• WELCOME

    Well hello there and welcome to Hayley Denston Photography. 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. Having said that we do travel to other counties and all over the world if we get the chance!

    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.

The Wedding of Hannah & Russell, Decoy Farm, Woodbridge photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographer Hayley Denston Photography

Back to Sunny Suffolk for our next wedding and that was for Hannah and Russell’s day which we photographed at St Mary’s Church in Woodbridge followed by their marquee reception at Decoy Farm in Melton.  This was another day this year where terrible weather was predicted but we saw none of it, not even a spot of rain and instead gorgeous sun, some blue sky and heat!  Really pleased that we had good weather as Marquee weddings are nearly always nicer if you can be outdoors.

Hannah and Russell are a chilled out couple who mainly just wanted their day captured as it happened.  There were a few little hiccups on the day such as the car Hannah was supposed to arrive in breaking down but nothing that ruined it.  As well as photos at the church and reception we also took a handful of pics in the Market Square as Russell works (or owns I’m afraid I’ve forgetten which one it is!) at Woodbridge Violin shop and had parked their white porsche out the front.

Hannah looked amazing in her lace dress and she had 3 grown up bridesmaids and 5 little flowergirls who were all beautiful too.  Russell looked very daper and so did his boys Toby and Sam who were ushers along with 4 other friends, a bestman and a ring bearer – wowzer this was a big but fun bridal party to organize!

Back at the reception they had chosen an unusual colour scheme and one we’ve certainly not seen before, the marquee was decorated in lime and neon green, with neon pinks and yellows!  They also had these gorgeous little clip on birds as wedding favours that were really sweet.

The speeches for this wedding I must say were some of the best we’ve ever heard – Russell is crying with laughter in the photos (I promise) as were a lot of the guests when the bestman did his speech.  Both David and I struggled a little to hold the cameras steady as we were giggling away … there are times when I wish that we did video too so I could have shared what was said and not just the reactions!

I could talk about different parts of this wedding all day as we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the celebrations but think that most of you probably would just like to have a look at the photos so here’s a selection for you to peep at

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Jules and David’s Wedding at Blackthorpe Barn – Happy First Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations this week goes out to the fabulous Jules and David whose wedding we photographed last August at Blackthorpe Barn.  Your day was very special to us and we adore your photos (as you know we’ve used many of them on the website and have your wedding as a sample one for people to view as well) and think you two are a gorgeous couple.  We wish you a very happy first wedding anniversary and hope that our paths will cross again at some point in the future.  If you’d like to view their whole wedding story just click on this link

JulesDavid - Blackthorpe Barn Wedding

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Sarah&Jeff’s Wedding at The Assembly House, Norwich photographed by Suffolk Wedding Photographer Hayley Denston Photography

The last wedding we photographed in June was Sarah and Jeff’s day which all took place at The Assembly House in Norwich.  This was a wonderful day and one that we were really looking forward to photographing.  Sarah and Jeff are a lovely, relaxed couple who were so excited about their day.  Their plans and ideas were ones we couldn’t wait to photograph.  Jeff is American and so there actual ceremony was going to take place in the UK and then they were to have a huge celebration part in California a couple of weeks later.  We were sad that we were unable (due to prior bookings) to also photograph your Californian part for you which we’re sure would have been equally fab (we are looking forward to seeing those photos in due course).

The weather forecast for their day was terrible and even as Sarah was getting ready the forecast over Norwich was heavy rain all afternoon with thunderstorms.  Towards the tail end of me photographing Sarah getting ready (whilst David was capturing Jeff and his parents getting ready in Norwich) the heavens opened.  The road turned into a river of gushing water and I think we were all hoping that it wouldn’t be quite this bad for the whole afternoon.  Turns out we needn’t have worried, as we made our way to the ceremony it was still pouring but then, on approach to the Assembly House it just stopped raining and we then had that lovely light you get after a storm and sunshine for the rest of the time we were with them.  We consider ourselves very lucky with the weather and were delighted that we got to photograph outside!  It also meant that Sarah and Jeff’s plans to nip away with me after the ceremony to the Plantation Gardens nearby to take some photos was possible which was fab.

We love your photos and here’s a small selection for those of you wishing to peep at their day.  Sarah looked radiant and beautiful whilst Jeff was very dashing and handsome.  You guys smiled and giggled your whole day through and we wish nothing but a long and happy marriage and a wonderful future for you both.  We really hope that our paths will cross again in the future.

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Julie and Gerald’s Wedding at Spains Hall – Happy First Wedding Anniversary

Another couple who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary this week are Gerald and Julie – many congratulations to the two of you and we hope that you have a brilliant day.  We photographed Julie and Gerald’s wedding last July at the amazing Spains Hall.  What a gorgeous, relaxed and fun day.  So many fond memories of your wedding I don’t even know where to begin.  If you’d like to read their full wedding story just click here

GeraldJulie - Spains Hall Wedding

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Congratulations Clare and Michael on your first wedding anniversary

This week’s first year wedding anniversary is that of Clare and Michael’s whose wedding day we photographed at Woodhall Manor last July.  Due to personal reasons Clare and Michael didn’t want their photos online which we completely respect and understand.  We would still like to wish you a Happy first wedding anniversary though and will be remembering your day and all that glorious sunshine and heat with very fond memories

 

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