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Celebrating baby’s first birthday during a pandemic

WOW!  It has been a long haul with no end in sight!  Knowing that everyone has their own struggles through this and I am far from alone!  I have watched many others “seem” to thrive with the lack of schedule, extra time and a shift in priorities.  I am not one of them.  I had GREAT intentions! LOL!  But they never quite panned out.  I totally lost focus.  I am not sad or depressed just all over the place!  No clear plan, no clear focus.  I realized that even though my kids are older (13 and 17… both celebrating pandemic birthdays) when they didn’t go back to school after spring break I could never get my groove back!  For example, no summer camps, canceled vacations, birthday celebrations changed, NO SCHEDULE!   

So…. here we are, feeling like this sweet little one! We celebrated her first birthday at the studio during the pandemic but even with a mask it didn’t stop me from loving every minute of it!

What happened next?   

Yesterday my youngest went to sailing camp!  YES!!!  It was like the first normal day we have had since quarantine.  My daughter was out for the day.  She was doing productive and fun things and I felt like…. NORMAL!  I got things done, was motivated, working and staying off social media.   It made me realize how much the kids being home and off schedule has effected me.  I thought because my kids were older it would be easier.  ALL THE COMPASSION for moms at home with younger kids!!!! But I was wrong…. It was hard for me also.  Harder than I realized. 

Once I had some quiet time I was focused.  Just like this sweet baby.  She had the BEST time celebrating her pandemic birthday.  She wore a sweet little outfit from Lily and Max and the elegant cake was beautifully created by Sugar & Bliss . It was so yummy, that mom and dad took home the the remaining parts to take home and eat!  This family is (was) a member of the New Beginnings Plan and we are in the final stages of designing her first year album!  I can not wait to share it with you!!! 

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No matter if we celebrate in the studio with a pandemic birthday or a newborn session, we would LOVE to chat with you about it and how special it is!

 

Newborn Photography – Worth the wait

Newborn Photography

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. Early Newborn Photography by TGP

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!

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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!

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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!

Infant and big sister in photo session by TGP Infant and big sister in photo session by TGP

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!

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Tracy Gabbard, Newborn Photography, Precious times mom and newborn baby

Precious Times – Capture them

Precious times

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!

Tracy Gabbard Family Photography, baby's first steps

Baby’s First Steps- Family Photography

Baby’s First Steps

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.

Family Photography

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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28 Days Left to 2019! Holiday Photography Sessions are here!

The Time to get a Holiday Photography Session is running out! 

We are officially 28 days away from 2019! And we are encouraging everyone to make the best out of these last days and hurry up to achieve those goals set for 2018!

There is not much time left, but sure enough to close chapters and open new doors in your life! We want to show you some of the cutest photographs from Holiday Photography Sessions at Tracy Gabbard’s Photography Studio in Clearwater, Fl.

This little one is celebrating his first Christmas ever! What a great opportunity to capture this beautiful moment!

We turned Tracy’s Studio into a miniature Christmas pop for this sweet boy. It was such a fun Holiday Photography Session!

He is so small he fits this beautiful basket perfectly. Holiday Props can get very creative. Here, the predominant color is red and it really grabs everyone’s attention. It almost looks like a tiny Santa outfit with the buttons. We can safely say that this little boy is the actual Christmas gift!

And also, some beautiful, emotional photographs to brighten your day. The season calls for a Holiday Photography Session, but it also could be the perfect time for any type of session. 

We love an excuse to make seasonal Photography Sessions happen but what Tracy is truly passionate about are, Newborn and Family Photography Sessions. 

There is just something overwhelmingly special in the elegance and classic feeling about her most featured style of Photography. She has mastered the art of creating a high-end quality product while portraying heartwarming portraits every single time.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to book a Photography Session with Tracy Gabbard, this is the best time to do so. Don’t let the year go by before you get to experience the magic of bringing your family together for a special occasion! 

Double Trouble! 5 Beautiful Siblings from Family Photography Sessions

What’s better than one baby? That’s right! Two babies. Family Photography Sessions are always better when there are two babies!

At Tracy’s studio, Family Photography Sessions are filled with laughter and fun. Sometimes, we are lucky to have beautiful twins and siblings with some small or long age gap that makes every session very special. 

Even though babies grow fast, their age gap can be noticed a lot more when they are younger, especially during the First Years.

You can definitely see their expressions and capture their personalities on these special occasions. The older siblings are always loving and protective towards their younger brother or sister. Tracy does an incredible job at capturing this with a high-end creamy and soft finish, keeping sharpness and quality in every photograph.

Tracy finds it interesting, and she likes to play with this characteristics as they become possible. For example. In this photograph, you can see these two little ones have a big age gap. It was a great opportunity to create this heartwarming canvas.

