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!!!
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.