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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.

Still in all the sweltering heat, our next wedding was Jamie and Liam’s day that took place at The Wilderness Reserve at Sibton Park in Suffolk. The sun shone all day and it was a relief to find that the conservatory where the wedding breakfast was taking place had air conditioning! The flowers were absolutely beautiful and were done by the very talented Kaye (at Kaye Souter Flowers). Their boys were pageboys and looked like mini versions of Liam which was really sweet. As with lots of weddings with children we may have had to use a slight bribe to get their youngest to stand in group shots but at least he was in them …. who wouldn’t smile for Marshmallows!

I started with the girls getting ready in the dollhouse room whilst David started with the boys getting ready at the other end of the hall. It’s lovely when everything happens in the same place so you can cover everything without any speedy dashes between locations! Their ceremony took place outside with the parkland as a backdrop which was so very unusual and relaxing. We did get bombed with wasps at this wedding and a few people got stung as the wasps must have been in their hundreds/thousands and a little cranky, on the positive side though it certainly didn’t stop everyone enjoying themselves though. The speeches for this wedding were touching and very funny, it’s always nice when the bestmen use props and have people giggling without completely embarrassing the groom!

Jamie looked beautiful in her fitted dress and Jamie looked equally handsome in his suit. These two are so well matched and the perfect little family with their boys, we’re sure they’ll have many happy years ahead of them.

Lastly a quick thanks to one of Jamie’s bridesmaids for recommending us to them, this is the first time I think that we know of where someone recommends us who wishes they’d booked us for their day which is really touching and greatly appreciated.

Here’s a very small peep at their gorgeous day

If you can’t see their photos just click here

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As promised here’s a little reminder (as we know you’re all super-duper busy) in case you missed our post last week on the shows we’ll be exhibiting at.

This Sunday (14th October) we will be at The Suffolk Wedding Show at Woolverstone Hall, all the details are below for you. If you are still searching for your wedding photographers but are not sure where to start then this could be the perfect show for you, there’s loads of exhibitors and you’re bound to find some suppliers that would suit you and your day you’re planning.

Perhaps you’re recently engaged and are just at the beginning of planning your day? Well the internet is a great place to begin looking but sadly (in our opinion) it can’t compare with meeting people face-to-face to see who you get along with best and who will capture your day for you not only in the style that you would like but in personality too which is why we’d really recommend going to a few shows. It also means you can meet loads of suppliers in one go which makes wedding planning much easier!

Alternatively you may have been looking at our website for a while but not sure if we are the perfect fit for your day, if that’s the case then why not pop along if you’re in the area to The Suffolk Wedding Show this Sunday and have a chat with us. Fingers crossed we’ll be just what you’re looking for in your search for Suffolk Wedding Photographers!

Here are the details for you:

Sunday 14th October 2018 – The Suffolk Wedding Show

Woolverstone Hall, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ

10.30am-3.00pm

We will be in the Conservatory on stand 40

Free Admission (although donations can be made to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice if you wish)

This show is always brilliant and one we very much enjoy exhibiting at.  There are around 60-70 exhibitors so it should be a great day with a lot for you to look at.  There are always plenty of photographers at this event so you can find a style to suit you perfectly!

This show is always busy (especially in the first couple of hours) so please bear with us if we take a little while to get to you because we are chatting to other couples which we hope you’ll understand. It’s always lovely to see both familiar faces (from weddings we’ve photographed before or existing couples who are waiting for their days to arrive) and lots of new ones with everyone at different stages of planning their wedding days. If you feel like having a chat with us we’ll try our best to answer any questions you have and hopefully we’ll be available on your date to photograph your day for you.

If you don’t think you can make this show try not to worry as there is plenty on here for you to look at and we can also arrange meetings at other times to get together and talk about your day.

We look forward to seeing lots of you on Sunday!

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Big thank you this morning to all of you who came to see us yesterday. We had a lovely afternoon exhibiting at Haughley Park Barn’s Open Day and enjoyed chatting to lots of you about your days. For those of you who couldn’t make this please don’t forget that there’s also still the chance to see us at this weeks Suffolk Wedding Show which I’ll post more on tomorrow.

It was a pleasure meeting so many people and hearing about all your plans, we are delighted that we’ve taken bookings already and next year is now becoming more and more limited in our availability so if you are hoping we’ll be a part of your 2019 day please get in touch soon.

We hope to hear back from many more of you once you have your dates finalised. Lastly, thank you also to all of you who’ve already booked us but came along for a catch up, it was great to see you again and we are excited for your days to get here!

We can’t wait to photograph lots of you soon!

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To begin our sweltering August weddings we started with the fabulous Dani and Gary and their day. Their ceremony took place at Coton Church followed by their reception at Rectory Farm (this is also where Dani got ready). I began with the girls getting ready whilst David started with Gary and the guests arriving at the church. For this day we had lots of bridesmaids and three adorable flowergirls (who were Gary’s daughters and Dani’s sister) and they were some of the loveliest children I think I’ve ever met! If all weddings that had children had ones as well behaved, polite and such a joy to be around it would be a wonderful thing. They are certainly a credit to all of those who are helping to raise them.

Dani and Gary are such a happy, smiley couple that I always knew from the moment I’d met them that this would be a day that we would love and it certainly was. So many special little details too including the initials that Dani’s nan had sewn expertly in chain stitch into all the girls dresses to gorgeous flowers, finishing touches on the tables, pimms cart, ice cream bicycle etc I really could talk about this day for a long time as it was as close to perfect as you’d want any wedding day to be. It’s not often a wedding moves me to tears but this was certainly one of those days as you could feel the emotion and happiness.

Dani looked absolutely radiant in her dress and Gary very handsome as her husband. We wish Dani and Gary a lifetime of happiness ahead of them and are certain that they’ll have many years of happy married life to look forward to

Right, that’s enough of me talking as I know you all only really want to see the photos so here’s a peep for you.

If there photos aren’t showing just click here and they should magically appear!

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This is just a reminder to let you all know that we will be exhibiting at Haughley Park Barn’s Open Day this Sunday (7th October 2018).  We’ll be there with all the books and albums and on hand to chat with you about your day to see if we can help you in your search for a wedding photographer.

The details of the show are as follows:

Sunday 7th October 2018

Haughley Park Barn 2.00pm-5.30pm

Free Admission

It’s always lovely to see lots of couples who’ve chosen Haughley Park Barn as their wedding venue (or those who are considering it). There’s a good number of suppliers but not too many of us that you’ll feel overwhelmed! We’ll have lots of beautiful books and gorgeous albums for you to look at.  If you feel like having a chat with us we’ll try our best to answer any questions you have and hopefully we’ll be available on your date to photograph your day. 2019 is booking up rapidly so please if you’re after a Saturday in particular come early as we only have a few left over the Spring and Summer months. If you’ve already booked us please come over for a chat as we’d love to see you too and catch up with your plans for your day!

If for whatever reason you can’t make this Open Day please don’t worry though as there’s plenty in the wedding section on here for you to look at and we can arrange meetings at other times to get together. We’ll also be at The Suffolk Wedding Show next week and you can always come and chat with us there instead.

We look forward to meeting lots of you and hopefully photographing many of your weddings in the future.

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