Festive Wedding Photography Puerto Rico Style!

What a better way to start my 2014 wedding year… and end it?

Yes, it’s true: I am no longer accepting weddings as I pursue another chapter in my business which is Boudoir Photography, including Bridal Boudoir. My first and “last” wedding this year took me all the way to Puerto Rico where I had the honor to document Mounty & Michael’s romantic wedding in Old San Juan at Hotel El Convento. I’ve known the bride since she was just the super shy new girl in town; now, she’s like a little sister to me. I adore her so much even when she gives her other big sisters and me grief— that’s what little sisters do! Luckily, we all still love her a lot. ;) ¡Felicidades, Mounty y Michael! Les deseamos a ambos toda la felicidad del mundo!

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Mounty is the kind of person who is always there for you, always. And. No. Matter. How. She was there for me as a bridesmaid on my own wedding day 12 years ago; so, it makes me beyond happy that I was able to be there for her on her wedding day. This video highlights some of the best moments that we all shared together that day: Puerto Rico Wedding Video at Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan … Enjoy it with us as we relive those memories over and over again! (And it was a hot day, oy!)

Wedding Photographer: Bunn Salarzon | Wedding Planner: Maria A. Lugo | Venue: Hotel El Convento (Old San Juan, Puerto Rico) | Officiant: Pastor Cory Casterton | DJ Entertainment: DJ Sugar PDX | Live Band: Grupo Yuvi Plena | Ceremony Music: Pancho Irizarry | Photo Booth: PartyBooth PR | Hair & Makeup: DIDI | Wedding Cake: Little Cupcake Shop | Florist: Lorraine’s Flowers | Gown: Charlotte’s Weddings & More | Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse

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  • Sera Petras - Gorgeous!!04/22/2014 – 11:46 AMReplyCancel

  • christina - exciting! congrats on the new venture, bunn!04/22/2014 – 10:05 AMReplyCancel

  • Jenny Owens - Awe, it’s a shame you are stopping weddings Bunn, but what a wedding to start and end your 2014 season with! Love the video. Goodluck with your new venture.04/22/2014 – 2:51 AMReplyCancel

  • jody savage - oh what a beautiful image, and good luck in your next chapter!!!04/21/2014 – 6:29 PMReplyCancel

  • Rachel May - It’s a beautiful shot! I’m sure whatever path you take next will be full of life and beauty!04/21/2014 – 12:51 PMReplyCancel

  • Trish Barker - Here’s to your awesome talent and where you’re taking it next! Cheers!04/21/2014 – 12:24 PMReplyCancel

  • Meghan Boyer - Such a great shot and good for you for growing so beautifully in your work. :)04/21/2014 – 10:17 AMReplyCancel

  • Lisa O'Dwyer - Excited to hear what the future holds for you! All the best!04/21/2014 – 10:07 AMReplyCancel

  • wendy laurel - good luck in your next chapter!! and lovely wedding04/21/2014 – 9:31 AMReplyCancel

  • Kham - Excellent job, Bunn! I have seen you grow throughout the years and like I have said before, “You never cease to amaze me with your talents!” <304/17/2014 – 6:01 PMReplyCancel

  • Victor - What a great time! So much Love was in the air! And lots of wine… love and wine! Thank you for this video Bunn! Good luck in your new adventure!04/17/2014 – 3:38 PMReplyCancel

  • Rita - BEAUTIFUL!!! thank you for sharing! each time i view pics and videos I relive the amazing 4 days I shared with this beautiful couple, Mounty and my son Michael:-) thank you so much Bunn… absolutely great job!!!!04/17/2014 – 7:35 AMReplyCancel

  • Mounty - Bunn, thank you again! I’m so honored that you dedicated so much energy in capturing the best moments and ensuring the outcome was beautiful! I’m especially honored that you did our wedding before you “retired” from weddings. :) l love you and I love the video!04/17/2014 – 4:55 AMReplyCancel

  • Leann - Absolutely beautiful. I told myself I wouldn’t cry but you got me. Thank you for sharing.04/16/2014 – 10:42 PMReplyCancel

How Children Learn & Teach Us (as we get older)

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

Since she was a newborn, my niece Kaylee spend many weekends with us so Lola has become a different kind of grandmother to her than the others she has in her life. She’s learned to help us take care of Lola in her own way, and she can always put a smile on Lola’s face. Well, most of the time. ;)

//You can follow her Instagram account for more posts on The Lola Diaries. (If Lola could still speak, she may say):

The Lola Diaries - how children learn and teach us

Taking Care of Parents with Dementia

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

When Romie is at his other full-time job, I am home with Lola. This has been our daily schedule since 2007 when Lola moved in with us, our only “break” is when we are at our other jobs. What this different lifestyle has taught me is lots of ups and downs, plus lots of tears out of frustration. I have to remind myself that this isn’t who Lola is, this person who moves super slow and looks at you as if you’re a total stranger … It’s not her, it’s the dementia. Sometimes when it becomes too overwhelming, I try to imagine what she may be going through but is unable to communicate because of the disease. It’s upsetting but allows me more patience that I need to give to her.

//You can follow her Instagram account for more posts on The Lola Diaries. (If Lola could still speak, she may say):

The Lola Diaries - taking care of parents with dementia

Exercise for Older Adults with Arthritis

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

Romie does everything for his mother— everything. He ensures that not only is she eating and drinking for her health, but working out is also included every other day. I’m sure Lola doesn’t look forward to “gym” time, but sometimes Romie gives her “no-no food” on special occasions, such as Christmas, and it comes with a price. :) “Lola’s Workout Video for Yo’ Mama” on YouTube is a must-see so check it out!!

//You can follow her Instagram account for more posts on The Lola Diaries. (If Lola could still speak, she may say):

The Lola Diaries - exercise for older adults with arthritis

Taking Care of Your Parents at Home

When my husband Romie and I decided to be his mother’s caregivers — she would live with us and we’d take care of her every need — we never realized how much it would change our lives … lots of ups and downs. And patience. To watch someone you love slowly lose grasp of the little things the rest of us find so simple to do, like feeding yourself, is not easy and almost heart-breaking. Her name is Pacita, but she’s known as Lola to her many grandchildren and their children. This is Lola’s diary…

Romie is the youngest of nine siblings (one sibling after him died at birth). He has such a huge nurturing heart, and much of that has to do with his faith; his bible is always in his hands every morning when he wakes up. Each Sunday, he gets Lola ready for church and this can get challenging when she tends to move slower on Sundays (haha!). Sometimes, before he even gets a chance to get himself ready, our young niece Kaylee is with us on the weekends so he’s getting her ready, too … Yeah, all this commotion happens while I sleep in. (I felt like I needed to confess that!)

//You can follow her Instagram account for more posts on The Lola Diaries. (If Lola could still speak, she may say):

The Lola Diaries - taking care of your parents at home