Michelle Cox Photography: Blog https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Michelle Cox Photography michellecoxphoto@gmail.com (Michelle Cox Photography) Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:01:00 GMT Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:01:00 GMT https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u959967097-o144650084-50.jpg Michelle Cox Photography: Blog https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog 120 90 St Joseph Michigan Beach Wedding https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/st-joseph-michigan-beach-wedding They were just so perfect and so perfectly in love. 
Sometimes I have to pull emotions out of people but Lindsay and Stephen were so in love that they didn't mind me, my camera and they definitely didn't need any kind of instruction.

This beautiful couple chose to have an intimate wedding in St. Joseph, Michigan with about 25-30 guests. Their ceremony was directly on Tiscornia Beach at sunset and was followed by a family dinner at LakeHouse Restaurant, just across town. 

The dunes were a perfect location to take some gorgeous images of this newly married couple and I was more than excited to have the sunset painting light on them in the final hours of their wedding day. Who could ask for anything more perfect than a beautiful couple, on the happiest day of their live and one of the most gorgeous sunsets of summer? 

Congratulations to the happy couple! 

 

Ceremony Venue – Tiscornia Park Beach: St Joseph, Michigan 

 

Reception Venue –LakeHouse Restaurant and Bar: St Joseph, Michigan
 

Photographer – Michelle Cox Photography

 

Bride’s Ring designer – James Allen
 

Gown designer – Maggie Sottero Couture
 

Flowers - Sugarfield Flowers 
 

Rentals - In My Red High Heels
 

Wedding Planning and Design – In My Red High Heels

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Take Time To Learn Something New... https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/take-time-to-learn-something-new In my world, "busy-ness” is an every day and every evening occurrence. I am a self proclaimed workaholic (yes I know I have a problem) so sometime, I need to force myself to relax. How do I do that? I find things that I enjoy and things that I want to make time for, and I do! Today is the first Saturday in a while that I didn't have to photograph so I’m posting a photo of how I'm enjoying my day off. As a new wife and homemaker, I love reading through books that help me be a little more awesome in the home and also give me some great life skills along the way. Today, I am learning from The Year Of Cozy how to make a Classic Peach Pie. YUM! 
If you are a workaholic just like me, take little time today to learn something new or to find a moment of peace and contentment! Tell me what your weekend relaxation plans are! <3 
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Always Be A Good Neighbor https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/always-be-a-good-neighbor

Over the last two month's my husband and I had some building issues with the woman in the condo below us. Our hot water heater broke and caused some leakage in her place downstairs. It was several weeks of going back and forth with insurance companies, several weeks of finding the right guy to fix her place and then finally all of the drama was done and we were excited that we could all rest again. 
We wanted to do something special for Dolores downstairs because even though the hassle was not directly our fault, it came from our condo - so I picked up some lovely flowers and brought them down to her with a card to say thank you. 
I could see the shock on her face and the smile was just perfect. She was not expecting the small gift but it really made a difference in her day. Now I can peak over the balcony and see the flowers sweetly hanging on a hook in her area downstairs. It's truly the little things that we do for the people that are around us that make all of the difference. 


Always, be a good neighbor and remember the little things will be the BIG things you look back on. 

 

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Engagement Session at Kinzie Street Bridge https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/engagement_session_at_kinzie_street_bridge

I was so excited to have the opportunity to photography my NEW cousins, David and Lizette in Chicago at the end of April. They flew into the Midwest (from Texas) to attend MY wedding and while they were here, I was able to squeeze in a beautiful engagement session for them. Of all of the characteristics of Chicago that they wanted to capture, it was decided that we wanted to show off an urban flair with a little bit of skyline in there too. It was a perfectly cloudy day (which if you know anything about my shooting style ... cloudy = spectacular!) so we made the most of it and got some fun and romantic shots, souvenirs of their trip to my fair city. :)

This image (above) is one of my favorites from the shoot because they just look so happy. I am so excited for the love that they have found and I was blessed to be able to capture only a small slice of that. So happy for their future!! :)

That ring!! Great job David!! 


Thank you both for thinking of me and letting me photograph you while you were in Chicago! Love you both and come back soon!! <3 <3 

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What Do You Do To Get Creative? https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/what-do-you-do-to-get-creative What do you do to get in your creative zone? Do you have a mental process you go through, an album you listen to, a specific drink you pour? For me it's all of the above. All of my greatest work has done in moments where one of these three things were present and once I figured that out, I was able to create environments that were designed to help me win - to help me be the best artist that I can be. 

