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What folks are saying about Leigh*Leigh Photography:


Rachel, these pictures are beautiful!  Thank you so much!!!!  I can’t even think of words to describe my excitement and appreciation!  I’m blown away…We (Josh, Isaac, and I) just took a few minutes to review the gallery.  I think I had a smile on my face the whole time.  There’s a picture of the 3 of us that I loved (I love them all!) and Josh said…’it really just shows Isaac’s ‘Tater-ness’ ‘(nickname)…  and he was so right!  We have a frozen moment of us just being us (but pretty and well dressed).

Malati Reeve

As a contributor to West Virginia South magazine, Rachel Shumate demonstrated professionalism with just the right amount of perfectionism. She delivered exactly what I asked for, ahead of deadline and always polished in quality of photography, in writing and even in presentation. Rachel is creative and dependable — a difficult-to-find combination. I recommend her highly for personal photography or professional PR needs.

Lisa Shrewsberry

As a mother of three young children, photo sessions are usually something I dread, but not with Rachel as our photographer! Rachel made the photo session fun and was endlessly patient with the kids. She has a wonderful artistic sensibility and came up with some great creative poses and candid shots that showcased the uniqueness of our family. I’ve also worked with Rachel in a professional manner when we were on a magazine assignment together, I as the writer and she as the photographer. Her visual interpretation of the subject matter brought the story to life and even gave me inspiration as a writer. She was so professional yet personable that when I was given my next assignment, I asked to work with Rachel! She is an outstanding photographer and has my highest recommendation.

Alicia Kinder

“Hi Rachel,
I looked at the prints online, they are beautiful! Can’t thank you enough for agreeing to do the work at the last minute. I wish I could have kept you there longer, but the budget was tight. However, I can’t believe all the great shots you took in that short amount of time. Wanted you to know that everyone I talked to mentioned how nice the photographer was and wanted to know who you were. I hope that you get some future business out of it. My aunt and uncle had a great time and are so looking forward to seeing the pictures. They also mentioned how professional and nice you were. Thanks again for your great work.”
~ Sharon Hovanski

Sharon Hovanski

Rachel Shumate’s creative talents are showcased through her fine art prints, family portraits, and various other photography products, all of which I am proud to own. When taking my daughter’s senior pictures, Rachel superbly captured the essence of her personality through the selection of the poses, props, and lighting she used to create the images. I am obviously biased as her mother, but I believe my daughter’s senior pictures are the best I have seen due to the quality and expertise of Rachel’s work.

Two of my favorite fine art prints that I have framed and matted are photographs of a tree and a building. Even though these are objects we see every day of our lives, Rachel’s unique perspective gave them a life and personality which exquisitely reflects their subtle beauty. In check out lines I frequently receive compliments on the two canvas tote bags I own that have Rachel’s nature photographs printed on the front pockets (these make awesome gifts).

I am extremely satisfied with the purchases I have made from Rachel. She is very professional yet provides a personal touch that makes doing business with her a pleasant experience.

Patty Hough

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