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The Teegan

July Snapshot GT Studios Photography

Oh no – that can’t possibly be the date – are you sure it’s August?

July has flown by for us here at GT Studios and has probably been one of our busiest months ever – far too much to mention in one newsletter!

We are so grateful to all our wonderful new clients and the support we have had from their families as well as the amazing support we continue to receive from our Ambassadors and their families, our followers on Instagram and Facebook and the many Accounts and Pages that have featured our photos over the last month. The feedback and comments we have received lately have reassured us that we do what we do for all the right reasons. We love what we do – and when your work is your passion it really doesn’t feel like work!

Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could have changed your life – we have received some heart-warming feedback this month about the changes we have helped make in the lives of some young people – perhaps we can change the life of someone you love too! Building self confidence and self esteem is so important in today’s society. Our beautiful Teegan art work (our top feature image on our snapshot) is a huge 75cmx100cm frameless matte art image and has had such an impact on our clients as they enter the studio that people are telling us that they are actually dreaming about it! That is the effect that large scale wall art can have on people and why we urge our clients to have their beautiful work printed and go as big as their space permits – this action is a lasting statement of loyalty love and commitment to their child.

As always we welcome you 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. By the way – what do you think of the new lay-out? We seem to have lost our galleries – but hopefully by our August Snapshot we will have them back!

  • The Face of July – Winter

For our Face of July we felt it was appropriate that we celebrated winter – even if I don’t really like winter! I was surprised at the amount of applications – who knew winter would be popular!

Goodbye to Autumn

Our Face of July – Mackenzie – Goodbye to Autumn

We chose Mackenzie as our winner this month. She presented an amazing application – she answered all the questions that I asked. She gave enough detail without going overboard. She was believable and sincere.

Red Berries

Face of July – Mackenzie – Winter – Red Berries

Her original plan was to have a friend with her but due to circumstances beyond her control she attended the photo shoot without her friend. As teen and tween portrait photographers we were fine with this as we were able to give Mackenzie the attention that we would give our usual clients. We planned the session in detail and captured many aspects of winter – we even managed to incorporate some snow, Christmas and hot chocolate!

Christmas Wishes

Face of July – Mackenzie – Christmas Wishes – Christmas in July

When Mackenzie returned for her Reveal and Select session we asked if she would do us a favour and do another little mini session as I had been able to find some beautiful red berries for a winter head piece. She jumped at the chance! She showed such enthusiasm and worked so well that we asked her to stay a bit longer and do some model work for us that evening. By the end of the night we were pretty sure we wanted to invite her to become part of the team! After a chat with the other ambassadors we were delighted to contact Mackenzie and now we are very excited to say that she is our 7th official GT Studios Ambassador. In the months ahead we will introduce you to each of our ambassadors.

We have already showcased images for July on Instagram but these are just a few in case you missed them! You can follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/gtstudiosphotography

 

  • Christmas

On the topic of Christmas – did you know it is less than 5 months until the big day!!!! It is never too early to start planning your Christmas Gift List or that Christmas card list either.

At GT Studios we believe that receiving a beautiful personalised Christmas card is so much nicer than an sms or digital greeting – it shows you have put in some thought and effort. We also believe that customised wall art or a carefully planned album is one of the nicest gifts you can give to someone who holds a special place in your heart. Have you thought about a gift from GT Studios – it might be for a parent, grandparent, or child. We also offer gift certificates so if you know someone who would jump at the chance of one of our photo experiences then a Gift Certificate is the perfect option.  We will be there on every step of the journey – whether it is to plan a photo experience or plan an album or choose which photo to place on your wall. Let us help you this Christmas! Don’t leave it too late to order – quality takes time!

If you have had a photo experience with GT Studios now is the time to have a look at your proof sheets and choose which of those beautiful photos you will choose as your Christmas Gifts and cards this year.  Of course we are happy to help you choose – just call and we can discuss your images with you. If you have misplaced your proof sheets give me a call and we can arrange replacements.

