Traditional Wedding outfit

Traditional wedding outfit, look how gorgeous this is!

Meet Teri, she is a business woman, wife, mother, and so much more and she is breathtakingly beautiful!

Still have your wedding dress collecting dust in your cupboard? How about putting it on for a gorgeous portrait?

Teri, thank you for an amazing session, for the laughter and love gorgeous girl

xxx

My business model

My business model, broken down a bit:
1) Your session
2) Your viewing
3) Your product
Being a full service portrait photographer, means going to print, believe me, this is a whole new level of skill required. I have kept my product offering simple, and I trust my suppliers to produce quality for my clients.

Yay, yay, it’s friday, and it’s my moon and stars weekend.

Wishing a safe, warm happy weekend to all 🙂

Much Love
Ursula T

To all the ladies that I have had the privilege of photographing, to all the ladies that I will in the future.

I remember you, I remember all your stories, I remember how you looked and how you posed, how you smiled and how you laughed, and how you helped me and how you loved me as I am (funny walk and all).

Your portraits made with heart, soul and love by me, are your reminder of me (I always hope this will be an amazing memory, because a piece of my heart now hangs on your walls i.e hang your portraits please – yes I’m nagging!).

It’s my moon and stars weekend aka Angelique (my baba), so friggen excited!

Have a happy, safe peaceful one.

I will be posting more portraits next week, after my viewings, keep a look out – there are some beautiful ones on it’s way. Just in case you are wondering, I only ever post portraits to my page, after my clients have been to their viewing – I keep the magic for their eyes first 😉

Much love
Meeee
xxx

What goes into your portrait session:

What goes into your portrait session:

It’s a bit of a long read, but you might enjoy it .

So the day has arrived, it’s time for your session. The nerves and the excitement have kicked in. You are greeted first by my two naughty puppies (Spartacus and Leonidas)and one big doggy (Buddy, my protector) Then by me and my stick at the door (I generally stand there waving like a mad woman so you know how to find us). You walk into studio, with your clothes and bags of goodies. It’s a home based studio in the country, it is peaceful and quite so you already feel comfortable. You walk into shooting space and viewing area, where you will see my portraits on display,quite beautiful to look at. By now you have met Tracey, who shows you to our makeup and change room. We are a friendly bunch here, and we love a chat, and the puppies love cuddles. We start off with something to drink (mostly wine to settle the nerves a bit, but we always have coffee and tea or juice too). You put your clothes in makeup room, by now I have studied your body language and my little head is spinning with posing ideas, Tracey has no doubt already figured out how she will do your transformation. We look at what you have brought to wear, and we choose outfits for each sequence of your shoot (and sometimes we only pick one outfit because it is spectacular and it will work for each sequence). I have to ask Tracey to help me remember which outfits go on which background because sometimes I panic and forget. So your wardrobe consult is done, and it’s now time to be pampered. Makeup and hairstyling takes about an hour/hour and a half. Tracey has an amazing way about her, when she does your makeup, you will feel relaxed and beautiful. I generally sit at my workstation editing or marketing, and every now and then I pop in to see how you are doing. Mostly I spy on your body language and by now I have worked out a pose flow for your session. Your hair and makeup looks mind blowing, you feel like a princess, and it’s time to change into your first outfit, now the nerves kick in because it’s showtime. I do a quick test shot to check makeup (the camera takes away about 30%) and then you are seated on our posing couch. I do a few warm up shots to get settings right because I am a natural light photorapher, and obviously this is key for your portraits. This is also a great way for you to get used to how I shoot ( being half paralysed, I have to sit in my chair and use my good leg to move me around, and of course there is no use of my left arm so I’m sure it takes some getting used to). I am quite formal in my approach to posing,  so I give you step by step instructions, until your pose is perfected, and I get my shots. There is a bit of magic for me here because I see everything coming together so beautifully, and I know your portraits will be incredible. So we pose, shoot, pose, shoot. Change outfits, and pose and shoot, pose and shoot, we may change hair style and makeup in between, and pose and shoot, pose and shoot. Until I feel that I have enough of a portfolio to show you at your viewing, which takes place a few days after your session. And that’s a wrap, session is over, you see how easy that is? Oh I might want to mention that it is a lot of fun too, lot’s of laughs and smiles, I am not serious all the time, Tracey also has a fantastic sense of humour and she is amazing throughout  and by the time we are finished, you will feel like a million bucks!

Come try us for a session, let’s create your timeless portraits together, something you can treasure and your loved ones too.

How my portrait makes me feel…

 

Like a beautiful, strong warrior woman!

I cannot express how much I fell in love with myself again, after all these years of physical difficulties, this portrait of myself, makes me feel so beautiful.

 

credit goes to my partner Tracey (Brushstrokes makeup artistry) for finding MY beautiful.

 

Book your glamour session ladies, you won’t regret it

 

 

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