I have been making photographs for over 40 years and have a wide range of experience but these days I specialise in and am passionate about photographing people. I have LRPS and CPAGB distinctions in photography.
I mainly offer portrait and headshot photography for model portfolios, make-overs, families and businesses.
I live in and work from a grade 2 listed thatched barn dating from around 1620 but I am also happy to come to you if you prefer.
Alan was so professional. I was blown away when I entered the beautiful old barn studio with its massive lights and backdrop. Alan himself is so generous with his time and expertise. He took many shots in both color and black and white and helped me choose the best ones. I was totally satisfied with the photos he took and had a wide range to choose from by the end of the session. Nice guy as well. Made me feel very relaxed. I'd recommend Alan to anyone looking for a top class headshot for business or social media use. More...
Fantastic photographer extremely keen to provide perfection!
I did my first shoot with Alan last week. He is an extremely talented photographer who is extremely easy to get along with. He produced some beautiful and unusual images. I look forward to working with him again very soon. More...
Katalin Farsang Prentice
I had my first ever professional photo shoot with Alan to help promote my opera singing career. What an incredible person and an amazing photographer! I cannot recommend him enough.
It was an absolutely pleasure working with him. His experience and professionalism shines through all his pictures and the high levels of attention to detail highlights how much pride he has in his work. I love all the photos and I hope we will work together again in the near future.
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I had a 1920’s themed photoshoot with Alan. I am a mature model and am pleased to say that Alan is open to working with models of all ages. He was welcoming, professional, friendly and great to work with. Not only was the shoot enjoyable but the images are amazing. They will really help with my portfolio. Thank you Alan! More...
My 15 year old son, who is inexperienced when it comes to modelling, had a photo shoot with Alan Lyall last week, with a view to building a portfolio. I came along as chaperone and I was very happy with how Alan put my son at ease and guided him through the session smoothly. We are extremely happy with the photo results, and grateful for the chance to work with a photographer of such professionalism and skill. Thank you very much! More...
I’ve worked with lots of photographers over the years but Alan’s work is in a league of its own. Blown away by my set of portraits. Superb
This is the 2nd time I've worked with Alan and again I'm absolutely loving the images we created :) This time we experimented with different lighting and got some awesome pics. He always knows how to light the model in the most flattering way. Looking forward to working with him again soon :) x More...
Worked with Alan over a year ago now for a collab and recently went back for a shoot at his new studio @thedairybarnstudio and it was great! Alans is a fantastic photographer with amazing equipment, the photos at the end of it a truly special! More...
I did a shoot with Alan to build my modelling portfolio and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! His direction was easy to follow and definitely put me at ease. We bounced ideas off each other, making it a very enjoyable shoot!
His professional approach, talented photography skills and incredible photo editing resulted in some wonderful pictures that will fit in nicely with my portfolio!
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Had a great shoot with Alan a couple weeks back - fantastic photographer... incredibly professional, and felt totally at ease within the studio environment.
Very pleased with the pictures... his employment of various lighting techniques to create a variety of looks impressed me great... he is a very talented, and knowledgable photographer who I would highly recommend! More...
My daughter had a shoot with Alan last week, she has had many shoots but this will be one of many more to follow the images are amazing and Mollie found Alan very easy to work with, fantastic results - extremely talented photographer!
Had my first shoot today with Alan at his new home with his own studio - Dairy barn! I absolutely loved every minute, he was so welcoming and made me feel comfortable - he’s such a friendly guy to get along with.
The images we captured today are magic!! If you haven’t worked with Alan then I highly recommend! We have already arranged another date to shoot at his own studio again - dairy barn studio.
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Was my first shoot today with Alan, we had the shoot at his home which is also his studio The Dairy Barn! It was amazing. Alan made me feel comfortable from the start and gave me some tips of how to pose right for the images. The images that we were able to made were lovely cant wait to see them all!
Alan had great communication before the shoot we were able to sort shoot details easily and he always replied.Alan is great guy to work with and I very highly recommend working with him
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Just recently did my second Photoshoot with Alan and enjoyed every minute of it!
Alan's got a good eye for knowing what works and what doesn't work for you. So if you've never done a Photoshoot before I highly recommend working with Alan. He's great at making you look and feel confident in your modelling and Super helpful with directing when needed.
Alan's a great photographer, he's easy to talk to, creative and fun to be around! Anyone thinking of trying out modelling, or wanting amazing portrait images Alan's the man you go to! More...