When I am getting into a creative mood, I need coffee. I don't exactly know what it is about coffee but the taste and the smell is a "cozy place" for me. Once in my comfy spot, physically and mentally, it helps me relax and think freely. 

Another process that I go through includes music. There are special albums that I listen to when I need to check myself back into a zone and regardless of the circumstances going on in my life, it will automatically send me into the perfect mood for creating, dreaming and (most importantly as a wedding photographer) "seeing". The albums depend on the times of the year but to give you a hint, there are 4 (one for each season). 

This one is when I need to pull out the big guns - for when the coffee hasn't worked and the album is over. I need to be in complete silence. Very deep... right? ;) I am generally pretty observant of the world around me and that will sometimes distract me from my work. That being said, the best way for me to tune distractions out is to be quiet and be IN quiet. No working from a local coffee shop on these kind of days. I will just sit in my office, at my desk, and let the silence create what it will in my mind. 

Each of us is unique so your list will look different from mine but it is important to know what your list consists of. I would love to hear what your tricks are for creating and being a star so PLEASE feel free to share! 

Preliminary design of Xoxo Invites 
 

 

 

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{Gal}entine's Day Brunch https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/-gal-entines-day-brunch In February, I was invited to photograph a gorgeous stylized photo shoot with Jenah Pfeiffer of In My Red High Heels. First of all, I have to say that Jenah is fabulous and she truly has a passion and a vision for styling (anything from outfits to events). For months, she did all of the designing and planning of this photo session and by happenstance, I came aboard this project literally days before the actual session. When I entered the set of the shoot, I was blown away by the perfection in front of me and even though I am a tad late on a Valentine's Day shoot, I felt the need to share this beauty and post about that amazing day. 

Jenah told me that she wanted to create the atmosphere of "girls only" at the stylized {Gal}entine's Brunch, with crepe paper flowers, roses in bloom and the occasional cactus. Because the styling was so perfect, the energy of the models was just incredible. The ladies danced to Avril and toasted a lifetime of friendship and happiness. No Galentine's Brunch would be complete without a delicious waffle bar and wonderful rock candy cocktails. The amazingly adorable cupcakes were provided by Scratch Eatery and Bakery

Each detail was designed to inspire friendship, life Carrie Bradshaw and her squad. We wanted to showcase all things pretty while complimenting the need for girlfriends in each of our lives! 

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Happily Ever After... https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/Happily_Ever_After I won't get overly gushy about this... but I couldn't accurately have a Friday Favorite without getting a little mushy about the man of my dreams, my future husband, Rene'. He is a dear and I couldn't be quite as successful without him pushing me, supporting me and loving me. I am excited to be a wife later this year and I am also excited about spending the rest of my life with this man. :) Okay, that is the end of my squishy feelings... ;) 

Photo by Penny Frazier Photography

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Being a Wedding Photographer https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/being-a-wedding-photographer When I started photographing, I was one of those gals that was intimidated by wedding photographers. I wanted to be an artist, a creative, bound only by my own imagination (or lack thereof). Weddings seemed to be a mystery to me. To my imagination, wedding photographers were a secret society of creative yet super organized photographers that had only strengths and seemingly no weaknesses. They could take amazing images without a care in the world, they could finesse the clients and wedding guests with a smile on their face for 12 hours at a time and they had skin so thick that everything from a missed shot to a bridezilla couldn't break them. In short, they were the photography gods, highest on the food-chain (in my humble and inexperienced opinion).

As time progressed and I was asked to photograph my first wedding, I happily jumped at the chance because I was thrilled to understand the BIG DAY, though definitely still intimidated (as you can imagine by my opinion of this career). I knew that it took a "certain kind of person" to control a wedding day, schedule the day out, photograph everything needed and to also have the right kind of personality to withstand the pressure and interact with guests for that many hours. I have to confess, my first wedding went better than I thought but... it wasn't fun for me. The couple was nice enough and I did what I needed to do but when I got home and looked at the images, I didn't see anything too amazing OR too creative. I felt mentally and emotionally drained and I definitely did not like that. I wanted to LOVE IT. I wanted to jump into the wedding photography pool and enjoy the refreshing feel of every second. I was disappointed in myself and my ability. I felt sad afterwards and thought more than one time... "Oh well, maybe its just not for me". 

