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The Face of the Month

February Snapshot with GT Studios Photography

This Month:

Welcome to the GT Studios February Snapshot. I really wanted an opportunity to keep all of our wonderful GT Studios Family – clients, models, collaborators, and friends up to date with the latest news and thought this was the best way of doing this. If you sign up to our Snapshots you will be the first to know about great savings on photo experiences and workshops, the latest products on offer and any fun days that might be happening. You will also be the first to know about Model Calls too! Make sure you sign up by hitting the reply and then send buttons to this email or the subscribe button in the left column below once you have filled in your email address if you are reading the blog! It’s free – what are you waiting for!

The Face of the Month - The Face of January

The Face of the Month Project with GT Studios Photography

February is already half way through and I still can’t believe January has finished! Where did the first month of 2018 go? I hope you have all settled in to work, school and a fresh routine for this year.

We have lots of exciting things to report for January and February. Too many to put in one snapshot really! We have been kept busy with client photo experiences as well as a few extra bits and pieces on the side. The 2017 winner of the “Girls Night In” Fund Raiser Gift Certificate had their photo session in January – such a delightful family to photograph – unfortunately we can’t share the family photos with you but we all had a great day!

The Winner of the Gift Certificate

The Winner!

Here are a few things we can share…….

  • Face of the Month

Each month we will be having a model call and if you are the person who best suits the call you will be given a free photo experience and feature on our Instagram, Facebook and Web page! You also get a digital copy of the images that we use. You will be able to use these images on your social media accounts. You don’t need to have modelling experience to be given a chance to participate – but if you are a model or hope to get in to modelling we will give you a feature in our newsletter too!
Face of the Month Project

The Face of January – Face of the Month Project

The Face of February

Our Face of February is no stranger to GT Studios. We would like to introduce you to Ellirah @ellirahmodels. We first met Ellirah last year, she came to our attention via Instagram. We knew then she had something special about her and looked forward to the upcoming photo experience. We were not disappointed!

Ellirah Wormald The Face of the MOnth Project with GT Studios Photograpphy

The Face of the Month Project – The Face of February – Ellirah Wormald @ellirah_models

After a full day of shooting, eight outfit changes, studio and outdoor locations, with over 800 images captured we were excited to look at what we had achieved. We were more than happy with the results!

The Face of February - Ellirah Wormald @ellirah_models

The Face of the Month Project Ellirah Wormald – The Face of February.

Ellirah had her first experience in modelling at 9. Coming runner up in a runway competition. She then did a photo session for Summer Dayz accommodation @summerdayz on the Yorke Peninsula. Ellirah told us she has always loved clothes and her Mum is quite handy with a camera (check out her food photos here) so it comes as second nature for her to be in front of a camera – she always remembers being photographed.
Face of the Month Project with GT Studios Photography

February’s Face of the Month – Ellirah Wormald @ellirah_wormald

A recent scholarship for community spirit has seen Ellirah and her family relocate to Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula.  The scholarship was for volunteering her time to children’s centres and on school projects that were of community benefit. 
Beautiful Ellirah Wormald, South Australian model.

The Face of February – Face of the Month Project – Ellirah Wormald

Ellirah has done ballet for the past nine years, and this year has graduated to pointe shoes (every ballet dancers dream!), as well as 3 years of Jazz and she will be adding Contemporary to the list this year too! She has also studied 12 months of acting and musical theatre.  Ellirah loves to play basketball and enjoys reading. Despite all these activities she still finds time to be with her family. She has 2 brothers – one of them is her twin! (by the way – her brother Jake is also an upcoming model!) Ellirah loves to go fishing and camping and she and her family have traveled around Australia. She enjoys playing with her two dogs and walking along the beach.
Ellirah - our Face of February

The Face of the Month Project – The Face of February – Ellirah Wormald @ellirah_models

 

When you ask Ellirah where she hopes modelling will take her she says she is keen to try it all but sensibly she knows you need to focus too and she would like her focus to be on being a print and runway model. Elle said she dreams of owning a Kopper and Zinc bathing suit and modelling a Paolo Sebastian gown – well that dream might be one step closer as we have heard since chatting to her that she and her brother Jake have now both been signed with Tanya Powell Model Agency  Powell Models. Congratulations Ellirah and Jake on another step forward in your modelling career – who knows – maybe we will get to photograph you wearing a Paolo Sebastian gown one day Ellirah!
  • International Publications

We are very excited to share with you that Graham is still on a roll with some beautiful images being published internationally – both in digital and print magazines. It all started last September with a digital publication in Fine EYE – Fine Art Magazine, this was then rapidly followed with print (and digital) publications in November in Fashion Kids Magazine, December with a double page spread in A La Mode Child-teen Magazine then a feature in Brand Model Magazine and quickly followed by two images featured in the January issue of Fashion Kids Magazine! A la Mode has now featured another image in their Winter Issue, Brand Model Magazine has again featured one of our images this year and we are eagerly awaiting some exciting news from a new Australian Magazine! More about that next newsletter!

Published in Fashion Kids, A La Mode Child-Teen Magazine and Brand Model Magazine

International Publications November 2017 to January 2018 – We have had six of our images printed in the pictured magazines!

