My Approach

Every wedding is unique, and that is reflected in the images I deliver to you. I tell your wedding day story creatively and naturally, specifically capturing the real moments, and the one thing I am especially passionate about, colour! Stylish and beautiful images don’t have to be monotone and gloomy. I 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.

I love working with a couple, from those with bags of ideas that embrace some of my more out-there suggestions, to those who have no idea what they want, but trust me to blow their socks off when they see the photos, often delivered back to them as soon as the week after the wedding!

Wedding Veteran

I am a 35-year-old wedding veteran. Usher 7 times, best man twice and married. I have been on the receiving end of 2-hour wedding day photo-shoots in searing temperatures, as well as the frustration of a friend of the family with a cheap SLR taking uninspiring pictures.

I have used these experiences to create a better way. One that doesn’t steal time from the day, one that celebrates the simple and often overlooked moments, and one that creates stunning and creative images that last for the rest of your lives together. It’s an approach that is proving immensely popular as the feedback from my clients has been humbling. Just have a nose at my testimonials page.

I love doing this, and I believe my enthusiasm and energy will rub off on you too within a short chat. Drop me an email at and I am always happy to arrange a meet up to discuss what I can offer.

Tech Stuff

I use top spec professional equipment, including full frame cameras that records to 2 SD cards, and high aperture lenses. I only use a flash when absolutely necessary as to avoid impacting on the moment, and my latest camera bodies achieves that with incredible low light performance.

The Business

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 exclusively by me. This is way more than a 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, as I know for every couple that is puts off, another will feel a connection, resulting in me getting the right couples.

I am never not at "work". Email me, and unless I'm actually shooting a wedding, you will get a reply within the hour. 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, and I maintain that work ethic with 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, or even countries (Wales counts!).

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.

Watch the videos below for recent wedding day video diaries to get a better idea of how I work, and visit Lee Hawley Photography TV for more.

Passionate, Creative & Professional

Our wedding photos are amazing – they completely capture not only the people and key moments, but also all of the emotions and subtleties of the day. Working with Lee was an absolute pleasure; right from our first conversation we felt completely at ease; he’s passionate, creative and professional when needed but most of the time it felt like being with a friend. He blended into the wedding and didn’t stop throughout the day – we truly couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you so much!

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Katrina & Rhys

Everyone commented on how nice Lee was

Being a keen photographer myself I was keen to choose someone who would take the type of informal photos I would take as well as the standard group shots. Lee met up with us at the venue a week before the ceremony to understand our requirements, he had also taken the time to look around the grounds to find some good spots for couple shots.

The weather on the day was unpredictable but Lee was flexible and got all the outdoor shots we wanted done in the dry. We have over 500 lovely photos taken during the ceremony and the early part of the reception that really captured the mood.

Everyone commented on how nice Lee was and how unobtrusive he was getting the more candid shots. Lee also asked us if he could use our wedding to do a video log which you can see on his website blog. We would thoroughly recommend Lee.

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Louise & Martin


Thank you Lee, the photos you took of our wedding were perfect and you produced the photos really promptly so that we could share our photos with friends shortly after coming back from our honeymoon!

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Richard & Andy

great results!

Lee photographed our wedding and we were very happy. Friendly, discrete – but most of all of course, great results!
Thanks, Lee

Sara & Daniel

Genuinely Amazing

Lee was absolutely amazing from start to finish. From our initial call to when we met before the wedding and all throughout the wedding day. We had really wanted the photographs to be natural, capturing guests having a good time. It was important to us that we also got to enjoy our day and we didn’t want to be taken off for long periods for photo shoots. Lee took on board everything we said and he was so discrete during the wedding. He was in fact, so discrete I could hardly believe he managed to take all the photos he did! In just over a week, we had our photos back and they are genuinely amazing and we feel they have really captured the feelings we had on the day. It was great for us to relive some really special moments looking back at the photos. I would recommend booking Lee any day and I suspect he is going to get hugely popular very quickly! He clearly loves what he does and this is key to hiring anybody involved in a day as special as a wedding. You are 100% in safe hands with Lee.

Clare & Dean

Photography As Unique As You Are

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.

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