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Pure Essence – A Fine Art Photo Exhibition

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Sweet Sunshine

Sweet Sunshine

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

Blue Agapanthus, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia

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

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

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

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

See all the details in the invitation above.

If you have any questions please contact me

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories – Karen

📞 0481 190 163




The Vintage Beach Experience

We don’t often do Beach Experiences but when everything comes together and you get gorgeous little girls in beautiful vintage styled dresses in a magnificent location you can guarantee some amazing wall art will be produced. This was the case on this day. We have now released the first three in this series.

Sea Spray and Lace

Sea Spray and Lace

The gorgeous girls were sisters, the dresses were from Dollcake, a Melbourne, Australian based company and the scenery is one of our picturesque South Australian Beaches  on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Vintage Holiday - Girls on the Beach

Vintage Holiday – Girls on the Beach

All of our photo experiences start with a pre-session consultation. This is when we are able to come together as a team and discuss themes, colour, style, location and let your heart do the talking. As artists we understand the need to be creative.

Girls on the beach - Holding Hands

Girls on the beach – Holding Hands

As a Boutique Studio we want you to be completely immersed in the process. This investment is not just a photo session it is a work of art for you to cherish for a life time, it is an experience, a memory, and we want you to love every minute of the journey as much as we do.

Invite us in to your home today for a photographic journey like no other you have experienced. Call Karen or Graham today.

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!!

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!




Vintage Glamour

As promised on our Facebook Page, we have featured some images of three of our favourite models from the Photography Field Day that was held at the Adelaide Biplanes Aldinga Airfield Vintage Day.

We had a fantastic day, had a great opportunity to meet some amazing people and take lots of photos. Cass Jayde, Janice and Skye have kindly allowed us to share some of the images on our web page and our FaceBook page.

Cass Jayde

The lovely Cass Jayde standing in front of one of the Vintage planes 


The Super Skye with the Super Cub

Vintage Planes & Models Photography Field Day Adelaide

The lovely Janice with one of “Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines” at the Photography Field Day Adelaide Biplanes Aldinga

Models: Janice, Skye, Cass Jayde