You’ve scoured everywhere in search of a photographer. You probably have a million tabs open right now and you’re hoping for something, anything, to make one stand out from the ten others you just looked at. You don’t want just anyone. You’re looking for simplicity, someone who can capture what your love really looks like (especially if your fiance really doesn’t dig pictures). There are so many things to consider, plus you’ve never done this before. Friend, can I offer some encouragement? You don’t have to be an expert! You don’t have to know it all! I give you permission to ask questions, to be patient and to not settle until you know what you want. And if you have no idea how to even find that. . . Don't worry, that's what I'm here for!
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! 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 will walk down the aisle and leave your wedding as husband and wife to a begin journey that will last a lifetime. It will 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 preserve it will resound decades after the beauty fades and memories fail. This is why I create timeless images for the joyful & adventurous. 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! 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 sometime; you're getting married! At the end of the day, you will walk down the aisle and leave your wedding as husband and wife. And begin journey
that will last a lifetime. It will 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 preserve it will resound decades after the beauty fades and memories fail. This is why I create timeless images for the joyful & adventurous. 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.
I don't believe I'm a one-size-fits-all photographer OR that you are just any bride. You're unique and the relationship you have with your photographer should be the same. I always say that you have to like a certain style of photography, but you also have to click with your photographer! If you don't like their personality, you probably won't be happy with your photos, that's just how it rolls! 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 made in heaven! If we are, we'll move onto the booking process! . . .
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! . . .
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!
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!
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!
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!
AHHHH!! GIRL!! HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING!! Robert and I just read and looked through them all and we are in LOVE! I know I’ve told you a million times but I just have to tell you again that we are SO thankful and blessed to have had you there on our special day. Like you said it literally felt like we were old friends when you walked in the hotel room where us girls were getting ready! Also that shot of Robert jumping for joy down the aisle is AMAZING! You are truly incredible!!
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, our dreams and aspirations, to the moment we actually met in person for the first time, I knew without a doubt 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 our vision is being carried out, she makes herself present to us with any issues 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! I could not be happier and more blessed to know that she will be the one there with a camera at our wedding day. I have so much trust and assurance knowing that she will take amazing photos that we will treasure the rest of our lives.
I have known Rachael for quite some time now, and I couldn’t be more blessed and thankful that she was our wedding photographer! She did an amazing job, and knows just the right moments to capture a perfect picture. Out of all the photographs I’ve ever had professionally taken, my engagement & wedding ones are my favorite! Rachael is a perfect example of the Lord and will do her absolute BEST to make everyone feel welcome and like they’re her only client.
Wedding photography isn't "one-size-fits-all" and neither are my Rachael Leigh Couples. I create an experience that allows me to capture the authentic, joyful images you see all over this site 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 20-23 weddings each year to ensure that I'm able to 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!
Full Wedding packages with digital files begin at $2,350
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