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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! 

June 8, 2018

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 be a force for the Kingdom. They are world changers.” And it could not be more true. Audrey and Gavin are such genuine and encouraging people. You can tell in an instant that they love the Lord because of the way that they love each other. It’s a beautiful thing to witness.

 When I say that Audrey and Gavin’s wedding was a dream, I’m not lying! Between the Norman Chapel ceremony with astounding architecture to the neutral blues she chose for their color palette, it was everything that this photographer dreams of! I think I told Audrey like three or four times how absolutely perfect it was! Not to mention that they exited from their ceremony through a tunnel of bubbles to a classic convertible and Gavin and his mom danced to the Greatest Showman for their mother-son dance! Could it be more perfect?

 The way that their family and friends rallied around them in support and love created such a welcoming atmosphere and made the day so so special! There are so many other things I could say about this wedding and the couple, but I don’t want to keep you here all day! Let me just end with this. Audrey and Gavin, thank y’all for allowing me to be a part of your day! It was absolutely beautiful and so special to witness! I can’t wait to see what the Lord does through you on your new adventure together! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Mexico!

That bouquet!! Isn’t it stunning! And her DRESS!

We had one door in this getting ready room! But, we made it work! I honestly love the drama and contrast in these!

This! Just this! Audrey, you are STUNNING!

They gave gifts to each other right before the ceremony! It was so special!

This chapel! All of my love for old architecture and stone came to life here!

And there’s the tears!

They’re MARRIED! I love this shot!

Those arches, the bridal party, the colors, the joy! Everything about this image!

THESE BOUQUETS! The neutral greens and the light blue are everything! The Flowerman is amazing!

This should be in a movie!

HER VEIL! I love cathedral length veils because we get to play!

I love that this one shows off the arches and the epicness of her train!

Magazine cover material!

Audrey’s dad was waiting at the window for them to arrive!

Mulhauser Barn literally let’s you have Golden Hour INSIDE! I loved all the windows there!

Probably one of my favorite first dances!

The music stopped about halfway through, the top hat came out and they rocked out to The Greatest Showman! Best. Thing. Ever.

Dancing to The Greatest Showman!

This bridal party was awesome!

Ended the night dancing to The Greatest Showman AND High School Musical! Couldn’t have been more perfect!

Ceremony Venue | Norman Chapel

Reception Venue | Mulhauser Barn

Florist | The Flowerman

Bridal Boutique | Carrie Karibo Bridal

Groom Attire | Men’s Warehouse

DJ | Party Pleasers

Invitation Suite | Lily June Design Co.

Bridesmaids Gowns | Azazie

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