Rayleigh's model first wanted to do a boudoir shoot for her fiancé as a wedding gift. However, by the end of the shoot, she realized how beneficial the session was for herself. Booking a boudoir session takes a lot of courage. There is so much in our society that pushes women down and makes them feel inadequate. Like myself, most women have struggled with body issues, which is why the idea of boudoir can be a bit intimidating. The sense of confidence and self-love that a boudoir can give a woman is priceless. I challenge you to empower yourself in any possible way you can!
What I love about Rayleigh's series is her ability to perfectly pose and position her model so that the angle and lighting were just right. Her photographs look effortlessly stunning. You owe it to yourself to find the beautiful woman that sometimes gets lost in the misconceptions of society and the pressures to feel and look perfect. You are perfectly imperfect and do not let anyone tell you that is not okay.
From the Photographer | The photos I am submitting were taken with a Canon 6D and a 50mm lens. Typically my style is very light and airy, however I was experimenting with some more dramatic lighting styles for a couple of the images and I love how they came out. The client was primarily doing the shoot to create a gift for her Groom to give to him on their wedding day but of course the experience was a delight for her as well.
Photographer: Rayleigh Leavitt | @photography_by_rayleigh
Hair & Make Up: Dallas Merkley | @MerkleyArtistry