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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 wedding in July was the wonderful Laura and Wayne’s day. Ever since I met Laura last year this has been a day that I’d been very much looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint in any way. Laura had put so much time and effort into all the details and finishing touches that Athelington Hall was barely recognisable as just a marquee venue – it was stunning. Pastel colours everyone, scrabble letters galore, tequila bar, sweets, bouncy castle, inflatable volley ball, skipping …. there were just so many things that made this special I hope that the photos can do it all justice! Laura put scrabble letters on the dresses coathangers, she chose different pastel colours for each of the bridesmaids and even added buttons to both the little flowergirls dresses and the ring cushion which helped complete the look for the day. Laura looked absolutely radiantly beautiful in her lace dress whislt Wayne scrubbed up well too and looked dashing in his suit with an unusual buttonhole.  The flowers were rustic and informal but none the less amazing and lifted the marquee at Athelington to a whole new level!

We were lucky that we had brilliant weather …. it was hot and sunny all day with smiles and laughter throughout. In fact it was so hot we decided to do all their couple photos in the golden hour of light in the evening when it was a little cooler … boy did that pay off with some lovely photos of the two of them. Laura had warned me prior to their day that Wayne is never smiling and always pulling weird faces (her words not mine) in photos but on the day I don’t think I saw a bad face at all (other than a tequila face and I don’t think that counts!). They even hired comedy duo waiters (Spanner and Works) as a surprise for the guests and they livened up the wedding breakfast with their comedy antics including wigs, hair pieces, vacuuming crumbs and singing to guests.  They were incredible and the singing of Bohemian Rhapsody at the end of the meal was so much fun.  We hope to see them at future events.

Laura and Wayne are one of the nicest couples you could ever wish to meet and their day was a joy to photograph and be a part of. We’re certain they have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. Their friends and family all made us feel very welcome and we adore your photos.

I’ve just realised I could talk endlessly about this day and still not mention everything so here’s some of their photos for you to peep at … I’m certain when things are quieter that a lot of these will be added to the galleries on here

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Laura and Wayne’s images were put online in a password protected gallery a couple of days ago and Laura kindly sent me the following e-mail today which was lovely:

‘Hi,

Back to work yesterday morning a bit depressed but had a lovely treat to see all the photos so cheered up! Wow Hayley! The photos are amazing! We really want to thank you so much, you made it so easy for everyone to relax so the photos look so natural.  You’ve caught all the emotional moments and funny ones (love Natalie skipping) I just keep looking at them over and over again =0)

I can’t wait to get the USB stick and start printing although I have no idea how I’m going to choose which ones to go in frames and albums etc and can’t wait to show everybody!

Thank you 🙂

Laura and Wayne x’

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Further congratulations this week go out to the lovely Kath and James whose wedding we photographed at Blackthorpe Barn last August.  Kath and James are an adorable couple, so sweet, kind and friendly.  We hope that you have a brilliant First Wedding Anniversary.  We see your photos often (as you’re one of our sample books we take out to prospective couples) and reguarly think about your day with very fond and happy memories.  Here’s a link to Kath and James’ wedding story if you’d like to read more about their day

KathJames - Blackthorpe Barn Wedding

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Many happy first wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Helen and Dave whose wedding we photographed last August at Chippenham Park.  This certainly had so many little finishing touches at such a stunning and relatively unknown wedding venue that it was a treat to be a part of.  We are thinking of your day and all those happy memories – congratulations you two!  This link here goes to their whole wedding story if you want to take a peep

HelenDave - Chippenham Park Wedding

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We are always touched when our brides and grooms thank us for what we’ve done on their wedding days.  For us it is a privilege and an honour to have been allowed to photograph your day for you.  We have such a wonderful time photographing weddings and being a part of lots of special days that it almost doesn’t feel like work at all 🙂

Last weekend we photographed the lovely Harriet and Adam whose wedding we’d been looking forward to for a long time.  On monday morning following their wedding they kindly sent us the following e-mail:

‘Hi Hayley and David,

Adam and I just wanted to say how grateful we are to you for photographing our day, and everything else!!

Hayley, if it wasn’t for you we would have been extremely late for the church (not just a bit) and you were brilliant with Lotty and pinning my hair up! You kept me very calm.  Rachael and Roberta said you are a prime example for why everyone should have a female photographer!

And David, Adam said you were so lovely and easy going and kept him very calm!!

Anyway, we just wanted to say a massive thank you and we will recommend you to all our friends.  We cannot wait to see the photos!

Speak soon

Harriet and Adam’

We love this couple and their photos and can’t wait to share their images with you all in the next few weeks!

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On what can only possibly be described as one of the hottest and most humid days of the year we photographed the gorgeous Rebecca and Joe.  It was a beautiful day for beautiful people, the sun shone all day and there was lots of smiles and laughter.

I started with Rebecca and her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents house and David started with Joe and the boys at the church. We are most thankful to their vicar who let me photograph at the front and David from the back so we had all angles covered!  I love the church ones and they make me smile everytime I see the kiss photo with the choir lady who sat next to me’s hands clapping in front of my camera and the vicar ducking down right into shot as they kiss … still it’s real and what happened and that’s what makes a wedding!

After the ceremony Rebecca and Joe were overjoyed when as a surprise the dog sitter had been organised to bring Bentley (their adorable beagle) to the church … I don’t know who was happier to see who, it was a brilliant treat to have him in some of the photos!

Back at Barrandov Opera Barn where they had their reception the grounds are gorgeous so we tried to use as much of them as we can in the photos.  They have a wild meadow area as well as a more formal orchard and rose garden.  Sadly due to the incredible weather the roses were mainly over but we still found a few to use in their pics.  Rebecca designed their wedding cake which was beautiful, the barn looked magical and their sweet table went down a treat!

Rebecca looked absolutely incredible in her lace dress and her bouquet was stunning (Tiger Lily Flowers did a fantastic job) whilst Joe looked dashing and very handsome … all in all a lovely couple.

We also worked with Steve Hood (videographer) at this wedding and what he’s produced for the couple so far looks amazing so we’ll certainly recommend him in the future and we’re looking forward to working with him again at another wedding very soon.

We adore the photos from this wedding and are hoping to make up a sample album from them soon (when wedding season quietens down a little and I get a spare moment).  We are delighted that the two of you love your photos as much as we do and here’s a little of a lovely e-mail that Rebecca sent to me after seeing them:

‘Hi Hayley,

First of all – wow! Thank you so so much for the amazing photos, we love them and have been blown away by them.  They’re even better than we imagined they would be! We started looking at them yesterday evening but we hadn’t realised just how many images there are so we had to finish looking at them tonight. There are so many amazing ones that we don’t know how we’ll choose the ones for our album!

Love the filters you use too – there’s a particular one which has quite a vintage feel to it but it also makes the colours vivid.

Thank you so so much to you both for your hard work on the day in the heat.  You really have captured some amazing pictures and we can’t wait to choose our favourites!

Kind regards

Rebecca and Joe’

Always lovely to hear that our couples are happy!  Here’s a peek at just a few of their photos from their day

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