I love Jessica’s before and after so much, let me tell you why.
She is so beautiful right?
Before a session with my ladies and on the day, I do a build of excitement for the day, because it really is an amazing experience. The entire time Jessica was so incredibly nervous and I was saying to her “you will be perfect, I promise”. To show case my work here, I chose a semi nude portrait of her, does she look nervous in her after portrait? Definitely not!
Here are a few snaps from my valentine’s day event yesterday, it ended up being a small intimate affair with the most divine couple. You know how people’s paths cross for a reason? Well Karen has an amazing opportunity for me and I’m really looking forward to working with her to help women feel incredible about themselves. So thank you Karen for your support!!
The day was relaxed and fun and of course I got all glammed up by Magic Merichen and I got to wear my gold jumpsuite (I friggen love it!).
Mark G sang for us, always a treat, he is so god at what he does.
Karen, you are beautiful, I loved our day together and congratulations on winning my grand prize valued at R20,000!!!!!
We are doing a boudoir session and I’m super excited to photograph Karen beautifully.
I had a short speech printed out and I don’t know why but I was feeling all emotional about it, so I got Karen to read it out lol. And we both cried – because girls do that sort of stuff right?
My next main event is 2nd May, it’s a Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and I’m celebrating my Birthday (which is on the 1st may – I’m turning 47!!!!! dammit ;-)).
There will be snacks and bubbles and Mark will be singing for us again and there will be prize giveaways and surprise gifts.
I would love to meet you and spend time with you, come celebrate with me?
Meet beautiful Jady (how divine is her name and her portrait?).
You know how you meet a woman, and she is powerful? This is Jady.
Jady came in for a personal branding session (for those that don’t know, this is for social media – websites etc), now I don’t consider myself as a digital photographer, but rather a full service (print specialist) photographer. I Obviously service my clients as per their wishes.
Jady manages an npo called Phillys Robertson Homes, a home for physically and mentally challenged people and has a beautiful daughter who has mental challenges, although she is fiercely independent.
I have so much respect for you beautiful Jady. Thank you for a special day, thank you for supporting me. I’m super happy you were so excited and felt so gorgeous!
How do you wish to be photographed?
Book your sessions my lovelies, I won’t disappoint you 😍😍😍
Portraits of a mom/daughter session with Ursula T.
When I do a mom/daughter session, I always do individual portraits of mum and individual portraits of daughter. Then I do together portraits.
I do this for every outfit change and the end result is always spectacular.
What I love about this, is the interaction when posing separately, there is always encouragement, sometimes a bit of teasing, laughs and oh wow moments. The way my subjects look at each other with admiration and love, this is all part of the bonding experience. Leah was saying to Pam, show teeth mom, show teeth. Very cute.
Leah is thirteen (same age as my daughter Angelique), and we are doing this portrait XL, framed in silver. Angelique has her own portrait in my studio which sits above my working station, so I get to see her everyday. It is magnificent!
When Angelique first saw it (her portrait was a surprise from me for her 13th birthday) she burst into tears and said “mom, it’s so beautiful, I’m so beautiful!” and then he said “it’s so big, I love it”. Naturally she can only inherit it when I am gone (hopefully not soon), so for now she sees it when I get her on the weekends with me. I can only imagine how she will look at this one day and not only remember me as her mom for taking it, but also her youth that was captured so beautifully.
This is the value of a portrait and there is no price tag for this moment frozen in time forever.
So little Leah (well not so little), may this be a reminder of your youth, your amazing journey into womanhood, a reminder of your incredibly special day here in studio spent with your mum. May it remind you all your days how beautiful you are (and also me and pets that loved you so much).
Aaaah, I love what I do, with all my heart and soul 😍😍😍
You are so beautiful mamma 😉 Thank you for trusting me to photograph your legacy, thank you for supporting my dream, my passion, my business.