Category Archives: Bunn’s Boudoir

I am a boudoir photographer based in Portland, Oregon, where I’ve been fulfilling my mission of helping women feel beautiful since 2007. Many of the images you see here were taken in the great City of Roses. I primarily shoot indoors— sometimes in my client’s home, but I also shoot in my studio, which is located in Northwest Portland. I shoot occasionally with other backdrops as well. These images form the foundation of how I came to be recognized as one of the best boudoir photographers in Portland. Many of the clients you see here were referred to me by the makeup artist themselves.

Bunn Salarzon - pretty brunette in black lingerie

She may look like a professional model, but she isn't. You may know her ... She is The Girl Next Door.

HER BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT EXPERIENCE WITH BUNN...

MEET JARIN

WHO ARE YOU? I’m Jarin. I do all sorts of things, some of which are hiking, sailing, and painting. My nationality is mixed, but mostly Portuguese/Irish.

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST-EVER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? (What motivated you to do it?) Yes, my very first. Someone had suggested it to me, so I figured, why not just give it a shot? I’m so glad that I did.

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? To challenge myself. I don’t like that I’m uncomfortable in front of a camera, so I wanted to see if I could overcome that. Success! Thank you, Bunn and team! (And did you have any fear about it?) Being photographed! I’ve always been camera shy and pretty uncomfortable with being in the spotlight. The very few times I’d done any kind of modeling no one had told me what to do, how to stand, where to look, etc., I was afraid it might be like that again. I was also concerned that I might not photograph well.

WOULD YOU DO THIS AGAIN? (And would you recommend this?) Absolutely! I would totally recommend this to a friend. It is so important to value yourself inside and out. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to appreciate myself on the outside and I LOVE my photos. (Hair & Makeup by Jein King)

 

WHAT DID BUNN OR HER TEAM DO TO HELP PUT YOU AT EASE? Bunn and her team immediately made me feel relaxed. By chatting, having coffee and laughing, and discussing what kinds of poses and looks we could do. I loved that they helped me pick my outfits and made me feel not just beautiful but also HOT!

(What was the most enjoyable aspect of the shoot?) Feeling at ease in front of the camera which was a big deal for me. I didn’t feel any judgement or negativity from anyone, which was crucial for me and allowed me to relax and be myself. I think the level of comfortability and confidence Bunn and her team encourage is absolutely necessary for photos that are both beautiful and honest.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." Oh that’s simple. Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because she knows how to make women feel comfortable/confident, two musts for great pics!

//To see more beautiful images of Jarin's boudoir photo shoot with me, check out Black & White Photography. //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

Bunn Salarzon - beautiful boudoir image of a woman lying down

She may look like a professional model, but she isn't. You may know her ... She is The Girl Next Door.

HER BOUDOIR PHOTO SHOOT EXPERIENCE WITH BUNN...

MEET CARLY JEAN

WHO ARE YOU? I am Carly Jean Birkey and I am a registered nurse on a cardiac/telemetry floor at one of the hospitals here in the Portland area.

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST-EVER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? This was my first photo session of any sort! And it's safe to say that it will probably always be my most memorable!

(What motivated you to do it?) I was actually approached by Jein King who was doing amazing work on hair and makeup for my friend's wedding. I was one of the bridesmaids and she just asked me if I would be interested in being a makeup model at some point. I agreed, and then she emailed me about doing a combined project with Bunn as a boudoir shoot at my own house! I was excited but also very nervous as it sounded very intimidating. But then I looked at Bunn's work and absolutely fell in love with it, and couldn't have been more excited!

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? (And did you have any fear about it?) Well it's hard to have a boudoir shoot as your first shoot ever! So of course I was reserved about all of that. But Bunn really made it so that it wasn't even about that, she was just capturing the beauty of the photo. It's definitely a skill that comes in handy for boudoir! I had two goals with this shoot. One was that I wanted to capture my youth and fitness— I was training for a marathon and may never be as fit as I was at that time. Also, I bought my house in 2012 and it is a great house to live in as a single woman, but I know that I won't have that house forever. I loved the idea of a shoot in my own home because it created an art piece out of the place I live and love. I didn't really have any fears or concerns— except maybe that I would just be super awkward in all of the photos since I had no experience! But I was having so much fun I would have had a blast either way.

 

WHAT DID BUNN OR HER TEAM DO TO HELP PUT YOU AT EASE? I think one of the best things she did for the shoot for me was her humor. We had so much fun together— together with Jein, the hair and makeup artist, I felt like we were just a few girlfriends that just got dressed up for the fun of it and took pictures. When I would do or say something ridiculous, it was just part of the fun! And the result was that I felt very relaxed and comfortable with her. I think that shows in the photos.

WOULD YOU DO THIS AGAIN? (And would you recommend this?) I already have, to multiple people! I would absolutely do this again, every day if she wanted me to! Except I should probably keep my day job. ;) For me the most enjoyable part was how beautiful Bunn and Jein made me feel. With every different pose and outfit change they both kept telling me how great it looked, etc. This encouragement was invaluable to how I felt after the shoot was over. Before the shoot, I did think I was pretty. But afterwards, I felt beautiful.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." Because it's worth it just for the experience of feeling absolutely beautiful and it is such a good time— not to mention the incredible photos that you get to keep for the memory! Thanks AGAIN Bunn! I love looking back on these photos. I seriously had so much fun that day!

//To see more images of Miss Carly Jean's boudoir photo shoot with me, visit my Boudoir Photography Gallery. //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

Hawaiian Boudoir Photography by Bunn Salarzon

This collection of boudoir pictures was shot on the gorgeous beaches of Oahu … Boudoir on the Beach is what I hope to do more of whenever I visit the island. However, a boudoir photo shoot is not complete without makeup, so Jein King — a professional hair and makeup artist from Portland, Oregon and who is also a native of Oahu — will make sure that you’re picture-perfect for your closeups on the beach … Who wants to shoot with me on Hawaii?? (Model: Jennifer Brotchie)

//To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228. Follow me on Instagram for daily posts (#bunnsboudoir).

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Classic Black and White Boudoir Photography

Through my black and white boudoir photography, each image is forced to speak for itself. Lighting and composition simply complement each subject, creating images of timeless beauty that you will love to share. //Model: Jarin //Shoot Location: In her home. //Hair & Makeup by Jein King //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST). Follow me on Instagram for daily posts (#bunnsboudoir).

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Tasteful Boudoir Photography is NOT a Taboo

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is, “Why don’t you do boudoir photography at The Nines Hotel anymore?” My answer is this: What I do is tasteful and empowering for women, yet most hotels treat it as though it is taboo. I am too grown up to tiptoe around as if I’m ashamed of what I do— I am not. So I’ve basically checked out of using fancy hotels for my boudoir settings. I take great pride in being able to create beautiful boudoir photography that can be shot in my studio or in the comfort of your own home (provided I have adequate light, etc). Who needs room service anyhow?? //Model: Caroline, shot on location in Houston, Texas.

Bunn Salarzon - beautiful shot of woman leaning on wall

These images are 100% un-retouched because Caroline didn’t need it. She has CONFIDENCE. //Makeup by Lynda Esparza (Hollywood’s elite celebrity makeup artist). //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228. Follow me on Instagram for daily posts (#bunnsboudoir).

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