Solihull Portraits - This is our site for anything other than weddings including portraits, special events and commercial photography. Families, headshots for your business and PR photography.

Van Rensburg Films - Stefan and Nadine are our favourite videographers. If you want a separate video team from us as your stills photographers they're who we'd choose!

Fabulous wedding venues

Hampton Manor - One of our favourite venues, Hampton Manor is an imposing and beautiful country estate with modern, stylish decor and gorgeous period details. The staff are dedicated and passionate about excellent food and service. They're good friends of ours.

Mythe Barn - Recently opened in Leciestershire and refurbished, designed and built to be the perfect barn venue. Big, light, airy rooms that hold plenty of guests, lovely gardens and courtyard and a great team.

Swallow's Nest Barn - A relatively new barn venue with stylish decor and an intimate feeling. Glass, wood and modern touches. My cousin Susie and her husband Paul were married here and we had a great time!

Dodmoor House - We've been photographing weddings at Dodmoor house since it opened in 2005. It's one of the best country barn venues in the UK and frequently wins industry awards. A lovely courtyard setting, but what really shines is the coordinators there who are the best in the business. You'll feel like old friends as soon as you meet them.

Nuthurst Grange - A favourite venue very close to us in Hockley Heath. With the old house just rennovated to provide a much larger, lighter dining room and the new suite and gardens, they're expanding and providing lovely country house weddings.

Things to wear

Platinum Brides - Our favourite dress shop. When Kate was looking for her dress Xanthe and Joan were wonderful and helped her find the perfect wedding dress with a can-do attitude. This is a tricky business and very important stuff. They made it a treat.

Newey's Jewellers - A personal recommendation from us and so many couples we've spoken to. A great team who were keen to make sure we left with exactly what we wanted.


Dave Clarke DJ - Dave is a great DJ who you’ll often find working at Hampton Manor and other great places. He’s lots of fun, plays great music and has a rig which sounds and looks great. Picking a good DJ is really important for the evening to go well, and Dave always does a fantastic job.

Lee Osborne, wedding singer – We met Lee when he sang for Steph and Sam and their guests in May. He sings the great Frank, Dean, Otis stuff plus modern classics and has a great voice. He’s also a gentleman and incredibly polite fellow. Granted, Sam and Steph’s friends are just plain awesome anyway. But nonetheless, we’ve never seen a solo performer get the crowd on the dancefloor more quickly and enjoyably than he did.

food and drink

Ben the cake man - Ben creates amazing cakes that look and taste delicious. We've photographed lots of them, especially at Hampton Manor, and everyone is always impressed. A favourite is the pile of freshly chopped logs complete with the couples initials carved in the bark. We think it should be cut with an axe rather than a knife because it looks so real.

Kemp & Kemp - A wonderful caterer who makes gorgeous food for weddings at locations all over the place. If you're planning a marquee or a wedding in an unusual location have them provide a delicious meal that will impress your guests.