Rae Leytham Photography

Rae Leytham Photography

Basic Information


By the Numbers

Years in the Industry: 12
Number of Weddings in My Career: 350

About the Business

Three Words That Best Describe My Style of Work: Timeless, clean, vibrant.
Features: The Knot, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Gulf Coast Bride, Every Last Detail, Weddings Unveiled, Weddings Illustrated, Grace Ormonde, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Emerald Coast Bride, Floridian Weddings, Alabama Bride, Sense, Martha Stewart, Coastal Weddings

About the Owner

Personal Bio: We are a husband-wife team and have been shooting weddings for more than 12 years.  We put our hearts and souls into our business.  We met in high school and were great friends for several years before getting married in 2000.  We have three daughters (Avery 7, Maggie & Saylor 3), that keep us busy when we aren’t working.  When we aren’t working, we enjoy taking our boat to secluded beaches or traveling somewhere interesting in our camper.  We take our Springer Spaniel, Baxter, with us as much as possible.  Family and photography fill our lives. 
Something I Would Like People To Know About Me: To build a photography business, Rae left her dream job in forensics and Wes left a Civil Engineering career.  
If I had an Extra $100, I Would Do This With It:  A quiet steak dinner for the two of us. I’m sure a cocktail or two would be involved.
Where We Grew Up:  Mobile, AL
My Greatest Strength Is: {Wes} My loyalty; {Rae} My glass is always half-full
What Brought Me Here: {Wes} A job; {Rae} A man
A Modern Luxury I Couldn’t Live Without: {Wes} Netflix; {Rae} iPhone
I Consider Myself a Pro at (Besides Regular Profession):  {Wes} Sailing; {Rae}: Giving Therapy
Five Things Most People Do Not Know About Me:  1. We went to two proms together as friends, 2. Our families have known each other for over 50 years, but we didn’t meet until high school, 3. Wes is a cancer survivor (14 years in remission), 4. Rae is a lefty with a Biology degree and one class shy of a Chemistry minor, 5. All three of our children are test tube babies (Yay for IVF!)

Real 30a Weddings

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding We are kickin’ off this week with a gorgeous Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding that you won’t want to miss. Ben + Mallorie’s big day was nothing short of perfect – from the outpouring of love and support from all their family and friends to their tiny fur baby Daisy stealing...

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

Rosemary Beach Wedding : Meghan + Will If you can’t seem to get enough of the gorgeous setting that is Rosemary Beach, we can’t either. Today we are giving you a peek into this gorgeous Rosemary Beach wedding by Rae Leytham Photography and Savoir Faire Weddings; meet Meghan and Will. Meghan and Will’s story began in...

Rosemary Beach Wedding

Curtis + Rebekah’s Carillon Beach Wedding There was so many gorgeous details of Curtis and Rebekah’s Carillon Beach Wedding, we had trouble choosing which images to show! The Carillon Beach Meeting House was the beautiful backdrop for the day, and Rae Leytham Photography captured everything so flawlessly. “Rebekah & Curt were a couple that you...

Carillon Wedding

Seated Dinners, Buffets, and Food Stations: Choosing The Right Reception Meal for Your Wedding Planning your dream wedding can often feel like one big decision after the next. Food can account for up to half of your total big-day budget, and there are many big decisions involved just in planning your reception’s dinner. After you...

Choosing The Right Reception Meal for Your Wedding

Rosemary Beach Elopement David and Natalie chose to have an intimate Rosemary Beach elopement style wedding day, on the beautiful beaches of 30a. Both had spent their childhood summers along the coast and just knew it was where they wanted to share their special day. “We fell in love with Rosemary Beach right away because...

Rosemary Beach Elopement

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