Miss Abby has been competing in beauty pageants since she was 9 years old. She has won several titles, including Salem United Miss, Oregon United Miss, National United Miss, IJM Miss Oregon Jr. Teen, and American US National Jr. Teen Queen. I had the pleasure of photographing her pageant head shots for her next competition. Abby has come in a number of times for updated portraits and I just love her poise and confidence.
When competing for Oregon United Miss, the pageant head shot photo she submitted, taken by yours truly, won the photogenic competition. I was so pleased to be part of that achievement!
Keep up the good work, Miss Abby! I’m routing for you! I’ll be looking forward to shooting your next pageant head shots, as well.
“This is my husband and my 40th wedding anniversary year and I wanted to commemorate it with professional photos. I spent a lot of time on the internet looking at websites of photographers that I thought would work well with us “oldsters”. When I found Rayleigh I felt a connection with her work for couples. ”
“Rayleigh made us feel comfortable, an amazing feat with my husband who is happiest on his tractor in flannel shirt and dirty jeans. Rayleigh was able to capture us in a range of moods and poses: from fun, to cuddly, to elegant. I always blink when a camera goes off, but Rayleigh only shoots in natural light so there were no flashes to trigger my blinking. ”
“I felt like a queen for a day! We were so pleased with Rayleigh’s photographs of us that we treated our daughter and new son-in-law to a photo shoot at her studio to commemorate their marriage (they were married in a simple ceremony at the county courthouse earlier). We then commissioned Rayleigh to photograph our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding reception in the evening in a majestic barn where she had to contend with low light and colored disco lights from the DJ. She did a marvelous job of capturing the guests and festivities. ”
“We can’t thank Rayleigh enough to making us all look good!”
“A friend had used Rayleigh and I loved how her photos turned out. So I contacted her via email to inquire about pricing and she offered several different options. Budget was a concern, but she offers a mini-session that was just what I was looking for (a mix of boudoir and professional looking photos). This was a gift for my husband (and to myself for losing almost 100lbs) and I was nervous about doing boudoir shots.”
“Her studio is in her home and she had a make up artist come in to do my hair and makeup. The make up artist asked me questions about what look I wanted (more natural or more glamour, etc.) and really seemed to listen to what I wanted. I felt like I still looked like myself after wards but just better. Rayleigh was very pleasant (and so was the make up artist). The session was very relaxed and comfortable.”
“I was very nervous and anxious about how the photos would turn out. I was blown away…I still can’t believe that it’s me in the photos. The poses are tasteful and I love how she made me look beautiful (and thin!) and brought out my best features. I turn the Big 50 next month and my husband wants me to book another session!” –Ms. C
Contact me to talk more about doing a boudoir or glamour session with me!
Marie came in with her 3 friends, Kelly, Annie, and DeDe for a shoot together. Marie is absolutely stunning and I loved photographing her. And not saying that just because she brought in her Chucks which makes her a woman after my own heart. Haha! I’m totally jealous of her eyelids, which seems like a silly thing to say, but my eyes sit deep in to my sockets so you can’t see my eyelids at all unless I close my eyes, which makes eye shadow almost pointless. Marie recently lost 60 pounds and is feeling great! Her images were such a celebration of how hard she has worked. Marie’s hair and makeup was done by Danyelle Botts.
Here is what Marie had to say about her experience. “I did a boudoir photo shoot with three of my friends before Valentine’s Day. It was so fun! I recommend trying it to anyone that asks. We all had a great time and Rayleigh makes you feel comfortable the entire time. I myself am not entirely comfortable with my body (what female is?!), but she helps you pose in such ways that enhance what you like and they turn out amazing! I love the way my pictures turned out (and so does the bf!). I plan on doing this again next year, as I know my friends are too! Can’t wait! :)”
Marie, if 5 of your friends comment on this blog, I will give you a gift!