• 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.

Sue and Mike’s wedding at The Westleton Crown photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

At the very end of April we photographed Sue and Mike’s small and intimate wedding day at The Westleton Crown in Suffolk. Despite heavy rain and thunderstorms being predicted once again we were very fortunate to only see a couple of spots of rain. This was a relaxed and happy day where they had a fairly early ceremony followed by a late lunch.

The flowers for this wedding smelt (and looked) amazing and the stock aroma filled the air in the room where they got married and held their wedding breakfast due to the heat being generated by the glass roof.

Sue looked beautiful and elegant in her wedding dress and Mike was dashing in his suit. The cake and mini cakes were made by Vanilla Patisserie and were one of those cakes where the chocolate smells so good that you don’t want to stand near it too long of your belly starts to rumble!

This was a gorgeous day with a great couple and lovely friends and family. We wish Sue and Mike a very long and happy marriage ahead of them. Here’s a look at a small selection of photos from their day

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Click here to look at lots of photos from this day but be warned the cake photos may make you feel hungry!

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Ellie and Sam’s Wedding at Haughley Park Barn photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

On a beautiful April day we photographed the gorgeous Ellie and Sam at their wedding at Haughley Park Barn. This was a day we’d been looking forward to for a very long time as it promised to be a very special and unusual day for us and it didn’t disappoint. This day had a mix of English and Indian traditions and a complete change of outfits for Ellie and Sam in the evening. They had an Indian Bollywood First Dance which was a first for us and traditions from both cultures. Ellie’s sister also made macaroons for the guests favours and I was lucky enough to try some of the ‘rejects’ in the morning when they were getting ready, I can confirm that they tasted delicious and looked so cute and tiny.

Ellie and Sam are an incredibly happy couple who are a pleasure to be around. We felt more like guests at this wedding than the photographers as we were made to feel so welcome.

The weather forecast for this day was not good (two spots of rain over Haughley all afternoon the night before the wedding) but on the day itself we only saw a little spatter of rain when they were eating their meal …. yippeee as it meant we could all enjoy being outside and the grounds that Haughley has to offer. The bluebells were a little behind in flowering this year but none the less we still took some time out to go up to the woods and take some photos which I love. In fact, we love all of their photos and it was really hard to narrow them down to just a small selection to put on here so I’m sure many of them will be making their way onto our main galleries later this year when I have a little bit more spare time.

This is another wedding for us that we wish we could have all over again as we enjoyed it so much and we really hope that our paths will cross again with Ellie, Sam and their friends and family in the future. What a joy to be a part of this day and for all of you wanting a peep here are some of their photos

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just click here to look at lots of photos of this wonderful day

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Happy 10th Birthday Pip by Suffolk Wedding, Portrait and Pet Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

A special post today as we’re celebrating Pip’s (our dog) 10th Birthday. We can’t believe she’s been a part of our lives for so long. She’s still got oodles of energy and we hope that she will continue to be with us for many years to come. Here’s a photo of her as a puppy when we got her and then one taken in the garden with her party hat on today! If Pip wasn’t an only dog (she wouldn’t accept another pet in the house) this photo of her so tiny would definitely make me want another puppy!

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Thank you from Ed and Christina whose wedding we photographed recently at Haughley Park Barn

Ed and Christina are such a lovely couple that they thanked us twice (once before seeing the images and once afterwards) for being a part of their day at Haughley Park Barn which I thought I’d share on this rather dreary looking morning.

The first thank you was a card which was written whilst on their honeymoon and sent to us before they’d seen their images. I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing it with you:

‘Dear Hayley and David, 

This is just a quick note of thanks for your wonderful help on the big day. It was great to have you guys always on hand with expert guidance and expertise. A particular highlight was coming down the church steps in a shower of confetti

Many thanks again

Ed and Christina’

Before the wedding we’d also met Christina’s mum at Haughley Park Barn Open Day and at the time she bet David and I that we wouldn’t get a single decent photo of her as she hasn’t had one her whole life! We gladly accepted this bet and are pleased to report that we won (and Christina’s mum now has some photos she likes of her!). When Ed and Christina had seen their images they also made the following additional comments:

‘Hi Hayley,

Thank you for the photos, they are amazing. They really capture the feel of the event superbly and there are some complete gems in there. Both my Mum and Dad thought you were brilliant, as these photos now prove. Even higher praise came from Christina’s Mum, who couldn’t believe you’d managed to capture not just one, but several, excellent photos of her!

Many thanks for all your wonderful help once again!

Kind regards

Mr and Mrs Byford’

We really appreciate all our couples taking the time out of their busy lives to thank us which is greatly appreciated. We think it should be us thanking all of you though for letting us share in so many wonderful wedding days!

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Christina & Ed’s Wedding at Haughley Park Barn photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our next April wedding was the lovely Christina and Ed’s day. Christina didn’t fancy having the getting ready part covered so both David and I started with Ed and his bestman at the Catholic Church (St Edmund the King and Martyr) in Bury St Edmunds. This church has recently been refurbished and was just stunning inside. Ed and Christina had decided they wanted to come into the ceremony together and so met outside the church beforehand which was a little different and great to capture the bride and groom seeing each other beforehand in a new way. After the church we were back to Haughley Park Barn (one of our favourite Wedding venues at all times of year) for their reception where we were treated to some gorgeous sunshine, big blue skies and canapes by Crossways Farm Caterers (Tina and her staff are fab and their food is delicious). Being a slightly nippy  spring the bluebells weren’t quite out but the Magnolia’s were looking incredible!

Christina and Ed are such a relaxed couple their day was a complete pleasure to be a part of. Christina looked stunning and beamingly happy all day and Ed, equally handsome and smiley! Christina’s mum gave the first speech before their meal and then Ed and his bestman did theirs between the starters and the mains. Lovely speeches and a very funny bestman’s speech which is always great to photograph.

This was a truly wonderful day that I could talk about for hours with a gorgeous couple and brilliant friends and family. We wish Christina and Ed a lifetime of happiness ahead of them and hope that we’ll meet again.

Here’s a small selection to have a look at from their day

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Just click here to view their selection

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