Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mao and Hannah: wedding :D {grafton winery the vineyards, grafton, il wedding photographer}

On Cinco de Mayo (or should I say Cinco de Mao-o? Ok, that's terrible, haha. Moving on), at a vineyard out in the middle of beautiful nowhere, Mao and Hannah became husband and wife :D.

The day was bright, the apple trees were in bloom, the girls sang along to show-tunes, the guys chased Mao with sticks (hahaha), vows were made by the lake, smiles and laughter were everywhere, the beautiful sight of two families coming together in love was witnessed, and Mao and Hannah slipped away while the joyful dancing continued on. 

Happy 6 months and 9 days, y'all :D.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Zach and Emily: wedding :D {russell farm art center, burleson, tx wedding photographer}

Today, we're throwing it back to April to Zach and Emily's charming, Texan wedding :D.

The wind was fierce and it was on the chilly side, but people just broke out their coats and fleeces from their cars and the wind eventually died down :). There were cowboy boots everywhere, a feast of barbecue, a merry wedding party, contra dancing on the on the grass, and praise to the Lord :).

Happy almost 6 months of marriage, y'all! And hooray for y'all's little one due to make an appearance in February!! :D

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Carly and Rachel: friendship shoot sneak peek :D {denton, tx portrait photographer}

Getting to photograph these two beautiful best friends yesterday who share a birthday (just different years ;) ), a love for Texas, ice-cream, and the Lord Jesus was such a special thing <3 (and so much fun :D).

  I've gotten to know Carly and Rachel better over the past year and their kindness and thoughtfulness has spoken volumes to me; I'm so honored to call them my friends and sisters in Christ :) <3.

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Meghan: senior portraits sneak peek :D {thousand hills state park, kirksville, mo senior portrait photographer}

Last Friday, before Joe and Ciara's rehearsal, Meghan (remember her and her friends from last month?) and I drove out to Thousand Hills State Park to take her senior photos!! :D

Aaah, this girl has grown up into such a gorgeous, fun, and happy young lady and I'm so thankful to God that we're sisters in the Lord too :) :). Hooray for graduating in 2019!!

With a smile, 
{ Rachel Leigh }

Monday, June 18, 2018

Joe and Ciara: wedding sneak peek :D {kirksville, mo wedding photographer}

What a joyous, beautiful union of two souls is the marriage of Joe and Ciara Newland <3 <3

Congratulations, friends!! And have a MARvelous time in Italy!!

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

J.R. and Jessica: married love sneak peek :D {dellwood park, mt. pleasant, tx couple photographer}

I've photographed J.R. and Jessica for four years and it never gets old :D. They just celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary and it's such an encouragement to see their love, playfulness, friendship, and trust in the Lord stay constant <3.

J.R. and Jessica, hanging out with y'all yesterday and photographing your love was worth all the humidity. Hahaha. Thank y'all again for trusting me with this honor four years in a row!! <3

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Robert and Madison: engagement sneak peek :D :D {mt. pleasant, tx engagement photographer}

Aaaaah, last night's engagement session of these two was the beeeest! <3 <3

Madison (a fellow photographer) and I became online friends 4 years ago, met for the first time last February when she shadowed me at a wedding, and then yesterday I got to meet her fiancé Rob (who I've also been online friends with for about 4 years) and capture them as an engaged couple!!

 It was such an honor, joy, and SUPER fun to do this for them and I'm so happy God brought them together :D :D

With a smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }