Lee Hawley

Marquee & DIY Wedding Photography

Marquee & DIY Wedding Photography

Marquee & DIY Wedding

For many its the dream wedding, a marquee in a field or an old barn you've made your own. The ultimate in relaxed laid back informal wedding. No agenda to follow but your own, completely personal and unique to you. I know because in 2012 thats exactly what me and my wife did for our wedding. They are high risk, as the British weather can have a larger effect on the day than a bespoke venue or hotel, but the pay off can be so worth it, and is why I love my marquee wedding photography!

 

They can be a bit of a catch 22, as many people who are drawn to a DIY wedding, do so because they want the relaxed casual style of wedding, but to successfully execute such a day takes more than your average wedding prep. These two weddings from this year swallowed a brave pill and went for it!

 

Debs & Lee

Hard to know where to start with these guys massive ambition! They turned an old barn, full to the rafters with their local farmers life collection of "stuff" into an epic wedding venue, completely personal to them. I went to meet them a couple of weeks before the wedding date at the barn, and it was still full of farming equpiment, let alone ready for the wedding decore to be moved in!

The transformation was amazing, and my day with them was an absolute joy.

You have captured two very happy souls to perfection

DIY Wedding Photography

Wow Wow Wow Unbelievably beautiful, You are very very talented. You have captured two very happy souls to perfection. The photo pack is just so lovely, what a super way to give them too us. I look at the photos on my phone everyday, they are seriously amazing. It was a wonderful day and you have captured it beautifully.

Ellen & Jacob

You cant beat a marquee in a field next to a river can you? You also can't beat a couple like Ellen & Jacob. Super chilled, which itself is remarkable considering within the month of their wedding they had moved house AND had a baby!! A lot of my couples are doing one or the other whilst prepping for their wedding, but never all 3 in a month. Remarkable.

..we’re really glad we chose you to join us on our special day

Thank you so much for everything you did for us, we are thrilled with the photos!! All the guests we’ve spoken to have also said how professional you are, and we’re really glad we chose you to join us on our special day. We always said the photographer was one of the things we wanted to get right and we definitely did, your style was exactly what we were looking for and the quality of the photos are brilliant. It’s been so nice to be able to look through and see so many natural photos and happy guests

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This is not formal wedding photography

I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer, and by doing that I capture you at your most you.

I truly invest in my couples, spending time to understand what makes you tick. Even if you don’t really know what you want, in a brief chat over coffee I will understand how best to approach your day, resulting in you being relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and resulting in a set of images tailored to you.

​To receive my latest brochure and full price list, please complete the simple form . I’d also love to hear a bit about your day! Packages start from £695.

This is not a wedding production line, you will not be added to any mailing lists and I will reply to you in person

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Hare & Hound Tetbury – Summer & Winter

Hare & Hound Tetbury – Summer & Winter

Hare & Hound Tetbury - Summer & Winter

Hare & Hound Tetbury Wedding Photographer

Tetbury is a crazy competative place for wedding venues, with 3 of my absolute favourites bespoke venues all within a 5 min drive of each other. So to stand out whilst competing in that enviroment is no mean feet, and Hare & Hound Tetbury does.

It helps as always having great couples, and I certainly had that with Ewout & Chirs, and Leanne & Chris.

Hare & Hounds is part of the Cotswold Inn group, and has their trademark quality accross everything they do!

Summer - Ewout & Chris

OK, so this wedding wasnt strictley speaking in Summer, actually taking place in April, but have a look at the photos and you'll see it tops most actual summers days. Plus I had to put suncream on so im counting it as summer.

Ewout & Chris were up my non-intrusive approach, with Chris esspecially being apprehensive of the prospect of having his photo taken. Thankfully the engagement shoot went a good way to reducing these concerns and the feedback on their testimonial below shows how well their photography experience went.

With half the guests coming from the Netherlands it was a unique occasion for the guys to have all their friends and families together, and my responsability to capture this once in a lifetime day! I absolutely loved it. Simply loads of happy people enjoying themselves in a beautiful setting. The attention to detail from Ewout and Chris was also a joy to shoot. I particularly enjoyed the paper boquets and detailing by Stems from Paper.

I hope you enjoy the photos below, and keep readiing for the Winter wedding below!

Lee has a great way of making you feel comfortable

It is hard to put into words the joy we have from looking at the amazing wedding photos that Lee took of the most spectacular day of our lives, but here’s a try.

From the get-go Lee was great at making myself and my now husband feel at ease in front of his camera. The engagement shoot really helped with us getting to know him, and it really felt like Lee was able to get to know us as a couple as well.

Knowing that most people are quite uncomfortable with having their pictures taken, Lee has a great way of making you feel comfortable. His candid style of photography, capturing moments that would otherwise be missed, has just proven to give us some of the best gems of the day! Lee was able to capture a glimpse of people’s experience of our wedding day, experiences due to the busy schedule of a wedding day we otherwise wouldn’t have known about. The day itself felt magical, and in every picture that Lee took he was able to capture it.

Lee went above and beyond, helping out with technical difficulties and sorting out some behind the scene issues. He even went as far as falling over, saving his cameras on the way down though, an impressive ninja roll later he stood up, shrugged it off – a hazard of the job – he said.

Our wedding day, the lead up to it, was made more special by having Lee and his personal style be a part of it. The delivery of the pictures was quick and very prompt. Having some pictures to wake up to the day after the wedding was just awesome, and to have them all ready within a week just surpassed any expectation that we had.

The quality of the pictures and the absolute joy we have by looking back at them really can’t be put into words, but if you’re looking for an authentic and genuine wedding photographer, someone who takes the time to get to know you as a couple, then look no further than Lee Hawley.

Ewout & Chris

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