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How to dress for a Fall photo shoot

Are you looking for ideas for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot in Portland?

Ahhh… the time of year I look forward to most! I know some of you ladies treasure your sunny days, but all summer long, I’m dreaming of the day when I can don my cozy Fall attire. Fall is my jam. It’s also my favorite time of year for photo shoots, I love how Fall outfits look in portraits. If you have a photo shoot coming up, you may be wondering how to dress for a Fall photo shoot in Portland, OR . Here are some ideas to give you inspiration.

Sweaters

Sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters. My favorite kind of wardrobe to photograph, happens to be trusty sweater. Their softness brings out the softer side of a woman’s personality, which is so lovely . I particularly love the comfy, long sleeves against her face.

I recommend a sweater that is more on the light weight side. A chunky, bulky sweater can add weight, which is something my clients typically aren’t hoping for. lol

For a beauty photo shoot, slouchy, off the shoulder sweaters look good on everyone. If you like this look, make sure your sweater has a wide neck or deep v neck. Cardigan sweaters work great for this, too.

Leggings or ripped jeans pair well with a sweater and look fun and casual. Skip the pants all together for a more intimate look. Add a tutu or other skirt to glam up your sweater for a dressy vibe.

A sweater poncho or shawl gives an even higher level of comfy-coziness. (Is that a word?) Your photos can feel like you are relaxing at home on a chilly day, watching the leaves fall from the trees out your window. If you are looking for an outfit that’s slimming, I wouldn’t choose a poncho or anything that is too oversized. But they can look really cute if you aren’t worried about that.

Have you ever worn a sweater dress? That is another way to add femininity and dress-uppiness (there I go making up words, again) to the sweater look.

Fall Colors and Textures

It probably goes without saying, but Fall colors are always great and so obviously reminiscent of the season. Orange, brown, black, tan, green, maroon, mustard yellow, and gold. In addition to the softness of sweaters, corduroy is another texture that shouts Fall. Knits, lace, tweed, and wool are other ways to add texture. Wool can get pretty warm, though, so you may want to avoid that if you run warm.

Ideas for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland. This woman is wearing a black sweater and brown corduroy skirt while lying on a fur blanket on a chase. For more info, see byRayleigh.com.

Layers and Texture

One of my favorite things about a Fall wardrobe is the ability to add layers to outfits, which always adds interest. Scarves are a great way to do that. I recommend a solid color or subtle print. We wouldn’t want a bold pattern to distract from your face.

I love bare feet in portraits, but for Fall, a pair of knee-high or thigh-high socks are also so cute. Boots are a great way to add an additional layer over your pants this season.

Halloween Attire

If you’ve got something special, Halloween costumes can be fun to photograph. We just want to be careful not to cross over to the cheesy side.

Ideas for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland. This woman is wearing a Black hooded cape and black lace gloves while standing in front of a black background. For more info, see byRayleigh.com.
Ideas for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot. Photography. This young girl is wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume outside next to a tree with Fall leave on the ground. For more info, see byRayleigh.com.

This beautiful Mother (below) has a shirt to match her daughter, which is so fun to do sometimes. What I like even more, though, are outfits that are coordinated but not too matchy-matchy. For family photos, start by choosing Mom’s outfit. Then find 2-3 coordinating colors for the other family members that compliment each other.

Ideas for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland. This family is wearing orange and black shirts with jack-o-lantern faces while sitting in a pumpkin patch. They backlit by the setting sun. For more info, see byRayleigh.com.

Football Jerseys

When you think about Autumn, is football what comes to mind? If Football is your thing, it can be fun to incorporate your love for the sport in your Fall photo shoot. Showing support for your team is one way to share your unique personality and interests in your photos.

Now you have some ideas for your Autumn photo shoot wardrobe

I hope these images provided some inspiration for how to dress for a Fall photo shoot in Portland. If you’d like more ideas, Pinterest is always a wealth of inspiration! If you don’t already have a photo shoot booked, I’d love to chat with you about scheduling something. Please send me an email! I can’t wait to hear from you.


