Category Archives: Bald Is Beautiful

Best of Me | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Meet my beautiful client, Angel. She came to my studio by invitation from Breast Friends of Oregon and our Bald is Beautiful program. Breast Friends is a support team for women who are battling cancer. Once a month Breast Friends sends me a few chosen ladies to take part in a day of pampering and beauty.

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I asked Angel a few questions about her shoot and these were her responses.

Did this experience change the way you see yourself or the way you think of beauty?
Bald is not so bad. I clan up pretty good!

What was your favorite moment of the whole experience?
Seeing the photos
How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
Amazing
Any advice for ladies thinking about doing a photo shoot?
You will be surprised

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Meet the lovely Rhonda.   I love that cute pink top she wore for her shoot.

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How do you feel about your age?
I’m 53 but I don’t feel 53. Most people guess my age at about 10 years younger than I am.

Why did you want to do a photo shoot?
I want to create positive images and memories of my journey.

How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
I have never felt photogenic so I was very happy to see that Rayleigh brought out the best of me in my photos!
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 have shared them online and with family and friends.
Any advice for ladies thinking about doing a photo shoot?
Just do it!

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beauty photography portland oregon

Meet Anna. She was a pleasure to photograph and I loved the email she sent me after she saw her photos.

“Thank you so very much for the photos.   You did a marvelous job I cannot believe it is me!!
Just looking a the pictures makes me feel so much better.   Actually yes I am feeling better. Thank you   so much.”

beauty photography portland oregon

beauty photography portland oregon

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

Your Journey | Glamour Photography Portland Oregon

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Missy was invited to do a shoot with me as part of the Bald is Beautiful program through Breast Friends. The women who seek support from Breast Friends have been going through chemotherapy and a really rough time in their lives. Many of them don’t feel beautiful after they lose their hair. Breast Friends and I want to show them that they are still beautiful. And we want to give them a day of pampering and joy. I absolutely love Missy’s smile. You can see it radiating through her eyes.

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I asked Missy a few questions about her shoot and here are her responses.

Why did you want to do a photo shoot?
To show other women going through chemotherapy that you can OWN the ‘Bald is Beautiful’ look.

How did you feel as your were preparing for your shoot?
A little nervous.

What was your favorite moment of the whole experience?
(1) Never had my make-up professionally done before. (2) Having fun at the end, getting a little saucy.

How did you feel after seeing the photos we created?
Surprised they looked that good.

Any advice for ladies thinking about doing a photo shoot?
Do it! You owe it to yourself and your posterity to document your journey through life, no matter where it takes you.
What’s your best tip for feeling gorgeous?
It must come from within – you have to believe in your Self (capital letter intended! 🙂
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Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com