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 bySugar & 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!!!
Love this session?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.