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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! 

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

Wedding, Weddings

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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

Weddings

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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

Wedding, Weddings

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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

Wedding, Weddings

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How to Make A Wedding Timeline

  Since wedding season is about to kick back up, I’ve been in full planning mode with my brides! Two months before their wedding day, I come alongside each Rachael Leigh Bride to create a custom timeline that ensures that it goes exactly according to plan and that guarantees that they’ll get the best photographs […]

May 1, 2019

For Brides, Weddings

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Springtime Carriage Hill Engagement Pictures in Dayton Ohio | Luke & Jessie

  Each time I get to photograph an engagement session, it lights my fire. Let me explain. I get to spend at least an hour and a half with one of my Rachael Leigh Couples. We laugh, we find out what we have in common, we share stories, we learn about our families, we become […]

April 30, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Union Terminal and Eden Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnati | Trent & Sarah

When I met Trent and Sarah for the first time, we talked for over two hours. No joke. We sat in my favorite coffee shop, Triple Moon, with an iced latte in hand and got to know one another so well! I can still see the excitement on Sarah’s face as she dished out all […]

April 11, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Best of Weddings 2018

I truly believe that I could write a book about last year and all the amazing couples I had the honor of serving! And even though it’s April and you may be thinking, “Rachael, shouldn’t you have posted in this in like January?” well.. you’re probably right! I should have! I just have so many […]

April 2, 2019

For Brides, Weddings

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Spring Engagement Pictures at Carriage Hill in Dayton Ohio | Michael & Kacie

The more that I photograph engagement pictures at Carriage Hill Metropark, the more I fall in love with it! Michael and Kacie’s session there on Saturday morning was absolutely beautiful! We picked it because Kacie wanted to honor her grandfather who spent many days fishing with her on the lake in his neighborhood. Carriage Hill […]

March 26, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Spring Break with the Fam in North Carolina | Travel

  Vacations with the Curtis family usually look a bit different. And that’s why I love ’em! We tend to be spontaneous, enjoy sleeping in a bit and also just being together! There may be a few musts on our agenda that we make sure to hit up, but most times we just explore the […]

March 25, 2019

Personal, Travel

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