Well hello there and welcome to Hayley Denston Photography. We are Suffolk Wedding Photographers who travel as far and wide as we can to photograph weddings and portraits (although we mainly photograph weddings and portraits 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. If not, perhaps you were searching for a Suffolk portrait photographer or very simply 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.

Happy Second Wedding Anniversary Lesley and Mike, photographed at The Assembly House by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Wow, what a busy week.  I’ve been preparing our new books and albums and publicity material and working on choosing new photos for the website (more on all of this next week).

Just a quick post today to wish many congratulations to the lovely Lesley and Mike who will be celebrating their second wedding anniversary tomorrow. Their day was a gorgeous one and so relaxed and happy. We hope that you have a lovely time celebrating and we will be thinking about you all and hope to catch up very soon.

LesleyMike - The Assembly House Norwich wedding

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Zara and Ben’s Wedding at Thetford Forest and Elveden Inn photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Just after Christmas we had the joy of photographing the very lovely Zara and Ben for their intimate wedding held at Oak Lodge in Thetford Forest. We were blessed with a cold, frosty but bright day and were fortunate enough (and very grateful) that all the guests braved the cold for their photographs. I didn’t hear anyone moan about the cold at all with lots of smiles all round.

This was a wedding with lots of attention to detail. Ben’s sister Claire is a florist (Thrive Florists) and she kindly did the flowers for them as well as providing a lot of the accessories and they looked stunning. The wintery floral displays were beautiful and elegant and I love the Christmas Roses in them (I don’t think I’ve seen them used before!).

Zara’s mum made some delightful cardigans for the girls to wear to keep them warm and someone (apologies as I’ve forgotten whose idea this one was but it’s a brilliant one) even brought with them a hot water bottle so the girls could warm their toes after being in the frost – genius!

This was a very talented bunch of people and I am still astounded that Zara and Ben produced such an incredible wedding cake when neither of them are professional bakers (just look through the photos below to see a photo of their amazing cake!). Ben even made the cake stand!

After their ceremony at Oak Lodge we did a few group shots outside before David went back to Elveden Inn with the guests where they were having their wedding breakfast. At this point in the day I got to stay with Zara and Ben for a little while to take some pictures of them in the forest which holds a lot of happy memories for them. I just love these photos and could have put hundreds on here but instead have just included a few for you all to peep at.

On seeing their photos Zara and Ben sent me the following e-mail which I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing:


Wow!!!! The photographs are all amazing. Thank you so much, you both really captured everything magical about our day! We are so pleased with them all, we can’t stop looking at them. Thank you both so much for doing a brilliant job, you made it all so easy. So many of the pictures we have said we didn’t even realise you were taking a photo. We absolutely love the ones where we stopped the car. All of them are fabulous!! We have been getting phone calls from all the family tonight saying how lovely they are.

Thank you again

Zara and Ben x’

Shortly after receiving this Zara’s parents also sent me the following message:

‘Hi Hayley,
Just a short message to say how delighted with the Photos we are, you were great on the day, very professional yet totally relaxed. If you require any references don’t hesitate to contact me. Oh and you even supply hanky’s!!
Thanks again
Steve and Jan’
We’re always really touched when people to take time out to thank us as it means a lot. Zara and Ben are a gorgeous couple who we are sure will have a long and happy marriage. We hope that they’ll stay in touch and that our paths will cross again at some point in the future.
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just click here to look at more images from this day

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Happy New Year and winter wedding photographs by Suffolk Wedding Photographer Hayley Denston Photography

Hello all and a very Happy New Year to you. The Christmas period has just flown by for us and we’re now back hard at work preparing for all your lovely weddings and portraits this year.

I can’t wait to write up Zara and Ben’s wedding which we photographed in Thetford Forest between Christmas and the New Year but I haven’t edited all their photos yet so it probably won’t be until next week or the week after.

I hope we get snow this winter … I love being out in it and photographing in the stuff but it’s been a while since we’ve seen it. Here’s a few pics of some nostalgic winter wedding photos taken in the last couple of winters that I love!

Since we’ve been back we’ve also been completely overwhelmed by the number of enquiries coming in for both this year and next and such kind comments about our photos. I will get back to you all as soon as I can and we hope to be photographing many of your days soon

Lastly, what to expect this year … hmmm … new books and albums will hopefully be ready for the Suffolk Show in February, lots of blog stories to hopefully inspire you as well as just general information and helpful tips we’ve picked up over the years, lots of fun and games at weddings and portrait sessions, an update to the photos on the website to name just a few things … oh and perhaps a holiday or two for us in between it all!

I’ll write again soon but in the meantime enjoy these wintery wedding pics

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Merry Christmas to all … and to all a good night

A quick post today to thank all of you for yet another wonderful year, without you booking us we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of sharing in so many unforgettable, happy times. We thank you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

We’ve photographed so many lovely couples at their weddings and lots of gorgeous people at portrait sessions this year that it’s hard to know where to begin. I’ll try to do a highlights post with a favourite picture from each wedding and portrait early in the new year to celebrate you all. I’ll also be looking back on all our favourite photos ready to refresh the galleries sections on the website as well as designing some new sample albums and books (which should be ready for the February wedding show we’ll be attending on the 22nd!).

This year has been busy (in a good way) and the new website has now been going for almost a year with lots of kind feedback from you all as well as a huge increase in enquiries (sorry to all of you who we haven’t been able to help due to already being booked on your dates). I don’t know where the time goes to and I really can’t believe that 2015 is almost here. So much to look forward that we’re excited already!

Thank you once again, we wouldn’t be where we are without all of you.

Have a very Happy Christmas and we can’t wait to see lots of you again in the New Year.


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Christmas Opening Times

Hello all and apologies for the lack of posts this week, I’ve been incredibly busy but also poorly so haven’t had the time to sit and write a post.

Over the Christmas period we will be closed from the 24th December and will be returning on 5th January.

If you need us urgently please call and leave a message or send me an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If your message isn’t urgent we will reply fully when we’re back on the 5th.

I will post again on Christmas Eve but in the meantime here’s a photo of Pip that David took last week getting her dressed up and in the festive spirit (you can always tell who took the photo of Pip as she’ll only look in the camera for David!!)

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