For contemporary wedding,
lifestyle and portrait photography in Warwickshire and the West Midlands
planning to tie the knot in the run up to the new millennium may find themselves vying
with the photographer for the title of best dressed man - thanks to the first deal of its
kind struck in Warwickshire.
Avon Studios in Wellesbourne has become the first photographic studio in the county to
team up with a menswear specialist to ensure its staff look as stylish as the bridal
Stratford firm Richard Paul Menswear has supplied all the Kineton Road studio's wedding
photographers with dazzling gold, silver and blue patterned morning suits, which they will
wear at all the formal weddings they attend in the coming year.
"We like to blend in with the bridal party on a couple's special day,"
explained Avon Studios manager Andrew Sheppard. "The last thing the bride and groom
want is some scruff letting the side down. The newlyweds, their friends and family have
all made a special effort to look their best. We think it's only right that we should do
'If, on the other hand, it is a more informal occasion, we respect the couple's wishes
and make sure we dress appropriately."
Fortunately Andrew, whose clients include the Teletubbies, doesn't take the dress code
too far and try to blend in with all the environments in which he works. He might find it
difficult to remove the lens cap in a Dipsy outfit.