Images as Timeless & True as Your Love

Luxury Engagement + Wedding Photography in Charleston, SC

I believe everyone deserves to have their love story told beautifully. But beauty isn’t always enough. 

Being true to yourself, though? That’s always enough. So my photography is all about truth. We’ll capture genuine emotions from candid moments and gentle poses that feel natural, and forego trendy filters in favor of authentic colors and light.  

The result is magazine-worthy wedding photography that’s timeless because it tells the story of your true love. It’s a story I can’t wait to tell!

Wedding Photography Collections

Whether you’re eloping on a beautiful Lowcountry beach or tying the knot in the Holy City surrounded by 200 guests, my collections are designed to leave you with a gallery of images that will become instant family heirlooms.

Meet The Artist

I’m Leigh — a formally educated, experienced and award-winning wedding photographer based in Charleston. My superpower is making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. It’s a natural outcome of my 20 years holding a camera and my light and bright personality. My couples often comment on my never-ending smile during sessions, and that’s because I am so excited to serve you on your wedding day!

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

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Photographer

I hope you’re ready to fall in love again, because it is oh-so important you love your wedding photographer (a.k.a the person who will be by your side on the most important day of your life). How do you know if they’re the one? In my quick and easy-to-ready guide, I spell out the five most important things to look for.