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Simple Holiday Sessions 2020

Holiday Sessions with and without Santa

WOW what an awesome weekend full of limited edition holiday sessions with and without Santa in the studio!  The kids were AWESOME and the families were also.  I absolutely LOVE seeing my families every year and watching them grow. And meeting new ones also!  These families are so lucky to have holiday memories every year to look back on. 

Santa was a BIG hit and I secretly think all future holiday sessions will be offered with or without Santa each year.  It was SO special to see the children be able to interact with Santa for more than just the standard 1 minute at the mall.  He was able to talk to them, look at a book with them and then give them a special gift.  The kids were SO excited and even the little ones that were unsure were able to have a few minutes to warm up. We were able to sneak in some tricks to still be able to capture the moment.  

These holiday sessions were SO POPULAR this year that I am opening up another short day of them on December 12th.  It will be a VERY quick turn for your images so that you have plenty of time to get out cards and holiday gifts.  There will be limited time slots open so make sure to click HERE to read more information and register. 

Here are just a few of the families that joined us this year for Simple Holiday Sessions 2020. Many families want to wait for sharing until holiday cards are out but I can’t wait to share those also at a later date!

The Holiday Sessions Are Here!

Oh my goodness! The Holiday Sessions are here!

It has been a wonderful start for the Holiday Sessions at Tracy Gabbard’s Photography Studio in Clearwater, Fl. 


Tracy has been the busiest these past weeks! In other words, amazing! 

So many wonderful families getting together at the studio to shoot her very Limited Edition Holiday Sessions of this year, 2018. 

This year’s set is called Silver Bells and we cannot wait to show you the very best photographs of the year.

Tracy is working really hard behind scenes, shooting and editing them to make every single family the happiest. 


Even though the Registration for this year was supposed to be gone by now, the demand is too high!

Tracy decided to give the LAST CHANCE for these spectacular sessions and it will be taking place for the LAST TIME on 11/24/18 

There are only 6 more spots and we guarantee they will fill up in the blink of an eye!


We just wanted to show you some seasonal photographs from past years, it’s always good to make you smile with these wonderful babies.



There is something very special about the Holidays, they are meant to bring the family together.

It is also the perfect excuse to dress up in red, green, gold, silver and shiny, bright colors. 



Red is definitely one of the most popular colors for the Holiday Sessions, everyone loves red!

The photo sessions are filled with laughter and great moments that will be unforgettable for every family. 



Tracy loves sharing these amazing experience with every family.

They are always coming back every year, giving an amazing chance for the creation of fun collages.

It is definitely a creative and fun environment and in other words, don’t hesitate and reserve your spot now before it is too late.

Holiday Mini Sessions 2018

 They are finally here! 

Limited Edition 2018 Holiday sessions! 

We are so excited to release the registration and give you all the

information about them! So without further a due… here it is…

The TGP Limited Edition Holiday Sessions 2018

Silver Bells

This set is designed to be elegant and classic.  Tracy Gabbard’s Holiday Mini Sessions are a set that will be great for everyone… Families or just the kiddos!  There are so many wonderful wardrobe options as well.  Silvers, grays, whites and the classic holiday colors will look perfect on Silver Bells.  You can find a TGP Pintrest board here with wardrobe ideas to help you make your choices.

The sessions are 20 minutes, perfect for capturing family, kids and individual pictures AND it’s not to long for dad’s either (Come on, we all know dad’s would rather “opt out” of the holiday sessions :)).  

Click HERE to read more information about the  Limited Edition Silver Bells Sessions and the collections that are available after the sessions. These Mini Holiday Sessions won’t last long!

There will only be 6 different days for this event (there is only 1 day left!) and there are only a few spots each day. Reserve yours now to guarantee your date and time of preference. They won’t last! Schedule your Mini Holiday Sessions now!

Click HERE to go to the Registration Page and reserve your Mini Holiday Sessions!

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7 Puppies Invade One Of The Top Best Tampa Photographers!

