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  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 […]

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session | 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 […]

Do You Really Need Engagement Photos? | Wedding Wednesdays

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 […]

Best of 2019 | Weddings

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, […]

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

Tips for How to Make a Stress Free and Simple Wedding Timeline, Bride Tips, Wedding Education, Photographer, Wedding Planning, Rachael Leigh Photography

  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 […]

How to Make A Wedding Timeline

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 […]

Best of Weddings 2018

You’ve booked your photographer, scheduled the day for your engagement session and now you have to the daunting task of choosing outfits! If you’re anything like me and not a “fashionista” who just knows what to wear, than this post is for you! I’m going to list out my top ten tips for choosing outfits that […]

Engagement Pictures | What to Wear

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This 10 page guide dishes out three secrets to creating phone photos that’ll rock your Instagram world! It walks you through exactly where to find light, how to find locations (even if your house isn’t cute) and then how to edit your photos to look the way you want. So that you can show up on IG in full confidence no matter if you've got pro photos or not! 

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