Family Photography is Tracy Gabbard‘s passion. She loves having families coming to her Studio in the Clearwater area and creating different concepts to portray their client’s memories. 

It is also very commonly desired by parents, to use the same outfits and match them just for fun. Sometimes they would do it for twins but other times just because it’s a fun thing to do. With this white background, Tracy created a very smooth and refreshing look on these siblings. 

Sometimes, Tracy loves getting out of the Studio and shoot at special locations. Some locations have a special place in the client’s hearts or are simply stunning, Family Photography can be shot either at the Studio or Outdoors as well. 

Last but not least, sometimes everything is even better when there are three! We want to wish you a great weekend! Thank you for reading!

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Giving Is Better Than Receiving ~ Tracy Gabbard Featured Products

Give more this year with Tracy Gabbard Featured Products

The Holiday season is all about giving! It’s so exciting to see a smile on the face of someone you love when you give a gift.

Good energy flows through you everytime you give. The best gifts ideas you could give a family are Photo Sessions, Float Frames, Framed Canvases, Gallery Wraps, Luxe Albums, Glass Proof Boxes, and many other custom-made products. 

Surprise your significant other with a Family Photography Session, or a beautiful print of your baby! There are so many great ideas for gifts this season!

In this digital era, it’s so easy to take beautiful photos and store them in your phone or a storage device. But it really makes a difference when you take the time to print them out and hang that favorite pic on the wall!

Tracy offers the cutest Glass Proof Boxes to keep those prints intact from dust. They are durable and a perfect gift idea. Tracy Gabbard Featured Products are another reason why she stands out as a top photographer in the Tampa Bay area.

Her work is elegant and classy. Along with her high-end quality Photography work, the final product is as great as the photos themselves.

Tracy loves bonding with her clients. The Photography Sessions become a fun memory in the hearts of every family that steps in her Studio in Clearwater, Fl.

Her studio is filled with natural lighting. It is a peaceful and quiet place, perfect to capture the best photos of Newborns and Families in general. Here are some of the props she likes to use.

Don’t let the Holidays go by without surprising your significant other or maybe just yourself with a meaningful gift! 

Tracy is more than happy to help with any questions you might have, don’t hesitate to contact her.

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The Best Holiday Gift ♥ Maternity Photography

It is undeniable that Maternity Photography is in the top gifts you can give to an expectant mother or family this year.

Or any time of the year. But especially in these last days of the year, it is the best opportunity to give, share and be thankful for everything this year.

Whether you are giving this to someone else or to yourself, booking a Maternity Photography Session with Tracy Gabbard is the best idea. 

If you are looking for either indoor or outdoor Maternity Photography, Tracy Gabbard will make it happen. Her classy and elegant style will make any expectant family look incredible. 

She offers high-end quality Photography at her Studio in the Clearwater area in Florida. With outstanding natural lighting, she captures incredible photographs for her clients. 

Many couples come every year to start this beautiful journey with her, to share it with the world and keep the memories forever. 

Tracy has special Photography Packages for local clients. They are designed to start a Photography Journey. They will be able to capture every step from Maternity to Newborn Photography and all the way through the First Year.

The beauty of Pregnancy sparkles in every mother’s expression. You can see how happy they are. It’s the sweetest waiting time in any woman’s life. 

Everyone has a different story. Sometimes she would have couples by themselves. Some other times it would be a family with kids who are expecting another baby. In every case, happiness is portrayed in their photographs in a tasteful way.

There are times where the best props are special objects that will belong to the baby. It’s a beautiful memory to be able to show when they grow up. To look back and see how much their parents loved them, even before they were born.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tracy Gabbard, time for Family Photography ♥

First and foremost, it is Family Photography time, whether you take them with your family or you book a high-end photo session with Tracy Gabbard.

The weather is gorgeous and it is the perfect time to get together and bond as a family. Maybe it is just you and your baby, you and your spouse and kids or the whole family. Family Photography is one of the most classic forms of photography and for a good reason.

Family comes first. With them, you grow, you evolve and you learn every single day. If there is someone who is always going to be there, that would be your Mother, Father or those who raised you. 

Sometimes, life makes it hard for the family to get together. And since most people have the opportunity, members of the family will travel across the globe to share time with you.

Maybe you are even luckier and are expecting a baby. This would be just the perfect time to book a Family Photography session with Tracy Gabbard.

We encourage to pay special attention to your family these days. Make memories, have conversations and make that bond even stronger. 

In these modern days, we celebrate Thanksgiving by spending time with our family. Don’t forget to make sure you express your love and affection.

 

Every year, families join Tracy at her studio in Clearwater, Florida for a special Family Photography session. She is devoted to her clients and enjoys bonding all the way through the sessions. It soon becomes a tradition. 

These special moments are valuable and won’t come back. Book a high-end photo session with Tracy Gabbard before the year ends. Make sure to ask for the special custom products she offers besides the digital files. There are beautiful products such as canvases, high-quality photo albums and many more options to display. 

