As women, we are constantly faced with feeling the need to compare ourselves to what is considered beautiful on the outside by society. We’re conditioned to believe we have to be a certain [bra]size, hair length, height and so forth to be considered desirable. But I believe what makes a woman beautiful is the spirit she possesses. Regardless of what each of us has been through, it’s inspirational and empowering to feel in control of our own destiny. That’s what makes a woman beautiful.
And…this is why I love working with Breast Cancer survivors. These women are an inspiration to us all, not only facing the hard challenges of cancer itself, but also having survived the unique challenge of being a woman in society in overcoming the emotional and physical changes to their bodies. As our beautiful client, Tracy, stated: “After two double Mastectomies, as well as reconstructive surgery, feeling pretty wasn’t really my thoughts about myself.”
I truly believe in the power of boudoir sessions for women who have overcome breast cancer because there is something so magical and beautiful that happens in these sessions.
“After a few hours with Lori and her amazing eye for what is truly beautiful, I was feeling good about my appearance again, thus, feeling more self-confidence than in the previous 5 months. Lori makes you feel beautiful and magical… What I learned is that I am beautiful, I am worthy, I am cancer free.” ━ Tracy
I feel moved and honored to be able to share these types of moments with other women, understanding the warmth, love and connection that needs to be felt to make it an unforgettable experience for them to remember. I personally have been fortunate to not have had breast cancer (although I have experienced the fear of waiting for test results with my own scares), but I remember my grandmother going through the experience of a double Mastectomy when I was a little girl.
During a time before reconstructive surgery as we know it today was an option for women, I remember my grandmother using bean bags to stuff her bra and the playful and positive attitude she had when I would play with them. I’m grateful my grandmother survived her battle, but I’m reminded of how important the little moments matter in a big way.
Over the last few decades, I have photographed many breast cancer survivors before and after their surgery and I’m always honored to be part of the healing journey on the inside and outside. I’ve learned so much about women being a photographer and this is what I know for sure: they are strong and resilient and the most loving creatures on earth.
I believe you have to be comfortable in your own skin because no one is perfect. Everyone has flaws and no one is exempt from this. When I would look in the mirror my grandmother would say pretty is as pretty does and it always stuck with me.
Surviving Breast Cancer is an experience that makes these women the beautiful masterpieces they are, and if you’re one of these amazing women I invite you to inquire about your own boudoir session and how we can create an unforgettable, empowering and beautiful experience together.
In the meantime, take a moment to watch this beautiful behind the scenes video of Tracy’s session and how we captured her beautiful, strong spirit.
Ready to plan your own special shoot? Let’s get in touch! Let us know how to reach you here.
Valentine’s Day is coming: the most romantic day of the year. Whether you’re single or have an incredibly special someone in your life, chances are, you can’t escape the hearts and flowers.
Whether you’re looking for a Valentine gift this year or you want a pick-me-up that will put you in the best possible mood for your Valentine (even if that happens to be you on the couch with a bowl of your favorite ice cream!), a Valentine’s Day Boudoir shoot can help make this holiday one that you will remember forever.
1. It’s a great time to go all-out with the theme.
Hearts and flowers. Cupids. Soft, sexy portraits that display a playful side—or, if you prefer, red and black tones that will exude the vixen energy you have. There are so many amazing themes to go along with Valentine’s boudoir shoot, including:
The things you love most
The things you and your partner love doing together
Soft pinks and whites
Dark black and red splashes of color
Single’s awareness day: hey, you don’t have to have a partner in your life to make the most of Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate and roses (or just chocolate!)
2. This is the perfect time of year to find the sexiest lingerie.
Around Valentine’s Day, many of your favorite stores will go all-out for the holiday, displaying racks of incredibly sexy lingerie that will be sure to make your mouth drop open when you see yourself in it—not to mention what it will do to your partner’s.
You’ll find plenty of new styles and colors to choose from, which could just mean a new favorite type of lingerie.
