Kelly’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Kelly is my new best friend because not only did she come to me for her boudoir portraits, but she brought 3 friends, Marie, DeDe, and Annie,  who also asked me to take their boudoir portraits!   We made a party out of it and it was so much fun!   One of the girls brought her Ipod and we cranked up the music, drank wine, ate cookies, and had a blast.   The girls told me that they are planning to do it again next year, if not before.   I can’t wait!   Having your portraits taken can be addicting because they just make you feel so good about yourself.   Nothing wrong with that!   Kelly’s makeup was done by Danyelle Botts.boudoir photography portland oregon www.byrayleigh.com

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boudoir photography portland oregon www.byrayleigh.com

boudoir photography portland oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Here is what Kelly  had to say about her experience:   “A wonderful experience in so many ways! I wanted to do a spontaneous and flirty gift for my husband and saw Rayleigh’s add on Living Social for a boudoir photography session. I decided to do it almost immediately and realized that I was a little nervous about it but very excited at the same time. I decided to ask a few friends if they would be interested in doing it with me as kind of a Girl’s night out thing and to my surprise we ended up with a group of four. Rayleigh was nice enough to do our shoots on her Sunday off (because we all worked together and this was the only day we all had off.) and it was such a fun day. Makeup, hair, the whole nine yards! Rayleigh was amazing about taking your insecurities and surprising you with a beautiful shot or pose that you would love and feel good about (and proud about!). She guided us to some great shots and poses while letting us express our own creativity. Having Rayleigh there to help and friends to egg you on was a great way to step a little out side your comfort zone and create some really beautiful, really sexy photographs. I will absolutely do it again, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a sexy gift idea, girl’s night out or bachelorette party idea!”

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
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Adrienne’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I loved photographing Adrienne because she had a very calm presence.   It’s a quiet beauty that I really like.   And isn’t her skin tone gorgeous?   Adrienne left with beautiful images that she wanted to give to her boyfriend, the love of her life.   She gave  him some prints of her images  for Valentine’s day and she gave him a calendar of her images for his birthday which was just a few days later.   She said her boyfriend loved them and was “completely beside himself!”   That’s what I like to hear!    Adrienne’s hair and makeup was done by   Stephanie Yates  at Salon Mariposa.   Please take a look at Adrienne’s images and leave a comment at the end letting Adrienne know what you think of her images!boudoir photography portland oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon www.byrayleigh.com

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon www.byrayleigh.com
Here is what Adrienne had to say about her experience: “I had a boudoir photo session done with rayleigh and I’ve never had pictures like that done in any way so I didn’t really know what to expect but I wanted to do something special and different as a valentine gift so I just went for it. I wanted them to be tasteful and pretty and I was blown away with how they turned out, I’m still in awe at how great of a job she did. I was completely comfortable and at ease with her during the whole shoot. Her studio is set up really nicely and I got a lot of great different photos. I would highly, highly recommend going to rayleigh for any pictures you would like done you will not be disappointed! I wanted an inch and she gives a mile! absolutely worth the money (which by the way her prices are very competitive I shopped around a lot before going to her, easily half the price of what many other boudoir photographers ask and that’s just the regular price of her sitting fee, which included hair and make up) if you are on the fence and thinking about having this type of pictures done for your special someone, absolutely do it! You will feel great with the outcome and you will have a special gift that will not only be for him but you will also feel amazing about yourself once you see the pictures!”

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com

The Undercover Mood Boost | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Having a bad day?   Well, what are you wearing right now under your clothing?   It turns out that your underwear can play a part in your mood.     According to Consumer Reports, more than 25% of woman report that an ill-fitting or even just an ugly pair can put you in a bad mood.   Complaints included wedgies, not enough coverage in the rear, and not lying flat under clothes.   But the best part is that the opposite is true, too.   A special pair of panties can make you feel more confident and sexier throughout the day.   I can attest to that.   If I wear underwear that match my outfit, even if I’m the only one who sees them, I KNOW I look dang cute.   Haha!   When choosing your undies for the day, do you reach for comfort or cuteness?

