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Mr. & Mrs. A | Couples Portraits Portland Oregon

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“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.  ”

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“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.  ”

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“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. ”

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“We can’t thank Rayleigh enough to making us all look good!”

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

Brittany & John | Couples Photography Portland Oregon

What a fantastic way to celebrate your engagement or anniversary. Couples sessions are such a memorable activity to do together if you are looking for a creative date night idea. As a bonus, you get to enjoy the photos for the rest of your marriage and pass them down to your children… who will most definitely make fun of your outfits and your hair styles. But that’s the circle of life, right?

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

Valentine Gift Idea | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Valentine’s Day is this weekend. If you’ve been crazy busy, like me, you might be looking for a last minute gift idea. With all the love in the air, I wanted to find some fun, inexpensive gifts that could be fun to give this Valentine’s Day and found this – Date Night Sticks.  I must live in a bubble, because there are TONS of sites that talk about this and I had never heard of it before! So maybe you’re already aware, consider this a reminder to just do it!

The idea is you write down places, activities, etc onto Popsicle sticks; then when you have a date night draw one and do it! Some sticks can be color coded for less expensive ideas vs. more expensive excursions, maybe even a family night. For Valentine’s Day, you could give a jar, but I think it would be more fun to give the supplies and create the jar together!

Whether you choose to do sticks, or paper in a bowl, I’d love to hear about it! Also include the most interesting activity you are adding to the options. I may want to borrow it!

 

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.

 

Dudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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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

Couples Portraits | Engagement Photography Portland Oregon

I love photographing couples. Traiz and Jen are a beautiful couple and I loved capturing the loving closeness they feel for each other. Since the time of their shoot, they have become husband and wife. I’m thrilled for them. Maybe I can get them to come back again for some anniversary portraits!

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

Couples Portraits | Couples Photography Portland Oregon

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I met Jess while she was waitressing at our favorite restaurant, Famous Dave’s, when my husband and I were just dating. She said that my husband and I were her favorite couple and she called us her “famous couple.” She loved us so much that she actually came to our wedding. It was awesome! She thought were were an adorable couple. But I think Jess and Stephen are incredibly cute together as well. I loved photographing them. I love the closeness and intimacy you can see in their photographs.     They aren’t engaged, yet, but they’ve been together a long time so we can send well wishes their way for a beautiful future together.

 

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Do you have someone you love? Why not capture your relationship in some beautiful photos? Contact me today to schedule your own session.

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

Stripped Down Workshop (Couples Boudoir) | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I love shooting couples.   I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot couples boudoir but I always thought it would be fun.   I just haven’t pursued it because I’d want to keep my style pretty tame.   More along the lines of a fashion look.   And I fear having clients who might want to push the borders beyond what I’m looking to do.   But I really enjoyed the chance to shoot Jen and Max at the Stripped Down Workshop in Las Vegas with Modern Love Photography and I’d love to do some more shoots in this style.   Their hair and makeup was done by Ashlyn Taylor.   Jen and Max and married and they are both photographers.   They volunteered to model for us, which was great because they did such a great job. I loved shooting with them.

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Often when boudoir photographers shoot couples boudoir, they focus on the lady with the guy being just an accessory for her.   But guys like to feel sexy, too, and have images that make them look great.   So Denise Birdsong inspired us in the workshop to create emotion on our images by coaching both the guy and the girl to have expression and body language.

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If you like the style of couples boudoir that you see here and you’d like to do a shoot with your Sweetie, contact me!

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

Kimbrie and Josh’s Beloved Session | Portland Photographer

I had SO much fun during Kimbrie and Josh’s  Beloved  session. They wanted photos for Kimbrie’s birthday and although they aren’t engaged to be married just yet, I wanted to put their photos on my wedding blog because this is one of my most favorite couples sessions I’ve done! They were great sports and they let me try something new with them for parts of their session! There is a well known photographer, Jesh DeRox, who came up with a concept he calls “Beloved.” I wanted to try out his technique and I love how it went! I asked Kimbrie and Josh to do certain things, pretend certain things, think about certain things, and tell each other things that would help them feel particularly loving with each other, so much that they could almost forget that my camera was snapping away at them. I was able to capture true emotion rather than nervous smiles. And they had a lot of fun just being together and loving each other. That is absolutely the experience I want for all of my clients!

 

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Kimbrie and Josh, please share this blog with your friends!    If you get 20 comments on this post, I will give you a free mini accordian album with your favorite images.  

 

  Photography  By Rayleigh:     Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography and Videography

  541.231.2137       info@byrayleigh.com