Baby Cayden

It is always an honor to photograph your friends. Especially when they choose (more like insist) on you. I had the pleasure of meeting Monica at my first ever big girl job. In a very intimidating environment, she was so welcoming and helped me feel right at home. We bonded instantly over trashy tv (The Bachelor/ette), Target trips, dad jokes, dirty jokes and more shopping. It has been 5+ years since I have been at said job, but our friendship hasn’t skipped a beat. Each time we talk or see each other we pick up right where we left off, which can be tough when life gets busy. Not to mention when you live 2-3 hours away.

Monica & Joey have two little boys, Caleb and Cayden. They packed up their family and drove from the Bay Area to Sacramento to spend the afternoon for their photo session. Caleb spent most of the afternoon running up and down our stairs while Cayden snoozed away. Monica, it has been a joy watching you become a mother. You are completely in your element when you are around your kiddos. Joey, Caleb and Cayden are so lucky to have you.

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. 

Cara & Mike - Carneros Resort & Spa Wedding in Napa, California

I am so excited to finally share Mike & Cara's wine country wedding! Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo said 'I do' on a beautiful September afternoon with the rolling hills of Napa Valley as their backdrop. Carneros Resort & Spa is located southwest of Napa with a quaint yet urban farmhouse feel. If you are visiting Northern California wine country, I highly recommend booking your stay here. 

M & C chose beautiful greenery and hues of purple to accent the stunning resort grounds. Their ceremony was held beneath the palm trees, overlooking Napa Valley. The bride's Carolina Herrera gown was an absolute show stopper. The day was filled with tears of joy, laughter and cheek aching smiles. These two soaked in every minute of their wedding weekend. 

Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo, getting to know the two of you has been an absolute joy. I wish you nothing but the best, and a lifetime of love and happiness. 

Team:
Photographer - Rachel Leigh Photography
Venue / Catering - Carneros Resort & Spa
Wedding Coordination - A Savvy Event
Floral Design - Poppy Stone
Hair & Makeup - The Makeup Dolls
Signage - Arrow Art Studio
Paper Goods - Union Street Papery
Band - Jay Siegan Presents Notorious 
Lighting - The Lux Productions
Bride's Dress - L'eliet Bridal
Ring - Trabert Goldsmiths
Videographer - Justin Fone Videography
Transportation - Napa Valley Tours & Transportation