But.... NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE would I be satisfied with the statement "Oh well, maybe its just not for me" and believe me, this time was no different. The next time someone asked me to photograph their wedding, I jumped at the chance and got back on that horse. I realized something horrible though.... IT GOT WORSE!! I not only was unsatisfied with my images afterwards but I picked apart the entire day and saw only my flaws, not my successes. I ripped myself apart after several weddings after that. Weekend after weekend I would come home sad, feeling like the process got away from me. Whether it was the schedule or the creativity in the images, I felt so negative toward my abilities (which for someone like me, is unusual and unacceptable behavior). 

After a literal two years of shooting weddings, I figured out something profound. I am GOOD ENOUGH to shoot weddings. The most important ingredient in being better is feeling better about my ability. I figured out that I need to "own it" - I need to own being a wedding photographer, a wedding scheduler, a creative on a wedding day, giving great customer service... every single facet of the wedding day. This profound realization has entirely changed the way that I think and behave on a wedding day. I plan with my brides, resting my schedule on my knowledge of weddings, of people and my experiences. I give myself grace when necessary and I give myself praise for a job well done. Being a small business owner and the only full-time employee of my company, I had to realize that I cannot be as hard on myself as I "want" or feel needed. I have the ability of discouraging myself and if I don't want to do that, I need to (for lack of a better descriptor) "check myself before I wreck myself". This single phrase has transformed my business, my ability and my success level.

At the end of the day, I am at the place where I truly love being a wedding photographer. I am proud and excited to share in one of the most special day in a couples life and a families' life. I realize that being a wedding photographer isn't EXACTLY what I thought it was (in my previously mentioned inexperienced opinion) however I still aspire to be a photography god ;). I can openly admit that there are cracks in my amour now and again, that my skin is still not the thickest in the world and that yes, sometimes I miss the mark on my own goals. Becoming a wedding photographer though has been on of the most educational, uplifting and fulfilling things I have ever attempted (and am only just starting to succeed at). 

The secret to my success - give yourself a little grace when you slip and fall and make sure that you don't quit until you are ready to. If I would have given up when I wanted to, I would not be writing this blog post right now. Little did I know that I COULD get here... and just wait until you see where I'll be in the future. 

The sky's the limit my friends, the sky's the limit!!

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Friday Favorites - My 2016 Logo https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/friday-favorites---my-2016-logo I started my photography business six years ago. Since that time however, I have seen so much growth and so many positive changes in my business that even though I have created the company myself and never left it, the business of 2010 doesn't even look familiar anymore. I have transformed my work process, my shooting process, my customer service process and even the categories of WHAT and HOW I shoot. I am now firmly established as a Chicago wedding photographer, working in and around the whole region. I have moved from photographing "just about everything" to finding myself now working within Lifestyle Photography, only in ways that reinforce my branding rather than tear it down. 

That being said, even though change is hard, sometimes it is needed. 

After months and months of considering the possibility of a business "face lift", I decided that I needed to actually sit down and talk with someone about it. My fear was that, even though my OLD logo seemed inadequate for the progression of the business, I didn't want to lose the essence of Michelle Cox Photography by adding or taking something away. I sat down with my close friend and AMAZING graphic designer, Aireen (owner of Aerial Ardour) and we chatted about the process. By the end of the conversation we agreed that my business had transformed to a new level and I needed to represent that somehow.

Months flew by with blurs of designs, design changes, birds being added and removed, color pallets and beautiful scripted fonts..... 

Finally.........I am SOOOO excited to release my BRAND NEW logo! It has truly been a long time coming. Together Aireen (and a little bit of me) have brought my business to the next level. Welcome to the next chapter of Michelle Cox Photography!!! 


 
 

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Friday Favorites - My 2010 Logo https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/friday-favorites---my-old-logo In 2010, when I started shooting "professionally" I knew that I needed a logo that would stand out and that would be perfect for me. At that time, the logo was absolutely perfect for my personality and my shooting style. I feel like it precisely captures my early career and it will be something that I always look back on fondly. Unfortunately that logo was not built for the dreams that I didn't even KNOW that I would have, the career that I have now. 

Over the course of the last six years, I have made some significant changes in my business. I have welcomed a new style of shooting, new products, a more full service and customized wedding service and in general I feel as though my business has really "grown up". I feel securely established as a Chicago wedding photographer I am excited to show you all the new "adult" face of Michelle Cox Photography next week. I hope that you are all excited also! 

