Beautiful Berta

Beautiful Berta,

Some of you might remember, I did a birthday giveaway last month.

Berta was my winner, so we did her session on 13th May. The prize was an extra large canvas (and a makeover) valued at over R12 500.
The image above on the grey background, was chosen, because Berta a) loved it and b) she wanted something for her grandkids to remember her as is she is now, which is always smiling.
Berta’s story is incredible and she relates to mine so much, because her husband had a terrible accident 7 years ago and has since had 9 strokes (can you believe that?). So beautiful Berta has to take of him.
But just look how gorgeous she is and that smile!!!

I am always honoured, that my ladies share their stories with me and I think, I have such privilege in my life to share time with each one and I get to photograph my ladies beautifully, which makes my soul set on fire!

Thank you Berta, for sharing your story with me and for trusting me and helping me. I loved our session! I know you needed it

Humble beginnings of Ursula T

Sunday Story…

My strokes happened in October 2012. It, was, devastating!

I took some time out, a whole two years, to grieve, to get angry, to cry, to feel depressed, to think…

When I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself, or rather, decided that my life is not over, it’s just different now and maybe a bit more challenging, physically. I picked up my camera again, my only prized position I had left in the world. I turned an old shed (with help) into a “studio” and I invited Pierre (who is a rock musician) for a free shoot (September 2014), so I could learn how to use my tripod, camera and lens, one handed. It was seriously difficult and frustrating (I felt like crying the whole time – but I didn’t – I pushed through it). But I will never forget, how alive I felt in his session. I will never forget the overwhelming excitement of shooting again. My epiphany happened this day! I am going to do this, and I’m going to do this with so much love, nothing in the world will stop me!

When I saw his images and started editing, I knew that I had acquired all the skills I needed to become a full time professional photographer. I would need to get a new lens (a fixed lens, that does not require my left hand), a chair with wheels and I would need many, many hours of practice keeping my balance and making my right arm strong enough to ditch the tripod (which was too difficult to use one handed).

And so I did, just that!

I knew, I wanted to photograph women, I knew that I would specialise in this. I knew that women needed help to feel and look beautiful (because I was feeling really crap).

Well it’s 2019, and here I am. Doing what I love. Following my inner purpose, my dreams and my passion. I am super proud of myself, because I know I am also really good at what I do (or so I’m told). My message today, is if you are going through a difficult time, allow yourself to go through the emotions. If you feel angry, it’s ok! If you feel sad, it’s ok! If you feel depressed and unmotivated, it’s ok! Take the time to do the work on yourself. BUT when you are done, you put your crown back on princess and you rise!

If you need to feel beautiful again, I can help you. I know I can! Come try me?

Have a beautiful day, Keep smiling!

Much love

Ursula T



PS. How gorgeous are these images? I needed a reminder today of how I started over and reinvented myself 😉

“I Delight in her”

This is Yolanda, this is what we got up to yesterday in studio.

Yolanda trains presenters for tv, which I think is an amazing career to have, I can see why she does so well.
She is amazing, creative and has huge plans for really making a difference in our country (which can sometimes feel so bleak these days).

Yolanda’s other name is Hephzibah, which means “I delight in her”. How breathtakingly delightful is she actually?

For a full session, we have time to change outfits and backgrounds, and I was spoilt by Yolanda’s choice of outfits here, designer Psychic by Palesa(amazing designer – we need to chat ;-)).

For boudoir, I normally do silhouettes into the background, because I think it’s beautiful. Here we did more of a detailed shot, because of the gorgeous traditional head ware – this is why I made my reflector boards – I’m getting too clever now.


I adore you! Thank you for an amazing day of creativity, fun, laughter and love.

We will do great things together, I just know it!

I hope you love your portraits as much as I do.

Much Love
Ursula T

Limited Edition Closet Collection

This is new and exciting, you can book your spot online today (you will find it under my shop tab). There is an integrated calendar so you can choose your date and time slot.

Open to men looking for corporate head-shots/personal branding for social media too.

Or bring your partner along and create a beautiful portrait together

Outdoor Portraits

For those that get bored of my indoor studio portraits, I do venture outside when I’m feeling brave enough. Of course I need physical help to do this, but my ladies are always kind enough to help me ;-). This is my studio wall outside, I actually love it now that I am looking at these.

My posing rules remain the same, my lighting rules remain the same and just look how beautiful these are (I just gave myself a pat on the back here lol).

PS this portrait session was for dating site profile pics and also professional pics for linkedin etc we did indoor and outdoor combo

I think I must venture outdoors more often?

Beth, you are so beautiful