Category Archives: Glamour

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

Mother’s Day | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there. I’m looking forward to a fun weekend with my Mom and Mom-in-law.  Before all the fun, I thought I would share some Mother-Daughter portraits with you guys.

 

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glamour photos portland oregon

glamour photos portland oregon

 

I’m so glad there is a day set aside for us to honor Moms. What are your plans for the weekend?

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

 

Makeup Tips by Dallas | Beauty Portraits Portland Oregon

I have a handful of wonderful hair and makeup artists that are a huge part of my beauty and boudoir shoot experiences. One of them is Dallas Merkley.  I want to share with you some photos from the time Dallas got in front of my lens and I also want to tell you about her awesome YouTube channel. Dallas is way too cute for her britches and her videos are really entertaining while also giving awesome makeup and hair tips.

 

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glamour portraits portland oregon

glamour portraits portland oregon

glamour portraits portland oregon

glamour portraits portland oregon

glamour portraits portland oregon

glamour portraits portland oregon

 

Click Here for her first of several videos. In this video, she goes over some basic makeup tips and introduces herself. Enjoy!

 

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

Sisters | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

One of the most beautiful bonds in the world is the bond between sisters. When I was growing up, my sister and I used to fight constantly. I didn’t want her in my room or touching my stuff. But as an adult I can’t imagine life without my sister. We talk on the phone almost every day and she’s my very best friend. It’s been way too long since my sister and I have done a photo shoot together so we should totally get on that! Sister’s shoots are so much fun and create the most amazing keepsake. They make a great Mother’s Day gift, too.  Ooh, I just gave myself a great idea for a gift for my Mom this spring. Haha!

Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

 

glamour Photography Portland Oregon

 

Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

 

Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

 

glamour Photography Portland Oregon

 

Contact me today to schedule a photo shoot with your sister!

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

Mother-Daughter Session | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Ms. R contacted me about doing a Mother-daughter session with her Mom, Ms. A. It was so much fun for the two of them to come in together, have their hair and makeup done in my studio, and enjoy a photo shoot. The photos are an amazing souvenir of the great day they had. I know they will cherish these photos and the memory of the time they spent together, for years.

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Please contact me to book your own beauty or boudoir photo session!

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

Beautiful Baby Bump | Maternity Photography Portland Oregon

This is Kianna, one of my hair and makeup artists and also my gorgeous friend. I first met Kianna when my husband and I filmed her wedding. She has since become a makeup artist and a dear friend, and I’m so excited to have had the pleasure of marking their next major life event as their family grows. I made the skirt in the photo below, specifically for this shoot. I just love how it worked out and I’m looking forward to using it again in the future. It’s fitting that I would blog these photos today because today I get to be a guest at Kianna’s baby shower to celebrate her baby boy, who will be arriving quite soon.

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maternity photography Portland Oregon

maternity photography Portland Oregon

maternity photography Portland Oregon

maternity photography Portland Oregon

maternity photography Portland Oregon

maternity photography Portland Oregon

If you are considering a maternity session for yourself, the best time to schedule it is for when you are around 7 months along. Contact me to talk about more details!

 

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

Beautiful Baby Bump | Maternity Photography Portland Oregon

I’ve never been pregnant, myself, but I can imagine that towards the end of the pregnancy when your walk is more of a waddle and you feel uncomfortable and…let’s just say it… huge, you might not feel like the most glamorous lady. That’s why I love when Moms-To-Be come in for a special pampering maternity photo session. Not only are they documenting a beautiful time in their lives, for them and for their child, but they are taking some time to feel less like a baby oven and more like a beautiful woman again. Pregnancy IS beautiful. And these maternity photos of the gorgeous, Mara, capture that perfectly.

 

 

 

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A great time to schedule your maternity session is when you are around 7 months along. So contact me to get your shoot on the books!

 

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

Business Head Shots | Portland Oregon Photographer

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Elisabeth is an entrepreneur and came to me for her business head shots. We went for something simple and classy.

 

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“Rayleigh is the best. She is not only a great photographer; but she also looks out for what is in the best interest of her client. My experience was awesome!” –Elisabeth

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Contact me to schedule your own business head shots.

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

Grand Re-Opening Party | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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February 19th   6:30-9

RSVP HERE

$1 RAFFLE ENTERS YOU TO WIN

 

  • Gift certificate for a mini portrait session and one digital photo with Photography by Rayleigh $265 value
  • Gift certificate for a massage at At Ease Massage $80 value
  • Gift certificate for a manicure with Christine Voorhies-Travis $35 value
  • Sei Bella Night Firming Treatment from Cat Valley with Melaleuca $44.50 value
  • A beautiful necklace from Michelle Tunnell with ViVI   $38 value
  • A dozen specialty cupcakes from Couture Sweet Treats $40 value
  • 2 admissions to a West Coast Swing dance lesson from Trina Siebert $26 value
  • Gift certificate for Mary Kay cosmetics and beauty products from Lori Hering $25 value
  • Gift certificate for a mini facial or waxing from Kianna Araujo $55 value
  • Gift certificate for a relaxation session from Becoming You Hypnosis $150 value
  • Gift certificate and basket of products from Salon Mariposa $90value

 

SWAG BAGS!

The first 20 people to attend will receive a Swag Bag!   Sponsors include

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GRAND OPENING SPECIAL

Book a session while at the Grand Opening Party to lock in this special rate!

$75   Mini boudoir or beauty session

  • Professional hair and makeup
  • Wardrobe styling
  • 30 minute session
  • $100 credit toward your purchase of photos

RSVP HERE

 

I can’t wait to see you all there!

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

Red Heads Unite | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Oooh, how I have a soft spot in my heart for red heads. I love the warmth their hair color brings to the photos. Red hair is a rare beauty. Plus, I have red hair so I feel a special bond with the endangered species. The gold top that Elisabeth brought compliments her hair so beautifully.

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Here is what Elisabeth had to say about her experience…

I recently turned 30 and decided to give myself a gift of pictures of ME. I’d thought about this for a while and finally decided to go for it. I actually had purchased a Groupon for another company and then was appalled to discover that the deal was not as good as promised. So I was searching and discovered Rayleigh! Just reading her website I felt a good vibe.

When the day came she was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable.   I didn’t feel rushed at all. Hair and makeup were great and Danielle made me look super glamorous!

I had never had professional photos taken so I was a little nervous/not sure what to do. Rayleigh was really great helping me pick what to wear from all the stuff I brought and gave great directions as to poses. I admit I went over planned budget a little but she didn’t pressure me and I am SO stoked with how they turned out! They are worth every penny! Seriously, these pictures make me look so good and are such a great ego boost! Thanks so much Rayleigh for a great experience! I hope to do this again!

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Please contact me to schedule your own beauty or boudoir session!

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