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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

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September Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

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.

This month has seen Spring finally arrive – not a minute too soon as far as I am concerned. That doesn’t mean we have had perfect weather for every photo experience but we have at least seen more sunshine! Even if the wind has been a little challenging for hats and flower crowns!!!

Face of August – with last month’s Snapshot giving you an insight in to what makes us click we didn’t really highlight our activities for August so I would love to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing efforts that our Faces of August went to.

Yes – we had two girls qualify for the Face of August – the hardest part of my job is choosing a winner. We don’t randomly pick our winners. We take time to look at their profile – we pay attention to the way they interact with our social media pages and the way they apply to the competition. You don’t just like, share and tag – that’s not what the real world is really like. We treat it as a job interview!!! Our two winners were an excellent choice and went above and beyond – Ebony chose the fashion of the 80’s and 90’s as her theme and she channeled the Spice Girls in every outfit.

Face of August - Ebony

Face of August – Ebony – Channeling the Spice Girls

Savana chose the 70’s as her fashion era and we really saw an amazing progression through the decade – In the 1970’s Vogue proclaimed “There are no rules in the fashion game now” – so we had Savana dressed in boho, hippy, folk and mini skirts!

Face of August - Savana

Face of August – Savana – Peace, love and flowers – what more do you need.

 

Face of September – For September we had a simple theme of Spring but really wanted to try some different concepts. We once again had several applicants that fitted the role – it breaks my heart to say sorry to the girls that don’t win. However, I decided that Zoe was the person who had interacted sincerely with our brand for some time and I was convinced I had made the right choice as soon as she walked through the door!

This experience has proven already to be amazingly successful with two of Zoe’s photos being featured on a European (Swiss) Fashion Magazines Web site – 2 days in a row! We are very excited and grateful to Faces Magazine FacesBeauty for the feature. Congratulations Zoe – true natural beauty – inside and out! When a fashion magazine comments on the beautiful makeup and it is natural apart from Graham’s excellent editing skills we are over the moon. This is what we are about!!!! Reassuring girls that they are beautiful just the way they are! You can vote for Zoe here until October 5th

 

Published – Zoe is not the only one who has been popping up all over the place!

We have had an extremely eventful few months in the magazine world. Starting with Issue 14 of Madison Fashion Magazine with 5 of our GT Studios Ambassadors appearing on the Front Cover as well as a gorgeous 10 page editorial! There were also some fun photos in there of 4 of the ambassadors holding their Issue 10 magazines that they were featured in.

Issue 14 Madison Fashion Magazine Editorial

Issue 14 Madison Fashion Magazine Editorial

Our three girls from a recent dance session, Alex, Jordan and Riley were delighted to be featured in an eight page editorial in Issue 18 – White – of Madison Fashion Magazine. This is an Australian based magazine but accepting submissions worldwide so we were very happy with this result. Congratulations girls!

Riley, Jordan and Alex - Issue 18 White - Believe Editorial - Madison Fashion Magazine

Riley, Jordan and Alex – Issue 18 White – Believe Editorial – Madison Fashion Magazine

It didn’t stop there – we were delighted to have a total of 20 photos featured in issue 18 of Madison Fashion Magazine – congratulations also go to Ellirah, Miki, Mackenzie and Emi. Special congratulations go to Hannah who was given a 5 page feature and announced as the model of the moment. This was a great achievement and she was presented with a $200 gift voucher from Luv Ur Skin – a young Australian company specialising in Skincare products for tweens and teens – so perfect for GT Studios Photography!! Hannah was also featured in the Instagram story for Faces of our World. One of our younger clients Makenzie has also been featured on Diamonds Camera Video and Digital Instagram feed!

Hannah - Model of the Moment - Issue 18 - White - Madison Fashion Magazine Take time to do the things that make your soul happy.

Hannah – Model of the Moment – Issue 18 – White – Madison Fashion Magazine Take time to do the things that make your soul happy.

It doesn’t end there! Jordan has had an AMAZING run of features and also had her dance photos published in two USA based magazines. An all dance issue of Brand Model Magazine and the very first issue of Dancing Life Magazine.

