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Sexy Kimono | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

When this Miss M said she wanted to bring kimonos instead of lingerie for her boudoir shoot, it was a new experience for me and I thought it might be a challenge to make a kimono look sexy. But it wasn’t at all. I absolutely love the draped look and how it ties in her culture as well, making the images more unique to her. They also allow for a more modest look, which is what she was going for and we pulled it off beautifuly.boudoir photography portland oregon

 

I asked Miss M some questions about her experience and here is what she said:

Describe your body in 5 words
aged, dull, fat, puffy, dry

What do you love about your body?
taught and functioning

Why did you want to do a photo shoot?
Although I am not happy with myself, I would miss my body in 30s when I become 50s. Thats why I wanted to have it for my memory

 

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Why did you choose Photography by Rayleigh for your shoot?
I saw her work through my clients’. Loved how it turned out.

How did you feel as your were preparing for your shoot?
I was nervous yet I didn’t push myself to get in fit still.

Did this experience change the way you see yourself or the way you think of beauty?
I think it did. She made me feel I look good.

What does “beauty” mean to you?
Confident. Which I was losing a lot lately

 
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What did you love about your shoot? Will you come back some day for another shoot?
I felt very comfortable in front of camera. She made me feel good to do so. I will do it again

How did you feel about being nearly naked in front of the camera?
I was so comfortable. Female photographer is one of the reason, but also her concept of this photograph fits my idea of doing this.

What was your favorite moment of the whole experience?
Getting positive feedback from photographer during the shoot 😉

How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
Amazing.

 

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What are you going to do with your photos?
Mostly I want to put in the safe, but I will put couple of them on the wall

Any advice for ladies thinking about doing a photo shoot?
Go for it! Its fun, and make you feel you are special

What’s your go-to item to wear to feel smoking hot?
Anything silk

 

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Beauty Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973 info@byrayleigh.com

Ms. P | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Ms. P is a basketball coach and she had an amazing shoot with me. I love how we were able to get her feeling all glammed up but still incorporate her basketball to keep her personality in the shoot.

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I asked Ms. P a few questions about her experience and this is what she had to say:

  • Why did you want to do a photo shoot?

    As a gift for my husband and to help my self esteem

  • Why did you choose Photography by Rayleigh for your shoot?

    I liked her pictures and the reviews by other clients. I felt like she would be able to help me feel more at ease with the process and get good pictures as a result.

  • A little anxious as well as excited

 

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  • What does “beauty” mean to you?
    Feeling good about your appearance
  • Confidence, appealing

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  • How relaxed I felt (surprisingly), how well my hair and makeup where done. I will definitely come back for another shoot – maybe something other than boudoir as well.

  • Shy, for the most part, although Rayleigh did a great job of making me feel as comfortable as possible

  • My husband’s reaction when he saw them

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  • Great, beautiful.

  • I gave most of them to my husband who keeps them on his night stand. The “professional head shots” I am using for my business and coaching practice

  • Do it! It was a lot of fun and makes you feel great. The pictures turn out gorgeous and it will make you feel good about yourself.

 

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  • Rayleigh was amazing to work with. She was very professional and quick to respond to all questions and concerns I highly recommend her..

  • Designer jeans and sky high strappy heels (okay, that’s two but they go together!)

  • Think of yourself that way – it will reflect in how you carry yourself and in your smile

 

Contact me today to schedule your own boudoir session!

 

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973 info@byrayleigh.com

Ms. E | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I wanted to share a few photos from Ms. E’s session because I love the bright and airy feel to her photos. Pink is such a beautiful color on her and I love the way pastel colors photograph. The soft sweater gives a softness to her photos. It feels so feminine. Her makeup is stunning as well, don’t you think?

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Contact me to talk more about your own boudoir session! I can’t wait to chat with you.

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973 info@byrayleigh.com

Ms. T | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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One thing that made Ms. T’s shoot so much fun was that she brought a variety of outfits to use for her shoot. Black is a color that photographs really nicely, however, when my clients bring all black outfits, or when they bring all the same style of outfit (such as all bra and panty sets or all corsets) it doesn’t create very much variety in the final photos. So I recommend bringing different colors as well as different styles and maybe even some fun accessories. Ms. T brought a cowgirl hat, which made for a fun look.

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973 info@byrayleigh.com

Ms. K | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet “Ms. K.” She’s a beautiful 49 year old woman who spent the day with me being pampered with professional hair and makeup styling and a boudoir photo shoot. I asked Miss K a few questions about her session experience so that we could share her thoughts with those of you who are considering a boudoir session.

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 I am turning 50 soon & wanted some nice pictures of me before I got too old.

 My curves.

 I feel okay with my age. I feel like I did at 20.

 No. I feel the feeling of sexiness comes from within.

 Your ability to go with the file & accept who you are … Inside & out.

 

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What does “beauty” mean to you?
 Liking who you are & being content. It’s shines through from inside.

What does “sexy” mean to you?
 Accepting your body & learning to enjoy that.

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If you’d like to experience your own boudoir session, I’d love to chat with you about that. Just send me a message! info@byrayleigh.com

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973   info@byrayleigh.com

Ego Boost | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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“I had Photos done for Valentines Day gift. My husband loved the photos, he was thrilled with them and how they were done so tastefully. Rayleigh made me feel very relaxed and was helpful With The posing and picking out the outfits. Her home studio is very warm and inviting. There was no one In the house but Rayleigh, the makeup artist that came did my hair and makeup then left and myself. I laughed and thoroughly enjoyed my time. Extremely pleased with the entire experience and recommend it to every woman, it is a fantastic gift and a great boost to the ego.”

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Apple Strudel | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet Kathrin.   She is from Germany and was such a joy to work with. Her and her husband were so kind. They own a German bakery in Portland. When Kathrin came to my studio for her shoot, she brought me some apple strudel. OH. MY. GOODNESS! It was like eating a piece of heaven. I really need to make a trip over to their bakery for another! Kathrin wrote me a really nice review on Yelp.com.   This is what she said…

I just finished my boudoir photo shoot with Rayleigh and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I want to do a photo shoot for a long time, but you need the right person to take your picture. I’m very pleased with Rayleigh. she gave me the confidence i needed. she guided me in the right moments. i’m not perfect, but if you see the picture in the end, it feels like maybe i em perfect.   i’m very proud of my pictures.

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Please contact me to schedule your own boudoir portrait shoot.

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

Happy Birthday, Hubby | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Kathy had a bunch of gorgeous images from her shoot but I wanted to just quickly share a couple of them with you. This is what Kathy had to say about her shoot.

 

I recently did a boudoir photo shoot with Rayleigh to get pics for my hubby’s birthday. Rayleigh made me feel very comfortable during the shoot and I had a great time. The pictures turned out wonderful and hubby couldn’t be happier. Thank you!

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

Guns & Pearls | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

One thing that can make your boudoir shoot truly unique is to bring props that are personal to you or your man. Angie brought in her man’s guns for her shoot. It was fun coming up with unique poses that could incorporate the guns. Plus, the guns made Angie look bad-a$$ sexy, don’t you think?

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Contact me to schedule your own personalized boudoir shoot.

 

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com