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UK Model Folios, Miss London and Karen Karmody Collaboration

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Thanks to GaetanoAdinolfi, our fabulous Italian Agent, UK Model Folios are flying high in Italian press.

Check out our images photographed by celebrity photographer and UK Model Folios‘ prize possession, Alan Strutt of Rissikat Bade in stunning Karen Karmody (official designer for Miss England, Miss World’s dresses this year) featured on Zimbio

Read the article here and for more info on booking Alan Strutt please contact us 

Eco Friendly on Another Level

Last night UK Model Folios attended the first evening of the Miss England 2011 finals at the Birmingham NEC and were in awe of the 61 eco-friendly creations created and warn by the stunning finalists. The pieces were undoubtedly amazing and presented the judges, which included celebrity photographer Alan Strutt, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Richard Farley and Miss World with an exceptionally hard decision of selecting a final five, and then a winner. The winner received £500 and a fast-track through the competition in to the final 15 contestants, one of whom tonight will be crowned Miss England 2011.

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After the outfits paraded the catwalk, including floor length gowns created solely from magazines and newspapers, a skirt and boob tube with matching cape soldered with record vinyls, a dress and hat of playing cards, and a prom-style tutu dress created from an umbrella, the judges decision was so hard that they had to choose a final twelve as oppose to a final five.

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After the top eco-finalists, including Miss London Rissikat Bade strutted their stuff on the catwalk one more time, the decision was made and Miss Liverpool Sarah Farley was chosen as a deserved winner. Patriotic Sarah’s outfit, constructed from Liverpool newspaper Echo, was designed with her city in mind and whom she represents in the Miss England contest. Sarah thanked Liverpool for Its support and said her outfit represents her love and respect for her hometown. For us, the audience, we watched in awe at her amazing creation and effort that went in to producing this incredible ensemble of a Hawaiian-hula style outfit, and notably her enviable figure that found her in the top ten of the Miss England Best Beach Body competition.

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Take a look at some of the exclusive shots snapped by UK Model Folios photographer Roy Strutt and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook tonight as we report directly from backstage and our VIP table at the Miss England 2011 finals

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Behind-the-Scenes At Miss England 2011, Birmingham NEC

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The Miss England 2011 finals are almost here, just one day away. Today sixty stunning finalists gathered at the Birmingham NEC to rehearse for what is the biggest event in the pageant world and UK Model Folios were there to capture it all exclusively to share with you.

This year UK Model Folios have been offered the opportunity to offer their services independently at the Miss England finals capturing those ‘what really goes on behind-the-scenes?’ shots and professional portraits of the ladies in That infamous evening gown. We advance our thanks to our amazing photographers Roy Strutt, Costas Constantinou and Antony Michael for their photography skills and support of UK Model Folios, and of course this event.

Today we wanted to share with you a quick glimpse of what happened at the rehearsals for the Eco Round- the opportunity for finalists to showcase their bespoke creations from recyclable materials. The rehearsals give them an opportunity to learn choreography and strut their stuff on the catwalk to a panel of highly credible judges who tomorrow evening will have the extremely difficult task of choosing the lady who will represent England for the year ahead and at Miss World 2011, which even more exciting for us Brits will be held in London.

Check out just a few of our shots below snapped by the fabulous photographer Roy Strutt and come back tomorrow for the result and first-hand shots of what happened at Miss England 2011!

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Baby, Toddler and Family Location Shoots with Roy Strutt

Roy Strutt has recently joined the UK Model Folios family to specialise in extravagant portraiture for babies, toddlers and families. A specialist in wedding photography, Roy discovered his love for location shooting with families during ceremonies and wedding receptions. He loves the thrill of seeing a parent’s face after he captures the love between them and their child- it really is something quite special.

UK Model Folios offer studio shoots, which are great for starting a baby/ toddler portfolio i.e. for clean background shots etc, however as a more bespoke service for those families wanting something a little different and more memorable we are now offering location shoots, specifically shot in either your own or Roy’s luxurious Essex home. We find the pictures produced in a familiar and relaxing atmosphere where a child can play normally with toys or pet their animals, are the best.

