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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

Library Lover’s Month | Photography Portland Oregon

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Love books? I do! Did you know that this month is Library Lover’s Month? Well, now you do!
Here’s what you can find on my bookshelf:
The Bible, Enhancing your marriage, fiction, business, motivational and of course BOUDOIR! I just bought a book called Body & Soul which is a boudoir business book about providing a service that is life changing for your clients.

What is on your bookshelf?

 

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

Engaged? | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

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Did you get a big surprise for Valentine’s Day? If you recently got engaged, you might want to consider a little black book gift for your husband-to-be to open the day of your wedding, featuring YOU!

Boudoir photos make the perfect gift when you are looking to do something different, bold and daring for a groom’s gift on your wedding day! This will be a gift you will both enjoy for the rest of your lives!

For more information on how I can design the perfect gift for you, contact me today.

 

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

Valentine 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.

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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.

 

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Rayleigh Leavitt : Portland Wedding Photographer
Tigard and Portland Wedding Photography
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

Starbucks & 49ers | Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

I can’t imagine a more amazing wedding gift to give a groom than some gorgeous and sexy photos of his brand new wife. When Ms. J was searching for the perfect gift for her soon-to-be Husband, she was so excited about the idea of a boudoir shoot. His reaction to receiving his gift on their wedding day was just what she was hoping for. She even sent me some fun photos taken by their professional photographer that I loved being able to see. Sadly, I can’t share them because they got married on a resort and the resort has strict rules about what the Bride and Groom can do with their wedding photos. So you’ll just have to imagine the huge smile on his face as he flipped through each amazing photo of his beautiful lady.

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Ms. J is often found with a Starbucks cup in her hand so she brought one with her to use in the shoot. I love how it makes her photos personal and familiar.

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A wedding veil with a white lingerie set help celebrate this milestone time in her life.

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Ms. J and her fiance are 49ers fans so the t-shirt she brought to wear in her shoot adds more personal touches to her photos.

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To create your own unique shoot, contact me and we can discuss the details!

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

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

For Her Groom | Bridal Boudoir Photography Portland Oregon

Danielle wanted to keep most of her bridal boudoir photos for 0nly her man to see, which is an option that all my clients have and I always respect. But she didn’t mind sharing the photos that were more anonymous, so I’m happy to be able to show you those ones. Danielle brought in her wedding garter and wedding shoes for the shoot. Aren’t those shoes gorgeous? Her fiance received the photos as his wedding gift, and of course, he loved them! I haven’t met a Groom yet who wouldn’t love a gift like that.

 

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“I absolutely loved working with Rayleigh on my boudoir photos. The photos were a surprise wedding gift to my husband and Rayleigh could not have been more wonderful throughout the entire process.   She is able to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and her work speaks for itself; she is truly talented!   My husband absolutely loved his gift and thinks the photographs are amazing.  

Like most women, I was nervous about taking the photos. I also had “concern” areas and Rayleigh was amazing in taking photos to compliment my body and what I was comfortable with.   During the shoot, I felt completely comfortable and actually had fun with Rayleigh.   If you are looking for someone who is professional, will make you feel comfortable, listen to your needs and concerns, and take beautiful photos, Rayleigh is perfect. I would recommend her to anyone I know.”   –Danielle

 

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Are you getting married? A bridal boudoir session would make for an excellent gift for you Groom. Contact me today and we can go over details.

Rayleigh Leavitt : Boudoir and Glamour Photography, Portland, Oregon
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