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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! 

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session | Wedding Wednesdays

  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 […]

March 11, 2020

For Brides, Wedding Wednesdays

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Do You Really Need Engagement Photos? | 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 […]

February 19, 2020

For Brides, Wedding Wednesdays

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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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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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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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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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Engagement Pictures | What to Wear

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 […]

January 16, 2019

For Brides

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