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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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A Photographers Holiday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October Photo Experience in the Park – 16th of October

Our October Photo Experience in the Park is only 12 days away so if you were thinking about booking a session for yourself, your family or as a gift for someone special don’t delay any longer – email, sms or call today to book your time. All the details can be found here.

A day in the park

A day in the park

Your experience can start from as little as $100 for a 30 minute mini-experience to $400 for a 2 hour session which could include multiple outfit changes or a larger group of people. Each session is individually created to suit your needs so anything is possible.

Waiting in anticipation

Waiting in anticipation

Come to the Market!

Are you going stir crazy with this weather we have been having? Need something nice to do this weekend? Want an indoor venue to wander around for a while – come and visit our stall at the Wayville Market this Sunday 2nd of October and Monday 3rd of October from 9am till 4pm – you will find us in the Cattle Pavilion if the weather is wet and windy or outside on the lawn if the weather is nice! Check it out – Leader Street, Wayville.

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

The Wayville Market promises to be full of amazing stalls with lots of variety and something for everyone – vintage, retro, homewares, jewelry, arts & crafts, collectables and of course photography!

Hand in hand - they are on an amazing journey together.

Hand in hand – they are on an amazing journey together.

There will be a cafe and live music too. With over 50 stalls you are bound to find something that takes your fancy!

Mikayla

Mikayla

 

Photos in the Park

I can’t believe we were so lucky with the weather on the day Mikayla and Marcus met us for their Photos in the Park experience. It was not hot by any stretch of the imagination but it did not rain. It was nice to be able to pop open our beautiful white lace parasol which beautifully complimented the fresh floral crown made especially for the occasion!

Mikayla with a white lace parasol and a bunch of fresh flowers

Mikayla with a white lace parasol and a bunch of fresh flowers

The flowers were chosen to compliment Mikayla’s complexion, eyes and hair as well as the clothes that she had chosen to wear on the day. Quite a lot of planning and preparation happens before the photo session to ensure everything looks great on the day!

I love the way these two really relaxed during the session. They look so natural and relaxed in these photos.

If you would like to have your own photo experience contact us and we will be happy to discuss some ideas with you. There are still two sessions available this Sunday, 18th of September but bookings are essential so call me on 0481 190 163 for your personal time allocation. More details here.

All Dressed Up

Mikayla and Marcus looked amazing in their formal clothes for these images. Mikayla wore a beautiful floral crown featuring Spring Blossom, Blue Delphiniums and Gypsophila which perfectly matched her gorgeous royal blue lace dress. The floral crown was handcrafted by GT Studios especially for the occasion. These floral crowns can be made to order for any of our photo experiences as an optional add-on. If you would like a floral crown for your special occasion or photo experience contact us and we will be happy to help.

Mikayla and Marcus. Blue dress and blue floral crown.

Mikayla and Marcus. Blue dress and blue floral crown.

If you have a special occasion, a school formal, graduation, birthday, anniversary or any other event that is worth remembering we would love to help capture those moments so they become lasting memories for you. This could be before the event, at the event or after the event.  Contact us for more details, to check availabilty, packages and prices.

Mikayla. Blue dress and blue floral crown.

Mikayla. Blue dress and blue floral crown.

 

Bubbles

The Trouble With Bubbles!

Bubbles would be fun I thought, as I packed the gear for the photo experience at the park a few weeks ago. I made sure I packed the appropriate requirements. When the time came, I took out the bubble making solution and set myself up in a suitable spot.

The girls stood in anticipation, the photographer was poised ready for the action, the parents eagerly awaited to see some magic……

Waiting in anticipation

Waiting in anticipation

Not every photo experience goes as planned, but we improvise until we get an image that we are happy with. Every time I managed to get bubbles the wind direction changed and they rarely ended up in the shot. I crouched down low, I stood on the park bench (sshhh… don’t tell anyone!) and I jumped up and down! We hoped the girls would jump for the bubbles but I think they were simply perplexed at seeing the photographers assistant acting a little crazy!

Are you making more bubbles?

Are you making more bubbles?

The great thing about the bubbles not working that day is it encouraged us to buy a bubble making machine. So if you would like to book a Bubble Experience Package I just have to press the “On Switch”!

We still have limited spaces available in the afternoon for the pop-up in the park photo experiences on Sunday the 18th of September. Bookings are essential – only one week away – don’t miss out! Contact us now!

Bubbles

Bubbles

Fairy Mischief

Little fairies love to play and when there is a park to play in it is so much fun! They needed to sit for a rest and plan their next move – “maybe to the olive grove” I think I heard them whisper…

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

But first lets see how far we can stretch our arms – can we make our fairy wings touch?

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

They couldn’t resist the temptation of the bridge – they giggled and laughed as they swung off the railings.

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

We are not doing anything naughty we promise – just doing fairy things –

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

If you know someone who would love to be a fairy for a while why not book them a Fairy Experience on Sunday the 18th of September at our Pop-up Photo Session in the Park. This will be the only chance to get this amazing deal this Spring – don’t miss out – less than  2 weeks away! Bookings essential – the pop-up session is the perfect chance to have casual, formal or fantasy images captured of you, your family or friends at a very reasonable price in a beautiful outdoor setting. Contact us to book your unique session time. Maybe you can even get up to a little bit of fairy mischief!!

Fairy Mischief

Fairy Mischief

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