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...
Orange County Mothers Day Portraits

Orange County Mothers Day Portraits

Mom's are amazing.  And Mother is such an incredible title. Our amazing life literally comes from them and as long as they share this world with us they are always there for us. Here in Orange County Mothers Day portraits are a special gift for your special super woman. Give your mother a gift that all of you will remember forever. Maybe it's a beautiful portrait of your mom displaying her classic beauty like this one I shot of my own mother, speaking of timeless... Maybe the most prominent mother at this time in your life is your wife or daughter or maybe a friend who is a new mom. Gift them a Signature Session and add-on a few extras like extra people or a location and come in with babies, kids or husband and create portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime. Capture these unforgettable moments that the entire family and circle of friends will cherish throughout the growing up years. It passes so quickly, don't miss it. Buy a gift certificate now for your Mother's Day Signature Session with Lori Brystan. Brystan Studios is your best choice for Orange County Mothers Day portraits....
I Love Baby Photography

I Love Baby Photography

I just love photographing babies! They are radiant with pure joy and unconditional love and that radiance is simply contagious. I'm the one playing peek-a-boo with babies peering over the booth at a restaurant and making faces over a mommy's shoulder at the grocery store.  A baby's smile transcends the momentary problems and distractions that overwhelm us on any given day.  Capturing this timeless remedy in a candid portrait will bring a smile to faces and warm hearts for years and generations to come. Being a photographer for over 25 years has come with the blessing of getting to know these special little beings and see them turn into toddlers, teens and now some are even starting their own families and the cycle begins again.  These are truly everlasting memories....
Mother and Daughter Holiday Portraits: A Rustic Retreat

Mother and Daughter Holiday Portraits: A Rustic Retreat

Watch our Video A Rustic Retreat: Mother and Daughter Holiday Portraits here. Let's take a rustic Mother and Daughter Holiday Portraits retreat together!  This woodpile is a favorite location of mine and its close to the studio.  It represents so much of what I love about the holiday season.  It beckons togetherness and hugs.  It reminds us of stories shared around a campfire.  And snuggling close in a winter mountain chill. The woodpile was a perfect setting to capture the heart and essence of entrepreneurial business woman Tracy Darling and her daughter, Bellaa.  Tracy is a dealer of luxury handbags.  We combined this mother and daughter location shoot into a very unique commercial product session for her.  We shot some amazing marketing images featuring a collection of her Louis Vuitton handbags.  Even a quick glance at these portraits brings the smell of woodsy fragrances to mind. Wall portraiture is the art of personalizing space.  It's an easy way to add subtle touches that totally transform your home.  You can design your own rustic room by infusing elements of nature.  Think of a room in your home that might be ready for a little change.  Bring the rustic outdoors right into your space with wall portraits like these. Surround your rustic portraits with a variety of natural and earthy textures.  This includes shelves, bookcases and tabletop arrangements.  Include vintage materials like tin or other worn or hammered metals, cement, wood and glass. Make your rustic room a relaxing, retreat hide-away with the perfect frangrance.  Cedars and sandalwoods bring warmth to any room.  This will make your rustic room cozy and inviting.  Watch the flickering candle flames in the reflection of your timeless portraits.  This is holiday portrait photography.  Savor every moment. If you missed our video A Rustic Retreat above, you can also watch it here.  How can you make this holiday season one to remember?  Is there a time when all of your special people will be together in one place?  If you'd like to capture a family moment like this one, give me a call at the studio and we can talk about a Signature Photography Session perfect for you.  We just might even add a cool...
Orange County Holiday Photography that is Unforgettable

Orange County Holiday Photography that is Unforgettable

Turn Your Holiday Images Into Something Memorable Orange County Holiday Photography is unforgettable at Brystan Studios. Orange County Holiday Photography The holiday season is coming quickly and this is the time of year when memories are made.  Let's make something of them.  Memories stick with us for a lifetime and remind us of special people and meaningful locations.  They take us to places and sights over and over again.  They even bring smells to mind and feelings to the surface.  It's Orange County Holiday Photography time at Brystan Studios. I believe your family is special, one-of-a-kind even.  Your photography should be too.  We are surrounded by images all day, every day.  Like you, I love being able to move fast and furious with hundreds of pictures in my hand.  I share experiences as they happen.  Some are meaningful and some are memorable, but many are forgettable, of course.  Unfortunately, most of these images are very small and stuck inside my smart phone.  They are quickly swiped over by fast moving thumbs and soon lost into the cloudy digital abyss. A wall portrait not only captures a memory, it becomes a memory.  It's remembered each time you enter that special room or place where it lives.  It becomes part of a family's living history.  You share it with guests and visitors, telling the story of that special moment in time. Life has its moments. This holiday season make them unforgettable.  Orange County Holiday Photography is unforgettable at Brystan...
Happy Fathers Day Photography

Happy Fathers Day Photography

Amazing portraits of a father and his kids, even his entire family are the perfect ingredients for true Happy Fathers Day photography. Don't just pull out your iPhone. Capture a true legacy moment. Give him heart and soul.     As an artist I love the opportunity to discover that unique light inside each person just waiting to be shared with those they love.  Every individual is a special composition and story waiting to be told. Let's not overlook the story of the man in our life. Maybe it's a fun family session, or a laughing child or casual gathering of kids and grandkids.  It could even be an intimate portrait of you. Whether in studio or on location there's a meaningful story just waiting to be told.      There is nothing wrong with ties, tools, car parts, or sporting event tickets. But this year, do something unique and timeless. Give him Happy Fathers Day photography of those he loves, or a Gift Certificate for a session that includes the him and the kids or even the entire family. Maybe even just a shoot with him and the kids. Portraits keep our family legacies and the milestones of our lives in front of us everyday. I'm sure we all have visual memories of unforgettable wall portraits in the homes of our grandparents and other friends and family members etched in our minds.      Take a moment and create a legacy moment.  Give the father in your life Happy Fathers Day...