Category Archives: Family

Birthday Cake

Cake Smash! (part one)

There are many milestones in our lives, lots deserve to be captured as special moments and preserved as treasured memories for the future. A first birthday is one of those milestones and a great way of capturing the moment is with a Cake Smash photo session.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

We had the pleasure of joining the gorgeous Miss Ella on the weekend and helped her capture this milestone with some amazing images! I wont lie to you – it was not all laughter and smiles – as the pictures will reveal – but the end result was an experience that Miss Ella and her parents will always remember and hopefully cherish.

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

The session went through the full range of emotions from shy, quiet, reserved, surprised, unsure , guilty about playing with her food, satisfaction of feeling the cream between her fingers, joy about not being told off then crying because she couldn’t eat her cake and keep it too!

Surprise!

Surprise!

Ella is a gentle sole – she did not smash her cake as some one year olds would. She cautiously touched the surface and was not too sure about this whole experience. However, the milestone has been reached, she has had her first birthday and we captured the moment for her. Thankfully she will have many more “firsts” and hopefully we will be given the opportunity to capture some of these too!

Getting Smashed!

Getting Smashed!

If you or someone you know has a special milestone in the future let us help you to make memories that last by Capturing Life’s Momenets – contact Karen or Graham today – any age is ok for a cake smash, any “first” is a valid excuse for a photo session – don’t let the moment pass and live with regret! We offer a pre and post session consultation as part of the service.

Squishy

Squishy

Is that for me?

I love this photo of Miss T! I think she can say a lot with her eyes. In fact most people can speak with their eyes if they want to. To me, this photo is a question – “Is that for me?” Some others might interpret it differently, that is the beauty of photography.

Is that for me?

Is that for me?

I would love to know what you think Miss T is saying with her eyes. Let us know in the comments section on the Facebook post.

Lay back and Relax!

Dreaming of Summer - one day I'm gonna be a Mermaid!

Dreaming of Summer – one day I’m gonna be a Mermaid!

The weekend is here and it is going to be too hot to do anything constructive or productive so take the lead from the gorgeous Miss E, lay back and relax!

Look at Me - I'm from the Sea!

Look at Me – I’m from the Sea!

Miss E takes being a mermaid quite seriously! If you go down to the beach this weekend make sure you play it safe – slip, slop and slap! Maybe do what we did and just recreate the beach, sip a cool drink in front of the air conditioner and chill baby!!

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

 

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!

Put your feet up!

Time Out

With only a few days before Christmas, some of us are probably starting to feel a little flustered and harassed! So many things still to do – but it is really important to look around at the things you have done and take a moment to catch your breath so that you are truly ready for the big day.

Making a wish

Making a wish

This time of year can be such a stressful time for so many people. We find ourselves under extra pressure, deadlines at work, Christmas shopping, entertaining, and generally being a lot busier than normal.

Snow angel

Snow angel

Hopefully the Christmas tree is up and some of the Christmas Shopping is done so put your feet up and give yourself a break – the important thing is not how much you get done before Christmas but who you spend your time with – make sure you have some quality time this year with the people that matter!

Put your feet up!

Take a break, the tree is up.

 

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.