Modern, stunning and stylish wedding photographs by Alan Duncan
KENT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer in Alan. On the day I was barely aware of him darting around and catching some great candid shots. For the group photos, he gently guided guests through a number of different shots (not an easy task) without losing the smile on his face once. The photos are beautiful and not at all staged - just what we wanted! An honest portrayal of our wonderful wedding day!"
Helen Yates and Darren Griffin, Folkestone. Wedding at Westenhanger Castle, Hythe, Kent.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS in black & white
Confetti throwing photo in black and white. Wedding photography in Canterbury by Alan Duncan.
Oops - you're late! Wedding photography at Lympne Castle by Alan Duncan Photography.
Canterbury Registry Office Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photography in Canterbury, Kent.
Wedding couple on Hythe beach. Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer in Hythe, Kent.
Black and white photo of wedding couple admiring the view from Lympne Castle. Photograph by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer at Lympne Castle in Hythe, Kent.
"Thankyou so much for the wedding photography. So many of our friends and family have commented on how relaxed you made them feel. It was a real pleasure to have you on board."
Kevin and Katie Clifford. St. Augustine's Priory, near Ashford.
Black and white portrait of groom on Hythe beach. Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer in Hythe, Kent.
Black and white candid photo of bride on Hythe beach. Photography by Alan Duncan.
Happy wedding couple photographed whilst walking. Photograph by Alan Duncan, wedding photography at St. Augustine's Priory, Ashford, Kent.
A very happy bride! Wedding photography by Alan Duncan. The Hythe Imperial Hotel.
Walking over the bridge at St. Augustine's Priory, near Ashford in Kent. Photography by Alan Duncan
Wedding photography at The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Photograph by Alan Duncan.
Candid, fun, action shot. Wedding photography at the Hythe Imperial Hotel, Kent.
Black and white wedding photographs never seem to go out of fashion! This timeless medium adds a lovely contrast to wedding albums and I always make sure that there is a good selection of black and white photos in each album. They are well suited to reportage shots, can provide great looking sequences or outstanding individual images. All photographs are originally taken in colour and of them any can be nicely converted into black and white.
is a "peoples person". In a modern style with an unobtrusive and easy-going approach, he tells the story of your wedding day with images that demonstrate he has the passion for photography.
Here, you can see some fun, candid, informal shots, plus some "traditional" shots, but taken in a more informal style.
Blowing bubbles at Lympne Castle! Photo: Alan Duncan Photography
The big wedding group photo! Wedding photography by Alan Duncan.
Bride and Bridesmaids. Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photography at Lympne Castle, Kent.
High shot of wedding ceremony in progress. Photograph by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer in Kent.
Reportage wedding photo. Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photography at Westenhanger Castle, Hythe, Kent.
Wedding couple at the Bell Hotel in Sandwich, Kent
Candid shot during church ceremony - HELP! Photography by Alan Duncan
Quick outdoor bridal portrait.
Wedding photography at Canterbury Registry Office.
Wedding portrait taken with available light at the Grand Hotel, Folkestone. Alan Duncan Photography, Kent.
Photograph by Alan Duncan. Wedding photography at Port Lympne Wildlife Park near Hythe, Kent.
Wedding photograph by Alan Duncan
Colourful wedding dance shot. Alan Duncan Photography.
SPOT-COLOUR wedding photographs
Spot-colour photographs are black and white images with a small object or area standing out in colour. This produces a very unusual and striking effect in wedding photographs and usually works well on objects such as wedding bouquets, glasses or any other high-coloured object.
Spot-colour wedding photography. Photograph taken on Deal seafront.
The bouquet in spot-colour Wedding photography at Port Lympne Wildlife Park by Alan Duncan.
Canterbury Registry Office Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photography in Canterbury, Kent.
Spot colour wedding photo. Photo taken at The Great Barn, Rolvenden, Kent.
Spot colour photo of wedding couple admiring the view from Lympne Castle. Photograph by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer at Lympne Castle in Hythe, Kent.
Spot colour photograph. Wedding photography at The Walled Garden, Cowdray Park, West Sussex.
Champagne glasses in spot colour. Photography by Alan Duncan, wedding photography in Dover, Kent.
a few quick impromptu shots from one wedding ...
As a well-established photographer, he provides a renowned, top quality wedding service and all photography is carried
out exclusively by Alan, himself. Based in Folkestone, Kent, he shoots weddings all over the
south-east and also travels further afield.
His contemporary style of photography is essentially casual, shooting mostly reportage style [candid/informal]
photographs, with some artistic shots of the bride and groom and with just a few organized group shots of parents/families
[unless requested otherwise!].
Walking down The Leas in Folkestone
Attendance at the bride's home, the ceremony and the reception is included in all packages. Approximately one week after the wedding, you are invited to the studio to view the images as a specially prepared slideshow. From these, your selection plus any framed/textured prints, reprints and Parents Albums can be ordered. Several copies of all the proof files on disc will be supplied to you, to show and pass around to your families and friends.
