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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!
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: Contact us if you have 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.

Something New!

Last week Graham and I had a chance to spend the day looking at all the latest and greatest equipment of our trade. Diamonds camera, video and digital in the city were holding their annual Big Lens Day. Always a fun informative day.

We listened to reps from Olympus, Sony, Fuji, and Canon. We caught up with some old faces and met some new ones.

Coffee On Olympus at Cafe Brunelli - look at that Crema!

Coffee On Olympus at Cafe Brunelli – look at that Crema!

Our catch up with the Olympus rep, Brett, was a nice informal chat over coffee at Cafe Brunelli.  We also had a chance to chat with Denis Smith of Ball of Light fame. We can’t believe it has been  12 months since this amazing guy crossed our path. You can check out his work here. So much has happened since then. We attended one of his workshops last year, (check it out here) and began to understand his love affair with the Olympus Live Composite Mode – his enthusiasm and passion for photography is quite addictive. A bunch of very brave photographers joined him at Sunrise this year – needless to say – if you know us – we were not there! But, here are some of our light painting images we prepared earlier!

Cafe Brunelli kept us going with coffee and cake - this Tiramisu was delicious - the staff were friendly and very helpful when it came to trying to choose which cake for afternoon tea!!!

Cafe Brunelli kept us going with coffee and cake – this Tiramisu was delicious – the staff were friendly and very helpful when it came to trying to choose which cake for afternoon tea!!!

We then listened to the Sony rep, Sean, tell us about the Sony A9 – very nice – 20 frames a second – wow!

Aaron from Olympus spoke to us about the developments with lens technology.

For Graham this is like being a kid in a candy shop - he enjoyed trying some of these lenses on his camera!!

For Graham this is like being a kid in a candy shop – he enjoyed trying some of these lenses on his camera!!

Next up was the rep from Fuji,  He had the great task of showing us the Fuji GFX – well – what can I say – this camera is amazing. I could tell you all the technical jargon but at the end of the day you just want to know if it is a good camera or not – it is a great camera.

A behind the scenes image of Graham getting a chance to be hands on with the Fuji GFX in a studio setting - great idea by the rep!

A behind the scenes image of Graham getting a chance to be hands on with the Fuji GFX in a studio setting – great idea by the rep!

TJ - taken with the Fuji GFX - this is SOOC - quite impressive if you ask me!

TJ – taken with the Fuji GFX – this is SOOC – quite impressive if you ask me!

This session was hands on. TJ the model patiently sat through the technical talk and then we were given a chance to pop our own memory cards in to this little beauty and give it a whirl in a studio setting – hey presto – here is the result!

TJ in the studio with the Fuji GFX - the first time Graham has even seen the camera!

TJ in the studio with the Fuji GFX – the first time Graham has even seen the camera!

To finish the day we went with Steve from the Canon collective on an Architectural walk with tilt and shift lenses. Now that sounded pretty specky. It is quite a cool technique and we again had fun with a hands on experience out in Rundle Mall. Steve lent us a camera, lens and tripod! We even had the poor security man standing there watching!

So to sum up the day – once again Diamonds put on a great show, it must be a logistical nightmare and they carried it off beautifully.

Did we love the equipment we saw – yes! Will we be jumping ship and changing brands – not yet! However, the Fuji has left a very nice image in my memory – maybe one day when I have some spare cash!

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

Mikayla

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