cockatoo and couple

Now this little birdy was amazing, she had so much fun, and barked at my puppies, danced and posed. I am talking about Roxy the cockatoo, although Lauren was pretty spectacular herself 😉

This is our cockatoo / couple/ glam session from last week, more to follow

Lauren and Jacques, and Lynda and roxy, thank you for an incredible experience!

 

Andrew Portrait

A little while ago, I posted around my 50 and fabulous portrait session for Andrew.

I couldn’t think of a better gift to give him, a little piece of my soul and a whole lot of love goes into each session that I do. When product is delivered, my soul literally does a happy dance!

Here are some cell phone snappies showing size, and placement of portrait. I chose this spot for Andrew’s portrait, because firstly there is skylight that not only lights by day but by night too, secondly, the stair well and upper deck to his house are a noticeable feature.

PS Tom is his eldest son, called me to say thank you and to tell me that this is his one day, he loves how I have captured his dad for all eternity. Special family heirloom here indeed

 

 

Samantha Cowen

My Day with Samantha Cowen:

We started with a viewing of Sam’s portraits, before, behind the scenes and edited portraits. Sam was smiling from ear to ear! They truly are beautiful.
A microphone and recorder was then set up for my interview for 702, and my nerves were shot. I dislike my voice, but Sam has a beautiful way about how she leads questions and all I could do was be myself. You must know that my stroke brain had to concentrate extra to not only understand her questions, but answer as best as I could. I kept on forgetting what she asked me lol
During my interview, Leo (my puppy) decided to grab Sam’s knitted scarf and make a dash for it, outside into the leaves and dirt. It was hilarious watching Sam making the scarf rescue, and bringing it back in looking a pile of leaves as opposed to a piece of clothing. He later on tried stealing stealing her boots and then her handbag, which was very ambitious of him, because he is so tiny in comparison. I think Leo was trying to make me relax by giving us a laugh.
The interview was 2 hours long, which will obviously be edited before going to air (I will keep you all posted)
Sam’s closing statement to me was”in twenty years Ursula, I have never had such beautiful photographs, you are so clever!”
She is amazing, down to earth and quite hilarious actually.
Oh and I got a beautiful bouquet of roses – how sweet?
for those that did not see my Facebook page, here is Sam’s before and after,

little bit of info on a session:

A portrait session with me takes 2 – 6 hours, and I always try at least two different looks per session.

We do a wardrobe consult before shooting, and advise what to wear. I always chuckle at the panic before shoot day “What must I wear?” “What must I bring?”. I am planning on bringing wardrobe into studio to try solve this epidemic us ladies seem to have, but for now, it’s bring what you love to wear, and as I am a bit of a jackdaw and love glam, you cannot go wrong in an evening dress (even I have an evening dress – this jeans and takkies country girl lol)

For Sam, we did a combination of formal and Glam Sam. Both looks equally beautiful. Hannelie was on set throughout to change makeup and hair, and it was magical.

Here is a pic to illustrate.

Ladies book your session, we all need a professional profile these days and while we are at it, let’s chuck in a bit of glam or underwear

Here is Sam:

 

Men’s Portrait

My gift to my “hubby” was a Fifty and fabulous portrait session.

I will be printing a large canvas for him soon, as a family heirloom, to pass down to his sons, Tom and luke, to be passed down to their children, and their children, and so on.

Of course my puppy Spartacus had to jump into a shot.

Because sometimes I photograph men and pets too:

I know times are tough, so after much thinking I have come up with an idea to help you.

You see, I really believe in myself and my concept and YOU so much, that I want to do your portrait session (believe me, it will change the way you see yourself)

I have launched my 3 months to pay option today for you.

And I hope you take me up the offer.

Ime the incredibly beautiful Matric Final year of school portrait session.
Beautiful.
Wouldn’t you want your daughters to remember their milestones with a professional portrait?
Book your session with Ursula T 0796933784