Category Archives: Glamour

Grand Re-Opening Party | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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February 19th   6:30-9

RSVP HERE

$1 RAFFLE ENTERS YOU TO WIN

 

  • Gift certificate for a mini portrait session and one digital photo with Photography by Rayleigh $265 value
  • Gift certificate for a massage at At Ease Massage $80 value
  • Gift certificate for a manicure with Christine Voorhies-Travis $35 value
  • Sei Bella Night Firming Treatment from Cat Valley with Melaleuca $44.50 value
  • A beautiful necklace from Michelle Tunnell with ViVI   $38 value
  • A dozen specialty cupcakes from Couture Sweet Treats $40 value
  • 2 admissions to a West Coast Swing dance lesson from Trina Siebert $26 value
  • Gift certificate for Mary Kay cosmetics and beauty products from Lori Hering $25 value
  • Gift certificate for a mini facial or waxing from Kianna Araujo $55 value
  • Gift certificate for a relaxation session from Becoming You Hypnosis $150 value
  • Gift certificate and basket of products from Salon Mariposa $90value

 

SWAG BAGS!

The first 20 people to attend will receive a Swag Bag!   Sponsors include

Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL

Book a session while at the Grand Opening Party to lock in this special rate!

$75   Mini boudoir or beauty session

  • Professional hair and makeup
  • Wardrobe styling
  • 30 minute session
  • $100 credit toward your purchase of photos

RSVP HERE

 

I can’t wait to see you all there!

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

Red Heads Unite | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Oooh, how I have a soft spot in my heart for red heads. I love the warmth their hair color brings to the photos. Red hair is a rare beauty. Plus, I have red hair so I feel a special bond with the endangered species. The gold top that Elisabeth brought compliments her hair so beautifully.

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Here is what Elisabeth had to say about her experience…

I recently turned 30 and decided to give myself a gift of pictures of ME. I’d thought about this for a while and finally decided to go for it. I actually had purchased a Groupon for another company and then was appalled to discover that the deal was not as good as promised. So I was searching and discovered Rayleigh! Just reading her website I felt a good vibe.

When the day came she was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable.   I didn’t feel rushed at all. Hair and makeup were great and Danielle made me look super glamorous!

I had never had professional photos taken so I was a little nervous/not sure what to do. Rayleigh was really great helping me pick what to wear from all the stuff I brought and gave great directions as to poses. I admit I went over planned budget a little but she didn’t pressure me and I am SO stoked with how they turned out! They are worth every penny! Seriously, these pictures make me look so good and are such a great ego boost! Thanks so much Rayleigh for a great experience! I hope to do this again!

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Please contact me to schedule your own beauty or boudoir session!

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

Celebrate Family | Beauty Photography Portland Oregon

Since I’m not too comfortable making funny faces and strange sounds, I opt to not photograph children very often, haha! But every once in a while I do and I really love how these portraits of the Smith family turned out. And I felt proud when I received a Christmas card with their photos and I was happy that the Smith family and all of their loved ones were enjoying their photos.

Family Photography Portland Oregon

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Contact me for more information about portrait shoots, family style or otherwise!

 

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

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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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.”

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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

Walking On Air | Senior Pictures Portland, Oregon

Tessa contacted me about her senior pictures, and I was so excited to do them. She came to my studio for her professional hair and makeup, and then we roamed around Tigard, OR a little bit for her portrait session. Tessa was so easy to work with and she is absolutely beautiful.

boudoir-photography-portland-oregon-tessaThis is what Tessa’s Mom had to say about her daughter’s senior photo session.

“Rayleigh captured my daughter’s inner and outer beauty perfectly!   My daughter is a senior this year, and although she wanted Senior pictures, she was also very nervous about the idea of being photographed.   She can be very self-conscious.   However, Rayleigh made her feel so comfortable, so beautiful, so confident — and these emotions shined in every picture.   My daughter walked on air for hours after the shoot.

When I saw the first picture, I actually teared up! Rayleigh worked hard to make sure my daughter’s assets were showcased and also made sure that the areas that made her self-conscious were NOT showcased — resulting in very natural pictures that complement her best features. Also, Rayleigh was very accommodating and helpful.   She went above and beyond to make sure the pictures were done to the yearbook’s specifications and on their deadline. And, we were THRILLED to get the pictures back so quickly.   I couldn’t wait to see them, and they exceeded my expectations.”

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Contact me to experience a glamour portrait shoot for yourself!

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

The Sexy Side | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Maria was quite shy when she arrived to my studio and was nervous about her boudoir photos. So we ended up doing several glamour type shots and then moved on to her boudoir photos. As I expected, once she got in to the shoot, she felt completely fine and in the end, loved her photos. Here is what Maria had to say about her shoot. “Rayleigh is a wonderful photographer, she makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, she also looks to photograph you at your best angle and capture your best features. Even though I   don’t feel sexy at all, the pics show a side of myself that is sexy and cute. I would recommend Rayleigh to all my friends and family. She is awesome!”

 

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Contact me today to book your glamour or boudoir photo shoot!

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

Captured Moments | Senior Portraits Portland Oregon

Captured Moments is an event that was put on my Nicole MacIntosh for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.   Her goal was to provide senior portraits to high school seniors who would not otherwise be able to afford to have professional portraits taken.   There were 5 photographers who volunteered to make Nicole’s vision happen.   The event was held at Aloha High School in Aloha, Oregon.   I believe this is going to be an annual event, and if so, I’d be up for doing it again.   Maybe next year, Nicole can add professional hair and makeup artists to the mix.   That would make for an even more great experience for the seniors.

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : High School Senior Photography, Portland, Oregon
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

Rachel’s Shoot | Senior Portraits Portland Oregon

I was so thrilled that Rachel booked her shoot with me for her senior portraits.   She came to see me from Albany, Oregon.   I have the honor of working with a lot of clients from Albany and Salem because there just aren’t a lot of photographers in that area who offer the experience that you get to have with Photography by Rayleigh.   Rachel started at my studio where she had her hair and makeup done.   Then we headed over to downtown Tigard for her shoot.   Most of my shoots happen inside my studio, but I do venture out every once in a while for an outdoor shoot and it’s fun to have the variety!Senior Portrait Photography Portland Oregon

If you are looking for a photographer for your high school senior pictures and you want a glamorous experience where you get to feel like a model for the day, contact me to book your shoot!

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

Stripped Down Workshop (Couples Boudoir) | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I love shooting couples.   I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot couples boudoir but I always thought it would be fun.   I just haven’t pursued it because I’d want to keep my style pretty tame.   More along the lines of a fashion look.   And I fear having clients who might want to push the borders beyond what I’m looking to do.   But I really enjoyed the chance to shoot Jen and Max at the Stripped Down Workshop in Las Vegas with Modern Love Photography and I’d love to do some more shoots in this style.   Their hair and makeup was done by Ashlyn Taylor.   Jen and Max and married and they are both photographers.   They volunteered to model for us, which was great because they did such a great job. I loved shooting with them.

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Often when boudoir photographers shoot couples boudoir, they focus on the lady with the guy being just an accessory for her.   But guys like to feel sexy, too, and have images that make them look great.   So Denise Birdsong inspired us in the workshop to create emotion on our images by coaching both the guy and the girl to have expression and body language.

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If you like the style of couples boudoir that you see here and you’d like to do a shoot with your Sweetie, contact me!

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