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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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June Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

This Month:

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.
Ambassadors

Four of our Ambassadors reading their Madison Fashion Magazines!

This month has seen the launch of new products, the announcement of our Ambassadors and also a little more talk about the Click, and an amazing ambassadors get together at Just Desserts in Gawler. A Winter themed Photo Experience, a Model for a Day Photo Experience, A Model Portfolio Update session, lots of Reveal and Select sessions just to name a few of the things that have been keeping us busy!
Face of July

Mackenzie – Our Face of July!

 

I had planned to chat about a lot of things this month but have looked at the date and realised if I don’t publish this today it won’t be the June Newsletter!! Plenty to talk about next month!

 

We have had an amazing month – I hope you have also!

  • The Face of June

For our Face of June we planned a Birthday Photo Experience and we had lots of applications.

Face of June - not one but three

Face of June – not one but three

The Face of the Month for June was not one face but three – the winner and her two besties had to have birthdays in the next couple of months and we were very excited to have three delightful young girls here for an amazing photo experience on the 6th of May. Think birthday cake, balloons, pink, bubbles, party dresses and lots of sweet party food! I think you can probably get the picture –

Birthday Photo Experience

Birthday Photo Experience – why not book your session today

We have already showcased images on Instagram but here are just a few in case you missed them!
Balloons, Candles and Cake!

Balloons, Candles and Cake!

If this looks like fun and the sort of thing you or someone you know would like to do for their birthday give me a call. We can tailor the experience specifically to the birthday girl and her besties –

Golden Hour

Golden Hour – we are always happy to add this to your Birthday Experience

A no frills party investment will get you the basics including some party food balloons and bubbles with an option to purchase framed images after the event through to the top of the range where you can enjoy a cake smash and a party goodies bag for the birthday guests and birthday girl with a Party Photo Package specifically designed for you and your guests.

We also have a no expenses spared package which includes a gorgeous Matte Art Birthday Album. The album will be hand made in our Pro printers lab here in Adelaide – where they will pay attention to every detail. It is a luxurious gift to give which will keep the birthday girls memories alive for a life time!

This one really takes the cake!

This one really takes the cake! Why should one year olds have all the fun!

 

 

National Publications and Work

Oh my goodness – We have done it again!!!!! This time we have 5 of our girls – Hannah, Jemma, Jordan, Maddy and Miki featured in Issue 10 of Madison Fashion Magazine and 1, Courtney, featured in Issue 11. Congratulations again to Graham on the beautiful photography and of course our congratulations go to our 6 beautiful girls that have been featured.

We are also very excited about one of our adult clients Janice who recently came to us for a Model Portfolio. She is now registered with RMT Model Management and has already landed herself some work – Congratulations Janice! May this be just the beginning of a rewarding career for you!

Congratulations Janice!

Congratulations Janice!

More Next Month

That’s all I have time to chat about this month – we have been super busy with photo experiences in June and planning some really exciting photo experiences coming up in July – looking forward to sharing them with you soon!

Remember to call me on 0481 190 163 if you would like your own photo experience – we look forward to planning something uniquely for you!

Karen  – Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories

web: gtstudios.com.au

email: karen@gtstudios.com.au

phone: 0481 190 163

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Are you tempted?

Are you tempted? If you are tempted to book a photo experience but want more info give me a call!

 

Next Month:

  • Let’s get to know our GT Studios Ambassadors
  • New Experiences on offer – Diva, A little often – more on these soon!
  • Latest products on offer – The Teegan – you will want this on your wall!
  • The Click – our exclusive club for girls who have attended photography experiences or workshops with GT Studios – ask me about this exciting opportunity!

May Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

This Month:

Welcome to the GT Studios May 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. If you know someone who would enjoy reading this newsletter please share it with them and suggest that they subscribe to it!

We have had an amazing month – I hope you have also! As well as our regular photo experiences we have had a chance to be involved in some really thought provoking work. On the 6th of May we finished a fun photo experience by spending some time taking photos to bring awareness to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. We worked with three incredibly committed and talented teenagers and produced a series of images which we shared across our social media platforms on White Shirt Day May 8th. You can read about it here or here. It’s not too late to donate. We are constantly impressed by the dedication we see in the young people that we work with.

White Shirt Day

White Shirt Day – Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

  • The Face of May

As I mentioned last month, we will be giving away a free photo experience every month for the Face of the Month Project. We announced the theme for the Face of July on our Instagram account last week and also put out an update on the blog with some important dates. We have had an awesome response – there is only one week left to enter so what are you waiting for??!!

Face of the Month

Face of May – Courtney – Quirky but Cool – Science

For our Face of May we were looking for Geeky and Nerdy, Quirky but Cool and we had lots of applications. I was amazed to see so many teenagers confess to being geeky but then I was reminded that it is actually cool to be nerdy now. Look at the people who own some of the most successful companies in the world. Some of the richest people in the world, some of the most compassionate and giving people in the world. Not the cool trendy ones but the science geeks, inventors, researchers and innovators so I was given hope that we have so many young followers that might have aspirations to be in that group of society.

