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, 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.

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 enquiries@leehawleyphotography.com 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 large 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 even more videos.

Also check out the full galleries below which show you the quality and quantitiy of my work, I pride myself on delievering twice the photos most photographers supply. You can see many more highlights galleries in my Galleries pages.

Video Diaries

We have just received our photo pack and it’s of such high quality

We booked Lee for our wedding last month and were not disappointed! Not only did Lee give us hundreds of wonderful photos but we also got an amazing video which was unexpected and such a special way to remember our day. On the day we hardly noticed Lee at all, his style is so natural and he got some great shots without being in the way! We got a selection of shots by the time we got up the next morning and this was followed shortly by all the photos and video. We have just received our photo pack and it’s of such high quality, at every stage of our interactions with Lee we have been so impressed and the pack of photos and USB is no different.

We would highly recommend Lee, he is so talented and everyone commented on what a great job he did on the day and the standard of photos/video he produced.

Thank you so much 😌😌

Beccy & Patrick

finding Lee was the best thing I did for the whole wedding!

For being, quite possibly the most unorganized bride in history, finding Lee was the best thing I did for the whole wedding! The day itself goes so quickly, and you miss so much, but Lee makes absolutely certain that he doesn’t miss a thing. He captured every single moment and gave us stunning natural shots of us and everyone that shared our magical day…all of whom have said “they didn’t even know he was there”. I don’t know how Lee did it, but he was everywhere all of the time! As a couple who have never had photos taken of us professionally, Lee took the time to listen and get to know us and truly put us at ease. The photos are fabulous and will never be able to narrow it down to a ‘favourite’. Thank you Lee, from the new Mr and Mrs Wilcox

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Ellie & Rob

The way he captured moments was really magical!

If we could give Lee 10* we would! I remember sitting at my friends house looking for a wedding photographer and stumbles across Lee on google, he had a video on his website and it made me tear up! The way he captured moments was really magical. I messaged him straight away and had my heart set on him being our wedding photographer. He replied to my email very quickly and with a very friendly and professional response. His prices and packages were really good, offering something for everyone! We exchanged quite a few emails discussing dates and other details. Lee then offered to come out and meet Derry and I. This confirmed to me he was definitely the photographer for us, so we booked him for our day! As part of our package we got an engagement shoot that put me at ease as I’m not ‘a natural’ when it comes to be photographed. The pictures were amazing and we were both so pleased and couldn’t wait for the big day! Finally the wedding day arrived and Lee arrived promptly and came up to see us as we were getting ready, he has a natural ability to make himself feel like everyone’s friend whilst almost not even being in the room! Several of the shots I was amazed at as I hadn’t even realised he was there getting them! Throughout the whole day he was amazing, coming up with cool ideas for shots whilst making friends with everyone! I couldn’t even count how many people said how lovely he was. Anyway.. later that evening we already had several amazing images sent to us! We couldn’t wait to see more but thought it would be a week or two! Nope! Lee had all our photos with us within 3 days!! We couldn’t stop smiling as we looked through them all, after sharing them with our friends and family everyone was so happy with all the images! We really can’t thank you enough for capturing our day the way you did. It means we will always have so many of the amazing moments captured! I just hope that we get to come to some more weddings where you’re the photographer so we can get a few more shots haha! But on a serious note you did a fantastic job and we couldn’t rate you more highly!

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Abi & Derry

Would 100% recommend

I would absolutely recommend Lee to anyone as their wedding photographer – he met with us a couple of time prior to the wedding to chat through things with us, and prompt us to think about a few things that we hadn’t thought about ourselves! Lee checked out the venue and did a lot of research for good photo spots and didn’t hesitate to help us figure out how best to do the wedding reveal when we decided on that at the last minute! We had a lovely impromptu pre-wedding shoot in the snow, and on the actual day Lee was both helpful, there when you needed him and yet also managed to be unobtrusive and blend in. Many of our guests commented on this too. The wedding photos themselves are fantastic and really capture the moments of the day, a few people who weren’t there said they made them feel like they had been. The wedding diary video blog was also a nice extra. Would 100% recommend.

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Siobhan & Matt

His eye for a great shot is superb

Lee did a bridal flowers wedding shoot for our new business and the photos were excellent. He had thoroughly researched the location and created a diverse portfolio of unusual and eye-catching images for me. His eye for a great shot is superb and he’s a really lovely chap too!

Corkeys Flowers

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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.

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