Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer

Living in the little village of Teddington I have the pleasure of being a Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer at many of the wonderful venues we have in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, and have formed close working relationships with venues like Eastington Park, Stonehouse Court, Egypt Mill, Tortworth Court the Bear of Rodborough Hidcote Manor Gardens and Hatton Court to name just a few, not mention those venues in the Cheltenham, Cotswolds and South West.

These weddings have not only been enjoyed by local couples, but I have many clients who travel over here from London and all over the country for the dream country wedding, and the Gloucestershire is just perfect which makes my job as a Gloucestershire wedding Photographer all the better.

What is your approach to Gloucestershire wedding photography?

Every wedding is unique, and that is reflected in the images I deliver to you. I tell your wedding day story creatively and naturally, no standing around for hours having cheesy photos, I blend in like a guest with a camera capturing you and your guests at their most natural. I love to celebrate the joy and light of your day which hopefully shines through the pages of my website.

Just as every wedding is unique, every couple is unique as well. Some happy to play the model, others deeply shy and inexperienced in front of the camera. I work within your comfort zone, never dictating awkward or forced poses, but preferring for you to have a casual stroll together whilst I shoot from a distance, or place you within a beautiful scene simply existing together. Having worked at the vast majority of Gloucestershire wedding venues I also know how they like to work, which makes the process even smoother.

Gloucestershire Wedding Photography Venues

Eastington Park

Exclusive, grand and with loads of character

Tortworth Court

Beautiful, grand and an incredible orangery ceremony room

Egypt Mill

Picturesque, relaxed and intimate

Bear of Rodborough

Set on Rodborough common, which is a photographers dream

Stonehouse Court

A beautiful period building, and made to measure wedding venue

Over Barn

Exclusive, rural and with loads of rustic charactor

What local knowledge do you have?

I have lived in Gloucestershire all my life. This means that not only do I know Gloucestershire wedding photography venues well, but I know loads of other little spots to sneak away to if needed for either a few portraits on the day itself, or an engagement shoot in the build up. As you may have picked up from my website, I have a real passion for what I do, so anything I can do to make it even more personal and tailored for you, I will.

I live here with my wife Kim, our sons Milo & Monty, plus a variety of dogs, cats and chickens! I don't just work as a Gloucestershire wedding photographer, but I live it too, with a huge portfolio of Gloucestershire scenery photography, often with a dog or two in the foreground!

What locations do you cover?

Most of my weddings are in Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the South West, but I travel nationwide for several weddings each year, and will even go overseas.

Have a look at some of my favourite venues in:

Why Choose Lee Hawley Photography

This is not formal wedding photography – I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese & no taking you away from your guests for hours. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer. By doing that I capture you at your most you, and create genuinely personal images.

I would love you to watch this short video on how I go about my passion.

Gloucestershire Wedding Photography! - Sophie & Alex

This is the little story of Sophie & Alex’s epic wedding, and how even wet wedding photography can be amazing! Take a look at the wedding photos and make sure you watch the video diary.

Wet weddings can be a challenge. Nobody pictures their dream wedding in the rain, but the reality is the weather is only as big an issue as you allow it, and the almost complete non-acknowledgment of the weather by Sophie & Alex is exactly how you do it!

Their wedding wasn’t even made easier by all being under one roof! Prep at Alex’s parents house, the ceremony at Stroud Registry Office, wedding breakfast and reception at Egypt Mill, and the evening party at Penn Wood Scout Centre in a marquee. Despite this, it went perfectly. A newly married couple on cloud 9, happy guests and an enormously fun day. Take a look.

Lee quite simply is one in a million!

Lee Hawley Photography - Sophie & Alex - Egypt Mill-1

Lee quite simply is one in a million! He was incredible on our wedding day, making us feel relaxed and our photos are stunning. He captured every moment of our day with such perfection! We need more walls for all the photos we want to display now! We have so many gorgeous photos to choose from and we cannot thank Lee enough. Lee not only takes wonderful photos but is a lovely, incredibly hard working and friendly man. We could not have asked for anyone better. Thank you Lee ☺️

Sophie & Alex

Video Diary

Take a look behind the scenes

Who is the Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer behind Lee Hawley Photography?

Lee Hawley Photography is owned and run by little old me. Everything you see on my website, every photo, web page, brochure, leaflet, email or social media post is made by me. This is way more than a wedding photography business. It is an all consuming passion and I want everything you experience with Lee Hawley Photography to be the result of my approach, work ethic and style. Warts and all! I would rather things be a bit quirky but be the real me. I know for every couple that is puts off, another will feel a connection. Resulting in me being the right wedding photographer for the right couple.

I am never not at "work". Email me, and you will get a reply ASAP, often at all hours. In a previous life I worked for well over a decade in construction and building services. Including 3 years on the tools as an electrician. I know what hard work is and what long hours are. I maintain that work ethic and then some as a Gloucestershire wedding photographer in my own business Lee Hawley Photography. Often up late into the evening editing your images to stick to the short turn around times I promise, or meeting couples any evening of the week, sometimes in different counties.

The truth is, this isn't really work. I feel immensely privileged to do something I love so much. So it is the least I can do, to give it my all.

You can see my obsession on my Instagram updated daily here.

Homelife

I live in a little village near Gloucestershire with my wife Kim, our 4 year old son Milo, new born Monty, Hugo the Bearded Collie, cat Dexter and 3 chickens. We also have 3 ponies, Paddy, Fern and Whisper. Oh, and my wife is a veterinary nurse, and serial animal hoarder. Can you tell?

Kim’s veterinary work and my working from home results in me being a very hands on dad. Spending a lot of my time with Milo, finding fun things to do, roping him into wedding photography research trips. Sat on my lap watching Thomas and Friends whilst I catch up on admin. Serving hundreds of meals, plus bath and bedtimes! I love it.

 

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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 £995.

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