Monday, 23 October 2017


Stephanie railey
9 Wren Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0PD  | Phone : 07891424089  |

Personal Statement

Dedicated and enthusiastic photographer with over five years of experience in Weddings, Portraiture and Fashion. An upper second class Honours BA (Hons) Photography for Fashion and Advertising graduate.  


freelance photographer Stephanie rose photography

September 2011 - present

Highly professional photographer specializing in weddings and portraiture. Photographing weddings across the United Kingdom. Attending client consultations to discuss photo requirements. Conducting photographic services for desired time frame and results. In-depth knowledge of studio and location photographic techniques. An extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and premiere Pro. Ability to organize, edit, distribute and archive photographs productively on local and web drives. Ability to communicate with clients and conduct photoshoots to a high standard with full creative control in studio setting and while on location. Understanding of Bowen’s lighting kits, constant and flash-enabled. Capability to follow deadline for product delivery effectively.

Renewals consultant admiral insurance group

february 2017 - present

Renewals customer consultant positioned within the demanding Admiral call center. Duties include advising and assisting policy holders with updating motor and home policy documents to insure they are correct while following the FCA guidelines regarding consumer rights. Multitasking while communicating with customers to ensuring data input is correctly entered into computer software and is processed effectively without errors. Must have good communication skills with other departments to ensure customers’ needs are met to the highest of standards to ensure safe and quick transition.


University of South Wales, Newport

BA (hons) Photography for fashion and advertising – Upper Second Class honours.

Coleg Glan Hafren (Cardiff and vale college), cardiff

CACHE LEVEL 3 childcare and education – B grade.

llanrumney high school, cardiff

9 GCSE’s obtained a-C including; English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Welsh, Childcare.

Additional experience

photographer future model management

2012 - 2015

Working alongside mother agent and company director Clair Rawlings with the brand Future Model Management. During my time at Future Model Management I shot polaroid and editorial images of new faces to enhance their modelling portfolios. These images were distributed through the agency website, social media and forwarded to modelling agencies and casting directors throughout the UK and Europe. In addition to this, I attended meetings with potential new faces and modelling agencies in London including Models 1, Premiere and Viva London.

photographer sebastian professional – 2015

Documenting backstage at the Haizhen Wang fashion showcase alongside Sebastian Professionals Cult team. (Associated with Wella)

photographer/blogger clothes show live 2011/12/13

Press photographer and blogger passed obtained through personal Fashion and Lifestyle blog ( Photographed main stage event in photography stand, the Models 1 catwalk show and additional aspects of the event in the NEC Birmingham Arena.

photographer/Blogger Festivals – 2016/2017

On site photographer and blogger for several UK festivals. Working at Bestival, Camp Bestival and Common People Festival summer 2016. Documenting and reviewing the event as a whole and publishing work onto personal blog – also allowing images to be used by event social media team as promotion. Later requested to work at Common People 2017 by event press organizers.

photographer NAT group bus services – 2015

Collaboration to create a commercial campaign with Nat Bus Marketing team and local modelling agency Future Model Management. Images were displayed on the local bus service through Cardiff City Centre. Featuring ten models all captured in the studio.

photographer center of alternative technology – 2015

Working within a creative team to design and distribute a compelling awareness campaign displaying problems and solutions around pollution.


Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro.
Capture One.
Windows and Apple user.
Bowen’s lighting kit experience in studio and on location.
Social Media Advertising Experience.
Full UK clean driving license.


References and portfolio can be provided at request.

Thursday, 20 July 2017


If you follow me over on INSTAGRAM, you've probably seen that I've not long come back from an amazing trip in Budapest. I headed to Budapest back in May to celebrate Michael's 23rd birthday - Budapest has a multitude of sights that need to be seen, and I think we saw them all! Every day we were up and out as soon as possible to make sure we took everything in. If you want to get around, there is a fantastic tram and metro system (I'm useless at navigating but Google helps ALOT)
You'll find the best views involve a long walk, so be prepared to be permanently exhausted - but it's 100% worth it!

Budapest is known for it's beautiful Turkish baths, outstanding architecture and delicious food. With a population of over 2 million people, it's rich history and culture shines through it's breathtaking architecture. The city is safe, locals are very friendly and the nightlife is filled with great clubs, bars and restaurants.  There are plenty of tourist destinations to visit, and every sight has a story.

