OMG! These 2 are hilarious! As a Tampa family Photographer I have been SO lucky to photograph them since the they were both newborns. I don’t think we have missed even one year. They are both crazy, funny and SO much fun! After 8 years of following them through their little lives I have literally watched them grow up before my eyes. It is fun to find new places to have sessions… we have done local parks, clearwater beaches, Tampa universities, the TGP studio and now downtown Tampa. We just did a little story on their session from last year here.… My heart is full when I get to spend time with them and mom gets a break since I take them off on my own. Their personalities crack me up and I LOVE that they know me and are comfortable with me. There is always lots of laughing and giggles throughout the time we spend together and you can see how fun they are in this picture as he reacts to a silly secret his sister told him!
During the session, unprompted by me, big sister asked me to take a pretty picture of the flowers she picked…. how perfectly girl like and sweet…
Now for the funny part….. a little later in the session, Mr “C” asked me to take a picture of….
yes…. the ANT crawling on his arm! LOL! TOTAL girl and boy representation there! I am fairly sure that the picture of this ant will NOT be a large portrait above the fireplace BUT I bet it makes it into and album page because it is SOOO him and shows exactly what both of these awesome kids are like at this age! And after all, isn’t that what portrait sessions are all about?
Tracy is very passionate about performing photography sessions in her studio, but she is also always excited to get outdoors with families and shoot at a different scenery, with colorful backgrounds and taking advantage of the warmth that the summer brings.
This time we want to share this session that took place at a nice outdoor spot in the Tampa Bay area and it’s meant to express the love bond that this family grows together every singe day.
The vibrant colors from the grass bring a very warm and fresh vibe to the photos, which is exactly what the family have been looking for. These memories will decor a wall in their homes or a page in their album. Tracy offers a variety of options for prints.
They are a very loving family, they enjoy playing together and thought it was the best idea to show a playful pose. You can feel the adventure and active side of the portrait in the father and son pose and you can see the more loving and caring side in the pose the mother and daughter hold for this particular photograph.
He loves playing with cars and it’s becoming a big collector of them. Tracy thought of it and decided to take a photograph of his favorite cars and as the years go by, he can go back and remember his first collection. It’s an unforgettable memory.
Have you seen photos that make you feel exactly what the person in it is feeling? This is one of them. Tracy captured the emotion and excitement that the daughter felt by visiting the park with the family. It was a fresh day with the perfect light and tone for this session.
Your family is the most important thing in life. The moments you live today won’t come back tomorrow, but you have the opportunity to invest in a photography session that will capture the best moments. Moments when you love, you laugh and love.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make incredibly sharp memories with your family. Contact Tracy for more information about her services in the Tampa Bay area.
They are finally here, the long awaited Limited EditionMothers Day Sessions! I am so excited to see all the mamma’s, grandmamma’s and children and capture memories for them that will last forever. These sessions have been designed to be interactive and to capture sweet moments between mom’s and children. Moments that will be remembered through portraits that are looked at and enjoyed everyday.
These captured moments are meant to be professionally printed and proudly displayed for enjoyment. They are meant to make your heart “pitter patter” each time you walk by and look at them. They are to create keepsakes that will be passed down to children and grandchildren.They are special, they are priceless. They are for all ages from babies to grandma’s but they are for mom’s and children only. The goal is for all products ordered to be back in time for Mothers Day.Please don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If your babies are little you know how fast time goes and if your “babies” are big, you understand that even more!
Here’s how they work…
You will choose 2 dates. One for the session itself (i.e. Saturday, March 24th) and the other one for your selection/viewing appt (there will not be any on line galleries). At that selection/viewing appointment you will see all of your images from the session and you will order your products at that time as well. You will be able to see all of the products offered at your actual session so you will have a good idea of what you would like from the session at your appt. I will be there to guide you through the process and help you select the products that are right for you. Click on Product Guide to view details. There will be a few other products offered but these will be exclusive just for the Mothers Day Sessions. These will not be offered in the studio at any other time.
The set is designed to be light and airy with flowers and pastel colors. Blues, yellows, purples and light greens would look great for boys and girls could easily wear the same! Simple patterns or solids will show off your portraits best. Email Tracy if you need more ideas or have questions about wardrobe.
The session will last about 20 minutes or so which is plenty of time to capture some sweet moments and classic portraits. The viewing/selection appointments will be scheduled for an hour but will probably take around 30 minutes or so. Registration is 189.00 and 50.00 will be applied back as a credit to your order at your selection appointment (as long as you order at that appointment). If you have looked over the product guide and are ready to schedule your session, we are excited to have you and capture some very special moments!
For your Limited Edition Mothers Day Session click on Register.
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?
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 stylizedby 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:
Due to the amount of applicants only applicants that are able to follow these directions will be accepted. The applicants must:
* 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
If you would like to apply or know anyone that will fit the requirements for this model Call, PLEASE share this with them:
Please do not send messages through FB, Instagram or any other social media applications will only be accepted through the email provided above.
Since 2008, one thing I do every year is take the kids to pumpkin patch and take a few pictures. I will not lie, it gets harder and harder each year as they get older (especially with a middle schooler :)) BUT with a little bit of coaxing, arguing and of course some laughter I am still plugging away at it! I love seeing the changes and even some of the things that stay the same year to year! Happy Pumpkin Day everyone!
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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.