On Friday 17th, Roy shot my two year old nephew Frankie-James. Teething, just woken up and a little disorientated I witnessed first-hand how little people can be far more unreliable when it comes to adjusting to the camera straightaway, however thanks to Roy’s calming, patient and kind nature, offering Frankie lots of toys and animals to play with he gradually came out of his shell and we were able to capture some of the following beautiful and truly memorable shots for my families walls.

 

For more information on booking a baby, toddler or family shoot with Roy please contact us info@ukm0delfolios.co.uk

LEAH LINTON: FIRST SHOOT AND I’M SIGNED!

Like many models, Leah in the past has struggled to find both a reputable portfolio and modelling agency, however after she attended a casting for Celeb Agents and met UKMF photographers Roy Strutt and Antony Michael she felt very confident that this was the agency she wanted to sign with, and the portfolio company she wanted to use. Since UK Model Folios work closely with Celeb Agents shooting their clients, we offered Leah an exclusive package and now she not only has a fabulous portfolio but moreover has been signed to a management she is very confident will lead her in the direction she wants to go in. As always we like to get some detailed feedback from our clients and report their experience back to you. And so without further ado, please read on for Leah’s experience with UK Model Folios.

For more information on booking a shoot with Roy Strutt or joining an agency like Celeb Agents, please contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

Hi Leah! How are you today?

I’m fantastic, thank you!

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Well, I’m a full-time glamour model from Essex. I’ve been off the scene for a while but I’m back with a bang and ready for action! I hope 2011 is my year!

What encouraged you to book a shoot with UK Model Folios?

I attended a casting for Celeb Agents and photographer Roy Strutt was on-hand to take a few snapshots of the girls, I really enjoyed shooting with him and after I was selected by the agency to join their books I saw it as the perfect opportunity to work with Roy again, and decided to book him through UKMF.

How easy was it to book a shoot with UKMF?

I found it very straightforward to book my shoot because just as extremely professional everyone is there, they are also really friendly and easy to talk to.

When your portfolio next needs updating will you use UKMF again?

I will absolutely be using UK Model Folios when my portfolio needs updating. Not only did I really enjoy my shoot with them but also I found myself not wanting it to end!

Why do you feel you got excellent value for money?

In this industry there are a lot of people who want to exploit young models like myself so when you find a great company to work with it’s a blessing as its very frustrating when you have spent a fortune and you’re not happy with the end results. UKMF really impressed me and I was so happy with absolutely everything – from the service to my final images.

How did you find working with our photographer, Roy Strutt?

Because I had previously shot with Roy I found him really easy to work with. Often female models find it a bit intimidating working so closely with a male photographer but with Roy this definitely was not the case! He is such an experienced photographer and extremely professional. This automatically put me at ease and allowed me to love the shoot.

What was your favourite thing about your shoot and why?

I’d say the overall experience combined was the best bit and of course my fabulous new pictures!

How did you decide to have your hair and make-up styled?

I always know how I want to be styled but this time I decided to have three different looks to show my versatility as a model.

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Why did you like your hair and make-up?

I loved my hair and make up because the hair and make-up artist listened to me and created the looks I wanted.

Did you get on with both the photographer and the hair and make-up artist?

I got on extremely well with Eva, which I was really happy about – let me tell you; there’s nothing worse then not getting on with a photographer and hair and make-up artist!

Which is your favourite picture and why?

I love all of pictures but I’d probably say the headshots were my favourite, even though I had really natural make-up (which I’m not used to) I still felt and looked amazing!

Overall, what was your favourite thing about the UK Model Folios service?

I’d have to say the fact that everyone is so friendly, helpful and professional.

Why do you feel it’s important for young models like yourself to have a professional yet friendly service such as UKMF to guide you with your modelling career?

It’s very important! There are too many people in the industry just concerned with making money and how we feel as customers to their service is overlooked but UKMF actually care. They take the time to listen to you and ensure you’re getting what you want for your money. It’s very difficult to know who to trust in the industry but I know I can trust this company and as a result have already gone back to ask for their advice and help on other areas of my career. They are VERY experienced in all areas of the celebrity model market so for young models like myself, you couldn’t hope to find a better company.

If you could describe your experience with UKMF in three words which would they be and why?

Fun, relaxed and professional.

Finally, feel free to add any more comments on your experience with UK Model Folios.

I’d like to thank the whole team for such a wonderful experience. xx

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