A little late night loving! Snuggles from your baby are the absolute best! As your sweet babies grow snuggle time becomes less and less!
Believe me, I know! As I have watched my “babies” grow I miss these precious times. I wish I had taken the time to captured more of these times.
Did you know that Tracy works with you to make sure she captures your favorite moments with your baby? Sessions are not all about classic smiles (there’s lots of that to) but they are about capturing those precious times you cherish as a family and with your little ones. Call or email Tracy to find out more!
I’m trying….. as hard as this sweet baby is trying to take his first steps… to get back into the swing of things! It’s a new month I have lots to share I just need to get back into the swing of things!
But getting back to this sweet family… These moments are priceless.. never to happen again! I wish with all my heart that I could go back for just a short time and enjoy my babies when they were this little. I still get to enjoy the excitement of older kids “firsts” but somehow it is bitter sweet. Now it’s just a few short years until I know they are out on their own making all the “older” firsts seem so long ago. I’m so lucky to be able to watch all these other babies grow and experience their “firsts” through their mommy and daddy’s eyes.
Capturing the connections between families has all my ♥️♥️! If you want a totally different photography experience and want to create art work that you can enjoy on your walls and in your homes. Family art work that you can experience together as a family, that can be enjoyed for all the years of your life from first steps to innumerable, then the TGP experience could be for you. I walk you step by step (just like first steps of this sweet baby😀) through the process. Through what to wear, hair and makeup, a stress free session and then all the designing and ordering of your chosen art work (even possible delivery)! If you are ready for something different, something easy to help you capture these precious moments then feel free to reach out so we can talk about what is important to you!
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Check out Photo Gallery to see my Family Photography and Baby Photography albums.
Happy Summer to you all! I LOVE summer and to celebrate this happy season I want to do something fun and different! One of my favorite things (besides babies of course) is PUPPIES! So here comes Puppies Photography!!! I would LOVE to photograph a litter of puppies in the studio!
SO, if your dog is pregnant or you know someone who has a dog that is pregnant or you know a breeder that might be interested in booking a Puppies Photography session, let them know. If you or anyone interested in this fun opportunity can contact me via my Facebook page or by clicking and writing to me via contact me form!
I am happy to share a few pictures of our dog when she was a puppy! Feel free to share this on your page if you think one of your friends would be interested!
Let’s talk about close ups! At each photography session I always try to do a few close ups . I love the way they capture the details of the eyes and for the little guys their little teeth (or lack of :)) It’s fun to capture silly faces and serious ones as well. They don’t always have to be smiling to make an impact and evoke emotion. Sometimes non smiling photographs end up being my favorites. I love them for babies, kids and older children. I reached back several years to grab some of my favorites! You may have seen some of these before but a few of these kiddos are 5 and 6 years old already! Time flies! Do you see your little one (or older one :)) in these photos picked by me from the collection of Tracy Gabbard Photography Albums?
First Year Photo Album – Part of New Beginnings Plan
Look at all the gorgeous baby’s first year photo albums going out next week! These are part of the New Beginnings Plan (NBP) of Tracy Gabbard Photography (TGP). These albums are amazing keepsakes that will be passed down for many generations!
Can you imagine having one of these to look at of your grandparent or great grandparent? What a lifetime keepsake! Digital images are wonderful for preserving and archiving but there is NOTHING like a quality printed print, wall display or album that you can touch, see everyday and/or share with loved ones. Sitting down on the couch with your child looking through an album is an experience that uses all the senses and that is priceless.
Flipping through some digital files on a computer is different. There is not an experience associated with that. Hence the families who have their baby’s first year photo albums are so lucky! They will all sit on the couch one day and share this with their children!
Please visit TGP’s New Beginnings Plan (NBP) which includes Newborn Session, Sitting up Session, First Birthday Session and this lovely photo album. TGP will hand pick photos from each session for your baby’s first year album to create his/her 1st year story. You can see some video samples by clicking on albums.
