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Christmas Nativity Experience

Limited Time Christmas Nativity Experience

I’m so excited to announce something that I’ve had in the works, at least in my brain, for a couple of years. I’ve seen some amazing Christmas sessions being offered by other talented photographers, such as beautiful Santa sessions, that are so much fun. In our family, though, we find a lot of meaning in remembering the first Christmas. So I came up with the idea of offering a stylized Christmas nativity experience. I’ve never seen anything like this offered, before, so I’m super excited to offer this unique opportunity to my clients. How breathtaking to experience the magic of the most important Christmas there ever was.

Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

Your Family Portraits

Each family will have a unique look to their portraits depending on what characters your family can play. Do you have a daughter who can be Mary or an angel? Do you have sons who can be Joseph, a shepherd, or an angel? If the timing is just right, maybe you have a beautiful new baby who can play Jesus. Or a dog who can dress up like a sheep. Mom and Dad could also play Mary and Joseph.

Costumes

I have a few costumes that are available for use and I also have an ideas list on Amazon for costumes you may need to get for the shoot. We can discuss your shoot and figure out what we need.

Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

The Details

I’ll be holding sessions at a farm in Sherwood, OR on November 6, 2021. If this date doesn’t work for you, though, please let me know. I may open up a second date, depending on interest.

$99 Session fee

The “Fine Print”

  • 5 available sessions
  • Live animals are a possibility but not guaranteed
  • Minimum purchase requirement of $500 for portraits
Christmas Nativity Experience photo shoot in Portland. More info at byrayleigh.com

IF you have any questions or if you are ready to book your Christmas Nativity Experience, please send me a message to claim your time slot.

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    Picture Day!

    It’s the thing to do. Every year, your kid gets school pictures taken and you wait to see what kind of awkward face they made or what they spilled on their outfit between home and picture time. (Check out these hilarious awkward school pictures from the Awkward Family Photos website) It’s tradition. I’m a professional photographer who has gobs of great photos of my kids and I STILL purchased the photos that were taken on Picture Day at my daughter’s Preschool. But what about school pictures for homeschooling families? Kids who are homeschooled don’t automatically get offered that opportunity. That’s why I’m hosting “School Picture Day” in my studio on October 13th and 14th 2021.

    School Pictures for homeschooling families. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR

    What if we don’t homeschool?

    If you don’t homeschool your kids but you still want to take advantage of this “School Pictures for Homeschooling Families” opportunity, that’s okay! It’s open to any kids. It’s not meant for adults, though. Even if you are a kid at heart.

    What if I’m not available on those days?

    If you can’t make it on October 13th or 14th, please let me know. I could possibly add another day, depending on how much interest there is.

    How does this work?

    On “School Picture” day, we will have a 10-15 minutes to take pictures and then immediately after the shoot, we will look at the photos and you will choose your favorites. We will have about 15 minutes to make selections. There is a minimum purchase requirement of 2 photos ($50). If you have multiple kiddos and the added up cost is prohibitive, please let me know.

    Can I invite my friends?

    If you are part of a homeschooling coop or you just have friends who homeschool, please share this information with them. The more the merrier!

    Send me a message if you have questions or to secure your time slot!


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      Business Portrait Marathon

      Do you need professional business portraits?

      Who’s got time and money to waste on, yet, another business portrait session that ends up in photos that you don’t like? With Photography by Rayleigh in the Portland area, you’ll be amazed at how much you can love a photo of yourself. With an expert guided process from start to finish, you’ll look and feel your best every time.

      Book a Business Portrait Mini Session and get ready for your best headshot ever.

      October is breast cancer awareness month

      For October 2021’s business portrait mini marathon, I will be donating $50 from each session to Breast Friends. Breast Friends is an amazing organization that helps women survive the trauma of cancer, one friend at a time. Breast Friends’ mission is to ensure that no woman goes through a diagnosis of cancer alone. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Breast Friends, providing portraits to women who have lost their hair due to chemo. I invite you to check out these “Bald Is Beautiful” portraits.

      Business Portrait Mini Marathon. Photography by Rayleigh in Portland, OR. For more info about business headshot photos, please visit byrayleigh.com

      Looking for something more custom for your business portrait?

      There are more options for you to consider. If this date doesn’t work for you, or you are looking for a longer, more customized session, that is an option I’d love to discuss with you.

      Does your business have multiple employees all needing business headshot portraits? If so, we can talk about setting up a shoot just for your crew. If you need some group shots, I can help with that, as well!

      Whether you are interested in the mini session marathon or a custom session, let’s chat!

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        Back to YOU special!

        Attention: Beautiful Moms! (And by that I mean ALL MOMS!) The kids are back in school. It’s time for you to appreciate how gorgeous you are! I’ve got a PORTRAIT SPECIAL for you! My annual Back to YOU special.

        Beauty Photography by Rayleigh. This backlit, color, glamour photo is of an Indian woman sitting on the back of a couch in a formal dress. For more info, visit byRayleigh.com

        For just $99, you’ll get hair and makeup artistry, a wardrobe consultation, and your very own one hour long Beauty Portrait Shoot!

        I am giving away unlimited sessions at this value from September 16-20, 2021. Please pass this email on to your mom, sisters, and friends to share the news!

        ALSO, the first 5 people to book will receive a bonus gift. With your portrait order, you’ll receive our hot seller, the modern 8×10 Folio Art Frame (valued at $264).

        Please contact me at info@byRayleigh.com and mention this promo to book your shoot.

        Back to YOU special! My special includes this modern 8x10 Folio Art Frame by 3XM. The image in the frame is a beauty photo of an Indian woman posing against a wall with a white background. For more info, visit byRayleigh.com
        Folio Art Frame by 3XM.

