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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 first June wedding was Abi and Matt’s day which all took place at Woodhall Manor. When you come into June you really hope for sunshine and warmer weather but it wasn’t to be for this day. Fortunately, the rain stayed away though so at least we could be outside in the gorgeous grounds Woodhall Manor has to offer even if the sun didn’t shine on us it definitely didn’t dampen the day at all.

Abi and Matt are a happy, sweet couple who are quite clearly adored by their friends and family. One of the many things that’s lovely about Woodhall Manor is that David could start with the boys getting ready in one of the rooms whilst I started in another room with the girls. So many lovely little touches to this wedding, I especially liked the Kiwi on Abi’s garter to represent their honeymoon they’re planning for New Zealand and the tiny Jam’s as wedding favours. At Woodhall you can opt for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, Abi and Matt decided they wanted an indoor one so it wouldn’t matter what the weather was doing and it was a lovely ceremony. We then went outside in the gardens for drinks, canapes, confetti and games. In the evening we had a disco with confetti cannons going off half way through their first dance (which Matt’s mum had organised as a surprise) which was great. It was also fab to see so many people on the dancefloor enjoying themselves!

Abi’s dress is one of the biggest I’ve seen this year with a gorgeous full skirt to it. She looked beautiful in it and beamingly smiled all day. Matt looked equally dashing in his suit and they just make such a gorgeous couple.

Here’s a very small selection from their day to have a peep at

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have a click here to look at a selection of photos from their day

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Our last May wedding to write up for this year was Emma and Danny’s day which took place at Tuddenham Mill. This was a wonderful day to be a part of with lots of gorgeous finishing touches. Skyla their dog featured heavily in their day and I just love it that they had a little sign made up which we sat next to her and it read ‘ My humans are getting married!’ … so sweet! We adore dogs at weddings and we’ve been lucky this year to photograph lots of couples who love their dogs just as much as we love ours! Skyla is just the friendliest dog you could hope to meet with a very waggy tail!

We were blessed with good weather for this one which was great as all the guests could mingle outside for their drinks and canapes by the Mill Pond. It was such a chilled and relaxed day that it was a pleasure to photograph. I started with Emma and her bridesmaids (her sisters) getting ready at the Mill whilst David captured Danny and the boys arriving in their retro mini’s. There was even a designated parking area they’d created for the mini’s! In the evening the fabulous Dave at Dreamwave Events DJ’d and was brilliant as always, you guys always know how to rock a good party! We also had ‘smores’ made on the fire in the evening which are a first for us and looked delicious!

Emma looked stunningly beautiful in her fitted lace dress whilst Danny looked very swish in his suit. All in all a gorgeous, well-suited couple who we’re certain will have many happy years ahead of them. It’s not often that you get to photograph couples who’ve been together since school but Emma and Danny are this couple and are quite clearly still crazily in love with each other which is touching to see.

Here’s a small selection of photos from their day for you to have a peep at

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click here to see lots of lovely photos

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Another little thank you note today and this time it’s from Belinda and James whose wedding we photographed last month at Greshams. Belinda and James have done so much in such a short space of time (moving house, changing jobs and having a wedding all in a couple of weeks!) that we’re touched they took the time out to send us a few words as we know their lives are hectically busy right now. If you’d like to read their blog story and look at some photos from their day just click here.

So here’s a few of their kind words:

‘Good evening Hayley,

The photographs you and David took on our big day are stunning and we are thrilled with them. We are going to struggle when it comes to choosing pictures to go on the walls!

Thank you so much for all you and David have done.

We will keep in touch with all our exciting news in the future.

Kindest wishes

Belinda and James’

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As always at this time of year I get a little behind on the blogging as we have so many wonderful weddings to photograph and work on. We have been sent some lovely thank you messages and I’ll try to write them up as often as I can. Here’s some lovely words that Karen and Neil sent us following their wedding in April at Haughley Park Barn. If you’d like to read their entire blog story just click here.

Thank you so much Karen and Neil for e-mailing us the following kind words which means a lot, we loved working with the two of you:

‘Hi Hayley and David,

Wow! Words really can’t express how chuffed and happy we are with the photos! They really are stunning and more than we hoped for. You have created such an amazing collection of relaxed, natural and beautiful photos which completely reflects the day we enjoyed; full of fun and love! 

We really will cherish these as a keepsake of our day, including all the details such as flower decorations, table decorations and cake!

It was just amazing working with you both, you are incredibly warm and easy to approach and you played a great part in making sure our day was relaxed and ran smoothly (including bits we forgot like who was going to call everyone to sit for dinner!).

With warm wishes we look forward to keeping in touch,

Thank you so much,

Karen and Neil’

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Our next wedding to share with you all was a gorgeous day. It was Becky and Guy’s Wedding which took place at Poslingford church followed by their reception at Foxearth Fisheries. This was a stunning day to be a part of for so many reasons. Both Becky and Guy are such a happy and warm couple that they instantly put you at ease and make everything relaxed and fun.

I started with Becky getting ready at their house whilst David joined the boys at Guy’s dads for their getting ready (I think Guy had the biggest buttonhole we’ve ever seen!). Becky had her make-up done by the fabulous Emma at Pretty Faces. As always Emma did a wonderful job of all the girls make up! We then met at the church to continue their day. I think the less said about the Vicar on this one the better, he had agreed with the couple that I could be at the front and David at the back but on the day said no one could be at the front, this is very frustrating for us when we would have loved to have got the photos of the front as well for them but hey-ho, there’s sadly not a lot we can do when you meet a Vicar like this. Still we did get photos from the back.

Then a few formal photos and confetti at the church before we went on to their reception at Foxearth Fisheries where they had put up a marquee overlooking one of the lakes. It had all been decorated just beautifully and the cake was incredible. Such a vibrant colour scheme too! One of Becky’s bridesmaids had made all the sugarcraft flowers for the cake and they were gob-smackingly beautiful (definitely worth the many hours spent making them). The bestmen were so friendly, efficient and helpful that everything ran like clockwork. We are always really grateful when we have bestmen like this who help us out with the organising of groups … it makes the day flow so much nicer so many thanks you two for being fab! After dinner I’d spotted a rowing boat and Becky and Guy were thankfully happy to indulge me and go for a little row on one of the lakes despite the rain …. I love these photos! Then in the evening they had a brilliant band called Cupids Wish (thank you Becky for letting me know their name as I’d completely forgotten) lead by the fabulous Georgia – we’ve seen this band before and they are always fabulous, we would thoroughly recommend them.

Becky and Guy are a gorgeous couple who we can see nothing but a fun-filled and loving marriage ahead of them. They clearly have a lot of love surrounding them with very friendly and kind family and friends. We really hope that our paths will cross again at some point in the future.

After seeing their images Becky kindly sent me the following e-mail which I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing:

‘Hi Hayley,

I just wanted to say how happy we are with the photos. You really captured the spirit and happiness of the day with lots of natural shots which is exactly what we wanted! Every time I look at them I love them more! We cannot thank you enough!

We can’t wait for the proof book and USB!

Becky’

Here’s a small peep at some of their photos

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have a click here to see the rowing boat and many more photos from their day

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