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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.

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?

Christmas Photo Experience

Introducing Angel to the GT Studios Family

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Angel and her parents on Saturday for her photo experience and I really want to share some of her images with you.

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

 

Christmas is a great time to think about updating your family portraits, capturing life’s moments and also a chance to create your own personalised Christmas greetings cards. Contact Karen or Graham to book your session or check out yesterday’s blog for more details. Click here for more Christmas images

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

Last date to book your Christmas photo experience is Saturday the 3rd of December to ensure delivery before Christmas!

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

Presents Under the Christmas Tree

Are you ready for Christmas? Presents wrapped, cards written, Christmas tree decorated? Christmas is only four and a half weeks away so if you are not quite as organised as you planned why not let GT Studios take some of the stress and pressure from you and let you enjoy the “Festive Season”.

We have one more day available for Christmas Photo Experiences in our Winter Wonderland Christmas Nook. If you are free on Saturday the 3rd of December we would love to help make your Christmas a very special occasion by creating some beautiful personalised Christmas Greetings cards or Framed images for you to give as gifts. We still have sessions available in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

The photo experience runs for 30 to 45 minutes with several Christmas props to choose from. We also have a range of children’s clothes (6 months to 12 years) which you might like to choose from or you can choose to bring your own special outfit.

The investment for you is $200 plus the cost of your order which could be as little as $2 per modern flat personalised Christmas Card or $3.50 per traditional folded personalised Christmas Card! Framed images come in a range of sizes and costs to suit your budget too. All orders will be delivered by the 18th of December.

Christmas Photo Experience

Christmas Photo Experience

Lots of people like a “mini-session” as their first experience with us and this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

If you would like to book a session you can contact Karen or Graham with a time that suits you and we will confirm the availability.

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Pretty girl and Christmas tree

Christmas Photo Experience

It is not too late to book your 2016 Christmas Photo Experience in the GT Studios Winter Wonderland Christmas Nook!

Pretty girl and Christmas tree

Pretty girl and Christmas tree

If you would like a set of images to use for your personalised Christmas Greetings Cards or printed and framed gifts for those special people in your life this year we can help you create the perfect look. We have a snow filled room with over 1,000 fairy lights! A Christmas tree which is decorated in purple and gold or red and gold depending on your chosen theme. If you choose a package where you change your outfit you can have both Christmas tree themes in the one experience! We also have a range of Party dresses for little girls aged from 6 months to 12 years to use if they would like to dress in something other than their own clothes.

Baby in front of Christmas tree

Baby in front of Christmas tree

Contact Karen or Graham for available dates but don’t delay – it’s only 5 weeks until Christmas and there are limited sessions.

Golden Glow

Capturing Life’s Moments

I love this image. It was a moment captured towards the end of the day. Patiently waiting for her sisters to join her. It just goes to show that not every image has to be posed or smiling or looking at the camera!

When you join GT Studios for a photo experience we try to capture formal and informal moments. We know that every moment in life becomes a memory but some memories are worth capturing!

The real pleasure for us is when we see these wonderful moments printed and framed so that they become a part of daily life. It’s such a thrill to see an image on a clients wall in the entrance hall, lounge or other special spot welcoming guests in to their home!

If you would like to have your memories captured and then see them become beautiful works of art be sure to contact us to help plan your photo experience. Life doesn’t wait for us to make memories, life is an ongoing memory that fades over time unless we actively record it in some way. Let GT Studios capture your memories and make them in to life’s moments so that you have them for the future.

Golden Glow

Golden Glow

 

Something a little extra for the Market!

This Sunday GT Studios will have a stall at the POP Market at Hahndorf. We will have all our usual products available – greetings cards, matted prints, and matted and framed prints as well as a large acrylic panorama.

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We will also be happy to discuss our Photo Sessions. This Sunday will be the perfect time to plan your Christmas Photo Session before it is too late!

Merry Christmas

For the first time this year GT Studios will also have a selection of Blue Pearl Girl Design Jewelry for purchase. There will be necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings all handcrafted in South Australia. They will feature Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearl, glass, shell, and other medium in a variety of colours. Perfect gift ideas for Christmas. Please click on the images to see them in a better resolution!

We would love to see you on Sunday. If you decide to pop out for a drive this weekend make it up the freeway to Hahndorf – come to the POP Market in the Hahndorf Institute and make sure you come and say hello!

GT Studios at the Wayville Market

GT Studios at The Wayville Market

GT Studios

The Wayville Market had its grand opening on the long weekend in October. It was our first ever market experience as Stall Holders and although Mother Nature turned on the worst weather possible we and an amazing bunch of other Stall Holders braved the weather and set up for the Sunday and Monday.

Succulent Lane and Craft Your World

We had no idea what to expect – we did our research of course – but nothing really prepares you for the experience – you just have to be there – throw yourself in and become fully immersed in the atmosphere and energy of the day.

Anastasia Scotland’s Beading Ideas and

Moonlight Crystal Studio

We were there as casual stall holders and the intention was to have our stall out on the lawn – it would have been beautiful except for the torrential rain and gale-force winds that were forecast. Thankfully, Mark, the Market Manager was able to accommodate all of the casual stall holders indoors – a saving grace for all of us!!

Made by Us and Reviresco Hand Crafted All Natural Soap

The Wayville Market is held every Sunday and Public Holiday Monday from 9am till 4.00pm. The permanent stall holders are in the Cattle Pavilion at the  Adelaide Show Grounds and weather permitting the  casual stall holders will be out on the lawn!

M&M Workshop and ARTWORK by Sara K Norwood

We were lucky enough to be surrounded by the  most amazingly friendly and supportive people on the long weekend in October. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Wayville Market yet you should make the effort to pop down on Sunday and check it out! It’s free entry, there will be live music and some awesome stalls to check out.

Wrappa Bees and UT (Uttridge Trading)

Christmas Gift Ideas!

Here at GT Studios we love helping you with your Christmas Gift List.

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We are happy to organise a photo experience for you or your family so that you can use those photos to give as gifts either as an album or a beautiful framed print for hanging on the wall or placing somewhere special in your home.

Mikayla

Mikayla

We can also organise to have your images turned into gorgeous Christmas cards but you need to act now. Christmas will be here before you know it!!

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If you are not keen on a photo of yourself we are happy to organise a gift certificate which can be used to purchase a photo session or any of our matted and framed images which are available.

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Winter sun on the homestead ruins

Days Gone By…..

Graham and I were fortunate to be offered a wonderful photo opportunity a couple of weeks ago. We were invited to take photos of some ruins on a property north of Adelaide. Here are a the first 5 photos from the shoot….

Memories Escaping

Memories Escaping

Return to Nature

Return to Nature

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

The View Beyond

The View Beyond

Winter sun on the homestead ruins

Winter sun on the homestead ruins

All of the photos will be available to view in the landscape gallery in the next few weeks. They will be available to purchase, as prints, both framed or unframed without watermarks in various sizes. Please contact us for more details.