Lauren Kelly


  • LocationKearsley, Bolton, United Kingdom


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About me


A highly motivated individual with a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography. Hardworking with a natural creative flair, which is always displayed in my work. Has a strong interest in design, this is something I have a passion for and enjoy conceptualising in my shoots and in my own home. I have extensive experience of working with several leading photography organisations and recognised celebrity and lifestyle photographers. These placements have enabled me to develop not only specifc media industry experience, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paced sector. With an extremely high technical ability I am very con????dent with using the following; all Microsoft Office programmes, all Adobe software, Capture One, IMovie & Final Cut Pro and a range of lighting and camera equipment. My high personal standards ensure that all frames, styling and lighting are observed to guarantee the quality of the fnished product. I enjoy working as part of a team and thrive on the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people. Looking to secure a position in a photographic and design focused organisation, where I can bring my vision and creativity and develop my skillset further.



  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Model Photographer


Jan 2016
  • Photographing a range of models in the latest fashion trends to be featured on the Boohoo website and social media campaigns. Responsible for studio product and preparing sets by ensuring lighting is correct and model is in fitting with brand. Responsible for delivering on-time assets to agreed high quality specifications for use by the business whilst working to targets. Working in a team of models, make-up artists, stylist and retouchers to ensure we all meet the same creative outlook. Being efficient whilst using Capture One, Bridge, Photoshop and a range of in house programmes for filing large image files.



Thomas Street Studios

Aug 2013
  • Photographing a range of models in the studio and outdoors to create a range of images for the portfolio of the client and the modelling agency; Kube. During the shoot I often take the models outside to shoot on location to create an alternative look for the client. Excellent communication skills are fundamental to this role when shooting, producing and directing the model. Making the sitter feel at ease and comfortable after working along side the hair and make up team to present a creative look.



Malc Stone Photo

Nov 2012
  • Working with and assisting a Manchester based photographer, photographing a range of new sex toys for the ‘50 Shades Of Grey’ for the Love Honey website which were displayed alongside a television advertisement for the new collection. Creating a smooth environment for the set team by keeping track of studio maintenance and organisaition.



Rachel Joseph Photography

May 2009
  • As the photographers assistant I was responsible for; discussing the project with the photographer & receiving instructions from them, selecting and setting up the correct cameras, lighting. Creating a smooth environment for both model and photographer by keeping track of studio maintenance and organisaition.


Photography Assistant

Mccann Manchester

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Photographic Assistant for a strategic busy Manchester studio. Working with a range of exciting, high-pro????le clients across design, food and drink, retail, travel and leisure and B2B photography. Supporting the senior members of the photography team on a range of projects. Excellent time management and communication skills, and well organised. Asissting on a range of e-commerce and lifestyle shoots for Aldi, managing lighting and layout of a range of sets across the warehouse. Thomas Street


E-commerce, Model Photographer and Retoucher

Juice Corporation

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Project management of photographic shoots and creating a whole shoot from start to fnish, paperwork, sourcing locations, arranging props and booking and organising models and make up artists. Producing high quality imagery, directing models in the studio and on location In a variety of garments for several fashion brands. Preparing sets and shooting clothing, shoes and accessories in both an e-commerce setup and uploading for a wide range of social media networks. Taking my own initiative in the studio and having a vast range of creativity and being able to think visually and cerebrate ideas on the shoots. Retouching all of my own photography.


Photographer & Music Journalist

GBC Magazine

Jun 2009 - Aug 2014
  • Writing for an electronic music magazine covering gigs to festival and art events across the North West, this is a position I choose to do aside from University and work and something I really enjoy. This role includes interviewing and photographing artists on a regular basis. I work to time scale and I am often expected to have the review written and submitted by the next morning.



TEFL Heaven

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Completing a two week long TEFL course then moving on to teach English to 3-12 year olds in government run school In Chiang Mai. Using games, singing and art as the key feature of learning and creating a fun and interactive environment for the children. During my time across Thailand I created a documentary for the two sister companies; TEFL Heaven and Echo English of my experience teaching and living in Thailand, to be used as advertising and insight for applicants to the course.


Customer Service


Sep 2009 - May 2012
  • Working in a fast paced customer service environment as both customer service advisor and brand director. Working in an on trend retail environment, able to promote and sell to the customer. Providing impeccable customer service and being the point of contact for all shoppers. Handling a variety of customer queries both face to face and over the phone.



BA(Hons) Photography

University of Central Lancashire

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014



    Stockport College of Further and Higher Education

    Aug 2010 - Aug 2011


      Art and Design BTEC

      The Manchester College

      Aug 2009 - Aug 2010


        Digital Design Level 3

        The Manchester College

        Aug 2008 - Aug 2009



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