Portraits in the studio or on location, and really very good wedding photography from a proper professional photographer.

Beautiful, relaxed boudoir photography to make you look and feel amazing.

Commercial photography services tailored to the needs of the company, for websites, promotional material, PR and more.

Please get in touch for an initial chat, or look at some of our latest work on the blog.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Full-time Professional Photographer
  • Own Studio
  • Excellent service

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers)

Serviced Areas

  • folkestone, kent, sussex, surrey, london

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Debit Cards, MasterCard, VISA, Credit Cards Accepted

Contact Details

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  Person Tim Hensel
  City Folkestone
  Postcode SK22 4NS
  Address The Workshop, 32-40 Tontine Street
  Phone Number 01303 766130
  Mobile 07966 778445

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Tim Hensel

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Hello!

Products & Services

Portrait

I’m not a corporate portrait studio with a shiny high street premesis and salespeople to match, nor am I someone who’ll sternly order you about. I much prefer a more natural approach, I want you to be you.

I’m a full-time professional photographer and have been for nearly 10 years. We can either shoot on location; or use my studio at my home in Folkestone.


Wedding

I’ve been a full-time professional wedding photographer for all that time, and my own style has bubbled to the surface: something natural, creative, relaxed and a bit… different. By style I don’t just mean the photographs – though of course they’re of paramount importance – but also how I approach every wedding, and how I engage with it on the day.

  • I would recommend this business

Wow amazing pictures. Tim and his colleague did an amazing job with all the pictures they took of my wedding day. You hardly knew they were there. So many amazing pictures to choose from to put into the album.Thank you again Tim.

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  • I would recommend this business

I have known Tim for a number of years and knew we would be getting something special from him. He surpassed all expectations and captured moments that only a true professional knows how to capture. Thanks again for everything

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  • I would recommend this business

Tim was the photographer for our wedding at Thornsett Fields Farm on 30 June this year, and we could not be more delighted with everything he has done. He immediately puts everyone at ease, and is a lot of fun to have around on your day; he is also a firm believer that your wedding day should be about enjoying the celebrations and not spending hours taking pictures, which is something that was really important to us and he was as good as his word!
The photographs he has produced of our day are absolutely phenomenal - with a great blend of documentary style and more traditional portraits, we really feel like Tim captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly (there aren’t many pictures where people aren’t laughing!). I don’t think there’s been a day since where we haven’t looked at them and loved them a little bit more!
We also asked Tim to create a Fusion movie of the day, and having now seen the results, would recommend everyone to have one. It is such an amazing way to look back on your day, and see snippets you had either forgotten or didn’t get to see first time around: we’re so happy with ours!
On top of all of this, Tim has also been fantastic both before and after the wedding. He is always quick to reply, has plenty of great ideas but will never impose – he gets that it’s all about you – and turnaround of photos and Fusion movie has been so fast.
So a huge thank you, Tim. You’ve captured so many happy memories for us and we’re so grateful!

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  • I would recommend this business

We picked Tim off the internet with several others. Tim contacted us very promptly and after speaking with him it became clear he was the man for the job. Very approachable and accommodating. When I broached the subject that the bride and groom were in their eighties he bounced back with one of his first weddings was a relative around the same age which gave a confidence boost. On the day we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Fitted in straight away and his skill at knowing how to work the wedding party was first class. We definitely made the right choice. Tim has everything in a professional photographer and excellent value for money. Look no further he is the person you want Thanks Tim.

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  • I would recommend this business

Tim is a super chap who makes you feel at ease if your camera shy and don't like your photo taken. Tim is there to ensure he gets the most natural and fun images with a little bit of something different along the way. He has a fantastic eye on what will work in the environment he works in.
Tim is fantastic at his job, listens to your requirements and works to your plan and always adding ideas to get the best images of your day.
With his relaxed and funny sense of humour I have no hesitation in recommending Tim for weddings or any event. You will not be dissapointed.

