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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! 

Classic Spring Wedding at Antioch Shrine Center in Dayton Ohio | Sam & Lisa

Each couple I have the chance to work with is so unique. They have their own story. Sam and Lisa, well, they’d been waiting five years. Five years of back and forth, really long distances and a whole lot of patience. Just the past few months, they’ve actually been unable to talk via any form […]

May 14, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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Cedar Lodge Wedding in Washington Court House, Ohio | Robert & Christine

After a rain filled wedding season last year, I feel like a seasoned rain professional! And when the forecast began showing non stop showers throughout the day, I was prepping like I typically do. But most preparation was poured into prayer! I knew that Christine so wanted her ceremony outdoors and getting to use the […]

May 8, 2019

Wedding, Weddings

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How to Make A Wedding Timeline

  Since wedding season is about to kick back up, I’ve been in full planning mode with my brides! Two months before their wedding day, I come alongside each Rachael Leigh Bride to create a custom timeline that ensures that it goes exactly according to plan and that guarantees that they’ll get the best photographs […]

May 1, 2019

For Brides, Weddings

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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

For Brides, Weddings

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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

Weddings

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