If you have any question about the album, or want to join NBP, click on Contact Tracy to send your query or message.
The tiny details of a newborn are priceless. I love to “freeze them in time” for mommy and daddy at each session. Although there are lots of different ways to show off those little “parts” this is one of my favorite newborn poses. I love how the tiny fingers are showcased but also those sweet cheeks, precious lips and even the itty bitty eyelashes. There is nothing more amazing than these little miracles!
To enjoy more photos from my newborn photography sessions visit Newborn Photo Gallery. What are your favorite poses? To include them in your newborn photography session and discuss them with me, click on Contact Tracy.
Just a few favorite photos in the red and pink colors for Valentine’s Day, today. Besides my sweet babies and families that I get the privilege of working with and of course my own family and kiddo’s here are some fun things, I LOVE –
-Going out to lunch
-Buffalo chicken tenders
-Chocolate and peanut butter combo’s
Contact Tracy to discuss your favorite fun things and mile stones in your and your baby’s life. Schedule photo sessions for your newborn baby, 3 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, one year old child for his or her first birthday. Family photo sessions are great fun too! Have a love filled Day!!!
Babies on the Move! These little crawlers were on the move in the TGP studio! I love that with the New Beginnings Plan we can capture each stage of babies first year. Crawling is a big milestone and the New Beginnings Plan helps capture that for families!
Sweet one year old was in the studio this morning for her first birthday photo session! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this number 1 made of flowers of different shades pink ! Mom brought it in for her 1st birthday photo session! Going to have to steal this idea and have some flower numbers in the studio! She was the sweetest thing ever!
Do you have any new ideas? I have some! Let us share and discuss what should we plan for your baby’s first birthday photography session. Click on Contact Tracy and let us exchange our thoughts. Let us make it a memorable day and birthday photos a precious treasure for years and generations to come.
Small, Sweet, Tiny Little Baby Feet! Newborn Photography
When capturing the most precious moments of a newborns first couple weeks I always try to remember not to forget the details of their ity bity little bodies. I won’t lie, those little toes and feet are definitely my favorite! Even when my babies were little I was obsessed with their little feet. When they are that little they even smell good! 🙂 Here’s just a small sampling of a bunch of the cutest tiny little, small and sweet, toes and feet you have ever seen…
TGP Style White on White – it is my very favorite color!
I am always drawn to white in my portraits. To me, it is so beautiful, simple, clean and classic. In my eyes it represents a modern yet timeless look that captures the simplicity of a baby, child or family.
The Tracy Gabbard Photography studio is WHITE and it captures the light beautifully. White makes the baby, child or family “pop” because they become the color, they become the focus, they become the memory. Not the surroundings around them.
So in celebration of “white” 🙂 here are some of the many white on white images that I have been lucky enough to capture!
Newborn Photography – Wraps with Tracy Gabbard Photography
Most newborns LOVE to be snuggled up and swaddled. Keeping them all snuggled is one technique to help keep them content and sometimes asleep during their newborn session. I love these little ones in the their wraps, and they are loving being in them too! 🙂
Beach session inquiries are in full swing so I thought I would do a little “throw back” from a beach session a few months ago. These images are a true representation of this amazing family. Their lives are crazy busy with 2 little boys but also they know how special this time is and these images will always remind them of a time quickly forgotten as their lives change and their boys grow. Beach sessions with little ones include lots of play and games to make it fun and keep them going. I think you can see that here! 🙂
Loving this baby in the studio for her sitting up session… Had to put it on the blog because can you believe mom and dad don’t have Facebook to see their sneak peak! Good for them… Less time on their phones and computers! They are members of the popular New Beginnings Plan so I will be lucky enough to see them again in a few months for their 1 year session!
