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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.

Well what an incredibly busy day it was at The Suffolk Wedding show yesterday, thank you to all of you who popped over to see us and have a chat.

We loved meeting you all and seeing lots of familiar faces too. We are delighted that we’ve taken bookings already and we can’t wait to be photographing lots of your days soon so thank you to all of you who have already chosen and booked us, we couldn’t do what we love without all of you!

If you haven’t yet decided on your photographers but think we may be perfect for your day please get in touch sooner rather than later, we only have a couple of 2019 dates left and weekend dates in 2020 are going very fast.

Here’s to lots of brilliant weddings coming up this year and in 2020, we are very excited about capturing all of your days!

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Today is just a little reminder (I know you’re all really busy) in case you missed our post a couple of weeks back on the shows we’ll be exhibiting at. Well this Sunday we will be at The Suffolk Wedding Show at Wherstead Park, 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 got engaged on Valentine’s Day 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.

If you love what you’ve seen on our website so far and think that we may be the perfect fit for your day 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 24th February 2019 – The Suffolk Wedding Show

Wherstead Park, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2BJ

10.30am-3.00pm

We will be in the Marquee on stand number 58

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 65 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). 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 still Haughley Park Barns Wedding Showcase on the 3rd March to pop along to 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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Well our first Happy Anniversary post of the year goes out today to the beautiful Leanna and Mike whose wedding we captured last February at The Avenue Theatre in Ipswich. This was a wonderful day to be a part of and these two are such a gorgeous couple. If you’d like to read about their day just click here.

We hope that you two get to celebrate in style today and we will be thinking about you both and your wonderful day with so much glamour, style and originality!

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Just a quick post today to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day.  David and I don’t tend to celebrate really (other than cards) but if you’re going out this evening (or today) we hope that you have a really lovely time.

Our congratulations go out to all of you who’ve got engaged today (or recently) and we hope that we’ll be photographing many of your weddings in the future. After Valentine’s day we do tend to see a large influx of enquiries from all of you newly engaged couples. Couples do book us a long way ahead (up to two years before their day) and we are currently turning away a lot of late enquiries for this year and many for next year too so please get in touch as soon as you can once you have a date (or dates) in mind as we don’t want you to be disappointed if we’re booked already.

A quick plug also that we will next be exhibiting next weekend at The Suffolk Wedding Show at Wherstead Park (on 24th February – further details next week) if you do want to come and meet us, have a chat about your day and see some of our lovely books and albums.

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As wedding photographers it’s true that the majority of our weddings are between Spring and Autumn but what about those forgotten winter months? If you’re in the process of planning your wedding day then I think a winters day can be truly beautiful. The chill in the air, the bleakness and lack of foliage can mean bright colours stand out in a way that they never truly do in other seasons.

We love capturing different winter wedding days and with a bit of planning they can be every bit as stunning as a summers day. One big tip I would say which is really important for us (as we love working with natural light) is for your ceremony time to be fairly early in the day (12.00pm is ideal). That way we would still have some light available afterwards to go outside and capture some gorgeous wintery couple shots as well as some formals if you’re all wrapped up warm enough and if it’s not too cold for all of you.

Over the years we have seen some truly magical days and here are a few small highlights

  • Taking hot chocolate (in thermos flasks), Emma Bridgewater Mugs and Faux Fur throws down to a wintery beach
  • Snow scenes (lots of different ones here)
  • Hot water bottles to warm toes on
  • Such thick fog that it has a magical feel in photos
  • Glorious frost in Thetford Forest
  • Beautiful Snowdrops poking their heads out the ground!

Don’t even get me started on Christmas Weddings, I love the run up to Christmas (think twinkly lights, baubles, christmas trees and that festive feeling which you just don’t get at any other time of year). Having a wedding in the run up to Christmas with all the excitement and Christmas Sparkle is stunning.

So basically I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t immediately rule out a winter wedding …. they can be truly beautiful and we hope to photograph lots of wintery days in the future.

Here’s a very small selection of winter weddings for you to have a peep at (one of the weddings was March last year when we had snow and one was at the very end of November when Christmas trees were up) to give you a taste of what your winter wedding could look like. I hope they may inspire you to think about having a winter wedding yourself. Enjoy x

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