Glamour Portrait – Tabeth

Tabeth, aka Tabby had never done a photo-shoot before in her life, in fact she didn’t have any photo’s of herself at all, neither did her family or friends. Needless to say her glamour portrait photo shoot was a really special experience for both her and I.

There was extra time and care spent in directing Tabby’s poses, because this was her first portrait photo shoot. But it turned out to be so much fun, and needless to say she felt and looked like a glamour supermodel . Tabby even went out that evening to paint the town red.

What an amazing experience for both of us, for me, the moment of truth was in the viewing of her very first portrait photography portfolio:

With tears in her eyes she gasped and said to me “OMG, I never knew I was so beautiful.

You always are” was my response. A Very emotional, heartfelt moment shared indeed.

This is what it’s all about for me. I want YOU to see how beautiful you actually are.

I want to bring out the beautiful in all woman, as I see beauty through new eyes.

I say the above earnestly, because with my socially defined disability, following my stroke two years ago, I really do see things differently. Being able to photograph this is a privilege that I am most grateful for.

 

Next glamour photo shoot following on my blog soon, for more info you can contact me at ursulatocik@gmail.com, glamour photo shoots are for YOU, for couples, for mum’s and daughters, for YOU and siblings, for YOU and friends too.

 

make up done by Bianca Anderson, hair styled by Jessica Wiggel and of course the photographer, me Ursula Tocik.

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My dragonfly Logo

I often get the question about the story behind my logo, and why a dragonfly, here it is:

It is said in many cultures, that the dragonfly brings winds of changes and transformation, i cannot think of a better logo for my personal life journey and photography business.

I have always been fascinated by dragonflies, I always believed they were fairies, my logo I drew myself, and over the years with the help from friends, my photography logo has changed.  I am loving the new design, hope you do too

before:

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new and improved:

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More from Kara

editing done, quick and easy, two more BW shots from the beautiful Kara.

I must say, my passion has been ignited and I look forward to many more amazing shoots.

 

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Kara Maternity shoot

so I am pretty sure that everyone following my story knows that I survived a severe stroke in 2012, and am classified as disabled now, my passion has always been photography, and yes I have had to adapt and move away from weddings due to phphysical challenges, but I am so grateful that I have a story to tell and that I can follow through with my passion for photography, in new adventures. two shots from Sunday Maternity/pregnancy shoot, thank you to my beautiful client that was patient, caring, understanding, and for her inner beauty which shined all through the shoot! Amazing, gorgeous and im so grateful!!
I was one of those shoots, where I couldn’t get enough shots, wanted to stay all day, and editing awesome, quick and loved it 🙂
thank you beautiful lady, job made easy!!
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where I’m Going

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Studio opening soon, oh so excited. whilst I am physically unable to shoot weddings any longer, I am super stoked to be moving to portrait photography, including glamour photography. I will be posting more about my new venture on a regular basis, and I appologise for my blog being so quite. I do have a story to tell and I am so grateful to be here to share it. Keep posted, my blog is going to get busy busy.