Although I love to see all my babies hair or “lack of hair” 🙂 It is also fun to put cute hats and bonnets on them to. Some of my clients bring their own but I have many as well that I love to use. Babies of all ages look adorable in hats! I won’t lie, sometimes it is tricky to get the older babies to keep them on but I work with mom or dad to get it at least a couple of good portraits in their hats. We quickly try the “distract, drop and run” method and I click the shutter crossing our fingers for that perfect split second shot! Other babies don’t mind them at all. Either way, it is fun trying and as you can see they all look absolutely adorable!
Brand New Big Brothers and Sisters in Studio (Tracy Gabbard Photography)
Photographing a newborn with a sibling (younger ones especially) is one of my favorite things in a newborn session! I will not lie, much of the time it takes A LOT of patience and MANY clicks of the camera to capture a handful of sweet sibling photos but once they are captured, there is nothing sweeter!!! What makes it so difficult to capture those precious moments? Well…. let me explain! First of all newborns are typically photographed with in the first 5-12 days of birth. Younger “big sisters or brothers” have just had their world rocked with a demanding baby! After those first couple days when the newness of the baby has worn off for them, they often want NOTHING to do with this alien that just invaded their world. Younger (preschool age) children can be difficult to photograph without the newness of a baby sibling SO throw that in the mix and you have a potentially challenging portion of the session. I LOVE when the siblings interact with the baby. These two below were “helping” cover the baby. Sometimes encouraging them to “help” is a good way to get them in the same spot for a quick photo!
Trying to get a newborn to stay asleep while getting a preschooler to cooperate and “pose” is not easy. Many times the best way to do this is to put the baby on something instead of having the sibling hold the baby. Often young children don’t feel comfortable holding their new baby anyway and it can be dangerous as they are unpredictable and may possibly get up without warning and leave the baby. I always have moms and dads helping hands close by for the baby no matter if he or she is in the siblings arms or in a prop. Safety first, always!!!! That is not to say that it is impossible to get a preschooler to hold their new baby! It can be done but always safely on the floor and with adult arms close by to help.
And then there are always the “smiling” looking at the camera pictures” Those are classic and always favorites.
I often think it would be funny to record the sibling portion of a newborn session! With mom, dad and me working together to keep the older child in an area of the baby, and all of us acting silly trying to get them to look at the camera or bribing with little treats! Maybe one day I will try to capture that on video! 🙂
First Birthday – Tracy Gabbard Photography – When is it okay to dig in and really love all that messy cake? At their first birthday Smash Cake Photo Sessions. Listen for the laughter in their bright smiles and sparkling eyes. Look at these delightful birthday performers! This darling girl is dancing to the stars and the boys are birthday cake drummers. Each child looks as yummy as the cakes and I love frosting mustaches! You know what, this pink and blue cutie really did fall into the cake after that last picture. LOL!
Believe it or not! The soft blues and the tie perfectly fit in that one year old young man’s personality. I love how my camera could capture the exact way he approached things – when he first considered the cake with a solemn touch and when he was without his hat ready to dig in. The best picture is the one when he is looking at the camera with a solemn smile, covered in a frosting beard.
I love capturing the moment when the baby yawns. Just stretching out, tired after making moms and dads tired, squinty eyes, settling in for a nap, …, I love being able to capture this on camera. Babies gave me the most adorable poses, just being themselves, innocent and peaceful 🙂
I take shots from different angles, making sure I get as many unique expressions on camera as I can, and it’s absolute pleasure what I can do with the little ones! That’s what I love about my work, knowing that it’s not just about today, but that it will be there many years later, bringing smiles to kids, parents, grandparents as they look back at these photographs!
Beautiful in Blue – Many times, I find it exciting to make newborn photo sessions, sitting up photo sessions, even family photo sessions with blue as the theme.
Blue is traditionally associated with boys but little girls do look great in blue! Look at that sweet young lady, ‘looking up’ down there. Doesn’t she appear wonderfully cute in her blue polka dots? What do you think about these babies in their stylish blue beds during their nap time? Oh my! I love staring at them. And, in that family photo, you can feel the close physical and emotional integration of the whole family wearing different shades of blue. I love them all so so much.
