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40th Anniversary Portraits

This is a before and after collage of my lovely client. Photo by Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

Couples Portraits

I had the pleasure of photographing this fine couple for their 40th wedding anniversary and they were a joy to work with. I love photographing “empty nester” couples who have raised their children and have decided to invest in something special for themselves.

40th wedding anniversary

This is what my clients had to say about their experience…

“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.  “

40th wedding anniversary portraits. Couple photo by Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

“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.  “

40th wedding anniversary portraits. Couple photo by Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

“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. “

40th wedding anniversary portraits. Couple photo by Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

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

40th wedding anniversary portraits. Couple photo by Photography by Rayleigh. for more info, visit byrayleigh.com

Having clients come back for multiple sessions, or referring family members to me is the best compliment! I always love seeing this beautiful family in my studio.

Date Night Idea

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?

Couples photography by Rayleigh. This image is of a young couple standing in front of a black background. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com
Couples photography by Rayleigh. This black and white image is of a young couple lying on the floor and embracing. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com
Couples photography by Rayleigh. This image is of a young couple sitting in front of a gray background. For more info, please visit byrayleigh.com

Want to see more?

To see more of my couples portraits, I invite you to check out my Couples Gallery.