Solihull Portraits, Events & Commercial Photography

Welcome! I’m Richard and I’m a photographer who specialises in relaxed, fun photographs of real people. I’m based in Solihull near Birmingham in the West Midlands, but I go all over the place. Solihull Portraits is just a catchy name.

The people I photograph I find at special events, corporate shoots, or have got in touch looking for family portraits. But whatever the shoot, the important thing is to get you feeling at ease fast, so you can enjoy yourselves and really be ‘you’. These are the photos people are looking for, and working with people who don’t usually like having their photograph taken is something I’m especially proud of.

The best place to see my latest work is the blog. There’s also a menu right at the bottom right of this website that lets you choose the kind of photography posts you’re most interested in.

Solihull portraits family photos

Helen, Ed and Charlie Bear

Richard Shephard, PhotographerI’ve been a photographer ever since I was a kid, but I’ve been a professional photographer for over thirteen¬†years now. The world of photography has changed immensely in that time. Digital cameras are fantastic, and instant sharing is loads of fun. But when it comes to special photographs – the ones you will keep for a lifetime – some things have always been the same.

People want to be looked after, made to laugh, allowed to enjoy themselves, and feel they are in safe hands. Professionally printed and produced images look stunning, and beat the home made versions any day. If you have a portrait shoot or a special event in mind, please give me a call and we can arrange your photoshoot. Thanks! Richard

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