Category Archives: 40+

Miss J

Plus size boudoir photography by Rayleigh. For more info, see byrayleigh.com

“I had a GREAT experience with Rayleigh!  I met her at the women’s expo and was impressed with her portfolio.  I emailed her explaining I was interested but not sure what package I wanted to do.  She was very patient in explaining the options.  Her guideline on preparing for the shoot was very helpful and I followed it pretty closely.  Having a beauty day before the shoot added to the experience and made it even more special. Tracy, the stylist that did my hair and makeup was great as well.  I loved the studio and how girly everything was.  The photos came out better than I ever imagined – LOVE them!   I will definitely recommend her to friends and hopefully, I’ll have the chance to do this again some day. 😉 “

Modest plus size boudoir photography by Rayleigh. This image is of a woman standing in front of a black background, wearing a long skirt. For more info, see byrayleigh.com
Modest plus size boudoir photography by Rayleigh. This image is of a woman lying on a chase lounge in a pink bra and robe. For more info, see byrayleigh.com
Modest plus size boudoir photography by Rayleigh. This image is of a woman wearing a pink tank top and panties in front of a black background. For more info, see byrayleigh.com

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If you are interested in a boudoir session and you’d like to see my boudoir gallery, please send me a message and I’ll send you a link to my private gallery.

Business Headshots and Boudoir Session

A before and after collage. This image is a professional business headshot. The woman is standing and leaning against a black background, wearing jeans and a sweater. Photography by Rayleigh. Byrayleigh.com

The lovely Ms. C came in for a shoot that was both professional business headshots and boudoir. I love when my clients bring a variety of outfits to wear so their photos are more versatile.

What Ms. C had to say about her business headshot and boudoir session

“A friend had used Rayleigh and I loved how her photos turned out. So I contacted her via email to inquire about pricing and she offered several different options. Budget was a concern, but she offers a mini-session that was just what I was looking for (a mix of boudoir and professional looking photos). This was a gift for my husband (and to myself for losing almost 100lbs) and I was nervous about doing boudoir shots.”

This image is a professional business headshot. The woman is in a sitting pose in front of a black background, wearing jeans and a sweater. Photography by Rayleigh. Byrayleigh.com

“Her studio is in her home and she had a make up artist come in to do my hair and makeup. The make up artist asked me questions about what look I wanted (more natural or more glamour, etc.) and really seemed to listen to what I wanted. I felt like I still looked like myself after wards but just better. Rayleigh was very pleasant (and so was the make up artist). The session was very relaxed and comfortable.”

This image is a professional business headshot. The woman is standing in front of a black background, wearing a blue button up office blouse. Photography by Rayleigh. Byrayleigh.com

“I was very nervous and anxious about how the photos would turn out. I was blown away…I still can’t believe that it’s me in the photos. The poses are tasteful and I love how she made me look beautiful (and thin!) and brought out my best features. I turn the Big 50 next month and my husband wants me to book another session!”  –Ms. C

This is a collage of modest boudoir poses on the bed. Photography by Rayleigh. ByRayleigh.com

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Click here If you’d like to see more Business Headshots. If you’d like to see more boudoir photos, please contact me and I can send you a private gallery.

Boudoir photo shoot in your 60’s

Am I too old for a boudoir portrait session?

There is no such thing! I find that the more life experience a woman has, the more she learns to celebrate the life she has and the body she has. Can you still do a boudoir photo shoot in your 60’s? Absolutely!

A new definition of beauty

I love when a woman starts to recognize beauty that comes from within. She pays less attention to her perceived flaws. Her wrinkles remind her of all the time she has spent smiling. Her stretch marks remind her of the beautiful children she has birthed and raised. And now it’s time to take some time for herself to feel alive again.

boudoir photo shoot in your 60's. This is a modest boudoir image of woman in her 60's, smiling while lying on her tummy on the bed, in front of a pink floral background. She is wearing a pink silk robe. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

Up for anything!

I LOVED working with the lovely Ms. J. She was so spunky and up for anything. At age 63, and being a breast cancer survivor, Ms. J threw caution to the wind and she absolutely rocked her boudoir shoot!

Ms. J has 5 sisters and she said she’s the tame one of the bunch. I NEED them to come in for a sister’s shoot because that would just be a blast.

boudoir photo shoot in your 60's. This is a modest boudoir image of woman in her 60's, smiling while standing in front of a bed and a white background She is wearing a teal and purple silk floral robe. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

This is what Ms. J said about her experience

“After spending a long time fighting breast cancer, I wanted to feel alive again. I wanted to feel beautiful – inside and out. I was sure I was not photogenic, but hey, I would give it a try. Wow! What a surprise! Rayleigh has been blessed with an amazing ability to find your inside beauty and reflect it on your outside. 

The shoot itself was special. Stephanie did a super awesome job on my makeup and hair; and Rayleigh made me feel as if I was in my own home. She is so focused on what and how to look your best, that there is absolutely no awkwardness to it at all.

boudoir photo shoot in your 60's. This is a modest boudoir image of woman in her 60's, smiling while sitting in front of a pink floral background. She is wearing a pink silk robe. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

Worth a lifetime of vacations

“Rayleigh is not only professional, but quite personable. In a word, the shoot was just fun; and the final product was simply beautiful. She found my smile and my inner beauty, something I had not seen in a very long time. And I didn’t even know I looked that good. 

It’s amazing as women we will spend money on our partners, on our kids, on our pets, on vacations, on anything but ourselves. My experience with Rayleigh was worth a lifetime of vacations; and I have the photos to remember it by.   I would highly recommend that every woman invest in this special gift of Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, Oregon.” 

–Ms. J
boudoir photo shoot in your 60's. This is an image of woman in her 60's, smiling and holding her hat against a brown background. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

What to wear

Ms. J felt comfortable wearing a more conservative wardrobe for her shoot. The robes she chose looked so feminine and beautiful. They were a great choice.

She also brought a classic little black dress, which was great because we got some wonderful photos that she can share with her grandchildren.

A boudoir photo shoot in your 60’s

No matter your age, a boudoir shoot can be a wonderful, life changing experience. I’m so glad that Ms. J took some time for herself to get pampered and celebrate the beautiful woman that she is.

And just for the fun of it, here are 60 more ideas from Viva Fifty for how to celebrate being in your 60’s.

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My beautiful 40+ladies
Boudoir portraits
Beauty portraits

For the privacy of my clients, I try to only share the more modest boudoir photos online. If you’d like to see my full boudoir gallery, please contact me and I can send you my private boudoir gallery link.

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