I am so excited to share a real sneak peek inside a session with ME at the Tracy Gabbard Photography studio! It showcases what the real experience when you choose Tracy to capture the most important time in your life. Wether a new baby, a milestone session or a family session Tracy strives to give you not only custom created albums and wall art that will last a life time BUT ALSO an amazing experience. She wants you to walk away with your heart full and with your home full of the joy of your family. It took many hours of hard work, a WONDERFUL family and a talented videographer Shannon Kelly to pull it all off! It will now grace the home page of my website tracygabbard.com. Check it out when you have a chance! But for now… here it is!
*Disclaimer…. we did this peek inside video BEFORE social distancing. So, if you are uncomfortable meeting in the studio for consult we can do it via video until this all passes! :). We are enrolling families, children and babies for summer months. If our situation does not change with the virus dangers all prepaid money will be refunded if cancelled because of COVID-19.
It’s crazy out there! We all want to say “NO Corona“. I understand, we are all concerned about so many aspects of this new virus and how it might effect our lives, health, finances and even on an entertainment level as more and more things are being cancelled we worry about tickets we have purchased and vacations we have planned.
For those mommy’s expecting a baby or with small children they have even one more worry. BUT I am here to tell you… “Don’t worry TGP mommy’s, I have you covered in at the photography studio“! We are taking ALL precautions at the TGP Photography studio. We are stepping up our game even more that normal to make sure that if your baby or children are in the studio we are PREPARED and doing everything possible to ensure your families health.
To Stay Safe
Here are a few things that we are doing (some of them we do anyway, all the time) to help make sure we all stay healthy!
LOW volume! My studio is ALWAYS a low volume studio. I choose to not take on too many sessions per month to make sure I have enough time to devote to my clients and my family at home. I DO NOT have many families in and out of the studio ever! and rarely have 2 sessions in one day (in the studio at least). Right now I will GUARANTEE at least 3 days between studio sessions in order to keep TGP photography studio sessions health. Even if that means pushing a newborn session a couple days past when I would normally schedule them. It looks like many news sources are sharing that this virus lasts up to about 3 days on surfaces. So that will hopefully ensure that any germs that may have been left after disinfecting will also be gone!
2. DISINFECTING everything after every session! We always do this anyway but we will be much more vigilant now. Wiping down furniture and disinfecting floors. Thankfully the studio is VERY simple so there is not much to disinfect! We also use safe disinfectant that is not harmful to the environment to say “No Corona” to the virus! BONUS!!!
3. WASHING all laundry! Again – this something we ALWAYS do after every session. Anything a baby or anyone uses gets washed. We also use safe, non toxic laundry detergent to ensure your baby doesn’t have any reactions to any blankets or wraps that their delicate skin may touch.
4. DOGS – We love to welcome dogs to sessions with their new babies but at this time we will not be able to schedule any sessions with fur babies! It is just to risky to any other families that may be headed into the studio, even if it is 3-4 days later. We will let you know once we are able to welcome them back! We will certainly miss them!
5. PLAY AREA – We have a nice little area with toys and things for children to do in the studio. Until further notice we will remove the toys from this area. We will ask families to bring in some small baskets of toys from their home to help keep the kids busy while they wait. This is just to ensure that children are not playing with toys that other families children have played with. This will also keep us from worrying that we missed something when disinfecting them.
6. GLOVES AND MASKS – We always have hand sanitizer out in the studio and I use it frequently when working with newborns but I will also have gloves and masks (until they run out LOL!) available for myself and any moms and dads that would like to use them. I will also use them during your session by request. I have NO problem doing this to help ensure your confidence!
7. SCREENING. All clients will be contacted with in 24 hours of their session to make sure no one is exhibiting any symptoms of any type of sickness. Most families are very respectful of this normally and reach out to let me know if they or their babies are not 100%. However, I will be reaching out personally just to make sure we are all on the same page.
8. CHANGE – you are welcome to change your studio newborn session to an in home session! This may give you a different look and feel to your session but we can do so and it will be just as beautiful as a studio session. If that is something you are interested in just let me know and we can talk about it!