3. A Valentine’s boudoir shoot is a great way to increase your confidence.
Do you have big plans for Valentine’s Day—or big plans to enjoy with your partner in the near future? A boudoir shoot could be just the confidence boost you need. After a boudoir shoot, many of my clients leave absolutely glowing—and they carry that confidence with them for weeks and even months after the shoot is over.
Going it solo this Valentine’s Day? A boudoir shoot could be just the push you need to feel confident and comfortable with yourself again.
4. A boudoir shoot can be an amazing gift for that special someone in your life.
A Valentine’s Day boudoir shoot is a great way to show off your sexy side to your partner. You’ll get an amazing opportunity to explore what makes you feel sexy, then show it off for your partner in a way that they might not have seen from you in the past.
It’s an amazing gift that he will be sure to appreciate—and chances are, he’ll show his appreciation in ways you’ll be sure to enjoy.
5. A boudoir shoot can help you feel closer to your partner.
It doesn’t matter if you sleep right next to one another every night or your partner is halfway around the world: sometimes, you want a special opportunity to feel closer—and what better opportunity than Valentine’s Day? As you explore your idea of what makes you feel sexy, you’ll discover new things you want to share with your partner—and sharing those images will help open the door to those important conversations.
You might just reveal a side of yourself that your partner never knew you had, deepening your connection for years to come.
6. You can enjoy your boudoir experience for years to come.
It doesn’t matter if you’re doing it for yourself or as an incredible gift for your partner: a boudoir shoot is a gift that you will be able to enjoy for the rest of your life. As you look at the photos from your boudoir shoot, you’ll get a chance to see yourself through your photographer’s eyes, unlocking your incredible inner beauty and showing you exactly why you should be someone’s much-adored Valentine (even if it’s your own).
This amazing session will capture you exactly as you are right now, which means you will always be able to look back and see that glow—and feel that confidence all over again
7. During your boudoir shoot, you’ll unlock that inner sexy feeling.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you want to feel sexy and fabulous when you go out for a date with that special someone in your life. During your boudoir shoot, you’ll unlock that feeling of sexy in a way that you never have before, setting you up for an amazing holiday.
8. You’re looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day that’s a little unique this year.
This year, why go with the same old stuff you’ve always done? Instead, shake things up, whether you’re with a new partner, the same one you’ve celebrated with for years, or on your own.
Create a new tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will compare many of your future holidays to. A boudoir shoot will be sure to transform your holiday into something magical.
9. A boudoir shoot is an amazing gift for you!
Let’s face it: sometimes you just need to do something special for yourself, and a boudoir shoot is an amazing opportunity to make that happen. You’ll be pampered, have a chance to enjoy a glass of bubbly, and relax as the camera focuses on you. Not only will you have the chance to explore your idea of sexy and unlock your own inner beauty, you’ll get to luxuriate in the feeling that for one day, it’s all about you.
It doesn’t matter if you have a partner in your life to share your images with or you want to do it just for you: this Valentine’s Day, make it happen for yourself. These sessions are an amazing way to pamper yourself, you get to have professional hair and makeup done and lounge around in lingerie ALL DAY. And this year we are including an extra gift to you. We’ve created the ultimate romantic self care package of champagne, a red rose, Godiva chocolates and a luxury candle FOR YOU if you book your Valentine’s Day Session before January 14th!
Are you ready to book your Luxurious Valentine’s Day boudoir session at Brystan Studios? give us a call at (949) 831-3774 to discuss, or click here for our contact form to schedule your session with Brystan Studios.
This stunning client, Dr. Nancy came to us last year to do a Lux 4-Look Boudoir Session in our studio and one of her looks included our new Vanity Fair set that complimented her beautiful, athletic body so well.
Nancy and Lori had such a wonderful connection and she loved her experience so much, she couldn’t wait to come back. After she viewed her images, she exclaimed that Lori will be her photographer for life!
Since Nancy was last in the studio, she went through a 90-day health challenge that she created. Her results were incredible and she was so proud, so she wanted to celebrate her accomplishments with another 4-look boudoir/classic beauty session.
This time we used our newly renovated white room, along with a few other sets with new props and then took her to the yellow wild flowers with our new vintage peacock chair for her final look.