 

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Creamy Fall Colors! +8 Cute Babies Photos By One Of The Top Tampa Photographers

The Holiday Celebrations are about to start this week with one of the top Tampa Photographers. 

Tracy Gabbard has been working super hard at her studio in Clearwater, Fl these days.

Today we want to share our love with the Fall colors. Those creamy and soft tones that match every baby’s skin! 

And we start this list with our best friend. Because pets are angels with paws. They spend so much time with us, they become a family member, so of course, they must be included in the photographs!

Here we have a beautiful example of cute props at the studio. Babies look adorable with these creatives ideas. Tracy is always innovating and trying new things at her studio, which makes her stand out between all Tampa Photographers.

This photograph is very sharp and detailed. And the texture of the blanked that is covering this beautiful Newborn makes its skin peachy and smooth. It’s a magical contrast between textures.

Tracy is very passionate when it comes to Newborn Photography. She enjoys placing babies in these perfect poses while they fall asleep. She has a great ability to calm the newborns to achieve the perfect photograph!

Another tiny baby turned into a teddy bear! This baby is so small, makes everything else look gigantic! Look at the rug. It is heart-melting. 

A little more on the coral tones but incredibly sweet picture, it’s refreshing and calm, portraying the beauty of those first days on a Newborn’s life.

Have you noticed how fast baby’s feet grow? It’s one of the first things parents want to portray when they come into the studio for a Newborn Photo Session. 

The love of a mother, her arms and shoulders are a baby’s safest place to be. It’s a special and unbreakable bonding experience that every lucky mother gets to experience.

Don’t forget that there is one more chance to register for TGP Limited Edition Holiday Sessions this year.
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Can You Guess What Tracy’s Favorite Color Is for Newborn Photography?


It’s no secret. Tracy Gabbard loves Newborn Photography.

Today we are taking you back to basics. And you probably guessed right.

Firstly, “White” is Tracy’s favorite color for Newborn Photography sessions. And it is for many reasons.

White is elegant, full of light and it portrays purity and cleanliness. It is used for many reasons to give a fresh and harmonious feeling to any photo session.

Tracy has been a Newborn Photographer for over a decade now. She has a special ability to capture the most heartwarming photographs of the youngest members of the family.

Tracy knows how important this event is in the life of every expecting family. It makes her feel proud to have the opportunity to be the Photographer to capture the first years in the newborn’s life.

Families come back all the time to capture the different stages. Tracy usually offers a special package that is only available for local families in the Tampa Bay area. The First Year photography sessions.

 

With this plan, families have the opportunity to capture photos of their babies during their first year of life, and the results are amazing.

It’s impressive how much they change in a single year.

Sometimes, families have their best friend in the studio as well. This lovely dog matches the set. They bring a warm touch to the canvas and overall laughter to the sessions.

Newborn Photography is an investment for your family.

Tracy not only offers digital photographs but also, custom-made products such as framed canvases, floating canvases, and high-quality albums to keep those valuable memories for a lifetime. 

 

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Holiday Mini Sessions 2018

 They are finally here! 

Limited Edition 2018 Holiday sessions! 

We are so excited to release the registration and give you all the

information about them! So without further a due… here it is…

The TGP Limited Edition Holiday Sessions 2018

Silver Bells

This set is designed to be elegant and classic.  Tracy Gabbard’s Holiday Mini Sessions are a set that will be great for everyone… Families or just the kiddos!  There are so many wonderful wardrobe options as well.  Silvers, grays, whites and the classic holiday colors will look perfect on Silver Bells.  You can find a TGP Pintrest board here with wardrobe ideas to help you make your choices.

The sessions are 20 minutes, perfect for capturing family, kids and individual pictures AND it’s not to long for dad’s either (Come on, we all know dad’s would rather “opt out” of the holiday sessions :)).  

Click HERE to read more information about the  Limited Edition Silver Bells Sessions and the collections that are available after the sessions. These Mini Holiday Sessions won’t last long!

There will only be 6 different days for this event (there is only 1 day left!) and there are only a few spots each day. Reserve yours now to guarantee your date and time of preference. They won’t last! Schedule your Mini Holiday Sessions now!

Click HERE to go to the Registration Page and reserve your Mini Holiday Sessions!

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4 Years Of Life Celebrated With a Children Photography Session ♥

Celebrating four years of life with a Children Photography Session in the Studio with Tracy Gabbard.

Tracy is a skilled photographer in the Tampa Bay area and located in the Clearwater area.

She has a natural lighting photography studio that brings the best environment for the perfect photos.

This time we have two little brothers in the studio. Children Photography has a very special place in Tracy’ heart because it gives her the opportunity to watch them grow through the years.

