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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! 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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UP Movie Themed Wedding at Hughes Center in Cincinnati, Ohio | Troy & Megan

  The anticipation for Troy and Megan’s wedding at the Hughes Center in Hamilton, Ohio was real! At least since their UP themed engagement session at Ault Park last year! I can remember chatting with Megan for the first time at one of my favorite coffee stops and we clicked instantly! We ended up spending […]

July 23, 2019

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Backyard Summer Wedding in Monroe, Ohio | Guy & Sam

It’s no secret that I’ve been awaiting this wedding since their engagement session at Caesar Creek in the fall! You should remember Sam from her incredible attention to detail that resulted in a classic truck and a canoe being included in their photos! Since she set the bar so high with their engagement session, I […]

July 3, 2019

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Rosewood Manor Wedding in Miamisburg Ohio | Michael & Kacie

This wedding was one filled with family and legacy. And as you scroll through the details and the rest of the post, you’ll see what I mean! Kacie wore Michael’s grandma’s pearls, she carried a handkerchief that had been passed down through his family and her bouquet was adorned with a charm commemorating the family […]

June 4, 2019

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Secret Garden Inspired Wedding at French Park in Cincinnati Ohio | Charlie & Katie

  From the start, Katie told me that the point of their day was not only to celebrate the marriage of her and Charlie, but to honor all those who have walked alongside them throughout their relationship. She told me all about the unique timeline she had in mind, how there’d be an intimate ceremony […]

May 30, 2019

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Immaculate Conception Church Wedding in Celina Ohio | Andy & Megan

God and his goodness are written all over this wedding story and there are two main reasons why: 1. there was a high chance of rain on their day, but Megan faithfully prepared for it. She thought to buy clear umbrellas, had a rain plan for portraits and kept me updated on it all! When […]

May 29, 2019

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