I've put together a small list of places that you shouldn't miss on a short stay in Hungary's capitol.

Walk up Gellert Hill

Gellert Hill is named after an Italian Bishop who was martyred in this area in the 11th century. The Gellert statue can be found at the top of the hill over seeing the waterfalls below. There are many routes to reach the top of the hill, we chose the entrance via the park just shy of the Cave Church (in Sziklatemplom) on the Buda side. It's a long walk, 235m to be exact - but totally worth it once you reach the top - and a few of the nice view points along the way.

Soak in the Széchenyi Baths.

There are plenty of Geothermal baths in Budapest for you to enjoy. We chose the most famous bath of all - The Széchenyi Baths. This is the hottest tourist destination you will find in Budapest, but you'll also find a lot of the locals (mainly the men hogging the chess tables) around also so I don't mind it too much. The outdoor baths offer two different temperatures. The bigger pool, with includes a beautiful fountain and sculpture is headed to 37oC and it's advised you don't stay in the pool for longer than 15 minutes. Inside there are a number of steam rooms, wet rooms, a splash pool and a variety of pools with temperatures to meet everyone's needs. 

Hit the Ruin Pubs.

Following the Second World War, many buildings were left empty and abandoned. That until artists and the hipsters came along and turned them into the most unique and eccentric pubs I have ever seen. There's too many to list for you - but my favourite was Szimpla Kert. Each room had it's own genre of music, it was alive but still calm enough that you could talk to the person next to you. The drinks were super cheap - I'm talking £2.50/£3 for a large cocktail and pints at around £1.20. Each room had it's own quirky aesthetic, with something for everyone. Me and Michael loved the cocktail bar downstairs in the outdoors area, but also loved the cafe upstairs with their amazing home made burgers - and even enjoyed a few round of foosball across the hall. 
It was so good we went back every night. I recommend you stumble through the back alleys as much as possible, you never know what gem you might stumble across.  

Head to Fisherman's Bastion.

Fisherman's Bastion is without a shadow of doubt one of Budapests top attractions. The beautiful towers were built in the 19th century to serve as a lookout for the best panoramic views of Budapest you'll ever witness. These real castle walls now welcome 1000s of visitors from around the world to take in an outstanding view. Entrancde is free to the balconies, but a fee is payable to explore the top turrets. These turrents represent the 7 Hungarian tribes who founded the present day country in 895. 


Cross the bridges between Buda and Pest.

The Chain bridge joins Buda and the Pest together as one. There is more to the bridges than simply a convenient path between to two halves. Each bridge has an interesting history that you can read up on. What better way to appreciate their history than walking from the Buda to the Pest, or vice versa, until you can't do it any more?

Sit down for food at the New York Cafe.

Now, we were very lucky to be able to stay at the Boscolo Residence which is connected to this stunning dinner hall. We booked in for the all you can eat breakfast for the morning after we arrived. The area is beautiful, perfectly clean and the service was second to none. The breakfast was a hefty price - at 25 Euro each, not the biggest selection of food (specially if you're fussy like me and don't eat meat) But there's enough for everyone.
The food was great, I even helped myself to salmon - because I'm a terrible vegetarian. Our table was a little far away from the buffet but I loved being able to look around the whole area.
It's worth a visit even if you just pop in for a coffee. It feels first class! This cafe is just total perfection.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

E V E N T S - / / C O M M O N P E O P L E 2 0 1 7 !

It's that time of year again, Festival season is among us! 
I'm starting my festival fill at Southampton Common with the lovely guys over at Common People.
I attended this event last year - just for the Sunday due to my working schedual and it blew my socks off. 
You can read about my experience of last years festival here - COMMON PEOPLE 2016.

If you're looking for the perfect way to spend your May Bank Holiday weekend then look no further. The guys at Common People have two great locations and a diverse line up to cater to everyones taste.
We're heading back to Southampton this year for the two day spectacular, for good friends, good music and a good time!  

Here's what you can exspect from this years festival at both locations
Oxford -South Park and Southampton Common.

At just £30 for an adult day ticket - You've be crazy to miss it. 
Hope to catch you all there! If you spot me come and say hello!