Ian Sainsbury
Excellent session with Alan - he knows exactly what he's doing and I'm very pleased with the publicity photos.

Dale Evans
I used Alan for some headshots for my business website and social media and advertising, he made me feel very relaxed and was most welcoming, quickly received my images, would definitely recommend, and a good price point.

Sheheryar Banuri
Alan is incredible! I needed some portraits done quickly, and Alan was more than obliging. Made me feel completely comfortable, understood exactly what I needed, and made some excellent suggestions. The end product was much much better than any others I have tried (and I have tried a few!). Couldn't be happier, highly recommend! Thank you Alan!

Lindsey Canning
Myself and Alan have had many photo shoots together building my portfolio and adding to his collection to showcase his professional photography. It is always pleasant and enjoyable working with Alan he is very easy going & open to trying different ideas.

His knowledge of photography & all that comes with it is outstanding and I can always relax knowing that Alan has that all in hand which is comforting for any model.

Alan is a friendly, warm, kind & a pleasantly calm natured person who is so easy to get along & work with.

Samantha Whitfield
This was my second shoot with Alan and I've nothing but positive words to say. Alan is very friendly and professional.

I felt very comfortable and he even offered cakes and tea. Don't refuse, very tasty. His attention to detail is a fine art within the editing process.

Alans studio is home based and fully kitted out with equipment. Changing rooms are separate and easy accessible.

I fully recommend Alan to enhance your portfolio.

Malcolm Brown
My session with Alan was a very positive experience. The location was a visually arresting, idyllic, spacious barn. Being professionally photographed was a rare experience, so I was anxious on arrival. To put me at ease, Alan’s wonderful “studio-side” manner made me feel comfortable. He was very professional.

I suddenly appreciated that there is no way that an amateur can compete with the expensive camera, bespoke lighting and props of the professional portrait photographer plus, perhaps most important, decades of experience. He explained everything clearly and was generous with his time. Finally, it was cost-effective. What more could you ask?

Caroline Knollys
Alan is an excellent portrait photographer and I highly recommend you book him now if you are looking for beautiful unique Christmas presents for relations.

Yesterday my two year old grandson, Leo, and I spent a wonderful afternoon at Dairy Barn Studios conveniently located near Beccles and an easy drive from Norwich and Lowestoft.

On arrival Leo had fallen asleep but there was no pressure to wake him and Alan was the perfect host helping me unload the car of all the toys and other paraphernalia I’d brought along.

The studio is in a beautiful setting inside a magnificently beamed barn that felt warm and welcoming and had a homely and relaxed feel about it. Comfy sofas, and dining table to sit at, helped make you instantly feel relaxed which, of course, is important when you are about to be photographed.

Before the actual photo shoot, Alan ensured we were happy and we sat together enjoying delicious home baked muffins that I was keen to try after reading other reviews on this page and yes it went straight to the top of the great cakes I’ve tasted list! A selection of teas were also offered and Leo chose some fruit squash.

Alan focussed the whole event around Leo’s needs and comfort. He was warm, friendly, kind and patient with him and once Leo was ready we had a look at the lights and talked with him about what was going to happen. He chose some toys he wanted in the first shoot and Alan gently talked to him whilst taking photographs which meant Leo was really relaxed and happily changed clothes three times and went back for more.

One of the highlights for Leo was having a go on a swing that was suspended from a beam. Another was feeling the wind machine blow from over 20 feet away.

Alan has a skill in connecting with his models to get the best from them and with his experience and expertise in photography and editing you can be reassured he will produce excellent results giving you something to treasure for a lifetime.

Thank you Alan, I’m really looking forward to booking you to take more family photos too.

Paul Rainbird
We had an informal family photo shoot. Great fun and some fantastic photos.

Michael Banks
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 colour 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.

Hollie Marie Ikins
I cannot recommend enough. Alan is an extremely talented photographer. Not only did he photograph me but my 2 year old daughter too which you can probably imagine was a challenge, but Alan was brilliant, he even had chocolate to bribe her with, hahaa. His picture quality is outstanding and would recommend to anyone!

Katrina Dejong
We had an amazing shoot for 3 of my daughters. A very talented photographer who makes you feel very at home and relaxed.

Alicia Barnard
Beautiful images , highly recommend, amazing photographer.

Sophie Webster
Fab photographer! Would definitely recommend, he is so patient with little ones which is important when booking a photographer would definitely like to use again!

Jemma Park
Fantastic local photographer, highly recommended 5/5

Sarah-Jane Dashwood
Lovely photos, lovely clean and fresh.

