Emma Thursby

Photo Shoot Planner

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom


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About me


Currently I am a photo shoot planner at Urban Outfitters Europe and Asia where I produce daily photo shoots for ecommerce as well as manage a team of photographers, book freelancers and send out daily reports to track production and implement speed to market initiatives. My specialities include digital marketing, events management, shoot production, management and fashion. I am always interested in hearing from former colleagues, employers or just interesting creative people, so feel free to get in contact.



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Management
  • Production
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Planning Scheduling
  • Coordinating
  • Ecommerce Photography
  • Freelance Booker

Work history


Photo Shoot Planner

Urban Outfitters

Jul 2015
  • I coordinate and manage the production of photography shoots for ecommerce at Urban Outfitters Europe and Asia. My job includes running a daily morning report, ordering in samples, managing the weekly hand over of samples from buying teams, liaising with the buying team, booking/optioning freelance hair and makeup artists, interviewing and managing interns, tracking products through the shoot process, training new starters, creating tutorials and guides for other employees, conducting interviews with freelancers, producing daily shoot lists, market research and analysis, competitor breakdown, sending out weekly reports to track production, pushing speed to market initiatives, putting together model packs, aiding the DC and customer service team, managing a weekly shoot calendar with freelance options, sending out production numbers daily, managing the flats photographers, styling lifestyle sets for housewares products, creating mood boards, assisting the press team and dealing with day to day queries.


Marketing & Events Intern

J. Barbour Sons

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Had the fortune of a week long internship at the Barbour showrooms in London. This involved helping out with the promotion of their AW/15 collection to potential buyers from high profile clients such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Libertys, ASOS and Harrods. The event itself included working closely with the prodcution team to coordinate and manage the male and female models backstage to ensure they were ready to be presented to the buyers and were fully representing the brand. I really enjoyed this experience with Barbour and the opportunity to work in their showrooms in London.


Fashion Event Intern

Vau Vau

Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
  • Worked voluntarily as a fashion intern for the Vau Vau Fashion Show Part II: Circus at the Left Bank Church in Leeds. This consisted of helping to coordinate the marketing and aiding of ticket sales before the event with the event founder. I also helped to cast a male model to walk in the event at short notice. The show included a range of brands and designers including Loving Youth, Horsebird and Eustratia as well as special guest Alysha Nett.



Events Management

Leeds Metropolitan University

Jul 2010 - May 2014
  • My University education has covered Event Finance, Event Marketing, Themed Events, Business and Entrepreneurship, Event Strategy Process, Human Resources Management, Event Law and administration, Event Production, Event venue environment, Festival Management, Event Stakeholder behaviour, Professional Event Solutions and Operations and project management.