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Christmas Nativity Experience

Limited Time Christmas Nativity Experience

I’m so excited to announce something that I’ve had in the works, at least in my brain, for a couple of years. I’ve seen some amazing Christmas sessions being offered by other talented photographers, such as beautiful Santa sessions, that are so much fun. In our family, though, we find a lot of meaning in remembering the first Christmas. So I came up with the idea of offering a stylized Christmas nativity experience. I’ve never seen anything like this offered, before, so I’m super excited to offer this unique opportunity to my clients. How breathtaking to experience the magic of the most important Christmas there ever was.

Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

Your Family Portraits

Each family will have a unique look to their portraits depending on what characters your family can play. Do you have a daughter who can be Mary or an angel? Do you have sons who can be Joseph, a shepherd, or an angel? If the timing is just right, maybe you have a beautiful new baby who can play Jesus. Or a dog who can dress up like a sheep. Mom and Dad could also play Mary and Joseph.

Costumes

I have a few costumes that are available for use and I also have an ideas list on Amazon for costumes you may need to get for the shoot. We can discuss your shoot and figure out what we need.

Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

The Details

I’ll be holding sessions at a farm in Sherwood, OR on November 6, 2021. If this date doesn’t work for you, though, please let me know. I may open up a second date, depending on interest.

  • 5 available sessions
  • 30 minute session
  • Live animals are a possibility but not guaranteed
  • Includes a credit of $500 to put toward your portrait purchase

$590

Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

IF you have any questions or if you are ready to book your Christmas Nativity Experience, please send me a message to claim your time slot.

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    School Pictures for homeschooling families

    Picture Day!

    It’s the thing to do. Every year, your kid gets school pictures taken and you wait to see what kind of awkward face they made or what they spilled on their outfit between home and picture time. (Check out these hilarious awkward school pictures from the Awkward Family Photos website) It’s tradition. I’m a professional photographer who has gobs of great photos of my kids and I STILL purchased the photos that were taken on Picture Day at my daughter’s Preschool. But what about school pictures for homeschooling families? Kids who are homeschooled don’t automatically get offered that opportunity. That’s why I’m hosting “School Picture Day” in my studio on October 13th and 14th 2021.

    School Pictures for homeschooling families. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR

    What if we don’t homeschool?

    If you don’t homeschool your kids but you still want to take advantage of this “School Pictures for Homeschooling Families” opportunity, that’s okay! It’s open to any kids. It’s not meant for adults, though. Even if you are a kid at heart.

    What if I’m not available on those days?

    If you can’t make it on October 13th or 14th, please let me know. I could possibly add another day, depending on how much interest there is.

    How does this work?

    On “School Picture” day, we will have a 10-15 minutes to take pictures and then immediately after the shoot, we will look at the photos and you will choose your favorites. We will have about 15 minutes to make selections. There is a minimum purchase requirement of 2 photos ($50). If you have multiple kiddos and the added up cost is prohibitive, please let me know.

    Can I invite my friends?

    If you are part of a homeschooling coop or you just have friends who homeschool, please share this information with them. The more the merrier!

    Send me a message if you have questions or to secure your time slot!


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      Business Portrait Marathon

      Do you need professional business portraits?

      Who’s got time and money to waste on, yet, another business portrait session that ends up in photos that you don’t like? With Photography by Rayleigh in the Portland area, you’ll be amazed at how much you can love a photo of yourself. With an expert guided process from start to finish, you’ll look and feel your best every time.

      Book a Business Portrait Mini Session and get ready for your best headshot ever.

      October is breast cancer awareness month

      For October 2021’s business portrait mini marathon, I will be donating $50 from each session to Breast Friends. Breast Friends is an amazing organization that helps women survive the trauma of cancer, one friend at a time. Breast Friends’ mission is to ensure that no woman goes through a diagnosis of cancer alone. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Breast Friends, providing portraits to women who have lost their hair due to chemo. I invite you to check out these “Bald Is Beautiful” portraits.

