Hi! I'm Leigh, the lady behind the lens of Leigh Hayward Photography. I've specialized in wedding photography in Charleston, South Carolina for the past 13 years. I believe that you not only deserve beautiful images, but an amazing experience on the most magical day of your life! When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, it results in real, genuine images that are natural, timeless, and beautifully you!!!
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 Charleston, SC in 2006. I've been loving the weather and beauty of the Low country and all it has to offer ever since!!!
On a personal note, I'm also a wife of a very patient southern gentleman 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 sunny Charleston, SC!!