Category Archives: Natural light

When one person asks for bubbles…..

When a Family Photo Experience starts off with the youngest member noticing my bubble machine the only way to move forward was to promise that we would use the bubble machine later in the session.

Five year old boys have amazing memories when it comes to bubbles and promises so after a lot of photos I agreed to switch on the machine!

I was pretty sure that the other family members were not all that keen on the idea of bubbles but I assured them it would be a bit of fun and they would be under no pressure to purchase these images. Just let this little boy have his moment.

As you can see from the set of bubble images everyone got  in on the act and I think they ended up being a fantastic set showing the real side of this family – natural, relaxed and fun loving.

This gorgeous family were great clients and we loved every minute of their session. We even got a bit emotional when we reviewed the images at the end of the day – that’s when we know we captured the essence of the people involved – that’s why we do what we do and why we love doing it!

Contact Karen and Graham today to arrange you free consultation.

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.

Behind The Scenes

I thought I would show a few behind the scenes images today. Graham is our primary photographer at GT Studios and I am there as back up/second photographer and assistant. That means that all the amazing high quality images of people have come from Graham and the candid on the spot images are sometimes mine!

Let the Sun Shine

Let the Sun Shine (c)2017 Karen Tipper

At our recent beach photo experience I was able to catch a few of those moments. Not images that we would sell to our clients but images that do usually capture the moment!

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes (c)2017 Karen Tipper

I think the images I caught on this day did show the commitment of both Graham and our little ballerinas. It was windy and the waves were quite unpredictable with a rough sea. I can tell you now that all three ended up very wet that day.

Splash

Splash (c)2017 Karen Tipper

Talk to Karen or Graham today if you would like more information about creating a unique photo experience. Book a free pre-session consultation and start making your dream a reality.

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

 

The Face Of GT Studios is Growing Up

A lot of people ask us about the little face on our GT Studios business cards, logo, Avatar, etc. They want to know who she is and how she came to be “The Face” that we chose.

Searching

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Little Miss C has been a part of our lives since she was a baby. She has always been a natural in front of the camera and was always willing to look down the lens when we needed her to. We have watched her grow and change but she has always remained a sheer delight to photograph.

Patiently waiting for the Easter Bunny.

Patiently waiting for the Easter Bunny. #Dollcakevintage

Her parents have been amazing in the support they have given us. Always allowing us to take up their time as we became totally immersed in one photo session after another. Over the last four years we have been lucky enough to add another two delightful little cuties from this family to our group of models that we use to promote our photography business.

Little cutie leaning out the play-house window.

Little cutie leaning out the play-house window. #Vintage #madebymum #mydress

We are always happy to add to our group of willing models and will be doing a model call soon to promote some of the gorgeous new outfits in the GT Studios wardrobe. If you know someone who might be interested  contact Graham or Karen today for more details.

Cheeky cute blue eyed, blonde haired toddler girl leaning on bed-end.

Cheeky cute blue eyed, blonde haired toddler girl leaning on bed-end.

Off the wall Ukuleles - award winning image

Off The Wall Ukuleles

January is traditionally a time to look forward and make plans for the rest of the year – don’t get me wrong – we at GT Studios have been doing a lot of that this month – but we thought it was also a great time to look back at the year that was and take note of what we have achieved in the last 12 months. We were so busy that we sometimes forgot to mention some of the achievements we gained along the way!

Pano Awards Bronze for Off The Wall Ukuleles

Pano Awards Bronze for Off The Wall Ukuleles

Off the wall Ukuleles - award winning image

Off the wall Ukuleles – award winning image

Graham entered three panoramas into the Epson International pano awards last year. The image above received a bronze award and the other 2 images were 1 point and 2 points off of receiving a bronze award. Not a bad effort for his first attempt at this competition!

The Ukulele shop featured in the first panorama can be found on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii in Kapaa town.

Dark clouds over the curvy black tar and the black volcanic rock near Iceland’s Kleifarvatn lake

Iceland and Hawaii are two of our favourite outdoor landscape photography locations. The natural light in both theses wonders of nature are amazing and reinforce why we love doing what we do!

Panorama of the Honolulu skyline at night.

If you click on any of the images it will make them bigger!

 

Little ray of sunshine

The Great Outdoors

Graham and I are not really camping people! So, when we suggest an outdoor photo experience it is more than likely going to be with a lovely client dressed in a gorgeous outfit, and we do our best to make them them feel  super special and let nature speak for itself.

Angel in the moment

Angel in the moment – with Fairy Dust editing.

Don’t get me wrong, we love being outside in the gardens and forests and national parks that we are so lucky to have here. You just need to check out any of our holiday destinations to see that we really appreciate nature, but we really appreciate the beauty in all our clients too. We make it our task to capture life’s moments with them while they are out in the natural light. We like to give them the opportunity to wear some of the outfits we have in our collection so that it is not the clothes that they have been seen in before. We do tend to specialise in girls that like to dress in beautiful party dresses – I think that is because that is what I am comfortable with too!

Every girl loves to dress up

Every girl loves to dress up – with Radiant and Refreshing editing

Even when we have had the pleasure of meeting girls who want to be “Bad” and wear only casual jeans and look tough for their photos they still end up choosing something beautiful from the collection in the end.  I think deep down, when there is no pressure from anyone, most girls secretly want to be a Princess and get dressed up and twirl around!!

Angel in the forest

Angel in the forest – with Black Opal editing

 

A Photographers Holiday!

Graham and I had a chance for a quick getaway late last year, of course, we took our cameras with us! We thought it was time we blogged some of our photos.

Two dedicated volunteers on the Pichi Richi Railway discussing details of the journey ahead.

Two dedicated volunteers on the Pichi Richi Railway discussing details of the journey ahead.

We spent a weekend in Quorn – a delightful old town in a valley of the Flinders Ranges. It was first surveyed in 1878 and the railway line from Port Augusta to Quorn opened in 1879. The town has kept its Heritage atmosphere and appeal helped by the fact that it is the home of the Pichi Richi Railway.

There was a photo opportunity at every corner. So, we took every opportunity. We have images of the trains, tracks, workshops, hotels, wildflowers, landscapes, volunteers, the locals, the wildlife, and the ruins. There was so much to see and do – I would highly recommend a stay there.

Karen chatting up the engine driver before departing on our trip to Woolshed Flat.

Karen chatting up the engine driver before departing on our trip to Woolshed Flat.

We stayed at the Flinders Ranges Motel – The Mill. We took a ride on the Pichi Richi Explorer – the volunteers were fantastic. We also did a tour of the Pichi Richi Rail yard and Workshop. It was fascinating to hear about the history of rail and see these great machines close up and so lovingly worked on. We had delicious breakfasts at the Quandong Cafe, lunches at Emily’s Bistro were a delight with such friendly staff and Dinner at 2 of the hotels.

NM25 on the bridge at Saltia on the Pichi Richi Railroad, between Port Augusta and Quorn, South Australia

NM25 on the bridge at Saltia on the Pichi Richi Railroad, between Port Augusta and Quorn, South Australia

We were there in October – it was hot, I got really sunburnt but that is another story, with other images on another blog post!!