and I have so many treasured and precious moments from our wedding day thanks to her."

"She took away all my fears of capturing the day 

Let me know if any of these sound like you:

First, let me just say, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm beyond excited for you and your fiancé! I'm so honored that you're considering me as your wedding photographer and I want to officially welcome you! 

I'm Rachael a wedding photographer for classic and fun-loving couples who are most excited to marry their best friend! I create images that document your day in a way that not only reminds you of how it looked, but how you felt!




Welcome

This season of life is incredibly special and exciting and I do hope you soak up every minute of it! As you select your wedding colors, find your venue and choose the perfect vendors, I want you to remember something: you're getting married! At the end of the day, you'll walk back up that aisle and as husband and wife! And begin journey that will last a lifetime. 

It'll be full of ups and downs and you'll look back on your wedding day as a starting point for it all. Your wedding carries a legacy through generations and the photographs that document it will resound years after the beauty fades and memories fail.

 This is why I create story-filled images for classic, yet fun-loving couples. Not just to capture beautiful photographs. But to preserve a legacy of love that will inspire you to keep going and tell your story to the generations that will follow.

First, let me just say, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm beyond excited for you and your fiancé! I'm so honored that you're considering me as your wedding photographer and I want to officially welcome you! 

I'm Rachael a wedding photographer for classic and fun-loving couples who are most excited to marry their best friend! I create images that document your day in a way that not only reminds you of how it looked, but how you felt!


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This season of life is incredibly special and exciting and I do hope you soak up every minute of it! As you select your wedding colors, find your venue and choose the perfect vendors, I want you to remember something: you're getting married! At the end of the day, you'll walk back up that aisle and as husband and wife! And begin journey that will last a lifetime. 

It'll be full of ups and downs and you'll look back on your wedding day as a starting point for it all. Your wedding carries a legacy through generations and the photographs that document it will resound years after the beauty fades and memories fail.

 This is why I create story-filled images for classic, yet fun-loving couples. Not just to capture beautiful photographs. But to preserve a legacy of love that will inspire you to keep going and tell your story to the generations that will follow.

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the  Rachael Leigh  Couple . . .

is most excited to walk back up that aisle as husband & wife!

loves to adventure through life together, in big ways and small

is in it for the memories & small moments, details are great, but people are best

knows that a wedding is one day, but marriage is for a lifetime

has thousands of photos on their phone because moments are better than stuff.

avoids all the trends, but not afraid to steer clear of tradition to make their day their own.

cherishes their people because they're part of the story, too.

"I feel that we not only have pictures to drool over for a lifetime, but I also gained a new friend!"

Rachael is genuine, easy-going, and flexible, but above all else, she is professional and kind. She took charge when needed, and was seamlessly a part of our day to capture the little moments for the duration of her time with us.

I cannot recommend her enough and could type a novel about how amazing she is. I feel that we not only have pictures to drool over for a lifetime, but I also gained a new friend! . . . It was so special! Her passion for what she does is SO OBVIOUS. She is just adorable in every way and I cannot thank her enough!!!




Charlie & Katie

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french park, cincinnati wedding

"YOU WILL NOT REGRET CHOOSING HER FOR THIS SEASON OF LIFE. SHE'S SIMPLY THE BEST!"

Working with Rachael was the easiest and hands-down best experience I could have asked for in a wedding photographer! From our first contact when she began asking about our love story and our dreams and aspirations, to the moment we actually met in person for the first time, I knew without a doubt that this was the best photographer we could have chosen for one of the most meaningful days of our lives!

She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that our vision is being carried out,
she makes herself present to us with any issues that we may have, and she is willing to go the extra mile for those 'epic' photos! When meeting for our engagement session it honestly felt like meeting with a friend that we had known all of our life. She makes the entire process smooth and painless, and does everything with a genuine smile! Her bubbly personality and laughs made it so easy to smile at the camera! You will not regret choosing her for this season of life. She's simply the best!



Andy & Megan

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classic celina, ohio wedding

"WORKING WITH YOU WAS SO EASY . . I DON'T THINK I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR MORE THE DAY OF!"

Your personality, professionalism and your ability to just roll with the punches. I can't tell you how many of our friends and family were so impressed with you!

Working with you in the months leading up to the wedding was so easy and I don't think I could have asked for more the day of. You managed our big rowdy bridal party and families like a pro and I mean have you seen those pictures...they are beautiful! 




Joel & Anna

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crago farms, columbus wedding

"IT LITERALLY FELT LIKE WE WERE OLD FRIENDS WHEN YOU WALKED IN THE HOTEL ROOM!"

If you’re looking for a truly incredible wedding photographer, then look no further! Rachael is THE best! Finding the right person to capture your special day is no easy task, but once I found Rachael the whole process was so easy.

Not only is she amazingly talented, she is also so kind! We are so blessed to have had her as our photographer and you will be too!



Robert & Christine

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washington courthouse, ohio wedding

"IT WAS LIKE SHE WAS OUR LIFELONG FRIEND, SHE MADE US SO COMFORTABLE."

I cannot say enough good things about Rachael! From the moment we met at our engagement shoot, it was like she was our lifelong friend. She made us so comfortable being photographed.

Rachael was very easy to get in contact with leading up to our wedding and helped us with every question we had. She captured every moment at our wedding beautifully. Every photo turned out absolutely magical. I love Rachael so much, and I’m so thankful for her!




Michael & Kacie

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rosewood manor wedding

I was a ball of anxiety my wedding day and her genuine kindness made me feel comfortable and and at ease.

Rachael is an absolute delight to work with. I was a ball of anxiety my wedding day and Rachael’s genuine kindness made me feel comfortable and and at ease. She is extremely talented and I am so pleased with how our pictures turned out.

