Category Archives: Couples Photography

V Family | Beauty Portraits Portland Oregon

Those of you who have followed my work for even a short time know that family photography isn’t my specialty. Especially when it comes to babies. Hand me a baby and I will look at you like a dear in the headlights. Although, I’ll be getting over that soon since I’m expecting my own “bundle of joy” in April.   But when the V Family asked me if I was interested in doing a glam session that included their baby, that was a lot more up my allie than the typical newborn shoot that involves proping up babies in adorable props and hats. So I accepted and I’m glad I did because the shoot went great and I love the photos.

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family and newborn photography portland oregon

family and newborn photography portland oregon

family and newborn photography portland oregon

family and newborn photography portland oregon

Here is what Mrs. V said about her experience.  “I loved my photo shoot with Rayleigh!!! I did a family session with my husband and our 8-month-old baby, and I also sneaked in a couple boudoir pictures, which I’m saving as a surprise for my husband for St. Valentine! I was impressed by how precisely Rayleigh and her make-up and hair professional captured the style of the session that I wanted. I wanted a family and baby photo shoot, but more on the glam side. My makeup and hair turned out impeccable, and the pictures are amazing! I got lots of compliments from my friends and family, and lots of them were asking where I found this level of photography! I have a lot of friends outside of America who do professional photography themselves, and they also mentioned very high quality of the photo shoot. I also loved the process! Rayleigh made it all so easy and enjoyable! I felt confident and beautiful, my husband (who is not a big fan of photo shoots to begin with) was very comfortable and relaxed, my baby was calm and happy. I definitely attribute all that to the wonderful atmosphere Rayleigh creates for her shoots. It was an amazing experience!”

 

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

Brittany & John | Couples Photography Portland Oregon

What a fantastic way to celebrate your engagement or anniversary. Couples sessions are such a memorable activity to do together if you are looking for a creative date night idea. As a bonus, you get to enjoy the photos for the rest of your marriage and pass them down to your children… who will most definitely make fun of your outfits and your hair styles. But that’s the circle of life, right?

couples photography Portland Oregon

couples photography Portland Oregon

couples photography Portland Oregon

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

Couples Portraits | Engagement Photography Portland Oregon

I love photographing couples. Traiz and Jen are a beautiful couple and I loved capturing the loving closeness they feel for each other. Since the time of their shoot, they have become husband and wife. I’m thrilled for them. Maybe I can get them to come back again for some anniversary portraits!

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

Couples Portraits | Couples Photography Portland Oregon

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I met Jess while she was waitressing at our favorite restaurant, Famous Dave’s, when my husband and I were just dating. She said that my husband and I were her favorite couple and she called us her “famous couple.” She loved us so much that she actually came to our wedding. It was awesome! She thought were were an adorable couple. But I think Jess and Stephen are incredibly cute together as well. I loved photographing them. I love the closeness and intimacy you can see in their photographs.     They aren’t engaged, yet, but they’ve been together a long time so we can send well wishes their way for a beautiful future together.

 

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Do you have someone you love? Why not capture your relationship in some beautiful photos? Contact me today to schedule your own session.

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

Best of 2011 Photo Contest | Portland Wedding Photographer

I’ve selected my favorite images from 2011 and now you can vote on your favorite one! There will be two winners. The person/family with the most votes on their photo will win a $50 gift certificate to be used for an album, prints, or another session. I will also hold a random drawing for all those who comment on this blog letting me know that you voted and that winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used toward a new portrait session. The gift certificate may be given to a friend. Here is how to enter:

1. Head over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/photographybyrayleigh and “like” the page.

2. Look through the photos in the album called “Best of 2011″ and “like” your favorite photo. Voting ends 1/12/2012 at 6:00 pm. You can vote for more than one photo if you’d like to.

3. Comment on this blog to let me know that you voted. This will enter you in to a drawing to win the Gift Certificate.

  

Rayleigh Leavitt :  Couples and Wedding  Photographer Portland, Oregon

  541.231.2137 info@byrayleigh.com

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Kimbrie and Josh’s Beloved Session | Portland Photographer

I had SO much fun during Kimbrie and Josh’s  Beloved  session. They wanted photos for Kimbrie’s birthday and although they aren’t engaged to be married just yet, I wanted to put their photos on my wedding blog because this is one of my most favorite couples sessions I’ve done! They were great sports and they let me try something new with them for parts of their session! There is a well known photographer, Jesh DeRox, who came up with a concept he calls “Beloved.” I wanted to try out his technique and I love how it went! I asked Kimbrie and Josh to do certain things, pretend certain things, think about certain things, and tell each other things that would help them feel particularly loving with each other, so much that they could almost forget that my camera was snapping away at them. I was able to capture true emotion rather than nervous smiles. And they had a lot of fun just being together and loving each other. That is absolutely the experience I want for all of my clients!

 

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Kimbrie and Josh, please share this blog with your friends!    If you get 20 comments on this post, I will give you a free mini accordian album with your favorite images.  

 

  Photography  By Rayleigh:     Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography and Videography

  541.231.2137       info@byrayleigh.com