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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!

 

The First Year Trending Cake Smash Photography

This trend has become a tradition now, Cake Smash Photography is a must! 

We teach our kids not to play with food, but for only ONE day, this rule is meant to be broken. During the First Year, babies are growing at the speed of light. And to finish with style, booking a fun Cake Smash Photography Session is the best idea.

Tracy Gabbard is one of the top Professional Photographers in the Tampa Bay area. She offers these creative and colorful Photography Sessions to celebrate the Baby’s First Birthday.

Today we brought you a compilation of the sweetest (literally) photographs captured in Tracy’s Studio. Balloons and colorful outfits are the best props to contrast the white background and natural lighting at her Studio in Clearwater, Fl.

For the Cake Smash Photography Sessions, parents pick the colors to use. Usually going as blue for boys and pink for girls, but some other great options go from blue to purple and orange.

Besides being colorful and fun, it’s a great way to capture their smile. Most babies enjoy smashing the cake and eating it during the Cake Smashing Photography Session, babies love sweets and treats, so this themed session is definitely the most fun for them!

These Photography Sessions are the complete contrast of the usual sessions that Tracy offers. And this is because it’s a very special occasion, especially when it is their first time. It brings a beautiful, organic chaos of sweet cake! It’s messy but fun and memorable.

As you can see, it’s so easy to capture their happy faces, all covered up with cake and icing. It’s almost therapeutic! The babies get to experience a time when they are free to play with their food and have fun with it!

To this day, we have not found a baby resisting the temptation of eating that cake!

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

 

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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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!

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

Best Gift Ideas For One Year Olds + Cutest First Birthday Photo Sessions in Tampa Bay!

Ohhh, that first birthday in children’s lives is very important! Today we bring you some ideas for the perfect birthday gift, besides the obvious one, a delicious cake. And to make it even better, we got together some of the cutest photos from the famous First Year Plan with Tracy Gabbard.

Fun loving Pony

This lovely toy energizes improvement of your child’s fine engine aptitudes and dexterity. Children love to push and draw the dabs along the runs and curve the handles. You’ll both be pleased by the good times this toy can bring to you and your children.

Traditional Red Wagon

It doesn’t get more conventional than a little red wagon. You and your child will have fun times using this one: You can move her/him around in it on your open-air journeys or she/he can stack it up and take her toys wherever she/he goes. Because of the controlled turning range, tipping is avoided.

Huge Plush Toy

Indeed, for a one year old, almost everything seems huge, and a 3-foot long rhino or bear is the ideal thing for your sprouting zoologist. Other creatures are additionally accessible, including a polar bear, lion, penguin, and for more of a spend too much, a 4-foot tall giraffe. Amazon is a great place to buy these toys.

Baby Car

Here’s a blessing your recently stamped 1-year-old will love for quite a long time to come. Most of these electric “cars” include an intuitive dashboard with lights, sounds, and exercises, it plays in excess of 75 tunes and expressions, has a shape sorter and everything else you have to keep angel involved for a considerable length of time.

A baby’s First Jewelry

All kids love a little shimmer. Surprise yours with precious stones in the shade of her/him birthstone with her/his name beveled. It’s a great gifts for girls, but can also be used by boys. 

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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! 

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. 

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

 

Collin’s First Year And His Brother Will Draw A Smile On Your Face!

The weekend is about to start and we want to bring you this heartwarming session that is all about Collin and his brother! As part of their First Year Plan,  they had so much fun at the studio with Tracy. you can totally see how full of energy they both are, they love each other and you can totally feel it through the photographs. The first year has been an amazing journey for the family and bonding with his brother has been one of the most important times of the year! 

Collin is now starting to sit up and walk and his brother is right there next to him, the entire family is so proud, it definitely brought some special moments in the studio. So full of love! And don’t forget the cake at the end, Collin ate his very first birthday cake as soon as he got the chance to play with it.

Tracy 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. 

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

 

Today We Bring You A Colorful Family Story.

 

The first year has been the cutest photography session for this family.

Loving his full head of hair and creamy baby skin. Tracy chose warm colors that bring out his perfect skin tone. 

 

Such a detailed close up, showing his tiny feet and the resting position on a peaceful moment. Tracy has an special ability to calm down and keep babies in a great mood during the sessions. It takes a mother and a children oriented person to understand and manage such young tiny humans.

In this picture, Tracy wanted to capture the beauty in the difference of skin colors, and how tiny the feet are. It is one of the cutest parts of the body when they are so young, because you can feel how fragile and young they are.

We often show a close up of the mother and the baby, but this time we want to make sure you experience a close up with the father. Their bond is extraordinary. You can almost feel how smooth the baby skin is just by looking at the photograph.

