images as  Timeless & True as your Love

Charleston SC Wedding & Engagement Photography

est 2006

African American bride inside getaway car with groom kissing her shoulder
Newlyweds kiss on rooftop of The Cedar Room
bejewled bridal shoes

Welcome to Leigh Hayward Photography! Recently voted one of the best in Charleston SC Wedding & Engagement Photography by The Knot. 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 wedding photography is all about truth. I’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!

Indian Couple dressed in red and white hold hands in front of mandap decorated with pink and red roses

Wedding Photography Collections

Whether you’re having an intimate Charleston wedding 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 Leigh Hayward Photography

I’m Leigh — a formally educated, experienced and award-winning Charleston wedding photographer. 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 bright personality. My couples often comment on my never-ending smile during our time together, and that’s because I am so excited to serve you on your wedding day!

headshot of Charleston SC Wedding & Engagement Photography in floral dress

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