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I'm Rachael, a wedding and senior portrait photographer for the joyful & adventurous! I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee and enjoy viewing some of my latest work and getting a sneak peek into life behind the scenes! 


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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! 

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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Lifestyle Brand Photos in Cincinnati, Ohio | Husband & Wife Photo Team

A lifestyle brand photo session with this husband and wife photography team in an all white, natural light studio! Mercy! What a way to spend an afternoon! Brand sessions are beginning to fill up my calendar for this winter and I’m not mad about it! I’ve come to realize that, along with weddings, I love […]

January 20, 2020

Brands, Business, Portraits

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Best of 2019 | Weddings

What a year! Putting together this blog post is always eye opening because it forces me to look back on all that I was able to create. I absolutely love this craft I get to be apart of. Walking alongside couples as they journey toward and through their wedding day is something that I never […]

December 31, 2019

For Brides, Wedding, Weddings

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Snow Engagement Pictures at Caesar Creek State Park & Lebanon, Ohio | Cameron & Karissa

Winter sessions are tough. I’m not going to lie. Between the cold temps and shortage of leaves, they kind of just lack everything that typically makes my photographer heart skip a beat! This day on the other hand, may have begun to redeem the winter season for me. One word: snow. I’ve not gotten the […]

December 24, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Katelyn James Live Event in Richmond, Virginia | Travel

One thing I’ve learned is that not all education events are created equal. And they’re not all for me. But let me tell ya, there hasn’t been one. Not one event or course or anything where Katelyn James was educating that I left disappointed. Last Tuesday, I got to sit in a room of 400 […]

December 11, 2019

Business, Travel

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