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November Snapshot (1) with GT Studios Photography – What happened to October!

Welcome 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.

 

I started my last snapshot by saying that Spring had finally arrived – well I have decided that we no longer have the perfect season but four seasons in a week and sometimes in a day – as I write this (on the 21st of November – only  9 days out from Summer) I am listening to pouring rain and howling winds. The great thing about that is no matter what the weather we don’t let it stop us giving you the best photo experience possible! I no longer look at the forecast but adapt to the conditions on the day – we often end up with the most amazing variety of photos – my new moto I think will be – go with the flow!

Face of October

Each month this year we have held a Face of the Month Competition but for October our focus was entirely given to our Fundraising effort for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Instead of having one person feature predominantly we followed the Frocktober themes. More on this later…..

Published

Our clients have been busy getting themselves seen in more places than our web page, Facebook and Instagram accounts! We have had our photos featured in Madison Fashion Magazine November Top 25, The Face Issue Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Congratulations to Zoe for making Top 25, congratulations to Alexia,  Mackenzie, Makenzie, Jemma and Zoe for featuring in the Face Issue.

Once again we were spotted by Faces Magazine, this time with Hannah’s photo being featured on the European (Swiss) Fashion Magazines Web site! We are very excited and grateful to Faces Magazine FacesBeauty for the feature. Congratulations Hannah! You can vote for Hannah here but hurry – only until November 23rd.

Hannah and Maddy

I would like to congratulate both of these amazing Ambassadors who have now signed with Finesse Model Agency. We are so proud of them and wish them well in their modelling career. We like to see our clients and ambassadors as part of the GT Studios Family so to have watched the confidence and skills of these girls grow so fast through this year has been such a treat. Well done girls! All of our Ambassadors have done so well this year. The Ambassador programme has been so much more then we hoped for!

Frocktober

By mid-September our Frocktober preparations were in full swing. One of the first people I asked to be involved was the lovely Emma Schulz from Elouise Designs. A first year Fashion Design Student at Adelaide Uni, I first discovered Emma on Instagram. Something about the way she designed, wrote about her work and studies peaked my interest and I knew she was the designer I wanted to highlight on our Fundraising journey. So, one evening, while waiting for Graham’s flight to land from an interstate business trip I decided it was now or never……. The rest is history as they say! Emma is a delightful young girl with a bright future – she has a young, fresh, range of clothes which was exactly what I was hoping for. She also hopes to do costume design and I hope we have an ongoing relationship between her amazing couture skills, Graham’s photography and my creativity we might be able to give you some amazing fantasy experiences next year!

We arranged a meeting to see Emma’s range and we did a photo shoot with Emma which was fantastic! Unfortunately we found out that Emma could not be at our Fundraiser Event as it was her sister’s wedding day!!!! I understood if Emma wanted to pull out but she continued to support us and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation throughout October with posts on her Instagram too!

We also had an awesome Ambassador day where the girls (and their parents) put in an afternoon of planning at our place and then lots more of their own time to help prepare for the day.

With posters up, venues booked, it was down to the runway, music and dance prep – the girls loved choosing dresses to wear and as well as wearing the range from Elousie Designs we were very grateful for the generous donation from Rasheedah at Chicque Boutique who loaned us a huge range of clothes to wear on the day!

A dress fitting there and a dress rehearsal and we were just about ready. We opened the runway event to past clients and the general public and we were so happy to see some of our previous girls return for a fun day that raised money for such a great cause. I think we saw some models in the making too!!!

A massive thank you to Melissa Sandercock who gave a very educational talk about the signs and risks related to Ovarian Cancer – Melissa was able to dispel some common myths and reinforce some truths. Lots of positive feedback so if only one person seeks medical advice early enough then it was a worthwhile venture!

I have so many people to thank, the Gawler Uniting Church gave us the Hall Hire at an amazing rate – everyone who donated to the prizes, Hissey Electrical, Silhouette Hair and Beauty, Brereton Jewellers, Tanunda Hair and Beauty, Gawler Academy of Dance for their dancers, many private donations too – both in donating money, items and volunteering their time  – thank you thank you thank you! Our wonderful Ambassadors and their families gave so much time and money to this event – so grateful! Clients, friends and family – thank you!

We raised $1635 – a lot of hard work from a lot of people – thank you to everyone who donated on the day and on our My Cause page.  The person with the largest donation on our My Cause page won a free photo experience and they will be contacted shortly!!!

