• 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.

To start the week off we have another favourites post to share with you. This time it’s from Michelle and Pete’s Wedding that we photographed at Caistor Hall back in August (just click here to read their full blog story).

These two are a gorgeous couple and we were delighted they chose us some of their favourites so here goes beginning with Michelle’s favourite photo because:

‘It really captures mine & Pete’s relationship. I love this photo as it captures how happy we both were for the whole day, and Pete seems so pleased with himself to have stolen my bouquet!’

Michelle said she was unable to choose another favourite as she loved just too many and couldn’t decide. On to Pete’s choices and he chose the following photo because:

‘Michelle looks all radiant and beautiful – she is all ready and raring to go before the ceremony!’

He also chose the next photo because:

 ‘I love this one as it shows Michelle’s playful side, even in a wedding dress! Pictures of Michelle hiding is an on-going theme’

We had a hard time narrowing down our favourites and I would have chosen the same as Michelle I think but instead we’ve chosen the following couple of the photos. The first one because I just loved spending a bit of time alone with them in the meadow before their wedding breakfast, they were just so happy and content strolling along together which is exactly how it should be. The second photo I chose just because it reminds me of the crazy dancing but also, how they take everything in their stride smiling their way through their first dance and giggling together!

 

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This year we have decided to put together a selection of our favourite moments from 2017 weddings for you all to have a look at and I’m pleased to say the results are below. We could have chosen so many photos for this and I didn’t know it would be so hard to make our selection. Some weddings from 2017 haven’t been featured simply because not all of our couples (for their own reasons) wanted to appear on here or social media (so if you were one of these couples even if you previously agreed blog post images we won’t have included you just to be on the safe side and respect your wishes), although we still loved those days too.

We thought we’d also try our first slideshow to music and we’re incredibly lucky that the fab four we love seeing at weddings, Scintillo String Quartet, kindly agreed to put a medley of their work together for us to use. These four are truly awesome and we’ve heard them many times now. They are in our little black book and you can look at their website for further details by following the link above (just click Scintillo String Quartet to go to their webpage). The medley in the slideshow contains snippets from the following songs:

It Must Be Love – Madness
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Tale As Old As Time – Alan Menken
Moondance – Van Morrison
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Skyfall – Adele
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

So, happy watching of our highlights! It’s 4½ mins long so please do make yourself a cuppa and grab a biscuit before hitting the play button. Remember to turn up the volume and enjoy a little break! We hope you love these moments as much as we do!

If you think we might be right for your future wedding day please do get in touch as we’d love to hear from you x

 

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On another gloomy, soggy January day it’s lovely to start looking back and doing our favourite posts from last year. Thanks to all of you so far who have sent me back your favourite photos and why.

So to begin the 2017 favourites we’re starting with Eleanor and Dom’s wedding at Chippenham Park that took place last Spring. In case you want to read more about their day and see some more photos from their day just click here to go to their blog story. There were so many photos that I adored from this day that I really struggled to choose my favourite as they all represent different parts of the day and the emotions going on.

The first photo below is Eleanor’s first choice for the following reasons:

‘As it shows 3 generations of my family enjoying the morning getting ready at home’

Her second choice was the following photo because:

‘As I love sunsets, we were so lucky to have this sky on our wedding day’

Dom’s first favourite photo was the following:

‘As it is such a happy photo’

He also chose:

‘As it shows off the amazing dance floor area at Chippenham Park’

They also chose a joint favourite for me which was this one because:

‘We both love this one as we were so lucky to find that blossom tree!!’

We chose two photos under the blossom tree for similar reasons to Eleanor and Dom and feeling really lucky. I remember feeling worried beforehand that as their wedding was later in blossom season (but it was their theme) that it may have all been gone, I needn’t have been concerned as we stumbled upon this beautiful tree and it looked so magical. Such a special treat to get the timing just right for what you’re hoping to see!

 

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So, we’ve been back in the office for a couple of days now and we’re finally caught up on all your lovely e-mails.

We have a lot of wonderful things in the pipeline for this year with oddles of gorgeous weddings to look forward to. At the moment I’m reminiscing and making up a slideshow for the best of 2017 weddings (which hopefully should be ready in the next week or so) which is proving harder than I thought as there are so many moments that we just love, I think I’ll have to reduce the numbers as currently in my favourites folder for this I have 831 images and I was hoping to put a slideshow of a couple of minutes together …. whoops, I’m going to have to be a bit more ruthless!

I’m also putting together a series of posts which will share our couples favourite photos and ours from all of those weddings wanting to take part which is also a treat to do.

This year is nearly completely fully booked and we only have room for a further 5 weddings maximum so, if you haven’t chosen your photographers yet for this year and are interested in potentially using us for your day then please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment!

I’ll try to write up some more wedding related posts next week … for now here’s a lovely summery wedding photo to look at whilst I look out of our window at a very dull, grey, rainy day!

 

 

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

As always I hope that we get loads of snow this winter … I love being out in it and photographing in the stuff but it’s been a while since we’ve seen lots of it here in Suffolk. I’ve included a few December ones we took on cold or snowy days!

To all of you who’ve got engaged over the festive period many congratulations and we hope to hear from you soon once you have arranged your venues and dates.

This year is shaping up to be an epic one with lots to look forward to, if you think we might be able to share in your celebrations and capture them for you please do get in touch. I’ll kick this years blog posts off soon with some favourites posts which I know lots of you tell me you enjoy reading and we’ll be updating the website photos soon so if we photographed your day in the last couple of years there’s a good chance you may just appear (obviously we won’t pop you on here if you’ve said you don’t want to be!).

I’ll write again soon but for now, back to our hols!

just click here to see some winter ones!

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