Tracy is a Tampa Photographer that focus her majority of her work on Babies, Newborns and Families but today was an extra busy day at the studio! 6 beautiful Golden Retriever Puppies are much like toddlers… Absolutely adorable but always on the move! All of them are fluffy and playful and they love everything! It was soooo much fun to have this special photo session with all of them! The only time they were all together in one place was at the very end of the session when they were totally exhausted from all the play time and they all fell asleep. Again, just like a toddler! LOL!

They all have different personalities it was very fun to admire their behavior, who was curious, more laid back, calm, and active. 

Take a look at this special session, these adorable puppies were only 6 weeks old and they already have a new home. We just want to brighten your day, scroll down to see more! There puppies are incredibly adorable, it’s a guaranteed “awww” for everyone. We even got the mother to be present and it was too cute. 

After directing and owning her own preschool for more than 10 years, she found herself still wanting to continue to work with pre-school age children. As she began to capture the precious beginnings   of her newborn son, she quickly fell in love with photography. Nearly 12 years later, her passion as continued to grow in learning and perfecting her craft of Newborn and Family portrait photography.

As a Professional Tampa Photographer, Tracy’s main goal is getting to know her all about her clients and helping make their photography vision a reality. Many of Tracy’s clients would describe their relationship as one of a close friend who their children enjoy seeing every time they come to visit. With her genuine care and concern for you and your family, Tracy provides a friendly, and fun experience during each 

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Limited Edition Mothers Day Sessions

Mothers Day Sessions!

They are finally here, the long awaited Limited Edition Mothers 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!

Mothers Day Photo Session

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.

Limited Edition Mothers Day Photo Sessions

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.

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Limited Edition Photo Sessions

They are finally here and available!  We are so excited to announce the FIRST EVER Limited Edition Holiday Campfire Sessions!  These sessions are so fun and great for families or just the kids.  Every type of wardrobe will look great dressy or campfire casual will look wonderful also.  These Limited Edition Photo sessions will be complete with plaid blankets, real marshmallows, sticks and an indoor safe campfire! All sessions will take place at the TGP Studio in Clearwater.

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Check out Tracy’s Pintrest Board HERE to see things she thought were inspirational for this special set and see some outfits that she thought might be fun and look great with the indoor camping theme!

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Each session will be 20 minutes.  Just the perfect amount of time to get the whole group and individuals of each child to create special holiday memories, pictures and holiday cards.  A custom on line gallery will be presented in an email at a later date to make for an easy selection process.  There will be 4 simple collections to choose from afterwards.  There is something to choose for everyone.  From a few digital files to the whole gallery.  You can choose to have Tracy design your holiday cards or design them yourself with the digital files you purchase.  You can read more about all the details and pricing HERE…..

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

About half of the available sessions are already gone. So, if you have read about all the DETAILS and are ready to schedule your one time ONLY Limited Edition Holiday Campfire Session          Click here to schedule NOW…                           We can’t wait to see you!

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017

Limited Edition Photo Sessions – Holiday Campfire Sessions 2017


Mother’s Day Session GIVE AWAY


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Give Away on Mother’s Day –

Lots of changes are going on here at the TGP studio this month! I am in for a studio make over (follow along on Instagram). Working hard on creating a new product line (can’t wait to show my new and existing families). Looking forward to giving out newly designed materials that will help my families prepare better for their sessions. However, the BIG news is…. that in honor of Mother’s Day we are giving away 1 complimentary “mommy and me” session. We are looking for all of you to nominate your friend, co worker, anyone you know that you feel is deserving and would appreciate capturing memories of themselves with their children. Although you are super special too, please do not nominate yourself :).  This should be a mom that has a wonderful spirit and would appreciate and LOVE to capture these moments with her children. PLEASE read the requirements and thoughts for nomination below:

This mom needs to be incapable of paying for the session herself

-Prefer early elementary aged children or younger but not a must.

