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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! 

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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Showit United 2019 & Workshop Fun in Phoenix, Arizona | Travel

I’ve always been an advocate for learning and education. Ever since I started my business, I’ve kind of lived with the mantra of “why buy fancy gear if I don’t know how to use it?”. That’s served me pretty well. I’ve taken multiple online courses and workshops that have taught me all I know, from […]

November 21, 2019

Business, Personal, Travel

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Eden Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnati, Ohio | Grant & Katie

I think you know by now that I’m pretty partial to engagement sessions! There’s just something about getting together with my couples prior to their wedding day and just having some time to get to know one another and create some beautiful images! One of the best things is that they can include places and […]

November 15, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Oregon District and Eastwood Metropark Engagement Pictures in Dayton, Ohio | Thomas & Caroline

It was one of the warmer fall days that happen in Ohio. I met Thomas and Caroline in the Historic Neighborhoods of the Oregon District in Dayton and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful night! Between the sunshine and the hint of fall colors, it was just perfect! More than that though, […]

November 12, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Fall Wedding at Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon, Ohio | Kevin & Paige

What a way to close out my 2019 wedding season! Friday was the definition of a fall day! The temperature, the color palette and even the thick clouds that made it a little extra overcast! It was beautiful! Kevin and Paige officially became husband and wife! Surrounded by so many family and friends, they said […]

October 29, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Fall Backyard Wedding in Columbus, Ohio | Luke & Jessie

The honor of photographing the wedding of a friend of a past couple is one I don’t take lightly! I got to meet Jessie when she was a bridesmaid in Joel and Anna’s wedding last spring! She was the absolute sweetest to work with throughout the entire day and at the reception she stole me […]

October 15, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Fall Wedding at Polen Farm in Dayton Ohio | Steven & Taylor

If fall weddings continue to be like the past two, I may be won over from my summer obsession! Just maybe! Steven and Taylor’s wedding day at Polen Farm in Dayton, Ohio was a beauty! From the classic color palette to the actual fall temperatures we experienced, there was no shortage of things to make […]

October 8, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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