Most families who come to the studio while they are pregnant or in the early stages of their new family member’s life, come back to capture every important milestone with her. Especially birthdays and important dates.

This time we have two little ones that are not so little anymore. They are best friends and have a great relationship. Older and younger brother got together to celebrate another birthday together.

They have, like all brothers, different personalities, one prefers red, the other one loves blue. Contrast colors look great together.

Tracy loves to use light colors such as gray and white, and they go very good with the choice of clothes for this set.

She enjoys capturing the kid’s expressions and personalities through every photo. And you can tell how comfortable they look during the session.

One of the abilities that make her stand out in front of other professionals who work with Children Photography, is precise, that she can bring the little ones into a fun and happy mood that make photo sessions very smooth and relaxed.

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Cutest Children Photography Session Of The Day!

We celebrate the second year of life with a very colorful Children Photography session with Tracy Gabbard.

 

 

Not everything is Newborns around here.

That’s only the first step. As they grow old and move forward with milestones, families always come back to the studio to continue to capture their journey behind Tracy’s camera lens.

 

 

One thing is for sure. This little two-year-old is a happy kid. She filled the studio with laughter and the incredible mix of colors make the canvas look absolutely energizing. 

 

 

One of the skills that make Tracy stand out before other professionals who offer Children Photography, is her ability to handle the little ones and shape them into a great environment filled with positive energy. 

 

 

Red is the color of passion, red, emotion and it’s a warm color that is very powerful. A photo like this would stand out wherever it is shown.

She loves Elmo from Sesame Street and they didn’t think twice to add it to the session. 

 

 

A beautiful thing that comes with growing up, is that moment when the little ones start sitting up. It’s a great opportunity to capture their first steps without the help of parents. 

 

 

Tracy is a mother of two and she is passionate about Children Photography. She has over ten years of experience with children and you can see how easy it is for her to portray the best expressions! 

 

 

This little one didn’t bring a real-life pet with her but, thanks to Tracy’s outstanding digital editing skills. She was able to role play in the studio and add the cutest fish to the small water bowl for a natural effect.

 

 

You can definitely see it in her face, she is having the time of her life, and everyone in the studio is laughing and enjoying as well. 

 

 

Kids have an enormous imagination, feeding it with this themed photos was absolutely fantastic. 

 

Pink Mondays With One Of The Top Photographers in Tampa Bay

Good afternoon, dear readers. Let’s start our Monday with pink vibes!

 

 

We have the most delicious lemonade in town, absolutely guaranteed to be the sweetest and most refreshing of the day! Tracy is one of the best photographers in Tampa Bay!

 

 

This time we broke the mold and went for that classic lemonade shop that we so much saw on the streets in the good old days!

 

 

This beautiful couple came to Tracy’s studio to celebrate their sweet daughter’s first birthday.

 

 

Tracy Gabbard is a top photographer in the Clearwater area and Tampa Bay in general and her natural lighting studio brings high-end quality photography.

 

 

She loves working with newborns and babies in their first milestones. It’s such a fun time in the studio. You will love the set we brought today.

 

 

They love pink, and the matched the entire set with colors that compliment that such as yellow, white and a little bit of blue. That baby pink fits perfectly everywhere, even on the cake!

 

 

The little one was super happy to pose in front of the camera, her smile and the goofy mood was captured on every picture, her beautiful eyes are so expressive, it’s such a cute session. This ability to capture emotions make Tracy stand out as one of the top Photographers in Tampa Bay.

 

 

And of course, we cannot forget about the cake smashing. This is a fun trend that came up a few years ago here in America. It’s been one of the most desired and used photography sessions for the first few birthdays.

 

One of the pictures is super adorable, you can see her showing her finger forming the #1 sign. As a reminder that she is absolutely rocking her first birthday ever!

It was overall one fun and fantastic photo session at the studio, it was filled with laughter, love, and warmth. Tracy’s goal is to make every family happy and bring them together, when she achieves this, she is absolutely the happiest photographer!

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10 + Beautiful Baby Pictures + Family Photography Session in Clearwater!

Today we bring you a stunning and heartwarming Family Photo Session that took place at Tracy’s Studio.

 

She is a very skilled photographer in the Clearwater area and Tampa Bay in General. She loves to work with families through their most important journeys.

 

 

These beautiful pictures are just guaranteeing to make you smile. We have our beautiful baby surrounded by a swing made from wood and decorated with pink flowers all around, perfectly matching with her flower tiara and baby pink ruffled skirt. It’s certainly a favorite!

 

 

Just to compare her size to a medium sized basket, you can appreciate how small of a baby she is, she is totally comfortable, taking a little nap and resting on the beige and cream colors of the scarf and the fur style blanket.

 

 

As you probably already know, Tracy loves white, and these beautiful pictures feature a lot of that color. It just gives the canvas a great refreshing look. This family is celebrating the arrival of their beautiful girl and you can see some of them feature the brother and sister love, such an important bond.