-Works really hard away from or at home.

-Maintains a positive attitude.

-Might be a single mom supporting kids (doesn’t have to be, just a thought).

-She might take care of someone with an illness.

-She might volunteer her time to take care of others or help in charity events or contribute to the community.

-May have come upon hard times -LOVES her kids (I know we all do) but really cherishes them and enjoys spending quality time.

-You KNOW she would be blessed to have this opportunity.

-Must have ability to get to the studio for the session.

How to nominate:

Send an EMAIL to [email protected] (please no FB or instagram messages, phone calls or texts) with the following information:

YOUR name:


YOUR email address:

NOMINEE’s Email address:

YOUR phone number:

How many kids does nominee have and how old are they?:

How do you know this mom?:

Why are you nominating this person (as much detail as possible ):

*Nominations will be accepted today (4/25/2017) through May 10th, 2017. The session will take place at the TGP studio in S. Clearwater. The Give Away Photo Session will be in May but after Mothers day. This is NOT a family session. This special session will be only for mommies and their children.  

The winner will be announced ON MOTHER’S DAY!


Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016 are HERE!

This years theme is definitely one of my favorites and it twinkles with holiday celebration! This beautiful Holiday Lights set is perfect for families or just the kids and they will make gorgeous updated portraits, perfect holiday photos collection as well as cards and gifts for the season.  At this time, there are only 2 dates left.  Friday, October 21st and Friday, Nov. 4th.  The Saturday sessions are already filled with VIP clients that have scheduled mini sessions previously.  Friday spots are perfect for preschoolers and families with young children that are not in elementary school or older.

Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016

For more details on sessions and pricing click HERE…

Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016
Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016
Schedule your session for Friday, October 21st and save $15.00 on the session fee!  This is a “win win”- get your holiday portraits done early AND save money!

Ready to schedule your Holiday Photos Mini Session?  Click HERE to choose your date, time and make your secure payment!  Can’t wait to see you there!

Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016
Holiday Photos Mini Sessions 2016

A few days back one of my clients wrote on Facebook:
“We got to spend our morning with the EXTREMELY talented Tracy Gabbard at Tracy Gabbard Photography. She will be doing a mini session for Holiday pictures coming up soon! Go “Like” her page and message her to book your session. These photos are going to be AMAZING! I can’t wait to see them and Mommy even got to sit in on a couple!

“So wonderful! This mini session is going to be to DIE FOR! I hope she calls Tracy!

So sweet of her!

Holiday Mini sessions 2015

A fun sneak peak  of some of the holiday mini sessions happening over here at TGP!  They are all completed now and galleries are almost ready to go out (some already have :))!  These lucky clients will have their holiday cards done and ready to go soon!  Can you imagine that… already completed that big task!  I can NOT! LOL!  I am lucky to get mine out by December 24th!

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Summer Special – Free Maternity Photography Session

Summer Special – Maternity Photography Session by Tracy Gabbard Photography

Are you looking forward to welcoming your newborn ‘bundle of joy’ this June, July, August or September? Wow! here is your chance to get a complimentary mini maternity session in Tracy Gabbard’s Photography Studio!

Enroll in the popular  New Beginnings Plan (NBP) that Tracy Gabbard Photography offers, or schedule a  Newborn Photography Session for your baby, and receive a complimentary Mini Maternity Photography Session.

These days, these moments of your life are just so precious, you never want to forget. You want to treasure these. Capture these memories with Tracy Gabbard Photography’s  Special Summer Promo!

The NBP is a special collection plan that includes newborn session, sitting-up session and first birthday session. That’s documenting the first year of your baby’s life! A newborn session is a once in a lifetime session that takes place with in the first 14 days of birth.  You can learn more about the New Beginnings Plan here.

Contact Tracy for any questions and let this newborn photographer capture your exciting times for you.

Mommies, what are you waiting for? Click on the photo below to register now for one time Newborn Photography Session, or The New Beginnings Plan and get your Mini Maternity Photography Session FREE!

