About this Vendor

Real Love, Real Life..Yours Forever!

I LOVE everything about Weddings! From the anticipation of you seeing each other for the first time, to dancing at the Reception & everything in between! It is an honor for me to be able to document such a special day in people's lives so you can re-live it over and over again. Please contact me directly at [email protected] so that we can discuss ALL the details of your wedding day!!

Details

Photo + Video Styles

Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Engagement

Starting Price Range

$2,000-$2,999

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing

Awards
Bow2017
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Contact Info

Hampton Roads and Beyond (757) 635-5523
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Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Olivia D

There are not enough words in the English vocabulary to describe how amazing Leigh and Jay are! Every single one of my wedding photography dreams were granted, AND THEN SOME! Not only did Leigh travel to Cancun, Mexico to photograph my entire wedding weekend, they blended right... Read More in like they were family. My friends and family still talk about how professional they both were, while still be able to kick back and relax, just like they were part of the family. One situation we all still talk about it how AMAZING Leigh and Jay are with going with the flow. My flower girls were getting pretty grumpy after the ceremony just when we wanted to take group shots. Leigh was literally not even phased at all, she worked with them and made them laugh and took amazing shots all while doing it. She made it look so effortless and easy. One quality about Leigh and Jay that also resonated with my husband and I, was there ability to stay calm, low stress and remain so positive and happy during the whole weekend. They make it feel so relaxed, they are truly professionals but they have a "we got this" vibe that just puts everything at ease. I can go on and on about Leigh and Jay but what proves it all, is the RESULT. There is not one photo that I do not absolutely love. Leigh takes risks with photos and she has no fear! I got into the water with my wedding dress for a post wedding day shoot and she was right there with me! In her bathing suit! Another quality about the way they shoot, they NEVER make it feel forced or awkward. You want to be happy and laugh because they are so funny and so care free! It makes it actually fun! Choosing Leigh and Jay to be a part of my wedding in Mexico was the best decision I made and I was in literal tears when I saw the finished product. Once your wedding is over, all you have left are your photos to keep the memory. Hiring Leigh and Jay was worth every penny and I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know!!

2017-10-31T11:55:14 Response from the vendor

You know Jay and I love you and both of your families!! We had the BEST time being a part of all the LOVE that went into your wedding week! Thank you so much for trusting us with that! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Melanie C

Leigh was an absolute joy to work with as our wedding photographer. She has a way of making any person feel comfortable behind the camera, especially someone like myself who is not a huge fan of pictures! My husband and I knew Leigh was right for us because her go with the flow... Read More attitude and bubbly personality fit right in with our family & friends. Our wedding guests and bridal party were very impressed with Leigh's professionalism, but also her ability to have fun. She has a way of making you feel calm and relaxed on one of the most exciting/stressful/overwhelming days of your life! My husband and I are SO happy that we chose Leigh for our wedding. The pictures turned out SO beautiful. My husband and I cried tears of joy when we received our wedding album. We didn't hire a videographer, so these pictures were all we had left of the wedding. Leigh captured our day perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer! She is brilliant at what she does and puts her clients first. THANK YOU LEIGH! Tyler and I will forever be grateful for everything you did for us on our special day. YOU & JAY ARE AMAZING!


Reviewed on 6/30/2017 Katie L

4 of the best days of my life where spent with Leigh and her team! From the proposal in Feb 2016 to the wedding June 2017 - all of it was a dream come true. Leigh makes me feel like a princess with every photograph she took and I can't wait for the future sessions with her! I... Read More will never use another photographer because I feel as if Leigh is a part of our story now AND a par t of our family! Always so professional and makes you laugh all day long, your cheeks start to hurt! She's up for anything (like a boat shoot) 😂 even though she wasn't ready for it! Thanks for everything Leigh! And we can't wait to see you again!!!

2017-07-28T14:42:22 Response from the vendor

Love you and Adam so much! Thank you soooo much for choosing us! We had a blast at your wedding! And are so thrilled we were there from the beginning! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 11/18/2017 Mary M

Hold on while I break out my thesaurus, I want to use every possible adjective for awesome to describe Leigh. From the very first email she was always prompt to respond and she was just as quick in getting us our gorgeous photos. She and her second shooter (husband Jay) were a... Read More ton of fun! We would not have taken engagement photos if she hadn’t insisted and I am so glad that she did! They are stunning (and it turns out that we needed the practice before the wedding). Leigh helped us with the day of timeline and was on top of every moment from pre-ceremony to reception. She takes photos that really capture the people and their emotions, there’s no forced silliness. This is the best investment you can make when planning a wedding so choose Leigh!

