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.
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
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
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?
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?
Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Beauty Photography, Portland, Oregon