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Amy Willerton
Amy Willerton

We spotted Amy Willerton at the Clothes show when she was just 15 years old. We were the first to photograph Amy and she has been back to us several times.

FOTHG Winner 2017/2018

Face Of The Hair Group 2017/2018 winner Holly James stormed the runway and pulled off some stunning looks. Travelling all the way from Stoke In Trent Holly made the effort to travel to the studio multiple times over the competition… clearly paid off!

FOTHG 2018 Entire

This is another example of our teams creativity. With one of the UK’s largest studios we can achieve looks you never thought were possible organically.

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Were proud to have one of the largest portrait studios in the UK, our studio sets are packed with state of the art equipment. With over 25 flash heads and every lighting modifier you can think of were ready to shoot even the most challenging projects. With bespoke sets including a barn, a bedroom and real London Taxi we have a massive and diverse selection of sets we have available to shoot on, and can create and bespoke sets specifically designed for you shoot and concept.

Our studio is conveniently located in Watford just 3 minutes off Junction 5 of the M1, we are also in close proximity from the train station.

Our Incredible studio has amazing facilities and is located just outside London with easy access from Train Stations and just 3 minutes off junction 5 of the M1.

Amazing Sets

With bespoke sets including a barn, a bedroom and a real London Taxi we have a massive and diverse selection of sets available to shoot on.

Make Up Suite

Our studio is equipped with private makeup suites where our clients have makeup applied by our incredibly talented team of makeup artists.

Only the best industry leading products are used to create the looks we achieve.



Charlie Kaufman FSWPP Hons Studio Director

Charlie is the founder and owner of the Click and Fresh Groups, Pet Group and Hair and Beauty Groups. He is also the founder of the UK’s largest fashion Studio, the Fresh Academy. With over two decades of experience behind the lens, over15 years of solid marketing knowledge and being instrumental in setting up numerous studios, Charlie is a true all-rounder. He has also benefited from lecturing in photographic sales and marketing for numerous years. In 2012 Charlie was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The Societies in recognition of his business innovations for the photographic industry.

Charlie has been in the industry for over 22 years and has a huge resume, from shooting with Errol Douglas to being the first to spot and shoot supermodel Amy Willerton, Charlie has an amazing portfolio that boasts some of the finest talents in the hair and fashion industry.

Charlie is renown fashion, portrait and function photographer with an SWPP Honours (only a handful of photographers have been awarded this title!), his work has been published in publications such as “The Times”, “The Daily Mail”, “Glamour”, “Elle” and cosmopolitan. Your in for a treat if your lucky enough to have Charlie as your photographer when you shoot at our studio.

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Nick Alexander – Art Director

“The Creative One”

Nick spends most of his time in the Studio and is a self confessed lighting geek! Nick isn’t afraid getting his hands dirty and love’s trying new idea’s, equipment will be moved and the studio will have been well used by the time he’s done in a shoot. If your adventurous and confident Nick will be the perfect photographer for you.

His portfolios shows an extraordinarily strong portfolio ranging from high end Hair and Beauty work to stunning Fine Art Portraiture. His love for photography has been the driving force behind some truly remarkable imagery.

Nick’s accolades include a string of awards as well as work featured by top international Brands such as Wella and shot some of the most exciting fashion Catwalk shows in the world including “The Emerging Trends Show” in Paris, New York and London.

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Hope Taylor – Photographer

“The Organised One”

Hope’s work keeps going from strength to strength, after completing her A Levels in Photography, Business and Art she left the UK to travel the world and upon her return has worked in commercial studios and shot newborn art under the UK’s largest Newborn Photography Company. Hope has been a part of the team here at Model Portfolios UK for a year now and has shown herself to be a very capable and talented young photographer.

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Jade Harding – Photographer

Jade has spent almost a year training with Nick in the studio, she has developed a keen eye for detail and her lighting is already stronger than most photographers despite her young age!

Jade’s passion for photography is the driving force behind her ever developing portfolio, talent in the making… this space! 

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Charlotte Talbot – Portfolio Consultant

“Putting a friendly face to the voice on the phone” 😊


Charlotte is our portfolio and booking consultant, if you’ve been on the phone to us then you’ve probably spoken to Charlotte. Her warm and bubbly manner makes her approachable and easy to talk to, Charlotte will explain our process, answer any questions you may have and can put you in touch with our photographers and production team.


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Do you have what it takes to become a model?

Are you clued up on the requirements, specifications and demands of the industry?

Look no further, our guide to modelling is just what you need

Watch the demo video below to see the steps it takes to become a model, if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our portfolio consultants please fill the form in and we will be in touch soon.

How to become a model?