A mixture of contemporary black and white, sepia and spot-colour photographs can be included.
It is important to remember that unlike some other wedding services, only one wedding can be photographed per day, so it is always advisable to book early to
avoid any disappointment. To check availability, make an appointment or ask for further information, please see the contact details at the top of the page. NEW You can also have your wedding photos supplied as
an exciting slideshow with music, supplied on USB. A great modern way to entertain your
family and friends.
WEDDING ALBUM PACKAGES
All the album packages below include one of the latest designer albums, for the ultimate in print presentation.
Pages are computer designed, allowing multiple and larger images across seamless double-page spreads, with varying image sizes, borders and backgrounds, for a more interesting “story book” design. Black and white, sepia and spot-colour images can also be included. Packages include a fixed number of images, but extra images can be added to any package [and you will probably want to!] for a small charge [£10 per image] to cover the cost of the image, design, printing and album.
Bellissimo Grand Package
The top of the range. Includes coverage of speeches and the evening plus many more casual and artistic shots of the bride and groom. This package includes a super-large, very impressive 14x14” Bellissimo Album [coffee table book/printed book style] with 110 images.
Bellissimo Master Package
The most popular package, providing the traditional coverage for a medium sized wedding, including coverage up to and including the speeches. This package includes 80 images, in a beautiful 12x12” Bellissimo Album [coffee table book/printed book style].
Bellissimo Small Package
Recommended for the smaller wedding, with coverage up to the “sit-down”. This package includes 40 images, in a smaller, handy sized 8x6” Bellissimo Album [double page spread = 8x12”].
5, 5x3/4x4” mini-albums can be added to any above package - great for hand-outs to parents, best friends, to take to work or just keep in the handbag!
A booking fee of £200 is charged at the time of booking, which is deductible from the total price. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, card or bank transfer. This is a non-returnable fee, except if COVID rules do not allow your wedding to take place. I'll be happy to arrange a preliminary appointment to discuss further details and view some examples of my work.
Beautifully made wedding albums with examples of album page layouts.
Bellissimo wedding album showing the photo cover design option. Photo by Alan Duncan LMPA, wedding photographer in Kent.
Very contemporary Bellissimo wedding album with the metal front cover option. Wedding photography by Alan Duncan LMPA.
Photographs are printed onto thick card pages. Wedding photography in Kent by Alan Duncan LMPA.
Beautifully made wedding albums. Wedding photographer Folkestone & Hythe, Kent.
Modern styled, coffee-table wedding albums. Photography by Alan Duncan LMPA, wedding photographer in Kent.
Bellissimo coffee table showing one of many page layouts. Bellissimo wedding albums by Kent photographer, Alan Duncan LMPA.
Pocket size albums or "Mini Albums" make an excellent choice of gift for friends or bridesmaids. These albums are optional extras and are made from scaled down designs from the main album. Photo by Kent photographer, Alan Duncan LMPA.
Close up of etched text on the brushed aluminium metallic cover page of a Bellissimo wedding album. Photograph by Alan Duncan, wedding photographer in Kent.
All albums have a quality, heavyweight feel to them. Whether you choose a Bellissimo coffee table album [top rows] or a more traditional book-bound album, the contents all have a modern style layout and design. The Bellissimo wedding albums are available with various cover options; plain, photocover, acrylic or brushed aluminium.
Each album page is carefully designed to give a visually more interesting and impressive appearance by; making some images larger than others; grouping certain sets of photographs; adding some black & white and spot-colour photographs; and by using subtle background and border effects. Albums must be ordered within six months of the wedding date.
Why not have your wedding photos produced as a 1080HD slideshow with music? A brilliant modern presentation viewed on a PC or large TFT/Plasma TV.
"FILES ONLY" WEDDING PACKAGES
All shots are supplied as high resolution files with full copyright permission, supplied on USB or via the Cloud/Internet. These packages allow the customer the options of printing their own photographs, and/or producing their own album. The same high standard of quality is assured and all photography is carried out exclusively by myself. Many images are actually taken to give plenty of choice. After the wedding, you are invited to the studio to view your photos on a large screen and collect your files. They can of course be supplied in one of the beautiful albums as above at a later date if required, at an additional charge.
A fee of £100 is charged at the time of booking, which is deductible from the total price. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, card or bank transfer. This is a non-returnable fee, except if COVID rules do not allow your wedding to take place. The balance is payable before the wedding date. Please ring for an appointment to discuss further details or to view further examples of my work.
Customer testimonials for Alan Duncan - here are a few recent comments that have been received......
"Thank you so much for the photographs that you took of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary at Lympne Castle. We are both delighted with them. They are exactly as we envisaged and hoped they would be, capturing the essence of the arrival and mingling of our guests on a perfect Spring day in that glorious setting. Since our first conversation, I was confident that all would go well with you and how fortunate we are to have found you to be available at the 11th hour.
