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Good morning lovelies 🙂

I could talk about mom and daughter sessions all day long!

There is nothing like a bond between a mom and her daughters (and sons of course), and then there is the special bond between siblings.

This is my favourite portrait session (this and boudoir), I get to photograph legacies and family heirlooms (which of course become so important when we pass on – it is really the only thing of real value we leave behind isn’t it?). I get to see genes passed on and similarities in face structures (which fascinates me every time) and differences in personalities and the way a family interacts.

It’s just so beautiful to me!

Doing a mom/daughter session with me, is firstly about an incredible experience, where little humans are free to be themselves, in a safe environment filled with love and excitement.

So today let me talk about Hannah (8 years old, brunette) and Grace (11 years old – blonde). I kept on getting their names confused on the day and on whatsapp with Mum (lol – funny Ursula T).

So little Hannah tells me she was excited for their portrait session for days and days and minutes and minutes and she kept on asking when they were coming to me, and I heard her say so often in the day, that she feels like a little princess. I heard this often during the day, from both the girls and my heart literally wants to pop with love and happiness when I hear this. Hannah also told me I look don’t look 47, I look 30, so naturally, we became best friends in that moment ;-). Hannah, is just so beautiful, inside and out. Just look how gorgeous?

Grace, so very beautiful and graceful, absolutely adores her sister and plays the big sister role so well – insisted on calling me ma’m, until she relaxed and started calling me Aunty Ursula too.

Mum (J), was a little bit more nervous than the little ones (although had no reason to be, because she is just so beautiful!), who just fell into their poses so easily and had fun with it. But everything always comes together so beautifully.

So much love and excitement and kindness and respect and just the perfect day out in the country side in these crazy times we are living in at the moment. My pets are always a hit with little humans and provide a bit of entertainment too on the day.

What a special, special day this was.

I have a huge amount of respect for single moms, I watched my mom brave life as a single parent growing up. It reminds me of my own strength and courage and I am so grateful, for this experience.

To my beautiful girls, thank you for bringing so much love, beauty and joy into my space.

Much love

Ursula T

xxx

Vikings – Ursula T

I am born a Booth (this is my maiden name), and what a strong name that is. So here is the story behind it…

I have always been fascinated by Vikings and dragons and magic and dragonflies – for as far back as I can remember. I know in my heart I am a warrior, because there is no way that I have survived all I have been through in this life time without having some kind of warrior blood in me right?

About four years ago, I went to a healer, Hettie, who did a past life regression for me, and it was said that I have been a Viking warrior who led many men on the battle field and won many battles too. I was also told that out of envy, probably another woman, murdered me in my sleep (nice hey?).

Apparently I have also been an incredibly powerful white witch, a healer, that was so misunderstood by the people in my village and so I was burned at the stake more than once (again – nice hey?).

And so my soul has done many trips of such stories and that is why in this life, I had my strokes, which is probably around the same ages as all the times before. So almost like my soul is reliving past traumas.

This completely fascinates me.

So I looked into the meaning of my maiden name, and asked my father (who I have in recent years re-connected with – which is beyond fantastic, he is amazing actually) who am I, where do I come from, what am I?

I asked if our heritage is that of Vikings and his response made me laugh so loud. He said Vikings were freer and could drink as much as they wanted. And told me I am a Booth

And so I did some research into where the name Booth comes from…..

And you guessed it, again as a result of following our gateway ancestor Catherine de Montfort the Booths are descendants of the Swedish Royal line of Vikings and further along Ukranian Royalty.

The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled over portages. These versatile ships allowed the Vikings to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland, and as far south as Nekor. This period of Viking expansion, known as the Viking Age, constitutes an important element of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, and the rest of Europe.

And there we have it. I always knew I got my strength from somewhere right? Besides, you should see my mom, she is the strongest woman I have met in this life.

So in true spirit, of celebrating where I come from, in this life and ones before, and overcoming my lock-down thatch roof (hair gone wild), I decided to do Viking braids. I absolutely love it!!!

I feel amazing and now I don’t need to worry about hair (at least for a while now) I am free to be me 😉

If you are looking for the best in town to do your braids. You can get hold of Minnie on 0784901809. She is so amazing, gentle and kind.

Today I am grateful for my new hair and the endless possibilities of adventures to come.

