Monday, January 10, 2011

New Blog!

Thanks for coming to my blog!  Please feel free to browse and then visit my new blog HERE!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Boudoir Special!

I know it seems too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day but it will be here before you know it!  Book a boudoir session in January to get your album in time to give to that special someone or keep for yourself!

Boudoir sessions are all about making you feel confident and glamorous!  Boudoir parties are a great way to get some of your girlfriends together, get dolled up and have some fun.  Email me at raquel@raquelleal.com to book your session.

See some boudoir bombshells here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jessica + Patrick: Cave B Inn, Quincy WA

I've known Jessica a long time...almost 15 years!  We went to both junior high and high school together and were on our high school's drill team.  We spent early mornings and late nights together practicing and dancing and making lots of great memories!

Jessica and Patrick got married at the Cave B Inn in Quincy, Washington right outside of our hometown of Moses Lake.  The venue is just beautiful with breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge.  



Absolutely loved Jessica's pink shoes!  Always great to add a splash of color and personality.








Patrick and Jessica decided to see each other before the ceremony and get all of the photos out of the way.  We set up a special location where they could see each other for the first time and have a moment alone together.  Love when couples decide to do this!








Love this shot of the groom watching his bride walk down the aisle!








These next two are some of my favorite photos. Ever.  Totally unscripted, raw and real.


Lisa + Scott: An Intimate Green Bay, Wisconsin Wedding

Lisa and I met about three years ago in a training program in San Francisco.  We were there with a great group of people and have stayed in touch and tried to get together at least once a year.  When she told me she was engaged I could not have been happier for her.  Lisa is seriously one of the sweetest strongest women I know!  When she asked me to come to Wisconsin and shoot her wedding I was ecstatic and could not wait!  I had never been to the midwest before and you can imagine my surprise when I stepped on the plane in Green Bay and it smelled like home--dairies!

Lisa and Scott and a beautiful, intimate wedding filled with family, friends, tears and laughter.  I loved shooting this wedding and love Lisa and Scott!


Lisa and Scott opted to see each other before the ceremony.   It gave them a chance to have some alone time before all of the festivities and allowed us to get some beautiful photos of the two of them.  I absolutely love when couples do this.  The reactions and emotions are priceless!












Lisa was no doubt a beaming bride!  I love how you can just see the happiness and emotion in her expression!


The wedding was held at the gorgeous Oneida Golf and Country Club.






The dance floor was hoppin!



I'll leave you with a photo that totally shows Lisa and Scott's awesome personalities!

Cherie: Boudoir Bombshell





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