Category Archives: Wedding Photography

Valentine Wedding | Wedding Photography Portland Oregon

Okay, you know you are behind on blogging when you realize that it’s Valentine’s Day weekend and you haven’t yet blogged your Valentine’s Day Wedding from two years ago. But the timing does work out pretty well for me to share these beautiful photos from the adorable Matz wedding. Their wedding did happen on Valentine’s Day and, of course, it was Valentine’s Day themed, which was a first for me. I adored the heart shaped cookies they had for their guests.

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The other thing that made this wedding fun and unique is that it was held at the Hillsboro Public Library.  I doubt Amber and Justin knew this but it just so happens that February is “Library Lover’s Month” so win-win! I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at a library before so I really had fun getting some unique shots that I really love! They are some of my most favorite wedding shots in my 14 years of shooting weddings, because they are so different.

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Portland Wedding Photographer
Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography
503.828.2973 info@byrayleigh.com

 

Windy Wedding | Wedding Photography Portland Oregon

The Kinslands had a beautiful outdoor peacock themed wedding ceremony and reception planned at a park in Corvallis, OR. Some rain threatened their beautiful day, but what really did them in was the massive wind that tried to blow their special day away. So at the last minute, they had to move their wedding to a nearby bar, called  Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill .   I was amazed at how good the bride took such a last minute change in plans. It was definitely one my most challenging weddings to photograph because bar lighting isn’t anywhere near ideal for good photographs. And I really don’t prefer having neon beer signs in the background, haha! Also, the room was such a small space to hold all their beloved friends and family. But we all did the best we could with a difficult situation. The bride and groom and the wedding guests had a great time. No matter what the location, their love was the same and it was a beautiful ceremony to unite two people who adore each other. Thankfully, we were able to squeak in some outdoor formal photos and  Bruce’s Starker Arts Park, where the wedding was originally supposed to be held, and I’m so glad, because I absolutely love the photos we got outside.

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Portland Wedding Photographer
Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography and Video
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

Hilltop Wedding | Wedding Photographer Portland Oregon

Jason and Stephanie were married at The Anderson Lodge Hilltop House in Ariel, Washington. It was a beautiful venue with gorgeous views. There wedding was simple, yet classic and warm. I felt like part of the family and it was an honor to be there and capture their precious memories. Isn’t Stephanie’s dress gorgeous?

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If you are getting married in Portland, Oregon or a nearby location, I’d love to chat with you about your wedding. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.

Rayleigh Leavitt : Portland Wedding Photographer
Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography and Video
503.828.2973     info@byrayleigh.com

Best of 2011 Photo Contest | Portland Wedding Photographer

I’ve selected my favorite images from 2011 and now you can vote on your favorite one! There will be two winners. The person/family with the most votes on their photo will win a $50 gift certificate to be used for an album, prints, or another session. I will also hold a random drawing for all those who comment on this blog letting me know that you voted and that winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used toward a new portrait session. The gift certificate may be given to a friend. Here is how to enter:

1. Head over to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/photographybyrayleigh and “like” the page.

2. Look through the photos in the album called “Best of 2011″ and “like” your favorite photo. Voting ends 1/12/2012 at 6:00 pm. You can vote for more than one photo if you’d like to.

3. Comment on this blog to let me know that you voted. This will enter you in to a drawing to win the Gift Certificate.

  

Rayleigh Leavitt :  Couples and Wedding  Photographer Portland, Oregon

  541.231.2137 info@byrayleigh.com

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Amy Loves Thomas | Portland Wedding Photographer

I’ve known Amy and her family for about 19 years and they always amaze me with their creativity.   So I knew that Amy’s wedding would have the Banks family touch and I couldn’t wait to see it!   It was absolutely fabulous!   They turned a simple church banquet hall in tiny Brownsville, Oregon  in to a beautiful wedding venue.   Amy even made her own wedding cake and it tasted as great as it looked!    

  Portland Wedding Photographer

Portland Wedding Photographer

Portland Wedding Photographer

Portland Wedding Photographer

Portland Wedding Photographer

Portland Wedding Photographer

 

Rayleigh Leavitt: Tigard and Portland Wedding Photographer

541-231-2137       info@byrayleigh.com