“To me, photography is an art of observation. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them” Elliott Erwitt
Ursula is the proud winner of the following Masters Photographers Association Awards
East Midlands Region:
Go to the gallery section to see some of the Award Winning images.
The overall MPA East Midlands – Photographer of the year 2011, 2010, 2008 & 2007
MPA East Midlands Fashion Photographer of the year 2009, 2008, 2007
MPA East Midlands Glamour Photographer of the year 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
MPA East Midlands Classic Portrait Photographer of the year 2010, 2008, 2009
MPA East Midlands Licentiate Portrait photographer of the year 2008, 2009
MPA East Midlands Commercial Photographer of the year 2009
MPA East Midlands Avant Garde Portrait Photographer of the year 2007, 2008, 2010
MPA East Midlands Under 5’s Photographer of the year 2011, 2010
MPA East Midlands Contemporary Portrait Photographer of the year 2012
MPA East Midlands Commercial Portrait Photographer of the year 2013
Fujifilm Finalist UK Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011
Awarded a merit UK Portrait Classical Master Photography Awards 2011
Awarded a merit UK Children Master Photography Awards 2011
Nottingham Creative Business Awards – Nominee Photography Award 2007
MPA – The Master Photographers Association*
*The Master Photographers Association is the UK’s only trade body exclusively for
full-time professional wedding, portrait and commercial photographers.
Entry is strict and photographers must present a panel of their work for approval
before gaining their qualification & membership.
Find out more about the MPA at www.thempa.com
Here’s some nice things clients have said about my work:
“Ursula made me feel like a film star while I was being photographed, not
uncomfortable or embarrassed at all and for the first time in my life I have an
amazing photo of me!
Even if you have to travel to Nottingham, it is well worth the journey, she is the
best photographer I have ever dealt with”
Alicia Kite – Image Consultant
“Quite simply, Ursula is a gifted portrait photographer. I trust her to create an
image that reflects our company and our values, and tells the story of each
individual member of staff.
It goes without saying that she is a pleasure to work with, and that she delivers
great photographs without fail.
But what is truly exceptional is how she can capture the essence of each and every
individual in a remarkable photograph”
“Working with Ursula was a breeze. I absolutely procrastinated having my work profile
image taken until the 11th hour because I usually feel really self conscious and
awkward in front of the camera. A work profile image is quite particular and you
really want to get that balance right between friendly and professional, or
attractive and serious and I thought it would be impossible to achieve that in a
studio set-up without feeling a bit ridiculous. Not only did Ursula put me instantly
at ease, she understood exactly what was needed and had me looking deeply into the
camera lens with complete confidence, in minutes. But it’s the quality of her
pictures that really impressed me, it was so hard to choose which ones I should use,
they were all so good and it’s clear to see why she’s an award-winning photographer.
I recommend Ursula to everyone now; she’s quick, really thorough, competitively
priced and great fun to work with.”
Communications Manager – DANCE4
“Ursula is an amazing photographer her talent and passion is very inspiring. She’s
done a few family shoots for me now and with 3 very young children it’s a difficult
task to get good pictures! Ursula has always delivered the most beautiful pictures
that people always comment on when in my home. What I also find with Ursula is her
work doesn’t date so the wall art I’ve had for a while, I like just as much as my
recent photos from her. All in all you really can’t go wrong with this award
Gemma Cafferkey ( Mum to Jack, Rory & Hudson )
“It was clear to me from the outset that Ursula’s priority was to find out what
kind of images we wanted, or at least guide in the right direction. She seemed to
pick up intuitively what was important to us and her passion for her work was
evident. Her experience and professionalism was easy to see as I watched her work
with my children, knowing how to put them at ease ( 6 day old & a 21/2 year old) and
getting them to look and smile naturally. But most of all capturing those in between
looks harnessing the wonderment and innocence of being a child especially capturing
Lily (2 1/2 years old) as I see her and Finlay (6 days old) looking so tiny & new. The fact
the photos are taken against the backdrop of my home living room means so much
more than a studio setting as when we look at the artwork now and especially for
many years to come, I know that it encapsulates a special period, ‘my children’s
infant years’ and a place special to us all, ‘our home’. Ursula created many
beautiful images. From the images we finally had two made up as wall art, of which
the quality of the box frame and the clarity of the images are amazing! They do
indeed make me smile every time I look at them. A really personal experience!