Face of May - Courtney - Science Experiment!

Face of May – Courtney – Science Experiment!

Courtney told me in her application that she was a huge “Stranger Things” fan and was lucky enough to meet Millie Bobby Brown – one of the main actors in the show. This has inspired her to think about acting. Courtney also loves science experiments, Lego and baking. She loved to sit and look at the stars too and imagine what could be out there! This made me think that we could get some dynamic images with her acting out several quirky but cool scenes. We would definitely rely on Courtney’s acting skills but after announcing her as the winner and having a very long conversation carefully planning each set I was pretty sure she was up for the job.

Face of the Month - Courtney - Golden Hour

Face of the Month – Courtney – Golden Hour

Some things we learnt about Courtney were that her favourite colour is pink or aqua so we made sure that we captured some nice images with these tones – most girls hope for a golden hour image with a floral crown so pink flowers were on the list. Holidays to Bali and a future trip to Bora Bora are high on Courtney’s list of likes as she loves the beach. We also found out that Courtney would like to be a midwife when she leaves school. Perhaps it was a sign that she ended up wearing my old uniform from a previous life when I was a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife when she did the Science Photo set!

Face of May - Courtney - Baking has never been so much fun!!

Face of May – Courtney – Baking has never been so much fun!!

Courtney stepped up to the challenge with every set that we asked of her. Whether it was in her own clothes or something from our wardrobe, playing with dry ice or sieving flour, playing with lego, reading fantasy books or looking through a telescope or a microscope she took it all in her stride. Was she worried about what her friends would say – I think so – did that stop her – no! She has a great outlook on life and in the end she just enjoyed the experience! Thank you Courtney for being brave enough to stand out in the crowd!

National Publications

Oh my goodness – we have had another amazing month for features in magazines. Published in digital and print we have had four girls featured in Madison Fashion Magazine with at least 2 images each and one of them has had a very busy month being featured in an international magazine Brand Model Magazine. Congratulations again to Graham on the beautiful photography and of course our congratulations go to our 4 beautiful GT Studios Ambassadors Jordan (2 magazines this month), Jemma, Maddy and Miki.

 

 

Product Review

This month’s product review is the timeless signature art Folio Box. Your heart and soul are captured and your memories are protected in this stunning heirloom for you to enjoy for years to come.

Each folio box comes in oatmeal or black linen and starts with 4 of your favourite 20x25cm prints on a 28×35.5cm backing and the box can hold up to 12 prints!

This is such a lovely idea if you are short on wall space – your prints can be stored safely and you can choose which one you want to display on any given day – if you order 8 or more images we will gift an easel for you to display your print – no need for a frame!

You can choose from three different styles to suit your taste:

  • Traditional
  • Elegant and Modern
  • Torn-edge

We have found this to be an incredibly popular product and is one of our best sellers.

Folio Box

The Signature Art Folio Box – a timeless heirloom to be enjoyed for generations to come

 

Workshops

We have had an increasing amount of queries about photography and modelling this year and we have decided that it is time to launch our workshop programme. If you are interested in attending a workshop and would like to know more please contact me. If you have topics you would like included in the programme let me know as soon as possible as we are preparing the programme currently.

We will also be offering one on one tuition for those who would rather not work in a group setting.

 

Face of July

Next Month:

  • Workshops – local and regional areas – do you want us to visit you? If so give me a call so we can add your location to our travel list.
  • New Experiences on offer – Diva, A little often – more on these soon!
  • Latest products on offer – The Teegan – you will want this on your wall!
  • The Click – our exclusive club for girls who have attended photography experiences or workshops with GT Studios – ask me about this exciting opportunity!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories

Karen
📞 0481 190 163

GT Studios
Karen@gtstudios.com.au
www.gtstudios.com.au
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www.instagram.com/gtstudiosphotography

 

Album

March Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

 

This Month:

Welcome to the GT Studios March 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. Make sure you subscribe by replying yes to this email or filling in your email address if you are reading this on our web page and then hitting the subscribe button! You will receive an email in which you must click activate to ensure you get any future editions.
Once again we have had another amazing and busy month – I hope you have also!

 

  • The Face of March

As I mentioned last month, we will be giving away a free photo experience every month for the Face of the Month Project. Make sure you follow our Instagram account for the next call and what we are looking for.

Jordan The Face of March

Face of the Month Jordan

Our Face of March had been following GT Studios for a while and had made enquiries about photo experiences too. When we put out the call for this month we really only had one requirement. We wanted a ballet dancer who was on pointe!  We would like to introduce you to Jordan @jordan.hissey She answered the call almost instantly and we were very happy at the end of the call to announce that Jordan had got herself that photo experience she was hoping for!

Jordan - The Face of March

Jordan – Dancing in the Rain

After accepting the role of Face of March Jordan admitted that she was quite nervous as she had not done any modelling – she didn’t need to be nervous – she did an amazing job and we are really happy with the images that we have.

