Intimate Wedding Photographer

Arambula Family - Sacramento, CA

Meg and I had been in talks for quite some time to nail down a date for family photos. The thick smoke and poor air quality that resulted from the Camp Fire caused us to reschedule multiple times. We took a chance on a weekend in late November and crossed our fingers for no rain or smoke. What we got was well worth the wait. This family was so easy to photograph, and even easier to spend time with. I loved being able to capture their natural, light interactions. Plus, I’m a sucker for photo shoots that incorporate pups. Thank you, Northern California golden light and Arambula family for showing off.

Lyla Jane

Since moving into our new neighborhood, we have met the sweetest, most welcoming people. Jimmy, Chelsea and little miss Lyla Jane are no different. They even have a french bulldog, Jean Pierre, which is at the top of my list for best dog names I've heard. We wandered around one of the neighborhood parks and then back into their gorgeous home for the remainder of the shoot. Six months is such a fun age to capture interactions and their fascination with the world surrounding them. Thank you, Gibson family, for choosing me to document this special time in your lives. 

Hannah & Ricardo Wedding - Fort Mason Center Gallery 308, San Francisco, CA

Hannah & Ricardo are the kindest souls I have ever met. These two have this calming vibe about them, that is noticeable the second you are in their presence. They currently live in Houston, but decided to get married where Hannah grew up.

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. The architecture is absolutely stunning. Breathtaking views can be found all over the city. It also has this sophisticated elegance, yet laid back feel that I love. If you have never visited, you are missing out. 

The bridal party got ready at the Mark Hopkins Hotel before strolling around the city a bit for bridal party photos. We came across a gorgeous courtyard full of greenery, also blocked from the breeze coming off the Bay. H&R's ceremony and reception were both held at Fort Mason Center Gallery 308, full of natural light pouring in the warehouse windows, transformed into a beautifully lit dance party as the night capped. 

H&R: I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness. You are both absolutely wonderful people who deserve nothing but the best. 

Team:
Photographer - Rachel Leigh Photography
Venue - Fort Mason Center Gallery 308
Wedding Coordination - Ruby & Rose
Floral Design - Mandolin Floral
Caterer - Toast Catering
Hair & Makeup - Dreamcatcher Artistry
Calligrapher - Brown Fox Calligraphy
Cake / Dessert - Katrina Rozelle
DJ - Heart of Gold DJ
Lighting - Got Light
Photo Booth - Kande Photo Booths
Rentals - Bright Rentals
Transportation - Five Emerald Limousine
Second Photographer - Savannah Hayes