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Summer Special – Free Maternity Photography Session

Holiday Flash Back (Tampa Family Photographer)

Tampa Family Photographer WHOO HOO! Today is the day we get to look back at Christmas’ past and reflect on how much things have changed! As a Tampa family Photographer, it has been an HONOR and a BLESSING to photograph these family throughout the years! From our TGP family to yours we wish you a safe and Happy Holidays and a VERY Merry Christmas! Can’t wait to start off the New Year with you all! Tampa Family Photographer

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Holiday Mini-Sessions (Tampa family Photographer)

As a Tampa Family Photographer, I thought I’d share some cute details from the set of this year’s Holiday Mini-sessions! What’s more perfect for the holidays than a custom-built gingerbread house complete with it’s very own wreath entrance and peppermint lights! With so much to explore, this Gingerbread set is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family! Did you schedule your holiday mini session yet??? Saturday morning is already full! Scheduling for Saturday afternoon (Nov. 1st ) and Friday (Nov.7th) is still available! Email me at [email protected] or call 727-491-6476 (Tampa Family Photographer)

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Holiday Mini Session 2013! (tampa family photographer)

We are finally ready to schedule some children’s holiday mini sessions!  There are 2 choices of packages this year (of course with the option to purchase more after receiving your gallery from the a la cart menu).  The “Sweet Holiday” will be super fun and will be held on Friday afternoon, November 8th.  There will be limited sessions available with only a certain amount of time slots in the afternoon.  IF there is enough, I may be able to open a Saturday morning.  Depending on your package you may create your own cards with your digital files OR have TGP create them for you with the Sweet and Sassy package.  TGP cards will be customed designed to your session and you may purchase more if you are in need of more than 24.  Hope to see you there!  Feel free to share this post with friends! 🙂  Email to [email protected] or call (727) 491-6476

*For those of you waiting for family mini sessions… hold on… we are working on it! 🙂

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Mini holiday session post! (tampa, family photographer)

I try not to blog to many holiday sessions since I know many of the images end up on Christmas cards and I certainly don’t want to spoil any of those surprises.  So, after I am sure everyone has received their cards I like to post a little preview of some of the holiday sessions I was lucky enough to photograph.  There were lots of mini sessions and full family sessions and there is no way to share all of them but here are some fun ones that I thought you might enjoy.

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Graduation is coming soon! (clearwater, tampa high school senior photographer)

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!



Thank you! (Tampa, clearwater family photographer)

A special thank you to my wonderful clients!  I love seeing all the repeat clients and meeting new ones each year!  It was a great season for Tracy Gabbard Photography and I look forward to growing this year with lots of new clients.  January is already starting to book so if you are having a baby or want “milestone” pics for those little ones be sure to call and schedule soon!  I am looking forward to photographing for some local charity events this coming year and would like to add a few more to my schedule.  So, if you know of one coming up that needs photographer send me an email with the info and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Here is a quick recap of the literally hundreds of holidays cards that went out by TGP and a few more peaks at some of my favorite holiday images that I couldn’t share in blogging as I never know what ends up on holiday cards.  Have a great holiday everyone!

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Want some easy holiday shopping?

If you have had a session with Tracy Gabbard Photography check out the TGP Boutique for some great shopping!  AND don’t forget to join the TGP fan club on facebook.  Just click the facebook logo above under the TGP logo and it will take you straight there!  There are blog updates, more sneak peaks that just on the blog and lots of other great stuff!

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Late Night Blogging! (Tampa, Clearwater family and children’s photographer)

I don’t usually blog these Sneak Peak of Santa sessions because they are usually a surprise for the families Christmas cards.  But this mom said it was fine so I wanted to make sure to do that for her! This Sneak Peak of Santa was an add on to a regular family session.  I am still scheduling for the mini session’s on November 14th so if you are interested or know someone who might be send them my way!




