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AMY WILLERTON, I’M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE

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As you may or may not be aware, Amy Willerton is more than just a model to us, she’s part of our UK Model Folios family. We are so proud of how she has conducted herself in the jungle thus far, despite being a victim of some clear mistreatment by other camp Members.

We met Amy through sponsoring the Miss London beauty pageant (regional heat for Miss England and Miss World). We spotted from the offset she had that certain something; the ‘X-Factor’ if you will, and we were right.

Travelling to Thailand with Amy after she won a photoshoot with us and Alan Strutt to shoot there was a real highlight. It was on those stunning beaches we shot her debut calendar and spent time really getting to know the real Amy.

Here’s some of our highlights! #TeamAmy x

WHAT A TEAM! MARK WRIGHT AND MICHELLE KEEGAN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT BY ALAN STRUTT

What a fabulous team our Fay Hill and the phenomenal celebrity Photographer Alan Strutt make.

Check out Alan’s latest exclusive cover shoot for Hello! Magazine of the perfect coupling, Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan!

And be sure to watch Fay’s behind-the-scene’s video of the day…

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MICHELLE KEEGAN SHOT BY ALAN STRUTT

Alan Strutt has been on a whirlwind (as always) shooting the most beautiful celebrities on the most stunning locations.

Check out this picture of the gorgeous Michelle Keegan shot by Alan in the Caribbean, page 3 in The Sun.

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SAMANTHA WOMACK, HELLO! MAGAZINE

Always a pleasure, never a chore. That is indeed our motto when it comes to work, particularly when one is fortunate enough to be commissioned to join Alan Strutt and Samantha Womack on a photoshoot for Hello! Magazine in Portugal’s hidden Heaven- Juicy Oasis. Home and baby of the iconic juice master, Jason Vale, take a look at the behind-the-scenes video we shot of the stunning photoshoot and for the full images and interview pick up this week’s Hello!

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THE STYLE ICON, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham- the Spice Girl every mini diva wanted to be, the woman who took the surname of the man every human in their right mind would like to marry (David Beckham, just incase you didn’t know). And now, she is a household fashion icon with her own label adorned by not even your regular celebs, but A+ Listers such as the ultimate of pretty women, Julia Roberts.

I only have three Celebrity ‘would-like-to-meets’ and VB is one of them so you can imagine my excitement when I was lucky enough to work alongside Photographer Alan Strutt on a photoshoot with the lady herself for Hello! Magazine at the British Fashion Awards. Victoria was in very high spirits after just being crowned Designer Brand of the Year, and she even complimented my outfit (a Karl Lagerfeld TK Maxx bargain, but whatever). Needless to say, I walked away a very fulfilled little lady that evening, so much so I threatened early retirement until I realised since I was on a ‘winning streak’, my hopes of working on the next Vogue cover shoot with Adele could still happen… Two years later I’m still chasing that dream.

Anyway, bearing all of the above in mind, I am adult enough to admit I no longer like VB- I do not even love VB- I am actually a little (if not totally) obsessed with VB! Her style, her charisma, her ability not to smile but still look super cool; the way she carries her Mini Me, Harper around on her hip wherever she goes. And if this isn’t enough for me to convince you, I wanted to appear even crazier by creating a montage of the Queen of Fashion.

Mrs Victoria Beckham, your Fashion Bunnies salute you! x

CLIENT TRUST

It is common, particularly for newbie or amateur models to come and visit us at UK MODEL FOLIOS with an established look. The most difficult thing for them is to allow us to take over and create something different that says, ‘model’ and usually means stepping away completely from what they have been used to creating themselves.

Think of it as Tyra Banks in ANTM- everyone loves the makeover episode, right? And theĀ truth is, how many times have you ever looked at the makeovers and thought Tyra was wrong? Exactly, never!

Our favourite recent makeover was for model Claire Leeson AKA Kymberly Fox. Half Mexican, half St Lucian mix, she has stunning natural features but much to Claire’s dismay short hair.

Claire arrived with an array of 18″ plus extensions and wigs convincing us they look great on her because they are natural hair. And don’t get us wrong, from the pictures Claire had sent of her alter-ego Kymberly, Kym does look fab in the wigs- but what about Claire? Claire clearly was missing how beautiful she was and as a result, had been hiding behind the wigs and huge eyelashes. Her icon is Kim Kardashian and though she didn’t want to be seen as a Kim wannabe, she was subconsciously mimicing her and in the process, overriding her own attributes.

Luckily, Claire is one of the sweetest souls and was totally up for us using her natural beauty to create somewhat of a transformation for our lens. It was so great to have her leave not only smiling ear-to-ear because of her fabulous shots but also to hear her say, how much she loves her new look and is going to rock all the different styles we showed her she can create with her gorgeous, edgy fro.

Check out some of our fab shots!

PHOTOGRAPHER UK Model Folios

STYLIST/ ART DIRECTOR Fay Hill

HMU ARTIST Sarah CatherallĀ 

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STEFANIE DAKOTA ON MAXIM By UK MODEL FOLIOS

Check out super gorgeous lingerie/ swimwear model Stefanie Dakota in her MAXIM feature shot by UK MODEL FOLIOS in the Caribbean here!

 

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Stefanie Dakota Debut 2013 Calendar

Check it out- the 2013 debut calendar of the gorgeous swimwear model, Stefanie Dakota shot by Alan Strutt in the Caribbean and produced by UK Model Folios

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Imogen Donnell Photoshoot with UK Model Folios

Take a look at some of the fab shots from Imogen’s UK Model Folios shoot

Fay L. Hill Every Model Magazine Column, ‘The Biggest Shoot of My Life’

Read all about Fay and Callum Hill’s beautiful wedding day in the leading industry magazine, Every Model Magazine, out now!

Click here for the full article and to read the magazine online

To enquire about wedding photography for your special day contact us

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