Category Archives: Portland

studio boudoir session sample

A fun boudoir sample session is now available on our facebook page. Click the photo below…

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Margaret’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre comes through strongly in her portrait collection, and I love the way her session illustrates a few very distinct looks you can have during your shoot. Everything from a high couture hairpiece to her partner’s comfy sweater contribute toward a wide range of options for the book she will put together as a gift for her husband.


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new studio

Some funny photos from our new Portland studio space are now up on the new studio facebook page.

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And! Portland gals – if you’re thinking about doing a boudoir session as a Valentine’s day gift, contact me ASAP as there is a two week turnaround time for the sessions. (I can rush production but it would incur additional fees.)

WINTER studio Saturdays announced

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I just sent out the monthly studio newsletter but wanted to share with readers that I am opening the studio for three Saturdays this winter before heading out on maternity leave.

January 28
February 18
March 3

Weekdays are always available by request but still require booking ahead.
Session prices for winter 2012 start at $450. Only three spots available on each date.

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Valentine’s Day boudoir

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It’s that time of the year when you start to think about what to do for your spouse, fiancé, partner as a special treat…

How about the gift of boudoir?

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I’m opening the studio for one-hour sessions on Saturday, January 28. Three slots available, early afternoon times. Session cost is $450 (or $950 with the disc of image files). Hair and makeup styling included.

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Real women only please; those with perfect bodies apply elsewhere.

Email me if you’re interested in booking our services.

I’m available on alternate days [weekdays] for private in-home or studio boudoir sessions as well, please email to inquire.

Lille Boutique, Fortnight Lingerie

I just wrote about this in my newsletter to subscribers, but wanted to point out that Lille Boutique (1007 E Burnside, Portland OR 97214) is having an open house tonight and a trunk show tomorrow for Fortnight Lingerie. Here’s some interesting info from the Portland Mercury piece on the show:


Fortnight was founded to rectify a dearth of proper sizing in the lingerie market—a bra from this collection is typically made in 30 or so different sizes as opposed to typical runs of six or eight, according to Remenyi’s estimate. And while the founding principles may come from a practical place, Fortnight styles go above and beyond on design duty, too. Vintage-inspired pieces from the new collection take their names—Lola, Mary Jane, Angie, etc.—from classic rock songs, a genre Remenyi tells me captures the carefree spirit she and the Fortnight team of five (who do everything from design to production to marketing in-house at their Toronto HQ) are constantly striving for.

[Christina] Remenyi feels strongly that wearing properly fitting lingerie is as essential to a woman’s wardrobe as her shoe choice, affecting everything from her posture to her self-esteem. She’s found that there is no consistently reliable size grade for bras, where she says “every millimeter makes a difference.”



I often get asked for recommendations about where to find pieces to wear during a fine art boudoir portrait session. While I encourage clients to shop their closets to outfit the shoot, there is nothing quite like an artistic piece of clothing to add the element of luxury (and surprise) to your boudoir experience.

In this vein, I have recently fallen in love with Portland’s Lille Boutique. I appreciate the quality of photography they display on their site, the beautiful little pieces in their curated collection, and the overall vibe in their two naturally-lit Portland locations. I recommend you stop in for some inspiration and consider supporting this local business to outfit your session.

Sarah Wizemann, Lille’s owner, keeps an interesting blog here and at and is active on twitter @lilleboutique.

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Lille Boutique
1007 E Burnside
Portland Oregon 97214

Last chance, Portland!

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Woohoo! Take advantage of this one last opportunity to enjoy Rachel’s “I’m new to Portland” boudoir rates. Any sessions booked before 11/30/2011 are at our super unbelievable intro rate; 2012 session fees in our new studio location will start at $500. It’s worth it!

Rachel has photographed over 100 women of all shapes and sizes. Her work has appeared in many established publications, including Boston Magazine, The New York Times, Portland Monthly, and Daily Candy.

To book a 2011 fine art boudoir session with Rachel, email soon before time runs out.
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Next Portland Boudoir Sessions

Portland ladies!   We’re having 2 more Portland boudoir weekends for those of you who want to give a one-of-a-kind holiday or anniversary gift.

(Of course those of you who just want to come celebrate your own fabulousness are always welcome!)



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Friday, October 21 & 28

[ 3 spots on each of these days ]

Saturday, October 22 & 29

[ 2 spots on each of these days ]

session fee includes medium size “little black book” 

for info and booking, email Rachel


Are you feeling a little overworked or overscheduled these days?

This is something I would normally reserve for my newsletter subscribers, but it’s just too good to keep quiet. I brainstormed with some talented Portland colleagues to put together a big promo giveaway around the theme of NOURISH.

We know you work hard. Probably too hard.
And that’s why we want to nourish you.

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(click the banner for more info.)

You have one week to enter!