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Safety Precautions for Covid-19

Safety Precautions for Covid-19

I want you to know that we take the health of our families very seriously.  We are taking all precautions possible to make sure the studio is safe from Covid-19 for all families.  Here are just a few of the things we will be doing to ensure safety for our families …

Communication

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We will communicate before your session about your feelings moving forward with scheduling.  We will talk about the below safety precautions in the studio or on location.  I will confirm that no one participating in the session as had any viral symptoms in the last 14 days.  Upon entering the studio, each family will be asked to sign a form that says they have not had any symptoms of Covid 19.

Hand Washing

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 Upon entering the studio all family members will be asked to wash their hands.  There will also be hand sanitizer readily available to be used at anytime during the session.  I will also be washing my hands thoroughly before, during (if needed) and after each session.

Masks

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You are welcome to bring your own masks but Tracy will have them also.  She will be happy to wear one during your session if you prefer.  She will also have them available for you if you prefer to wear them.

Gloves

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Disposable gloves will also be available.  Tracy will happy to wear them if you prefer.  You will also be welcome to use them if you prefer.

 

Shoes

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You will be asked to remove your shoes while in the studio.  If you will be wearing them for your session, you will put them on to wear in the shooting area and then asked to remove them for the other areas of the studio.  The floors will be disinfected after each session.

Family and session frequency

Safety Precautions for Covid-19

Until further notice, only immediate family members will be allowed in the studio.  Only those participating in the session.  ALSO-  for now, sessions will be scheduled every 3 days.  Although the studio will be disinfected thoroughly after each session this will ensure an extra measure of precaution.

Studio Cleaning

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 After each session the studio will be disinfected with medical grade disinfectant and all wraps, props or wardrobe clothes borrowed will be washed and disinfected.

 

I hope all of these precautions will help you feel safe and comfortable before, during and after your session.  If you still have concerns and would like to chat about covid-19 or anything with Tracy you are welcome to reach out.  She is happy to address your concerns and reschedule or postpone your session if you are more comfortable doing so. 

A peek inside a session with Tracy Gabbard Photography

Peek Inside TGP

I am so excited to share a real sneak peek inside a session with ME at the Tracy Gabbard Photography studio! It showcases what the real experience when you choose Tracy to capture the most important time in your life.  Wether a new baby, a milestone session or a family session Tracy strives to give you not only custom created albums and wall art that will last a life time BUT ALSO an amazing experience.  She wants you to walk away with your heart full and with your home full of the joy of your family.   It took many hours of hard work, a WONDERFUL family and a talented videographer Shannon Kelly to pull it all off! It will now grace the home page of my website tracygabbard.com. Check it out when you have a chance! But for now… here it is!

*Disclaimer…. we did this peek inside video BEFORE social distancing. So, if you are uncomfortable meeting in the studio for consult we can do it via video until this all passes! :). We are enrolling families, children and babies for summer months. If our situation does not change with the virus dangers all prepaid money will be refunded if cancelled because of COVID-19.

NO Corona Virus at the Photography Studio

NO Corona Virus at My Photography Studio

It’s crazy out there!  We all want to say “NO Corona“. I understand, we are all concerned about so many aspects of this new virus and how it might effect our lives, health, finances and even on an entertainment level as more and more things are being cancelled we worry about tickets we have purchased and vacations we have planned. 

For those mommy’s expecting a baby or with small children they have even one more worry.  BUT I am here to tell you… “Don’t worry TGP mommy’s, I have you covered in at the photography studio“!  We are taking ALL precautions at the TGP Photography studio. We are stepping up our game even more that normal to make sure that if your baby or children are in the studio we are PREPARED and doing everything possible to ensure your families health. 

To Stay Safe

Here are a few things that we are doing (some of them we do anyway, all the time) to help make sure we all stay healthy!

  1. LOW volume!  My studio is ALWAYS a low volume studio.  I choose to not take on too many sessions per month to make sure I have enough time to devote to my clients and my family at home.  I DO NOT have many families in and out of the studio ever!  and rarely have 2 sessions in one day (in the studio at least).  Right now I will GUARANTEE at least 3 days between studio sessions in order to keep TGP photography studio sessions health.  Even if that means pushing a newborn session a couple days past when I would normally schedule them.  It looks like many news sources are sharing that this virus lasts up to about 3 days on surfaces.  So that will hopefully ensure that any germs that may have been left after disinfecting will also be gone!

2. DISINFECTING everything after every session!  We always do this anyway but we will be much more vigilant now.  Wiping down furniture and disinfecting floors.  Thankfully the studio is VERY simple so there is not much to disinfect!  We also use safe disinfectant that is not harmful to the environment to say “No Corona” to the virus!  BONUS!!!

