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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! 

Slate Blue Estate Wedding at Polen Farm in Dayton Ohio | Wes & Kate

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is walking into the bridal suite for the first time. The best part? Finding the leading lady of the day and giving her the biggest hug! Why? Because all my Rachael Leigh Brides are simply the greatest people and by the time I walk into that […]

October 1, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Honey Themed Boho Wedding at The Honey Farm in Lebanon, Ohio | Eric & Kelsey

Eric and Kelsey’s honey themed, bohemian dream type of wedding at The Honey Farm, it was . . . well where do I even start? I guess from the beginning! These two are the absolute sweetest and their daughter Mae, too! Their love for one another shone through in so many ways on Saturday! And […]

September 17, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Elegant Gold Styled Wedding at Reverie in Dayton Ohio

Getting to shoot at a new venue is always a lot of fun! So! When I received an email from Reverie to participate in a styled wedding there, it was a total no brainer for me! I’ve done styled shoots on multiple occasions, this one though, it was a bit different! The team at Reverie […]

September 13, 2019

Branding, Wedding

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Carefree & Natural Senior Pictures at Caesar Creek in Ohio

Maddie and her cute self graced my camera lens on Tuesday and my oh my, this gal rocked it! She is a bubbly ray of sunshine that can spread her rays to brighten anyones day and she sure did that for me! I think we could spent hours upon hours strolling, hiking and just exploring […]

September 9, 2019

Portraits, Seniors

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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

For Brides, Wedding

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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

Wedding, Weddings

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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

Wedding, Weddings

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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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