 

 

In this stage of her life, she is the perfect doll and Tracy takes this opportunity to create a beautiful canvas to make her look like a little princess, resting on her own arms.

 

 

Tracy is a great Newborn Photographer in Tampa, and she loves mixing up Newborn Photography with Family Photography sessions, the results are incredible, you can see the family together and you can feel the love through every photograph.

 

 

A mother’s kiss and the father holding her in his hands are two powerful photographs that express how fragile and dependent the newborn is to her parents.

 

 

And finally, the closeup to her extra tiny feet, it’s such a detailed photograph that is just a must at every Newborn Photography Session.

 

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A Peculiar Pet Choice + Cutest First Birthday Photography Session ♥

Today we bring you a special and super cute photo session.

Because believe it or not, sometimes the best way to start to teach responsibilities to our little ones doesn’t have to be through a bigger animal like a dog or a cat.

This little man, who is indeed growing at speedlight (like all of them, apparently, lol), came to the studio to with his family to celebrate his very first birthday, such an important date to remember. It’s going to be portrayed in paper and hearts of every member of the family.

His favorite color is red, and just in case it wasn’t obvious enough, his most loved pet is a beautiful orange fish. It looks like taken out of a cartoon, they decided to bring it to the studio as an important member of the family as well.

Also, he is all about playing with his toys, he loves his little cart and uses it to run around carrying his favorite teddy bears. It does not get cutter than that, I promise.

Tracy used a classic balloon to represent the first year in color blue, his other favorite color. Both create a very energetic contrast in the pictures. It was a very fun photo session and the way he goes through sitting up and giving his first steps is just too cute.

Finally, you must check this outfit out, rocking a baby blue bow tie and a #1, he is looking like a little gentleman, and they were all in love in the studio. He has a beautiful smile and was having a great time in the studio, Tracy was able to capture his beautiful laugh and smile in the photographs, it’s truly captivating.

Contact Tracy today, to invest on your most important asset, your family. Thank you for reading!

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The Cutest Newborn Photography Session Of The Day ♥

The studio got filled up with cuteness to the very top when this little girl and her loving parents contacted Tracy Gabbard for a very heartwarming Newborn photo session.

They are a lovely couple who are very in love with their new daughter and decided that it was the best time to capture this beautiful time in their lives.

We gathered some of the photos from this session so you better be prepared to have your heart melted in 3…2…1!

The little girl was surrounded by a soft, pastel pink color and some warm tones to complement the canvas and her skin tone, it makes her skin look peachy and soft.

In this classic pose you can compare the fabric and her body and you can see how small she is, it’s just a beautiful perspective. The colors complement her skin tony and it’s just too cute. 

Here we see her turned into a little pink teddy bear with the little ears, her little feet are almost the same shade of pink as the fabric!  

 

The hand of a father and loving parent. He is holding her entirely with both hands and she is so small she fits perfectly.

This is one of the favorite photographs, she looks peaceful, trusting her father’s hands, you can feel how calm she is, probably taking a nap while they were at the studio taking all these amazing photos, LOL! 

White, on white, on white! This is an example of Tracy’s favorite looks, she adores white and this photograph shows it at it’s best. It looks so fresh and clean!

Just for a change of scenery, this warm peachy color and the texture of the fabric are the perfect combination, matching with the two pieces she is wearing. She is so adorable!

You can see her parent’s love and affection through every photograph, they hold her softly between their arms and they look lovely.

 

 

 

 

5 great tips for parents with twins!

These beautiful twins we bring you today are just the cutest duo in the studio. They are identical, it’s like someone copied and pasted one of them into the other!

Having twins is a magical experience and can also be very demanding and a stressful journey the first years, but it’s also rewarding, just like any other pregnancy. Check out these beautiful photos from Tracy Gabbard’s Photography Studio below.

  1. Definitely Sync Their Schedules

Getting your twins on the same eating and sleeping schedule is essential. Otherwise it will just be double work for you.

  1. Don’t Separate Older Twin Babies

When your twins are sleeping through the night, you might want you to put them in separate rooms, so they won’t wake each other up. But that will only teach them to rely on total silence to stay asleep. They need to learn to sleep through everything, even their own crying.

  1. Meet Other Twin Parents

There are multiple social groups that you can find around you and it could be helpful. Visit the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs.

  1. Don’t Double Up on Absolutely Everything

Of course, you will need two car seats, cribs and other essentials, but having twin babies does not mean that you must buy everything twice, mix it up a little bit too! They probably have different personalities and like different toys.

  1. Buy Your Baby Essentials Online

Twin babies go through diapers, wipes and other everyday items at the speed of light. To help with your everyday life, you could use great online stores like Amazon, Ebay and others that will deliver everything to your doorstep. And that’s a huge advantage!

