Lee Hawley Photography

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I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese, I am like a guest with a camera.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£995
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Dramatic
Modern
Artistic
First Look Photographer

Products and Services

Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Second Shooter Available
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders
Full Description
Award Winning Wedding Photography Living in the Cotswolds I am a preferred supplier to many of Gloucestershire’s most loved venues, as well as covering weddings nationwide. My number one piece of advice is to find a photographer who's approach to wedding photography, as well as their style of wedding photography gels with you and what you want from your day. You wouldn't book a jazz band and be disappointed they don't play Reggae, and the same applies with wedding photography and is why I am so transparent about my happy, friendly, informal approach, and the creative photography of the personalities and emotions, not people gurning at the camera, as I want to be booked by the right couple, not just any couple. I am available whenever you need me before your wedding to discuss ideas or timings, and even produce a dozen photos, edited and online for you to see the night of your wedding! A service I know no other photographer does. Lee Hawley Photography isn't a production line. 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. This results in a set of images personal and tailored to you, and leaving you relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and not worry about your photographer.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lee
Everything you have read up until and including this point has already been a personal message from me. Everything you experience with Lee Hawley Photography is created, written and photographed by me, my DNA is in everything, so hopefully that alone tells you a lot about me. You can read more on my about me page here https://www.leehawleyphotography.com/about-me/ but basically, I have the best job I could dream of having. I love taking photos, and I love happy people. Perfect!

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
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Louise & Karl
Happy couple Married on November
February 2021
I can't thank Lee enough and must say I'm lucky we already have him booked again for our post-covid wedding
Lee has been the best photographer we could have ever asked for. His professional attitude and easy going personality meant he rolled with all the punches our covid-wedding threw! He maintained excellent communication through every government restriction and change, he assured us every step of the way that he'd do whatever it took to take some beautiful photos on our special day. Not only did he provide us with some stunning pictures of our day, he went above and beyond by providing on theme props and even scoped out the nearby town centre for alternate locations to have some photos! I can't thank Lee enough and must say I'm lucky we already have him booked again for our post-covid wedding party and reception next year! thank you Lee!!!
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Beth & Dave
Happy couple Married on November
February 2021
With all plans chucked up in the air Lee was a big part of helping us redesign our day and it became more personal and special than we would
We first met Lee about 2 years ago when we started planning our wedding. For us, who we chose as our photographer for our wedding was a big decision. Lee was the first photographer we met - as always super quick at replying. Lee met us and discussed his portfolio and packages. Lee was then the last photographer we met as we did not feel the need to keep looking we were highly impressed by his art and that he is just such a nice guy. Our wedding as like many others has been affected by Covid, originally planned for April with 80 guests we postponed it to October. Lee was always on hand to answer questions and we were able to rearrange for October. We were planning to reduce our numbers to 30 and then September comes around and just 2 weeks before our wedding at the start of October numbers get cut again to 15. Lee was so kind and understanding when we made the decision to rearrange our wedding for November 2021. However we also asked Lee to be part of our day this October as we legally wanted to make it official. With all plans chucked up in the air Lee was a big part of helping us redesign our day and it became more personal and special than we would have ever dreamed of. Particularly as an extra special secret location was added in at the last minute. Suggested by Lee after we asked for a added location to our venue, it added to the memorability of this unique covid wedding day. On the day Lee was a consummate wedding professional, very friendly, discreet and at all times professional. Some photos we look back on now we didn’t even realise was being taken but we love them. Our photographs are awesome, all our family and friends have paid us multiple comments on how amazing our photos are. So here we are passing on the compliments to the one person who should receive them. Lee, we can't wait to celebrate with our original guest numbers next November and part of that excitement is down to you. Knowing how you will capture the day and provide memories for us to keep hold of and look back over our life time. You captured the story of our day so beautifully and every moment big or small is there. Love Beth and Dave
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Sarah & James
Happy couple Married on October
February 2021
Lee blended in with the other guests, captured extremely special moments
We would absolutely recommend Lee! We met Lee back in September 2018 when we got engaged and immediately loved his natural, creative and informal style. Our wedding was planned for April 2020, but it was cancelled four weeks before as we went into lockdown. We were absolutely devastated but Lee made the process of re-booking stress-free. With the wedding moved to March 2021, but uncertainty still over us, we suddenly decided to get wed in October 2020 with 30 guests. Although it wasn't what we had planned, it truly was the best day and having Lee there made us feel so relaxed! Lee blended in with the other guests, captured extremely special moments and made sure we weren't away from our guests for long. It was the perfect balance. His communication is excellent. We woke up on the morning after our wedding day to a selection of photos already emailed over to us which was so amazing! We will forever cherish the photos. We really couldn't recommend Lee enough!
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Libby & Jonny
Happy couple Married on June
February 2021
There’s not one thing we would have changed throughout our whole experience with Lee
Choosing Lee as our wedding photographer was probably one of the easiest choices we had to make for our wedding day. There’s not one thing we would have changed throughout our whole experience with him, he chose a beautiful engagement shoot location when we didn’t have a clue, helped and gave us advise we when needed it, made everyone feel so comfortable in front of the camera and to top it off produced the most beautiful photos of our special day. The whole process with him has run so smoothly, his communication is definitely the best we encountered. It was so lovely to wake up the following morning and have a few photos to look at that he’d already sent over, and arranging the album has been far easier than we ever expected. We’ve had so many compliments from people saying they are the most amazing wedding photos they’ve seen, and we certainly agree. We honestly couldn’t recommend him enough, thank you so much Lee x
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Emma & John
Happy couple Married on May
February 2021
From the first email, Lee has made us feel like our wedding was his number one priority
I would 100% recommend Lee Hawley Photography! From the first email, Lee has made us feel like our wedding was his number one priority, despite his schedule of many other weddings. His communication is exceptional, and he has gone out of his way to ensure we are happy and looked after - including endless support through having to postpone our wedding from 2020. It was a daunting process trying to choose the right photographer for our big day, but the minute we came across Lee's beautiful photos in our search, we knew we had found the perfect fit! He has a wonderful natural style when he captures moments, and nothing is staged or forced; exactly what we were looking for! He genuinely has a gift, and we can't wait for him to photograph our wedding this time next year!
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Amy & James
Happy couple Married on April
February 2021
To be able to see a sneak peak of the photos the morning after the wedding was amazing
Instantly I knew that I wanted Lee to be our wedding photographer when I first met him at the De Vere Cotswold Wedding Fayre. Lee did an amazing job on our wedding day- on the hottest day of the year! He made us feel relaxed and he blended in with all of our guests. He even got photos of me with my eyes open, which is a very rare occurrence for anyone that knows me! He captured our day perfectly and can’t wait to look back on our photos for years to come. To be able to see a sneak peak of the photos the morning after the wedding was amazing. We then had the full set of photos put on our page within two weeks of our wedding which was incredible! Thank you so so much Lee!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Cheltenham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J9