Thank you Ursula”
Catherine & Dave – Proud parents of Lily & Finlay (Nottingham)
I just wanted to send all my thanks for the beautiful photos.
I couldn’t have imagined being so relaxed or having so much fun taking the photos;
and I never would have dreamed they would be so gorgeous!”
“I have been getting more clients though my website since I put my new photograph on and I haven’t even had time
to have my site redesigned yet either! A big thank you!”
Best wishes – Vicky Nutritional Therapist. BSc Nutritional Medicine, BSc Biology.
“A very belated huge, huge thanks for making my day so special. I really enjoyed
the company as well as the Mimi Experience. Ursula – YOU ARE FABULOUS – I was
incredibly nervous and you certainly reassured me in such calming surrounds. Much
enjoyed the afternoon & cannot thank you enough.”
Kirsten x Image consultant (London)
“Thank you so much for my most wonderful day and Mimi Experience – you truly made me
feel like a princess and my confidence has been sky high ever since.
You have an amazing talent Ursula which is plain to see in the beautiful images that
I have to cherish of myself now and forever – a wonderful legacy for me to leave
onto others I hope!!
Thank you so much, I cannot tell you in words how much I enjoyed my time.”
Katie Swanson, Financial Adviser (Nottingham)
“Ursula is an award winning photographer who has a brilliant eye for bringing out the
sparkle in you. She is very professional, warm and engaging, qualities that put you
at ease which get the best out of you.
I enjoyed a truly dynamic fun and very focused Mimi Experience where I felt special
and cared for. Ursula really appreciates how a woman wants to be portrayed, it was a
I then had a family photo done with my husband for our anniversary again with high
quality photographic results. She is a joy to work Highly recommend Ursula’s
approach and high quality expertise, thank you Ursula x”
Karen Oehme, Founder of Loving Touch Therapies, Loving Touch Therapies
“In front of the camera no-one is ever totally relaxed, yet Ursula manages to achieve
this; her subjects look comfortable and at ease. For them it’s as if the camera
isn’t there and striking a pose is as familiar as looking in the mirror.”
Neil Bowness – Changing Horizon Ltd
“We are not naturally keen on having pictures taken and Ursula made us very
comfortable in the setting. We’ve now got some great pictures to use for a variety
of business needs. A professional and modern approach for our business needs.”
Professor F Patterson & Dr. Maura Kerrin – Work Psychology Group
“I’ve worked with Ursula on various projects from product shots to my own wedding
photography and portraits of my little boy.
On every occassion she has delivered fantastic results always adding something
different with her eye for detail. Would highly recommend whether corporate, family
or something more special as she produces great results is personable and creative.
Looking forward to working together again!”
Debbie Mawhinney – The New Fat Design Agency
“Ursula took some very good pictures of me and helped me with her friendliness and
encouraging attitude on the set, to overcome my awkwardness when seeing myself on a
The outcome was really excellent and I am getting many compliments. Compliments
which are really for Ursula to receive and I am happy to recommend Ursula to anyone
who feels similarly awkward when it comes to their own photo.”
Andrea Busch – Virtual Assistant
“Ursula delivered a very interesting and useful seminar at a networking event I was
attending and then I had an unexpected opportunity for a professional photo shoot by
Ursula. As it was completely unexpected I was feeling rather nervous and unprepared
for it. Ursula was very friendly, chatty and informal, made me relax and enjoy the
photo shoot. From the pictures Ursula took I’ve managed to choose not one but three
images that I really like and am happy with. Ursula has done a fantastic job and I
would not hesitate in recommending her as a professional photographer.”
Jurga Proudlove – Personal Fitness Coach and Weight Loss Guru Practitioner
“I just had to drop you a note to say thank you so much! What was particularly
amazing for me was how cared for I felt through the whole process. I am sure I must
have been one of those ‘nervous patients’ because frankly I cannot say I have ever
enjoyed having my photo taken in my life, or looking at the results! But the level
to which you obviously care about your work and your clients is really exceptional.
In the ‘after care’ also your service has been outstanding and you have managed to
get a ‘best smile ever’ photo of me – thank you so much!!
I will be back and I am bringing my business partner next time (and possibly my
Laila-Elizabeth Risdon – Indigo Brave