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The Teegan

July Snapshot GT Studios Photography

Oh no – that can’t possibly be the date – are you sure it’s August?

July has flown by for us here at GT Studios and has probably been one of our busiest months ever – far too much to mention in one newsletter!

We are so grateful to all our wonderful new clients and the support we have had from their families as well as the amazing support we continue to receive from our Ambassadors and their families, our followers on Instagram and Facebook and the many Accounts and Pages that have featured our photos over the last month. The feedback and comments we have received lately have reassured us that we do what we do for all the right reasons. We love what we do – and when your work is your passion it really doesn’t feel like work!

Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could have changed your life – we have received some heart-warming feedback this month about the changes we have helped make in the lives of some young people – perhaps we can change the life of someone you love too! Building self confidence and self esteem is so important in today’s society. Our beautiful Teegan art work (our top feature image on our snapshot) is a huge 75cmx100cm frameless matte art image and has had such an impact on our clients as they enter the studio that people are telling us that they are actually dreaming about it! That is the effect that large scale wall art can have on people and why we urge our clients to have their beautiful work printed and go as big as their space permits – this action is a lasting statement of loyalty love and commitment to their child.

As always we welcome you to the GT Studios Monthly Snapshot. A chance to keep all of our wonderful GT Studios People – clients, models, collaborators, and friends up to date with the latest news and happenings. By the way – what do you think of the new lay-out? We seem to have lost our galleries – but hopefully by our August Snapshot we will have them back!

  • The Face of July – Winter

For our Face of July we felt it was appropriate that we celebrated winter – even if I don’t really like winter! I was surprised at the amount of applications – who knew winter would be popular!

Goodbye to Autumn

Our Face of July – Mackenzie – Goodbye to Autumn

We chose Mackenzie as our winner this month. She presented an amazing application – she answered all the questions that I asked. She gave enough detail without going overboard. She was believable and sincere.

Red Berries

Face of July – Mackenzie – Winter – Red Berries

Her original plan was to have a friend with her but due to circumstances beyond her control she attended the photo shoot without her friend. As teen and tween portrait photographers we were fine with this as we were able to give Mackenzie the attention that we would give our usual clients. We planned the session in detail and captured many aspects of winter – we even managed to incorporate some snow, Christmas and hot chocolate!

Christmas Wishes

Face of July – Mackenzie – Christmas Wishes – Christmas in July

When Mackenzie returned for her Reveal and Select session we asked if she would do us a favour and do another little mini session as I had been able to find some beautiful red berries for a winter head piece. She jumped at the chance! She showed such enthusiasm and worked so well that we asked her to stay a bit longer and do some model work for us that evening. By the end of the night we were pretty sure we wanted to invite her to become part of the team! After a chat with the other ambassadors we were delighted to contact Mackenzie and now we are very excited to say that she is our 7th official GT Studios Ambassador. In the months ahead we will introduce you to each of our ambassadors.

We have already showcased images for July on Instagram but these are just a few in case you missed them! You can follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/gtstudiosphotography

 

  • Christmas

On the topic of Christmas – did you know it is less than 5 months until the big day!!!! It is never too early to start planning your Christmas Gift List or that Christmas card list either.

At GT Studios we believe that receiving a beautiful personalised Christmas card is so much nicer than an sms or digital greeting – it shows you have put in some thought and effort. We also believe that customised wall art or a carefully planned album is one of the nicest gifts you can give to someone who holds a special place in your heart. Have you thought about a gift from GT Studios – it might be for a parent, grandparent, or child. We also offer gift certificates so if you know someone who would jump at the chance of one of our photo experiences then a Gift Certificate is the perfect option.  We will be there on every step of the journey – whether it is to plan a photo experience or plan an album or choose which photo to place on your wall. Let us help you this Christmas! Don’t leave it too late to order – quality takes time!

If you have had a photo experience with GT Studios now is the time to have a look at your proof sheets and choose which of those beautiful photos you will choose as your Christmas Gifts and cards this year.  Of course we are happy to help you choose – just call and we can discuss your images with you. If you have misplaced your proof sheets give me a call and we can arrange replacements.

 

If you need a new photo experience for your Christmas Photos your experience must be before the end of October to ensure delivery for Christmas! August is now fully booked.

 

  • Magazines Arrived

As I mentioned last month – we had some of our beautiful girls featured in Issue 10 and Issue 11 of Madison Fashion Magazine. Our copies arrived in the mail and of course it turned in to another mini photo shoot! We even had a live session on Instagram! Did you see us live? It was lots of fun!

