Category Archives: mature woman

Alive Again | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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I LOVED working with Jeanne. She was so spunky and up for anything. At age 63, Jeanne was my most mature boudoir client (so far), and she absolutely rocked it! Jeanne 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.

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“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.   She 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.”   –Jeanne

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No matter your age, a boudoir shoot can be a wonderful experience. Contact me to schedule your own session.

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

50 and Fabulous | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet Robin. She’s in her 50’s, can you believe it?! She looks amazing. She had photos done as a gift for her husband.

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“The book has arrived and it looks beautiful….I love the quality and workmanship. I also like that the colors are a tiny bit more vibrant than on our preview photos. Its just such a nice gift for a hubby! It was such a rainy day when I went out to the mailbox (which is usually filled with bills) so it was a real treat to get something good…and sassy! I just loved everything! ” –Robin

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

Happy Halloween | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet Traci.   Halloween is her favorite holiday because it also happens to be her birthday!   And purple is her favorite color. Her personality really shines through in her boudoir portraits. Wish Traci a happy birthday below in the comments!!!

       boudoir photography portland oregonI asked Traci some questions about her shoot. Here are her responses.

What do you love about your body?
my curves

How do you feel about your age?
I’m 44 and I feel the best is yet to come.

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Why did you want to do a photo shoot?
To prove to myself I’m sexy and beautiful.

How did you feel as your were preparing for your shoot?
Nervous and excited.

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Did this experience change the way you see yourself or the way you think of beauty?
Made me feel much better about myself. I try to keep my pictures in my head when I need a boost.

How did you feel about being nearly naked in front of the camera?
Surprisingly, very comfortable.

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How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
Amazed!
What are you going to do with your photos? (Display them in your home, tuck them away and bring them out on special occasions, etc)
I’ve shared them with family and friends via social media; probably display a couple in our bedroom.
Any advice for ladies thinking about doing a photo shoot?
Do it! You’ll love it and you deserve to feel beautiful!

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What’s your best tip for feeling gorgeous?
do your make up and hair
What’s the best compliment you ever received?
told I looked like a movie star
Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

50th Birthday Gift | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I just wanted to share a couple of photos from Michelle’s shoot.   This is what Michelle had to say about her shoot.   “Rayleigh is a wonderful photographer! I am one of those people who hates having my picture taken because I usually hate how they come out. I LOVED my pictures! They were fantastic! These pictures are a surprise birthday present for my husbands 50th birthday. I can’t wait to see his face. He is going to love them too! The shoot was very fun & relaxed. I highly recommend anyone considering having boudoir pictures taken to contact Rayleigh.”

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

Trish’s Intimate Portraits | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Trish drove up from Albany to have a shoot with me, which makes me feel honored.   Trish and her sister, who came up just to hang out with us, were cracking me up.   I can’t imagine the trouble they got in to when they were kids.   Trish’s sister talks a bit on the loud side, though, which made my dog run and hide during the shoot.    My dog is so scared of loud noises.   Haha!   Trish is a student so she brought up a book and her reading glasses to use as props to document what is a big part of her life right now.   Her hair and make up was done by Jennifer at Salon Mariposa.

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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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  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