rachael Leigh  Blog

Turning out bi-weekly articles that help you foster an unshakable brand, a biz by your design, &  iconic brand imagery.

Brand sessions are planned for all sorts of reasons. Whether that’s a full blown rebrand or adding a new service/team member or curating a full library of custom photos for the first time. In Ashley’s case, her session factored in all of the above. Ashley is a nutritionist and intuitive eating coach who helps women […]

On a recent interview for her Behind the Business series on YouTube, my friend Manali asked this question: “What would you say are the 3 main pillars in a strong brand & presence?” – the episode just dropped if you want to tune into the entire conversation! But, you might be surprised by the answer […]

So, I’m going to go ahead and rip off the bandaid here – You need to be marketing your business in more places than just Instagram in order to have sustainable success. The platform is incredible for cultivating a warm audience and a community around your brand. And that’s why we’re not completely throwing it […]

Woman brand photographer holding camera in front of face

A year ago November, I stepped into the identity of brand photography and, what we call in the business realm, a pivot. See. I love being a photographer. Always have. Yet, the long hours of editing and weekends/evenings filled with shoots didn’t quite align with my original intent in starting this business. The mantra I […]

Summing up a year tends to seem insurmountable in words alone. So, this blog entry is an attempt to couple words with photos to give you a good idea of all that 2021 was and why I consider it to be the year I really gained perspective. 2021, you were an interesting one. You’ll be […]

When it comes to planning a shoot for your brand, one of the most crucial decisions you have to make is the WHERE. The location sets the stage for your entire brand shoot. It puts you in the place where we can literally bring your brand to life and honestly, determines how believable your brand […]

Alex and Maddie’s wedding day was special in so many ways. Especially since many that attended have watched their relationship grow since they were 10 and 12! You heard that right. These two got their beginnings in a community theatre rendition of High School Musical back in grade school. They didn’t start dating ’til high […]

Weddings are always such a joy to photograph, but when it’s for a dear friend, it’s extra special! Every minute of Sam and Sara’s celebration at Bel-Wood Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio was sweet, joyful and just the best picture of all the things that make these two so unique! The torrential downpours stayed away, […]

Mary is a natural storyteller. It stems from her love of literature. Inspired her first career choice as an english teacher and now it empowers her to tell the stories of families through her beautiful photography! She has this incredible knack of paying attention to the little details and articulating them in a way that […]

When choosing a location for a brand shoot, the first place I tell my clients to look is their own home! And for Kylie, I’m so glad she took a chance on using a few corners of home as the backdrop for her brand photographs! Between her home office, living room, an empty bedroom, and […]


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