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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! 

I was an introvert, would you believe it?

  Would you believe I’m introverted? Or at least I used to be?⁠ I was the girl who arranged her camp schedule to make sure she was there with her younger friends.⁠ The girl who wouldn’t go get her photography mentor a glass of water at a wedding because it involved talking to people I […]

February 21, 2020


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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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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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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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Ben Rector & A Boho Airbnb in Louisville, KY | Adventures

This is a trip Sarah and I have been wanting to take since we first heard Ben Rector like five years ago! Okay, well maybe not this exact trip! But the desire to see him in concert was definitely there! Ben came to Columbus last fall on the leg of his Magic Tour and we […]

March 13, 2019

Personal, Travel

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Changed Plans & A Calling | Story of Rachael Leigh

  “How do I even begin this?” I’ve asked myself that question a thousand times over. “My story isn’t that glamorous.” An excuse I’ve made to keep myself from writing this. “Will anyone even read it?” A question that has plagued my mind and fed my procrastination. All of these statements, these questions, they’ve all […]

February 26, 2019


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IT’S LAUNCH DAY! | Introducing the New Rachael Leigh Brand

The day is here! It’s finally time to reveal the new brand and website I’ve been working on for the past few months! Y’all! I couldn’t be more excited to share this new chapter in my journey with y’all! So, let me officially welcome you to the NEW Rachael Leigh website, brand and blog! I […]

January 17, 2019

Business, Personal

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