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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! 

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

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Clovernook Country Club Christmas Wedding | Derek & Emily

There honestly couldn’t have been a better way to wrap up the 2018 wedding season than with Derek and Emily’s antique, Christmas themed day at Clovernook Country Club! The class and joy just oozed out of these two through everything, even when the rain continue to pour and we had to escape out to a […]

December 19, 2018

Wedding, Weddings

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A Southern Bohemian Wedding at WhitLee Springs | Lee & Amanda

Lee and Amanda’s Kentucky wedding was the next to last in my 2018 season! I can’t believe this year has flown by so fast and we will be saying hello to 2019 soon! But in all of the weddings I have photographed this year, this one was special in such a different way. This was […]

November 13, 2018

Wedding, Weddings

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Rainy Meadowbrook Country Club Wedding | Nick & Julie

The rain never did go away on Nick and Julie’s wedding day, but the joy abounded even more than the drops that were falling outside! There were tears, smiles, laughs and all of the emotions that come along with each of those! At the end of the day, despite the rain and all of the […]

September 11, 2018

Wedding, Weddings

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Backyard Wedding in Columbus Ohio | Brandon & Omega

The sunshine broke through the rain in the middle of the reception and a full rainbow made it’s debut. I’ve never photographed a rainbow on a wedding day, but I will forever remember Brandon and Omega’s day because of it! Saturday was such a beautiful culmination of the love these two have for each other! […]

September 7, 2018

Wedding, Weddings

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Rustic Sunflower Wedding in Camden Ohio | Jason & Elizabeth

When Elizabeth and I met all those years ago in youth group, I could have never dreamed that when we met again, I would be the one capturing her wedding day! She reached out to me almost a year ago about photographing her wedding and I was so excited! Their wedding day was full of […]

August 23, 2018

Uncategorized, Wedding, Weddings

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Sage and Navy Polen Farm Wedding in Dayton Ohio | Andrew & Brooke

There was more than a fifty percent chance of storms all day. We prayed the entire week that it would go away, at least long enough to have the ceremony outdoors and to keep Brooke’s dress dry. And you know what! The Lord came through! The sun shone through the clouds and the rain stopped […]

July 24, 2018


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A Beautiful University of Dayton Wedding | Alex & Meredith

I’m so excited to finally be sharing this University of Dayton wedding day with y’all! Now that I’m through the craziness of camp season, it’s time to catch up on all of the things and this was at the top of my list! Everything about this day still makes me smile, from beginning til the […]

July 4, 2018


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A Classic Norman Chapel Wedding in Cincinnati Ohio | Gavin & Audrey

The tears just flowed as Audrey walked down the aisle to meet Gavin. Everyone was genuinely happy for them and the ceremony was one of the most beautiful that I have ever witnessed. The simplicity of it and the words of the pastor still ring in my ears as I type this. “These two will […]

June 8, 2018

Wedding, Weddings

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An Elegant Orchid & Navy Wedding at NCR Country Club | Jeremy & Amber

As Amber walked out to towards her groom for their first look, you could just see all of the excitement written on her face! Jeremy and Amber’s wedding at NCR Country Club was filled with that kind of joy all day long! And it made the day so beautiful! Aside from the beautiful venue and […]

June 6, 2018


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