We know its just early August, but we want to sneak a peak for the amazing Holiday Special Photo Sessions that are coming up these year. Stick around to check out more in the next few months.

 

Holiday Sessions are very limited and they are usually sold out really fast, don’t miss your chance once the time comes, contact Tracy for more information about this, specially is you are waiting for that special new member to arrive to the family this Christmas!

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

They Are Celebrating The Arrival Of The Youngest Son And You Will Love It!

This family got together at Tracy’s studio for a special request. They picked the First Year Plan for their family photography sessions and you can really see them growing in love together through the entire year.

Tracy wants to capture those sweet moments when the son is in the first steps in life. They gathered his favorite toys and even made him into a living cozy bear with blue eyes. 

The moment he starts crawling on the floor and working his way up to sitting up is a very special journey, it is definitely a special moment to be immortalized on a photograph.

This picture represents the special bond that he will always have towards his mother, and how happy she is to be with him. It is a classic pose that expresses a strong message.

The oldest sister wanted to be part of it as well, it is definitely one of the happiest times in the family. It is important to take in consideration that the little boy will grow up and be really grateful to have this high end quality pictures forever.

And a big picture including mom and dad is absolutely a must. It captures the love and bond of the family and how it is growing with the arrival of the new little member.

He was so small, he fit in this tiny bed and representing an older figure, we can see the older sister about to read a fairy tale to her little brother.

This plan is exclusive to the Tampa Bay area and provides families with priceless memories during that treasured first year. Everyone knows how fast that first year flies by. The New Beginnings Plan makes it easy to capture those precious milestones during that first year. It is exhilarating, amazing, exhausting but yet cherished and wonderful. The New Beginnings Plan makes it easy to capture those precious first milestones during the first year.

Contact Tracy (Tampa Newborn Photographer)

This Beautiful Family Wants To Show You Their Amazing Year

With Tracy’s help, this beautiful family of four had the opportunity to capture the beauty and love in their lives by celebrating their daughter’s arrival to the family.

The New Beginnings Plan makes it easy to capture those precious milestones during that first year.

This session is meant to capture the vibrant energy of the newborn and bring warmth to the entire family. A single photo can be very powerful and a memory that will be portrayed in the memory of her family.

We can say the session is successful when we can all feel the love and kindness in her mother’s smile through this photograph.

And of course, a proud brother, we know he will take care of her little sister as she grows up.

Each session can be different but always unique, on this one Tracy created a beautiful canvas with roses and using pink to represent her femininity.

This photograph is special because here you can see how small she is in comparison to the box, but in the next picture you will see how fast she is growing and evolving, and that’s the beauty of this New Beginnings Plan, to show the timeline and the difference between day one and the first year.

You can see how much she has growth and how happy she is to be back at the studio with Tracy. It’s always fun times, every session brings positive energy and amazing memories.

We want to show how they can now stand up and start walking together, their bond is getting stronger every single day.

She looks like she has a secret to tell, such bright eyes! 

Time to lay down for a bit!

We made it to her first year, but the adventure is only about to start. There is so much more to capture through the years, and this is what drives Tracy to continue to provide this services.

This plan is exclusive to the Tampa Bay area and provides families with priceless memories during that treasured first year.

Please contact Tracy to start planning your New Beginnings Plan and an ideal session with her. 

 

It’s July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

August Birthday?

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 . 

It's July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

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!  

It's July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

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
-Name,
-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:
Please do not send messages through FB, Instagram or any other social media applications will only be accepted through the email provided above.
 

Summer Special – 3 Amazing Model Calls

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

1st Birthday – Child Photography by TGP

1st Birthday – 1 with Flowers

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!

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1st Birthday Photo Session

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.

A Few First Birthday Smash Cake Photo Sessions

First Birthday – Tracy Gabbard Photography –  When is it okay to dig in and really love all that messy cake? At their first birthday Smash Cake Photo Sessions. Listen for the laughter in their bright smiles and sparkling eyes. Look at these delightful birthday performers! This darling girl is dancing to the stars and the boys are birthday cake drummers. Each child looks as yummy as the cakes and I love frosting mustaches! You know what, this pink and blue cutie really did fall into the cake after that last picture. LOL!

Believe it or not! The soft blues and the tie perfectly fit in that one year old young man’s personality. I love how my camera could capture the exact way he approached things – when he first considered the cake with a solemn touch and when he was without his hat ready to dig in. The best picture is the one when he is looking at the camera with a solemn smile, covered in a frosting beard.