2017-11-18T16:08:31 Response from the vendor

Mary, I LOVE you and Russell!!! Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of such a FUN and amazing day! XOXO Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Natalie F

We took our engagement pictures with Leigh and Jay this past weekend and they are truly an amazing couple. Everything felt so natural and Leigh made sure to capture every moment that we requested. We cannot wait to see our final pictures....we are positive that they will be... Read More fantastic. We cannot wait to have Leigh by our side on our wedding day!

2017-10-31T18:39:25 Response from the vendor

Natalie!! I am so excited to show you the photos! Especially the ones with your kitty! Thank you for this amazing review! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Tanja K

Leigh is EVERYTHING - professional, prompt replier, knowledgeable, funny, sweet, and she has "the eye" for amazing photos. If I could give six stars, I would. She is amazing.


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Becca R

One of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding was picking Leigh Skaggs Photography to be a part of it all. The entire crew (Leight, Jay, and Devin) were INCREDIBLE. Not only did they capture some amazing shots (all of them!), they offered support, confidence, humor,... Read More and amazing company overall. I found myself reaching out to Leigh in times of stress, and she was able to leave me with a peaceful feeling as soon as I hung the phone up. I can't stop looking at my photos from my engagement and my wedding - she captures beauty in every situation. I have had multiple guests ask how on Earth I found such a down to earth, talented photographer. She is adventurous and talented and that is obvious when you glance at my pictures. I would recommend Leigh to anyone and I cannot wait to ask her to take pictures for me again!

2017-10-31T18:41:46 Response from the vendor

LOVE YOU!! Thank you so much for this amazing review! I appreciate you so much!! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Krista R

Leigh and Jay shot our wedding on a very cold and rainy day in April. Our rehearsal weather was warm and sunny which was perfect for our outdoor wedding at the Planter's Club in Suffolk, VA. Flash forward 24 hours and the rain began without an end in sight. Leigh and Jay took... Read More it in stride and produced some of the most beautiful wedding photos given a very limited area to shoot. They didn't skip a beat and even snuck us out to get an amazing rain shot that night! Leigh's personality is warm and fun! She is the type of person you instantly feel comfortable around and that flows into her work. Being camera shy with Leigh is not an option because she has a way of making everything so natural and captures your most candid moments in such a beautiful way! We love Leigh so much that even though we are now 4+ hours away, we still travel back to her for our photography needs. I couldn't suggest a better team for your most special moments! Leigh and Jay are amazing!

2017-10-31T18:42:08 Response from the vendor

This was an epic day despite that monsoon!! Love you and Andy! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Morghan P

Stop searching, you have found your photographer!! We absolutely loved working with Leigh (and husband Jay)! From the start Leigh was so easygoing. My husband and I had our engagement session with them while they were on THEIR vacation in NYC. They are too kind for letting... Read More us steal them away for a bit! We knew from the second we met them that they would be great and couldn't wait to see them again! Leigh is the perfect combination of fun and serious. She knows how and when to use both! Our bridal party was about 24 people plus little ones, and she handled the big group like a champ! During our ceremony you would have never noticed Leigh was there capturing the most beautiful photos - and during the reception, you would have thought she was a guest (in the best way)! Leigh got right in the action of the dancing and partying, and was able to capture images that perfectly described us and our day. I cried at how beautiful the photos turned out when I saw them. I can't thank her and Jay enough for not only the incredible photos we have that will last a lifetime, but for being by far the best people we had the privilege of working with! Also, Leigh and Jay are #marriagegoals. Love love love them!

2017-10-31T18:43:07 Response from the vendor

Morghan, thank you so much for this amazing review! Jay and I LOVED being a party of one of the most EPIC parties EVER!! You and Alex ROCK! Thanks for choosing us! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Caitlin W

Leigh and her husband were absolutely great! They went above and beyond when there were some hiccups throughout the day and I do not know how the day would have turned out without them! They were kind, fun to work with, and all around nice people!! They were worth every... Read More penny. The pictures are stunning and captured the entire day. I could not be happier with their service and I highly recommend them to anyone considering them!!