Elle and her Brothers – we had the pleasure of catching up with one of our long distance Ambassadors back in July – it was lovely working with Ellirah Wormald again. This time we had the chance to work with her brothers Jake and Parker as well! It’s about a year ago that our paths crossed initially – first a portfolio shoot with Elle then at ASOTY 2017 (Australian Supermodel of the Year Auditions with Jake). SO much has happened with this amazing family. A sea change has seen them move from Gawler to Port Lincoln but thankfully we still get the chance to catch up and Elle is an awesome ambassador. We have already featured some photos from the photo experience in July but we will be featuring more again soon. The shoot ranged from some traditional family shots to some nontraditional family shots. We loved pairing Elle and Parker together – a bond between twins – I think so!!! Parker has not yet jumped in to the world of modelling – I wonder what it will take to convince him he should?  We entered in to the fantasy realm that day and Ellirah and Jake acted out an amazing story of Kingdom, preparation, loyalty, bravery and strength – I’m looking forward to sharing that editorial with you soon! Then to finish the day we focused on Elle’s dance and ballet skills – what an amazing end to a perfect day.

 

So why am I featuring a July photo shoot in the September Snapshot? This is a huge week for Elle as she will be taking part in this year’s Australian Supermodel of the year Auditions (ASOTY 2018) on Thursday. We are so impressed with the growth we saw in less than a year between photo shoots. Her poise, confidence and grace as well as her ability to express had all improved so much. We will be thinking of Elle this week and sending our very best wishes and positive vibes her way! You can vote for her here

Ellirah Wormald - Teen model and Dancer

Ellirah Wormald – Teen model and Dancer

Fields of Canola – yes – it’s that time of year – I love the chance to get out to our beautiful country that we are so blessed to have – we have an amazing Farming Community and we were granted permission this year to photograph the gorgeous Jemma Linke in some amazing locations this month. Where do I start….. of course, canola fields of mellow shades of gold and vibrant shades of yellow, the yellow continued when Jemma took control of some of the farm machinery – we won’t mention the lack of control I showed at this point LOL!! We had smoke and flames, graffiti, trucks, fields of barley with a touch of Boho and then we had Jemma’s inner rock chick appear channeling some very cool 70’s vibes in an amazing ruin. We had an awesome day!

Jemma Linke - on the farm

Jemma Linke – on the farm

Preparation for Octobers Fundraiser – by mid September we found ourselves in full swing for #Frocktober 2018 so instead of cramming all the details here I will send another snapshot in the near future introducing you to the beautiful Emma Schulz from Elouise Designs as well as some of the other companies who have come on board and shown their support. If you want a sneak peek you can go here for details about the event or you can go here to donate directly to our campaign page.

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Some of our GT Studios teen ambassadors - an important part of our caring community of like minded girls, supporting each other as they journey into the modelling industry.

August Snapshot – GT Studios Photography

A snapshot with a difference today

I did a google search today for Adelaide Photography Studio teen and tween (as you do!) – to my delight we were ranked second on the first page – I believe this is due to our hard work and dedication to our clients and the fabulous effort that our gorgeous Ambassadors and their parents  do in return. We have built a caring community in an often harsh environment. We have come a long way in the last few years since we chose to make this our life!

I have decided you need to know what really makes us tick so here are a few words from my heart – to yours – about why we do what we do…..

Do what you Love – Love what you Do

Whether it's in the studio, or on location, we take the same care to make sure that every detail is prepared. This teen photo experience had flowers arranged by GT Studio's own flower arranger.

Whether it’s in the studio, or on location, we take the same care to make sure that every detail is prepared. This teen photo experience had flowers arranged by GT Studio’s own flower arranger.

 

Do you ever wonder why you get up in the morning?

I’m sure we have all had days where we wondered what it would be like if we followed our dream instead of doing what we thought we were expected to do.

Graham and I have always loved photography – over the years it has gone from being a hobby to a major interest to a passion and now a living.

It was at the point that it became a passion that we knew we had some major decisions to make in our life.

