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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

 

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

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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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

The Hottest Guy I’ve Ever Photographed | Men’s Photography Portland Oregon

This is by far, the hottest guy I’ve ever photographed. It’s true I don’t often photograph men. But I mostly say that because this is my sexy husband, whom I adore and can’t get enough of. We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary by spending a few days at Cannon Beach. I brought my camera along so that I could do a photo shoot of Nate while we were hanging out in our hotel room. Although we stayed on the more conservative side, I still consider this a male boudoir session, also affectionately termed “dudoir.” So often when you see sexy photographs of men, all the men are totally ripped guys with muscles bulging every which way. But what about all the regular dudes that don’t have rock hard six packs? They like to feel sexy, too. So I had a great time taking photos of my Sweetie and I smile every time I look at them.

 

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If your guy would like to experience a male boudoir session, just contact me for details. My style is conservative when it comes to photographing men and I believe guys can be ultra sexy without being too revealing or overly sexual, like the photographs you see here.

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

Apple Strudel | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Meet Kathrin.   She is from Germany and was such a joy to work with. Her and her husband were so kind. They own a German bakery in Portland. When Kathrin came to my studio for her shoot, she brought me some apple strudel. OH. MY. GOODNESS! It was like eating a piece of heaven. I really need to make a trip over to their bakery for another! Kathrin wrote me a really nice review on Yelp.com.   This is what she said…

I just finished my boudoir photo shoot with Rayleigh and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I want to do a photo shoot for a long time, but you need the right person to take your picture. I’m very pleased with Rayleigh. she gave me the confidence i needed. she guided me in the right moments. i’m not perfect, but if you see the picture in the end, it feels like maybe i em perfect.   i’m very proud of my pictures.

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Please contact me to schedule your own boudoir portrait shoot.

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

Guns & Pearls | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

One thing that can make your boudoir shoot truly unique is to bring props that are personal to you or your man. Angie brought in her man’s guns for her shoot. It was fun coming up with unique poses that could incorporate the guns. Plus, the guns made Angie look bad-a$$ sexy, don’t you think?

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Contact me to schedule your own personalized boudoir shoot.

 

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

 

Girls Day Out | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Jennifer, Rachel, and Tracy all came in together for their individual boudoir sessions. A boudoir session is so much fun by yourself, but having your friends rooting you on makes it that much more energetic, fun, and like a party. Contact me for more information about a boudoir party for you and your friends!

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