3. WASHING all laundry!  Again – this something we ALWAYS do after every session.  Anything a baby or anyone uses gets washed.  We also use safe, non toxic laundry detergent to ensure your baby doesn’t have any reactions to any blankets or wraps that their delicate skin may touch.

4. DOGS – We love to welcome dogs to sessions with their new babies but at this time we will not be able to schedule any sessions with fur babies!  It is just to risky to any other families that may be headed into the studio, even if it is 3-4 days later.  We will let you know once we are able to welcome them back!  We will certainly miss them!

5. PLAY AREA – We have a nice little area with toys and things for children to do in the studio.  Until further notice we will remove the toys from this area.  We will ask families to bring in some small baskets of toys from their home to help keep the kids busy while they wait.  This is just to ensure that children are not playing with toys that other families children have played with.  This will also keep us from worrying that we missed something when disinfecting them.

6. GLOVES AND MASKS – We always have hand sanitizer out in the studio and I use it frequently when working with newborns but I will also have gloves and masks (until they run out LOL!) available for myself and any moms and dads that would like to use them.  I will also use them during your session by request.  I have NO problem doing this to help ensure your confidence!

7. SCREENING.  All clients will be contacted with in 24 hours of their session to make sure no one is exhibiting any symptoms of any type of sickness.  Most families are very respectful of this normally and reach out to let me know if they or their babies are not 100%.  However, I will be reaching out personally just to make sure we are all on the same page.

8. CHANGE – you are welcome to change your studio newborn session to an in home session!  This may give you a different look and feel to your session but we can do so and it will be just as beautiful as a studio session. If that is something you are interested in just let me know and we can talk about it!

I hope this helps reassure any families that already have a session scheduled or are thinking about it but are unsure because of any reason or particularly the corona virus that we are taking every precaution to say “No Corona” to the virus, and more to keep our studio a HEALTHY studio!  Please reach out if you have any questions!

New Beginnings Plan (NBP)- A baby with her best friend

New Beginnings Plan (NBP)

I have been blessed to see this family for the entire year!  They are members of the popular New Beginnings Plan (NBP), the TGP’s 1 year baby plan.  We have planned their session for the entire first year.  Each of their sessions will be unique with each one including something different.  Their fur baby, each set of grandparents at different sessions and I “think” the fur baby will come back for the first year session!  The New Beginnings Plan includes a minimum of 3 sessions but more can be added for no additional session fee.  They chose to add a 4th session.  This session is what I call a “heads up” session.  It happens around 3-4 months of age when they are holding their heads up really well on their own and smiling at their favorite people. 

They have chosen to do the New Beginnings Plan album.  An album that will build throughout the these sessions and will be printed and delivered after the last session.  They are also building a wall gallery that will include a favorite wall print from each session.  We have 1 more session left and I am excited to design their album!  I will make sure to show it to you when it comes in!  

Here are some favorites from her newborn session with her best friend and a few more I couldn’t leave out!New Beginnings Plan - TGP's 1 year baby plan  New Beginnings Plan - TGP's 1 year baby plan  New Beginnings Plan - TGP's 1 year baby plan  New Beginnings Plan - TGP's 1 year baby plan 

Here are a few favorites from her “heads up” session.  I am so jealous that I did not get professional pictures of my babies with their grandparents!  What a special memory for not only mom and dad but baby too!

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Last but not least… here is a sneak peak of her first year wall gallery design on their actual wall!  We add a piece to it from each session.  I can not wait to see the final outcome!tgp-photography-Fredrich-wall-gallery-blog

To enjoy new photos visit us at our Facebook page.

Holiday Session Experience 2019

Time goes so fast and it is already time to start planning for your holiday session pictures! We are ready to reveal this years set experience, dates and times and registration is open NOW! 🙂 .

Holiday Session sets of this year will not only be VERY family friendly but as always, a fun experience! Great for kids and adults! Plan to get your winter coats, scarves and boots out to have a great time in the SNOW!!! Not only will your kids have fun in what feels like real snow but the portraits created from this set will be one of a kind and perfect for updated holiday pictures and cards.

Limited Edition SNOWFALL sessions!

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These holiday sessions are beautifully lit with holiday tree lights, lanterns and SNOW! The set is designed to be simple and classic! All about the families and the winter season! All colors will look great here complete with holiday dress or simple casual looks work perfectly also! Tracy has a Pinterest board with many wardrobe ideas to help out with any questions! (Tracy DOES NOT recommend heels for girls or moms for this set- the snow is slippery, boots or other types of shoes will be best)

SNOWFALL holiday sessions are 20 minutes. The perfect amount of time for dads and kids! LOL! This gives just enough time for family (if all members are participating), siblings and the kiddos alone! This experiences will be for ONE weekend! Early bird special on Friday, Nov. 8th and regular sessions on Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th!

For more details and pricing click HERE….