For a look at the Frocktober Fashions you can check out our Instagram feed – we continued the theme at our Runway event too. A serious cause but lots of fun!

If you would like more information about any of the information in today’s snapshot please contact me. We also have some gorgeous new products available for a limited time – Christmas printing deadlines are approaching rapidly so please don’t leave it to the last moment!

Keep an eye out for our next Snapshot in the next few days!!!!!

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Life’s Memories – Karen

www.gtstudios.com.au

karen@gtstudios.com.au

Phone 0481 190 163

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Dance the Day Away

Dance the Day Away

We are so excited to be offering Dance the Day Away Photo Experiences this School Holidays.

Dance the Day Away Cheeky threesome

Three gorgeous, cheeky girls in rainbow tutus. Ready for their Dance the Day Away School Holiday Photo Expereince

Twirling and spinning, tutus and splits, arabesques and pirouettes: if you know what these are then there is a good chance you have been a dancer, you are a dancer or you have at least one dancer in your life!

If you do have a dancer in your life why not book them in to a session and let us capture some beautiful moments. We will be offering sessions all day Tuesday  3rd of October to Friday 6th of October in both a Southern Suburbs location and a North Eastern Suburbs location.

Dance the Day Away - in the studio

Dance the Day Away – in the studio

If you have a favourite dance outfit you can bring it along or we can provide tutus and other dance wear for you to use.

Your dancer gets a private 30 minute session for $100
This includes 3 fully edited digital images that you can use on social media or print with an option to purchase extra prints and products that make beautiful gifts for Christmas.

Dance the Day Away - School Holiday Photo Experience

Dance the Day Away – School Holiday Photo Experience


LIMITED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE

 BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
3rd to 6th October
Contact Karen to secure your place
Phone 0481 190 163
email karen@gtstusios.com.au
www.gtstudios.com.au
www.facebook.com/gtstudiosphotography

Dance the Day Away

Dance the Day Away

 

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers And Lace

With a brief appearance of Spring I thought it was a great time to showcase some of the beautiful new items in the GT Studios wardrobe.  Today’s selection is from the “Flowers and Lace” collection. With neutral cream tones and a hint of Spring Shades as highlights, these dresses, hats and floral crowns are perfect for the Spring Photo Experience sessions that we still have available.

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. Neutral tones of cream with delicate embroidery in shades of Spring.

Both plain cream and floral dresses are available in an assortment of sizes. Some with fine embroidery or sequins others with tulle or organza. All with some sweet little feature to make them special.

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. Delightful Spring Floral Crowns that perfectly match the tulle covered dress.

We have several floral crowns, head bands, hats and other accessories available that are a perfect match for these dresses this season and I am really looking forward to seeing them in the upcoming Spring Photo Experiences.

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. Sequins and sparkles for that special occasion.

While the floral dresses and accessories are perfect for an outdoor photo experience the more formal dresses often lend themselves more to a studio session although the sequins do look amazing when they catch a bit of sunshine!

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. Sunflowers and Daisies make the perfect floral crown.

There is an option to have a floral crown hand crafted with love for your unique photo experience if you would prefer to have fresh flowers or you can choose from the ready made collection.

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. We have many hats to compliment our dresses.

Hats and headbands are just as popular as floral crowns.

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. These exquisite roses are a beautiful head band and are a perfect match with several of this seasons dresses.

The Spring Photo Experiences are available from now until the end of November. If you have someone who you think would love to dress up in pretty dresses, floral crowns and hats then don’t wait. Contact Karen today to book your free no obligation consultation while there are still some available sessions. You can email, sms, PM on Facebook, DM on Instagram or call on 0481 190  163

Flowers and Lace - Spring Collection

Flowers and Lace – Spring Collection. Just add some sequins and you are set for any occasion.

 

 

 

A Princess For A Day

Princess For A Day

Miss E was pretty excited! She was booked in for a Princess Photo Experience – she would get to wear a Princess dress, have a floral crown and use a lace parasol as a prop too. She packed some of her own pretty dresses, hair clips and shoes and then hopped in to the car with her Mum and big brother and they made their way to the photo session location.

Princess For A Day

Princess For A Day

The location was one of our favourite parks in the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide. It is green and leafy and the perfect spot for the images we had planned for that day.

We set up our portable change room and Miss E was soon looking amazing. The photo experience began, a little shy at first but Graham soon made her feel comfortable and relaxed. Her brother joined in with some of the photos in this session too and before long everyone was having a great time.