      Business Portrait Mini Marathon. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR. For more info about business headshot photos, please visit byrayleigh.com

      Looking for something more custom for your business portrait?

      There are more options for you to consider. If this date doesn’t work for you, or you are looking for a longer, more customized session, that is an option I’d love to discuss with you.

      Does your business have multiple employees all needing business headshot portraits? If so, we can talk about setting up a shoot just for your crew. If you need some group shots, I can help with that, as well!

      Whether you are interested in the mini session marathon or a custom session, let’s chat!

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        Bald Is Beautiful – Breast Friends

        I had the pleasure of working alongside Breast Friends, based in Tigard, OR, for a unique experience. Breast Friends is a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting women through the trauma of cancer. Part of their program includes an opportunity for the women they support to have a makeover with a professional makeup artist and a portrait shoot with a photographer who volunteers their time. We called them Bald is Beautiful portrait shoots.

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        Bald Is Beautiful portrait shoots are for women who work with Breast Friends and who have lost their hair due to chemo. The complimentary session provides a little pampering and beauty in the lives of women who aren’t feeling their best. The experience also serves as a memento that the women can look back on. A reminder to themselves of how strong they are and what they’ve been through.

        Bald is Beautiful. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR

        I love looking through theses photos and remembering all the strength and beauty that came through my doors. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to be part of my community in this way. I stopped volunteering after a couple of years, when I had my babies. I needed to take a step back from some of my obligations to take care of my little ones. But I’d love to work with Breast Friends, again, one day.

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        What to wear for your retro pin up photography session

        You’ve finally made the jump and scheduled a 50’s inspired photo shoot. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we are going to have! Now you’re probably wondering what to wear for your retro pin up photography session. It’s not like we all have 50’s style wardrobe hanging in our closets (but if you do, you are super awesome).

        what to wear for your retro pin up photoshoot in Portland

        I’ve pulled together some images from a few of my past 50’s inspired shoots to give you a little inspiration for your own retro pin up photoshoot. It’s pretty easy to find some simple things online. You might actually find that you have a piece or two from your own wardrobe that will work. Once you have your hair and makeup styled in a fabulous 50’s look (thanks to my amazing hair and makeup artist) and we add in some vintage props (which I have a bunch of), you can make almost any outfit look 50’s inspired.

        Swing Dresses

        50’s style swing dresses can be dressy or more casual. A dressier version would considered a cocktail dress. A more casual swing dress is more reminiscent of a homemaker’s entertaining dress – complete your outfit with some cookies, fresh out of the oven for your guests. If you search Amazon for 50’s swing dress, you’ll find a ton of great options.

        Bathing Suits

        Halter top or high wasted bikini bathing suits are very 50’s pin up like. They certainly give a more fun summer vibe to your images, if that’s a look you’d like to go for. Check out these 50’s bathing suits on Amazon.

        Jeans and Casual Tops

        For a fun casual look, try high wasted capris (you might even have some in your closet) with a retro button up blouse, crop top, or halter top. You can find a few tops like this by searching Amazon for “women’s 50’s style tops.” I like this top that comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns.

        Pencil Dresses

        50’s pencil dresses are also known as wiggle dresses. Don’t you just love that name? They are sexy, curve hugging dresses that give a more dramatic and serious look. I love these 50’s pencil dresses.

        What to wear for your retro pin up photography session in Portland. This is an 50's inspired image of a woman wearing a black pencil wiggle dress, vintage bird cage hat, and long black gloves. Pin Up photography by Rayleigh. See more at byrayleigh.com

        Lingerie

        The nice thing about a lingerie look for your pin up photos photography session is that you can just choose some simple black pieces and they will work fine. High wasted bottoms are very 50’s looking and as a bonus, they usually flatter the tummy. Win-win! I like these ones.

        What to wear for your retro pin up photography session. This image is of a woman standing against a white wall, wearing black lingerie. she is applying lipstick. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com

        Accessories and other details

        Here are some accessories to consider for your retro pin up photography session in Portland. Red heels, a pearl necklace, cat eye glasses, vintage hats, or a thin scarf around the neck or in your hair.

