Taking photos of her friends has paid off for 17-year-old student Jazzy Parr - after her work was snapped up by two magazines.

Jazzy, who lives in Marlow is a Year 12 student at Claires Court School in College Avenue, Maidenhead.

She produced a portfolio of portraits of her friends as part of her photography A-level work - also submitting it to the website https://kavyar.com/, which enables photographers, models, and other creative professionals around the world to get their work published in magazines.

Jazzy's work was taken up by a new French magazine and by Mob Journal - a portrait photography magazine which publishes in print and on website.

Jazzy's two 'model' friends who feature in the photos are Claires Court student Annabelle Runiet and ex-pupil Sophie Leopold. Jazzy also included a self-portrait.

She said: “I’m really thankful to my friends and fellow students at Claires Court who modelled for the photographs, as well as Charlotte Runcie who helped with makeup. Our teacher, Mrs Wimshurst, and the support from Claires Court is amazing. The students and teachers are all so lovely, it feels like being part of a big family and I really recommend the school for giving me more confidence.

“During the coronavirus lockdown I have been able to do social distancing shoots which have helped me to build my portfolio. I have created a social media account where I post some of my work and I now take bookings from people and I’m hoping to use this money for a gap year."

Claires Court’s Jane Wimshurst, A-level photography teacher, said: “Jazzy has boundless energy and a real passion for portrait and fashion photography. She styles her models and makes creative decisions that are highly individual. I am excited to see her work as it develops and know she has a very promising future. She is always willing to share her creative enthusiasm and talent and supports several Junior Art Clubs in her spare time.”