An obvious connection between our subject and photographer at this teen photo experience at GT Studios.

An obvious connection between our subject and photographer at this teen photo experience at GT Studios.

We had been taking photographs for family and friends but circumstances were changing and we were starting to charge for our time. This was a huge step for us – filled with self-doubt we took that leap of faith and set up our business, GT Studios Photography was born. Well, we were not bowled over by customers rushing in however we worked hard to make a name for ourselves.

Dance is a favourite subject for GT Studios, and this little tween enjoyed her dance in the park.

Dance is a favourite subject for GT Studios, and this little tween enjoyed her dance in the park.

We didn’t want to be like every other photographer in the area – we wanted to offer something different. We started by providing a service for anybody who needed a photographer – any style, any genre – we would do it. We soon realised this was no more fulfilling than working in a job that you don’t have passion for. We needed to find the area that we loved to photograph.

To celebrate a milestone in a teen or tween's life, it's a privilege for GT Studios to be a part of this unique experience - such as this ballet dancer's graduation to pointe shoes.

To celebrate a milestone in a teen or tween’s life, it’s a privilege for GT Studios to be a part of this unique experience – such as this ballet dancer’s graduation to pointe shoes.

Over the years we have refined our skills and now we provide a very specific service for a small niche group.   That epiphany came after a Family Photo Experience – it was an amazing day – a beautiful Mum, terrific Dad, the cutest little boy and the sweetest little girl. We offered to give the little girl a Princess Photo Experience after her Family Session.

Dad and little brother went to the playground and it was then that the magic truly began for us. This little girl had been amazing during her family session but she was extraordinary as we totally dedicated our skill and attention to her. We saw a depth in her eyes, an understanding in her expression and a gratefulness in her heart.

A depth in her eyes - an understanding in her expression - and a gratefulness in her heart.

A depth in her eyes – an understanding in her expression – and a gratefulness in her heart.

After the family left we were eager to review the images – hoping that the emotion we felt was not just the electricity in the room but it would translate through to the images and then on to the final prints. We were not disappointed. As we sat together, reviewing each image we were brought to tears – we had found our calling. We both knew at that moment that we were meant to do what we had done that afternoon!

Raw emotion shows through in this teen photo experience at GT Studios,

Raw emotion shows through in this teen photo experience at GT Studios,

Over the last few years we have refined our craft and now offer many different photo experiences – we offer a pre-session consultation so that we can ensure each girl has a unique photo experience designed around her own personality. Yes – we do have a signature style and so many of our clients fit in to that category which we love but our goal is to find the true essence in the eyes of our girls as we photograph them so that moment can be cherished forever.

Are we still brought to tears when we review our images at the end of a photo session? Oh yes – if we don’t feel a raw emotion at the end of the day then we are not doing our job. Every photo experience should be one full of emotion – we laugh, we have fun, we get the best out of our girls, we build them up, we encourage them, we build their self-confidence and self-esteem. They go home exhausted and we are exhausted but we can guarantee that they will have had a day that they will talk about for weeks and remember for years to come!

We try to surround them with a world of positivity for the time they are with us – take them away from the stress of their studies, peers, work – whatever it might be that causes them discomfort.

We take time to get to know our teens and tweens making sure they are relaxed and comfortable on the day of their photo shoot. If this means learning about how they make Slime then teach me!

We take time to get to know our teens and tweens making sure they are relaxed and comfortable on the day of their photo shoot. If this means learning about how they make Slime then teach me!

Within two weeks we will review the images and then select the top 100 to present at a review and select session. This time it is our girl and her family’s time to feel the raw emotion that comes from seeing images of a girl who became transformed in a way they didn’t think possible. As they sit in the darkened theatre and watch the slide show the room is filled with gasps of oohs and aahhs – and some laughs too – we keep it real! By this stage we have had at least two face to face meetings and several more phone, emails, PM’s or DM’s so we know what sort of image to present! We feel that we begin as strangers but over the journey we become more like friends. It’s important to build a trust with your photographer. If it’s done properly – this should be someone you come back to for all those important milestones in life!

