Cascading ball gowns, whimsical archways and bountiful flowers are the hallmarks of Rosie Hardy's ethereal images. But behind every photograph you'll also find a story – either a delicately woven narrative revealed within the elements of the image, or a carefully chosen accompanying quote which sets the work in a new light.
"I've always been really drawn to human stories," says Rosie. The creative portrait photographer began her journey online documenting her experience of alopecia as a teenager and grappling with discovering her identity without leaning on her appearance. "I became very interested in what other people were feeling, human psychology and behaviour. I'm always drawn to that emotional aspect in my work and in other people's. That's why I'm so drawn to portraits."
From her creative self-portraiture to her wedding photography and commercial projects, Rosie's portraiture has a striking, otherworldly aesthetic. "The work that I am doing is definitely evolving but I'm still trying to achieve the same style – the fantasy, surreal, fairytale work that I've always done," she says.
Here, she shares her top 10 tips for enthusiasts wanting to explore this magical field.