Serena April Fordham
Amazing photographer! Highly recommended!

Nicky Roberts
Stunning photography with amazing portrait results.

Tierney Wilson
Had a shoot today with Alan; had a lovely day shooting and getting creative. Alan is very welcoming, friendly, excellent host, felt very comfortable and relaxed. He is very knowledgeable about lighting and angles and can tell he has a great passion for his work. As a model that has just started out in the industry he helped me with poses and I have learnt a lot, thank you. Would highly recommend.

Kelsey Laura Smith
Well what can I say? A fantastic host. Awesome studio owner. Intelligent, creative with a huge knowledge of lighting and the industry. Professional, caring and a good chef too!

Had a fabulous day with him enjoyed time with him and managed to get a few awesome portraits. Hoping when I return we get some more time to get creative. Definitely a recommendation!

Sammi Wain
I had a shoot on Wednesday with Alan. It was my second shoot ever and he made me feel extremely comfortable and was very professional in his work. I would 100% recommend Alan.

Jessica Ludlow
I worked with Alan on a shoot with local model Jody Sturman. We created looks through the ages from 1920s through to the '60s.

The shoot was nice and relaxed. In spite of us all having to work quite quickly to create and shoot each look. Alan is very easy to get on with. Made myself and Jody feel very comfortable throughout the shoot. Amazing hospitality, even making us a lovely home made soup with choice of breads which was delicious!!

The images we received back were amazing and they were edited in super speedy time for the amount we selected. So pleased with what we achieved. Alan is highly recommended, I would love to work with him again and I'm sure we will.

Lauren Reeve
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!

Becky Cullen
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 can't 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. Thank You Alan

Jovita Kvasnina
I had the pleasure working with Alan. I love all of the photos he took today! I definitely recommend everyone to work with him, he's a really nice person and amazing photographer. I would love to work with him again.

Callum Batley
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!

Tommy Marques
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 knowledgeable photographer who I would highly recommend!

Kitty Clements
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

Sharelle Greenwood
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. Thanks again Alan

Lucy Nixon
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.

Tanya Dawes
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!

Lindy Pieri
I worked with Alan for the first time on a studio photoshoot - an art deco, 1920’s themed style. Alan is welcoming, talented and great to work with. I really appreciate his inclusive approach in agreeing to work with me as an older model, his view is that creating an image he is pleased with is the most important thing. His images are beautiful, he is a very skilled photographer, dedicated and reliable. Highly recommended and I would love to work with him again. Thank you Alan!

Marwa Ramsi
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!

Michelle Bialan
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!

Vanessa Waller
I've been wanting to work with Alan for a while and I was really happy when he said yes when I asked him. I had to cancel our plan at the last minute for personal reasons and he was very understanding and offered to reschedule. We then managed to meet up last week and I just loved our shoot . We went for a more elegant theme which is very different from what I am used to and I couldn't be happier! The photos are amazing. I can only recommend working with Alan. I would definitely love to work together again.

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.

Julia Bell
I had the pleasure of working with Alan for the first time last week. He is a thoroughly lovely gentleman, very accomplished and expert photographer, and communication was excellent throughout. I hope to be able to work with him again in the future.

Emily Tilsley
Working with Alan was great! I have worked on a couple of shoots now and have enjoyed both. He is great with direction and had fab ideas. Easy to work with and would definitely recommend Alan, fantastic images and very professional photographer!

Roxi-Lola McCormick-Thompson
Had my first shoot with Alan at his house. Took a while to organise due to our busy schedules but that's life. He was very accommodating, had great communication before and after the shoot and the photos also turned out great.

Rebecca King
Had a shoot with Alan on Monday. He was very good with communication before, during and after the shoot. He didn't have a problem with me bringing a chaperone which was lovely. And they got on well. MUA was set up and ready it was a lovely shoot and I would recommend working with Alan. And I hope that we get to work together again soon.

Kirsty Land
Loved working with Alan, very professional and was able to ease my nerves quickly. He arranged a MUA and food and drinks for the day. His ideas are also great! I look forward to working together in the future.

Beth Reeks
I worked with Alan for a day. He was fun, patient, thorough, hard working, spontaneous and worked with me very well. He brought out the best in me. He created some amazing images which I will use again and again for other work. He is a photographic genius and I hope to be able to model again for him.

Katherine Nicholls
I contacted Alan about shooting together and was extremely excited when he said yes! I had my makeup done at his house, then we did some portrait images and later on did some location shots. I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend Alan. He is a fantastic photographer and is very professional.

