Category Archives: Glamour Photography

Beautiful Tammy

Hi my lovelies 🙂

Meet beautiful Tammy, who is joining my team…I always photograph my ladies and introduce them to you.

Tammy, is highly qualified in skin care, as well as hair and makeup (which aligns with my dreams here). She is also incredibly passionate about helping women feel and look beautiful. Talented is an understatement with her.

When I offered to photograph Tammy, besides being nervous to hop in front of my camera, she told me how much she adores black and white photos, so for the first time, I did 95% of her session in black and white – straight in camera (as opposed to converting to black and white in Photoshop post production). I must say, I’m in love with the setting and overly proud of my first attempt to get it right in camera.I had to do a few in colour, to show off her spectacular makeup skills and the colour of her eyes.

How beautiful is this woman? Oh my goodness!She is amazing, in every way. Kind, caring and sweet.Welcome to the team beautiful Tammy. I am beyond excited to be working with you, I just know we will go far together.

On a side note here, we will be doing facials here in studio again, pretty soon – you know, a pre-shoot pamper… all about your skin preparation…If you haven’t joined my private boudoir group yet, you may want to – because boudoir was the main theme for Tammy’s shoot – absolutely beautiful!!!!

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Please help me welcome this amazing human to my studio, she is coming for her viewing tomorrow and I will show her your messages.

Have a beautiful spring afternoon, keep smiling lovelies

And isn’t it time to book your session? I’m pretty sure it is, here is my spring offer:

https://ursula-t.com/product/q2-voucher/

Much love

Ursula T

064 551 1433

www.ursula-t.com

ursula@ursula-t.com

xxx

A portrait for my helper

Hi lovelies J

I am beyond excited it’s getting a bit warmer – I honestly don’t handle the cold too well… I’m wearing a dress today (hairy legs and all).

When my studio is a bit quieter, I very often sit and think about life, my business, what I have done and what I have not done, where I am going and where I have been.

I am also very often, my own worst enemy, always striving for perfection and I put a HUGE amount of pressure on myself to succeed in life. Probably why I had my strokes in the first place?

Today I was I thinking around the things that are stable in my studio, you know things that are always the same and things I don’t or won’t change, because I believe very much in consistency.

The one thing (of many), that has always worked for me as a business woman and photographer of women, is every lady I photograph and spend time with, gets the same amount of love, energy, service and quality from me. Whether it is a free shoot, a 2k shoot or a 32k shoot, I will not compromise any of those things. Anyone that comes to work with me, is expected to do the same too.

If I am asked what my client’s budget is, my answer is mostly, “I don’t know and nor do I mind, because ultimately she will get all of my energy, all of my love and all of my service on her special day with me and my processes remain the same too. Now I get a lot of people saying you must ask – but I just can’t, because I don’t want it to have an effect on how I service my client. Does that sense?

Today, I spent time taking a few shots of my helper Taonga. She has been with me for a while now and I have so much love for her. She is amazing!!! We have a special connection and always want the best for her.

When I pick up my camera, I always revert to love, energy, service and quality. It’s like a pre-programmed mind set. Of course she is not going to pay me, of course I don’t mind. I had some time and I love what I do, deeply and passionately.

I didn’t tell her, but I’m going to give her a print for Christmas this year as a surprise.

She has never been photographed before and there was no makeover (although I would love to do tis next time for her). I literally caught her on her way home today, threw my lipstick and mascara at her (not literally) and told her to sit for me for a minute.

She is just so beautiful!!!

What do you think? Do you think she will love this portrait as a gift lovelies?

I hope so….

PS she calls my Aunty or her majesty when I’m bossing her around in studio lol

EVERY girl deserves a beautiful portrait of herself, come try me?

I won’t disappoint you

Have a beautiful evening, keep smiling

Much love,

Ursula T

064 551 1433

http://www.ursulat.net

xxx

Roxanne – Woman’s Day Winner

Good morning lovelies 🙂

Let us start our week with the very beautiful, most glamorous Roxanne….

Some of you might remember Roxanne, was my woman’s day competition winner from this year and oh my goodness, she did so good!

Roxanne, is a lockdown mommy – her first, Liam, born in a home birth, during this pandemic.

I loved every second of my day with Roxanne, she walked in all nervous (this is the common feeling with my ladies, until they spend 5 minutes with me and see that I’m just a girl, a dash wild, doing what I absolutely love doing! And there is nothing to be nervous of).

For Roxanne, Bianca did Hollywood curls – LOVE – and we decided to use some gold wrap in her final sequence (excuse the pun here – gold sequence – lol).

This was Roxanne’s first professional makeover – so that was exciting! What girl doesn’t want to feel like a million bucks right now?

Beautiful Roxanne,

Thank you for trusting me, thank you for loving me, thank you for helping me and looking after me (and thank you for pouring my whiskeys – nawty Ursula ;-)).

You are beyond beautiful, head to toe, inside out and I am honoured that I got to photograph you beautifully and spend time with you!

I am so, so proud of you.
Much love
Ursula T
Xxx

Enjoy your portraits, made with love…

Mom and Daughter sessions

This is my most favourite portrait session to do. I have a few coming up in the next few weeks.

It is a special day to enjoy together and I absolutely adore seeing the genetic resemblances and the relationship between mom and daughter/s.

There is always some magic around creating portraits to be left behind one day as a memory (a family heirloom, a treasure that has no price tag).

This is from not so long ago and everytime I look at is, I still gasp and think to myself, how incredibly beautiful are they! Marie and Ime, look so much alike and they had a very special bond with each other. I will never forget them or this day.

How do want to be remembered one one?

Let me photograph you beautifully….

You can book your portrait session by taking a voucher below. I will be one voucher each for girls over the age of 14.

Much love

Ursula T

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xxx

Mom and daughters:

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

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

A timeline of Ursula T Photography business

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

Covid Ramblings – Ursula T

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!

Cathy

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 😍😍😍

An Interview with Ursula T

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 ;-))
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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