She has also chose Lori to take her Business and Branding images for website, social media and book release (more of that to come later)!
Here’s what she had to say about the session:
“Lori Brystan and her fantastic team at Brystan Studios are simply the best of the best. I am so impressed each time we work on a project together. Her photographs are artistic, top notch quality, and each frame tells a beautiful story that flows and creates a priceless memory. Lori’s creative eye and ability to translate what you desire conceptually is mind blowing. I can’t say enough about the experience you have from the moment you sit in her brainstorming session to the time you get your finished photographs in hand published in a gorgeous book. If you want the best, choose Lori Brystan.” – Nancy
We love seeing our clients grow and evolve, and then come to use to capture these transformative moments in their lives. Whether it’s only a few months or a few years apart, it is so special to be apart of each of your lives. We thank you for coming to us to celebrate who you are!
Want to book your own boudoir session with acclaimed Boudoir photographer, Lori Brystan?
Give us a call at (949)831-3774 or click here to fill out our contact form to schedule your Boudoir Session with Brystan Studios – the Top Orange County Photography Studio!
Many of my clients over the years have expressed that they would like a mini session or a smaller shoot, something quick, easy and affordable.
That’s why we’re introducing mini sessions for a limited time offer for the month of June!
We have many beautiful new studio sets and props for you to select from.
Clients can choose from themes like maternity, boudoir, family, senior year, kids or even business and branding photos. Then pop into our state-of-the-art studio for a quick and easy 30-minute session with us and end up with5 digital portraits you’ll love!
For this month only, we’re offering these sessions for the special price of only $499. With over 30 years experience in the business, Brystan Studios is the premier photography company in the OC. Our attention to detail and commitment to quality keeps our clients coming back over and over.
Book your mini session today!
Give us a call at (949)831-3774 or click here to fill out our contact form to schedule your Mini Session with Brystan Studios – the Top Orange County Photography Studio!
As fun and special as the sessions with my clients are, I know that the real prize is turning these moments into lasting memories through the images we capture.
These will become family treasures as they can gather around a custom family album years later, or add to a growing gallery wall of favorite images adorning their hallway.
Coffee Table Books + Custom Family Albums
One option is to compile your favorite portraits into a custom made hardcover album you can display in your home as a museum-quality coffee table book or even featured on a tabletop easel. These artisan-crafted albums create a powerful visual story, unfolding page by page.
Portraits to Hang on Your Walls
If you want to revisit the laughter and smiles each day as you walk through your home, there’s no better way than with timeless wall portraits.Collect these one-of-a-kind pieces over the years to showcase a timeline of cherished moments and meaningful milestones with your family. You can style your art according to your home’s exact aesthetic, with genuine wood frames, hand-stretched wrapped canvas or contemporary museum finished portraits.
Choose from the Highest Quality Materials to Match Your Home’s Decor and Style
After your session, we help you choose the materials and styles that’ll match your home’s decor and style.
Select from a variety of premium materials, frames and mat styles, and modern finishes, to further personalize your works of art.
Plus – did you want my BEST tips for planning your family photo session?
Your family is your world and creating new memories with them is incredibly special.
You want to document these special times in your family’s journey with amazing photos that you can display proudly in your home.
I want to invite you to download “7 Tips for a Memorable Family Portrait Session You’ll Cherish Forever”, so you can feel confident before you even step in front of the camera. You’ll learn all about choosing the right photographer, designing your session, what to wear and what to expect afterward. This guide covers all the bases!
$299 Special -💕 This Valentines Day💕 Book a Boudoir photo session today! This includes professional hair and make up with three set/outfit changes.
For years I’ve dreamt of creating a beautiful flower wall with all of my favorite colors. I finally made my dream come true and now I wanted to share it with you! Let Love Bloom this Valentine’s Day with a portrait of you in front of our custom made flower wall! From true love to self love, this wall will take you into a romantic fantasy. Of course, it makes for the perfect, sexy gift that both you and your special love can cherish together. So start dreaming with me about the possibilities and give us a call to start planning your session today.
Reserve your Valentine’s Session before January 25th Limited sessions available. Call Now 949- 831-3774
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