I am in love with this boudoir portrait, it screams print me extra large and hang me somewhere for the world to see 🙂
Good morning lovelies 🙂
My new season has started with a portrait session for Ivan Green aka “eyes”. I have been photographing Ivan’s fitness journey for four years now and I have so much respect and love for this man!
Ivan is a semi finalist for Mr South Africa AND Top Model South Africa – super proud of him.
First pic is my setup for the day, we have a bit of dramatic natural light to the right, poly reflector boards to the left to lift shadow slightly and I shot this on a textured black board. I use this setup for physique portraits because I love the effect and shadow casting on bodies.
Last pic, was one for me and of course I love black and white (always will). And yes he had no clothes on (lucky me ;-))
Yes, I photograph the other species, beautifully too 😉
Yes, we do silhouettes for boys too. Here I look for pose and body shape only. Ivan rocked his portrait session, as always
I love these!
Well done Ivan! Sowwy for peaking (not) 😉 😂😂
You are so beautiful, so sexy, so smart, so funny. You are a gentleman and a sport, thank you for trusting me and helping and for looking after me always. Thank you for the laughs and for just being yourself around me. I adore you!!
A quick intro video with Ivan. I am very camera shy 😉
|Here is what happened:|
|We had around 20 ladies and a gent or two on the day. Snacks and drinks were served, we had Mark entertaining us, I said a few words this is NOT my strong point and I am going to work on this in the near future, probably get some coaching or do a course for public speaking. |
We did prize giveaways (below):
Third prize is a makeover with magic Merichen, a portrait session with the one handed legend and 5 digital images fully retouched as well as an A4 print. This prize is valued at over R5000.
And the winner is (Rachel draws ticket) Ticket #4228 – Christine – congratulations, I will see you soon!
Second prize is a makeover, a portrait session and two A4 prints valued at over R7000
And the winner is: Ticket #3857 – Susan – congratulations, I will see you soon. PS thank you for helping me with name tags 😉
1st Prize and it’s a biggy, is a makeover, a portrait session and my studio signature product, my 9 up frame (Tom shows the ladies how gorgeous it is) valued at over R13500 (the crowd goes wild):
And the winner is: Ticket #4162 – Amilia – well done beautiful, I will see you soon.I did a posing demo as well for the ladies, so I spent 5 minutes with them and got some special images.It was amazing, posing is the one thing we are most scared of, I often get “I don’t know how to pose” in my enquiries and just look how well they did? It is my job to pose correctly in camera and I’m good at that, so you have nothing to worry about.I’m super proud of you ladies for jumping in to pose for me, while everyone was watching, so brave!I have not retouched these images, and there was no makeovers involved, which is a huge part of the experience with me. But just to show that I can pose any shape, size, height. Look how cool these are?This is my happy place. When I pick up my camera and I connect with the beautiful woman in front of me. It feels magical.You can see their portraits on my page here: https://www.facebook.com/UrsulaT01.We had loads of fun and I got to meet incredible women.
I will be doing more events in the future (after I have skilled myself with public speaking)
|Goodies for sale with Ursula T:|
I have been involved in the beauty industry since before my strokes, I would say over 10 years now. I started an urban beauty spa from scratch and have loads of experience. In my ultimate aim of helping women feel beautiful, I am slowly going to introduce beauty treatments and products in my studio.
A few Pre-shoot pampers are already available to be booked with us and I’ll add a few products in my shop real soon.
I would love to hear what you would like us to do here?
|Event planning and decor:|
Lots of ladies asked me who did my decor and event planning for the day.
Rachel Trent, is your girl if you ever need something special (big or small she does it all). She is my baby cousin, she is reliable, creative and really knows her stuff. I will only use her going forward (super impressed with her talent)
You can get hold of her:
by email email@example.com
or cell: 0837280861
|I’m leaving tonight for Mozambique to scuba dive:|
I passed my scuba medical and did my first try out and I can swim as I am and breathe under water. So all set!
I’m doing 4 open sea dives with my dive master and HSASA, that are equiped to handling physically challenged people. I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time in my life. It took two strokes to get there 😉
Celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary, Inez and Johan opted for a portrait session with me. It was beautiful.
Gorgeous couple and Inez got to wear a wedding dress again, what girl doesn’t want to get dressed up and feel like a princess all over again?
you can take a listen to my interview with Sam Cowen and Hot fm here:
I am so grateful for all the opportunities that come my way
I have no words to express how exciting my life can be. I first met Samantha Cowen who is famous in most people’s eyes here in South Africa and probably worldwide too (radio 702 now hot fm 91.9 radio, tv, presenter,public speaker, international swimmer, author – the list goes on) two years ago.
I was honoured to do her portrait session and besides having the most amazing day with her, I completely fell in love with everything she stands for as a woman. It’s woman’s month this month, I got to spend time with Sam in studio, being interviewed for TV.
First of all, my nerves were shot! Like completely, because I am used to being behind the camera, not in front of it. I am hoping I did ok. I really want to get my message out there – You are beautiful! If you don’t believe me, come try me for a session and I will show you. I will take the most beautiful portrait of you!
the interview will be aired soon and I will keep you updated, I am beyond excited!!
PS Sam you are beautiful, thank you for this mind blowing opportunity, forever grateful