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.

Sneak Peek at Millie and Steve’s flowers photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographers Hayley Denston Photography

This last weekend we had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Millie and Steve at their wedding at Thorpeness Country Club.  The weather was kind to us and it didn’t rain until they were inside for their meal so we got lots of lovely photos outside and on the beach.

I am only at the beginning of sorting through all their images but couldn’t wait to share the flowers with you.  In the 10 years we’ve been photographing weddings I’ve never seen ones like these before.   Millie had made all her floral arrangements from Origami (a process which I’m told took months) and they looked incredible.  For a winter wedding it’s lovely to see an injection of colour like this.  Here’s just a few photos of those arrangements.  For those of you planning winter weddings who are unsure on flowers this may well be an option for you.

I’ll write up their full story with photos of them in a few weeks time when they’re ready.

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Making up albums and books – Suffolk Wedding Photographer Hayley Denston Photography

Well, I haven’t taken any new images this week to share with you all (other than of Pip our dog which I’m not sure counts!) but I have been busily working away on lots of different album and book designs.  I’m delighted to be able to place a book order for Lucy and Tim whose wedding we photographed at Thorpeness Country Club in September as they’ve just confirmed they’re happy with the designs (here’s just a couple of the pages to peep at)

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I’ve also been working on designs for Jo and Ben whose wedding we photographed back in June at Ben’s family farm in Bressingham. They recently decided they wanted to add an album onto their package which is fabulous.  Here’s just a few of the pages in their proofs which are currently out with them.

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As well as this I’ve just been trying to catch up on a lot of smaller things that need sorting when times are a little quieter.  We do have another gorgeous wedding coming up soon for Camilla and Steve at Thorpeness Country Club and I have several fun portrait sessions lined up (as they’re outdoors keep your fingers crossed for some nice weather for us) which I’ll be blogging about in due course.

By the time I’ve done all that the run up to Christmas really truly will have begun as we’ll be into December … eeekkk.  I LOVE CHRISTMAS though and December is my favourite month of the year … I adore all the decorations, atmosphere, food, cold weather, Christmas films, time spent with family and friends …. this list could go on for a while!

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Baby Zachary welcome to the world photos photographed by suffolk portrait photographer Hayley Denston Photography

Many congratulations to Lu and Kris in welcoming into the world Baby Zachary. Lu and Kris are a wonderful couple whose wedding we had the privilege of photographing a couple of years ago. I knew this session would be good the moment they asked me to do it as they’re so chilled out and relaxed and a pleasure to be around. It was a real honour to be allowed to photograph Zachary just days after he was born and he is such a little cutie-pie and was so good at our session. I love all the photos and I’m sure many of them will make their way onto the website over the winter months when I get round to refreshing it. Here’s a very small selection and I can’t wait to photograph you all again as he gets older

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Fiona and Derek’s Wedding in Shropshire photographed by suffolk wedding photographers

It’s always nicest when we get to work on recommendation and it’s equally lovely when we get to travel a little so this wedding was always going to be a good one from the very start. We photographed Anna and Dick at their wedding back at Yaxley Hall a good few years ago now and were delighted when they got in touch regarding us photographing their daughter Fiona’s wedding in Shropshire. As weddings go this was fairly quick in the planning (only a few months) but thankfully we were available on their date (must be fate). What a wonderful wedding it was, so many happy smiles and a relaxed and gorgeous day it was a treat to be a part of it all. Fiona’s grandmother Penny made the cake and all her sugarcraft skills were incredible. These days it’s quite rare that we see a traditional wedding cake so it was lovely to look at one so beautifully presented.

The weather for their day didn’t look good with the BBC weather even the night before showing bright green, thundery rain. Somehow though we managed to miss it all and saw gorgeous blue skies and sunshine, looking at their photos (other than the leaves turning on the trees) you wouldn’t have thought this was an October wedding. Fiona looked radiantly beautiful and Derek dashing in his suit. They wanted only a handful of photos of them on their own with the main emphasis being on capturing the atmosphere of the day. We are happy that you love the photos from your day and we can’t wait to start designing your photobooks with you. For those of you wishing to have a peep here’s a few photos from their day

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Rachel and Paul’s Wedding at Stowmarket Registry Office photographed by suffolk wedding photographer

This next wedding was a real treat for me to be a part of.  It was a bit of a last minute one but I was delighted when Rachel (from Defining Radiance makeup) called and asked if I may be free to photograph her ceremony for her. Thankfully, I was available (must be fate) and I got to be a part of this intimate day.

I started with Rachel, her parents and her daughters getting ready which was brilliant (even their cat made an appearance).  Rachel’s girls (Lucy and Ellie) are lovely and a real credit to her, so polite and friendly and as beautiful as their mum. The girls had corsages rather than bouquet’s which were very pretty and lovely Navy and White striped dresses. It was then on to Stowmarket Registry Office for their intimate ceremony (less than 25 of us so only I photographed this day and David got a day off!). This always holds a special place in my heart as it’s where David and I got married many years ago now. Since our wedding though it has recently been redecorated and looks very plush! Paul looked handsome in his Navy suit and his son Jack (another really nice teenager!) was the bestman.

After the ceremony we went outside and took their group shots in the grounds round the back of the office (the front is beautiful but the mulberry tree had dropped all it’s mulberry’s and you definitely don’t want to get these on a white dress!). As this was such an intimate day they didn’t want the rest of it photographed which I completely understand so I left them at this stage to go on for their meal. Earlier before the getting ready though I’d had a peep in the village hall where their evening reception was to be held and it looked amazing with a lot of effort gone in. The cake was unusual with stripes and a bow and Ellie had made a flying saucer sweet tree! Here’s just a small look at their day

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