Have a beautiful day lovelies

Much love

Ursula T

xxx

Hi lovelies 🙂

It’s a beautiful day today. I’m in front of my gas heater (full blast), drinking coffee, reflecting a little bit about life.  I have so much to be grateful for actually and I honour my journey.

I often get asked, how long I have been a photographer for, or how long I have been in business for.

So here is a summarised timeline, which by the way, I am incredibly proud of. I have done so much and learnt so much and I have had incredible experiences as a photographer and as a human being on this planet. I have photographed hundreds of people by now.

I’m skipping over my amateur days, which started in 2006, not because I embarrassed of my work from back then, but because, a) I don’t have much left over in my archives from back then (you know, hard drives crash, things get lost etc.) b) we talking about how long I have been in business for (as an amateur, I was not earning revenue yet).

2009, I stepped out on my own as a wedding photographer, a maternity photographer. This was after I spent 3 years learning from the best in the industry. Go ahead and google Andrea Carlyle and Dror Eyal, Jules Morgan – to mention just a few. I started charging, right off the bat, what the best were charging. I knew I had done the work and I knew I was good. I knew I had found my passion and this is what I was going to do. I got booked real fast and I was abundantly blessed in my business, from day 1!

2010, I started doing glamour portraits. I had heard about this from Andrea and I fell in love with the idea. I was still shooting weddings then too, and I had opened up my urban beauty spa (gosh I loved that place – my soul was in there). I hadn’t learnt the business side of portraits yet here, so I was a shoot and burn photographer, offering no printed product yet, but oh boy, I was hooked on the concept.

2012 I had my strokes and spent almost a year in hospital trying to recover from a near death experience. I took a sabbatical, if you can even call it that?

2014 I had enough of feeling sorry for myself, I could feel my passion slowly dying inside me. So I pulled it together (thanks to a very stern pep talk from my mentors). I focused on the business side of portraits, fell in love with printed product and the thought of really helping women feel beautiful. So I learnt to shoot one handed and studied women and posing. and then I just did it.

2020 Well here I am, doing what I do. My passion is alive, my soul is on fire. Have I had tough times? Sure, I have. Have I ever wanted to give up on my business and just quit and get a job? Not for one second!

If you look at 2009 to now – I have always been in the business of photography, sure I changed genres to portraits, so I could adapt my physical difficulties to what I really want to do in life, weddings are not possible for now, but I’m photographing. I have always been in the business of posing and creating beautiful photographs.

What’s to come?

More of what I do, hopefully on a bigger scale (I’m a big dreamer and extremely ambitious).

What do I do?

I’m an inspirational professional portrait photographer, specialising in helping women feel beautiful. I do this through gorgeous printed products, using natural light. I’m in the business of photography and I love what I do, so very much!

Book your sessions my lovelies, I know I won’t disappoint you.

Much Love

Ursula T

0796933784

ursula@ursula-t.com

xxx

Hi lovelies 🙂

I haven’t written for a while or done a blog post, but something happened today that inspired me write.

If you are taking a bit of strain at the moment, with all the madness going on around us, I would love you to read it, maybe, just maybe it will help you.

Naturally, I had to show case my latest session of beautiful Sue as well. I photographed Sue for the first time in 2016, she is an author, a spiritual healer and the most amazing women all round.

She has grown so much in herself in only 4 years and I could see it from a mile away. Sue needed an updated portfolio for media and all her exciting adventures coming up, she also need a reason to celebrate – she chose a portrait session with me, which I am so grateful for.

We had the most amazing day together (again)

Gosh, I love what I do so much!

Good morning lovelies 🙂

It’s a bit chilly today.

My first viewing took place earlier (one more to go today) and if you have 5 minutes, take a listen to the very beautiful Cathy’s voice testimony and a have a peek at some of her portraits.

Cathy is a school teacher (grade 11/12), who is fun loving, passionate, curious about life and loves an adventure.

My beautiful Cathy,

Thank you for trusting me, thank you for your support, thank you for time spent together and thank you for sharing your beautiful with me!

Much love
Ursula T
xxx

I am too much of happy to be back lovelies. It’s time to celelebrate you….

Book your sessions, I won’t disappoint you 

Hi my precious lovelies 🙂

I was asked today in an interview for an online photography magazine, what I love most about my business/studio.

My answer was very simple:
I love absolutely everything about it.