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One Year Old Photography – Tampa, FL

(One year old photography – Tampa, FL) So this adorable rascal certainly enjoyed his cake in the studio!  He was FULL of energy and happy smiles but his favorite part (besides the cake) was watching me chase him all over the studio! 🙂  The great thing about this session is that there will be another surprise that comes with it in the next couple weeks!  I can’t wait to share that but for now here is a sneak peak into his one year session! For more and latest photo sessions frequently visit TGP on Facebook. (tampa one year old photography)

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One Year Old Session – Sneak Peak (Tampa Smash Cake Photographer)

One Year Old Cutie – Sneak Peak Photography Session by (Tampa cake smash photographer) This sweet little one’s favorite part of her session was FOR SURE her cake! Loved having her in the studio today!  Sad she is now graduating from the New Beginnings Plan! For more and latest keep visiting TGP at Facebook page. (tampa cake smash photographer for one year old)Sneak Peak One Year Old Session Sneak Peak One Year Old Session

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create precious memories of first birthday of your baby. This is the perfect time to capture that ever changing personality of your little toddler!

Smashing Summer Special (smash cake photography)

Smash Cake Photography for one year olds. Check it out!  The first ever TGP smash cake summer special! Do you have a little special someone that is turning ONE this summer (June, July or August) or do you know someone who does?

TGP is offering $100.00 savings on all one year old photo sessions this summer!  The Smash Cake is the last part of the session and if you prefer to not do a smash cake at all that is fine also, we can skip that part :).

If you are interested please email Tracy to [email protected] or call the studio (727) 491-6476. (smash cake photography)

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Recent Session Edits! (Tampa Family Photographer)

Tampa Family Photographer I have had so many sessions lately at Tracy Gabbard Photography I thought it would be fun to share a quick peak from each in the order they are up for editing! Top to bottom shows the editing order from first to last. 🙂 Do you see your session up on the editing block in this bunch?! As a Tampa Family Photographer, I just love this first one as she is super excited too! 🙂  I can’t wait to get to all your sessions!  Tampa Family Photographer

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(Tampa First Birthday Photographer) Published!

Tampa First Birthday Photographer Great news! We’ve been published on NAPCP.com National Association for Professional Child Photographers blog 🙂 Woohoo!  As a Tampa First Birthday Photographer,  it is an honor to  have an exclusive public feature on this blog! You won’t want to miss this session, Take a look at this adorable First Birthday session here. Tampa First Birthday Photographer

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Best of 2014 Cake Smash Sessions (Tampa 1st Birthday Photographer)

Tampa 1st Birthday Photographer Happy Flash Back Friday! Well, it’s that time of year again! As we look back on all the great memories of 2014, I’d like to make a tribute to the best (and some of the funniest) cake smash sessions of 2014. As a Tampa 1st  Birthday Photographer, it has been such an honor to capture the first birthdays of these wonderful little cuties! 🙂 Hope you enjoy these as much as I did! 🙂 And be sure to stay tuned for the Best of 2014 for next Flash Back Friday! Tampa 1st Birthday Photographer

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Sweet Girl’s first year! (Tampa Baby Photographer)

Tampa Baby Photographer This little lady is finally one! As a Tampa Baby Photographer, it has been such and honor to watch her grow ever since I did the photos of her in Mommy’s belly! For this post, instead of featuring her cake smash photos on the blog today, (don’t worry, you’ll see them in a surprise post soon!)I thought I’d feature some of my favorite close ups that I think really featured her personality well! Isn’t she absolutely precious! Loved this session from beginning to end 🙂

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First Birthday Smash Cake Session (Tampa First birthday photographer)

Tampa First Birthday Photographer  What more can I say about this CUTIE who came to my studio not too long ago for his First Birthday Smash Cake Session. As a Tampa First Birthday Photographer,  I absolutely LOVED this little guy’s high energy and excitement  as he literally ran around the studio during the session. Mommy was able to snag a few kisses from him as well before he got nice and messy during his cake eating! Everything about this session was adorable and and fun! Happy first birthday little guy! 🙂 Tampa First Birthday Photographer

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Sassy 1st Birthday Smash-cake Session! (1st Birthday Photographer Tampa)

1st Birthday Photographer Tampa This sweet baby girl had so much fun during her 1st birthday session and obviously loved her cake too! She was super cute in pink and as a 1st birthday photographer in Tampa, I was able to see how crazy she is about her daddy during the session! I’ve been photographing her since birth and this sweet baby girl always lights up for him. As a Tampa baby photographer,  it was so fun to watch.  Love love LOVED all the cute and funny faces this sweet birthday girl made! For her 1st birthday photography session, she was easy to make smile and was happy the whole time!  (1st birthday photographer Tampa)

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Blue-eyed Birthday Girl! (first birthday cake smash)

