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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.

Our last June wedding we photographed was Hannah and Craig’s day which took place at Ravenwood Hall. I started with Hannah and the girls getting ready whilst David started with Craig arriving in a very unusual vehicle (I’m not going to spoil the surprise, you’ll have to look at the photos to see what it was!). This was another day where heavy rain and thunder was forecast. Again we were very lucky indeed and the heavy rain only started when they went in for the meal so we got to have the drinks reception and their photos outside.

Hannah’s mum did the majority of the flowers (all apart from Hannah’s bouquet) and they looked beautiful. Grandma made the cake and that too was incredible. The sunny sunflowers everywhere looked gorgeous and all the pots of flowers were charming. Hannah and Craig are a really sweet couple and they beamingly smiled all day. Although we didn’t have the ceremony outside as they’d hoped (as the forecast was not great) their day was still wonderful.

Hannah looked beautiful in her fitted dress whilst Craig’s tweed suit was very daper and he looked very handsome.

Here’s just a small selection from their day for you all to have a peep at

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if you want to know what that mystery vehicle was just click here

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For over a year I had been speaking with Mandy about capturing her 50th Birthday celebrations with her when they were up in Suffolk. Eventually this day finally got here and I got to photograph them all at their stay at Highfields Lodge at Thorpe Abbotts. I had a fantastic time capturing this close knit group and we managed to get all of their group shots before the heavens opened on us! Mandy even had a special Radley Handbag Cake made for her!

Thank you for choosing me to capture your birthday and here’s to many more birthday celebrations!

Here’s a very small selection to look at

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click here to see a few photos from this shoot

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At this time of year the blogging always gets a tad behind as we’re busy photographing lots of lovely weddings. Here’s a thank you e-mail which we received from Rebecca and Will whose wedding we photographed at Haughley Park Barn back at the beginning of June. Their blog story is just a few posts back here if you fancy a read (or just click this to go straight to it!).

We loved working with the two of you and are delighted that you’re as happy with your photos as we are. We’re still looking forward to seeing some ‘Reggie-cam’ footage soon! x

Here’s what Rebecca and Will wrote:

‘Hayley and David,

Wow. . . simply wow. We have just finished making our way through the photos and it feels like we have just lived it all over again! You have captured the joy of our day perfectly, everyone looks beautiful and so happy! I don’t think that loony smile left my face all day.

We both feel incredibly lucky that you were able to be there to capture it all for us so we have memories to last a lifetime and I am singing your praises to anyone and everyone that will listen.

Once again, we can’t say thank you enough for being such amazingly talented photographers, wedding dress adjusters, dog trainers and general wedding day supporters!

Love

Rebecca and Will xx’

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Our next gorgeous June day was Rebecca and Will’s wedding which took place at the stunning Haughley Park Barn. We loved this couple from the moment they came to talk to us at one of Haughley Park Barn’s Open day’s. Their happy natures and excitedness about their day meant we knew we wanted to be a part of it immediately and were therefore incredibly delighted when they chose us to be their photographers.

Everything about this day sounded fantastic and it didn’t disappoint in any way. I was overly excited that Reggie (their gorgeous labradoodle) would be joining us and he featured in a lot of their photos. Rebecca and Will also fitted Reggie with a video camera for the day; ‘Reggie-cam’ which I can’t wait to see some of the footage from!

Rebecca and Will had put in so much time and effort into all the finishing touches that nothing was overlooked. Rebecca and her bridesmaids did all of the flowers which had a gorgeous mix of colours and country, rustic charm to them. Will’s mum did hanging baskets for the barns which looked brilliant, they had lots of garden games (including badminton and tennis) and a Mimosa bar and delicious food by Jamie Lee Smith Caterers, Will’s dad made a post box for them (fabulous!) blankets for the evening, a homemade photobooth and candy bar and neon face paints for the party!

The bridesmaids wore the same dress but in different pastel shades and Reggie wore a pink bow tie!

Rebecca could throw a plastic bag over her head and she’d look stunning, she didn’t however she wore a beautiful dress and looked sensational in it. Will looked very handsome in his suit and the two of them are two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.

In the ceremony they’d written their own vows and they were the most gorgeous words you could ever wish to hear. I had to try to stop myself from crying (as there was barely a dry eye in the place!) and even the Registrars shed a tear!

During the speeches we also had a tea ceremony for Rebecca’s dad and her heritage which was special. The cake was a masterpiece and even Reggie made it onto it.

For their first dance Rebecca and Will had secretly been taking dance lessons as a surprise for their guests and it was lovely to see them Waltz their way round the floor.

Rebecca and Will are a beautiful couple, very much in love with a gorgeous dog and brilliant family and friends to be on their married life journey with them. We wish them nothing but happiness for their future together and are really hoping that our paths will cross again at some point. Here’s just a very small selection from their day

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click here to look at rather a lot of photos from this day

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The next wedding I photographed was the smallest wedding I’ve photographed to date. There was just the bride and groom (Sue and Andy) and Sue’s parents as witnesses. I obviously photographed this one on my own and I was honoured that I was chosen to be part of such an intimate day.

Sue and Andy’s ceremony took place at Stowmarket Registry Office and the lovely team of Lynn’s there conducted the ceremony. Sue and Andy smiled and laughed throughout their service which was so sweet. It’s clear to see that they love each other very much.

After the ceremony I then took a handful of photos at the Registry Office for them in the grounds to mark the occasion before I left them and they went off for their evening meal at The Butt and Oyster pub.

Sue and Andy are such a happy couple that I hope they have many, many years of happy married life ahead of them and that our paths will cross again at some point.

Here’s just a handful of photos from their day

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just click here to look at their photos

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