Cheers to timely endings and wonderful new beginnings! 


 

 

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Friday Favorites - SnapChat! https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/friday-favorites---snapchat This is post is SO 21st century of me but I LOVE SNAPCHAT! I have been using it since it came out and I think it's just an overall fun app. I love having the opportunity to stay in touch with friends and family that are across town, across the state and across the country. It's a nice way of staying in touch without having to store all of the data of the photos and videos - But I still get to see them and share in the experience! 

Lately I have been thinking about having Michelle Cox Photography join SnapChat and I have decided that it is a fantastic idea. :) I hope to share some behind the scene footage from my photo shoots, editing, meetings, events and ALL things photography. :) If you are on SnapChat, feel free to add me for some fun photo related pics and videos! <3 

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Sophia Porter Makeup & Hair https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/sophia-porter-makeup-hair As a wedding photographer in a big city like Chicago, I have the opportunity of meeting countless wedding professionals every weekend. Almost every wedding that I photograph, I get to work with new vendors and for someone like me that loves being social and networking, that is a great thing! 
 

Recently I had the opportunity of meeting Sophia Porter, a fantastic makeup artist and hair stylist from Chicago. As we chatted over breakfast at Blissful Banana Cafe in Orland Park, I learned all about her wonderful, successful business. I asked her some questions about her business and Sophia was more than welcome to offer the answers for a blog posted devoted to her thriving business.

Photo courtesy of Carnival Studio


When did you start your business? 

About 5 years ago I started to do makeup while I was graduating high school and starting to attend college, simply as a hobbyist, and to make some extra money working for friends. I then completed my first few years of school and came to the realization that I wasn’t doing what I love and what I have a God-given talent for. So after lots of networking, education from world renowned artists, brushing up on my traditional art skills and learning proper sanitization, I’ve now progressed into a published professional hair and makeup artist. 

 

Tell me a little about why you are different/unique.

I believe that the fact I make my sessions educational for my clientele is what makes me unique. Personally, I love to share knowledge and answer any questions that my clients may have regarding anything beauty related. Giving the client useful information they can walk away with from each appointment is what adds value to my services. My background in science and art has also benefited me greatly through my career at this point. I am a firm believer that you need to invest in education as a working artist, you are always learning no matter where you are in your career. 

 

What is the advantage of having the same person do the hair AND makeup?

The main advantage of having the same person is time management and a style that flows throughout the entire look! Sometimes if you have two people, their timing can be off, and their styles/techniques can be drastically different. 

 

Who is your ideal client? 

Anyone who wants to look and feel amazing! 

 

What are you plans for your business in the future?

My goals at the moment is getting agency representation to further my portfolio with higher end clientele. I focus on print/commercial/editorial for majority of what I do, but bridal is also a large portion of my business!

 

Contact information!

Studio location : 2443 W. 17th St. Chicago, IL 60608. I also travel to wherever need be! 

Website : www.thesophiaporter.com

 

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Friday Favorites - Colors https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/friday-favorites---colors One personal thing about me that people should know if that I love colors. I am not an average person walking around in the world that loves this color or that color. No. When I say colors I mean that I love ALL colors, ALL of the time, ALL together. Many of my favorite outfits, artwork, furniture, dish sets, handbags, rugs are the "multi-color version". That has been an obstacle for me to overcome throughout my life because for some reason, people always think that you are CRAZY if you love all colors together. Haven't you heard that the colorful items are meant for the zany artist weirdos that don't have good taste? Well I don't care what anyone thinks - I have fantastic taste ...even though I might be a zany artist weirdo. ;)
So at the end of the day when you see me in almost all black while photographing your wedding or you see my muted "people friendly" decor or outfits, just know that THIS is going on in my brain this very second.
It's my dirty little colorful secret. :)

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Friday Favorites - Writing Down My Goals https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/friday-favorites---writing-down-my-goals It should be no surprise that I am a goal oriented person. I have written several blog posts about it, I have posted many posts on my Facebook page about setting and achieving goals... I think the reality of the whole situation is that I have finally (over the course of MANY years) have figured out the secret of "how Michelle achieves goals". The secret - write them down. It doesn't seem that complicated, that hard... but honestly, I wish I would have started this earlier in my life. When I take the time to write down my goals and save them, I am accountable to them. I refer back to them, reread them, look at that... THEY STARE AT ME ACROSS MY OFFICE... My point. 