        No matter what kind of outfit you choose, some common colors are patterns I see a lot of in 50’s inspired outfits are the color red, polka dots, gingham, and cherries.

        You are on your way toward an amazing shoot

        I hope these images and ideas give you a good head start toward figuring out what to wear for your own retro pin up photography session. I do have a handful of pieces in my studio wardrobe that you are more than welcome to use. If you’d like to see what I have, just let me know. Also, feel free to ask me about my vintage props that are available for your photo shoot.

        Let’s chat!

        If you haven’t, yet, scheduled your session and you are in the Portland, Oregon area, please send me an email and we can plan your amazing retro pin up photoshoot!


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        What to wear for your retro pin up photography session. This image is of a woman lying on her tummy on the bed, wearing a vintage birdcage hat and 50's inspired dress. She's holding a blue vintage fan for her prop. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com

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        What to wear for your retro pin up photography session. This image is of a woman lying on her back on the bed, wearing a 50's inspired cherry button up shirt. She's holding a black rotary telephone for her prop. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com

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        Back to YOU special!

        Attention: Beautiful Moms! (And by that I mean ALL MOMS!) The kids are back in school. It’s time for you to appreciate how gorgeous you are! I’ve got a PORTRAIT SPECIAL for you! My annual Back to YOU special.

        Beauty Photography by Rayleigh. This backlit, color, glamour photo is of an Indian woman sitting on the back of a couch in a formal dress. For more info, visit byRayleigh.com

        For just $99, you’ll get hair and makeup artistry, a wardrobe consultation, and your very own one hour long Beauty Portrait Shoot!

        I am giving away unlimited sessions at this value from September 16-20, 2021. Please pass this email on to your mom, sisters, and friends to share the news!

        ALSO, the first 5 people to book will receive a bonus gift. With your portrait order, you’ll receive our hot seller, the modern 8×10 Folio Art Frame (valued at $264).

        Please contact me at info@byRayleigh.com and mention this promo to book your shoot.

        Back to YOU special! My special includes this modern 8x10 Folio Art Frame by 3XM. The image in the frame is a beauty photo of an Indian woman posing against a wall with a white background. For more info, visit byRayleigh.com
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        Teach your daughter what true beauty is

        Ever wonder what your daughter thinks about beauty when she looks at her mother who is her definition of love, warmth, and beauty? Does her opinion of beauty change as she sees you talk badly about your own looks? How will she learn if you don’t teach your daughter what true beauty is?

        Teach your daughter what true beauty is. This mother-daughter image is of a young child, smiling at her mother while hugging on a chase in my photography studio. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

        It’s not just your looks that make you beautiful

        I came across a great article on Offbeat Mama that I would love for you to read. It talks about how it’s not just your looks that make you beautiful. It’s your actions. The things you do. The efforts you make.

        Redefine beauty

        It’s helpful to look at our definition of beauty. It’s not just the reflection we see looking back at us in the mirror. That’s a small part of it. In fact, that beauty is fleeting. The beauty that your daughter sees in you is beauty that comes from the heart. How do you treat people? How do you show love? At a glance it might seem like this post is about self love. But it’s actually more about how you love other people that makes you beautiful.

        It’s so easy to focus on our flaws or other negative things in our lives. One of my favorite verses in the Bible talks about, instead, focusing on lovely things.

        Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is purewhatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

        Philippians 4:8
        Teach your daughter what true beauty is. This mother-daughter image is of a young child, smiling at her mother while lying on the bed in my photography studio. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

        Teach your daughter what true beauty is

        Teach your daughter what true beauty is. Start telling your daughter that you are beautiful so she will learn to recognize beauty in herself. I know this is such a hard thing to do as you look in the mirror and count all your flaws. I want my two daughters to believe that they are beautiful. Not in a prideful way. Just in quiet confidence, knowing that they were created by the maker of the universe and they are lovely.