Nearest Train Station

Aschurch

Nearest Airport

Staverton

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I couldn't possibly name just one. For me, the best weddings aren't necisarily the most elaborate, expensive or typically picturesque, they're the weddings where the couple are relaxed and simply want to enjoy the best day ever. Luckily my style tends to get me onto the short list of exactly those couples!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, Candid, Natural, Happy, Unique

What about your business are you most proud of?

Carving my own specific niche. I never dreamed I would be able to become a wedding photographer, but when I decided to have a go I was adament it would be my way, and hoped people would like it. To my delight plenty seem to, so this bold decision to not be a jack of all trades photographer, and to instead knowingly turn some couples off me in order to get booked by the ones who do get me, gives me a great amount of pride.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do your research, speak to all of your potential suppliers and not just emails, but ultiamtley if it feels right, it probably is! Oh and pick up https://cotswoldweddingguide.com/ which is a publication I single handed created over lockdown to help newly engaged couples choose everytghing from their venue to cake!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Iv seen so many. Everything from Marvel themed cakes, decorated tractors, full halloween theme, to the many beuatiful little private touches like wedding morning gifts and notes.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

OK, so heres the basic timeline. From your initial enquiry which I reply to in person, I will then look to arrange a Zoom, phone call or in person catch up to hear more about your day, and to tell you a bit about what I do. If you decide to book it's a simple case of paying your deposit to confirm the date. I then set up your own private wedding countdown page thats password protected and initially includes some wedding tips, your payment dates and package details. If you have an engagement shoot then those pictures will go onto that page, then over the night of your wedding a edit and upload a dozen photos from your wedding day for you to see and share the next day! Then ultimately your full set will go onto the page once completed, and you will then get a presentation pack in the post.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Anyone else confused by this question? I take the photos not the couple. ;-) I gues my advice with me, is to trust me. I have full photo sets on my website, so you can see the bredth and depth of what I do, plus social media channels updated daily. Im as transparent as they come. So I find that results in couples who buy into what I do, and simply trust me to do what I do, and blow their socks of when they get their photos back!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

In the early days I was asked to do a few cringey ones, but nowadays people book me because I bring the ideas! Thats not to say its a one way street. I want to get to know you guys, and what makes you tick as thats essential in me incorporating into your photos.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

A photographer with a few tricks up their sleave, and a ositive attitude helps! The only thing that can ruin your wedding is how you react to an issue, not the issue itself. Some of my most enjoyable weddings have rained all day.

Describe how you got into photography.

I wrote a blog about it! have a read https://www.leehawleyphotography.com/im-glad-i-crashed-the-weddings/