Autumn - The Face of March

Autumn in the Forest – Jordan The Face of March

Jordan may not have had any modelling experience but she was more than qualified for our needs this month – she has been dancing since she was three and went on to pointe shoes this year!

Jordan the Face of March

The Face of the Month for March – Jordan with her Pointe Shoes in Hand

Jordan would like to look at modelling or nursing as a career in the future and I think she has qualities that would suit both of these occupations. One day Jordan hopes to travel to Italy – who knows maybe a modelling career would take her to Fashion Week in Milan – known as the Fashion capital of the world!!!

The Face of the Month for April – who will it be? The winner will be announced on Monday the 19th of March

 

  • Printed and Digital Publications

We can now confirm that Graham has been published in the new Australian Kids Fashion Magazine “Madison Fashion Magazine” @madisonfashionmagazine We are very happy to say that we have been published in all three issues so far. Congratulations to Ellirah @ellirah_models, Alyssa @alyssa.jv, Teegan @mylittlestredhead and Mikayla @mikaylatuttle for being spotted and featured!!! This magazine publishes photographers and models from all over the world so we are so grateful to the team at Madison Fashion Magazine for choosing us!

 

  • Fine Art Collaboration

This year sees us embarking on several Fine Art Projects. Not only has Mikayla been published in Madison Fashion Magazine this year but her modelling skills have been put to great use by taking part in two of our Fine Art Projects that we are working on.
Emotions Fine Art Project Mikayla

Emotions Fine Art Project Mikayla

The first project is looking at the emotions of teenagers – we wanted this to be teenager driven – we ask them to provide their own choice of outfit for three set emotions and then use their expression and body language to illustrate the emotion we have asked for. This has proved to be challenging and thought provoking for all involved but also incredibly moving and powerful.
The Goddess Within Fine Art Project Mikayla

The Goddess Within Fine Art Project Mikayla

The second project that Mikayla has been involved in has been the Goddess Within – this involves lots of tulle – making a dress on set and lots of flowers!
The Goddess Within Fine Art Project Mikayla

The Goddess Within Fine Art Project Mikayla

If you would like to be involved in our Fine Art Projects please contact me for details.

 

  • 500th Follower

Way back on the 15th of December last year I woke up to 499 followers on Instagram – that was a big deal for me – I mentioned it on my post that day that I was hoping I didn’t lose any followers and a young teenager DM’d me to say she had just given us our 500th follower!

Our 500th Instagram follower - Maddy

Our 500th Instagram follower – Maddy

I was so impressed that I spoke to Graham (the other half of GT Studios) and we decided to offer her a photo experience. We are so glad that our two worlds have come together. We had an amazing day with her and her Mum – we took lots of photos and you will start to see some of them appear on our Instagram and Facebook page over the next few weeks. It was so hard to choose just a few!

Our 500th Instagram follower - Maddy

Our 500th Instagram follower – Maddy

Unlike some of our other clients, Maddy has not done any modelling and she is not a dancer but that did not matter at all – she came with enthusiasm and passion for life – Thank you so much Maddy – for being our 500th follower and also for being the lovely person that you are! As this goes live we are now up to 804 followers – a big thank you to all of you – for you likes, comments and for your continued support!

Our 500th Instagram follower - Maddy

Our 500th Instagram follower – Maddy

 

  • Product Review

Our latest product on offer is the beautiful Matte Art Photo Album. This is an amazing product and the quality is evident as soon as you open the lid of the linen covered box. You can choose to have your own words engraved on the front cover or we can make some suggestions for you.
The cover of the album comes in a range of finishes – our sample album is cream chic metallic pearl, for an additional cost you can choose to have a leather finish.
One of the many Album options.

One of the many Album options.

 

The name of the album is a huge hint as to what the pages will look like – your photo experience will be printed on high quality matte art paper – with a gorgeous matte finish. We chose to have a thicker than standard page thickness for our sample album and it makes it feel even more luxurious!
Lay flat binding - a great feature of this album

Lay flat binding – a great feature of this album

The album will be hand made in our Pro printers lab here in Adelaide – where they will pay attention to every detail. We will help you with the layout of every page and you can add additional pages if you wish.
We are so happy with this new product we feel sure you will also love it – make sure to ask us for a look at our sample album next time we see you.

 

Want more details:

If you would like to feature in our Monthly snapshot, submit your details for one of our Photographic projects either the Face of the Month or one of the Fine Art Projects (or if you know someone who might like to and you want more details) or you would like more information about any of our Photo Experiences or Products that we offer please contact me on any of the following:

Phone: 0481 190 163

Email: karen@gtstudios.com.au

PM on Facebook or DM on Instagram @gtstudiosphotography

Next Month:

  • Workshops – coming soon – tell us what you want!
  • New Experiences on offer – Birthday, Diva, A little often.
  • Latest products on offer – new Folio Box Styles

 

Capturing Life’s Monents, Creating Memories,

Karen