Category Archives: Beach

Family Photography at Florida Beach with Tracy Gabbard Means Lots of Fun

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! 🙂

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

TGP, Beach Photography, Family Photography, Child Photography, Tracy Gabbard Photography

Fun in the Sun Beach Maternity (tampa maternity photographer)

(tampa maternity photographer) This awesome couple was lots of fun. They traveled from Plant City all the way to Clearwater Beach for their beach session. Their love for each other was totally obvious during their session and as a Tampa maternity photographer I love being able to capture that for them. The pure joy for their new baby truly makes the images so real and meaningful.

     It was an absolutely beautiful night (as you can see). We thought it might be chilly but it turned out to be gorgeous. The wrap material on the beach was all Mommy’s idea. She braved changing on the beach (thankfully it was not to busy that night) and we even thought the “beach police” were headed our way at one point as she was changing! She was covered with a towel but we were all like nervous teenagers! LOL! We had tons of fun and captured some really great images for their maternity session. The couple’s newborn session was just as awesome and I look forward to sharing their precious baby girl soon! Stay tuned! (tampa maternity photographer)

 

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Beautiful beach maternity (tampa maternity photographer)

(Tampa maternity photographer) Wow!  We sure lucked out with beautiful weather for this beach session.  This special couple is TGP’s newest member of the New Beginnings Plan.  Can you believe this mommy to be is due in just a couple short weeks!  She looks so amazing and so happy (daddy does to of course but I know it’s no secret that is is “all about mommy” during this time)! 🙂  We actually moved this session up a day early and it was pure luck that we did since the night we had originally scheduled ended up being one of the coldest nights of the year.  But this evening was absolutely perfect!  (tampa maternity photographer)

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Outdoor Newborn Session (tampa baby photographer)

(tampa baby photographer) This sweet bundle of joy has only been in the world for seven days and he’s already melting hearts. I was lucky enough to get together with my close photographer friend and spend the evening with this little bundle of joy.  We had an absolute blast with playing with him and although he was hungry at sunset he was the perfect model for the rest of the session.  The lighting was perfect and so was the company 🙂

*Disclaimer- baby was safely spotted for all shots and specifically on the swing, the baby had hands on him at all times the rest was done in photoshop. 🙂   (tampa baby photographer)

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Lucky me (clearwater beach photographer)

(Clearwater beach photographer)  As often as I shoot on the beach, I don’t shoot in the mornings very often.  Why?  Many reasons but mostly because I am not a great morning person and morning beach sessions must happen EARLY for the light to be at it’s best.  Sunset is a little bit more my speed 🙂  However, when a family vacations in Orlando and travels all the way here to have a session with TGP… I figure the least I can do is accomodate their schedule so they can spend the day on our beautiful beaches after our session!  Although we had a fussy toddler that was NOT happy about the sand (this happens all the time with the little ones) and we did have some hot temperatures, it was SO worth it!  Not only did I get to meet and spend time with an amazing family but I got to help them capture what I hope are great memories of their time together on vacation.  I truly enjoyed our session together and hope to meet them again on another vacation! 🙂  (clearwater beach photographer)

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Family Beach FUN! (clearwater beach photographer)

(clearwater beach photographer) Not only was this family super nice and fun but beautiful as well!  They kids were just darling and I had a blast chasing them around the beach with my camera!  Beach sessions are such an amazing way to not only create beautiful portraits but also to capture timeless memories.  Making the session fun and interactive for the whole family is a great way to get the kids and parents relaxed and feeling at ease infront of the camera.  Of course we always work to get the classic smiling portraits but my favorites and many time my clients favorites end up being the ones that show true personality.  That may include giggling and tickling pictures or even a serious expression that tugs at moms heartstrings.  It’s those faces that only moms (and sometimes dads :)) know and love.  This family was vacationing here and I hope that our session together was a highlight of their trip and one they will not forget.  I know it was a highlight of my week! 🙂  Their next big challenge will be when they receive their gallery in the next day or so and have to make decisions on what to invest in! Believe me when I say it will be a tough choice!   LOVE this session! (clearwater beach photographer)

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Breathless! (tampa bay beach photography)

(tampa bay beach photography) Yes, these two adorable twins left me breathless as I chased them around the beach! 🙂  But seriously, how cute are they?  These pictures are a true representation of them and their little personalities at this age.  They were so much fun and I hope to be able to see them again when they visit Florida another time! (tampa bay beach photography)

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To go to not to go…. (tampa maternity photographer)

(tampa maternity photographer)  To go or not to go… to the beach for this maternity session….it was literally up in the air as I was driving to meet them.  This mommy to be joined the TGP New Beginnings Plan had her heart set on a beach maternity session but the weather was NOT cooperating.  This couple went down early to enjoy a bite to eat before our session.  So they were there watching the clouds pour in (literally!) 🙂 Her first phone call was…. “I know it’s cloudy but I think it will be okay”.  So, I packed up for the beach.  On my way down her second phone call was “It’s raining, I think we better switch to the studio”.  So, I slightly changed directions and headed there.  Her third phone call was “I think it’s clearing up.  Let’s try the beach”!  So, I headed to the beach (which is one of my favorite places to shoot)!  Well, as we all know, Florida weather is SO unpredictable and as it turned out, it ended up being windy, cloudy, cold AND rainy.  But we made the best of it and I must say we captured some of my favorite maternity images ever!  The weather made it a truly unique session and we were able to create some images that could have never happened with a perfect sunset.  (tampa maternity photographer)

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So, I am such a bad blogger, especially during the busy season. But I love to share special sessions and families that I get to meet.  I am going to go back, pick a few sessions and share their stories and images.  Tomorrow you will get to see this couples newborn session.  He is SUCH a doll baby.  I can’t wait to see him at his next session.