 

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Motherhood: A Unique And Wonderful Journey + Mom & Baby Heart Melting Photos

Let’s talk about that red, invisible thread that will always connect a mother to her baby and how we capture it through Maternity Photography.

It’s an eternal promise of love, an unbreakable bridge, the ultimate proof of love.

Pregnancy is the miracle of life and when the newborn arrives, it’s a before and after in the lives of millions of people in the world every single day.

Today we want to take a moment to show you how expressive these pictures are. And how immensely powerful a mother’s love can warm up our hearts and be kept in our memories forever.

You can see it and almost feel it in the way each woman holds her baby.

They are all different women, coming from different backgrounds, different stories and cultures, but they all share the same kind of love that only motherhood can bring to life.

Today we want to wish you an outstanding Friday and wanted to share with you some of the most beautiful pictures we have gathered from different photo sessions.

Tracy is a mother and she knows how deep they feel about their children, she offers a unique service to help families watch their children grow in front of the camera with a variety of packages that will fit your family’s needs.

And this is one of the favorite poses for every mom that comes in the studio, because especially when they are super small, they fit in their arms and they feel so warm and fuzzy. Plus it definitely reflects how similar mother and baby can look like. 

And as they grow up, they start learning how to crawl and sit up before they walk and run around like crazy. It’s definitely a beautiful moment that every mother wants to capture. 

Contact Tracy for more information about photo sessions, she is always available to answer your questions, have a happy weekend!

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Cake Smash Photo Session Sweetness Overload with Tracy Gabbard

It’s that time of the year, that super special First Birthday, and Tracy sure knows how to celebrate it by throwing a Cake Smash party at the studio!

There are many reasons why we encourage our little ones to smash those cakes and it is mainly because it’s fun, colorful and just because we can. It started here in the United States and it has become a trend that keeps growing between families, so much that it is almost a must! 

It’s so easy and fun to have the little ones and their favorite flavored caked together in the same picture. And because they are so curious and always craving sweets, their reactions to the opportunity to have the entire cake for themselves is just so interested to watch, capturing their personalities and expressions every time.

It is usually either pink themed for girls and blue for boys, but families can always decide what color they prefer to show off their personality and preferences. Tracy makes sure to match the cake with the rest of the canvas to create the perfect color mix!

 It’s so interesting how the little ones react so differently to the cakes, some are very active and don’t hesitate to smash the cake as soon as they can, some others approach it very carefully, but still messy and cute.

One of our cutest girls here, rocking that 1 year old shirt, is not shy at all, she immediately started playing with the cake and spreading it all over the place. It’s just too cute! We can’t help it but smile.

That smile you get when she tastes the sweet cake icing is something special that Tracy wants to capture in these photographs. We are naturally drawn to desserts and treats, and these type of photo sessions are nothing but fun rewards! 

And finally, our smashing cake award goes to this little one, for showing us those beautiful while pearls! Contact Tracy today for more information, these sessions can be single sessions or part of a package, feel free to ask her today.

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Reasons Why Dogs Are By Far Our Best Friends + Heartwarming Puppies and Babies Photos!

There is a reason that dogs are awarded by being to as “A man’s best friend”

Tracy Gabbard is a Photographer located in the Tampa Bay area, check out the cutest photos taken at her studio, she knows that when you have a dog as a member of your family, regardless of whether it’s simply you and the puppy, you and a partner and the dog or you and a group of five or more dogs, there is a bond there that exclusive a puppy darling can really know.

Life is loaded with festivities and battles and here are four reasons dogs are the best friends to experience both the great occasions and the awful occasions with than most pets out there.

 

  1. They don’t pass judgment. It’s hard to believe, but it is true, dogs don’t realize what judgment is. They will never say I told you so. They will just twist up with you on the love seat or the floor and adore you for you. They couldn’t care less what any other person on the planet considers you. They cherish you for precisely your identity.

  1. They know the correct words are no words. They can recognize a pregnant woman baby’s heartbeat. When we are sad, they keep us company. We need somebody to embrace us and keep us company in the hardest moments. Dogs are life savers and they will be there in the hardest times of your life.

  1. They are never grumpy. Puppies don’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed. They are glad to wake up and welcome the day. Every day is a play day! People could learn a thing or two from them.

  1. They are dependably up for whatever you need to do. Going for a run? They’re in. Need to relax in the sun? In the shade? On the shoreline? On the love seat? All in. Constantly. Indeed, even companions aren’t constantly. Puppies? They are there forever.

And of course, all the pictures above were taken by the top Tampa Bay photographer, Tracy Gabbard, she specializes in Newborn Photography and Family Photography as well, but when the family comes with extra paws, she is more than happy to include them!