You were a discreet presence and a respectful communicator when the situation required it. You will be pleased to know that we are spoilt for choice in trying to find "the photograph" to add to our framed collection from across our years and that of our family. We will not hesitate to recommend you, just to add to all the others that you have impressed with your talent.
Thank you for capturing our special day." Simon and Lynne. Lympne Castle, Hythe, Kent. April 2017
"We are really pleased with the wedding photos, thank you! A lovely mix. The family group ones outside the church were great - no funny faces or eyes closed and good quality shots. Our friends enjoyed chatting with you at dinner too. We will give you good recommendations to friends etc." Amy & Stu, December 2016
"I wanted to say what a fantastic job you've done. The albums themselves are
beautiful and the contents are fabulous - this, as you know, coming from a bit
of a fussy editor!" Helen Sheridan. The Grand, Folkestone.
"Adele & Dan asked me to thank you so much for being such a super photographer
at their wedding. You made everyone feel so relaxed and your good humour was
very much appreciated." Barbara Howarth. Groombridge Place.
"Thank you so much for the professional photos you took at our wedding. Thank
you especially for helping everything run so smoothly on the day (and for taking
the pictures quickly considering how hot it was!)." Livvy & Richard Marsh. St. Mary's, Chartham and Wye College.
"First of all, may we thank you very much for all your hard work on our wedding
day. Lots of people commented that they appreciated the relaxed and friendly
manner in which the photographs were taken, and the fact that they were given
space to take their own photographs." Julie Anderson.
"Many guests commented afterwards that they were impressed with how you were
suitably aloof not to divert attention from us or interfere with the occasion,
while taking a wide ranging and spontaneous selection of photographs to depict
our day." John & Julie Woodward. St. Augustine's Priory, Bilsington, Ashford.
"The photographs are amazing. We are very happy indeed with them and they
brought back many wonderful memories. We were so lucky with the weather! Thank
you again for all your hard work." Saskia King. St. Mildred's, Tenterden.
"Just a note to say thank you very much for our wonderful photographs. We are
really pleased with them. You did a fantastic job." Nikki & Rick Gambling. Hythe Methodist Church and Port Lympne.
"Alan was our Wedding Photographer. On the day everyone commented on what a great guy he was and the results are quite superb! His photos are natural but inventive plus he has an amazing ability to get that perfect image. An artist and a gentleman." Eddie & Lisa Moor, Lains Barn, Wantage, Oxfordshire. June 2008
"Alan's photographs clearly captured our beautiful day in a way we could only have dreamt. His experience, artistry and discretion gave way to a fantastic portrayal of our wedding. He is a true professional to whom we owe our utmost thanks." Sasha Meyrick, Hotel Imperial, Hythe & Lympne Castle, near Hythe, Kent. February 2009
Wedding Photography in the Hythe & Folkestone area
The Hythe and Folkestone area offers lots of excellent opportunities for wedding photographers. The vast expanse of coastline offers fantastic natural backdrops of water, sky, shingle and the new rock groynes. Even Folkestone's
beach huts offer a unique opportunity as shown above!
If time allows, it's always worth taking a little "time out" from the wedding to get some
really special and dramatic photographs down at the beach. The Leas offers nice open space and the attractive, well
maintained Kingsnorth Gardens [courtesy of Shepway District Council], provides even more photographic opportunities.
Based in Folkestone, Kent, with over twenty-five years
professional experience, Alan Duncan shoots weddings all over the
south-east and also travels further afield. However, he has a great knowledge of
the local wedding venues and photographic haunts in the Folkestone and Hythe area.
These include popular venues such as Lympne Castle, St. Augustine's Priory near Ashford, Westenhanger Castle, near Hythe, The Grand Hotel in Folkestone, Howletts Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and the Hythe Imperial Hotel.
His style of
wedding photography is generally casual and modern, shooting mostly reportage [candid/informal]
photographs, mixed with artistic shots and just a few "must have" organized group shots of parents/families.
It is important to remember that unlike some other wedding services, only one wedding can be accommodated per day, so it is always advisable to book early to
avoid any disappointment. To check availability, make an appointment or ask for further information, see the contact details at the top of the page.
The beach between Folkestone and Hythe provides a brilliant and convenient
location for wedding photographs.
Folkestone beach huts. The Kent coastline provides a brilliant and convenient location for wedding photographs.
- all photography is by Alan Duncan only [no sub-contracting] -
- over 20 years experience in full-time professional photography -
- relaxing and natural "reportage" style -
- award winning photographer -
- modern reportage, black and white, & spot-colour photographs are all included in each individually designed wedding album -
- coverage at the home, ceremony and reception
included in all packages -
- choice of Bellissimo coffee-table book/printed book style album
or a handmade, book-bound album -