Kitty Clements
I absolutely loved working with Alan. Not only was he easy to work with but the quality of his images were amazing. I'm new to the modelling industry and he talked me through what he wanted and what we doing. Would definitely recommend him.

Cathy Wilson
Worked with Alan for the first time alongside other female model Nina Taylor and HMUA Laura Allen. Alan was very patient whilst hair and make up was being finished and friendly. Once on location Alan immediately started taking some amazing images and edited over 30 from the shoot for all involved. The range of different images received is also amazing as Alan captured different emotions and sides to both models and the outfits. I would definitely recommend Alan as a professional and good photographer, and work with him again.

Erin Ireland
Alan and I have done a few shoots together now, and I have to admit, he is one of my favourite photographers to work with. He is always punctual and makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. Alan is patient during shoots with animals. His eye for detail speaks volumes and it is clear that he spends a lot of time on the finer details. Highly recommended!

Cally Humphrey
I have now done 2 shoots with Alan. Both times he has made me feel relaxed and comfortable. We first did a shoot involving hats and have now also done a lingerie shoot. I will definitely work with Alan again if the opportunity comes up. His pictures are very well balanced and he is brilliant at editing receiving awards for his work. If you get the chance to work with him take it as you will not be disappointed.

Jess Gooderham
I've had one shoot with Alan and he absolutely brilliant. He made me feel very comfortable and throughout the shoot. He was showing me some of the photos he had taken as we went along. The end results were amazing as well. Definitely recommend Alan!

Callum Batley
Alan is a brilliant photographer, we had a very productive shoot today. I was very pleased to be one of the first male models to work with Alan and was very impressed with his shots. He's a lovely guy and I would highly recommend him to anyone, talkative, inviting and professional. I look forward to seeing the shots we created today and would love to work with him again! Top Marks!

Lydia Cooper
I highly recommend Alan, he is the first photographer that I worked with since posting that I would like to get into the modelling industry.
He is highly professional, considerate and talented. I was extremely nervous on my first photo shoot but Alan made me feel comfortable and we achieved some awesome shots! Alan can achieve lots of different images using different styles of photography so you know each shoot you will achieve something new. Alan is a lovely person yet professional, I recommend him to all!

Jessica Fisher
Alan is not only a great photographer who specialises in portraits, but he is also a genuine person which makes working together a pleasure. He is friendly and easy to get along with and produces high quality images. I would recommend him highly to any model wishing portfolio pictures.

Elizabeth Sankbeil Cates
Wonderful, and accommodating. I had my head shots test shoot last week with Alan and I couldn't be happier. He packed up his portable studio and come to my house to shoot since I am five months pregnant. He was fun and a great pleasure to work with. He brought along his MUA and she did a swell job! Alan made me feel comfortable and happy with the results. Very fast get back in images, and glad to and something different to my portfolio. Highly recommended

Nadia Rose
Alan is very talented with lighting. I was impressed by his professionalism and the way in which he works to such a high standard. He is a great photographer and really deserves to go far. I hope we can work again soon when the weather gets brighter again.

Kimberley Johnstone
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for working with me, I enjoyed the shoot so much and it was a honour to work with a man of your skills. I hope to have the pleasure of working with you again.

Donna Thompson
WOW WOW WOW you are the best photographer I have ever worked with thank you for making my upcoming birthday so special.

Sara Gonzalez
I had an amazing shoot today with Alan, very professional and fun. I love all of the photos he took today! I definitely recommend everyone to work with him, he's a really nice person and amazing photographer. I would love to work with him again in the near future.

Shannon Harwood
This photographer is fantastic. I had one of the best shoots possible and came away with some awesome images. Alan made me feel so at ease and time flew by which is a good sign! Would recommend to any model and I wouldn't hesitate to have future shoots with Alan. Very professional at all times.

Rebecca Lake
I've had quite a few shoots lately, however my most recent shoot was with a photographer Alan Lyall. He was amazing to work with and I would definitely recommend him. It was my first studio shoot, however he made me feel completely comfortable and gave me direction whilst I got used to being in a studio, in front of the camera. He took some great photos of me which I love and I'm really impressed with the end result.

Wednesday Batchelor
Alan has an excellent attention to detail and a real eye for a good picture. He was very professional to work with and it was a pleasure to collaborate. I would definitely recommend and look forward to working together in the future!

Jody Sturman
I had a great time working together with Alan, I felt comfortable and relaxed the whole shoot. He is very professional and knows his stuff to do with photography. A very down to earth person as well. I would totally recommend him as his photography is great!!!!