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

It was a rainy Eden Gardens wedding day for Morgan and Kyle, but that couldn’t stop them from having a day full of love and energy. They brought in a tent to keep everyone dry, while Shelby Peaden Events brought the design all together to make their ceremony and reception work underneath. Despite the rain,...

Eden Gardens Wedding

This beautiful Carillon Beach Wedding Day was a dream for Alex and Patrick. Alex had dreamed of a beach wedding since she was little, and chose 30A as her destination to best suit her family travels. Their simple ceremony set up by Renee with A Wedding Collection was classic, modern and beautiful. Read more about...

Carillon Beach Wedding

Chris and Jessica had a gorgeous day at Carillon Beach to tie the knot. This Spring wedding took place on the beach with a reception to follow at the Carillon Beach Meeting House. We love what Renee with Ceremony Design Company did with florals and decor, alongside an amazing team of 30a-List vendors. We asked...

Carillon Beach Meeting House Wedding

A wedding on St. Patricks Day? Heck yes! Shannon + Conner’s day gives us all the Irish feels, and Rae Leytham Photography captures it perfectly. They were married at the Pointe on 30A, one of our area’s newest venues. Check out their story, straight from Shannon: How did you two meet? We met playing basketball....

The Pointe on 30A

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

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