  • Exhibition Update – extended until the end of February!

A huge thank you to everyone who went to see our Pure Essence Fine Art Photography Exhibition which was held in January at By Blackbird on King William Road. This was our first exhibition and we are so grateful to everyone who supported us in this venture. Thanks to the beautiful girls whose faces graced the walls of the café, the people who purchased our framed botanic wall art, and of course to Jin who approached us regarding the exhibition. Without his vision for local artists and small business we would not have had the opportunity. The great news is our wall art is still on display until the end of the month – some of the images have changed – so that gives you the perfect excuse to pop back in and have a fresh look – maybe purchase something for Saint Valentine’s Day, Easter or Mother’s Day – we love to solve your Gift List problems! While you are there remember to have a coffee and some mouth watering pastries or crepes!

Next Month:

  • Workshops – tell us what topics you want
  • Fine Art Projects
  • The Face of March
  • New Experiences on offer
  • Who is our Face of March
  • What’s New – latest products on offer
  • Recent Publications

 

  • If you want to be the Face of April make sure you follow GT Studios on Instagram and Like us on Facebook – keep your eyes open for our next Call Out – if you are the first person to meet the criteria you will have a chance to be featured!!!

Capturing Life’s Moments, Creating Memories

Karen

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Dance the Day Away

Dance the Day Away

We are so excited to be offering Dance the Day Away Photo Experiences this School Holidays.

Dance the Day Away Cheeky threesome

Three gorgeous, cheeky girls in rainbow tutus. Ready for their Dance the Day Away School Holiday Photo Expereince

Twirling and spinning, tutus and splits, arabesques and pirouettes: if you know what these are then there is a good chance you have been a dancer, you are a dancer or you have at least one dancer in your life!

If you do have a dancer in your life why not book them in to a session and let us capture some beautiful moments. We will be offering sessions all day Tuesday  3rd of October to Friday 6th of October in both a Southern Suburbs location and a North Eastern Suburbs location.

Dance the Day Away - in the studio

Dance the Day Away – in the studio

If you have a favourite dance outfit you can bring it along or we can provide tutus and other dance wear for you to use.

Your dancer gets a private 30 minute session for $100
This includes 3 fully edited digital images that you can use on social media or print with an option to purchase extra prints and products that make beautiful gifts for Christmas.

Dance the Day Away - School Holiday Photo Experience

Dance the Day Away – School Holiday Photo Experience


LIMITED SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE

 BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
3rd to 6th October
Contact Karen to secure your place
Phone 0481 190 163
email karen@gtstusios.com.au
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Dance the Day Away

Dance the Day Away

 

Dance the Day Away

Dance with your heart – your body will follow.

So you are probably wondering what dance has to do with photography – I guess for me the two go together naturally. If it wasn’t for dance I would not have met Graham.

Ballet on the Beach

Ballet on the Beach

Dance has been a part of my life since I was 4, about the same age as this little dancer in the image above, and I met Graham at a dancing school when I was eleven.  As two photographers with a passion for dance it was only a matter of time before GT Studios offered  the opportunity to create photo experiences for dancers.

Ballet by the Lake

 “If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.”

Mia Michaels

We dance because it is what we love to do.

 

After a reasonable break from dance I have recently returned. I love every minute of my contemporary class at Move Through Life Dance Studio and I hope that my renewed involvement will help when we are creating dance experiences. When I was little I always found it helpful if the teacher demonstrated the position for me. Likewise – I think it is nice if we can show our dancers the position we are asking for. I’m not suggesting I can do it as well as some of the dancers but at least I can ask for positions by name and know that we are getting it right!

Ballet in the Park

When I was looking for dance quotes today I found this one form Bill Austin – it reminded me of when Graham and I would be learning dance routines and also where I am at the moment – “When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different. “

Ballet in the Snow!!

Ballet in the Snow!! Christmas Winter Wonderland

 

I love all our themed photo experiences but I have a secret passion for a Ballet or Dance Photo Experience and love when we are given the opportunity to help create a dream experience for a little dancer. Dance fits so beautifully with the basic beliefs that we build our business upon. We believe GT Studios is about people and the human connection. Dance also can be seen as this – we want to capture this form of expression  – the hopes and dreams of each dancer and turn them into art that can be displayed on the walls of their home – reminding them what they are working towards.

Ballet in the Park

 

It is also important for us to give back to the dance community.  We recently enjoyed the Starlets SA Showtime concert and have given the Starlets families the opportunity to download their images from our website.

Ballet on the Beach – Mum and her little Ballerinas

If you think your little dancer would like a Dance/Ballet Photo Experience give me a call on 0481 190 163  (or contact us here and I will call you). We can arrange a no obligation consultation to discuss some options.  The photo experience is a beautiful gift for your dancer and the framed images make gorgeous gifts too!

Tutu on Black – taken in the studio

On a closing note I thought I should add that “Happiness is……finding the perfect dance partner…..and a photographer that understands dance! I found my perfect dance partner – hopefully we can be your perfect photographer – hear from you soon – Karen

Dance the Day Away

Black & White or Colour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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