I was asked to expand on that, here is what I said:
I love my environment, it is peaceful, homely and simple but really effective.
I love my clients, because they bring me so much joy and love and their trusted support means the world to me.
I love my business process and all my products, because they also give me much joy and my clients fall in love with it too (and that is so very important to me – it is the essence of what I do)
I love shooting, editing and retouching and my viewings, because I have mad skills here and it helps me to serve my clients 😉
I love my talent, my experience (good and bad), my skills, my personality, because through this I am able to run a sustainable business, that fills my heart and soul to the brim with love and joy.

Then I was asked what I don’t like about my business:
I had to think a bit about this answer, because generally as a person there’s not much I don’t like in life.
So my answer was “nothing – There is absolutely nothing that I don’t like about it. Every experience has helped me grow into a better version of myself and every person that has crossed my path has given me tremendous value”

How long have i been in business?
In my current studio 5 years
as a photographer 13 going on 14 years.

What does my slogo “I know beautiful, let me show you yours” mean:
Well I have by now photographed hundreds of women and I do mean hundreds. I have never photographed an “ugly” – and please know I do not like this word at all – in my life.
So yes, I know beautiful and through my experience and skills and talent, I also know how to show this. Most women don’t see this in themselves, and maybe I really do have a gift, because I don’t see anything else in them other than their pure, magical beauty 

How do I do all this with “half a body”:
With finesse and grace and love and tons of patience and wine

There we have it, I wanted to share this with you too.

Book your sessions lovelies, let me show you how magical you are.
I promise, I won’t disappoint you.
You will have a magical experience with me and my awesome team here (and my pets ;-))
https://ursula-t.com/product/covid-conqueror-queen/

Have the most beautiful evening and weekend.
Keep smiling, stay warm and safe.

Much love
Ursula T
0796933784
ursula@ursula-t.com
www.ursula-t.com

PS: YOU are beautiful and magical and amazing

xxx

We are officially out of hard lock-down, for now at least.

I have put together a few words about my experience during this time, take a read 😉

Good morning lovelies 🙂

This week, I spoke with Sandra around Essel skin care range,

This is a South African product, so it’s perfect for our weaher conditions and I am totally in love with it!

You can see the video in my Facebook group Ursula T back to beauty, here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/676689452502911/


Sandra joined me and gave her expertise around the Essel range (which is South African based – absolutely divine skin care range!) ) we talked around my favourite products and skin routine, and of course we put together a special for you too, which you can find on my shop:

Intensive mask pack

or you can click here and get yours delivered directly to you 🙂

4 products for only R1000 – wow!

Get yours my lovelies and I’m happy to talk you through dong your own facial at home we can even zoom meet and do a facial together?

Helping you feel beautiful, during lock-down


Much love, keep smiling

Ursula T

0796933784

http://www.ursula-t.comxxx

This week is LET’S TALK HAIR.


I just finished my zoom chat with Shaun and Lauren and I loved it 🙂
Shaun is truly an expert in hair care products and I loved learning from him today.


There is a huge difference between retail and professional hair care.


So let’s get your hair healthy and feeling beautiful.
There are only 6 products in the range and I love the simplicity of that.
Price wize, yes it will be more than shop products initially, but I assure you, it will last a longer and at the end of the day, you will probably spend the same.


Lauren is starting off her hair care with a nourishing shampoo and hydrating conditioner and we are interested to see if it will help with her hair loss (she looses too much hair when she washes it – Shaun says this can be because of nutrition or stress so he recommends taking a multi vitamin called hair,skin and nails – which you can find at dischem) and the shampoo/conditioner will also help with itchy, dry, sore scalp (I have this too and after one wash it was gone – these products do not have sulphur in them and that is why).


We are going to be adding root touch up kits (professional colour, mixing bowl, brush and gloves) with a colour chart guide to my website this week too. I’ll post it here once my ducks are in a row.

Going grey, was another topic covered and this will all depend on root colour. You have to bleach your hair to get it to the lightest colour and then use a toner to get the grey/silver. This process is best left to a hairdresser, because I don’t want to be responsible for hair breaking off and going orange.

What I can do here for you ladies interested, is set up a zoom meeting with Shaun and I and you can ask your questions and get a professional opinion. So let me know if you would like this and I’ll set it up for you.


In the mean time, let’s get your hair healthy – the entire range is on my website (even if you start with a shampoo and conditioner):https://ursula-t.com/shop/gifts-and-goodies/

Have a beautiful day my lovelies
Much loveUrsula T

0796933784

http://www.ursula-t.com/gifts-and-goodies/

xxx

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