Bunn Salarzon - at home newborn photo shoots

Newborn Photo Shoots at Home in Portland Area

When my clients go through the various milestones in their life, I get to grow with them and get invited back to document the next special chapter in their book. They start as single ladies to newlywed brides to new mommies, and I am there with them every step of the way. This feeds my soul and to think it all started with a simple camera. //To inquire about my Portrait Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST). Follow me on Instagram where I post daily.

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Tasteful Bridal Boudoir Photos

A bridal boudoir photo session doesn’t have to involve too much props or anything; you can keep it very minimal and just focus on the bride-to-be. To me, it’s always about the client… if there’s too much props then it just takes away from her then she becomes secondary when our eyes should go straight to her. //Model: Carly Jean //Dress: Ania Bridal //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

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Bunn Salarzon - home family photo session

At-Home Family Photo Shoots Portland, Oregon

I truly do love at-home family photo shoots; there’s so much more meaning when photographing in someone’s home. I am not known for backgrounds in my photos at all; if anything, I am known for how I seem to connect families in photographs rather than make them look posed or disinterested (in being photographed and/or each other). It’s not always easy to do, though! But, I try. The best way for me to get families to connect in photo is by reenacting how they are naturally without the camera around. And having yummy candies readily available works for when I need to bribe kids— and dads! haha!!

//To inquire about my Portrait Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

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What are the 10 reasons why I joined Rodan + Fields?

As a boudoir photographer, I have photographed hundreds of women (and men!) working very closely with my clients and models. When I look through my camera lens, I see how people are shy or not confident because they feel they have flawed skin. When I move in close to them with my camera, I can see the fear and insecurity in their eyes … I want to help them see how beautiful they are and help them feel good about themselves. Amazing skin equals confidence, and that translates to great photos— without Photoshop!

Recently, I discovered Rodan + Fields, its products, and business opportunities. I didn’t realize that I’ve heard of R+F before … it was because I used Proactiv® Solution when I was in my mid-20s! Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are the Stanford-trained, board-certified dermatologists behind the highly successful acne treatment line Proactiv® Solution, and they still maintain their private clinical practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since I was already familiar with their other products, I was very intrigued to learn more about the business opportunities as a way to grow my own business, avoid the 9:00-to-5:00 jobs, and stay out of corporate America completely. And I wanted to continue to be my own boss and make my own hours; take a sick or vacation day without anyone’s permission.

Here are my 10 reasons why I joined Rodan + Fields as an independent consultant:

  • I know a lot of people who suffer from bad skin and I see the negative impact it has on their confidence. My mother has dealt with sun damage and skin sensitivity ever since we moved to the U.S. She used to have amazing skin when we lived in Laos and Thailand, which I luckily inherited. Now she tries to cover up the blemishes with whitening foundation that doesn’t look natural on her dark skin, and I know it’s because she’s insecure about herself. I want her to feel beautiful!
  • I see the benefit of a flexible work schedule. Rodan + Fields can be worked from literally anywhere, which is an amazing benefit because I travel a lot for work. Not to mention, R+F is the Fastest Growing and 2nd Largest Premium Skincare company in North America. Most importantly, I love knowing that this business is truly turn-key. I don’t have to start from scratch or reinvent anything; I’m being handed information that I need to grow my business.
  • I love that there are NO parties, NO inventory, NO paperwork, and NO territories! The most successful teams with Rodan + Fields are full of people who support and encourage each other and truly celebrate each other’s successes.
  • It’s never too late to start taking proper care of your skin. I often travel to tropical destinations and I am in the sun a lot. … It wasn’t until I turned 40 this summer that I started to think about all the hours I have spent outside without proper sun protection. Sun damage may not be noticeable until it’s fairly advanced; but, it’s never too late to start taking care of your one and only skin— Don’t wait! Do it NOW!!
  • R+F provides an alternative business opportunity. While I love working as a photographer, I realize that my body will not be able to handle the lifting and long hours in front of the computer forever. My husband and I dream of becoming parents, whether via fertility treatments or adoption. He is 52 and we cannot depend on his income for everything; how will we be able to afford the high fees on our current paycheck? R+F business opportunities give me hope.
  • I am not alone with Rodan + Fields. When I started my photography business in 2007, I spent at least $7,500 of my savings to buy a professional-grade camera and lenses, laptop, software, and workshops then I was on my own to figure things out … and most of the time I felt so clueless what to do; lots of trial and error. There weren’t many people who were willing to help because they feared sharing their “secrets.” I learned too quickly that this industry was a dog-eat-dog world. With Rodan + Fields, I have a big team of business partners who I can turn to whenever I have questions, need ideas, or just need inspiration to keep going. They’re also my friends who are always available to share valuable information with me because if I grow they grow, too!
  • Rodan + Fields offers a 60-day Money Back Guarantee on every product they sell, including their business kits, so I absolutely had NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain! My photography business didn’t have anything like this for me, so I was out every single penny until I could book a solid wedding without discounting my skills. Then more came out of my savings for tax!
  • My dream and goal (and ultimate reason for starting this business) is to allow my husband to retire early so we can actually have time together— after almost a decade of seeing each other for only a few hours in the morning because we took turns to take care of his ailing mother. We put our lives on hold, but now we need to find ourselves again. He works so hard every day and I want to spend life together with him, not apart. This would be a dream come true for both of us!!
  • I can see my friends and I growing our own individual businessestogether. I know many people who don’t think they have what it takes to have their own business. We’re all different: photographer, makeup artist, personal stylist, fitness trainer, working/stay-at-home mom, baker, teacher, student, nurse, etc. What’s amazing about this opportunity is that there is a very easy to follow process to making your business a success, your team is there with you every step of the way, and anyone can make it work!
  • I’ve seen how amazing my friends’ skin looks after switching to R+F. I’ve seen them thrive and flourish as consultants. I want that for me, too! Do you?

//To learn more about Rodan + Fields Preferred Customer Perks & Business, please complete the Contact form or call (503) 308-8228. Then follow me on Instagram for daily inspirational posts about my own journey as an Independent Consultant, and how you can join my team; we’d work together on building your own business!

When I was in Siargao, Philippines, which is the home of Cloud 9, a surfer’s paradise and one of the Top 10 Surfing Destinations in the World, I did a little spontaneous “engagement photo session” for a sweet couple that I just met on the island… Actually, it was a tiny island in the middle of the ocean and it was just the two of us couples. So, they couldn’t really say no to me! haha!! I hadn’t planned on shooting portraits that day so I only brought my Canon 40mm Pancake lens which is wider than I typically shoot. The couple allowed me to pose them as if they were doing lifestyle engagement pictures even though they were not engaged at the time.

It was supposed to be only a 10-minute session, but we ended up hopping around to the same islands so we settled for lunch together in the straw hut they rented and I just kept my camera pointing at them the entire time. I’m sure they were texting their friends of the weird Asian-American girl who is stalking them. But, I think because my husband is also Filipino it made them trust me a little more. ;) Lifestyle images are what I love that showcase the couple’s time together; we got enough smile-at-the-camera photos so that’s when I like to focus on the editorial style stuff. It’s like looking at a page from their travel journey in pictures… We get to be a part of their adventure like a fly on the wall. It was as if I was their personal vacation photographer, and I like the sound of that!

//To inquire about my Destination Wedding Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228.

This first image was actually taken on my iPhone; gotta love that panoramic feature… Siargao is stunning!! (Follow me on Instagram where I post often.)

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