Category Archives: The Girl Next Door

You’ve seen their images in my galleries and on my Facebook and Instagram pages, now get to know the real person behind each of these stunning images. Not a one of them is a professional model — not that you would know it from their photos — but rather, is the average girl next door. Perhaps she is a nurse, doctor, lawyer, news reporter, teacher, hair stylist, television producer, or a hard-working stay-at-home mom … Get to know them and how they came to find themselves in front of my lens.

Bunn Salarzon - maternity boudoir photography experience

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 VICTORIA

WHO ARE YOU? My name is Victoria and I work in the healthcare industry.

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? (Was this your first boudoir photo experience?) No, this was my 3rd. I wanted to do this for my son and to be able to remind myself how beautiful I looked during my pregnancy.

WHAT DID BUNN OR HER TEAM DO TO HELP PUT YOU AT EASE? Being pampered and having fun. She made me feel comfortable and helped me find the best position that helped me look flattering. (Hair & Makeup: Styled by Chrystal)

 

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." She will help bring out the confidence and the beauty that may be hidden away from the routines of life. This is an experience that every woman should have.

//To see more images of Victoria's maternity boudoir photo shoot, check out Maternity Boudoir Session and also the Maternity Boudoir Photography Gallery. //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.

Bunn Salarzon - beautiful black woman posing on chair

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 CAROLINE

WHO ARE YOU? I am Nigerian and Grenadian. I am a film and commerical producer. Which basically means I take ideas from thoughts and make them real for your enjoyment.

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST-EVER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? This was my first session. I am actually in the midst of what most people would term a mid-life crisis, so I thought it would be interesting to document it and have something to look back at one of the most difficult times of my life so far. My four-year relationship had just ended, and I had recently lost my grandmother who I was very close to. In addition, I am transitioning in terms of my career.

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? (And did you have any fear about it?) To be present and live in the moment. I am quite transparent and open to new experiences so I didn't really have any concerns. Plus, Bunn was so welcoming and real that I simply could not imagine her shooting me in a bad light.

 

WOULD YOU DO THIS AGAIN? (And would you recommend this?) Absolutely! I think it's a great girlfriend experience, also I think it would be a great gift for sisters, friends— anyone really. It can be a very personal moment or a great memory.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." It will change the way you imagine your body.

//To see more images of Caroline's 100% non-Photoshop photo shoot with me, check out "Tasteful Boudoir Photography is NOT a Taboo". //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228. Follow me on Instagram for daily posts (#bunnsboudoir).

Bunn Salarzon - brunette posing on beach in hawaii

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 JENNIFER

WHO ARE YOU? I am a mom of 3 and wife who happens to be a pro photog based in Honolulu, Hawaii. My mother is Thai and my father is Filipino.

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST-EVER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? First time with Bunn, and she made me do it [because she was visiting Oahu].

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? (And did you have any fear about it?) None, I'm game... but I am self conscience in front of the camera; that I would look like a dork like I always do. But I think all women are their own worst critic and will always point out the faults in their bodies before pointing out the good stuff. [Goal] To help build up Bunn's film portfolio.

 

WOULD YOU DO THIS AGAIN? (And would you recommend this?) ...every woman should have this kind of experience. (I dunno [if I would do it again.])

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." Bunn is fun to work with and has a great eye for boudoir photography that is fresh and different from everybody else's.

//To see more images of Jennifer's photo shoot on the beach with me, check out Boudoir Photo Shoot on Oahu. //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

Bunn Salarzon - bridal images of a beautiful brunette

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 ANGELA

WHO ARE YOU? I'm a full-time nurse, mother of two and wife; ½ Korean, ¼ Dutch, ¼ Heinz 57 as my grandma always says (little bit of German, little bit of French and maybe a few other things that got lost in translation).

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST-EVER BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE? No, I have done one other shoot for Bunn.

(What motivated you to do it?) To make myself feel more comfortable with my body after having children. The idea of having a really nice photo of myself to share with my husband made me feel really excited.

WHAT WAS YOUR GOAL? One thing off my bucket list!
(Did you have any fear about it?) CONFIDENCE. Everyone has those "parts" of them they don't love. FEAR. I don't know how to pose or position myself to look beautiful? DISAPPOINTMENT. What if I don't like the way I look in the photos, or what if Bunn doesn't feel is was a successful shoot?

(What was the most enjoyable aspect of the shoot?) Feeling pretty for the day, a day that was all about me. Those moments are rare when you have kids. :)

 

WHAT DID BUNN OR HER TEAM DO TO HELP PUT YOU AT EASE? We laughed ALOT! It wasn't so serious and I felt really comfortable with the team. She really helped me find ways to pose that felt natural.

WOULD YOU DO THIS AGAIN? Not sure, part of me thinks I've marked that project off, feel so happy with the way it turned out. Leave it at that, but then again... I feel so comfortable with Bunn and her team, why not do it again?! Also, you learn something from each shoot, I have new ideas, or changes about the way I looked that it would be fun to try again! (Would you recommend this?) Time after time, again and again. Forever.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: "Every woman should experience a boudoir photo session with Bunn because..." The confidence it restores in you changes your life... (Hair & Makeup by Portland Make-Up & Hair)

//To see more images of Angela's bridal boudoir photo shoot with me, check out Boudoir on Style Me Pretty. //To inquire about my Boudoir Packages & Pricing, please complete the Contact form or call 503-308-8228 (PST).

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).