Mini Session Update! (tampa, clearwater family photographer)

Sneak Peak of Santa mini session update!  I had 2 families change from a the Sneak Peak of Santa mini session to full family sessions.  That opened up a couple of spots for it!  If you are interested or know a family that might be please let them send them my way.  These are so much fun and are really a great deal for everything you get.  Take a quick look at the details and if you need more call or email.  I don’t expect the openings to stay open long! There is also a sample card (each session gets its own custom created card) and a few images from previous sessions to see for an idea of what Sneak Peak of Santa is!  It really is one of a kind and as far as I know Tracy Gabbard Photography is the only local photographer doing it!

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Clearwater High Girls Volleyball team! (tampa, clearwater high school senior photographer)

These girls came in for a quick session and were such a blast!  It only took some loud music and a little encouraging to get them to loosen up and “strike a pose” but once they did… watch out!  Look how great they all look!   Do all girls high school volley ball teams look this good?  Thanks girls, you were great fun and I hope you enjoy your gallery and these quick sneak peaks!





Sneak Peak of Santa Questions (tampa clearwater family photographer)

I have had a few questions about the Sneak Peak of Santa mini sessions.  So, I thought I would go ahead and answer them here for everyone in case others had questions also.  Sneak Peak of Santa is GREAT for families with young children (and fun for older ones also).  It accomplishes many things all in one quick 30 minutes or so.  Basically this session works best if Santa is mom, dad or someone familiar to the child.  The Santa suit is provided but we never really have to put the full beard on.  If we do any head shots of Santa it is usually the back of Santa which only requires hat and hair.  Remember, it is a SNEAK PEAK of Santa!  This is great for many reasons.  First, young children are often scared of Santa and will not usually interact with him at all.  Second, children interact so much more naturally with their parents or a familiar person.  This helps create priceless images!  It is a great way to get Santa pictures and these images not only make great holiday portraits but are perfect for fun holiday cards.  If you do not have anyone that can or will put on the Santa suit we can provide someone for you if you need it.  It works for multiple children and just one.  Babies are precious in these images also.  Here are just a couple of last years and a sample custom created card (front and back) that was ordered.  If you have any other questions please call.  Also- if you know a family that you think would make a great fit for this type of session send them my way.  This is a ONE of a kind session that I have not seen done anywhere else in this area (until another photographer steels it :))!  Just a reminder these mini sessions will only be held on Saturday, November 14th so space in limited.  It seems far away but it comes up so quickly!

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First Post on new blog! So excited! (Tampa, clearwater family photographer)

I am so excited about my new web site and blog! Bigger, better pictures… more options…more FUN!  Make sure you go check out the web site!  There are new pictures (maybe you will see someone you know or love :)), bigger pictures, and awesome “boutique” with all kinds of new products!  Don’t forget holiday shopping is coming up!   Shopping… that brings me to Holiday sessions!  I have been saving this post for the “new blog” although it should have been posted a long time ago but I just couldn’t bring myself to post it on the old one with the old “style”.  Yes, it is only August (almost September :)) and I am already talking Holiday Sessions! I will be having two sets of mini sessions this year.  “Pictures in the Park” and the annual “Sneak Peak of Santa” mini sessions.  “Sneak Peak of Santa” has availability for 10 sessions that day and 2 are already scheduled, leaving only 8 and I haven’t even advertised yet!  Call the studio for more details on each session.   If you are interested in regular family sessions for holiday or just because 🙂 make sure to call soon as dates are filling quickly.  Several weeks in September and October are already fully scheduled and there are limited dates available through out other weeks.  Orders for products (ie; leather products, jewelry, etc…) must be in by November 7th to guarantee holiday delivery.

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On a side note THANK YOU to Chad a New Vibe Web Design for an incredible site, blog and ideas!  His customer service rocks and he is always open to new ideas!  Highly recommend him if you are in need of some web site updates, designs or problems.   Hope to see you soon for holiday sessions or any other photography needs!