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    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.

In the middle of September we photographed the gorgeous Emma and Ed’s Wedding whose ceremony took place at Hasketon Church followed by their wedding reception at the stunning Hungarian Hall. I started with Emma getting ready and got to again work with the very talented Karen (from Karen’s beautiful brides) who did their hair. This day was that little bit extra special to us as Emma as been working with our two dogs (Ansel and Ernie) preparing to do some dog sitting for us on Saturday’s when we’re at weddings so we’d already got to know her and their two gorgeous dogs (Harry and Chilli) before their day. David started with Ed and the boys at the Turks Head pub before heading down to Hasketon Chuch for their ceremony. The church was so packed I thought I may have to sit on Ed’s sisters lap for a while (thankfully for her sake I didn’t)  🙂

Then back to Hungarian Hall for drinks and canapes served by the awesome team at Jamie Lee Smith Catering  As it was a lovely, autumn day this was all outside in the grounds just as they had hoped for. Inside the marquee was elegantly dressed with greens and pinks and it looked awesome.

Anyone who knows us (or reads the blog regularly) will know that we absolutely adore weddings that have dogs at them so this was a dream day for us and so wonderful that Hungarian Hall allowed their dogs to join us for some of the afternoon.

Emma looked absolutely stunningly beautiful in her fitted but floaty dress whilst Ed was every bit as dashing in his suit.

These two are a sweet and gorgeous couple who are simply adored by so many people and it’s easy to see why. We’re sure they’ll have a very long and happy marriage ahead of them. Here’s a very small peep at their day.

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Still in August and our next wedding was Hannah and Jack’s day. I started with Hannah getting ready at her mum’s house whilst David started with the boys arriving at The Kings Head Pub and The Shire Hall in Woodbridge. The weather forecast wasn’t great for this day but somehow we seemed to dodge all the showers until later in the evening just before the dancing when the heaven’s opened.

Hannah arrived in a gorgeous vintage car which Jack was to drive them back to the wedding reception at The Turks Head in Hasketon in but sadly the ignition broke and they couldn’t get it start …. after contacting the man who owned the car (thankfully he was local) they then had a push start and they managed to get it all the way back to the reception, phew! I love the photos later in the evening of Jack and his groomsmen giving the guy who owned the car a push start so he could get the car home again. So many things to love about this day and Hannah and Jack were so relaxed about everything including the rain. A couple of lovely finishing touches were the bunting which was knitted for them by Nan and the DJ in the evening who played records!

Hannah looked absolutely beautiful in her dress and I loved her flower crown. Jack was every bit as dashing in his suit.

These two are a really sweet couple who’ve already been together a long while so we’re confident that they’ll have a long and happy marriage ahead of them. It’s also clear to see that they are absolutely adored by all their friends and family.

Here’s a very small peep at their day

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Our last first wedding anniversary congratulations this year go out today to Fiona and Adam whose wedding we photographed at Hintlesham Hall last year. We hope you get some time off work to celebrate with your gorgeous little boy today! Yours was such a lovely day to end our season on last year with so many beautiful finishing touches (click here to read about their day and see some photos)

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At the beginning of August we photographed the gorgeous Kezia and Dan’s wedding at All Saints Hotel, Fornham St Genevieve. This was a stunning day to be a part off and we loved every minute of their celebrations. I absolutely love the indoor trees to shoot through for their wedding ceremony which look so beautiful.

I started with Kezia getting ready where I also got to see the wonderful (and very talented) Karen (at Karen’s beautiful brides) who always does a stunning job with hair and is one of my favourite suppliers to work with. David started with Dan and the boys getting ready elsewhere in the hotel. We were then together for the rest of the day and the venue took us out for a little ride onto the gold course in the golf buggy with the couple for their evening photos which was just lovely.

The weather was kind to us all day so we could all enjoy being outside. Kezia wore a really unusual dress where the veil comes out the back as a train and she looked radiantly beautiful in it. Dan wore a dark grey suit and looked every bit as handsome. They both beamingly smiled all day long!

One quirky twist in their day was Kezia’s very brave sister (who was her Maid of Honour) who also gave a speech which was awesome and she delivered it beautifully.

All in all a wonderful day and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to work with. We wish the two of them every happiness in their future together and hope that our paths may cross again at some point.

Here’s a small peep at their day

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To end wedding season this year we decided to have a week away with our boys (Ansel and Ernie, our dogs for those who don’t read this regularly) last week. We booked a lovely cottage called Hidden Gem up at Winterton-On-Sea through the most fabulous company called East Ruston Cottages which is run by a wonderful lady called Sue. We spent a fair bit of time trying to find somewhere that would accommodate both us and the dogs without compromising on staying somewhere decent. We were surprised by how hard this search was as in most Terms and Conditions of ‘dog friendly’ holidays there is so much about what your dogs can’t do such as sit on furniture or go in certain rooms, sleep in bedrooms etc … so much so that you start to wonder if you’ll ever find somewhere to accommodate two ‘in-training’ rescues who have their quirks. East Ruston Cottages are completely (and welcomingly so) different though and even go to the extent of providing absolutely everything you may need for your dogs on holiday together with some welcome biscuits for them (and a cream jam rolypoly cake for us as well as lots of other goodies!). I cannot speak highly enough of this company and we’ll certainly be using them again in the future.

So, what did we get up to whilst we were away … well we chose Winterton as we really wanted to go up to Horsey Gap and see the Grey Seals Pupping at this time of year as well as for the dunes and huge expanse of beach for the boys to run and play on. We were absolutely in for a treat as not only did we see the seals but they swam in the sea alongside us on our walks every day at Winterton, what a joy and something we’ll never forget as it’s so special being able to see them this way, I was mesmorised and to see that they wanted to watch us too was lovely. I don’t know why but I hadn’t realised quite how big they would be so that was a bit of a surprise (the males can get up to 3m!).  We just wanted a lovely, relaxing break away with lots of walking, lazing about, watching a few films, reading and eating our weight in cake and biscuits … so that’s exactly what we did and it was brilliant!

The only slight regret was that we made the decision not to take our proper cameras with us so just had our little point and shoot and phones to take photos on. It was great in that we didn’t go into work mode but also a little frustrating when we know that the SLRs would have taken much higher quality photos … maybe next time we’ll bring them with us so please excuse the quality of the photos below.

Anyway, for those of you interested here’s a little peep at our stay

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