One of my favorite things to do now is to write down my goals. I have tapped into what makes me successful and I am excited to do anything that leads me closer to my goal.  One of my favorite notebooks to jot down my goals and dreams is this adorable journal from on my favorite Chicago shops, The Trendy Sparrow

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Friday Favorites - Looking For Ways To Be Creative https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/friday-favorites One thing that I have been trying to focus on for the last year of my life is to get creative again... to embrace my TRUE artistic style, continue to explore and continue to be creative. The sad thing about getting older (and unfortunately busier) is that when stress sets in, human beings have a tendency of letting that affect their creative thought. That's not a good thing for an artist! 
One of my favorite things to do now is to let go of my stress, to "keep looking", to be creative and to explore. Life is huge adventure that I am excited about embarking on, every day of my life. Sure, I don't always feel like the adventure is one worth going on but I strive to revive the excitement in my heart and mind every day. I cannot and will not be a product of this stressed out, negative world we live in so I choose not to. 
I choose a life of excitement as I lift my head off the pillow each morning, a life of adventure and creativity in my afternoons and a life of reflection each evening. 

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Friday Favorites - New Beginnings! https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/friday-favorites---new-beginnings
Happy New Year! Goodbye 2015 and welcome to 2016 - I am excited to meet you!

I am starting a blog series in 2016 called "Friday Favorites" where weekly I will share all (or at least some) of my favorite things with you. Since we have the excitement of starting a year on one of the best days of the week, I have chosen to talk about one of my favorite things - new beginnings. 

For someone like me, new beginnings are neither easy or hard but they are very useful. As a rule of thumb, I don't do well with change as it is coming but the minute that the change has occurred, I am fine. I can deal with it and be excited about it. That excitement is what can carry me to new and deeper success, it can shift my negativity to cheer and I LITERALLY use change to push me forward. That being said, even though new beginnings are sometimes the hardest thing for me to walk up to, once I jump over them I am a new woman, able to use that change as a springboard for something I didn't even realize I was capable of. 

Cheers to the end of a successful 2015, cheers to a new and bright 2016. Welcome in this new beginning and I challenge you to springboard off of this change to a level you never dreamed possible. 

<3 Mish

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25 Days of Christmas - Day 25 https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-25

 

Merry Christmas from Michelle Cox (Photography) and company! Have a beautiful holiday and enjoy the time together with family and friends. Thank you for an amazing 2015 and I look forward to sharing 2016 with each and every one of you! xox 
 

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michellecoxphoto@gmail.com (Michelle Cox Photography) 25 Days of Christmas holiday photography series https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-25 Fri, 25 Dec 2015 21:27:00 GMT
25 Days of Christmas - Day 24 https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-24 My favorite gifts so far came straight from Kate Spade and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I got a beautiful charm bracelet with three special charms and then a gorgeous "Mrs" necklace on a gold chain. I am so happy for all that 2015 has brought and I look forward to seeing the beauty of 2016. Cheers to a new year and to Kate Spade presents! ;)

 

 

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25 Days of Christmas - Day 23 https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-23 I have always been really crafty and super into making things. I have spent COUNTLESS hours of my life creating, crafting, sewing and being artistic. One of my favorite things that I have ever made was this Christmas gingerbread house, made of plastic canvas and yarn. I remember being so excited as the house came alive (and mind you this was over 15 years ago now) and I couldn't wait to finish the house just because I could SEE it taking shape, one piece at a time. Every year when my mom takes out this decoration it still brings me the same joy when I see it. I think its just the cutest thing ever and I am excited that I made it, so many years ago. 

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michellecoxphoto@gmail.com (Michelle Cox Photography) 25 Days of Christmas holiday photography series https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-23 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:45:00 GMT
25 Days of Christmas - Day 22 https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-22
 

I'm not quite sure what this post is all about but I wanted to make it perfectly clear that if you would like to challenge me on having more Christmas pins then me, neither you or your grandma will beat me. I love my holiday pins and my holiday earrings... and I will always win the contest on who has the most. :) Just wanted to give you this little FYI about me... ;) Happy Holidays! 

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michellecoxphoto@gmail.com (Michelle Cox Photography) 25 Days of Christmas holiday photography series https://michellecoxphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/25-days-of-christmas---day-22 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:19:00 GMT