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For Zone, we did a modelling portfolio.

Zone, is beautiful on the inside and the outside, three different makeup looks were done for her – natural, night and dramatic. Of course she rocked them all!

Another portrait for Jessica:

 

this is Joy, fifty six and fabulous!

We had so much fun. I loved every minute of our time together, my nawty puppies did too.

Thank you Joy, for sharing your beauty with me

xx

I never do sneak peeks before a client’s viewing, because I want to keep the magic going and I want my clients to have first sight of their portraits before posting. Here I am making an exception a) because I love it and b) because it will be a while still till Raaesa sees her final edited images.

This is Raaesa, and she is beautiful!
And this is my new posing wall, I didn’t Stand after all for this series, my nerves got the better of me, but I am love with this moody look and feel on my textured suede wall with directional natural light. It has it’s own look and feel and for me, well I love creating interesting portraits. I will post a flat natural light image next, so you can see the difference in styles.

Book your maternity sessions ladies! I love shooting bumps

Much love
Ursula. T

hmua: Tracey

What goes into your viewing:

Your session has come and gone,  I have spent the next few days selecting and hand editing your portraits. This is the day you get to see how everything turned out, and it’s always exciting! My turn around time here is one week from your session, I stick to this because obviously you are as excited as I am to see your images. The magic from your session is still fresh in your head.

Your viewing session is where we decide on what product you will be taking, what sizes, what format. We go through layouts and choose something that you will fall in love with everytime you see it.

Once your order has been placed with my spupplier, it typically takes one week for product to arrive at studio for you to collect. This means there is a two week turn around time from your session to receiving your beautiful portraits, ready to hang in your home. This makes my soul dance, to see my work in print.

Once your session is over, you will have memories to treasure for a lifetime.

And that is how we do it here ladies, come try us for a session

What goes into your editing:

Your session is finished, time for me to download your images, and make a backup of my working file, also a spot check – yip, I nailed it. I do this immediately after, and I am always nervous about every session, I am not sure why a little self doubt creeps in, because after being a professional photographer for ten years, I kind of know what I am doing. So spot check is done, I now leave your file until the next day, so I can view with fresh perspective.My files are huge you know, I shoot in raw, which makes each image around 100mb in my working file. I am up early and excited to do your portrait selection (step 1). I go through each image, looking for consistencies in light, different poses and facial expressions, I give my favourites a rating of 5, and these are the ones I edit for your viewing. Hours later, I have culled and I am down to a portfolio of no less than 20 Images, and it’s looking good. While I am doing portfolio selection, I already know how I am going to edit, and what final product will work best with your images.

I take a break, sometimes until the next day, fresh eyes ready for editing. I use three software programs for this, I begin an editing flow, and every image must go through the same technique, every image is hand edited and this takes around 20 hours, with lot’s of coffee in between and resting my eyes. It’s during my editing workflow, that I see a bit of magic, I see your portraits coming to life and I am always happy in this moment, I sit and reflect how much skill and talent I have acquired over these years, and I am so proud that I am here, in this space to live this life, despite all my challenges. This is all I want to do, it is so beautiful.

Product recommendation done, portraits edited, it’s time for your viewing and I hope you will be pleased and fall in love with your portraits just as I have.

I get to meet the most amazing woman in studio, Each one unique in their beauty, This is Rochelle, and she is beautiful.

Thank you Rochelle for a special session, you are a very impressive, accomplished young lady
xxx
Thank you to Hannelie for the beautiful makeup (always professional, always spot on)

I have had a very exciting few weeks in my studio. So Exciting that I haven’t posted here for a while, I seem to be migrating to facebook posts, if you don’t follow me there yet, please do; here is the link:

https://web.facebook.com/UrsulaT01/

Tuesday this week, I had the absolute honour of doing a portrait session for Samantha Cowen (from radio 702), we will be doing a radio interview session next week too, which will be aired. I hate the sound of my voice by the way, but I have a beautiful story to share, and I have a purpose after surviving my strokes, so I will do it with love and gratitude to Samantha –  for the opportunity I am eternally grateful!

Sam is amazing, and beautiful down to her very core, in between the chats, laughs and selfies, a very real, down to earth personality was apparent. We did a natural Sam and a glam Sam session – both equally beautiful!

Hannelie burger was on set doing hair and makeup (beautifully!) and Tracey, my new studio partner (more about this later)

I will let you all know when you can listen in, but for today a few behind the scenes before pics:

 

 

two naughty children:I will be posting Samantha’s portraits next week, so keep a look out.

 

PS: I love my little studio, my life and the very amazing woman I get to meet and photograph constantly..

Come try me for a session? it WILL change the way you see yourself, I promise!

This is Ceasar, a pet portrait session which was a birthday gift for his daddy.

I must admit I was a little intimidated when I first met him. He is HUGE! But after a quick introduction, and lots of slobbery kisses, I knew we would be fine.

My studio is a humble country cottage, and it works for pets here, so why not bring yours along for a portrait session and a fun outing?

Now it is not that easy creating portraits of pets, because they are excitable and don’t really like to sit and pose. I think I did alright here.

What a magnificent specimen of doberman Ceasar is. He was so good!

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