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                                 Hello, and welcome to my little online home! I'm Rachael Leigh and I am a wedding and senior portrait photographer in Southwest Ohio! I do hope that you will grab a cup of coffee and enjoy viewing some of my latest work and getting a little sneak peek into life behind the scenes! 

Kumler Chapel Wedding at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio | Kyle & Jessica

Summer weddings are always so beautiful! Between the bright greens and the blue skies, you couldn’t ask for anything better! Okay, well we could do with a little cooler weather every once in a while for the sake of weddings! Regardless of that though, Kyle and Jessica’s wedding on Saturday was wonderful! From the classic […]

July 22, 2020

Wedding, Weddings

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In-Home Engagement Pictures in Dayton, Ohio | Brandon & Kalyn

From dancing in the kitchen to running around in the pasture, I’m pretty sure we covered every square inch of their charming piece of home in these engagement pictures! Brandon and Kalyn have the cutest little farmhouse, complete with the sweetest and energetic dog ever! Their fun-loving personalities made me feel so welcome from the […]

July 10, 2020

Engagements, Portraits

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Hyde Park & Ault Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnnati, Ohio | Luke & Rachael

Do you know how fun it is to write an email and address it to a gal who has the same name as you? And who spells it the same way! Well, I didn’t know the joy it until Rachael and I began emailing about their cute vintage wedding coming up in January! I remember […]

July 9, 2020

Engagements, Portraits

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Ault Park Cincinnati Engagement Pictures | Kyle & Jessica

I’ve got to admit, blogging has not been my strong suit over the last few months! Between quarantine and Covid-19 reschedules, life has been a bit crazy around here! But, I’m super glad to be able to share all the beautiful portraits I got to create between May and June! Beginning with Kyle and Jessica’s […]

July 8, 2020

Engagements, Portraits

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Spring Church Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Chad & Brooke

  I’ve been excited to share these photos in the midst of this wild Coronavirus thing! And what a way to kick off the 2020 wedding season! Chad and Brooke’s small celebration on Saturday was such a gift in the midst of our new social-distancing normal! Aside from using hand sanitizer a little more often, […]

March 24, 2020

Wedding, Weddings

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How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session | Wedding Wednesdays

  Since engagement session season is right around the corner and the temperatures are warming up here in Ohio, I figured this post would be super helpful for all the girls with some new bling on their finger! Did you know? Engagement sessions are actually the most important part of your wedding photography experience. It […]

March 11, 2020

For Brides, Wedding Wednesdays

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I was an introvert, would you believe it?

  Would you believe I’m introverted? Or at least I used to be?⁠ I was the girl who arranged her camp schedule to make sure she was there with her younger friends.⁠ The girl who wouldn’t go get her photography mentor a glass of water at a wedding because it involved talking to people I […]

February 21, 2020


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Do You Really Need Engagement Photos? | Wedding Wednesdays

  This has been a hot topic in my inbox among brides-to-be. And I figured since I answer it all the time for them, it’d might be something that you might find helpful too! So, here’s my answer to the age old question (or at least the one in this new age): Do I really […]

February 19, 2020

For Brides, Wedding Wednesdays

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Hair Stylist Brand Photos in Cincinnati, Ohio | Revival Hair & Co.

I’ve been up close and personal with this brand for a long time! Marci is one of my close friends and I’ve loved getting to see Revival Hair & Company morph and shape throughout the years! This season of her business is one of the most exciting and the dreams the Lord has put in […]

February 13, 2020

Brands, Business

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Slate Run Park Engagement Pictures in Columbus, Ohio | Chad & Brooke

It was so fun to get back into the swing of shooting with my couples this year! Winter can be super depressing when you’re a photographer because the cold temps prevent us from getting to freely go outside and shoot like we do in all the other seasons! Thankfully though, I’ve got some great Rachael […]

January 24, 2020

Engagements, Portraits

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