• 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.

Jenna and Ric’s Haughley Park Barn Wedding photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

The next wedding we photographed was in June at Haughley Park Barn and was the very lovely Jenna and Ric’s day. This was a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine and oodles of bunting (it may just be the most bunting we’ve ever seen in one place!). I started with Jenna getting ready whilst David started at the church and then we stayed with them right the way through to their dancing in the evening. As we were a little tight for time during the afternoon reception we did all Jenna and Ric’s couple photos in the beautiful evening light which was a real treat. The foxgloves were all out in the woods which looked amazing and there was still plenty going on to photograph in all the other parts of the grounds.

As Haughley have scaffolding up at the moment they have opened up a new Italian Garden for the couples affected by this and it was really lovely to go into new areas that’d we’d not been in before!

Jenna looked radiant and stunning in her dress and her flowers were gorgeous (done by the brilliant Rachel at English Rose Florists) whilst Ric was her dashing prince charming looking handsome in his suit.

This was such a happy, smiley day it was a treat to photograph and thank you to everyone for making us so welcome. A big thanks also to Tina and her staff at Crossways Farm Caterers for not only providing incredible food but allowing us to have dinner too which was very much appreciated! We can’t wait to design your album with you soon and thank you for letting us know that you adore your photos as much as we do (I’ll write up your testimonial in a future post)

So, the part that everyone is waiting for is to look at a sneak peak of their day and here they are ….

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Preston Priory Barn Wedding for Lucy and Joshua photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Our last May wedding this year was Lucy and Joshua’s day. They had their ceremony at All Saints Church in Ipswich followed by their reception at Preston Priory Barn. As Lucy and Joshua play an active part in their local church they had many people who they wanted to invite to their day. Sadly Preston Priory Barn doesn’t seat a couple of hundred people so Lucy and Joshua invited them all to the church followed by tea and cake there which was such a thoughtful and sweet touch.

The ceremony was beautiful with lots of songs and so personal to the two of them. I did have to try not to laugh though when the minister referred to them as ‘Juicy’ rather than Joshua and Lucy at one point which was a lovely moment and I’m so glad I got a photo of this. Back at the barn it was great to be able to enjoy the courtyard area and spend some time out in the sun doing their couple photos and formal group shots before confetti and going in to the barn for their speeches before they ate.

Lucy’s dress was handmade for her by a family member and a complete one-off tailored to her which was very different and she looked beautiful in it whilst Joshua looked handsome in his suit.

Lucy and Joshua are a sweet and shy couple who don’t particularly like having their photos taken so it was a privilege to be a part of their day and to be asked to capture it for them. We’re certain with the love and support of so many friends and family that they will have a long and happy marriage ahead of them.

Here’s a few photos for you to have a look at

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Happy Wedding Anniversary to Sarah and Jeff whose wedding we photographed at The Assembly House in Norwich

Hearty congratulations this week to the lovely Sarah and Jeff on their first Wedding Anniversary. We hope that you have a brilliant day and get the chance to look through all your photos and that they help you to remember all the magical moments of your wedding. You two are the most sweet and happy couple and we wish for you many happy wedding anniversaries in the future. We thoroughly enjoyed photographing your day and wish we could do it all over again. Now that Jeff’s here permanently we really hope that our paths will cross again in the future. Here’s a link to their lovely photos and blog story

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Ruth & Mat’s Wedding at All Manor of Events photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

Ruth and Mat’s wedding was the next gorgeous day we got to be a part of. They had their ceremony at Great Bealings Church followed by their reception at All Manor of Events. The weather forecast for this day sadly wasn’t good but despite a lot of drizzly rain on and off all day we still managed to get outside and dodge the showers.

I started the day joining Ruth getting ready and to my surprise was greeted by an Indian Runner Duck called Tess who had been bought for them by Ruth’s brother as a wedding present … I must say I’ve never seen a live duck given as a present before! I should really refer to Ruth and Mat from now on as Lord and Lady as their bridesmaids had bought them some land and titles as a wedding gift, both quirky and funny!

Sometimes when it rains I know brides and groom’s can worry a lot but it didn’t phase Ruth and Mat at all and in many ways by everyone being in a smaller area together the guests seem to mingle and laugh a lot more which is great rather than drifting off into sub groups. Ruth had the most unusual dried flower arrangement for her bouquet (and the bridesmaids bouquets which was another first for us) and it kept the flowers a lot lighter than traditional bouquets as well as keeping the rustic feel they wanted perfectly.

Ruth looked beautiful and elegant in her dress whilst Mat complimented her looking every bit as handsome in his suit with his pocket fob watch. This was a brilliant day with happy and welcoming friends and family. Ruth and Mat are quite clearly adored by so many people and it’s easy to see why as they’re lovely. We wish them many happy years ahead of them and hope that they’ll stay in touch with us and that we’ll continue to follow their story.

Here’s a peep at their day

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Happy Wedding Anniversary to Jo & Ben whose wedding we photographed in a vintage big top in Bressingham

Further congratulations this week to the lovely Jo and Ben on their first Wedding Anniversary. We hope that you get to celebrate and that you have a gorgeous day. You two are a lovely couple and we adore your photos so much we even had to make up one of our sample albums with them so we could look at them some more. We wish we could have your wedding day all over again and hope that we’ll see you again in the future. Here’s a link to their photos and blog story of a wonderful vintage marquee wedding day

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