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The Magical Miracle Of Life Portrayed In Newborn Photography

We love newborns and we must share our love with you. Every little baby is cuter than the other and we just can’t have enough.

Their soft and smooth skin is irresistible, you will always be very tempted to kiss their foreheads! Fair warning, you will be guaranteed to go “aaawwwwnn” to every photograph we are sharing with you today.

With over a decade of a passionate career specialized in family and newborn photography, Tracy Gabbard is dedicated to creating high-end memories of the most important moments in the lives of many families in the Tampa Bay area.

Newborns are her absolute favorite little ones to work with and she can create an artistic canvas with different objects and props.

Everyday, couples who are expecting the arrival of the new member of the family, come to her with creative ideas for their first photo session.

They often do what we call the First Year Plan, and it’s dedicated to capture the growth process of the newborn from the very first days of being born to his/her first steps.

The first days, it is indispensable to photograph the cutest closeups of the baby’s hands and feet, they are at the tiniest size they will ever be and it’s a valuable memory you want to keep forever. Slowly progressing from them having their eyes closed to finally being able to see their eyes and their expression.

It is truly an amazing journey, not to mention how some babies start crawling all the way to sitting up and taking their first steps on camera. It’s a transition that every parent wants to have to be able to keep forever. It’s such a priceless moment in life. At the end of the year, the baby’s personality starts to flourish and Tracy makes sure to capture that as well.

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The Beauty Of Pregnancy + Beautiful Maternity Photography by Tracy Gabbard

Pregnancy is really a special time in a woman’s life. Not every person concurs, but rather pregnancy truly is a extraordinary experience.

Pregnancy comes with good and bad times, and here and there it tends to be difficult to acknowledge your new, pregnant shape. Yet, pregnancy is the most beautiful ability women have to create new life and something that must be celebrated!

That is the reason why I must give you 7 reasons why pregnancy is lovely!

1. Creating life

 

There is nothing more astounding than creating a new life! Simply consider all the stunning changes that will be happening to your child every day during those 9 months. That is delightful!

2. New shape with a purpose

As that life is made, your shape will change. It’s on purpose! It’s not on account of you’re not practicing or not eating great; this is a direct result of that astounding new life. Cherish it!

3. Flawlessly femininity

Is there anything that can be compared to pregnancy? It’s a unique experience, the ultimate female gift!

4. Physical rewards

A great deal of ladies do encounter silky hair, nails, bigger bosoms, and so on while pregnant. Why not appreciate it?

5. Those little kicks!

Knowing that inside your belly, there is a genuine, live child is truly amazing! How many of you simply sit and watch the infant move at times?

6. No stressing over additional weight

For once, you don’t need to fuss that your hips are somewhat more extensive, or your thighs are kissing. Regardless of whether the additional weight you gain isn’t in your fault, it is there for a reason: to feed your baby! Love your pregnant shape overall!

7. Baby Arrival

That little one and its arrival, regardless of how it happens, is an beautiful thing. There is simply nothing else like it. Encountering the birth and afterward holding the infant that developed in your body every one of those months… stunning!

Expressions Captured In Every Photo Session + The Cutest Photos

Today we have a special article and it’s totally focused on the beauty of expressions. Babies can be very expressive and their personalities show through every picture. Tracy is a photographer in the Tampa Bay area and she is passionate about the little ones and their families. 

We gathered a few photos for you to enjoy and you will see how much a photograph can express. All babies are different and unique in their own way, some are very quiet and peaceful, others are more active and energetic, others are playful and curious and all of them are interesting and amazing to work with.

In the studio, Tracy and the families get together to create a plan for every session and discuss what they would love to see in the final result. She provides every family with high end products and featured prints that will keep the memories alive and can be hanged on the walls or kept as cherished photo albums. 

Take a look at every picture and if you look close enough, you will spot every different expression and you can almost feel and hear their moods. These are very valuable memories and definitely a fun time in the studio.

Tracy is passionate about creating wall art, legacy albums and personalized keepsakes for her families.  Although she believes digital files are important for archival purposes her mission is to guide you through the process of enjoying your treasures in your home and not on your computer.  That is why she will assist you at your gallery reveal to help you design the perfect products for your home.

Please contact Tracy to start planning your investment in photography and an ideal session with her. 

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3 Caring Tips For Your Baby’s Feet Plus The Cutest Tiny Feet Close Ups!

As humans, one of our most important assets in life are our feet. We start from the beginning, crawling and sitting up until we are able to start walking and taking steps in life. And most of us are lucky to have two legs and two feet. Today we are grateful for that and we want to show you how beautiful these close ups can be and on top of that, some tips to keep your baby’s feet healthy!

According to the American Pediatric Medical Association (APMA), by the time we reach 65, she will have walked more than 100,000 miles. That’s why it’s important to take your baby’s feet care as a priority. Start them off on the right foot (literally) by taking proper care of their little feet and understanding the possible problems that can affect them.