        How can I convince them of that if they know that I don’t believe that I am beautiful, too?

        Yesterday my 4 year old daughter said to me, “When I grow up, I want to look just like you.” My insides wrestled with that statement because, like so many women, I struggle to look past my physical flaws. I had to resist the urge to start listing off all my physical flaws to her, discrediting her comment, and convincing her that she shouldn’t want to look like me. Instead, I gave her a the most beautiful smile I could muster and told her what a sweet thing that was for her to say.

        Teach your daughter what true beauty is. This image is of a young girl, lying on her tummy on a chase in my photography studio. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

        Want to see more?

        I invite you to see more of my beauty portrait photography by visiting my website galleries. If you’d like to chat about booking a family or beauty photography shoot near Portland, OR, I’d love for you to contact me!

        Why you shouldn’t do a photo shoot

        Trust me, I get it.

        You’re considering a portrait session but there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t do a photo shoot. You are thinking one or more of the following thoughts…
        – I need to lose 10 pounds first
        – I’m nervous to be in front of the camera
        – I can’t afford this
        – I’m not photogenic
        – I’ll never look as good as the ladies on your website

        STOP.

        Just reading the above thoughts is some tiring stuff.

        I want you to repeat after me, “I’m perfectly imperfect.”

        Why you shouldn't do a photo shoot. Addressing common concerns. A before and after collage of a woman doing a beauty portrait shoot. She is wearing a blue sparkly formal dress and an intense gaze and serious expression. Her hand with red nail polish is in her hair. It's a close up head shot with a white background. These images are taken by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com
        Before After

        Why you shouldn’t do a photo shoot

        It sounds like you have a lot of reasons NOT to do a photo shoot. But it’s time to start thinking positive thoughts and start living your life now. Don’t wait until you become the person you think you should be. These concerns are so common, though, so let’s take a minute to address those.

        I need to lose 10 pounds first

        Wow, I REALLY get this. I think this thought often (except it’s usually more than 10 pounds, let’s be honest). But I want you to know that you don’t have to have a “perfect” body to feel beautiful. You can enjoy a photo shoot and feel amazing right now. Besides, I can do more with posing and lighting than you can do in 6 months in the gym. So there is always that! Perfect posing is my strength and that means helping women of all shapes and sizes look their best. Accentuating the curves you love and downplaying the curves you don’t love.

        I’m nervous to be in front of the camera

        Pretty much every client that comes in to my studio is nervous at first. But try not to worry because my past clients will attest that the nervousness goes away so quickly. My hair and makeup artist will have you feeling confident and gorgeous. You’ll feel comfortable, you’ll have a blast, and you’ll leave wondering what there ever was to be nervous about. If you haven’t already had a chance to read my blog about what to expect when you do a photo shoot, you should definitely check that out.

        I can’t afford this

        It’s true that I provide a luxury service and it may not be a priority over something like, say, paying the rent. But I do believe that every woman should experience what it’s like to look and feel beautiful. I offer easy payment plans for this reason. I read a great article about the importance of investing in yourself that included marking things off your bucket list. So let’s chat about how we can make this happen. It’s worth the investment! I promise!

        Why you shouldn't do a photo shoot. Addressing common concerns. A before and after collage of a woman doing a maternity portrait shoot. She is wearing a lace dress and holding her belly bump and looking down while standing against a white wall. These images are taken by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com
        Before After

        I’m not photogenic

        “Not photogenic” women are some of my most favorite clients because I LOVE the reaction I get from them when I prove them wrong and they see their wonderful photos. If you think you aren’t photogenic, you probably just haven’t experienced a shoot with the right photographer, yet. 

        I’ll never look as good as the ladies on your website

        The ladies on my website are not models. They are just regular women who treated themselves to a day of pampering. The thing I love about beauty and boudoir photography is that it levels the playing field between magazine models and regular women. You will still look like you in the photos. But a more famous version of you. 

        Why you shouldn't do a photo shoot. Addressing common concerns. A before and after collage of a woman doing a boudoir photo shoot. She's wearing black lingerie and red lipstick while while standing against a black wall. These images are taken by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com
        Before After

        Are you ready to do this?

