Wedding Suppliers Leigh McAra Photography
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Leigh McAra Photography

Leigh McAra

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Leigh McAra

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  • Experienced wedding photographer
  • Available to travel anywhere worldwide
  • Captures each couple's personalities
  • Provides a whole day wedding package
  • Can create photography albums
  • Engagement shoot available
  • Also offers an expert videography service
  • Can provide a second photographer

As a boy Leigh picked up a camera and he's still taking pictures more than twenty years later. He has travelled to weddings across the UK and beyond from his base in Derbyshire for a number of years, telling the story of every wedding he's had the privilege of shooting.

Leigh doesn't like to label his photography style. Instead, he loves to get to know each couple he works with, capturing their unique style and personality in his images. As well as photographing your big day, he can also take engagement shoots and offers an expert videography service.


Leigh picked up his first camera at the age of 14 and set up his own lab in his parents' garden. He is a lover of the great outdoors and therefore loves travelling to help capture destination weddings across the world.

After training as a hairdresser and doing some fashion photography, Leigh discovered that weddings were where he really wanted to be and they are at the very heart of what he does.

From his base in Derby, he can easily travel up on down the UK, but is also more than happy to travel to your exotic destination wedding, wherever that may be. He can also bring along a second photographer if requested to capture your event from multiple perspectives.

The Photos

With a love for experimentation, Leigh lets each couple lead the style of the wedding photographs. Whether the bride and groom are looking for posed or candid shots, he'll happily oblige.

Engagement photoshoots are available; this, along with a meeting before the event, can help Leigh understand what it is you are looking for. It's also a great opportunity for you to both get comfortable in front of his camera.

A Canon camera has been in Leigh's arsenal since he first started photographing. He has a variety of lenses and lighting to make sure he brings the perfect gear to your wedding.


Leigh has one wedding package starting from £1649 that can be tailored depending on the needs of each couple. The base package includes:

  • Coverage of the day from morning until the party is in full swing
  • Full printing license of images taken to distribute as you need
  • A USB drive with over 400 fully edited photographs
  • An online gallery, password protected, to share with family and friends
  • A slideshow edited with music
  • A pre-wedding meeting to discuss requirements
  • Leigh's travel and accommodation anywhere in the UK


There are a range of extras which can be added to your package or purchased separately.

Pre-wedding shoot - from £300

Whether you want an engagement shoot to get used to the camera or to have photographs for your wedding invitations, a photoshoot before the big day is a great idea. You can travel to a place that means something to you as a couple, either in the UK or abroad. It's a way to really let your personality shine with kids, pets, or just you as a couple.

Wedding album - from £550

What nicer way is there of displaying your best wedding photographs than in a purpose-made album? From pictures spanning a double-page spread to a grid of evenly sized images, Leigh will put together the album to best show off your photos. The album will be covered in leather with your choice of colour with your names and the date embossed on the front.

Wedding video - from £700

Bring your wedding day back to life with a 'Fusion Film'. A new product to Leigh's repertoire, each wedding video will be around five minutes. It features the highlights of your day for you to watch and reminisce with your loved ones. Leigh edits together footage, photographs and music to create your film.

If you like the look of Leigh McAra' s photography, get in contact with him using the links to the right and below this listing.

Top Floor Studio
CNG Hair
10 St Peters Church Yard


  • Steph

    Fab photographer - listened to exactly what we wanted which was very natural unposed pics and was great on the day with us and all the guests - wouldn't hesitate to recommend Leigh to anyone x

  • Kirsteen

    Leigh and Renata went above and beyond our expectations at our wedding on Saturday, not only helping me out when others went slightly off piste, but doing so with such a good natured humour and reassuring calmness, nothing was too much trouble. We can’t thank you enough and can’t wait to see the pics! X

  • Lucy

    We met Leigh at a wedding fair at Calke Abbey shortly after booking The West Mill and were immediately impressed with both his portfolio and how personable he was.

    As we are not naturally comfortable in front of the camera we chose to book the package that included an 'engagement shoot'. This served a dual purpose for us as we also used the session to get some family photographs with our young daughter. On the day of the engagement shoot the weather was particularly inclement. I had expected we would just proceed as this was the time/date we had booked but Leigh phoned to offer an alternative time/day and was particularly concerned that the weather was suitable for our baby. He checked the forecast and suggested we met later that day, when incredibly, the wind and rain subsided and we got some wonderful family shots of our baby and dog! Leigh's lovely wife Renata was fantastic with our daughter (and dog!) enabling us to also get some photos of just the two of us.

    At our wedding Leigh and his colleague Ben (who was also brilliant) were with us for about 12 hours! What struck us and was also commented on by other guests was Leigh's obvious enthusiasm and passion for his job. Not only is Leigh a creative and talented photographer, he is also a great person to have around on such an important day. Leigh and Ben spoke to all our guests and had the ability to capture the day without us always noticing they were there.

    We now have the tricky task of choosing which of our photos we want to print out! Leigh has remained in touch to ensure we are happy with what we have received. We feel very lucky that Leigh was one of the first photographers we spoke to and would highly recommend.

  • Kate

    Leigh was the photographer at our wedding in September and I could not recommend him highly enough! What we didn't want for our wedding was a traditional 'static' photographer who just got groups of people to stand uncomfortably poised for a photo! We wanted a natural feeling that captured the 'magic' of the day. We were not disappointed! The photos Leigh created for us were absolutely pieces of art in their own right - he allowed for a relaxed and natural environment and did an absolutely fantastic job of keeping me calm in the chaos and run up to the church. During the day he just blended in with guests and captured many spontaneous and special moments, without us even knowing he was snapping away! We have also been incredibly impressed with the attention to detail and editing of the photos after the wedding, well worth the wait! Thanks for making our day extra special Leigh

  • Arianna

    Very unique way of doing photos. He is not scared to get dirty. If you would like a memorable wedding day I recommend him as a photographer.

  • Katie

    In a word… brilliant!! We met Leigh at a friend’s wedding and absolutely loved some of the shots he managed to get on the day. So when we got engaged, he was one of the first people we called to discuss what we wanted for our wedding. From that first conversation, Leigh put us at ease and really got caught up in the excitement of the wedding so much that by the time the day came he actually felt more like a guest with a really good camera! Leigh and Renata not only captured some beautiful shots of the venues, family and friends but also some more intimate and candid photos throughout the wedding which are among our favourites. The photos have been a great reminder of the day and the album allows us to relive it all.

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