2017-10-31T11:54:07 Response from the vendor

Thank you SO MUCH!! It was a pleasure being a part of your wedding day!! Nothing makes me happier than to be a small part of your clients lives of their big day!! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotogrpahy.net


Reviewed on 10/08/2017 Marisa K

My fiancé, Kyle, and I knew right away that we absolutely needed Leigh Skaggs to photograph our wedding and it was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made throughout this process. She does her job so incredibly well and she have so much fun doing it that her... Read More infectious personality makes everyone have so much fun as well. Jay and Devin were amazing as well! They were so helpful with getting the right shots and making sure I didn't get seen by anyone! In addition to being an amazing photographer, Leigh was a wonderful therapist and kept me calm when I needed it the most. The quality of her work is absolutely worth every single penny. If you want to have the best pictures and have an incredible time doing it, do yourself a favor and hire Leigh and Jay. I guarantee you won't regret it.

2017-10-08T17:58:02 Response from the vendor

Marisa!!!! We LOVE you and Kyle! Thank you so much for saying such nice things! It was absolutely our pleasure to be involved with your wedding! You two are amazing and we loved every minute!! XOXO!! Congratulations again!!! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 9/18/2017 Jacky N

I'm taking a moment to say how BEAUTIFUL and dreamlike Leigh Skaggs Photography made our day in pictures!! They were so good I struggled to pick favorites out of the hundreds in the entire photo series. Scrolling through the first look images was like emotional storytelling and... Read More her team managed to capture events I didn't know happened (ex: my mom cried during the ceremony)! My empty reception and reception item pictures seriously looked magazine/Pinterest worthy. Thank you Leigh Skaggs Photography for expertly capturing our wedding so we may forever preserve the charm and magic of our special day!

2017-10-08T17:59:06 Response from the vendor

We LOVED being a part of your day!! You two were so much fun to work with! Thank you so much for choosing us!! XOXO! Leigh Skaggs www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 5/13/2017 Catherine C

Simply wonderful! From the engagement photos to the wedding photos, my husband and I have pictures that we will cherish forever! Leigh was a referral from a friend and probably the best decision we made when coming to planning our wedding! She made us feel comfortable when... Read More taking pictures and her spunky/outgoing personality made us feel like we had known her forever! The pictures she takes are breathtaking, not a bad one in the bunch. For our wedding she never stopped! I would recommend Leigh Skaggs Photographer all day long!

2017-06-30T06:04:22 Response from the vendor

Thank YOU so much!! You know that we had the BEST time at your wedding!!! Thank you so much for choosing us!! XOXO!


Reviewed on 4/05/2017 Khadeeja A

Leigh and Jay were so wonderful when they came to photograph my engagement! It was definitely a new experience since it was a Pakistani function done at my parents' home but Leigh just did such an amazing job! She knew exactly what kinds of photos we would like and managed to... Read More capture such beautiful moments over the course of the night. And we had our pictures back within a week which was so fantastic! Neither my fiance nor I had ever worked with a professional photographer before so we had no clue what to expect. But Leigh really knows how to put you at ease and the pictures turned out to be so wonderful and reflective of us.

2017-05-12T12:27:27 Response from the vendor

This was honestly one of the most fun evenings ever!! I loved being a part of all the fun traditions and your families are so AWESOME!! Thanks for choosing us! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 3/18/2017 Kelsey P

Our families agree, choosing Leigh Skaggs Photography was our BEST decision and our favorite of all our wedding vendors that contributed to our dream wedding day. Leigh, Jay, and Devon (sorry if I spelled that wrong?!) were incredible and SO much fun!! Everyone is swooning over... Read More our sneak peak pictures from last Saturday! They had everyone laughing and put everyone at ease...and definitely helped to keep me calm :) Not only were they capturing every happy moment, they essentially coordinated our whole day wedding day. They made sure everyone was where they needed to be and Jay even stepped up and sprinted to my bridal suite to grab my toss-bouquet for my reception before it was forgotten. Leigh and her team went above and beyond!! We are so grateful. THANK YOU! We love y'all!! -Kelsey & Nicholas

