Hi! I'm Leigh, the lady behind the lens of Leigh Hayward Photography. I'm also a wife and mamma bear of two cubs ( 4 & 7). My fuel is coffee and yoga, 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 wedding 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. After graduating with a BA in Visual Communications, majoring in photography, 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!!!