Grabbed some of my favorites!
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?
Limited Edition Photo Sessions
They are finally here and available! We are so excited to announce the FIRST EVER Limited Edition Holiday Campfire Sessions! These sessions are so fun and great for families or just the kids. Every type of wardrobe will look great dressy or campfire casual will look wonderful also. These Limited Edition Photo sessions will be complete with plaid blankets, real marshmallows, sticks and an indoor safe campfire! All sessions will take place at the TGP Studio in Clearwater.
Check out Tracy’s Pintrest Board HERE to see things she thought were inspirational for this special set and see some outfits that she thought might be fun and look great with the indoor camping theme!
Each session will be 20 minutes. Just the perfect amount of time to get the whole group and individuals of each child to create special holiday memories, pictures and holiday cards. A custom on line gallery will be presented in an email at a later date to make for an easy selection process. There will be 4 simple collections to choose from afterwards. There is something to choose for everyone. From a few digital files to the whole gallery. You can choose to have Tracy design your holiday cards or design them yourself with the digital files you purchase. You can read more about all the details and pricing HERE…..
About half of the available sessions are already gone. So, if you have read about all the DETAILS and are ready to schedule your one time ONLY Limited Edition Holiday Campfire Session Click here to schedule NOW… We can’t wait to see you!
Who are we looking for this month? If you have been following along with our busy summer here over at the TGP studios you know that there have been some super fun “My Stories” over on Instagram and adorable sneak peaks on Facebook. You also know that July is my birthday month so to celebrate that fun fact we are scheduling a Birthday Bash Model Call 🙂 . We are so excited to be accepting applications for GIRL ONE Year olds that turn ONE sometime in August, yes who have August Birthday (sorry boys, you’re adorable also but this one is going to be stylized “girly”)! Applications will be accepted from July 1st- July 14th .
This special little model will have her session stylized by Tracy herself and will include prints and products from the studio. She will also have a special birthday smash cake and matching outfit to wear for the session! Her outfit will be provided by Girlies Galore, an amazing Etsy store for girls and boys. Just perfect for our birthday sessions!
Directions and requirements for Model Call:
* apply between the dates of July 1st – 14th
* be a GIRL and turn ONE in or close to AUGUST of 2017
* NOT have already chosen a photographer for a first birthday session
* be willing to sign a model release
* be available to travel to the S. Clearwater studio during the week day M-F
* be flexible in August to schedule the session
* have family (at least mom and dad) willing to possibly participate in session.
* email Tracy to [email protected] with the following information-
-Snapshot of child
It’s time for the first summer model call and we are SO excited! We are looking for a special mommy that will be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July. This model call is super special as it will include some fun give aways from some great local businesses as well as studio products printed from the session and will by stylized by Tracy herself!
This model will also have her make up professionally done and receive studio products with a value of over $450.00! She will also have a portion of the wardrobe for the session provided by TGP with accessories! Please read carefully for the requirements of this session and follow the directions below-
Directions and requirements for Model Call:
*Must apply between the dates of June 1st – 9th
*Must be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July
*Must NOT have already chosen a photographer for maternity or newborn pictures
*Must be willing to sign a model release
*Must be available to travel to the S. Clearwater studio and another area in the Tampa Bay area (TBD) for the outdoor portion of the session
*Must be flexible in July to schedule the session
*Must have willing daddy or “daddy to be” to participate in the session.
*Must email Tracy to [email protected] with the following information-
-phone number,If you would like to apply or know anyone that will fit the requirements for this model call PLEASE share this with them
Leslie from Organic Trends in clearwater for the awesome hair style that this special mommy will get!
Also Rachel from Massage by Rachel LLC for pampering this mommy to be with a prenatal massage!
Can you believe summer is just around the corner? There are lots of awesome changes going on at the TGP studio! Follow along on Instagram to watch the studio make over and on Facebook to see the new product line that is such a great reflection of the modern, timeless portraits that are created in the studio and on location. To celebrate these changes we are going to do 3 amazing model calls that will include some great gifts from the studio and other local businesses. Each model call will have its own unique set of requirements, dates and gifts and will be planned out by Tracy personally. There will be calls for June, July and August. Below are the themes for each month.
June- Pamper Me Maternity
Applications will be accepted from June 1st- June 9th and the session will be held in July. This special mommy will need to be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July sometime.
July- Birthday Bash
It is my birthday month so what better way to celebrate than to schedule a styled first birthday session! This model call will be for girls only 🙁 (sorry boys you will have a turn another time!). Applications for this session will be accepted from July 1st – July 14th and the baby should have an August birthday.
August- Sweet Newborn
Applications for this session will be accepted from August 1st-August 15th and the baby should be due in September. This will be a stylized session that will include new props, new baby items and will reflect the TGP brand.
Don’t worry because there will be lots of reminders as the time gets closer to each session but it’s always good to set a reminder in your phone or write it down on your calendar if you would like to apply for one of these sessions. PLEASE share this blog post or tag your friends. For more info Contact Tracy or Signup for Newsletter, up there.
Give Away on Mother’s Day –
Lots of changes are going on here at the TGP studio this month! I am in for a studio make over (follow along on Instagram). Working hard on creating a new product line (can’t wait to show my new and existing families). Looking forward to giving out newly designed materials that will help my families prepare better for their sessions. However, the BIG news is…. that in honor of Mother’s Day we are giving away 1 complimentary “mommy and me” session. We are looking for all of you to nominate your friend, co worker, anyone you know that you feel is deserving and would appreciate capturing memories of themselves with their children. Although you are super special too, please do not nominate yourself :). This should be a mom that has a wonderful spirit and would appreciate and LOVE to capture these moments with her children. PLEASE read the requirements and thoughts for nomination below:
–This mom needs to be incapable of paying for the session herself
-Prefer early elementary aged children or younger but not a must.
-Works really hard away from or at home.
-Maintains a positive attitude.
-Might be a single mom supporting kids (doesn’t have to be, just a thought).
-She might take care of someone with an illness.
-She might volunteer her time to take care of others or help in charity events or contribute to the community.
-May have come upon hard times -LOVES her kids (I know we all do) but really cherishes them and enjoys spending quality time.
-You KNOW she would be blessed to have this opportunity.
-Must have ability to get to the studio for the session.
How to nominate:
Send an EMAIL to [email protected] (please no FB or instagram messages, phone calls or texts) with the following information:
YOUR email address:
NOMINEE’s Email address:
YOUR phone number:
How many kids does nominee have and how old are they?:
How do you know this mom?:
Why are you nominating this person (as much detail as possible ):
*Nominations will be accepted today (4/25/2017) through May 10th, 2017. The session will take place at the TGP studio in S. Clearwater. The Give Away Photo Session will be in May but after Mothers day. This is NOT a family session. This special session will be only for mommies and their children.
The winner will be announced ON MOTHER’S DAY!
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.