Real Brides

Closeup of dried florals bouquet by Sprig & Thistle.



I’m always extremely grateful when my brides share with me their professional photographs, and even more so when they take the time to leave a review.

Below are images from some of my most recent brides, along with their very kind words. I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I did.

I’m always extremely grateful when my brides share with me their professional photographs, and even more so when they take the time to leave a review.

Below are images from some of my most recent brides, along with their very kind words. I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I did.

“Leigh did both my bridesmaid’s and my hair and make up for my wedding and I was so happy with the outcome! She’s so nice and friendly and more importantly, she listened to what I wanted at the trial and it couldn’t have been more perfect on the day! Definitely would recommend her.” – Victoria

Lartington Hall, 20th February 2020 - Charlotte Eve Photography
“Having never had my hair or makeup done for an event before and not wearing much makeup generally I was nervous that I would look too made up. However, after my trial and meeting Leigh she completely put me at ease. She was professional yet relaxed and chatty which immediately made me able to speak to her about what I envisioned for the day. On the day…
… my alarm didn’t go off and she ended up waking me up!! Panic! I was in a total flap, but her calm and experienced demeanour meant that I was soon organised and ready to start the amazing day. She fitted in to our group getting ready and made us all look amazing. Couldn’t fault her, definitely hire her if she is available!” – Alicia
Danby Castle, 7th September 2019 - Phil Smith Photography

“Leigh was an amazing addition to our wedding day! I had a lovely hair and makeup trial for the engagement shoot that gave me confidence for the big day. Leigh also uses top of the line products that are gentle and natural on the skin with great staying power. On the wedding day…

… Leigh was calm and professional and helped myself and the rest of my wedding party look and feel great. Cannot recommend her enough. Great communication and result from start to finish. Very professional with a lovely nature and talent.” – Samantha

Ashton Memorial, 24th March 2019 - Sarah Longworth Photography

“Leigh did both my hair and makeup on my wedding day. During my trial she was so patient, listening to my opinions on the styles I liked, and creating an eye makeup look that I felt comfortable with. On my wedding day, she was not only super professional but also very helpful in whatever way she could be, which helped me a lot to start my wedding day with ease. I would highly recommend Leigh!” – Yuze

Durham Castle,  10th February 2020 - 2tone Photography
“Leigh was absolutely amazing at my wedding day – she is not only incredibly talented and skilled at both hair and make-up, but also so kind and such a calming influence! She made me, my mum and bridesmaids look and feel so beautiful. This was my first time getting my hair and make-up done professionally, and she listened and understood…
… what I wanted despite my complete lack of knowledge in the area, and her professionalism continued even when I did a complete u-turn on the look 2 weeks before the wedding. I cannot recommend her enough – thank you Leigh!” – Bryony
Gisburne Park Estate, 29th June 2019 - Sarah Longworth Photography
“Leigh did my hair and make up for my wedding last weekend. From the first contact she was professional, ensuring that all the COVID guidelines were followed and making me feel completely safe and at ease. I don’t usually wear a lot of make up and so the trial was really helpful in seeing what suited me and what would work on the day, her home studio is also beautiful! In the middle of working…
… full time, moving house and planning a wedding in a pandemic, the trial was the most relaxed I had felt in weeks which was perfect. On the wedding morning due to COVID, there was only me and my maid of honour getting ready together. Leigh fitted right in, she was able to do my maid of honours hair at short notice and also was so much fun to be around on the morning of the wedding. She stayed around until we were ready to leave, helping with finishing touches, chatting to the photographer and even helping us with our bags. The hair and make up was exactly how I wanted it, lasted all day and received so many compliments. I really could not recommend her enough!” – Sarah
Hotel Indigo Durham, 12th September 2020 - Stewart Barker Photography

“Leigh recently did the makeup for my wedding party! She made us all feel so at ease on the morning of the wedding and helped with all sorts of other tasks whilst she was there! Such a lovely and very talented lady, would highly recommend!” – Abi

Middleton Lodge,  23rd March 2019 - Victoria Edwards Photography
“I have never had professional makeup before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, I found the process of picking a makeup artist quite tricky as I had no previous experience and I was looking for someone who would help advise me on what to have but no be too pushy with styles, looks etc. But I need not have worried because Leigh surpassed all my expectations
Not only is she a lovely person, but she’s also intuitive to what you want, she listens and she understands what you’re wanting even if you don’t quite know how to explain it! Everything from my bridal trial to my wedding day was a fantastic and enjoyable experience and something I was quite nervous about doing became a memory I’ll treasure forever. My bridesmaid was a regular to having her makeup professionally done and even she said that Leigh was brilliant. She made me both look and feel amazing and for that I’m forever grateful, I would 100% recommend choosing Leigh!” – Sarah
Bowcliffe Hall, 23rd February 2019 - AMG Photography
“Last Saturday was one the biggest days of my life and I really have to thank Leigh for how amazing my hair and make up looked on my wedding day! Leigh is amazing at what she does, listening to what I wanted and transforming my idea into real life. I wouldn’t have had the look I had in my head with out her. From start to finish Leigh was there whenever…
… I needed to query something or ask for advice. On the morning of my wedding Leigh was part of the bridal tribe she has such a calming influence and such a lovely person to be around. Me, my bridesmaids, flower girl and mums all looked incredible! She didn’t stop there when we was all ready she ensured finishing touches were done and didn’t let us go until we were perfect! I can’t thank her enough and I would highly recommend you book in with Leigh for any event!!!! Leigh you are amazing and deserve the highest praise! – Vicky
Chevin Country Park Hotel, 7th December 2019 - Amore Photography
“Leigh was absolutely amazing, both on the trial day and the wedding Day. We had the trial day and spoke about what would suit me both makeup and hair, then went through options and decided on a final style which was exactly what I wanted. There were no problems with communications up to the big day. On the wedding day…
… she arrived promptly, set up with an assistant who was brilliant as well. Leigh has the right amount of balance with being professional but relaxed at the same time. She spoke to all my bridal party and really made them feel comfortable. Not a bad word to say at all and only praise from everyone. The final look for both hair and makeup was beautiful. Honestly I would highly recommend her. The wedding morning can be stressful but she did a terrific job and I couldn’t thank her more. Very much recommend.” – Sarah
Wentbridge House Hotel,  13th September 2019 - Chris Thornton Photography
“Leigh was friendly and helpful from the very first time I contacted her about doing my bridal hair and makeup, and gave me great advice before and during my trial. She was always punctual and did a fantastic job. My hair and makeup on my wedding day looked wonderful. I got so many great comments throughout the day and it was still looking fantastic at the end of the night
… Leigh also helped me with the finishing touches of getting ready, putting me at total ease, and topped up my makeup before I left for the ceremony. I couldn’t have wished for better. Her prices are more than fair and she’s great company as well, which I think is really important. Thank you so much Leigh! – Samantha
Kings Croft Hotel, 1st December 2019 - Resident Photographer
“Leigh was simply great! She listened to my ideas and helped guide them when I was unsure which direction to take. She was accommodating to any requests I had and was such a calm presence both at the trial and on the wedding day. As such it was a very relaxed start to my wedding day…
She worked quickly and skillfully on my bridesmaids hair and they looked fantastic. She then meticulously did my hair and make up, kindly leaving me a lipstick to top up with throughout the day, should I need it. Other than lipstick, the rest stayed put throughout the day and required no top ups! Very professional with good chat. So glad I picked Leigh and would highly recommend her!” – Charlotte
Le Petit Chateau,  25th February 2020 - Pixies in the Cellar Photography

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