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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: December 2023

If you are a couple looking for a wedding photographer who will capture those all important moments in such an unobtrusive way you don’t know you're being photographed, you’ve come to the right place. I specialise in documentary wedding photography, my relaxed working style helps even the most camera shy couples feel comfortable.

My style is best described as 'natural, timeless and romantic', I offer unscripted wedding photography for couples who don't want to spend their whole day posing. Together, we will get some stunning portraits, but your wedding doesn't need to feel like a studio shoot to be captured beautifully. I've captured over 150 weddings, and from my experience, the most epic shots are the moments which happen naturally. My style is influenced by film and fine art, and my work is characterised by vibrant colours and a profusion of natural light. I am Essex based, very close to Suffolk, and I cover the UK and beyond.

I have a warm personality and a BIG heart! Having worked as a wedding photographer for nearly a decade, I also come with a wealth of knowledge and experience, helping your day to run smoothly, and also helping you as a friend along the way.

Kind Words

"Not only did you capture the atmosphere of the day and the joy in everyone's faces (which you managed without forced photographs and going unnoticed) but you managed to get a huge amount of beautifully romantic photos of us - something neither of us (or a number of the guests) would have thought possible"... Janine & Liad, Warwick House.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

All final images, edited in my style Online gallery USB

How far in advance should I contact you?

1-2 years

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon mirrorless and professional prime lenses

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

A 20% booking fee and signed contract is required in order to get your wedding day in the calendar. Four weeks prior to your wedding, the remainder of the balance is due

How do you work?

Most of my photos are un-staged, relaxed and I try to use natural lighting as often as possible

Served in

Essex and Suffolk

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Niamh D. Sent on 09/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!!

I had my wedding day captured by Hayley Jane and she captured it all in the most beautiful way. She’s amazing! And so kind, I would recommend her for any special occasion
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Sally Sent on 12/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Talented lady

We can't thank Hayley Jayne enough for her professional, friendly, passionate, calm and organised (a few of many positive comments) approach to our wedding day. She spent 7 hours at our event, and captured many amazing and fun moments. We wanted our guests captured in natural moments and conversation which Hayley captured well. I would recommend Hayley to anyone holding any type of special event, her photos have an amazing quality and finish.
Thank you so much
Sally & Steven Keddy x
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Naomi Sent on 20/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic and would recommend!

Hayley Jayne was absolutely great! I hate having my photo taken but she completely put me at ease and most of the time I didn't even know she was snapping away. She was very unobtrusive and caught the best moments of our day without being pushy or demanding. The quality of the photos are excellent and I would definitely recommend. Hayley Jayne stayed longer than she should've to get the cake cutting etc. and nothing was an issue for her. She met us at the venue a few weeks before to look at the best places to shoot the photos. Her style of photography is fantastic - thank you Hayley Jayne!
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Janine Sent on 12/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

We LOVE the photos - thank you so much

You were the photographer at our wedding only a month ago. Liad and I weren't originally going to hire a photographer as both of us usually freeze when a camera is put in our face and we're told to smile. What a mistake that would have been!

Not only did you capture the atmosphere of the day and the joy in everyone's faces (which you managed without forced photographs and going unnoticed) but you managed to get a huge amount of beautifully romantic photos of us - something neither of us (or a number of the guests) would have thought possible!

You got the obvious family shots but you also caught the 'moments' - the reactions to the speeches, the laughing at a joke made, the unconventional first dance! This is what we wanted to see and this is precisely what is shown in each and every one of the photos you took.

Not only did you do exactly what you said you would but you were lovely in doing so and you went along with our weird and whacky 'dinosaur' shot even to the point of pulling the photograph together without that having been part of the brief.

I am so glad we decided to have a photographer, I am so glad it was you and we couldn't have asked for more to capture the memories that were created on that day.
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Ben Sent on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We feel so lucky.

We feel so lucky that Hayley was able to capture our wedding day this summer. From our initial contact through to receiving our final photos, Hayley was extremely professional and always available to answer our many questions.
Both me and my wife are very camera shy and generally do not enjoy having our photo taken. However, Hayley made us feel at ease throughout the day and went the extra mile to make us feel more confident in front of the camera.
Come the day of the wedding Hayley got all the shots we wanted, throughout the whole day she was so friendly, and her sense of humour helped us relax. In fact, our guests even commented on how friendly she was. Moreover, she was so patient putting up with my tendency to involuntarily blink before a photo is taken, and with our guests also trying to get their own personal pictures.
We also loved Hayley’s style discreetly documenting the day with natural shots rather than having too many ‘staged’ photos (although she did take some excellent group shots). We recently received our photos and we are so happy with them. She really caught the whole day and it’s amazing to re-live the day by looking though them.
Thanks so much
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Mollie Sent on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

She made it fun and easy.

