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Limited Time Boho Set | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Bohemian Themed Boudoir Sessions!

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I’ve added a brand new boho style set to the studio that will be available only for the month of June. If you’d like to use this set, make sure to schedule your session for June 2017. Clothing and accessories are also available for you to use.

Shoot me an email at info@byrayleigh.com for more info.

Rayleigh Leavitt
Boudoir Photography in Portland, OR

Victorian Boudoir Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

It’s good for a photographer to do something a little different every now and then to stretch our creative muscles and to avoid burn out. I’m so excited to share the photos from my stylized Victorian inspired boudoir shoot. I teamed up with one of my fabulous hair and makeup artists,  Kim King, for this unique session. It’s so much fun to be able to create a look that is completely different that what we normally do. Some of the photos were on the more dainty, Victorian, side and some of them were more along the lines of an Old West, Saloon Girl theme.

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I purchased the gloves and the choker necklace on Amazon.com. The feathers for her hair were found at a local craft store. I already had the pink corset in my studio wardrobe. For the dress form placed in the background, I used a lace dress I already had and folded the top part of the dress down so it was just a skirt. I added a frilly button-up shirt for the top that I found at Goodwill and completed it with a piece of ribbon for a belt. I just wanted it to look like an old Victorian dress in the background.

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I also had this black corset in my studio wardrobe and I always thought it looked a little too “Country Western” for a normal boudoir session. But it worked great for this themed shoot!

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I was able to borrow a few props, such as the gun (it’s a toy), the holster, and the vintage hat you’ll see below from a local business who sometimes travels to retirement homes and offers free vintage photos for the residents. They were so kind to allow me to borrow them for my shoot.

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

I’m not anything close to being a seamstress. But I know just enough about sewing to be dangerous. I made this little skirt and I really love how it turned out for the photos. Just don’t ask me to make another one because I probably couldn’t repeat it. Haha!

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

The model for this shoot, Kimberly, found these adorable bloomers online.

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

I made this bustle, too, and I’m quite proud of how it turned out. I worked so great for this shoot.

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If you are interested in doing a stylized shoot that is different than what most people do, just contact me with your idea and we can make it come true!

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

Pin-Up Style | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Ava was such a joy to work with. She wanted to do more of a pin-up theme for a portion of her session and I love how her photos turned out. She ended up ordering a large canvas print for her living room, which is the benefit of using an outfit that is more modest than the typical lingerie set. Having private photos for your man’s eyes only is a fun little secret. But it’s also fun to have some photos that you can share with everyone else.

 

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Contact me to schedule your own Pin-Up style session.

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

 

Pin-up Class and Shoot | Pin-Up Photography by Rayleigh

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March 28
11:00am

$50

 

This is an introductory price for a new idea. If it goes well, I’d love to make it a regular event! Includes a pin-up style makeup and hair lesson taught by Kianna Araujo, black liquid eyeliner, a red lipstick sample, a photo shoot by Photography by Rayleigh, and 3 digital images.

RSVP to info@ByRayleigh.com. Payment must be received by March 20th.

Class and photo shoot will take place at the studio of Photography by Rayleigh in Tigard, OR. Bring your personal makeup stash. A small selection of pin-up wardrobe will be provided, and you should bring what you can, as well.

 

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(Hair and makeup in these promotional images was done by Stephanie Yates from Salon Mariposa.)

I can’t wait to see you all there!

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

Valentine’s Special | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Are you looking or a Valentine’s Day gift that will blow your sweetheart away? I can’t think of a more romantic and unique gift than a boudoir portrait shoot.   This special promotion is only being offered for shoots scheduled between January 12th and January 22nd and spots are limited. So contact me now to schedule your special Valentine’s shoot.

 

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

A Pirate’s Love | Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

Christine and Zac came to me with a special project that they wanted to do.   They have an annual Valentine’s Day party at their home in Aloha, Oregon and they thought it would be really fun to decorate their party with a giant photo of themselves that looked like the cover of a Harlequin romance novel.   This is something I’ve never done before but I was totally up for it!   We talked about outfits and Christine found some fun things to wear online that she could pair with a skirt that I have in my studio wardrobe.

The shoot was done in my studio with a plain old blue blackdrop.   Then I used my super snazzy Photoshop skill to add in a sunset ocean scene and a pirate ship floating in the distance.   I also used Photoshop to make their photograph look like a painting.   The idea was for it to be funny but a sexy kind of funny.   I think we pulled it off!    I had my lab print it as a 20×28 size print.   It was a big hit at their Valentine’s Day party.

 

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Themed shoots are a lot of fun!   To book your own themed shoot or just a regular shoot, please contact me!

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

Old-West vintage boudoir event | Portland, Oregon

I am so excited to announce my super fun photo shoot week that has been in the planning stages for months!   On January 11-18th I’m scheduling a limited number of Old-West/Victorian themed vintage boudoir shoots.   These are a lot more elaborate than a regular shoot because the hair and makeup is more complicated and some of the props will be on loan.   Valentine’s day will come sooner than you think and these photos would be a great gift for your Sweetie.   Heck, these are a great gift for you!   Who doesn’t love playing dress up?   I have a number of wardrobe pieces I’ve been collecting in preparation for this event.   Only a certain number of shoots can be done during the week long event, so call soon so schedule your shoot!   If you call soon enough, you might be able to get you and your friends in on the same day for a fun girl’s day out.

 

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boudoir photography portland oregon