For every girl still looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, there is hope: Sanford’s newest business venture is opening this weekend! Bon Bon Studios is a unique photography studio specializing in Boudoir, Burlesque and Pin Up Photography. You might want to surprise your better half with a unique, fun and beautiful picture, book or calendar of you… The  photo studio is located at the corner of First Street and Oak Avenue in Historic Downtown Sanford (right behind Quiznos Subs).

Sanford365 had the honor to preview the studio and sets last weekend and to witness a full photo shoot. More about the photo shoot and the grand opening party, including a video, will follow next week but I wanted to give everyone a taste of what Bon Bon Studios will be all about and share some pictures with you. Please note: these are pictures I took during the shoot. Obviously, the pictures produced by Bon Bon Studios will be much better 🙂

Bon Bon Studios currently consists of 6 beautiful and very creative sets that provide the perfect environment for provocative yet tasteful boudoir and pin-up photography.

My favorite set is the “retro kitchen” with an original retro style refrigerator (transported all the way down from Jacksonville) and a stove. Peggy and Sara Nixon, the mother-daughter team that founded Bon Bon Studios in late Fall of 2009, have put lots of love and details into their sets. Another favorite of mine is a country style set with fence, hay and green grass, perfect to shoot for example cute picnic scenes. Then there is also a garage style set with a real motorcycle and a bedroom set .

As Sara explains, each of these sets will appeal in different ways to women, just as every woman has her individual style and character. There is lots to explore and as the shoot goes on, often new ideas are born.

To Sara, who is the photographer and also takes a large part in all image editing, it is important to keep the individuality of each woman alive in her pictures. “When a photo is taken”, she explains, “a lot of the individual qualities and features that we love so much in a person get lost. My job is it to bring back these beautiful qualities in our pictures.” And from what I have seen she accomplishes that very well.

Bon Bon Studios also provides make-up (including fake lashes) and clothing for their customers. After a photo session a lot of work goes into professional image editing. Clients can afterwards view the best pictures in a secure and password protected online gallery and then order prints, books, calendars and other custom photo products.

Girls, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised! Curious to see some samples and learn more about Bon Bon Studios in Sanford? Check out their web site at

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Below you will find the official invite to the grand opening party on January 16th starting at 7pm. Please be sure to RSVP so Sara and Peggy know how many guests to expect.

There will also be an Opening Special: If you order your photo session by February 7th you will receive $75 towards the purchase of custom photo products including calendars, bound books and canvas prints.

Host: Sara and Peggy Nixon
Location: Bon Bon Studios, 107 S Oak Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771
When: Saturday, January 16, 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Phone: 407-480-6693
Sara and Peggy Nixon are delighted to invite you to the grand opening night of their dazzling boudoir photography studio and boutique. Enjoy a night of fun and fascination in a luxurious environment, where indulgence is celebrated. From decadent sweets to a tour of our exclusive and imaginative sets, this event will wow and pamper you. Please bring your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, just let us know how many will attend. We hope that you can join us for this unforgettable evening.