  • Photo Experiences

July has been a month full of variety and creativity when it comes to our photo experiences. As well as our Face of the Month for July which had a winter theme we had the Face of August which we did the photo session for during July. We met two delightful young girls who showcased their favourite eras of fashion ‘70’s, 80’s, and 90’s! We also had the beautiful Miss M take part in the “Model for a Day” experience and Miss A came to update her model portfolio.

Model For A Day

Model For A Day

We were treated to some amazing dance sessions this month with several solo and group dance experiences as well as a Family photo experience and a Fine Art Experience with a Fantasy feel.

Portfolio Update

Portfolio Update

The weather was glorious for Emi’s portfolio update and we captured some awesome moments! We missed out on using the dress she ordered as it had not arrived so when she came back for her reveal and select session we did a mini photo experience and she looked amazing. Emi was really not very well that day but she still worked like a true professional.

We also had a chance to work on a photo experience with 5 of our 7 ambassadors ….. sssshhhhh!…. I can’t tell you about that – it’s a secret – watch this space and I will tell you all about it in the next newsletter!!!

A Passion For Dance

A Passion For Dance – Riley, Alex and Jordan – one of their amazing dance sets

If we can help you with any of your photography needs please contact me.

If you would like more information on anything you have read about today give me a call, email me or go through our contact page.

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories
Karen

www.gtstudios.com.au

karen@gtstudios.com.au

📞 0481 190 163

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Making a wish

Making Christmas Gift Giving Easy For You!

It’s that time of year when we start to make our Christmas lists. Even Santa is making a list and checking it twice! Today’s blog is about helping you with your list making and making Christmas Gift Giving easy for you!

Have you been naughty or nice?

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

 

Gifts, greetings cards, ingredients for baking – I can think of many lists that I could be writing! Are you a list maker? Are you the person who has to decide who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Making a list…..

Gifts, greetings cards, ingredients for baking - I can think of many lists that I could be writing!

Gifts, greetings cards, ingredients for baking – I can think of many lists that I could be writing!

I am not very good at those sorts of lists – I think everyone should have a lovely Christmas. I try to please everyone and usually end up feeling exhausted by the end of it and not really happy with what I have done. So, this year I am going to try really hard to be super organised – not take on too much responsibility and enjoy every moment with Family and Friends.

Surprise!

It's just what I wanted! Children and adults alike will love a framed portrait for Christmas

It’s just what I wanted! Children and adults alike will love a framed portrait for Christmas

However, I want to help you with your Christmas gift list first. If you have had a photo experience with us this year you might like to think about using some of your images as Christmas gifts for those special people in your life. It will make your Christmas shopping a lot easier than normal! If you haven’t had a photo experience keep reading – we can still help you too!

Traditional Frame

Our Traditional Frame – Beautifully framed in a range of timbers as well as black & white, with a traditional matte surrounding the printed image.

We have some beautiful products to choose from including four beautiful styles of framing. They range from the traditional (pictured above), to elegant (pictured below) to something more romantic, and then we have a very special frame style that is just perfect for your little Princess or Fairy.

Elegant Frame

Our Elegant and Modern Frame - this has a young edgy feel - also available in a range of timbers, it comes in a deeper box style frame giving it a more substantial feel and elegant look, it does not have a traditional matte but has a wide border on the actual printed image - it will surely make a statement on your wall

Our Elegant and Modern Frame – this has a young edgy feel – also available in a range of timbers, it comes in a deeper box style frame giving it a more substantial feel and elegant look, it does not have a traditional matte but has a wide border on the actual printed image – it will surely make a statement on your wall

Romantic Frame

Our Romantic Frame - A delightful whimsical choice for the true romantic, once again framed in a deep set box, matted and then printed on the most beautiful torn edged and textured or smooth cotton - this choice will make hearts melt!

Our Romantic Frame – A delightful whimsical choice for the true romantic, once again framed in a deep set box, matted and then printed on the most beautiful torn edged and textured or smooth cotton – this choice will make hearts melt!

Fairy Frame

Like stardust glistening on fairies wings - our Fairy Frame is the most exquisite frame you could find for your precious little Fairy or Princess - it will glisten softly and makes a great night light for anyone who needs a little more light in their night - even knights who slay dragons in their dreams. A matted print in a deep framed box - the fairy lights make this so special. Battery or plug pack available.

Like stardust glistening on fairies wings – our Fairy Frame is the most exquisite frame you could find for your precious little Fairy or Princess – it will glisten softly and makes a great night light for anyone who needs a little more light in their night – even knights who slay dragons in their dreams. A matted print in a deep framed box – the fairy lights make this so special. Battery or plug pack available.