        What do you say? Are you ready to take the plunge and have the experience of a lifetime? Or do you have any other concerns? I’m here for you and I’m happy to answer any questions you have. Let’s chat about your shoot!  I can’t wait to hear from you.

        Father’s Day Gift Idea in Portland, OR

        Father's Day gift ideas. This family photo was taken with natural light in a studio with a father and his daughter embracing and smiling in front of a white background. He is wearing a black polo shirt and she is wearing a yellow polka dot long sleeve t-shirt with overalls and a yellow flower in her hair. This photo was taken by Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR. See more at byrayleigh.com.

        Why are men so hard to buy gifts for? It almost that time of year when we get to show the fathers in our life how much we appreciate them. But, if you are like me, you often feel stumped about what kind of gift to get them. Allow me to share with you an idea that I believe makes a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea.

        Does he really need another tie?

        The tried and true Father’s Day gift ideas like a new necktie might work sometimes. I like a “Best Dad” mug as much as the next girl. Actually I was really considering this funny mug that I saw on Amazon for my Dad this year. It says, “Dad, since having a favorite child like me is the only gift you need… consider this mug a bonus.” Haha! But really, how many mugs does a person need?

        The guy who has everything.

        Both my husband and my dad are hard to shop for. If they want something that is inexpensive, they just buy it for themselves. On the other hand, if they want something that is expensive and specific to their hobby, I likely don’t know enough about that hobby to buy the right thing.

        I always end up buying gift cards for them, which, let’s be real… is super lame. I’ll be the first to admit it.

        Father's Day gift ideas. This family photo was taken with natural light in a studio with a father and his daughters embracing and smiling in front of a white background. He is wearing a black polo shirt and the girls are wearing yellow polka dots with overalls and a yellow hair accessories. This photo was taken by Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR. See more at byrayleigh.com.

        Instead of giving more stuff, give an experience.

        For a Father’s Day gift idea that doesn’t involve giving more stuff to clutter up the house with, try giving an experience as a gift. Something fun for him to do. Or better yet, something fun that he can do with his kids to celebrate fatherhood.

        My favorite Father’s Day gift idea.

        Have you considered gifting a photo shoot experience to your Father or to the Father of your children? What I LOVE about this idea is that not only does he get to experience a fun photo shoot with his children, but he gets to keep the photos as a tangible gift to enjoy for years and years. This could be a family shoot. Or a shoot that includes just Dad and the kids (even grown kids). Father-Daughter shoots are the sweetest! Or even a shoot for Grandpa to have with his grandkids.

        If you are thinking, “He’s not the kind of guy who likes to get dressed up and smile for photos,” then another idea I have for you is to gift some beautiful photos of the kids. Something like this.

        On the other hand, if he’s more in to photos and you think he’d even enjoy a photoshoot all to himself, you can see what that might be like here. Even guys can use a confidence boost every now and then!

        If you don’t have time to get the photo shoot booked before Father’s Day (*ahem* any other procrastinators out there?), don’t worry! You can gift him a gift certificate and we can do the shoot at a later date. No pressure or rush.

        Father's Day gift ideas. This family photo was taken with natural light in a studio with a father holding his baby daughter and smiling in front of a white background. He is wearing a black polo shirt she is wearing yellow floral shirt with overalls and a yellow polka dot headband. This photo was taken by Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR. See more at byrayleigh.com.

        A memorable photoshoot experience that is more than just a great Father’s Day gift idea.

        I can’t tell you how much I treasure photos of my children with my Husband. My husband feels the same way. I know my children will be so glad to have these special photos when they are older, as well. These mean SO much more to all of us than a funny mug or another necktie collecting dust in the closet.

        Ready to book?

        I can’t wait to chat with you more about what kind of shoot you would like to do for the father in your life and to either schedule your shoot or arrange a gift certificate. Of course, I’m happy to answer any questions that you have. Just contact me and we can chat!