2017-03-19T07:41:59 Response from the vendor

Kelsey and Nicholas, It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with your beautiful wedding. The way you two look at each other made me smile all day! Thank you for choosing us to be part of all that love and happiness!! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 12/10/2016 Emmie G

We absolutely adore Leigh and her husband (Jay)! They shot our wedding on 11-19-16 & it was so much fun. I wanted outdoor photos & beach photos (yes, at the end of November!) & Leigh made that dream a reality. She also found a gorgeous spot for more outdoor photos once we... Read More finished at the beach. We had joked about Leigh having a time machine & being able to bend time so nothing could throw our photo timeline off track, but it was also like Leigh had a magical transportation device that took us far away from my hometown. We found a beach spot that looked like we were on a tropical island. I never dreamed that we would find such amazing spots for photos right here in our hometown! Leigh is extremely passionate about photography and she has so much positive, bright energy. My husband & I both went into our wedding day being a little camera shy, but that faded away immediately when we met Leigh. If you want a photographer who will do an amazing job & make all of your worries melt away, definitely choose Leigh & Jay! Their warm personalities made us feel as if we had known them for years, despite meeting them in person for the first time on our wedding day. Leigh got our photos to us in record time after the wedding & she was always just a phone call or a text away. Not only did I find a photographer in Leigh, but I also found a new friend! Thank you for making our wedding day so enjoyable, Leigh & Jay! We love all of our photos & we have gotten so many compliments on what an awesome job you did. You're amazing!!!

2016-12-27T06:43:16 Response from the vendor

We had the BEST time with you both!! Thank you so much for choosing us!! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotogrpahy.net


Reviewed on 11/17/2016 Aly C

I seriously cannot say enough great things about Leigh. She and Jay were so wonderful! She did such an amazing job with our engagement pictures. She was great at making my husband and I comfortable enough for the camera. Because of her, we finally have amazing family pictures... Read More with our furbabies. She was able to capture all of the moments that I wanted during the wedding and some more! All of our wedding pictures turned out beautiful and she definitely made it hard for us to choose which ones to print. :) Very quick turnaround for pictures. She was able to calm me down and help me not worry when I was running a little behind for the wedding ceremony. She definitely moves fast and was able to take great detail pictures of my dress, jewelry, shoes, etc. She is someone that I definitely want to be present to capture new moments as our new family grows.

2016-11-18T03:44:13 Response from the vendor

That you SO MUCH Alyson!! It was such a pleasure being part of your wedding!! Loved every minute! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Alex N

Have you ever met someone and thought, “Yup, we’re going to get along swell.” When my wife and I hired Leigh and Jay to shoot our wedding we both had this thought and realized this was one of the best decisions we made (except for you know, getting married). Leigh was very... Read More thorough in preparing to shoot our wedding. She had us fill out some quick wedding questionnaires, desired photo lists, and then had a meeting with us over Skype to chat about what we wanted and all the extra things we may have wanted photographed but may not have thought to mention. Leigh’s attention to detail is simply incredible, and her ability to recall information about the wedding after a brief conversation was frankly remarkable. On the day of the wedding we were pleased with their laid back shooting style that put even the most camera shy person at ease. They came with a plan for shooting bridal party and family photos, and went with the flow when things got held up with other parts of the wedding. They kept us on our timeline and made sure we had everything we requested. The photos that Leigh and Jay took are absolutely stunning. Leigh’s ability to find, and on occasion make, pretty light is one of the many things that make her an exceptional photographer. They also indulged our nerdy, playful side throughout the day (#lightsaber) and we had a lot of fun hanging out with them. It is important that you like your wedding photographer, you spend a lot of time with them on your wedding day. If you want stellar pictures and like to have fun and laugh a lot, I would suggest you go with Leigh and Jay.

2016-10-18T05:20:09 Response from the vendor

I <3 you and Kristen!! Thank you SO MUCH for choosing Jay and I!! Leigh Skaggs www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 9/12/2016 Andi S

Love love love! Leigh was recommend to me by another friend and I really liked her pictures. For us, picking a photographer was one of the most important decisions and we decided on Leigh because we loved her pictures and her personality! She was incredibly helpful through the... Read More whole process, and even made us a timeline for the day of the wedding. She, her husband Jay, and assistants were are easy to work with and fun. She made the day less stressful which was so nice! I would definitely recommend her to anyone that wants great pictures and a stress free day :-)

2016-10-04T06:25:34 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure to be part of such an amazing day!! XOXO! Leigh Skaggs www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 8/10/2016 Marlon C

I was so impressed with the work of Leigh and her team at a friends wedding that it was if the utmost importance that I had to make her a part of my wedding. There wasn't a single missed moment or piece of undocumented love throughout our experience together. Do the right thing... Read More for your wedding and use Leigh for special moments.

