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Sisters Photo Studio Session
Sisters Photo Posing Ideas

This is the Fine Art way of taking photos with your sister for mom.

I’ve worked with these two sisters since they were 9- and 10-years-old, respectively. When we did that photo session, they were in the phase of wanting to run around and chase each other while I tried frantically to focus them with my camera. (It wasn’t easy, yo!)

Then they grew up…

Now, they’re smart and beautiful young ladies learning to navigate their own paths in this world. They don’t make me chase them around with the camera anymore— thank goodness because my knees can’t keep up! Their personalities and fashion styles have also changed which allowed me to capture them in the Fine Art photo style that I love so much. Would you want to do this with your sister? (Go to my gallery to see more of this lovely Sisters Styled Shoot.)

Senior Portraits Photographer
Senior Girl College Portraits

Senior Portraits… Again?

Confession: I’m a little obsessed with this College Senior Portraits session. We did a few fun shots with her cap and gown at my studio using just the bare white wall. She’s a Fashion & Accessory Design student at SCAD so this style of portraits was a great fit for her. 

This session has inspired me to tap into the market that I’ve never really considered before because not many people invest in their college senior pictures since high school senior portraits are most in demand… But, maybe it’s not too late for me. (Want to see more from this College Senior Portraits session?)

Why are your mini sessions so cheap, Bunn?!

Mini Sessions go super quickly (15-20 minutes) and that’s total time for when you show up to when you leave your session with me. Yeah, it’s that quick!

But, a mini session is perfect for those who just want a few good photos and it’s especially great for little ones who don’t want to have to smile for an hour or so.

(Dads love mini sessions as well so they don’t have to smile for an hour or so!)

They’re called mini sessions because it’s basically splitting up a few fully custom designed photo shoots into many short sessions so they’re affordable for everyone who want professional photos, but not at the regular higher price. (These short sessions must be done back to back on the same date though.)

I shoot only a specific number of frames in a mini session and, due to the time constraint, I am limited to poses and combinations of groupings. However, I always do my best and strive to create images that you’ll love. (No pressure though, right!?)

There will be options to upgrade to receive more digital image files than the five files that are included in my Mini Session price. You can upgrade to more files, plus photo albums from 5×5 to 12×12, and canvases from 16×24 to 24×36. (You’re never obligated to upgrade at all.)

group of girls in swimsuits on sandy beach in Oregon

Beyoncé. Taylor Swift. Ciara. Shakira. They all wear it onstage at their concerts.

One of the most frequently asked questions my clients ask me before their photo shoot is: “Do I have to wear lingerie?” The short answer: NO.

How about a swimsuit instead?

There seems to be a strange taboo about wearing lingerie in private… like, it makes us feel dirty or it’s associated with pornography? I’m not quite sure what it is. But, famous performers like Beyoncé wear it publicly onstage at their concerts all the time.

Sure, what they wear is considered a costume. But, they look like lingerie/swimsuits to me. Heck, most of them are laced and super sexy, almost see-through, so that’s pretty much lingerie. Right?! To be honest, I don’t even know anymore. With the culture trend of social media, nothing is really private nowadays. Everything goes!

But, wearing a swimsuit out in public is just fine yet there are some that I question— in particular, thong string bikinis. String Bikinis, in general, show way more skin et al than most of the lingerie I’ve seen. There’s really nothing left to the imagination. So, yeah, I’ve got lots of questions why that’s not taboo but lingerie is.

The one thing that never changes for me is this: Wear whatever makes you feel your best. Not for others. For you. Do you love how you look in that swimsuit? Then bring that for your photo shoot with me! Together, we will make some pretty great images and no one is going to think it’s silly to wear a swimsuit for boudoir photos.

Bunn Salarzon - los angeles boudoir photographers

The Weather Gods Rain on My Photo Shoots

This is an actual fact.

At first, it was kinda funny… until it wasn’t. A lot of people thought I was just joking… until they realized that I wasn’t. The fact is the weather gods do not like me and always rain on my photo shoots. Did you book an outdoor photo shoot with me? Sorry, but it might rain. Bring an umbrella.

For this particular photo shoot, I had planned it for weeks and weeks prior to flying out to Los Angeles to shoot. My friend Renée tagged along even though she was just there a fews weeks prior for her own photo shoot. She said on the day of her photo shoot in January it was such a beautiful and sunny day as it is on any given day in Southern California. And according to Tony! Toni! Toné!, it never rains there. Until I came along.

It was raining and high winds of 60 mph, breaking rooftops off homes here and there. It was insane!

As we were getting everything ready, plus hair and makeup by Hikari Murakami, we watched news about the chaos that swept the city within minutes. No warning. I drove out to our shoot location on the beach to see if we could still make it work; checked a bike shop about renting a vintage bike for props. It wasn’t going to work, there was just no way we could safely shoot there.

So we headed away from the crazy weather… to Mission San Juan Capistrano. But, they wouldn’t let us shoot inside. Seriously!?

Time was ticking and the weather was barely holding up. What do I do now?! We traveled all this way to create art, but everything is working against us! So, I decided to drop everything— literally! We put everything down on the sidewalk and just started shooting right along the walls of Mission San Juan Capistrano, with oncoming cars, and we just made it work. These are the images I photographed in this narrow spot in, like, 15 minutes. This is what I mean when I look for SPOTS, not an entire location.