Here are some tips to take proper care of their beautiful tiny feet from the beginning.

  1. Your baby’s new feet may be blue, wrinkled, and peeling like much of the rest of his body after nine months in a cocoon of protective fluid. Be assured, however, that his feet will recover the normal tone and fill out as soon as he gets warm.
  2. Before they take their first steps, babies need to develop proper strength in their legs to carry their own body weight, as well as the confidence to stand on their own two feet. While many parents look to the first birthday as the target date for this major milestone, the average age when children begin walking closer to 12 to 15 months.
  3. It can be very difficult to resist the temptation to put cute little shoes on your baby’s feet, but they can be an obstruction to growing feet properly. Shoes that are too restrictive don’t allow for normal toe and foot motion.

And of course, Tracy will be more than happy to invite you to her Studio in the Tampa Bay area for beautiful sessions where you will be able to capture your child’s feet while they are still tiny and fuzzy. Don’t miss this opportunity, contact us now for a free appointment for more information about Tracy’s Photography services.

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Sneak A Peak Inside These Photo Albums, #11 Keeps A Secret!

Today we brought together a couple print ready pages from different photo albums so you can sneak a peak inside the creative process through Tracy Gabbard’s Photo sessions. She is absolutely devoted to babies and their first milestones and she loves creating a beautiful canvas around the babies from the very beginning all the way through they start crawling and sitting up.

The photography that Tracy offers in the Tampa Bay area is a high end quality service that ensures that your memories will be kept intact in time. She offers a variety of printable options to hang these beautiful photographs on the wall and also keep them in albums.

Now join us down below and get ready to get your daily dose of cuteness! These babies are absolutely cute and fuzzy, you can recognize them by the usual feminine and masculine colors but most importantly, their families always include something special as props, it could be a special blanket, a toy, a themed session, flowers and more.

Tracy’s personality and style create contemporary yet timeless images that will last a lifetime.  Her sense of style will make each session unique in its own way yet at the same time, all of your first year images will flow to create a story that will be forever cherished.

This story could be told in many different ways. From the popular NBP (The New Beginnings Plan) album to a beautiful custom created wall portrait collage or albums from each session to create a first year library the story will be all yours. Beautifully created and custom designed by Tracy. These will be forever cherished products that will be cherished forever.

Don’t hesitate to contact Tracy for questions, she will be more than happy to help you start making memories as soon as possible!

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Zuri’s First Year Photo Album Will Totally Make You Smile

Tracy Gabbard is one of the best Photographers in the Tampa Bay area and The First Year Plan is an exclusive offer local families providing families with priceless memories during that treasured first year. 

The beginning of a new chapter in your life is always one filled with joy, excitement and most of all, anticipation.  With the arrival of a new baby chances are, you will spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars on baby furniture, clothes and even toys.  And while many of these things are necessary, almost all of them will at some point be re-sold, given away or even tossed in the trash.  What will you keep forever?  The priceless images you invested in throughout the years your baby grows.  Professional, timeless, quality images are not something to be taken lightly.  These will be your memories that will be passed down and valued for your life time and your baby’s.

This plan puts families on VIP status guaranteeing sessions to capture the precious newborn stage (between 5-14 days of birth), the sitting up/crawling milestones (usually between 7-9 months) and the very important first birthday session (during child’s birthday month).

Tracy’s personality and style create contemporary yet timeless images that will last a lifetime.  Her sense of style will make each session unique in its own way yet at the same time, all of your first year images will flow to create a story that will be forever cherished.

She focuses on providing custom art work for your walls and products that can be touched and held. She wants her families to take home ready to display images that will be enjoyed for years to come. While digital files are available the focuses of each session is to create beautiful art, albums and treasured folio boxes that will display your family images in the way they are meant to be shared.

 

First Year Plan With One Of The Best Photographers In Tampa

Tracy Gabbard is without a doubt one of the best well known photographers in the Tampa Bay area, specifically in Largo, Florida. 

She offers a variety of different plans for photography, specifically for Newborns, Maternity and Families.

This time we want to show you the story of this lovely family that came in her studio for a whole year and the results is very heartwarming. You can see their little boy grow up so fast. 

Every session is different and the result will look impressive by the end of the year. Starting up with incredibly sharp close-ups to capture the baby’s smooth skin and feet, moving on to more creative canvases, to show his personality as he continues to grow, and some classic portraits that make you feel that peachy skin through the photographs.

In the next pictures we can see how he finally starts being more active and moving, crawling and developing flexibility as well as showing his eyes and expression, and finally getting super energetic in the sessions, at this point, it is the most fun sessions, since he is already used to the studio, and Tracy captures that important moment when he starts sitting up and holding himself on the chair, finalizing the session with a cake to celebrate that first year!