Breann & Kody’s Classic Summer Wedding

We got to know Breann & Kody last year when we shot their engagement session in New Orleans. I knew that their wedding day was going to be such a joy to photograph as soon as we met.

They were married on Saturday, and even though it was brutally hot, everything was perfect. The entire day was smooth and free of stress, and I attribute that to how intentional Breanne was with laying out her timeline.

They chose to do a first look, so we not only finished every single family portrait before the ceremony even began, but we had TWO different opportunities for portraits of just the two of them together. That’s what my photographer dreams are made of! They braved the heat- almost a hundred degrees to be exact- and were happy to oblige me because they knew how important these photos were.

We felt so appreciated throughout the whole day. When Breann’s mom chased us down as we were leaving to hug me and say thank you, I was reminded of why this job is so rewarding and special. I never take for granted how blessed we are to be able to serve our clients on their wedding day in a small way. God is so good to allow us that privilege. The repetitive nightmares of me shooting weddings with no clothes on (apparently my subconscious really fears this happening. Embarrassing I know 😛 ) are totally worth it when I get clients like these two. 😉

They’re living the honeymoon life and exploring the west coast as we speak, and I am just so excited to share these images with you! Breann & Kody, you guys and your families are such a blessing to us. Thank you for trusting us to photograph your day.


Bride’s Dress: Happily Ever After Bridal Boutique
Ceremony & Reception Design: Everything Artsy Events
Reception Venue: Jackson Parish Golf Course
DJ: WHS Productions
Cake: Sweet Traditions by Ashley
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Invitations: Swell & Grand
Makeup: Makeup by Alison
Hair: Meagan Folden, The Strand
Groom’s Cheesecakes: The Cheesecake Lady

41 comments so far...

  1. Adriana Wohletz Wise
    Adriana Wohletz Wise

    Love first looks!

    August 23, 2018 at 4:02 pm   |   Reply
  2. Courtney Winters Dexter
    Courtney Winters Dexter

    Do it! I was so glad we did one. It really helped calm my nerves.

    August 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm   |   Reply
  3. Stormi Rae Collins
    Stormi Rae Collins

    Love first looks!! Plus you usually get more picture with your man that way ?

    August 23, 2018 at 4:19 pm   |   Reply
  4. Beatrice Ann McLarty
    Beatrice Ann McLarty


    August 23, 2018 at 4:43 pm   |   Reply
  5. Meagan Folden
    Meagan Folden

    These are amazing Rachel! Breann Singleton GIRL ??????

    August 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm   |   Reply
  6. Rhonda Johnson
    Rhonda Johnson

    I’m still old school and like the wait for the wedding !
    My son and dnl did a first look they loved it .. the other son & dnl waited .. it’s just a matter of opinion …

    August 23, 2018 at 7:29 pm   |   Reply
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      Oh I totally agree! I always tell brides there is no pressure to do it. It is beautiful both ways!

      August 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm   |  
  7. Lance Gower
    Lance Gower

    Do it! You did ours and it’s one of the first things I remember from our wedding day. Kallie, you looked so beautiful!!

    August 23, 2018 at 7:47 pm   |   Reply
  8. Shelbie Arana
    Shelbie Arana

    Love these so much!

    August 23, 2018 at 8:20 pm   |   Reply
  9. Mary Dove Galloway
    Mary Dove Galloway

    Incredibly BEAUTIFUL. You captured the day…and the love behind it. What a treasure.

    August 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm   |   Reply
  10. Amy Barlow

    Oh. My. Word! I love every single one of them!!! Rachel, you and Brandon were absolutely amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤️

    August 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm   |   Reply
  11. Amy Barlow
    Amy Barlow

    Oh. My. Word! I love every one of them! Rachel, you and Brandon were absolutely amazing! Absolutely beautiful! ❤️

    August 24, 2018 at 12:13 am   |   Reply
    • Karie Browning Potts
      Karie Browning Potts

      These are amazing! ??

      August 24, 2018 at 12:24 am   |  
    • Amy Barlow
      Amy Barlow

      Aren’t they!!! She is amazing! ❤️❤️❤️

      August 24, 2018 at 12:31 am   |  
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      Oh Mrs. Amy! You just made my day. ❤️❤️❤️ I can’t wait for you to see them all!

      August 24, 2018 at 9:09 pm   |  
  12. Alison Alexander
    Alison Alexander


    August 24, 2018 at 12:15 am   |   Reply
  13. Marie Tucker
    Marie Tucker


    August 24, 2018 at 1:10 am   |   Reply
  14. Melinda Godwin Adams
    Melinda Godwin Adams

    Rachel Leigh Procell you are amazing! These are beautiful, but you did have a beautiful bride to work with!!

    August 24, 2018 at 3:08 am   |   Reply
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      ❤️❤️❤️ You are so sweet! And so right- they made it easy!

      August 24, 2018 at 9:09 pm   |  
  15. Ashley Rogers Gates
    Ashley Rogers Gates

    Ummm not gonna lie, I got tears in my eyes looking at these! So beautiful!! Breann Singleton you are so beautiful!!! Rachel Leigh Procell you are amazing as always!!

    August 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm   |   Reply
  16. Erica Durr Tidwell
    Erica Durr Tidwell

    I did the first look; it helped keep the wedding flowing. I hate the “after wedding” photo session. I’d rather do it before so that the couple can go STRAIGHT to eating!

    August 24, 2018 at 3:04 pm   |   Reply
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      Yes! So good!

      August 24, 2018 at 9:08 pm   |  
    • Erica Durr Tidwell
      Erica Durr Tidwell

      (Plus when it’s outside, you’re not sweating after the wedding that is likely also outside, getting your makeup all messed up.)

      August 24, 2018 at 9:09 pm   |  
    • Rachel Leigh Photography
      Rachel Leigh Photography

      Such good points!

      August 24, 2018 at 9:10 pm   |  
  17. Deborah N Jessie Martin Jr.
    Deborah N Jessie Martin Jr.

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    August 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm   |   Reply
  18. Jessica Garrett Roberts
    Jessica Garrett Roberts


    August 24, 2018 at 3:38 pm   |   Reply
  19. Amy Middleton
    Amy Middleton

    These are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I couldn’t make the wedding so glad I could see these!

    August 24, 2018 at 8:27 pm   |   Reply
  20. Gretchen M Dauzat
    Gretchen M Dauzat

    August 25, 2018 at 4:02 am   |   Reply
  21. Breann Singleton
    Breann Singleton

    ???? OMG I can not wait to see them all!! You are absolutely amazing and make it so easy!!

    August 25, 2018 at 3:33 pm   |   Reply
  22. Ashley Atkinson Welch
    Ashley Atkinson Welch

    You were a beautiful bride!!

    September 5, 2018 at 12:46 am   |   Reply

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