There has never been a better time to become a model. Since the growth of the internet, online shopping, and advertising, Commercial models have become more and more in demand. However, it has probably also never been more frustrating for an aspiring model to know how to get started or who to trust as the industry has all moved online. This is why our services have never been more in demand.

If you register today, then our team will assess your application, and you will be contacted by one of our new faces team within three working days if they believe you could benefit from our support.

Is modelling for you?
It’s harder than it looks.

The first thing you need to do is find out whether you have what it takes to model and then to start approaching agencies with evidence to prove you have the right credentials.

The best way to approach modelling agencies is with a portfolio as there is no better way to demonstrate the potential you have. There is no easy way of becoming a fashion model, as very few candidates will meet the expectation of potential modelling agents, but there are a lot of tips and tried and tested methods that UK Models can help you with.

Becoming a female model is not just about having the right look and style, there are many more requirements if you truly want to succeed in this industry.

Do you have a professional portfolio?

First impressions mean everything and if you haven’t gone to the effort of working with a photographer and stylist to create a portfolio, then you haven’t yet found out if modelling is for you. Your portfolio needs to stand out from the rest and quality means everything, you want to show how versatile a model you are and that you have a distinct and individual look and style.

Remember trying to model without a portfolio is like trying to find a job without a CV. It’s all about being proactive as a model and showing potential agencies that you have the drive and determination to succeed. If you don’t already have a portfolio then this maybe something we can help you to create and build if we believe you show model potential.

Do I need to pay for a portfolio?

Typically the larger agencies will set-up a free test shoot for you, but may recuperate the money from your first bookings. This is a standard procedure, however you wouldn’t be able to use those images to promote yourself and other agencies wouldn’t be able to use them.  There are also photographers out there who are willing to shoot for free, they are usually photographers who are starting out and building their portfolio. The issue with some of these shoots is that you often don’t get the shots that are not right for booking you work, can’t control what they are sued for and occasionally don’t even get to see them.

You do not need to spend thousands of pounds on a portfolio shoot but it is completely acceptable for photographers to charge for their services and is up to you if you are prepared to pay for their work. The benefit of owning your own set of images is simple, you can use them for whatever you want, allow multiple agencies to use them and also self-promote yourself on the numerous online modelling platforms. Having some great images, some plain and simple and others a little more contrived can only help you in getting noticed especially for models who don’t live in a city centre like London littered with agencies and opportunities.

How to create a professional portfolio

A model portfolio is a collection of professional images which need to show a variety of looks and genres and show-off your versatility and personality. At Model Portfolio UK we can help you create a professional model portfolio tailored to your personal needs to give you an edge over your rivals and most importantly get you noticed. Our prices are modest, affordable and very competitive in comparison to other folio companies out there, especially when you consider the quality of our service and the facilities, sets and backgrounds totally at your disposal. We do not believe in ripping models off or giving them false hope, we are known for our honesty and integrity as our reviews testify.

What do I need to invest to get a professional portfolio?

At Model Portfolio UK we offer aspiring models the full package, with no hidden extras and no surprises.

All of our portfolio packages include our professional hair, makeup, tailor made photoshoot, instant HD Cinema viewing with refreshments, an aluminium portfolio case with archival acetate sleeves and edited 12” X 8” images + the all-important digital casting images. We also include a list of recommended agencies to kick off your quest of a career in modelling. Furthermore with portfolio prices starting at just £37.13* per month with our 12 month 0% finance deal we won’t break your bank.

*Total price £495, less £49.50 deposit, balance over 12 months at £37.13 – subject to status.

Most Popular Portfolio options

Starter Portfolio – Includes an aluminium portfolio case with archival acetate sleeves and retouched 12” X 8” portfolio prints + digital casting images. Two to three outfit changes, a selection of 10 portfolio images from a choice of 60-100 images. Total time spent at studio up to 3 hours – £595

Full Portfolio – Includes an aluminium portfolio case with archival acetate sleeves and retouched 12” X 8” portfolio prints + digital casting images. Three to four outfit changes, a selection 15 portfolio images from a choice of 80 – 120 images. Total time spent at studio up to 3 hours – £795

Complete Portfolio – Includes an aluminium portfolio case with archival acetate sleeves and retouched 12” X 8” portfolio prints + digital casting images. Four to five outfit changes, a selection 25 portfolio images from a choice of 100-200 images. Total time spent at studio up to 5 hours – £995

In addition, to the above we also offer a great ‘Portfolio Top-Up’ service which comes with hair, makeup, shoot with 1-2 outfits, viewing and 5 edited portfolio prints with digital casting images for just £360.

The above packages can even be upgraded to include high resolution printable files from just £200 extra.

Want a great Deal? Why not pre-order your package in advance of your shoot and enjoy up to 4 portfolio prints absolutely FREE!




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