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“Housewarming Party” Promotion

Exciting news and a special promotion!

 

 

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.

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

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.

I may as well show you the bathroom, too, because it’s just cute. haha!

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! But 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…

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!

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

 

Limited Time Boho Set | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Bohemian Themed Boudoir Sessions!

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I’ve added a brand new boho style set to the studio that will be available only for the month of June. If you’d like to use this set, make sure to schedule your session for June 2017. Clothing and accessories are also available for you to use.

Shoot me an email at info@byrayleigh.com for more info.

Rayleigh Leavitt
Boudoir Photography in Portland, OR

Importance of Sleep | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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There is so much to do everyday that it’s sometimes tough to add in the time to sleep. It’s common for my husband and me to get less than 6 hours of sleep a night. Yikes! While everyone’s sleep needs differ, I know that I could benefit from more sleep. I’ve read that between 7-9 hours is ideal. This is true for every day life, but it’s especially true for the night before a portrait session. Photoshop is pretty awesome but I can’t edit out a sleepy look from your eyes.

There are a million articles on the importance of sleep and just as many on how to get a good night’s rest. Here is an easy read from the Mayo clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379

Are you getting enough zzzz? Are there any rituals you do that help you sleep better?

Ms. T | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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One thing that made Ms. T’s shoot so much fun was that she brought a variety of outfits to use for her shoot. Black is a color that photographs really nicely, however, when my clients bring all black outfits, or when they bring all the same style of outfit (such as all bra and panty sets or all corsets) it doesn’t create very much variety in the final photos. So I recommend bringing different colors as well as different styles and maybe even some fun accessories. Ms. T brought a cowgirl hat, which made for a fun look.

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

Victorian Boudoir Session | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

It’s good for a photographer to do something a little different every now and then to stretch our creative muscles and to avoid burn out. I’m so excited to share the photos from my stylized Victorian inspired boudoir shoot. I teamed up with one of my fabulous hair and makeup artists,  Kim King, for this unique session. It’s so much fun to be able to create a look that is completely different that what we normally do. Some of the photos were on the more dainty, Victorian, side and some of them were more along the lines of an Old West, Saloon Girl theme.

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I purchased the gloves and the choker necklace on Amazon.com. The feathers for her hair were found at a local craft store. I already had the pink corset in my studio wardrobe. For the dress form placed in the background, I used a lace dress I already had and folded the top part of the dress down so it was just a skirt. I added a frilly button-up shirt for the top that I found at Goodwill and completed it with a piece of ribbon for a belt. I just wanted it to look like an old Victorian dress in the background.

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I also had this black corset in my studio wardrobe and I always thought it looked a little too “Country Western” for a normal boudoir session. But it worked great for this themed shoot!

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I was able to borrow a few props, such as the gun (it’s a toy), the holster, and the vintage hat you’ll see below from a local business who sometimes travels to retirement homes and offers free vintage photos for the residents. They were so kind to allow me to borrow them for my shoot.

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

I’m not anything close to being a seamstress. But I know just enough about sewing to be dangerous. I made this little skirt and I really love how it turned out for the photos. Just don’t ask me to make another one because I probably couldn’t repeat it. Haha!

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

The model for this shoot, Kimberly, found these adorable bloomers online.

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

boudoir photography Portland Oregon

I made this bustle, too, and I’m quite proud of how it turned out. I worked so great for this shoot.

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If you are interested in doing a stylized shoot that is different than what most people do, just contact me with your idea and we can make it come true!

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

Pilgrim Sexy Talk | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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When planning this month’s newsletter topics I had a thought to google “sexy thanksgiving” and see what popped up! Holy Cow! There are tips all over the place on how to keep the mood alive throughout this crazy, hectic time of year! Everything from sexy foods, to meals that keep you looking good; sultry (and often cheesy) things to say to super cute outfit ideas! If Thanksgiving is your time of year, I highly suggest scheduling your session now! There are so many cute and fun ways we can incorporate the theme, leaving you with gorgeous images.

Ms. K | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet “Ms. K.” She’s a beautiful 49 year old woman who spent the day with me being pampered with professional hair and makeup styling and a boudoir photo shoot. I asked Miss K a few questions about her session experience so that we could share her thoughts with those of you who are considering a boudoir session.

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 I am turning 50 soon & wanted some nice pictures of me before I got too old.

 My curves.

 I feel okay with my age. I feel like I did at 20.

 No. I feel the feeling of sexiness comes from within.

 Your ability to go with the file & accept who you are … Inside & out.

 

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boudoir photography Portland Oregon

What does “beauty” mean to you?
 Liking who you are & being content. It’s shines through from inside.

What does “sexy” mean to you?
 Accepting your body & learning to enjoy that.

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If you’d like to experience your own boudoir session, I’d love to chat with you about that. Just send me a message! info@byrayleigh.com

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

Alive Again | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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I LOVED working with Jeanne. She was so spunky and up for anything. At age 63, Jeanne was my most mature boudoir client (so far), and she absolutely rocked it! Jeanne has 5 sisters and she said she’s the tame one of the bunch. I NEED them to come in for a sister’s shoot because that would just be a blast.

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“After spending a long time fighting breast cancer, I wanted to feel alive again.   I wanted to feel beautiful – inside and out.   I was sure I was not photogenic, but hey, I would give it a try.   Wow!   What a surprise!   Rayleigh has been blessed with an amazing ability to find your inside beauty and reflect it on your outside.   The shoot itself was special.   Stephanie did a super awesome job on my makeup and hair; and Rayleigh made me feel as if I was in my own home.   She is so focused on what and how to look your best, that there is absolutely no awkwardness to it at all.   She is not only professional, but quite personable.   In a word, the shoot was just fun; and the final product was simply beautiful.   She found my smile and my inner beauty, something I had not seen in a very long time.   And I didn’t even know I looked that good.   It’s amazing as women we will spend money on our partners, on our kids, on our pets, on vacations, on anything but ourselves.   My experience with Rayleigh was worth a lifetime of vacations; and I have the photos to remember it by.   I would highly recommend that every woman invest in this special gift of Photography by Rayleigh.”   –Jeanne

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No matter your age, a boudoir shoot can be a wonderful experience. Contact me to schedule your own session.

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

Pin-Up Style | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Ava was such a joy to work with. She wanted to do more of a pin-up theme for a portion of her session and I love how her photos turned out. She ended up ordering a large canvas print for her living room, which is the benefit of using an outfit that is more modest than the typical lingerie set. Having private photos for your man’s eyes only is a fun little secret. But it’s also fun to have some photos that you can share with everyone else.

 

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Contact me to schedule your own Pin-Up style session.

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

 

Pin-up Class and Shoot | Pin-Up Photography by Rayleigh

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March 28
11:00am

$50

 

This is an introductory price for a new idea. If it goes well, I’d love to make it a regular event! Includes a pin-up style makeup and hair lesson taught by Kianna Araujo, black liquid eyeliner, a red lipstick sample, a photo shoot by Photography by Rayleigh, and 3 digital images.

RSVP to info@ByRayleigh.com. Payment must be received by March 20th.

Class and photo shoot will take place at the studio of Photography by Rayleigh in Tigard, OR. Bring your personal makeup stash. A small selection of pin-up wardrobe will be provided, and you should bring what you can, as well.

 

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(Hair and makeup in these promotional images was done by Stephanie Yates from Salon Mariposa.)

I can’t wait to see you all there!

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