You, too, can create memories of your own like these at Tracy Gabbard Photography Studio, Clearwater. For more and latest photography visit frequently TGP at Facebook, or click on Contact.
Awake Newborns Photography by Tracy Gabbard
As you probably know, through out a newborn session the goal is to keep the baby asleep but I must say, some of my favorite portraits of newborns is when they are awake! So I thought it would be fun to do a blog post on some of the moments when these precious babies are between sleep times.
I have a lot of fun letting the babies pose for me in their sleep but I also keep going during part of the awake time to capture those gorgeous newborn eyes! During the time they are awake, unless they are swaddled, they have no control over their arms and legs (called the moro reflex also called the startle reflex). But all this movement will make for some funny awake images!
I love my job and feel so lucky to be able to capture these special times for my clients. I have to say though… my favorite part of any newborn session is snuggle time when I get to hold them and maybe even feed them during a transition time during the session! This is when I really get to appreciate their innocence and their tinniest of features. Hope you enjoy some of these fun images that were captured during just a few of the many newborn sessions I have had the pleasure of photographing! Awake Newborns Photography. Tracy Gabbard Photographer, Clearwater, FL.
(One year old photography – Tampa, FL) So this adorable rascal certainly enjoyed his cake in the studio! He was FULL of energy and happy smiles but his favorite part (besides the cake) was watching me chase him all over the studio! 🙂 The great thing about this session is that there will be another surprise that comes with it in the next couple weeks! I can’t wait to share that but for now here is a sneak peak into his one year session! For more and latest photo sessions frequently visit TGP on Facebook. (tampa one year old photography)
(tampa newborn photographer) It was such a pleasure to have this sweet baby in the studio! She was the perfect little model through her whole session. Even giving us some content awake time for a little bit. I love all the colors and props we were able to use for her session and taking her outside to use the swing was the icing on the cake. So many amazing studio sessions this month and last and SO much to share in the coming weeks! Keep visiting here and at Facebook page of TGP. (tampa newborn photographer)
One Year Old Cutie – Sneak Peak Photography Session by (Tampa cake smash photographer) This sweet little one’s favorite part of her session was FOR SURE her cake! Loved having her in the studio today! Sad she is now graduating from the New Beginnings Plan! For more and latest keep visiting TGP at Facebook page. (tampa cake smash photographer for one year old)
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create precious memories of first birthday of your baby. This is the perfect time to capture that ever changing personality of your little toddler!
Summer Special – Maternity Photography Session by Tracy Gabbard Photography
Are you looking forward to welcoming your newborn ‘bundle of joy’ this June, July, August or September? Wow! here is your chance to get a complimentary mini maternity session in Tracy Gabbard’s Photography Studio!
These days, these moments of your life are just so precious, you never want to forget. You want to treasure these. Capture these memories with Tracy Gabbard Photography’s Special Summer Promo!
The NBP is a special collection plan that includes newborn session, sitting-up session and first birthday session. That’s documenting the first year of your baby’s life! A newborn session is a once in a lifetime session that takes place with in the first 14 days of birth. You can learn more about the New Beginnings Plan here.
Contact Tracy for any questions and let this newborn photographer capture your exciting times for you.
Mommies, what are you waiting for? Click on the photo below to register now for one time Newborn Photography Session, or The New Beginnings Plan and get your Mini Maternity Photography Session FREE!
Smash Cake Photography for one year olds. Check it out! The first ever TGP smash cake summer special! Do you have a little special someone that is turning ONE this summer (June, July or August) or do you know someone who does?
TGP is offering $100.00 savings on all one year old photo sessions this summer! The Smash Cake is the last part of the session and if you prefer to not do a smash cake at all that is fine also, we can skip that part :).