Framing Size and Colour Options

Some of the timbers available for your wall art framing (size and colour options): Large Teak, Medium Birch, Miltwood, Heartwood, Large Tasmanian Oak

Some of the timbers available for your wall art framing (size and colour options): Large Teak, Medium Birch, Miltwood, Heartwood, Large Tasmanian Oak

We also offer a nifty little social media style set which can be kept as a set or split up to give as individual gifts. These are square and can be framed in a range of timbers. Perfect for those homes where wall space is on the tight side! They can be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf or cabinet or hallway table.

Instagram on your Wall!

Instagram - In an age of social media, what better way to display your chosen images. A set of 4 or more in your choice of timber box frame with the image set back these have a stunning effect when placed in a grid pattern on your wall. At 17cmx17cm this is a great choice where wall space is a premium!

Instagram – In an age of social media, what better way to display your chosen images. A set of 4 or more in your choice of timber box frame with the image set back these have a stunning effect when placed in a grid pattern on your wall. At 17cmx17cm this is a great choice where wall space is a premium!

Last but not least we have our delightful Folio Boxes. These gorgeous boxes are archival quality and your images can be safely stored in the box – starting with 4 images and holding up to 12 –  they are available in a traditional, modern or romantic style. The images you choose come matted in this style but not framed. You can then display them on an easel. If you purchase 8 images or more we will provide the easel as a gift.

Romantic Style Folio Box

Your heart and soul are captured and protected in this stunning heirloom for you to enjoy for years to come. Our Folio Box Collection - available in Traditional, Modern or Romantic styles - our image shows the very popular Romantic Style in the Oatmeal box - also available in black.

Your heart and soul are captured and protected in this stunning heirloom for you to enjoy for years to come. Our Folio Box Collection – available in Traditional, Modern or Romantic styles – our image shows the very popular Romantic Style in the Oatmeal box – also available in black.

If you would like your image delivered to you before Christmas you must have your order in before next Friday, December 1st so please contact me as soon as possible with your selection.

Order this week!!! Don’t leave it too late!

Order before the 1st of December for delivery before Christmas

Order before the 1st of December for delivery before Christmas

 

If you are not sure which image or which product your special person would like in their Christmas stocking you could always purchase a Gift Certificate from as little as $50 to go towards their gift or even a photo experience of their own!

Contact me today to organise your order phone 0481 190 163 or email karen@gtstudios.com.au

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories

Karen

PS: if you would rather fill out our contact form I will be happy to give you a call – any questions about ordering for Christmas, booking a photo experience, purchasing a Gift Certificate or purchasing any of our other photography that is available including landscapes, flowers, wildlife and abstract art.

Christmas in July

Wow – I can’t believe that we are at the end of July already. We are in the middle of Winter yet I sit here with the door to the balcony wide open, the afternoon sun streaming in. A gentle breeze blowing the gum leaves outside the window and I think how lucky we are.

This year is flying by and tomorrow people will be celebrating Christmas in July! I don’t know about you but it feels like I have just finished putting away all the decorations from Christmas in December!!

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Do you celebrate Christmas in July or is once a year enough for you? Last Christmas we set up a Winter Wonderland scene in our studio and offered Christmas Winter Wonderland Photo Experiences. We will be doing the same again this year and to avoid disappointment we will be setting up our Christmas tree a little earlier than normal. We will encourage our clients to contact us soon to book their complimentary consultation so that we can ensure their chosen colour scheme can be accommodated and any extra little touches can be added. These sessions make excellent Christmas Card Images so the earlier you get organised with your session the easier your Christmas Card list becomes! We will also be offering formal and informal photo experiences in time for Christmas gifts.

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Family photos make a lovely gift not only for Grandparents but also for you as a family. I always think of the C. S. Lewis quote

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different”

This is what happens with family life, day after day we do the same thing and then one day your family have grown up and moved out. Don’t leave your photo experience until it is too late!

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

We would love to help you organise your Christmas gift this year with some beautiful wall art that you can look at and enjoy forever. Contact me today for more details: email, Facebook pm, or call on 0481 190 163

The 12th Day of Christmas

Can you believe that it is already the 12th day of Christmas? So much has happened in the last 12 days – my head is spinning! –  and now we have to say goodbye to the festive season for another year.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Some people have already taken their decorations down – in fact they take them down ASAP – others will be doing the task today (depending on your beliefs) and others will tackle the task tomorrow. We will spend tomorrow doing just that – I love the Christmas decorations – I don’t really want to pack them away – apparently, in days gone by, if you did not take down the greenery and baubles on the 12th day of Christmas (January 5th) or Epiphany (January 6th) you had to leave them up for the whole year – Now there’s an idea!!!!

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Of course, we will pack them away but hopefully it will not be for the whole year. One of our plans for 2017 will be to offer “Christmas in July Photo Experiences”. Once again we will set up our Winter Wonderland Christmas Nook with lots of Fairy Lights and Christmas Gifts and Snow and then encourage you and your loved ones to book an experience so that we can create unique Christmas greetings cards for you! We have had some fantastic feedback from those who ordered personalised greetings cards for this Christmas – your experience can be as formal or fun as you like! Contact either Karen or Graham for more details.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

 

Wow! Christmas in July!

