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?
I love capturing the moment when the baby yawns. Just stretching out, tired after making moms and dads tired, squinty eyes, settling in for a nap, …, I love being able to capture this on camera. Babies gave me the most adorable poses, just being themselves, innocent and peaceful 🙂
I take shots from different angles, making sure I get as many unique expressions on camera as I can, and it’s absolute pleasure what I can do with the little ones! That’s what I love about my work, knowing that it’s not just about today, but that it will be there many years later, bringing smiles to kids, parents, grandparents as they look back at these photographs!
I’ve been photographing this little on since she was a baby and she “graces” the galleries on the TGP website frequently! Infact, there are usually so many great ones from her session I just switch them out now and then when I update the galleries. I LOVE getting to see her every year and watching her grow. She is hilarious and kept me chuckling the whole session. We called our session an adventure and walked the streets of downtown Dunedin until she started to throw her candy at me! Ha! I think at that point she was done but what a trooper and she was a blast! We were lucky enough to have that perfect weather that has been blessing the Tampa area right now and we found some great spots for some fun pictures. Being a tampa and surrounding areas childrensphotographer is a blessing and I am so lucky to have clients that trust me to create priceless images for them. I can’t wait for next year (or sooner) :)!
I had such a great time with this Senior for her in studio session but such a hard time narrowing down her images for a blog post! She made them all look awesome! Congrats to this 2010 graduate! Also- don’t forget to join me on facebook at www.facebook.com/tracygabbbard! Always love to get new fans! 🙂
This adventurous High School senior traveled two hours to get to the beach with TGP for a quick mini session with cap and gown. Due to “unforseen circumstances” she was only able to get there a few minutes after sunset. But because she traveled SOOO far we made the best of our 15 minutes left of shooting time! Here is a quick sneak peak for her, I know she is worried that her travels were in vain… now she can see how great she looks even after the sun sets!! Enjoy your sneak peak “Miss Graduate” :), I cant wait for our full session!
Leslie! I have been getting my hair done by Leslie for many years now. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to tell everyone about her. Her salon is awesome and she has the best web site www.got2haveglam.com. I mean really what hair stylist has their own web site. There are few coupons on it under “specials” . Anyway, she is AWESOME with color and styling and is always on the “cutting edge” (like that:)) of all the new styles, colors and products! Make an appointment and tell her I sent you!
This was a great session in a small downtown area! This “little man” has been modeling for years and has even been in a national commercial (you can see why!)! Mom needed a few updated head shots and wanted some “mom and son” pictures as it is SO rare for moms to actually be in the pictures (I totally get that one!). I love the setting in these and the night was so beautiful if it wasn’t for the sunlight getting low I could have kept this session going for a long time! Its so easy to work with older children and adults! 🙂 I forget that sometimes! Enjoy your sneak peak mom and your gallery will be there by the end of the week!
Last but not least…. we played a little trick. I counted to three and mom splashed him…. he was a little surprised to say the least! 🙂
You may have seen this senior before from his on location session but his in studio session was just as great. No worries mom’s, the first two images were shot for an ad, not a normal part of a high school senior session! He agreed to help me out with this particular project! I think he the one image could be a Calvin Klein ad… what do you think? 🙂 Enjoy!