If you are interested please email Tracy to [email protected] or call the studio (727) 491-6476. (smash cake photography)
Child Photography Tampa by Tracy Gabbard – Today I picked a few pretty in pink photos. Look at these photos and tell me if you haven’t fallen in love with this newborn baby girl, one year old birthday girls, and all these elegant young little ladies. Don’t they all look stunningly pretty in pink? I relish the moments that we created making these memories.
Babies grow so fast that we don’t even notice it. But with a photograph that’s done by someone who specializes in child photography, families can always relive those moments — priceless moments that even money cannot buy. Capture these special moments with newborn photographer, child photographer and family photographer Tracy Gabbard.
(tampa baby photographer) I have the pleasure of photographing many mommies with their “babies” over the years and I am happy to share just a few of them over the last year or so. I am so thankful to these mommy’s for choosing Tracy Gabbard Photography to photograph the most special times in their lives. I wish I could post all the “mommy and me” portraits I have taken but I am going to spend some time with my “babies”! Thank you again to all of you! (tampa baby photographer)
Tampa Newborn Photographer Hello Hello! As a Tampa Newborn Photographer, I’ve been super busy between new sessions, and remodeling the brand new website. But we’ve finally gotten a chance to post new sessions today on the blog!
Today’s special newborn baby boy is one of the cutest! This little guy gave us so many great sleepy poses!! He even was a champ during our Star Wars inspired poses. Some of these weren’t my typically my style, but it was fun to try something different for a change and help to make Mom’s dreams come true! This adorable newborn baby boy also had some super cute awake moments that just made my heart melt! Take a look! Tampa Newbon Photographer
Tampa Newborn Photographer I’m so excited to share with you all this super sweet newborn session. As a Tampa Newborn Photographer, I had so much photographing big sister (every since she was a newborn) but especially now with her newborn little sister on the scene! Can’t wait to photograph little sister when she starts crawling! This is one of my favorite families to photograph 🙂 Tampa Newborn Photographer
Okay! So as a Tampa Baby Photographer, my schedule has been a bit busy lately but I’ve finally managed to get this cute little lady up on the blog! She was an adorable addition to the studio! With her cute kissy faces and super chunky baby rolls, this baby girl was nothing but precious! She’s grown so much since I photographed her newborn session! Can’t wait to celebrate her first year! 🙂 Tampa Baby Photographer
Tampa Maternity Photographer The New Year is finally here! As a way to kick it off right we have a special treat for some of you! Attention Mommies-to-be! TGP is having a New Year Special! Pre-book your Newborn session or become an official New Beginnings Plan Member and receive a FREE Maternity mini-session ($79.99 value) For a limited time only! Email me for more details! Offer ends 2/27/2015 Tampa Maternity Photographer
Tampa Family Photographer WHOO HOO! Today is the day we get to look back at Christmas’ past and reflect on how much things have changed! As a Tampa family Photographer, it has been an HONOR and a BLESSING to photograph these family throughout the years! From our TGP family to yours we wish you a safe and Happy Holidays and a VERY Merry Christmas! Can’t wait to start off the New Year with you all! Tampa Family Photographer
Tampa Newborn Photographer Flash Back Friday is back on the blog today as we continue with our Best of 2014 series! So excited to feature just a few of our TGP newborns on the blog today! As a Tampa Newborn Photographer, I loved this year of all the cute little noses, wrinkly toes, and SUPER sweet smiles. Love this Flashback Friday of 2014! Take a look at the blog next week for our LAST Throwback Thursday of the year! You won’t want to miss it! 😉
Tampa Baby Photographer This little lady was so good during her sitting up session in the studio! As a Tampa Baby Photographer, I loved that she was crawling around the studio and gave me such sweet smiles! We had so much fun playing dress up at the beginning of the session with the pearls and fancy head pieces 🙂 And the special white crocheted dress that this little lady wore at the end of her sitting up session was handmade by her grandmother! What a sweet keepsake for this precious little lady! Tampa Baby Photographer