Celebrate Marriage

Celebrate Marriage

Celebrate Marriage with Michael & Me ...It's our first anniversary already! I've got to tell you it's been the best year of my life and I can't imagine it any other way. Sure there's been challenges.  Just imagine what life with 2 artists (me, the photographer and Michael, the musician) under the same roof can be like.  However, the adventures we've explored together and the totally amazing good times far outweigh the challenges.  Besides that, we are fans of comedy and drama and both of us bring plenty of both to the table! Yes, We Do Weddings Many of you have asked about our wedding over these past months so we wanted to share our photos and highlight video from the ceremony and reception. I also want to thank my amazing photography team at Brystan Studios for the excellent coverage they provided, as you will notice in our highlight video and in the gallery below. Since we're known by reputation as a portrait studio, I'm often asked if we do weddings. As you can see, the answer is yes! See more of our wedding and couples photography here. If you or someone you know is getting married, let Brystan Studios help you celebrate marriage. Watch our Wedding Highlight...
How to prepare for a photo shoot

How to prepare for a photo shoot

  How do I prepare for a photo shoot? I get this question daily. Here's what I tell our clients. The most important thing is to keep it simple, relax and have fun. This applies to everyone for any type of shoot. How do I prepare for a boudoir shoot? Do I bring my own wardrobe? Do I do my own hair & make-up? Do I spray tan? Can I bring a friend for support? All of these are great questions. You'll want to bring a beautiful black bra & panties with you and thigh high's if you want to wear them. If you're doing a bridal or a softer look, bring a beautiful white (or light colored) bra and panties and thigh highs. Feel free to bring a sexy bustier for your shoot. Over the years, we've invested in several beautiful items that you are  welcome to use. We've got beautiful wraps, jewelry, hats, gloves and gorgeous feather boas. We have a large wardrobe, hair and make-up room. You can upgrade your shoot to include hair & make-up if you would like. We ask that all clients come with their hair styled as they normally wear it and we will add soft curls & spray to their hair. If we are doing your  make-up, we like to do the full make-up for you. We've got every colors for every skin tone. Our photographers are also highly trained make-up artists. Then there's the spray tan question. No, no, no, please don't spray tan. Spray tans on occasion can be nice but never before a shoot. You just don't know how the color will turn out or how even the coverage will be.  You also wouldn't want any of the color to rub off on your clothes or the sheets during the shoot. We know how important it is to bring a friend for moral support. Boudoir shoots can be a little intimidating if you haven't done one before. Please feel free to bring a friend with you however, for your sake, we don't allow friends, boyfriends or husbands on the set. We want you to feel your most comfortable and not self conscious. Last but not least, don't wait until your body is in "perfect shape". Most of us never feel like we're in the best shape. Trust that our photographers will play upon your finest features and create beautiful works of art for you....
I Do! Do You?

I Do! Do You?

To say the words "I do" to the person you love is the moment where your life will change as the next chapter unfolds. Let us be the ones to capture that moment on your wedding day and treasure it in one of our beautiful wedding books. Welcome to the next chapter of your life! Make it a beautiful experience...
San Juan Capistrano Train Station Photo Shoot

San Juan Capistrano Train Station Photo Shoot

I wanted to share a few shots from last months vintage train station "Look of the Month." Master Photographer Lori Brystan took Lori Ward to the beautiful San Juan Capistrano Train Station for this stunning photo shoot. Mrs. Ward was so excited for this shoot because she was getting her pictures taken as a wedding gift for her finance who she met on a train! She looks absolutely amazing in her leopard dress, with red accents and the old red train behind her! These pictures are truly timeless and will make the most amazing gift for her soon to be husband. Do you have anyone who would love a special portrait of...
Orange County Classic Portraits

Orange County Classic Portraits

Sometimes you don't need any reason what-so-ever to have professional portraits taken. It doesn't need to be for business, or family or even a gift for a significant other. Sometimes professional portraits should be just for you. Brystan Studio is brilliant at capturing classic beautiful photographs. Orange County Classic Portraits is a gift for yourself that you will have for a lifetime. In an age where pictures can be captured on just about any device, professional portraits really stand out. Brystan Studios Orange County will bring out your best self in all your pictures. Why not treat yourself to something...