Hi! I'm Leigh, the lady behind the lens of Leigh Hayward Photography. I'm also a wife OF A VERY PATIENT SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN and mamma bear of two CRAZY cubs ( 5 & 8). My fuel is coffee and EXERCISE, my passion is photography!! Clients often comment about how my smile never leaves my face on a wedding day and that's because I truly enjoy capturing the joy and raw emotion of a wedding!! I feel so lucky to make my living by being a photographer in Charleston, SC!!
My attraction to photography started when my grandfather, Poppy, gave me two of his vintage Olympus film cameras. At the time, I was in art school in London, England. I loved exploring the world with a camera and quickly changed my major to photography. AFTER GRADUATING, I worked extensively in fashion portraiture in the UK. Homesick for the USA after 11 years abroad!! I returned and started my wedding photography business in sunny Charleston, SC in 2006. I've been loving the weather and beauty of the Lowcountry and all it has to offer ever since!!!