photography / graphic design


We can take care of your whole event with striking designs and quality print products.

Producing beautiful photographic prints and albums isn’t all we do at Mence Photography & Design, we have a full design service for all printing in Durham. Whether you’re planning an event and need quality promotional materials, unique invitations and thank you cards or a bespoke piece of artwork to display in your home, we can design and produce the perfect piece to your specific requirements. Working with a trusted selection of print partners allows us to offer an unparalleled choice of promotional, personal and home decoration products with great quality,

competitive prices and the personal service you would expect. We offer solutions for bespoke wedding invitations, invite cards, photo books and personal stationery as well as end-to-end promotional projects for corporate events, printing for restaurants and hospitality, promotional apparel and t-shirts and more bespoke projects and display items like framing and mounts. We offer many products and all of our projects are quoted on request. If you need a free initial consultation or just a quote for your project we would be happy to help and we’ll guide you through the process.


We know image is everything when it comes to promoting your event or business. Our printed range includes posters, leaflets, business cards, booklets and mailers with an exhaustive range of specifications and finishes.


Whether it’s personal or for business we can offer the appropriate solution for your printed correspondence. We can produce hand-assembled Orders of Service for your wedding or high quality corporate stationery at high volumes.


We are used to working with venues and events organisers and can provide printed materials for the hospitality trade, either for a specific event or as a normal run of menus, promos and PoS materials.


Printed t-shirts and bespoke garments make great gifts or reminders of your event, or can even help promote it. We offer orders of one copy for personal gifts up to hundreds for corporate shows or uniforms.


If you’re thinking about decorating or just buying the perfect gift we can provide you with a range of ideas including photo frames, canvas prints and wall mounts, including metal and bamboo panels.


If you have an idea that we don’t cover in our usual stock just get in touch and we can help make it a reality. We provide bespoke artwork and photo editing services and can advise on the most appropriate display medium for your project.


Alan is fantastic to work with, the images are brilliant and the entire shoot was such a great experience! Cannot wait to shoot with him again.

Pixie Moulding
Such a relaxed shoot! Was amazing will definitely be working with Alan again, takes amazing photos and is a very friendly face!☺️

Steph Alderton
I suggested Alan for an extensive product photoshoot at my company, based on a recommendation from a colleague in another company. It was half creative/model and half lightbox-based detail work on a variety of products, both clothing and accessories. Having gone through a lot of photographers who have balked at the more boring prospect of many tens of detail shots, Alan got stuck right in. His attention to detail was impressive, he offered plenty advice on what a customer would want to see and how to shoot it, and his command of a studio with models running in and out every 5 minutes is level headed and efficient, all while showing a great flair for fun and creativity. We'll fetch him back in without hesitation should we need more work done, our photos get a lot of compliments.

Paul Lawson
Alan Mence is a wonderful photographer at all stages of the process. I was lucky enough to be in his DC comics themed photo shoot and in taking the photos he was incredibly helpful and clear in his direction without being in any way pushy. His ideas were imaginative and he made me feel very comfortable. When I received the photographs I was able to see the amazing job he did in the editing process, making each image really come alive by adding dramatic backgrounds that fitted his theme and even managing to change the style of the costume when a more heavily armoured costume suited the image. I definitely intend to work with him again and would recommend that others do so as the experience and images provided are of an extremely high quality.

Fleur Noire
I've worked with Alan a number of times, most recently on the Marvel and DC Characters poster artwork, where I had little input but was able to see the process from the beginning. He's just a pro to work with, has some excellent ideas and the drive to make a perfect piece of work down to last detail. The project was a brilliant experience and I can't wait to see the next one. If you want someone to offer truly original ideas or take your photography commission to the next level I can't recommend him highly enough.

I've worked with Alan twice as a model and he is joy to work with. He gives clear directions, has inventive and interesting ideas, is friendly, professional and listens to you - something with doesn't happen as often as it should in this business. If you're after a portfolio, portrait or a specific themed piece (as I was) then you won't regret going to Mence Photography & Design. For reference, the Catwoman and Thanos pieces are mine and I am very happy with them.

Jo Yelland


If you need printing in Durham and the service you require is not listed above feel free to contact us as we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

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Mence Photography & Design

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