2016-10-04T06:26:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this kind review! It was so great to be able to capture all your special moments!! XOXO! Leigh Skaggs www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 6/29/2016 Kendall M

My husband and I interviewed a few photographers for our June wedding because we had a specific vision we wanted to create. Leigh was able to bring that vision to life! (Very easily I might add!) Leigh and her husband Jay are two of the absolute best photographers I have ever... Read More met! Right from the first time we met I knew they were going to make my dream wedding day perfect, simply because of their amazing personalities! Not once did I stop laughing. They are hilarious! Towards the beginning I shared my concerns with Leigh (which side is my "better" side, I wanted more bridal shots and less party/dancing shots, etc.) She was able to personalize her list of pictures based on what I wanted. It was amazing. Leigh and Jay EXCEEDED all expectations. I wish I could get married again just to hang out with them!!

2016-06-29T11:35:49 Response from the vendor

You don't have to get married again to hang out with us!! Just let me know the next time you are in Norfolk! Dinner is on me!! :-) Absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING about your wedding!! Thank you so much for choosing us to be part of... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 5/30/2016 Christa K

Leigh is AMAZING! Photography for our wedding was something my now husband and I took very seriously. These pictures are of the most important day of our lives and we wanted to make sure we had an experienced photographer who could capture them, afterall, its one day and you get... Read More one shot! We spent hours researching photographers. After reading all the outstanding reviews on Leigh, we reached out to her to set up a meeting. We met with her and feel in love with her personality and work, we signed a contract that night! It was the best decision we could have made! She exceeded all of our expectations and is so wonderful to work with! She will keep you smiling and laughing throughout the whole day too! Our wedding day went so smoothly and Leigh had a lot to do with that, she worked so well with all of our vendors. Our engagement and wedding pictures turned out better than we could have imagined, they are everything we wanted and more!! We seriously cannot thank Leigh enough for everything she did for us!! We love you Leigh!!

2016-05-31T04:24:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the amazing things you said about me!! I had the BEST time at your wedding and thank you so much for choosing me!! Can't wait to see what the future holds for you two! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 5/25/2016 Felicia K

Leigh was amazing she made our wedding pictures exactly what we wanted and more! She was so involved and took every single picture she possibly could. Her husband was right there with her helping every step of the way they were an awesome team! When my husband and I met we did... Read More the wobble together so we had to have that song at our wedding but we needed a reminder of how to do it and leigh stepped right on that dance floor and helped all of us do the dance best photographer I could have asked for to make our wedding complete Thank you both so much! I would recommend her to all brides! It's really hard trying to find the perfect photographer but I found mine!

2016-05-25T10:20:25 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We had a BLAST at your wedding! Working with you two was so much fun and I loved wobbling with you all!! :-) XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 5/17/2016 Sarah I

Leigh was fabulous! I knew the moment that I met her that I had found the perfect photographer to capture our special day. Trust me, I had searched and met with quite a few photographers and I was about ready to give up on finding the right one. I am so thankful that I found... Read More her! She was kind, professional, and FUN! She really made me feel relaxed through all of the chaos that is wedding planning and throughout the entire wedding day in general. You could not ask for anyone better than Leigh! :-)

2016-05-17T16:06:23 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Sarah! This means so much to me! I wish you and Nicholas nothing but a long life of happiness! XOXO! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


Reviewed on 4/25/2016 Colleen D

Leigh was so much fun to work with - totally worth the price! Her products are great.

2016-04-25T13:21:02 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Colleen! It was great being a part of your day! Leigh www.leighskaggsphotography.net


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Meet The Owner

Leigh Skaggs

I am a wedding photographer who feels lucky every day to do a job I love so much! Next to being a wife and Mom to my own Family, capturing your memories is one of the most important things I will ever do! It means so much to me that Brides and Grooms choose me to document these special moments for them to share with their kids and grandkids forever.