First birthday cake smash First I have to say, I absolutely love love love this family! As a Tampa first birthday photographer, it’s always an honor to work with a family that you’ve been with since their one-year old was in mommy’s tummy! Loved watching these little ladies grow up so fast! This was little lady’s first birthday cake smash session and it was tons of fun! These adorable sisters had similar outfits that were handmade at a local boutique and little sister loved playing with her dress during her first birthday session. She had the most fun when got the tape from the balloons stuck on her hand. As she tried to get it off, she was laughing the whole time! This fun first birthday cake smash session was one of my favorites! (first birthday cake smash)

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to! (first birthday cake smash)

I have to say that this first birthday cake smash session speaks for itself! I absolutely LOVE this family and it seems like just yesterday I was doing big sister’s cake smash session! This little guy gave me so many great smiles during his session even during his first birthday cake smash portion of the session. And boy was he nicely dressed for the occasion. His classic full-suit baby tuxedo was the perfect touch for this first birthday cake smash session. But when big sister tried to snag some of the cake, this little guy threw the most adorable fit, trying to smile and cry at the same time! It was absolutely hilarious! I had a blast doing this session and from the looks of it, I’m guessing he did too! 🙂 (first birthday cake smash)

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A serious birthday party…. (tampa first birthday pictures)

(tampa first birthday pictures)  This little one was “serious” about her cake smash session. I don’t think she thought there was to much to crack a smile about on this particular day. There were no fun and games- she was on a mission… get this over with LOL!  Little did she know that she looks just as cute serious and she couldn’t hold it in for the whole session so we did get a few smirks out of her here and there! I will say though that she gave me one of my FAVORITE smash cake photos ever…. can you guess which one?  It is for sure one of a kind and something that I have not ever had another one year old do (yet :))!

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Cutie Patooties {tampa baby photographer}

{tampa baby photographer} These two adorable babies started the New Beginnings Plan a little bit later than the usual so their 3 sessions were slightly adjusted from the “normal” three sessions that go with the plan (newborn, sitting up and one year).  But we made it work just the same.  Here a couple fun before and afters (their first session to their last)  and then a last one of them together from the beginning to the the last session! For their last session (the outside image) they were super busy and it was almost impossible to get them to stay together without one getting up and toddling off but I think we got at least this one of them together.  I will certainly miss seeing them frequently!  {tampa baby photographer}

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Happy Birthday little lady! {Tampa Baby Photographer}

(Tampa baby photographer) This cute little baby girl was super busy, crawling everywhere! Despite mom’s desire to have a headband in her hair, and the HUGE distractions we created while mom put it in to make her forget about it, she would NOT have it! IF there is a headband on, it was for a fleeting second before she ripped it out! LOL! She was the perfect New Beginnings Plan baby and performed well for all 3 of her sessions, including this one, her first birthday session 🙂  Although I hope to see her again in the future, I will certainly miss seeing her throughout the year! (Tampa baby photographer)

 

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AndersonBirthday11Tracy is Tampa’s premier baby photographer in the tampa and surrounding areas.  Please contact her for information on sessions.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mr. Crazy man! LOL! (first birthday smash cake)

(first birthday smash cake)  This crazy little guy was just that during his first birthday photography session, *crazy*!  But in the good “chase me around, I am happy and want to runway” kind of crazy!  As you can tell, he was hilarious and full of his awesome personality!  Thank you to Mmmm Delicious Cupcakes for making this super sized cupcake that worked out perfectly for the smash cake part of his session!  As you can tell, he didn’t like it all! LOL! This was his last session (the first birthday smash cake photography session) of the TGP New Beginnings Plan and although I am positive I will be seeing him again :)… I hate that his year with me is already done!  After his family chooses his images from this session TGP will begin to design his custom album that comes with his plan and they will have a beautiful keepsake from his first year.  Along with all of the images/digital files and products that were ordered from each session his mommy will have long lasting memories of that cherished first year.  I am sure, that she will tell you they are *priceless* to her and she will enjoy them for many years to come!  Here is her sneak peak of her upcoming gallery which has MANY more adorable images in it! (first birthday smash cake)

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The click of a shutter…. (first birthday photographer)

(first birthday photographer)  Seriously, the images that were created for this gallery were split seconds in time as this HAPPY little toddler RAN through the studio!  Mom and I were out of breath chasing her around.  So, if you look below and see her sitting….that is literally one split second, just long enough for the shutter to click!  LOL!  Truly, I have “standard” camera settings that I usually use in the studio…. I changed them for her to make sure I could actually capture some in focus! LOL!  However, as busy as she was with her toddler “frankenstein” walk (you know when they hold their arms out in front of them to balance :)), she was truly the happiest toddler I may have ever photographed.  There were hardly any images of her without a big smile on her face.  That is until the smash cake part of the photography session- which she was not to crazy about.  But that is okay it was a joy to meet her mom and spend time with her in the studio and I hope to see them again in the near future! (first birthday photographer)

 

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