 

If you need a new photo experience for your Christmas Photos your experience must be before the end of October to ensure delivery for Christmas! August is now fully booked.

 

  • Magazines Arrived

As I mentioned last month – we had some of our beautiful girls featured in Issue 10 and Issue 11 of Madison Fashion Magazine. Our copies arrived in the mail and of course it turned in to another mini photo shoot! We even had a live session on Instagram! Did you see us live? It was lots of fun!

  • Photo Experiences

July has been a month full of variety and creativity when it comes to our photo experiences. As well as our Face of the Month for July which had a winter theme we had the Face of August which we did the photo session for during July. We met two delightful young girls who showcased their favourite eras of fashion ‘70’s, 80’s, and 90’s! We also had the beautiful Miss M take part in the “Model for a Day” experience and Miss A came to update her model portfolio.

Model For A Day

Model For A Day

We were treated to some amazing dance sessions this month with several solo and group dance experiences as well as a Family photo experience and a Fine Art Experience with a Fantasy feel.

Portfolio Update

Portfolio Update

The weather was glorious for Emi’s portfolio update and we captured some awesome moments! We missed out on using the dress she ordered as it had not arrived so when she came back for her reveal and select session we did a mini photo experience and she looked amazing. Emi was really not very well that day but she still worked like a true professional.

We also had a chance to work on a photo experience with 5 of our 7 ambassadors ….. sssshhhhh!…. I can’t tell you about that – it’s a secret – watch this space and I will tell you all about it in the next newsletter!!!

A Passion For Dance

A Passion For Dance – Riley, Alex and Jordan – one of their amazing dance sets

If we can help you with any of your photography needs please contact me.

If you would like more information on anything you have read about today give me a call, email me or go through our contact page.

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories
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Pure Essence – A Fine Art Photo Exhibition

Happy New Year everyone! A great start to 2018 for GT Studios – we have been invited by Jin from By Blackbird on King William Road at Goodwood to exhibit some of our work. We are so excited to be given this opportunity.

We observed this short eared owl for about an hour whilst it caught rodents and fed its chicks. Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, USA

 

The hardest part for us was deciding on a theme – when we are not photographing children we have quite an eclectic collection – we both have a very different way of looking at the same thing and this is actually a really good thing! At first we thought we would present “The Owl and the Pussycat” – Graham took some awesome images of an owl when we were in America and we both have a huge collection of cats both large and small from all over the world. On reflection we decided that this was perhaps not appealing enough to a wider audience.

 

We then gave our light painting and abstract work some consideration – however, this too is fairly restrictive in its appeal!

We eventually decided that we both took images of flowers and flowers featured in a lot of photo experiences with our clients too. Perhaps we should exhibit our flowers…..

For flowers and girls – it’s the little details that matter

Most of our photography these days revolves around children – but we still find ourselves photographing flowers. Sometimes it is in conjunction with a photo experience; sometimes it is when we are enjoying some down-time in some of the beautiful gardens we visit both locally and when on holiday.

Sweet Sunshine

Sweet Sunshine

When we put this collection together for the exhibition we realised that Pure Essence was fitting for both our Flower Collection on display and for sale as well as our Photo Experiences that we offer.

Blue Agapanthus, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia

In philosophy, essence is the property or set of properties that make an entity or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity – this is what we try to capture when you look into our lens.

Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden.

We photograph flowers so their essence doesn’t fade – we create photographic art capturing the essence of children so the memories last forever.

We would love to see you at the official opening of the exhibition on Saturday 6th of January 2pm -5pm

See all the details in the invitation above.

If you have any questions please contact me

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories – Karen

karen@gtstudios.com.au

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Dance the Day Away

Black & White or Colour

Do you have a preference for Black & White or Colour photography?

This is a question we ask when we are helping our clients custom design their photo experience. The answer will help decide the colour of clothes, the setting and even the style of photography.

