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Photog, cupcake store mark openings
KMP Studio and KTs Kupkakes and Kandii
Ribbon cutting KTs
KMP Studio and KTs Kupkakes and Kandii held a joint ribbon-cutting March 28 in Hinesville. - photo by Photo provided.

KMP Studio and KT’s Kupkakes and Kandii held a joint ribbon cutting and grand opening in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 28 at 445 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.
KMP Studio owner Key Gilbert and KT’s owner Katamara Frasier welcomed staff, family, friends and chamber staff to the event.
KMP Studio offers photography for all occasions, including event photography for occasions such as weddings and in-studio appointments for children, families and individual portraits.
Gilbert said that she began taking photos at age 5 when her grandmother gave her a Polaroid camera. She moved to Georgia in 2008 and decided to start her own studio.
“I like the editing process, and I enjoy the finished product of photography,” Gilbert said. “I took AP art and then rolled that knowledge over to photography.”
KT’s Kupkakes and Kandii has about 20 different flavors of cupcakes, with praline being the top seller, and 10 different flavors of candy apples.
Frasier said that she started making candy apples to sell as a fundraiser for her son’s high-school band. She explained the band was selling sheet sets as a fundraiser, and when it didn’t work out, she began making and selling the candy apples to compensate. She later incorporated cupcakes into her repertoire.
“I like experimenting with different flavor combinations,” Frasier said. “It’s my creative outlet.”
Frasier and Gilbert met through Facebook due to their participation as coaches with the Georgia Cyclones Cheerleaders. Their friendship was the springboard for their business partnership.
Gilbert already had a business plan and had wanted to open a photography studio for some time. With Gilbert doing event photography and Frasier making confections, it seemed a natural progression to collaborate professionally. Frasier and Gilbert partnered to make a “one-stop shop” for events.
For more information on KT’s, call 912-320-8864 or find it on Facebook under KT’s Kandii Kitchen. For more information on KMP, call 912-318-6667 or find it on Facebook under KMP Studio.

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