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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! 

Colorful Bohemian Styled Wedding at Bansen Farms in Charlotte, North Carolina

God works in some pretty great ways. I had no idea when my family stayed at an adorable farmhouse Airbnb in Charlotte, NC in March that I’d be visiting there again in August to host a styled shoot! Let me back up a little and tell ya the full story! It starts with Bansen Farms, […]

September 6, 2019

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Classic Wedding at Terrace Park Country Club in Cincinnati Ohio | Trent & Sarah

This Terrace Park Country Club wedding in Cincinnati exuded class in every form of the word! But it wasn’t the classiness that Trent and Sarah’s guests will remember, it’s the way that Sarah’s parents stood and welcomed each guest and toasted the newlyweds! It’s the tear-filled first look Sarah shared with her dad where they […]

August 14, 2019


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UP Movie Themed Wedding at Hughes Center in Cincinnati, Ohio | Troy & Megan

  The anticipation for Troy and Megan’s wedding at the Hughes Center in Hamilton, Ohio was real! At least since their UP themed engagement session at Ault Park last year! I can remember chatting with Megan for the first time at one of my favorite coffee stops and we clicked instantly! We ended up spending […]

July 23, 2019

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My reason for going off the grid for three weeks | Camp Lebanon 2019

“How do you do three weeks of camp?” This is a question I’ve heard A LOT! Especially over the last three years. If you haven’t seen me post about it on my instagram, then you may not know that in June each year, I take out three weeks and volunteer as a counselor at my […]

July 5, 2019


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Backyard Summer Wedding in Monroe, Ohio | Guy & Sam

It’s no secret that I’ve been awaiting this wedding since their engagement session at Caesar Creek in the fall! You should remember Sam from her incredible attention to detail that resulted in a classic truck and a canoe being included in their photos! Since she set the bar so high with their engagement session, I […]

July 3, 2019

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Rosewood Manor Wedding in Miamisburg Ohio | Michael & Kacie

This wedding was one filled with family and legacy. And as you scroll through the details and the rest of the post, you’ll see what I mean! Kacie wore Michael’s grandma’s pearls, she carried a handkerchief that had been passed down through his family and her bouquet was adorned with a charm commemorating the family […]

June 4, 2019


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Secret Garden Inspired Wedding at French Park in Cincinnati Ohio | Charlie & Katie

  From the start, Katie told me that the point of their day was not only to celebrate the marriage of her and Charlie, but to honor all those who have walked alongside them throughout their relationship. She told me all about the unique timeline she had in mind, how there’d be an intimate ceremony […]

May 30, 2019

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Immaculate Conception Church Wedding in Celina Ohio | Andy & Megan

God and his goodness are written all over this wedding story and there are two main reasons why: 1. there was a high chance of rain on their day, but Megan faithfully prepared for it. She thought to buy clear umbrellas, had a rain plan for portraits and kept me updated on it all! When […]

May 29, 2019


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Classic Spring Wedding at Antioch Shrine Center in Dayton Ohio | Sam & Lisa

Each couple I have the chance to work with is so unique. They have their own story. Sam and Lisa, well, they’d been waiting five years. Five years of back and forth, really long distances and a whole lot of patience. Just the past few months, they’ve actually been unable to talk via any form […]

May 14, 2019

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Cedar Lodge Wedding in Washington Court House, Ohio | Robert & Christine

After a rain filled wedding season last year, I feel like a seasoned rain professional! And when the forecast began showing non stop showers throughout the day, I was prepping like I typically do. But most preparation was poured into prayer! I knew that Christine so wanted her ceremony outdoors and getting to use the […]

May 8, 2019

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