I hope this helps reassure any families that already have a session scheduled or are thinking about it but are unsure because of any reason or particularly the corona virus that we are taking every precaution to say “No Corona” to the virus, and more to keep our studio a HEALTHY studio! Please reach out if you have any questions!
I have been blessed to see this family for the entire year! They are members of the popular New Beginnings Plan (NBP), the TGP’s 1 year baby plan. We have planned their session for the entire first year. Each of their sessions will be unique with each one including something different. Their fur baby, each set of grandparents at different sessions and I “think” the fur baby will come back for the first year session! The New Beginnings Plan includes a minimum of 3 sessions but more can be added for no additional session fee. They chose to add a 4th session. This session is what I call a “heads up” session. It happens around 3-4 months of age when they are holding their heads up really well on their own and smiling at their favorite people.
They have chosen to do the New Beginnings Plan album. An album that will build throughout the these sessions and will be printed and delivered after the last session. They are also building a wall gallery that will include a favorite wall print from each session. We have 1 more session left and I am excited to design their album! I will make sure to show it to you when it comes in!
Here are some favorites from her newborn session with her best friend and a few more I couldn’t leave out!
Here are a few favorites from her “heads up” session. I am so jealous that I did not get professional pictures of my babies with their grandparents! What a special memory for not only mom and dad but baby too!
Last but not least… here is a sneak peak of her first year wall gallery design on their actual wall! We add a piece to it from each session. I can not wait to see the final outcome!
I adore this family! During their family session their littlest has the most “sassy” (I mean that in a GOOD way!) personality. She is so fun to interact with and she loves to be silly. Just wait until you see the pictures at the end of this post. And a video of the beautiful album they purchased! It. is. to. die. for!
We fought some heavy cloud cover through out this session but the rain held out and we were able to get it done. When I schedule location sessions, I like to schedule them places where we can travel a little bit through the location and use some different spots to create some variety in the pictures. I always get to the location about 30 minutes ahead of time to make sure I can see where the best light will be and where the sun will be shining. We were able to get the most beautiful locations for this session!
I love to get the classic smiling posing images because I know they are important to families but my favorite types of images to capture are the interaction ones where it shows the real connection between families. You can see the love and joy that they have when they are together.
Photos of Little One
At the end of the session I decided to keep taking pictures of her! It was getting dark but she was being so funny I didn’t want to stop. I think these might have been some of my favorites from this session! She CRACKS me up!
This family decided to have me design and create a family album from their favorite images from their session. Many families have albums from each year they have a session with me and they are building their library of family albums! I know their children (and them) love to look at them often!
This little guy decided to make his way into the world a little earlier than expected and decided to have a nice hospital stay! BUT he was soooooo worth the wait! His little rolls are so yummy and those lips….. I loved each moment at this early newborn photography session.
I love all his hair! You never know how long newborn hair will stay but I was so happy he had so much for his photo session! Especially since we scheduled his session much later than I normally schedule newborn sessions.
Newborn Session when?
Newborn sessions are usually scheduled between 7 and 14 days after birth but this precious baby was several weeks old before he was able to come in to the studio for his session!
Big Sister at his Photo Session
His big sister had a special dolly that she brought with her to every session (and still does) so this special giraffe will be what he brings to every session. I can not wait to see how he grows with this special toy by his side!
He is so loved by his family! His big sister will be the best sister! I can already tell how much she loves him! She was such a big helper at his session and always ready to take pictures with her special new baby!
This newborn was such a great sleeper but I loved that he gave me just enough awake time to capture his eyes! He was so comfy all wrapped up and warm and was staring right at me!
I am always excited when a baby gives me lots of good sleep during their session but also a little bit of awake time so that I can capture them awake. Awake newborn images are some of my favorites!
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation for a newborn session I would love to hear from you! Contact the studio at (727) 491-6476 or fill out the contact form. We take a limited number of newborn sessions per month, it is really never to early to get your scheduled!
