Category Archives: Weddings

Valentine’s Day 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.

Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride having her hair and makeup done. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride smiling at her groom. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride and groom with their wedding party She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride with her bridal party They are wearing black bridesmaids dresses. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the rings with some heart cookies and Scrabble pieces. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

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.

Valentine's Day Library wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride and groom kissing behind a book. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day Library wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride and groom kissing embracing among the books. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day Library wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride and groom smiling behind a book shelf. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the groom in a black tux with a red bow tie and rose. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride standing against a white wall. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the wedding program and heart shaped cookies. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com
Valentine's Day wedding. Wedding Photography by Rayleigh. This image is of the bride and groom during the ceremony. She's wearing a netted bird cage veil headband. For more info, visit byrayleigh.com

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I don’t keep any wedding photos on my main website because I only shoot weddings by special request. If you’d like to see more of wedding work, just send me an email!

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

Brownsville, OR Wedding Photographer

I’ve known Amy and her family since about 1991 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! I’m honored they chose me to be their Brownsville Wedding Photographer.    

Brownsville, OR wedding photographer

Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This outdoor wedding portrait is of a smiling bride and groom looking at each other. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com
Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This outdoor wedding portrait is of a smiling bride and groom looking at each other. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com
Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This outdoor wedding portrait is of a kissing bride and groom holding their marriage certificate. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com
Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This candid church wedding photo is of a dancing bride and groom, doing a dip at their wedding reception Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com
Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This outdoor wedding headshot portrait is of a smiling groom. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com
Brownsville, OR wedding photographer. This candid outdoor wedding portrait is of a smiling bride , fixing her earring. Photography by Rayleigh. For more info, please visit byRayleigh.com

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2021 update: I don’t currently have a weddings gallery available on my main website because I only do weddings by special request. If you’d like to see my wedding gallery, just contact me and I’d be happy to send you a link.