Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi there!

Newly engaged and just beginning the overwhelming task of planning your unforgettable wedding? Don’t stress I got you! I am happy to share all of the knowledge I’ve acquired after photographing weddings here in the Lowcountry for over 13 years. A couple madly in love is my jam!! Clients often comment about how my smile never leaves my face on a wedding day and that’s because I truly get excited about capturing the raw emotion of your extraordinary day!! I absolutely believe that everyone deserves magazine quality images and amazing client experience on the most joyous day of their life! When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, it results in real images that look natural, timeless, and true to you!!! I want you to be able to treasure the beautiful moments during your wedding and when you look back at your photos connect with all the feels from that day! That’s what you’re looking for, right?

Let’s Capture Your Love Story

Love is a beautiful thing: no two journeys are alike, and that’s what I love the most.

I am not a one size fits all photographer. I want to capture YOU: what makes you unique, what feels comfortable and what sets your heart on fire!

When I work with couples, I help them relax, let loose and just be themselves. Because that’s what we want to capture: this moment in time. Who you are, who you love, and the person that helped you believe that love is in fact real.

Client Love Letters

"The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Leigh Hayward as our photographer! She was by far the best vendor we worked with"

– Jennifer & Chris

"Wow! Leigh was unbelievably professional, knowledgeable, and completely a dream to work with!"

​- Melissa & Alex ​

“My husband and I are blown away by the exceptional quality, belongs in a bridal magazine. You are top notch, you accurately captured our love through photography."
– Patricia & Isaac
"We constantly get so many compliments over our wedding pictures. I still swoon over our photos daily. Leigh captured our special day perfectly!"
– Kristen & Courtney
"She truly captured ALL of the moments from our special day from the start to the end. All of the pictures came out even more beautifully than I had ever expected.“
– Mark & Christina
“Leigh was a dream to have as our wedding photographer, and I highly recommend her if you want someone who listens, is kind and looks for those real tender moments.”
– Raquel & Chris