It also depends on where the artwork is destined to hang – what the decor of the room is, what size it will be and whether it will be presented in a frame or as an acrylic or other presentation. However, sometimes it just comes down to personal taste and it is often nice to see the same image in both black & white and colour.

The image featured on the blog today was published in the “Gallery of Refined Art” Children’s Photography Wing this week. We chose to submit it in black and white.

Single light studio setup with a beautiful, young, aspiring ballerina.
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I was really keen to know peoples opinion and so posted both a colour and black and white version on to Instagram to see the response – you can check out the numbers by going to our Instagram account.

Single light studio setup with a beautiful, young, aspiring balerina.
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This is the colour version followed by the same crop in black and white.

Single light studio setup with a beautiful, young, aspiring ballerina.
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I am always amazed how a different crop can completely change the look of a photo too – but that will be another day’s blog!

If you would like to discuss a custom designed photo experience please contact Karen or Graham today – phone 0481 190 163

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.

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.

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 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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Photo Experience in the Park this Sunday

Let GT Studios help you create an experience you will cherish forever! From as little as $100 investment and 30 minutes of your time you can enjoy a “Photo Experience in the Park”. Book your unique session by calling Karen or Graham today on 0481 190 163 and have your images ready to give as Christmas gifts or Christmas greetings cards!! (Your choice of formal, casual or themed experience – depending on your budget and length of session that you book.)

Marcus

Marcus

There are only a few days left to book your session for the Photo Experience in the Park on the 16th of October – don’t miss out! You can make this session as formal or casual as you want! Call Karen today 0481 190 163!!

Mikayla

Mikayla

If you would prefer to have your session in the comfort of your own home or our home studio we will be happy to discuss available dates with you. If you would like an outdoor session but the 16th of October doesn’t work for you we would be happy to discuss other locations and dates. (an additional cost of a permit may apply depending on which outdoor location you request if you do not book the 16th of October)

Marcus and Mikayla

Marcus and Mikayla

Sunday in the Park

Really want to share a few more images with you from the photo session with Mikayla and Marcus so here are the next four! The first image shows Mikayla wearing a fresh floral crown that I made especially for the shoot. The flowers were from the lovely people at Flowers Everywhere . The next image has Mikayla and Marcus hand in hand as they take a walk down the garden path. This is an ideal spot for a pre or post formal/graduation photo package experience.

Hand-in-hand

Hand-in-hand

The location was amazing, we had so many options to choose from, I think this place will become a favourite spot for us to take our clients. This time of year it has a field of little white daisies, beautiful lavender bushes, trees full of blossom and citrus trees too! If you would like to have some amazing images in a park setting why not book a session at our Pop-up Photo Shoot in the Park. It’s on Sunday the 18th of September. For only $100 you get a 45 minute session with 3 high resolution fully edited digital images. Click here for details.

Marcus looking very relaxed

Marcus looking very relaxed

The final two images for today’s post show beautiful portraits of Mikayla and Marcus. If you would like to have a photo experience like this you can book a session by contacting us. Let us know what you want and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Mikayla with golden hair

Mikayla with golden hair

In the Blink of an Eye

Do you remember as a child it seemed like forever when you were counting down to a special day or celebration? Now, can you believe that we are already at the end of August – only four months ’till the end of the year? It seems that the older we get the faster time travels!

Families get the pleasure of counting down to many special days and celebrations; but in the blink of an eye; those excited children have grown up and suddenly have children of their own!

Out for a stroll

Out for a stroll

It is so important to take time out of your busy schedule – spend time with those people who are important to you, and most importantly make sure you capture those moments as memories for years to come.

If you're happy and you know it

If you’re happy and you know it

Photos of your children growing up are truly precious, but photos of you with your children are what you leave to your children. If you would like to book a family photo session you can contact us for details. If you have never had a professional photography session and want to know what it’s like without a huge commitment of time (or money) then why not book a session at our Pop-up Photo Session in the Park on the 18th of September. We still have a few sessions available.

Enjoying the winter sun

Enjoying the winter sun