Has this tween had a sugar overdose at her GT Studios photo experience? No - but she's having a great time! We could see her confidence & self esteem grow as the day went on.

Has this tween had a sugar overdose at her GT Studios photo experience? No – but she’s having a great time! We could see her confidence & self esteem grow as the day went on.

If our hearts speak to your heart today or you think we could help someone you know please drop me an email with your contact details and I will happily give you a call

Capturing LIfe’s Moments, Creating Memories

Karen
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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.

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Ambassador Day

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

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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
www.facebook.com/GTStudiosPhotography
www.instagram.com/gtstudiosphotography

 

Rain drops in Winter

Face of the Month Update – July

Some important dates for you to be aware of:

The Face of July theme has been announced! We are looking for inspiration for Winter and you will have 2 weeks to enter! The competition for July closes on the 28th of May. The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 29th of May and the photo experience will be on Sunday the 3rd of June.

Open fire on a cold winters day

Favourite things – a warm fire, a hot chocolate…..

If you would like to enter the competition you can:

DM us on Instagram @gtstudiosphotography

PM us on Facebook GT Studios Photography

Email Karen@gtstudios.com.au or use the contact form here on the web page.

Inside for this photo experience?

 

Let us know why you or you and a friend should win a free Photo Experience – be creative – what do you love about Winter and would like to capture as a memory forever!

Rosie cheeks on a cold winter day

Rosie cheeks on a cold winter day

April Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

 

This Month:

Welcome to the GT Studios April 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 when you first subscribe!
Once again we have had another amazing and busy month – I hope you have also!

The Face of April

As I mentioned last month, we will be giving away a free photo experience every month for the Face of the Month Project. You can see some of the images from these photo experiences on our Instagram page and Facebook page.

Our Face of April had a musical theme and we had lots of applications. Some vocalists, flautists, keyboard/pianists, guitarists and a ukulele player but not everyone fulfilled the brief. I really struggled to choose a winner but Nyree impressed me with her application.

Day Dream Believer - The Face of April - Nyree

Day Dream Believer – The Face of April – Nyree

Nyree told me in her application that her two joys in life were her piano and being in front of a camera! She has been playing piano for less than a year but told me she was absolutely in love! She loves to listen to pop music but enjoys playing soft meaningful music. Of course, we didn’t expect Nyree to transport a piano or even a keyboard from her house to our studio – luckily we had one we could use for the photo experience and as you might have noticed from one of the sets of images on Instagram we even took it to the forest!

Sunshine on my Shoulder - Nyree - Face of April

Sunshine on my Shoulder – Nyree – Face of April

After some initial discussion about the photo experience we discovered that Nyree was also passionate about dance and it has been a part of her life for about 8 years – at 14 this means she has been doing it for more than half her life. She does ballet, jazz, and hip hop and is very excited to be starting on pointe next year – another big milestone in the life of a ballerina. We were delighted to discover Nyree danced so we incorporated dance in to the photo experience and we will hopefully showcase some of Nyree’s dance images next week on Instagram.

In to the Woods - Nyree - Face of April

In to the Woods – Nyree – Face of April

Nyree admits to being a very ambitious person and would like to be a model or marine biologist in the future. She understands that both these careers require a lot of hard work but is prepared to put in the time and effort. She would also like to travel to France as she loves all things chic and is a big lover of fashion.

Where words fail music speaks - I would like to think we could say that about our photography too!

Where words fail music speaks – I would like to think we could say that about our photography too!

The Face of the Month for May has been decided and I am very excited to announce that our winner is Courtney – her application was everything I was looking for! We are really looking forward to meeting her next week and sharing some images with you next month. Our theme for May is Quirky but Cool so we are keen to see how Courtney, Graham and I will work together to achieve this interesting Geeky look – this promises to be a fun photo experience!!!

National Publications

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

Once again we are very happy to announce that Graham has had a double page feature in Madison Fashion Magazine thanks to the amazing Maddy. She has had her bio published in the magazine and looks fabulous! Congratulations Maddy and Graham.