Time goes so fast and it is already time to start planning for your holiday session pictures! We are ready to reveal this years set experience, dates and times and registration is open NOW! 🙂 .
Holiday Session sets of this year will not only be VERY family friendly but as always, a fun experience! Great for kids and adults! Plan to get your winter coats, scarves and boots out to have a great time in the SNOW!!! Not only will your kids have fun in what feels like real snow but the portraits created from this set will be one of a kind and perfect for updated holiday pictures and cards.
Limited Edition SNOWFALL sessions!
These holiday sessions are beautifully lit with holiday tree lights, lanterns and SNOW! The set is designed to be simple and classic! All about the families and the winter season! All colors will look great here complete with holiday dress or simple casual looks work perfectly also! Tracy has a Pinterest board with many wardrobe ideas to help out with any questions! (Tracy DOES NOT recommend heels for girls or moms for this set- the snow is slippery, boots or other types of shoes will be best)
SNOWFALL holiday sessions are 20 minutes. The perfect amount of time for dads and kids! LOL! This gives just enough time for family (if all members are participating), siblings and the kiddos alone! This experiences will be for ONE weekend! Early bird special on Friday, Nov. 8th and regular sessions on Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th!
Tracy Gabbard Photography Studio in Clearwater, Fl
One of the best places for the Family to portray the most valuable memories.
This year has been filled with beautiful memories. Starting off with Newborns, Babies, Families, Children, Couples and special events such as Birthdays, Graduations and more memorable moments.
Tracy Gabbard Photography is, that local business concept that offers a high-end product and great quality Photography for you and your family. We are proud to serve you and enlighten your day with heartwarming photographs of your loved ones.
Tracy Gabbard has more than a decade of experience with both Photography and Children. Being a mother herself, she knows the best way to handle Newborns with confidence and safety. Tracy has a wonderful gift to visualize the little ones in the best poses and create a beautiful composition.
All these are reasons as to why Tracy Gabbard Photography is above all, a place where families can trust to get the best quality Photography in the Tampa Bay area. She offers a variety of Photography Packages to make the sessions smooth and fun and she is able to print them in a variety of special featured products such as classic luxe photo albums, canvas, and floating canvases, and also beautiful clear boxes to keep the prints from being damaged.
During the session that we are showing you today, we gather a few of the most popular concepts. Celebrating the First Birthday for this little one, a Family photo, portraits, creative props, and of course, some Cake Smashing!
Start this new year with wonderful positive vibes, and remember that Tracy is always happy to answer any questions you might have, contact her anytime for information about Photo Sessions and ideas.
We hope you’ve had a marvelous year, and we hope to continue to steal smiles with our galleries and photos.
Time to get outside with this Outdoor Holiday Session!
We’ve been showing you a lot of beautiful Photography Sessions at Tracy Gabbard’s studio in the Clearwater area.
The Silver Bells collection, was absolutely gorgeous this year, and she was able to share a great time with families wearing their Holiday outfits. Beautiful dresses, silly poses, gift opening, and reading were some of the highlights on each Silver Bells Photography Session.
Today, we want to bring you a different one. This was an outdoor Holiday Session, for a young family member. A very casual and fresh look. Of course full of seasonal flowers in the background. They give a warm tone to the canvas.
This was definitely a different day outside the studio. Full of color and vibrant tones, Tracy found shiny tree lights and included them in the background, for a pretty effect.
Overall, a nice walk in the park with his favorite pets. Two beautiful dogs that were enjoying the natural surroundings. The nice breeze and weather outside made this a very easy, smooth session.
The year is about to end and it has been a wonderful one. Filled with Newborns, Families and lovely Couples. Each year, Tracy becomes closer to every family and start a journey together to portray the most important moments in life. Love, growth, and milestones.
This new year promises to surprise with wonderful, lovely sets, events and most importantly, adorable babies! We can’t wait to fill up your feed with heartwarming babies and cute props to steal a reaction from you!
It’s still not too late for a last minute session. We know the Holiday season can be as busy as any other important time of the year. Tracy is always happy to help schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss details about your next session!