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  • I would recommend this business

Tim did the Photography at my Brother's Wedding and my Best Friend's Wedding. He is absolutely fantastic. The pictures are the best I have ever seen. He is absolutely incredible. Tim is charming, kind, generous and fitted in superbly with all the guests at both events. He really works with the space to get the best pictures possible. I will definitely be ordering some up myself. If I ever get married I know who will be doing the pictures at my Wedding. Thank you Tim for making both Weddings so special and memorable. I highly recommend Tim for your Wedding Pictures, you absolutely won't regret it!

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  • I would recommend this business

Tim helped us all feel really relaxed which resulted in some of the most beautiful pictures of me my sisters and niece. I would definitely use Tim again.

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  • I would recommend this business

Our wedding photos are fantastic. Tim has done an incredible job and makes everyone at ease on the day. He has done all our family events and done a fantastic job every time

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Customer Testimonials

I can not stress enough how fantastic the whole process of working with Tim on our Wedding Photos has been. From our first introductory meeting right through to the final album, Tim has been everything you could possibly want from a wedding photographer. The quality of his work is exceptional and the personable and friendly way he dealt with us throughout the process and more pertinently with all our guests on the actual wedding day was outstanding. If you are looking for a professional, friendly and innovative photographer that understands and appreciates your own personal requirements and delivers the best quality products on the market at a value for money price then Tim Hensel is this photographer. Ted Mitchell


Tim was the photographer at the Wedding - he did a brilliant job, great with all the guests, friendly and very accommodating. From start to finish, it's been an absolute pleasure. We are so chuffed with the photos, exactly what we wanted - natural, relaxed photos that captured the happiness and atmosphere of the day perfectly. We can't recommend him highly enough! Thanks for everything, Tim.


Tim is an amazing photographer and captured our day perfectly. He is a fantastic guy and truly put us at ease throughout our wedding celebrations. Tim stayed longer than planned in order to get the perfect shots with the evening sunlight. Our photos are stunning and our fusion movie is breathtaking! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tim! Thank you so much!

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From Our Website

If you're looking for the perfect wedding photographer in Kent or the south east, you've come to the right place. I honestly believe I'm not like all the others. I'm from a family of artists, creativity runs in my blood. I'm also a thoroughly decent chap and will always listen to your wishes and ideas to make sure the day belongs to you. Emotions are intangible things. You can't actually photograph them. But if you get it right, a photo can move you back to where you were then so you feel the same feeling.


My name is Tim. If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Kent, or a studio photographer Folkestone way, in London or the south East, then come on in and take shelter from the search engines! After nine years as a wedding photographer in the Peak District, I said hello to the coast and the distant views of France and settled in Folkestone with my better half, two tiny replicas of ourselves and our cats, Austin and Mousey. When I'm not taking photos I'm often found under my car covered in oil, or under my children covered in jam.


Being a wedding photographer in Kent is, as you can imagine, filled with extremes. I want to share this with you here. I've worked as a wedding photographer in Kent, Folkestone, Derbyshire, Cheshire and many other places I've been asked to travel to. These are some of my favourite images from the weddings I've photographed in the past and more recently, I hope you like them too. Although portraits of brides and grooms make up a big part of my portfolio, most of my time at weddings is spent taking natural photos, documenting the day as it unfolds.


I've carefully crafted my packages to offer things you might like. For example, they always include a complete set of edited high-resolution photos on a custom USB, for you to print and share. There are beautiful bespoke albums and options for a second photographer, engagement shoot and more. For full pricing information, please contact me and I'll personally send you the info and answer any queries you might have. Customise your wedding package to your heart's content, so it's just right for you: everything you need, nothing you don't.


I'm Tim Hensel, (probably) the finest portrait photographer Kent, Folkestone and the surrounding areas have to offer. My studio nestles comfortably within Folkestone's thriving Creative Quarter and I can also travel further afield in pursuit of the perfect shoot for you, your family or even your pet pug, Derek. Finding a portrait photographer in Kent, or indeed elsewhere, who will work with you to create and capture that perfect moment, mood and setting can be a challenge. That's why I encourage you to give me a call or email to discuss your ideas, expectations and any questions you may have before you book.