Capture the Moment

Christmas day can be a bit hectic so we hope you all get a chance to sit back and relax, enjoy the day and capture some special moments with family and friends.

What's in here?

What’s in here?

Of course we will be capturing as many of today’s moments as possible and turning them in to memories and I urge you to do the same.

Wow!

Wow!

We only get one chance at life – make the most of it! Make today and every day special in some way.

Yum!

Yum!

Merry Christmas everyone! xx

It's just what I wanted!

Merry Christmas

At last the day we have all been waiting for is finally here! Merry Christmas everyone!

What did Santa bring?

What did Santa bring?

We hope you have a wonderful day. Love and Best Wishes from Karen and Graham xx

It's just what I wanted!

It’s just what I wanted!

Un-decorating the Christmas tree!

Not Long Now!

Not long now – Christmas is nearly here! There will be some people who have been ready and organised for weeks and there will be some who are still at the shops right up to the last minute.

Baubles and Beads

Baubles and Beads

This year I have been better organised than usual – I need to thank our wonderful clients for that – it’s amazing what a difference it made knowing people needed their photos for Christmas cards and presents – we did not want to let anyone down!

Last minute preparations

Last minute preparations

Whether you are a “ready and organised” or a “last minute” Christmas person there is just enough time to do the glorious finishing touches to your Christmas preparations. Not long now before we can all sit back, relax and enjoy the day!

Un-decorating the Christmas tree!

Un-decorating the Christmas tree!

Christmas in July

Christmas deliveries done!

It has been a crazy busy few weeks for GT Studios and we have finally finished our Christmas Orders.

Angel’s Christmas 2016 experience with GT Studios

All the Personalised Christmas cards have been delivered and hopefully they will be in the post now ready to delight the people who receive them. We love being able to create a little Christmas Magic for our clients!

Angel’s Christmas 2016 experience with GT Studios

We had the great pleasure of revealing a set of images to a beautiful family tonight. Always a nice part of the process. We love getting to know our clients and we feel that this is what helps us provide them with the images they are looking for. Capturing Life’s Moments is something we take very seriously.

Angel’s Christmas 2016 experience with GT Studios

So now it is back to mainstream photography for us. A new year is a great time to organise a photo experience – beautiful weather, the crazy, end of year rush is over – the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition, and finally get that photo you have been wanting for so long – contact Karen or Graham today to save your session – weekdays, evenings and weekends available.

Angel’s Christmas 2016 experience with GT Studios

How many days till Christmas?

A week in to December and Christmas seems to be heading our way quicker than ever. “How many days till Christmas?” seems to be a question being asked by many and when answered there is often a look of disbelief and shock in adults, and excitement and a touch of impatience in children.

Making a Wish!

With only three and a half weeks to go the reality is sinking in. The Christmas Card orders need to be finalised tonight and the last minute tweaking of Christmas Albums takes place this week.

A Sweet Christmas Fairy

We had the great privilege of being involved with lots of families this Christmas season – arranging photo experiences so that the images can be used as gifts for loved ones. Beautiful works of art to be placed in that special spot on the wall, amazing collections that get transformed into a masterpiece album for the coffee table and beautiful greetings cards to help spread the joy of Christmas in a truly personal way.

The Night Before Christmas

We hope you are progressing well with your Christmas planning, shopping and preparation. Don’t forget that GT Studios has Gift Certificates  – they are a beautiful gift that can be used for any of the GT Studios services – photo sessions, framed and matted prints of existing images in our portfolio or any of our personal tuition sessions and workshops. We are also available to do commissioned work. Contact Karen or Graham for details. Do you know how many days till Christmas?

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

During a recent Winter Wonderland Christmas Photo Experience, our beautiful clients were in the dressing room changing their outfits and it was the perfect opportunity for our GT Studios Christmas Tree to make a quick costume change too! It started the day in purple and gold but with a magical twirl it matched the next outfits perfectly.

Miss T just loved  this outfit from Little Rainbow Boutique and so do I. The minute she put it on she wanted to hold her skirt out and strike a pose! Not a bad effort for a little girl.

Big sister then put on a great show too! These images will make the most gorgeous personalised Christmas cards.

GT Studios Christmas Experience

GT Studios Christmas Experience

All our Winter Wonderland Christmas Photo Experiences are over for this year, but if you are thinking about some beautiful images for your family please contact us for a free consultation so that we can discuss your needs. Gift certificates are also available and would make a lovely gift for someone special this year.