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com

Cathleen’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Cathleen is an example of a mature woman who doesn’t let age take away her ability to feel beautiful, feminine,  and sexy.   That is my hope for all women.   Her makeup and hair was done by Jennifer of Salon Mariposa.

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boudoir photography portland oregon

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  Here is what Cathleen had to say about her experience.   “I had a boudoir shoot last week with Rayleigh and it was so much fun! As a gal in her mid forties, I was alittle reluctant to do it, but I figured my body parts are only going to keep going south, so it’s now or never! I highly recommend Rayleigh’s photography. She is very professional, makes you feel very at ease and the pictures turned out pretty dam hot if I do say so myself!
If you’re looking to do something for yourself (or your honey) I recommend doing a boudoir shot ~ it’s a once in a lifetime gift to give yourself!”  

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com

“Best of 2011” Contest Winner! | Portland Wedding Photographer

Congratulations, Amy Pruett!   Your photo got the most votes, by far, with 38 votes!   Thank you so much to everyone who voted in the contest.   I thought it was a lot of fun.   Thank you also, to those who commented on the blog post.   Megan Desalvo, you were the winner of the drawing!   Both of you will receive a $50 credit to use toward prints or towards a portrait shoot!   Yay!

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Best of 2011 Photo Contest Winners! | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Thank you, everyone, for voting and for “liking” my Facebook page!   Congratulations to C.P.!   You got the most “likes” on your photo, with 43 likes!   And Sara Jurgens, you won the drawing by voting and commenting on the blog post!   C.P., you can use your $50 gift certificate to purchase product or toward another shoot.   Sara, you can use your $50 toward a boudoir shoot!    boudoir photography portland oregon

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
541.231.2137     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

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Kerry’s Maternity Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I was so excited to do Kerry’s maternity shoot, because I have had  the honor of shooting her engagement portraits, her wedding, and her amazing  baby shower for her first baby, so I was thrilled to continue on as the family photographer and capture her second pregnancy as well!   This shoot was a bit of an experiment for me.   I was attempting to create some maternity images that were intimate and personal, yet not too sexy.   I think it’s tough to cross motherly with seductive without looking plain creepy.   I really like the way they came out.   Ready to be jealous?   Kerry had pretty much no stretch marks!   That made my editing job so easy!

 

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My sister made this belly bouquet for me and it’s so cute!   Kelly is having a baby boy, but she was willing to put on the pink bow just because I was anxious to try it out!   Thanks, Kerry!

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon
541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com

Brittany’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I had a blast during Brittany’s shoot because she brought over some fun outfits and she even asked to wear one of my old-fashioned hats I had sitting on my prop shelf!   Brittany had a lot of fun  as well  and she was so willing to do any pose I asked her too.   One of them may have even left her feeling a bit sore the next day.   A boudoir photo shoot can be quite a workout.   Haha!   Brittany’s makeup was done by Katie Svinsitskiy.

 

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Brittany had no need  to do any stomach crunches for the day after this pose!   But, my goodness,  it looks so cute and playful!   And those shoes!!!   I absolutely adore them!

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I love this black nighty that Brittany brought.   The ruffles on the tush are so cute!  

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon

541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com

Paige’s Glamorous Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Paige wanted some glamorous images to send to her boyfriend who is in the Navy overseas.   Instead of lingerie, she brought over some simple, yet beautiful dresses and we had fun!   I think Paige has such classic beauty.   Like an actress in an old movie.   Her makeup was done by Danyelle Botts.

 

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

 

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

 

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

 

Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Here is what Paige had to say about her shoot.   “I had never been to a photo shoot like that before, but it was a lot of fun. Especially since I was with Brittany and we took some really cute photos together. I just love how the photos turned out. Rayleigh was really nice and welcoming and she made me feel comfortable while being photographed…and I usually don’t like posing for photos. It was an awesome opportunity! Thank you Rayleigh! :)”

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon

541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com