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:

 

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.

Outdoor portrait

So for those of you that don’t know my story, I cannot walk on my own following two severe strokes.

What holds me back? Nothing really.

I was lucky enough to have help from a friend to get this outdoor portrait shot, and a very understanding, patient client. I love it, it was a brave adventure for me, and it was refreshing for me to shoot outside my country studio for a change.

This was for a guns and glamour theme.

I must be brave more often 😉

 

Glamour Portrait

This, is what makes my soul dance. Creating beautiful portraits , glamour style.

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Dad and daughter Portraits

You can really make a special day out of a dad/daughter portrait session. Hair makeup, dresses, special bonding time.

Book a portrait session with me, and make your daughters feel like a princess for the day.

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Gift Vouchers

My Studio does personalised gift vouchers for all services on my website.

Valentines is around the corner, why not spoil someone special this year? It will be the most memorable experience guaranteed!

 

Here is an example of what they look like:

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