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Kimberly’s Boudoir Shoot | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I loved how Kimberly’s images turned out and I was so happy that she gave me permission to share her images online.   I have used her images in a few marketing pieces and she makes my business look good!   Kimberly is a strong military woman who cleans up so nicely!   She’s absolutely gorgeous.

 

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This is what Kimberly wrote on Yelp about her experience.

“I have to say that when I first started thinking about doing a boudoir shoot (after I saw Rayleigh’s booth at the Oregon bridal show) for my husband as his wedding gift, I felt a little weird about it. What was it going to be like? Is it going to be awkward and uncomfortable? Would taking someone with me make it more comfortable? How much am a going to be willing to show in front of a stranger? I looked into a few different places, as you always should. But there was just something about all of her information, reviews, and obviously the photos that really put me at ease. She doesn’t just use the ‘best’ photos she has taken, because all of them are AMAZING!   I love that she puts up the before and after photos as a preview on her Facebook, after she asks you if its okay, of course 🙂

The shoot itself was really fun. The makeup artist was awesome as well. The shoot was relaxed and very comfortable. She asks you if you are comfortable with poses before asking you to ever do them. The hardest part about the whole thing is, what do I do with my hands, lol, hands are awkward, but she knows what she is doing.   I am originally from Oregon, I live in WA, but our wedding was in OR. So scheduling was going to be really hard, I thought, since I wasn’t going to be there more then a week before the wedding and needed to hide the whole thing from my fiance.   She made it all work. After it was all said and done, I choose the 5×7 image box, and ended up buying two additional photos because I just could NOT narrow down to 10. They were just so awesome!

I’ve seen a few people complain on here about the price. I am a firm believer in ‘you get what you pay for’, and I definitely got my money’s worth with this. So if you don’t want to pay the price and get something that you will LOVE forever, than go somewhere cheap and get some trashy pictures.

I took a bunch of stuff with me, more then I needed really. But some of the things I took were, an NFL jersey, a shirt of his, my wedding boots, an NFL sweater, heels, a few pieces of lingerie, some really cute bras and matching undies. I’m not very good at pairing outfits of this nature together, but she has some stuff too. She helped me decided what looked good together and pretty much told me what to wear, after I told her I had no idea what I was doing, lol. One of the many great things about my pictures is that they are not trashy. They are very tasteful and beautiful. I showed a bunch of people and had no shame because they are that good. My step mom was evening looking at them while I was out of the room, my dad walked in and said “Oh MY GOD! is that my daughter?!” haha, so she picked out a couple that were appropriate to show him.

I really CAN NOT say enough good things about Rayleigh and what she does. She is AMAZING! She was WONDERFUL about getting me in and processing all the pictures in time for my wedding! I HIGHLY recommend her business to anyone! Thank you so much Rayleigh 🙂 Hope I can make it back for another shoot sometime with my husband. ”

View this slideshow to see more of Kimberly’s gorgeous images.

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

Stephanie’s Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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I LOVED Stephanie’s shoot.   In fact, I am pretty sure her shoot was my favorite shoot of the whole year. Stephanie did a great job of relaxing and getting in to the shoot.   And I like the outfits that she chose to bring.   I had a hard time narrowing down photos for the blog so I hope you don’t mind a long blog with lots of great images!

Here is what Stephanie had to say about her shoot.

“I chose to do a boudoir photo shoot as a wedding present for my husband. I found the deal for Rayleigh’s photography on LivingSocial. Before I bought it, I made sure to check out her website, which was so well done and informative. I knew I would feel comfortable doing this intimate photo shoot after I read about her, and saw some of her work. I loved the coziness of being in her home, it really was a much more natural experience. She made me feel at ease, and so confident as she was taking the pictures. The hair and makeup artist was a total added bonus to feeling sexy and pampered! Rayleigh is a wonderful photographer, and I would recommend her for boudoir photography to anyone!!”

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

Jordan’s Bridal Boudoir Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Jordan came to me for a bridal boudoir shoot so she could have a special gift for her new husband on their wedding night.   We had so much fun and I love that she brought her wedding shoes, her bouquet, and her white lingerie.   It looks so classicly bridal!   Is classicly a word?   Probably not.   Haha!

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

Miss S Bridal Boudoir Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Miss S had so many great shots from her shoot, however she wanted to remain annonymous when it came to her online photos, which is perfectly understandable!   So I just have a few “faceless” images to share with you.     Miss S got married shortly after her shoot and I bet her  new husband is enjoying his wedding gift!  

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

Amanda’s Bridal Boudoir Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Amanda is getting married!   And what a fantastic gift her photos will be for her new groom.   I had such a difficult time narrowing down my images to blog because I just loved this session so much.   So, there are way more images in this blog than what I usually post.     Amanda purchased an image box which is my favorite product!   That is a box with her image on the lid and it contains  twentyfive 5×7″ prints, mounted on a thick board.   You can flip through the photos and then tuck them away for privacy.   It’s a cool alternative to an album.   You can also  display them on an easle and rotate through them for variety!   I wish I had taken a photo of her box for you.   I’ll have to do that with my next client!   Amanda’s hair and makeup was done by Danyelle Botts

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Jackie’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Jackie is getting married!!!   Her fiance will love his wedding gift, I’m sure.   I had so much fun during Jackie’s shoot.   She’s just a cute, sweet, and fun girl.   You can tell that by her images, right?   Her hair and make up was done by Katie Svinsitskiy.  

Here is what Jackie had to say about her experience.   “I had a boudior shoot with Rayleigh last week and not only do I already have my CD of images, but let me tell ya, they are fantastic!   She was so flexible with my schedule and budget and super sweet to boot.   More importantly, I was super nervous about the shoot so I took my sister along for comfort, but afterwards I could have done it without her.   Rayleigh was so professional and sweet, I felt like a friend was taking my photos (which helped with confidence hence better photos).       Thank you so much Rayleigh for such a wonderful experience.   I can’t say enough good things about you and your work.   I’m speading your name to all my friends like wildfire ;)”

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Jackie got to be the first to pose in front of my newly painted tan wall.   I really like how the color turned out.   What do you think?

  

  

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

Leanna’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Leanna is getting married!   In fact, I’m pretty sure  her wedding is today!   Her new husband is going to love his wedding gift; these gorgeous photos of his beloved.   We took a few bridal boudoir images to note this fun time in their lives.   Leanna’s makeup was done by Danyelle Botts.   She is a student at Phagan’s and I think she did a great job!

 

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  This is her fiance’s shirt.   I wonder if he would agree that his shirt might look better on Lianna.   What do you think?

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Lianna, I hope your wedding is wonderful!  

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir Photography, Portland, Oregon

541.231.2137     info@byrayleigh.com