We chose hayley for her style and not being intrusive on the days. Her photos looked amazing and when we met in person she reminded me of my friend so the deal was done. At this meeting she had brought the most amazing wedding album and it was the most beautiful thing I had seen in ages, I knew I wanted this in my life. She was great with me and Stewart as we are not very good at having pictures taken and don’t do it a lot, but she made it fun and easy.
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Anne-Sophie Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have wished for a better photographer.

Hayley was absolutely amazing for our wedding, everything got very busy on the day but Hayley took it in her stride and all the photos came out beautifully! She made us feel very at ease throughout the whole process and we got all the shots we would have wanted, couldn't have wished for a better photographer to capture our special day!
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Corinna Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic from start to finish.

We had Hayley as our photographer for our wedding on November 4th and feel so lucky she was available on that day! She is so friendly and organised, we had a meeting a week before the day where we discussed the details.
On the day Hayley was inconspicuous during the ceremony and speeches, and when it came to group photos she organised everyone into the shot very well. I had comments from my guests that Hayley being such a lovely person added to the already great atmosphere.
We had our photos back this week and they are absolutely stunning! I love the way the photos are natural and that they really capture the personality of everyone. In the photos where me and my husband were outside you can't tell that we were actually freezing!
Thank you so much to Hayley Jayne you've been fantastic from start to finish.
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Marion Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The photos are stunning.

Hayley is lovely and friendly and also very professional. She helped to make our day flow with ease.
The photos are stunning. She captured our day perfectly, full of love and laughter.
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Katie-Ella Sent on 07/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, natural photos

Searching for the right photographer was an absolute minefield, and I am so so glad we found Hayley. We wanted a wedding album that captured beautiful natural moments, rather than spending most of our day posing for pictures!

Hayley managed to capture moments of real laughs, real (happy!) tears and smiles. I felt so comfortable having Hayley with us for the day, she was unobtrusive and we could not have asked for a better photographer for our day.

Hayley, thank you for capturing so many happy memories from our day and providing us with an album we will forever cherish. Katie and Elliott x
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Sophie Sent on 22/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We can't thank you enough!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding photos. Me and Toby absolutely love them all! You captured everything that we wanted and we couldn't be happier with them. You have done a fantastic job!
I can't tell you how many times we have looked at them over and over again. It's so nice to have these amazing photos so we can relive our special day. We can't thank you enough!
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Lianne Sent on 23/09/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Hayley Jayne captured our day perfectly. I wanted someone who could tell our story through pictures and she has done just that. From start to finish she was amazing and completely unobtrusive, I honestly didn't know she was there half the time and she didn't miss a thing. Our photos are truly stunning and I couldn't be happier. The photos that she took are natural and beautiful and she has captured every emotion and feeling we felt that day. I can't stop looking at our photos as I re-live each moment of our special day everytime time I see them. I would thoroughly recommend her.
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Laura Sent on 10/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot thank her enough!

Hayley at Hayley Jayne's Photography really made our wedding complete. She captured every moment of our day perfectly. Her photographs have left us with a beautiful everlasting memory of our special day and I cannot thank her enough
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Becca Sent on 10/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating

We've already recommended her to friends of ours

Hayley Jayne did our engagement and wedding photography in August 2014. She was able to suggest a beautiful venue for our engagement shoot and even thought of bringing flowers to give it a really romantic feel.

At all times, we found her to be kind and approachable whilst at the same time she was very professional. Her communication before, in between and after shoots was faultless too.

She took in board our list of requirements, even managing to capture the "perfect picture" between the groom and his daughter.

All in all, Hayley Jayne was the perfect photographer for our wedding and we couldn't of been happier.
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Anonymous Sent on 22/07/2016

Gill & Rowland, Mersea Island Vineyard

We almost didn't bother having a photographer for our wedding, thinking friends and family would capture the day on iPhones etc. What a mistake that would have been! Whilst we have nice pics from our guests, the professional photos are something else and I struggle to chose a favourite.

We have every shot we wanted and then some. We had the perfect wedding and now we have a fabulous set of perfect photos so that we can remember it forever.
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