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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 Run Park Engagement Pictures in Columbus, Ohio | Chad & Brooke

It was so fun to get back into the swing of shooting with my couples this year! Winter can be super depressing when you’re a photographer because the cold temps prevent us from getting to freely go outside and shoot like we do in all the other seasons! Thankfully though, I’ve got some great Rachael […]

January 24, 2020

Engagements, Portraits

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Lifestyle Brand Photos in Cincinnati, Ohio | Husband & Wife Photo Team

A lifestyle brand photo session with this husband and wife photography team in an all white, natural light studio! Mercy! What a way to spend an afternoon! Brand sessions are beginning to fill up my calendar for this winter and I’m not mad about it! I’ve come to realize that, along with weddings, I love […]

January 20, 2020

Brands, Business, Portraits

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Snow Engagement Pictures at Caesar Creek State Park & Lebanon, Ohio | Cameron & Karissa

Winter sessions are tough. I’m not going to lie. Between the cold temps and shortage of leaves, they kind of just lack everything that typically makes my photographer heart skip a beat! This day on the other hand, may have begun to redeem the winter season for me. One word: snow. I’ve not gotten the […]

December 24, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Eden Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnati, Ohio | Grant & Katie

I think you know by now that I’m pretty partial to engagement sessions! There’s just something about getting together with my couples prior to their wedding day and just having some time to get to know one another and create some beautiful images! One of the best things is that they can include places and […]

November 15, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Oregon District and Eastwood Metropark Engagement Pictures in Dayton, Ohio | Thomas & Caroline

It was one of the warmer fall days that happen in Ohio. I met Thomas and Caroline in the Historic Neighborhoods of the Oregon District in Dayton and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful night! Between the sunshine and the hint of fall colors, it was just perfect! More than that though, […]

November 12, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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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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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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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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Winter Carriage Hill Metropark Engagement Photos | Robert & Christine

  There are some people who you can tell within a second of meeting them that you will be friends. Christine was one of those people for me! After receiving her email inquiring about her wedding day, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was one of “my people”! She just exudes […]

March 15, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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