Personal branding portrait session – Cara

Good morning lovelies 🙂 
I’m up early today, no idea why, but here I sit listening to the birds chirping and enjoying a cup of coffee, divine actually!
Today, I want to talk around what a portrait is.
Meet beautiful Cara.
The first pic is a selfie (and how beautiful is Cara?), second pic is Cara’s before snapshot/pic and the third is well, a portrait.

I don’t think I need to explain any further because it’s quite obvious.
Sometimes all a girl needs is a black number and a dash of red lips and Ursula T 😉

Cara is a corporate girl and came to me for her personal branding portfolio, personal branding is how you want to be noticed on platforms such as LinkedIn. When I asked Cara why she thinks it is so important she responded “try get a high profiled job with a crap photo and there are so many bad photos on LinkedIn, I loved your work and I wanted the best portrait of me for my social media presence, for my professional image”
Book your portrait sessions ladies and gents, let’s get you noticed on professional platforms like LinkedIn, it may help you get that interview/job

I have a special package just for this, it’s my private collection package, here is the link:

Post stroke Portrait – Christine

I’m juggling my editing and sessions this week.

Let’s go back to Christine. Recent stroke survivor on her magical journey of healing. Loved by so many, supported by so many.

You are so beautiful! As is Christine, you keep smiling and being beautiful.

Love you

Black and White Portrait

Good morning lovelies 🙂

A black and white portrait for beautiful Susan.

Here I was asking Susan to change her hands every time I clicked, it was spontaneous and fun, we were giggling the whole time, but Susan got into her groove and just rocked it 😉

Why do you need a portrait?
It’s your legacy, it’s your story. It’s a piece of you that lives on long after you are not here. Every girl deserves a beautiful portrait of herself.
I know beautiful and I will find yours😍😍😍
Book your sessions ladies, I won’t disappoint you.
Have a beautiful day, keep smiling

Much Love

Ursula T


Susan, a before and after

Good morning lovelies,

Today I want to talk around connection and body language. These are both vital in creating a beautiful portrait.

Meet Susan, beautiful Susan!

Connection, is my ability to interact with my subject during a portrait session (whether I have met them or not). I met Susan at my event for the first time. I remember looking at her as she walked in to come greet me and in that moment I thought “wow, what a beautiful confident woman!” we hit it off immediately and she sat down to help me with name labels. Needless to say I have saved her name in my phone as Susan name tags lol. I have huge love in my heart for people, I love connecting and hearing stories and just being present in the moment for other people.

Susan won my second prize on the day, 5 digitals and print, so I had the honour of spending time with her yesterday for her portrait session.

What a woman! She is kind and funny and smart and has the bluest of blue eyes (like blue blue – incredible!). I also got a pressie (a gorgeous set of earrings, handmade with love). I enjoyed every minute with Susan and I also had a chance to shed a tear (thank you for listening Susan) also got to knock over a glass of bubbles (nawty Ursula).

Connection is about learning how to communicate and interact and bring out the best of the lady in front of me. Susan was so nervous before we started and not long into her posing she was rocking it! Shoulder, chin and hands. I’m so proud of you Susan! This is my choice for your print ;-), thank you for trusting me to choose it. Connection is the ability to just let you be yourself, feel comfortable and empowered and just beautiful for the day.

Body language (visible in the before vs after pic), is something I encourage through posing and I hear I’m pretty good at that. Body language is about looking for the angle and the curves and getting my lady to shine in front of the camera. Oh boy did Susan shine!!

Dear Susan,

You are incredibly beautiful! Thank you for your love, support and kindness yesterday. Rockstar!

Book your sessions ladies, I won’t disappoint you. I want to photograph you beautifully and help you shine.

Much Love

Ursula T



Christine, a stroke survivor

Hi my lovelies,

Long post and eye leaking warning 😉

Today, I am sharing Christine’s story. Christine came to my event in September and was one of my prize winners. I am so happy she won this, because I know she needed it.

Christine had a brain stem stroke (as I did) just short of a year ago, so it is very early days for her and I remember these days so well!

She is still in a wheelchair (so she bought her own photo prop with ;-)), but I believe this will change soon because beautiful Christine has all that she needs to walk again. Determination and courage and a heart full of love for life!

There is a bit of facial distortion, which will get better with time too. This did not stop Christine from smiling and laughing all day. She is truly amazing.

We had the opportunity of chatting throughout our session and Christine had many questions to ask me, which of course I was happy to answer. We shed a few tears too and to help encourage this beautiful soul, I showed Christine, that I can take small baby steps on my own without holding onto anything (I know that she will get here too, but this is an incredibly long and difficult journey and I myself have a long way to go still).

Christine arrived here with her husband Shan and her 17 year old son John-Wayne (how cool is his name?) How is this – they got Married in the March and in that November Christine had her stroke, spent time in icu, almost died, but pulled through (incredible). I was blown away by the love still shared between husband and wife firstly and by the kindness and support of her son who is still so young.

John-Wayne became my studio assistant for the day and we had loads of time to chat as well, he too had many questions and I think it was good for him to see there is hope for his mom, who he loves dearly. Of course he poured me lots of bubbles too 😉

I really hope that I was able to give something beyond a photoshoot here, and I have this to say:

Beautiful Christine,

You are amazing, I know this is a tough journey, but I see a fire in you that burns bright and you are so beautiful. I know that you can do this! I am here for you, anytime you need to chat. You keep smiling and laughing and being determined, this is how you get there my darling!


You are an incredible human being, husband ;-), thank you for helping me on the day and thank you for giving your mom the love and support she needs to get through this. The world needs more humans like you!


I have huge respect for you for sticking by your wife and loving her unconditionally. You don’t get men like you in the world so often. Thank you for being an example of true love and manhood for all us ladies to see that there are indeed good men left in this world!

Of course here are some portraits of our day together.

Have a beautiful day, keep smiling, book your portrait sessions here

Much Love

Ursula T


Mom and Daughter portrait

A bond between mom and daughter, always beautiful.

There is a short voice testimony here to for you to listen too.

Ushama and Dia,

Thank you for a very special portrait session, I loved our time together