My latest mom/daughter session. Natasha (Mom) and Chanel, this was a special one! I always ask my ladies to try bring matching outfits, because it makes a huge difference in a portrait. Natasha and Chanel came with the most gorgeous outfits and WOW just look at these gorgeous girls!!!
It was a special day for them, a bit of bonding time together, with lots of laughs and love and shared. Both posed so beautifully, both look so amazing! Their portraits will become their legacy and family heirloom to be treasured and remembered (this gives me goosebumps)
When I do a mom/daughter session, I photograph individual portraits and together portraits. We are doing two collection boxes here (because there are just too many gorgeous portraits to choice from).
Today is Natasha’s birthday, so my post is perfect timing to say:
“Natasha, happy birthday beautiful woman. Thank you for such special time together, thank you for trusting me to photograph you and Chanel, thank you for supporting my dream, thank you for your kindness and love and acceptance and generosity. I wish you so many more happy, healthy years ahead filled with love and magic”
“Chanel, you beautiful little lady, you are amazing! You are kind, smart, funny and gorgeous inside and outside. Stay this beautiful as you grow older, and I hope to photograph you through the years of you growing into the special woman I know you will be and thank you for your wine pouring skills 😉”
For the ladies that I have photographed and who have been to their personal viewing with me, I do a viewing “interview”, where I ask about their experience around their session with me. This is for me to learn and grow in my business, and of course used as a marketing tool.
This is what 99.9% of my ladies tell me:
* My facebook page and advertising is where I am found, I am
chosen because my work sells itself and they love my success
story, most find me both inspirational and professional
* to feel and look beautiful, self esteem and confidence booster,
present for hubby, present for themselves, achieving a
milestone (such as special birthday’s or weight loss), meeting
me and spending time with me – are the main reasons for
* they are all very nervous and excited before their session
* they all feel relaxed after their pamper and during their session
* they are all tired but elevated and leave feeling good about
themselves, as well as feeling and looking beautiful after their
* they love, love their viewing of their portraits, most cry 😉, and
tell me they can’t believe it is them, they never saw themselves
as being beautiful before.
I know beautiful ladies – and I will find yours.
My personal definition of a portrait:
“To me, a portrait is a creative collaboration between an artist and a sitter, and it’s unique in that sense, as an art form… kind of like a dance between artist and sitter..”
It is not a snap shot/photograph, it takes time to compose, set up, engage and connect with the subject, kind of like magic…
* A glamorous you, for you!
* personal branding/business headshots
* best friends
* moms and daughters/sons
* semi nude fine art
* brides and bridesmaids
Book your sessions ladies, we won’t disappoint you:
Personal branding portraits for vivacious Viv – sixty is the new thirties 😉
Going back a little, to Leigh’s portrait session. Her smile is infectious! She told me during her session, that she never really liked her smile, but she has learnt to embrace it now. I am so glad she did, because it is GORGEOUS!
Women are such self critical creatures, we all do it to ourselves.
I did a consult yesterday in studio, and my lady asked me what my demographic is in my business model, this was my answer:
” I want to photograph any woman, who has ever looked at herself in the mirror and not felt good enough about herself at any time in her life – because I know beautiful!”
Yes I photograph boys/men/families, but I specialise in woman’s glamour, because I love empowering woman.
This boy has a very special place in my heart, his name is Tom, it is Andrew’s son, who is sixteen today – what a special birthday this is!
My gift to him was a portrait session and a canvas of his choice, he was over the moon and understands the sentiment of this being a treasure to look at one day when he is old and wrinkled (like me he says – cheeky boy!)
I asked Tom how he felt after his session with me, he said “the girl got skills, I felt like a model”, and he is gorgeous!
Oh, I also did this set outside my studio (nice change of environment for me), I love this wall! Tom helped me walk and set me up outside with a chair and a glass of wine of course 😉
My style doesn’t change when photographing the other species (chuckle), I still shoot soft and edit them the same as I would a girl/lady. Posing changes obviously, but everything else is the same for me.
I’ll post a few more once I finish his editing
I love you Tom! Happy 16th birthday! You are awesome in every way, thank you for loving me as I am, for always making me smile and laugh, and for never, not once, making me feel like I am disabled.
My latest mom and daughter portrait session. the very beautiful Nadia (daughter) and Orlanda (who is in her fifties btw – like WOW – look how stunning she is?)
This is one of my favourite sessions to do, and it always fascinates me to see the gene pool passed down, the bond between a mother and her daughter, which is always so special for me to be a part of, creating a family heirloom for generations to come.
Nadia, Orlanda; deeply grateful to you both. Thank you for your kindness, your support, and your trust in me.
We are doing a 9-up frame and two small canvases for them – all beautifully chosen!
Now it is moon and stars time 🙂 What a beautiful day this is.
nd this is how we do boudoir here – lots more to follow, this will be an extra large canvas to hang above Deidre’s bed. It will be exquisite!!
Deidre was here last Thursday for her glamour and boudoir session, today was her viewing and product order. Product takes a week or two to get to studio. within one month of your session you have your viewing and product – fantastic turn around time (which I will never deviate from, service means everything to me!)
This is what Deidre had to say:
Ursula. T: ” Why did you choose me?”
Deidre: “I was attracted to your story, you are a special woman, then I saw your images and I was hooked””
Ursula. T: ” Why did you do it?”
Deidre: ” My hubby (Dave) has been asking me for years to do something like this for him, I saw your advert and profile, and decided in that moment, no hesitation to do it with you”
Ursula. T: ” How did you feel before, during your session with me?”
Deidre: ” Nervous and excited, relaxation and comfortable”
Ursula. T: ” How did you feel after your session?”
Deidre: ” Fulfilled and invigorated”
Ursula. T: ” How do you feel after seeing your images?”
Deidre: ” Amazing, I never thought I would see myself like that, you have a gift, I look beautiful”
Ursula. T: “What would you tell potential clients wanting to book me?”
Karen: ” Totally worth doing it, the entire experience is a special one and a must for every woman”
Dear Deidre, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You are breathtaking! I will never forget our time together, our roll on the boudoir bed, our laughs, my Moet spoils, your incredible presence, which left me fulfilled and full of goosebumps! Beautiful, beautiful, enriching soul.
Thank you to my special Merichen for gorgeous hair and makeup (as always)