SM2 Studio was created in 2007, by photographer Stuart Manley and marketing manager Shaun Mallen. Stuart was a freelance photographer with over a decade of experience after graduating from Derby University and spending a number of years working for the press in London. Shaun worked in the B2B publishing sector and realised there was an opportunity to combine his networking abilities with Stuart's talent.

Since its inception, SM2 has gone on to provide stunning photography work for some of the UK's best design and marketing agencies, as well as working directly with the some well-known clients including Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, SealSkinz and the multi-award winning Lasan Restaurant to name just a few.