What did you say? Maddy in full swing

What did you say? Maddy in full swing

Model Portfolio

One of the services that we provide is a Model Portfolio Photo Session. We have recently had the pleasure of adding to Jemma’s model portfolio. As an emerging talent she had an impressive portfolio already but we were delighted to be able to add our style to her collection.

Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside - Jemma at her portfolio Session

Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside – Jemma at her portfolio Session

Jemma was a dream to work with – vivacious, bubbly and bright – she easily transformed her look from one outfit to the next and took direction with ease. We feel sure Jemma will be a sought after model on the catwalk and at fashion shoots and we look forward to another opportunity to work with her.

Be Someones Sunshine Today - Jemmas portfolio session

Be Someones Sunshine Today – Jemmas portfolio session

Jemma’s hobbies are netball, dance, fashion and drawing. When she leaves school she would love to become a fashion designer and still do modelling as well! She hopes to complete her certificate ll and lll in fashion design during her schooling years of 11 and 12. Jemma started modelling last year when she came runner up in the AZALEA Models Rural Model Search and from then has absolutely loved being a model, having the opportunity to do several cat walks/runways and editorial photo shoots already.  Having worked for a hair and beauty salon and a fashion clothing store Jemma is always aware of the latest trends.

 

Sweet as Sugar - Jemma completely transformed at her Portfolio Session

Sweet as Sugar – Jemma completely transformed at her Portfolio Session

Like most models travelling to Paris is on the bucket list! However – for Jemma – it’s because she wants to climb the Eiffel Tower! Life is not all about modelling for Jemma though – she has a strong desire to travel to Cambodia or Indonesia too as she would like to help build homes or schools for people who need them. Family is also important to Jemma and one of her favourite holidays was a trip to Airlie Beach in Queensland because she traveled with a big group of family friends. She also loves time on the river with her family wake boarding and knee boarding.

You can see more images of Jemma on our Instagram account at @gtstudiosphotography

Birthday Photo Experience

We have had a lot of people asking about birthday packages and we are very excited to announce that we will now be offering several birthday packages to suit your budget!

Ava's Birthday Photo Experience

Ava’s Birthday Photo Experience

Whether you want a photo experience on your own or with friends, simple but sweet or all the trimmings, refreshments and a birthday cake or even to do a cake smash will all determine how we plan your unique event!

It's Your Birthday Photo Experience

It’s Your Birthday Photo Experience

If this sounds like something you would like to do to celebrate your birthday make sure you contact me today – the first three people to book and pay for their photo experience will get a 10% discount.

Why not make it a "Cake Smash" - Why should 1 year olds have all the fun?

Why not make it a “Cake Smash” – Why should 1 year olds have all the fun?

We have also decided to theme our Face of the Month for June around the launch of this new Photo Experience so if you have a birthday in May, June or July and would like to celebrate by having a Birthday Photo Experience with two of your Besties make sure you enter the competition when I announce that it is open – it will be the best prize of the year!!!!

 

 

 

 

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 – Folio Boxes and  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 – more on this next month!

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories,

Karen

Phone 0481 190 163 or fill in the contact form below if you would like more information on any of the topics in this months newsletter

Baking and Science - is that your thing?

Face of the Month Project Update

The search for the Face of May is on!

Are you, or do you know someone

  • who loves technology
  • loves books
  • loves science and math

Would you rather be

  • at the library than the gym
  • Comic-Con than a rock concert
  • dancing, singing and acting than doing PE
  • drinking tea and baking while watching sci-fi

When it comes to clothes do you have your own style – something a little quirky maybe a bit retro?

You guessed it – we are looking for that Geeky Girl or Nice Nerd that everyone secretly wants to be like or be friends with!

If you think this could be you simply contact us here or message us on Instagram with a pic and a story telling us what makes you the perfect person for the Face of May.

The photo experience will be at our studio in the North Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide on Saturday the 21st of April from 3pm onward. You must have permission from a parent and a parent must be able to attend the session.

What are you waiting for – entries close 10th of April and the winner will be announced on the 14th of April

Our Face of the Month Features so far:

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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