Are you ready to reserve your 2019 SNOWFALL experience? Happening ONLY ONE weekend in November!

EXPERIENCES ARE LIMITED!

Click here to reserve your spot..

Tracy Gabbard Photography in a Nutshell

Tracy Gabbard Photography Studio in Clearwater, Fl

One of the best places for the Family to portray the most valuable memories.

This year has been filled with beautiful memories. Starting off with Newborns, Babies, Families, Children, Couples and special events such as Birthdays, Graduations and more memorable moments.

Tracy Gabbard Photography is, that local business concept that offers a high-end product and great quality Photography for you and your family. We are proud to serve you and enlighten your day with heartwarming photographs of your loved ones.

Tracy Gabbard has more than a decade of experience with both Photography and Children. Being a mother herself, she knows the best way to handle Newborns with confidence and safety. Tracy has a wonderful gift to visualize the little ones in the best poses and create a beautiful composition. 

All these are reasons as to why Tracy Gabbard Photography is above all, a place where families can trust to get the best quality Photography in the Tampa Bay area. She offers a variety of Photography Packages to make the sessions smooth and fun and she is able to print them in a variety of special featured products such as classic luxe photo albums, canvas, and floating canvases, and also beautiful clear boxes to keep the prints from being damaged. 

During the session that we are showing you today, we gather a few of the most popular concepts. Celebrating the First Birthday for this little one, a Family photo, portraits, creative props, and of course, some Cake Smashing! 

Start this new year with wonderful positive vibes, and remember that Tracy is always happy to answer any questions you might have, contact her anytime for information about Photo Sessions and ideas. 

We hope you’ve had a marvelous year, and we hope to continue to steal smiles with our galleries and photos.

Happy New Year!

Check out this Outdoor Holiday Session!

Time to get outside with this Outdoor Holiday Session! 

We’ve been showing you a lot of beautiful Photography Sessions at Tracy Gabbard’s studio in the Clearwater area.

The Silver Bells collection, was absolutely gorgeous this year, and she was able to share a great time with families wearing their Holiday outfits. Beautiful dresses, silly poses, gift opening, and reading were some of the highlights on each Silver Bells Photography Session.

Today, we want to bring you a different one. This was an outdoor Holiday Session, for a young family member. A very casual and fresh look. Of course full of seasonal flowers in the background. They give a warm tone to the canvas. 

This was definitely a different day outside the studio. Full of color and vibrant tones, Tracy found shiny tree lights and included them in the background, for a pretty effect. 

Overall, a nice walk in the park with his favorite pets. Two beautiful dogs that were enjoying the natural surroundings. The nice breeze and weather outside made this a very easy, smooth session. 

The year is about to end and it has been a wonderful one. Filled with Newborns, Families and lovely Couples. Each year, Tracy becomes closer to every family and start a journey together to portray the most important moments in life. Love, growth, and milestones.

This new year promises to surprise with wonderful, lovely sets, events and most importantly, adorable babies! We can’t wait to fill up your feed with heartwarming babies and cute props to steal a reaction from you!

It’s still not too late for a last minute session. We know the Holiday season can be as busy as any other important time of the year. Tracy is always happy to help schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss details about your next session!

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+10 Family Holiday Sessions in Tampa Bay ♥

It’s time for Family Holiday Sessions! 

Tracy Gabbard worked so hard these past weeks to shoot the Limited Edition Holiday Sessions this year.

Her Photography Studio in Clearwater was set up with a beautiful silver theme.

Silver Bells is the theme for this year. Bringing families together for a heartwarming photo session. It is that time of the year to be together!

Featuring a beautiful Christmas tree, decorated with silver and shiny ornaments, and the word “BELIEVE” as the motivation to continue to bring hope and positivity to our lives.

Many families and couples showed up with their little ones for a beautiful portrait. Many stood out with strong colors such as red and black and others with silver, blending in with the set!

Plus two beautiful little ones wearing the same outfit! If you take a look, you’ll see their little shows match the set, perfectly! 

This photograph is an adorable representation of the family bonding and it’s such a beautiful portrait! 

With the help of Tracy’s editing skills, these little ones were able to pose for a magical effect on this photograph, and it blends fantastically with reality. 

This little girl is wearing a beautiful red headpiece and her outfit definitely stands out!

Another family together, and posing by the Christmas tree. Matching outfits with the set. Such a beautiful combination.

|Kid’s favorite time of the year: opening gifts. It’s the beauty of innocence and purity. This photograph is a representation of what it means to believe. 

Opening gifts together during this Family Holiday Sessions, the high-end quality photography offered by Tracy Gabbard is meant to portray beautiful moments like this forever. It’s a nice memory to go back to as the little ones grow up.

The Holidays are all about smiles, togetherness, and bonding. 

And because not everything is serious! Here is the mandatory silly pose!