Every time I talk to someone about our wedding they comment on how great our photos turned out. Rachael has serious talent and is one of the kindest souls. Investing in her photography for your wedding is 110% worth it. I have zero regrets! I cannot recommend her highly enough!



wes & kate

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polen farm, dayton wedding

"no matter how confident you are in your photo posing skills she makes you feel like you know what you are doing"

Rachael is the absolute sweetest and so very talented! There are not enough wonderful things to say about all that she has to offer! First of all, we fell in love with how her pictures looked: light, airy, and romantic.

She has amazing energy behind the camera and no matter how confident you are in your photo posing skills she makes you feel (and look) like you know what you are doing! I could go on and on about how much she went above and beyond for our engagement and wedding pictures, but you really get the whole package with this wonderful photographer! We can't wait to use her for all of our future pictures!



Trent & Sarah

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The Process

 You're unique and the relationship you have with your photographer should be the same. I always say that you not only have to like a certain style of photography, but you also have to click with your photographer! So, step one? Let's be friends! After we've had a chance to get to know one another online, we'll set up a time to chat in real time and determine if we're a match.

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WE'RE OFFICIAL!

To officially save your wedding date on my calendar, I'll walk you through a custom booking proposal. This allows you to review your package and pay the initial retainer to make everything officially official! And that's it! You're a Rachael Leigh Bride & Groom and now it's time to start planning all the things! . . .

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ENGAGEMENT Session

After you book, we'll schedule your complimentary engagement session. This is the time when I get to teach you all the things! Including my entire posing system that'll have you modeling like a pro. All I need is the first 15 minutes to turn your nerves into joy & create genuine images of YOU! And then you'll walk into your wedding day being total pros in front of the camera!

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planning your day

I believe weddings are a celebration of your story with your people who've helped you get there. That's why I empower all my couples with resources to help them plan a wedding that's not only beautiful, but stress-free. So that they can actually enjoy their wedding and spend time with each other and their people. You've never done this before, so think of me as your friend with a camera who also knows a thing or two about weddings. And together, we'll make sure you not only get pretty photos. But also meaningful moments with your people.

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time to get married

It's time to GET MARRIED! And I believe your whole wedding story is worth telling. I show up with a mix of take charge & observer skills to make sure your entire day is documented the way it happened! I go out of my way to ensure the photos that fill your gallery aren't just pretty, but emulate the exact way you felt on your day! So, whether that's creating a bright & clean spot for getting ready photos or silently gliding through your ceremony. I'm in it for you and on your side to make sure you get photos those photos you've dreamed of!

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GALLERY & ALBUMS

After your wedding day is over, you'll receive an online gallery full of HUNDREDS of images! You'll be able to relive every moment from your day! The joy, the emotion, the people! So, I encourage all my couples to sit down together the night they receive their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you'll receive your full album design (if you ordered an album) and the customization process will begin from there!

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Yay!! You were made to be a Rachael Leigh Couple! Now, to make your date safe and sound in my calendar! I'll walk you through a custom booking proposal that allows you to review your package and pay the initial retainer to make everything officially official! And that's it! You're a Rachael Leigh Bride & Groom and now it's time to start planning all the things! . . .

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ENGAGEMENT Session

Let's get started! After you book, we'll schedule your engagement session. And don't worry at all, I'll teach you EVERYTHING! Give me 20 minutes and you'll be pros. FOR SURE. You'll learn my entire posing system (which may sound daunting) but it's as simple as "where you put your feet and hands". Worried about your fiancé who hates pictures? Never fear! He will secretly be loving it just as much as you by the end! Think you're not photogenic? Let me tell you friend, you are! Trust me, you'll be killing it after that first 20 minutes! Honestly, that's all I need to turn your nerves into joy and create genuine images of YOU like the ones you see all over this site! After your session, you'll be featured on the Rachael Leigh Blog and will receive your full gallery of images to download and share as you wish!

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planning your day

Once we're about 8 weeks out from your big day, we'll start to make sure we have everything completely prepared and ready for your wedding. Starting with what I call, the "Bride & Groom Information Sheet" or my "Wedding Day Lifeline". This is a questionnaire that provides all the information I could possibly need on your wedding day. From the questionnaire, we'll create a custom and detailed timeline for your wedding. Ever wanted to know how I'm able to capture the magazine worthy portraits, details and candids on a wedding day? This is it, my friend! From getting ready with your girls to guaranteed portrait time with your man, I work with my Rachael Leigh Couples to plan their day so that they can have images like that of their very own! 

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It's time to GET MARRIED! It's time for you to celebrate, relax and let me get to work! All of the planning has come down to this day and I want to guarantee that you get to enjoy it and be able to trust that I'll make these moments last forever! Because I believe in telling the full story of my couples' wedding days, I never shoot less than 8 hours. This day will go so fast for you and so I make it a priority to capture all of the traditional shots that every bride needs while also making sure to be creative & unique. My favorite parts of a wedding day are when I get to spend time with just y'all during your portrait time and also getting the chance to meet all your favorite people in the world! I love it when I get to feel like an honorary part of your family and bridal party on your wedding day! After it's all over, you'll be featured on the Rachael Leigh blog the WEEK after your wedding! So, you'll get to share all the best moments while you're still on cloud nine from your wedding!

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Wedding photography isn't "one-size-fits-all" and neither are my Rachael Leigh Couples. I create an experience that allows me to capture authentic, joyful images for all of my couples!

Each wedding experience includes 8 hours of coverage, a complimentary engagement session and an online gallery where couples can share and download their images. I'm only able to take on 10-15 weddings each year to ensure that I can give all of my couples an equally personal and unique experience! If you are interested in booking, please reach out as soon as you can! Dates fill up very quickly and I'd love to chat with you while your date may still be available!

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