• WELCOME

    Well hello there and welcome to Hayley Denston Photography. We are Suffolk Wedding Photographers who live in a little village on the Suffolk/Norfolk Border. We travel as far and wide as we can to photograph weddings although we mainly photograph weddings in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Our fingers are crossed that you've either found us through a personal recommendation or whilst looking for a wedding photographer in Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex. If not, perhaps you were simply having a browse for a Suffolk portrait photographer (as we do that too) or even just Suffolk wedding photography.

    However you've arrived at our website we're pleased you're here and hope that you've got a few minutes (together with a cuppa and a biscuit) to have a look through our photos. We hope that you love what you see and that we'll get to meet and photograph you in the future.

At the very end of October we were blessed with one of the warmest and sunniest days for Becki and Jonny’s wedding at Southwold. This was one of those days where we were all hoping for a gorgeous day so all of their plans could be put into place but we’d all prepared for a cold, wet day just in case which we needn’t have even thought about.

As soon as Becki and Jonny first e-mailed us we knew this was a day that we’d love to be a part of. Their plans were very different to a traditional wedding but sounded so relaxed and fun that we were over-the-moon when they chose us to be a part of their day.

They all got ready in a big house on the cliff top at Southwold (although Becki and Jonny were in separate areas of the house) with David starting with the boys and me with the girls. Becki’s mum had planted a yellow rose bush many years ago so that she could make Becki’s bouquet but when Becki choose the end of October as their date they realised that the roses wouldn’t be in flower. Becki and her mum dried a rose this summer to put in her bouquet instead which was a lovely finishing touch although I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much during the getting ready when this diddy little shrivelled up rose was bought out (Becki and her mum were laughing too I should add). As the church was only a short distance from where they were staying everyone walked to the church. David left with Jonny and the boys earlier whilst I left with Becki. Becki broke the tradition of bridesmaids by having her two brothers as Men of Honour which was really sweet. On our walk to the church they even had time to stop at the pub with her mum and dad for a quick pint as well as recreating a couple of poses from their childhood!

The ceremony was wonderful and the church at Southwold is just beautiful. As traditional confetti isn’t allowed here they walked through a bubble aisle instead before walking their guests down to the green where we had champagne and lindt chocolates! Then it was down to the beach for everyone for a good old family tradition of ‘plopping a pebble’ into the sea and making a wish. The guests then went on to The Randolph Hotel in Reydon for a scrummy, informal afternoon tea whilst I stayed back on the beach with Becki and Jonny to take a handful of photos of just the two of them.

Back at the Randolph everything was very relaxed and enjoyable with guests tucking into a feast of food before a few speeches and cake cutting to end the celebrations.

There were so many quirky, unique and wonderful finishing touches to their day. One of our favourites was asking all the guests to give them Christmas Decorations as presents so that then they’ll be able to hang them on their tree every Christmas and be reminded of all their guests and their wedding day. As a love Christmas this was just a beautiful idea to me!

Both Becki and Jonny looked incredible. They are both so happy and relaxed with infectious smiles and laughter that we’re certain they’ll have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. We absolutely adore their photos and are delighted that they do too (I’ll share their thank you in a separate post). Here’s a small peep at their wonderful day:

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On a very autumnal October day I got together with Emily and Christian to do a little pre-wedding shoot at Nowton Park in Bury. It was lovely to spend some time getting to know Emily and Christian a little more before their wedding which will be at Haughley Park Barn in August next year. After hearing more about their day we’re now even more excited about photographing it for them and can’t wait for next summer to get here.

Here’s a very small selection of their photos which Emily and Christian have kindly agreed to me sharing with you all

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At the end of October we photographed the fabulous Michela and John at their wedding at All Manor of Events in Henley. This was a stunning day to be a part of with such a happy couple, it was also an incredibly mild and warm day for an October wedding which was a real treat especially as we had a lot of group photos to take for them.

I started with Michela and the girls getting ready at Michela and John’s house in Ipswich. Michela’s make-up was done by Dionne at Defining Radiance (a company we love to recommend as both Dionne and Rachel are brilliant) and it was beautiful. David to started with the boys and guests arriving at All Manor of Events. We then stayed at the venue for the rest of the day and were lucky that the trees had turned beautiful yellows and oranges for their photos to give a lovely autumnal feel which is just what they wanted.

Lots of lovely finishing touches and the sweet tree in the evening looked gorgeous. There’s also a lovely fairy light area in the gardens and I was pleased that the weather held for us so we could take some evening photos outside in this soft, romantic light.

This day seemed to just fly by for us and with so many happy people it was a joy to photograph everyone. It’s clear to see that Michela and John are very much in love and well suited to each other and they are quite clearly adored by all their friends and family.

Here’s a very small selection from their day for you to have a peep at:

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One more thank you note to share with you today and that’s from Verity and Chris’ Wedding which we photographed at Kersey Mill in September. These two are a lovely couple who have a gorgeous little boy who’s a credit to them both. We loved this autumnal day, so many beautiful colours in the rosehips and trees!

Here’s what Verity and Chris had to say:

‘Hi Hayley and David,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for photographing our wedding! The day was perfect and you made us both feel at ease from the moment you walked into the room. We are so pleased that you were able to share our special day with us!

We absolutely love the pictures, thank you both so very much 🙂 They captured our day perfectly!

I’m going to have tough decisions deciding on what goes in the album!

Verity and Chris :-)’

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Our next thank you note is from Sian and Ian’s Wedding which we photographed at Haughley Park Barn back in September. This was a beautiful day with everyone relaxed, happy and enjoying themselves and it really shines through in their photos. Here’s the thank you note that Sian and Ian sent us:

‘Hi Hayley and David,

Thank you so much for your help on our wedding day, it really was the best day & we wouldn’t change a thing
You’re very calming & really dealt with mine & Ian’s requests perfectly, I hope we let you take enough photos of us……

Thank you for letting us know the images are online, we’ve had plenty of looks already & lovely to see the emotion of the day 🙂
It feels forever ago already… We have passed info on to family & friends,who have all said how great the photos are

We have already decided we would like to add a Photobook please 🙂

Many thanks

Sian and Ian’

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