Category Archives: Rodan + Fields

Bunn Salarzon - boudoir photography portland


Honestly, I didn’t really take much care of my skin until recently when I’ve seen the results on my mom and some friends. My mom struggled with the effects of poor (yet very expensive) products for over 33 years. She tried one product from my recommendation and now she’s one of my top Preferred Customers because nothing else worked for her, not even a series of dermatology appointments.

I really love that I can work this business from just my smartphone, anywhere in the world. At the same time, be able to juggle my other businesses and available for my toddler while my husband works his regular full-time job.

SAVVI (Women’s Athleisure Wear)

It wasn’t even on my radar to add another business to my plate — not because I was too busy or anything — it was because I felt that everyone was already jumping on this wagon. But, then it dawned on me (as I was Marie Kondo-ing my wardrobe closet) that all these pieces of clothing that I’ve invested in, to dress as a professional, never really helped me much other than appearance-wise. If I was going to replenish my wardrobe, spend the money on new stuff, then I want to make it work for me in the long-run.

So, I finally circled back to that one friend who has been trying to share this business with me for awhile. (That’s you, Krista!) I’m officially a Brand Partner!


Haha! No, I’m not. (Not unless you want to!?) If that was my only goal then I’ve failed it over and over already. I’m just here to share what I can offer and be that connection for you whenever you’re ready to learn more about these businesses. If you so feel incline to share my posts on my behalf, then that’ll help me greatly!


Yes/No. I’m trying to dabble in some real estate (more details to come!).

Currently, the only real estate that I’m managing is my photography studio that’s available to rent for your private events, meetings, photo shoots and more. It’s a lovely little white studio in the Fairview Village that I’m pretty proud of. → Read More

reasons to join Rodan and Fields

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!