        Christmas Pajama Sessions

        For the first time, ever, I’m offering a day of limited edition Christmas pajama sessions. You won’t find me offering these types of “mini” sessions often. So if you have been wanting to book a shoot with me and you are looking for a lower cost option, this might be the opportunity for you! These shorter sessions will be held on one day only and there will only be 6 spots available.

        Limited Edition
        Christmas Pajama Sessions
        November 23, 2019

        Slots will be in 30 minute increments between 10:00-1:30

        Christmas pajama sessions. This is an image of a girl wearing red plaid Christmas pajamas and a red winter hat. She's hugging a red pillow and sitting in front of a Christmas tree. Image by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        What is different about these sessions?

        • The session fee is waived! (Usually $690)
        • Professional hair and makeup is not included but is available as an add on
        • Photo shoots are 20-30 minutes long
        • Special pricing! If you purchase two individual photos, you get one free. I will also have a small package available to save even more money. This special package is only available for these limited edition sessions.

        Who are these sessions for?

        These sessions can be scheduled for individuals (beauty or boudoir) or families.

        Do I have to wear Christmas pajamas?

        Although, I think a Christmas pajama session is such a fun idea, you can opt to wear something different. Just make sure your outfits go with the Christmas theme. Red, green, gold, gray, beige, and white are the best colors for this Christmas set. Pastel colors, like light pink, can go well, too, if we take out the reds in the set up. By the way, if you do wear pajamas, they don’t have to be red “Christmas” pajamas. They can be neutral colors, too. Any of the colors mentioned above would work fine.

        Christmas pajama sessions. This is an image of a little girl wearing red plaid Christmas pajamas. She's holding a glass of milk and a teddy bear, next to a plate of cookies, and sitting in front of a Christmas tree. Image by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        What is the special pricing?

        Photos can be purchased individually, which means you get the full size digital version of the photo, as well as a complimentary print of the photo (your choice of 5×7 or 8×10 print). Photos are $250 each. For these limited edition sessions only, if you buy two photos, you get one free!

        For the highest value, consider purchasing a package of 10 photos, which includes the full size digital versions of the photos on a crystal USB drive and an heirloom quality album. The special price for this package is $1200.

        Can I get professional hair and makeup services?

        Professional hair and makeup services are available at an additional cost. That cost is subject to change depending on the hair and makeup artist. So please ask me about that when you book your shoot. There are only 3 slots available that will allow time for hair and makeup services, so you’ll want to grab one of those spots quickly.

        Christmas pajama sessions. This is an image of an Asian mother with her daughter, lying on the floor ans smiling. They are wearing sweaters and matching pink winter hats. Image by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        What if I’m not available on November 23rd?

        If the mini session day doesn’t work for you, please consider a booking full size session. Full size sessions can be booked on a day that is convenient for you and includes a more full experience compared to a mini session. Pricing will be regular pricing. The Christmas set will be available until mid-late December.

        How do I book my shoot?

        Spots are limited! So contact me soon to ask any questions and to book your limited edition Christmas pajama session. A deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot and that deposit goes toward your photo purchase.

        Christmas pajama sessions. This is an image of a girl wearing a gray striped night gown. She's holding a glass of milk with a plate of cookies, and sitting on the floor in front of a Christmas tree. Image by Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        Housewarming Party Promotion

        Exciting news and special promotion now through October 2018.

        Housewarming Party Promotion. This is a photo of the studio of Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        Hey ladies! I have exciting news to share with you. Photography by Rayleigh has moved to Tualatin!  I’ve been working hard to get the space looking gorgeous for all of you.  The space has a new coat of paint (or three) by Radiant Services NW.  A beautiful new floor by Koeber’s Interiors.  And an amazing floral arrangement by Vanessa’s Flowers. To celebrate, I’m having a Housewarming Party Promotion!

        Housewarming Party Promotion. This is a photo of the studio of Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        I have two huge windows for gorgeous light.  And black out curtains for more artistic lighting set ups.

        Housewarming Party Promotion. This is a photo of the studio of Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        I LOVED my pink striped wall in my previous studio space so I had that done in the new space, too. This photo shows the hair and makeup station and the photo reveal station.

        Housewarming Party Promotion. This is a photo of the restroom part of the studio of Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

        I may as well show you the bathroom, too, because it’s just cute. haha! I’m a big fan of gold polka dots. I’m a little obsessed, if I’m being honest.

        This is what the space looked like before we moved in. It was nice but I needed to brighten it up with white paint and put in the wood floor because wood floors are just sexier than carpet.

        I’d love to show off my new studio in person, so I’m offering a special promotion that you’ll want to hear about. It’s super rare that I offer discounts because although my sessions are definitely a financial investment, my past clients will tell you that the experience is totally worth it!

        I’m excited to have all of you ladies in to see the new space so I wanted to offer something special. Let’s think of it like a housewarming party. Except it’s one on one.  And you are totally encouraged to party in your underwear. Now, that’s a good party! Here is the special deal I’m offering…

        Housewarming Party Promotion

        I’m offering $241 off my mini session which is a 30 minute beauty or boudoir session and includes your choice of 8 digital images on a thumb drive for $499. Professional hair and makeup services are optional but highly encouraged. They are an additional $150.

        The shoot doesn’t have to be a boudoir shoot. If you want a beauty shoot (fully clothed) or professional head shots, I’d love to do those, too. The offer expires at the end of the month, which means that you have to contact me to book your shoot and pay your deposit this week. Your shoot can be for any future date. How does that sound?

        If you have questions or if you are ready to book your shoot, just shoot me an email at info@byRayleigh.com. I can’t wait to book your shoot!