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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! 

Kumler Chapel Wedding at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio | Kyle & Jessica

Summer weddings are always so beautiful! Between the bright greens and the blue skies, you couldn’t ask for anything better! Okay, well we could do with a little cooler weather every once in a while for the sake of weddings! Regardless of that though, Kyle and Jessica’s wedding on Saturday was wonderful! From the classic […]

July 22, 2020

Wedding, Weddings

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Spring Church Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Chad & Brooke

  I’ve been excited to share these photos in the midst of this wild Coronavirus thing! And what a way to kick off the 2020 wedding season! Chad and Brooke’s small celebration on Saturday was such a gift in the midst of our new social-distancing normal! Aside from using hand sanitizer a little more often, […]

March 24, 2020

Wedding, Weddings

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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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Fall Wedding at Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon, Ohio | Kevin & Paige

What a way to close out my 2019 wedding season! Friday was the definition of a fall day! The temperature, the color palette and even the thick clouds that made it a little extra overcast! It was beautiful! Kevin and Paige officially became husband and wife! Surrounded by so many family and friends, they said […]

October 29, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Fall Backyard Wedding in Columbus, Ohio | Luke & Jessie

The honor of photographing the wedding of a friend of a past couple is one I don’t take lightly! I got to meet Jessie when she was a bridesmaid in Joel and Anna’s wedding last spring! She was the absolute sweetest to work with throughout the entire day and at the reception she stole me […]

October 15, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Fall Wedding at Polen Farm in Dayton Ohio | Steven & Taylor

If fall weddings continue to be like the past two, I may be won over from my summer obsession! Just maybe! Steven and Taylor’s wedding day at Polen Farm in Dayton, Ohio was a beauty! From the classic color palette to the actual fall temperatures we experienced, there was no shortage of things to make […]

October 8, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Slate Blue Estate Wedding at Polen Farm in Dayton Ohio | Wes & Kate

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is walking into the bridal suite for the first time. The best part? Finding the leading lady of the day and giving her the biggest hug! Why? Because all my Rachael Leigh Brides are simply the greatest people and by the time I walk into that […]

October 1, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Honey Themed Boho Wedding at The Honey Farm in Lebanon, Ohio | Eric & Kelsey

Eric and Kelsey’s honey themed, bohemian dream type of wedding at The Honey Farm, it was . . . well where do I even start? I guess from the beginning! These two are the absolute sweetest and their daughter Mae, too! Their love for one another shone through in so many ways on Saturday! And […]

September 17, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Elegant Gold Styled Wedding at Reverie in Dayton Ohio

Getting to shoot at a new venue is always a lot of fun! So! When I received an email from Reverie to participate in a styled wedding there, it was a total no brainer for me! I’ve done styled shoots on multiple occasions, this one though, it was a bit different! The team at Reverie […]

September 13, 2019

Branding, Wedding

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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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