunity.    Spaces are limited. Please call to book your Valentine Signature Photo Shoot to secure your day and time...
Orange County Family Photography by Lori Brystan

Orange County Family Photography by Lori Brystan

Share the Good Vibes. Orange County family photography at Brystan Studios is all about good vibes. And those good vibes are contagious and they will be felt whenever your friends, family members and guests see your portraits, wherever they may be. They should be anything but basic. Start with an amazing location, like our beautiful and exclusive garden.  I love shooting here because we have so many options all at one location.                                                     After a relaxing hair and makeup session, we will choose the perfect garden setting. It might be on my oversized hammock or maybe my one-of-a-kind hanging bed swing. Unique and customized garden location for your Orange County family photography session. Whatever the setting, your portraits will capture the soul and essence of what makes you and your family special.  My absolute most favorite thing is to discover and reveal the nuances that embody the human spirit. I try to accomplish this in all my shoots, whether its a family portrait or an individual.  I'll catch you being your amazing self.  And likewise, when you aren't even aware of it, I'll find the moments where you and your family are simply living life in an extraordinary way. Since I've been doing this for almost 30 years now, clients have taught me a few timeless and very important things.  First and foremost is the lesson of "now".  Don't put off your portrait session thinking that the perfect time or situation will come at a later time.  Do it now, while all the kids are home and not in school. Do it for them. Do it for that special person in your life. Or better yet, just do it for you.  You won't be sorry. Let's create art that just happens to be you and your family. We call it Photography that Captures the...
Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography: The Time is Now. Boudoir Photography.  Because every woman could use a little lift from time to time.  It might be the emotional boost that comes from a self-proclamation like "hey, I'm never gonna be younger than today so I'm going for it".  Maybe it's a reminder of just how beautiful we are and we embrace it.  Sometimes it feels really good just to share something personal like an intimate moment with the one we love.  And it all goes just a little bit further with a dash of sexy thrown in the mix!  I love helping women uncover personal treasures like these. Boudoir Photography: Uncovering Treasured Beauty I believe every woman is treasured beauty.  Sometimes we just need a little help to uncover that reality.  Early in my life I discovered that I've been blessed with the ability to see this in people.  It is my purpose and mission in life to share this blessing with others.  Especially those who cannot see it in themselves. Boudoir Photography: Where "Sexy" Starts When I first meet someone, the revelation rushes in like a river of textures, shadows and color.  It might be a certain angle that you just can't see in the mirror.  Maybe it the perfect lighting environment for you.  Maybe its a mood or expression waiting to be captured.  Whatever it is, once discovered a whole flood of positive feeling, confident emotion and true love is released.  I believe this is where "sexy" starts.  And this is when holding the camera becomes so fun and rewarding for me. Boudoir Photography: Lori Brystan's Signature Creating beautiful, sexy art that captures an individual's soul is my signature.  That's why we call my boudoir photography sessions Signature Shoots and that's why the Brystan Studios Mantra is "Photography that Captures the...