Brother and Sister duo made a great impression at their photo experience

Brother and Sister duo made a great impression at their photo experience

Unfortunately, due to excitement, Miss E did not eat much breakfast. Suddenly a cry from big brother and our Princess was fainting. That was an experience no one was expecting – however we always come prepared with nibbles and lots of water – and after some re-hydration and a snack our beautiful Princess was back on her feet again giving us the best images!

Princess For A Day

Princess For A Day

This amazing brother and sister duo went on to have a half day photo experience with some wonderful images that I will share in future blogs. If you would like more information about how GT Studios could help you plan a  Photo Experience for your little Princess please give me a call – I would love to chat to you about all the options.

Until the next time I blog, I hope you make the most of every day,

Karen (phone: 0481 190 163)

 

The Vintage Beach Experience

We don’t often do Beach Experiences but when everything comes together and you get gorgeous little girls in beautiful vintage styled dresses in a magnificent location you can guarantee some amazing wall art will be produced. This was the case on this day. We have now released the first three in this series.

Sea Spray and Lace

Sea Spray and Lace

The gorgeous girls were sisters, the dresses were from Dollcake, a Melbourne, Australian based company and the scenery is one of our picturesque South Australian Beaches  on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Vintage Holiday - Girls on the Beach

Vintage Holiday – Girls on the Beach

All of our photo experiences start with a pre-session consultation. This is when we are able to come together as a team and discuss themes, colour, style, location and let your heart do the talking. As artists we understand the need to be creative.

Girls on the beach - Holding Hands

Girls on the beach – Holding Hands

As a Boutique Studio we want you to be completely immersed in the process. This investment is not just a photo session it is a work of art for you to cherish for a life time, it is an experience, a memory, and we want you to love every minute of the journey as much as we do.

Invite us in to your home today for a photographic journey like no other you have experienced. Call Karen or Graham today.

Planning Your Photo Experience

At GT Studios we love getting to know you before your photo experience. The best way to plan a photo experience is by meeting with us and telling us about your dreams for the photo you have in mind. We offer both indoor studio experiences and outdoor natural light experiences and we discuss all the options when we are helping our clients create their perfect photo experience.

Princess Moment – an example of an indoor studio portrait

Sometimes all you want is a beautiful simple portrait for your wall. Sometimes you want to create an amazing themed experience with fancy dresses, floral crowns and props. Your imagination is the only thing that holds you back! We would love to offer you a chance to experience this. No matter how simple or grand, together, we can create beautiful art for your wall.

Picnic in the Sunflowers

Picnic in the Sunflowers – an example of a photo experience with the lot! Props, floral crowns, secret location!!!

Call Karen or Graham today to schedule your planning consultation.

A Sea Breeze

We recently had a chance to create some memories at one of South Australia’s beautiful beaches with some gorgeous little girls.

Two pretty young girls on the beach.

We knew the look we needed to capture and we had the perfect little dresses in our collection. We had recently purchased them from Dollcake and had not yet had the perfect opportunity to use them.

Paddling in the shallows

All the stars and planets aligned and we had an awesome time! Unfortunately the sea breeze was a little more than a breeze at times – but not quite a gale – it didn’t matter – in fact it gave a beautiful effect in the end. These are just a couple of images from the session. The behind the scenes images show what it was really like but that is another blog post for another day…….

Contact Karen or Graham today to book your pre-session consultation  – let’s chat about your hopes and dreams for that magic photo!

Angel in the parkland

Not always dressed in a dress!

I can’t deny it – I love when our clients ask if their cute little girls can “dress up” in some of the GT Studios wardrobe for their photo sessions. We have an ever growing supply of beautiful dresses, tutus and various props. However, not all our clients want to wear dresses!!

Every girl loves to dress up

Every girl loves to dress up

Sometimes they just want to be dressed in their play clothes and that’s ok too! We were able to capture some beautiful moments during this photo session. Angel had already been dressed in some “girly” dresses, a tutu, and her highland dancing kilt. We had taken some indoor shots and then progressed to the beautiful parkland area outside to capture some natural light images.

Heading out

Heading out

If it is time to update the family photos or capture some special moments while your little cutie still wants to dress up contact Karen or Graham today and let us help you design the perfect session to suit your needs. Together we can create beautiful memories that will last forever.

Bathed in natural light

Bathed in natural light